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Mathew M.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded 2012 Delaware State Championship U1600 Section: 2nd Place from Delaware Chess Association
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mathew M.

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I have been coaching chess for many years. What makes chess lessons unique with me is that I make the chess lessons exciting, fun to learn, I point out mistakes/weaknesses in a very kind way, I give good examples of moves/positions relate to real life, I teach people the psychology of playing chess, and I improve people's game through love and repetition. I teach several opening variations as well as middle-game and end-game tactics. But I focus on what people's weaknesses are and I make those weaknesses their greatest strength.

About Mathew

I have been coaching chess for years. I have been passionately studying the game of chess for 13 years. I am currently a 1987 USCF player (Class A player). My highest rating was 2121 for chess.com blitz rating. But I am committed to go to 2200+ USCF player (National Master player). I have won sever

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John G
I was stuck in a rut and unsure about how to improve my chess game. After a few lesson with Matt I feel a lot better about where I am at, and have been steadily improving over the last few weeks. Matt was able to figuring out why I was stuck, and what I needed to work on to get my chess abilities to the next level. Would highly recommend him for anyone who is looking to improve their game!
Emmit
Matt is a good teacher and a personable guy. Lessons are explained very well. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to advance their game !!!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Leo
Mathew is an excellent teacher. He's patient, understanding, and knowledgable.
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Thomas H.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Thomas H.

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Beginning students can expect to learn piece movement, game rules, point value, notation, opening theory, pawn structure, en passant, check v. Checkmate v. Stalemate, pawn promotion, castling, and more. Intermediate students can expect to quickly refresh on all the above as well as learn techniques like pins, forks, skewers, discovered check, double threat, advanced openings, end game theory, tournament prep, and so much more.

About Thomas

"Good things come to those who know chess." -Thomas H. A bit about myself, I started playing chess at the age of 9 and have been playing ever since. I have been apart of several championship teams, and I have achieved many individual honors as well. I currently play chess professionally, teac

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Christopher A.

69 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Speaks English (USA), Bulgarian, Spanish
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Christopher A.

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Are you a game enthusiast? Enjoy playing games but really want to create your own? Well, welcome to your gaming course :)

***This course is strongly dependant on the students past knowledge on programming, if no knowledge is present please see "Computer Programming" as the gateway course into this gaming course!***

This course has 3 paths to take based on the interests of the student:

1) Javascript Web-Based Game Development (All Platforms)
2) Roblox Lua Game Development
3) Python Scripting Game Development
4) Java development for Mobile
5) (NEW!) Java development for Minecraft Modding!

Javascript games can be set up to be played by any WebKit based browser on any operating system! We begin from basic programming to understand variables, loops, functions, classes, and API modules that will help us create games by hand with full coded text and custom images!

Python can be run on any computer that has the python interpreter installed (simple configuration) We begin ...

About Christopher

With eight years of teaching and tutoring experience at Valencia College from 2011 yo 2019 and University of Central Florida from 2017 to 2019; I have experienced a wide variety of students between the ages 7 to 60 years. This experience has enabled me to customize lessons in one to one sessions

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Jane H.

22 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • BA (Hons) Jewish History from University College London
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Jane H.

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I love knitting, enjoying making a huge variety of items using many different techniques. I knit using the English style, having grown up in Cheshire, England, but also knit using the Continental style of knitting too. I have been teaching knitting in groups and on a one to one basis for a few years. My students have ranged in age from 8 years old to 80 years old.
If you need help with a specific project, learning a new technique or just starting out as a beginner knitter, please get in touch.

About Jane

I love hand crafts and was attracted to hand knitted items from an early age. I'm a qualified elementary school teacher, having taught both in London and Boston. I have also worked with high school students and adults in museum education, having a masters in Museum and Gallery Education. I love k

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April
Fantastic! Easy to work with. Very patient and kind. Thanks, Jane!
Shelley
I think Jane will be able to help me through a gauge related knitting weak area I’ve had for years. I’m excited to get to the next lessons. She’s very knowledgeable and had at her fingertips anything we needed to keep digging for answers and examples. Couldn’t have asked for a better suited match for me.
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Salma R.

27 Reviews
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  • Speaks Arabic, English
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Salma R.

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I've been teaching Crocheting for 10 years and my students have gone on to make things as small as bracelets to something as unique as jumping rope. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to make a pencil pouch and as time goes on you'll be able to make your own blankets. I specialize in making gift like ornaments to winter apparel, typically use patterns from books and online, and have the 22 different crochet hooks and yarn available for your lessons. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Salma

Hi, there! My name is Salma. I've been teaching lessons since 2016. I'm a loving and outgoing person and my teaching style is easy, simple, and effective. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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Jamil
Thank you Salma for giving me a great introduction to photography! I am looking forward to trying all the concepts we discussed out via lightroom
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Mike C.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Mike C.

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I have been playing games my entire life. I have spent years playing competitive shooters from Halo to CS:GO to Call of Duty and more. I have even gone as far as to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design where I would receive my BFA in Interactive Development and Game Design. After graduating I started work at Epic Games where I worked on Fortnite seasons 12,13,14,15, and 16. Not only do I play games, but I have a fundamental understanding of how they work. I love sharing my passion for video games with the next generation of gamers and I hope that while you learn you have a fun time.

About Mike

Hey! My name is Mike. I am a game designer and avid player of many many games. I have taught classes on how to 3D model in Maya and in Unreal Engine. On top of all that I also have worked at Epic Games where I was able to work on Seasons 12-16 of Fortnite. I have a passion for making and playing ga

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"Siddharth is an excellent teacher. My son goes to beginners chess class and he totally loves it."
Siri
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"I Look forward to taking more lessons with Mya.

I took my sewing project —a tunic— with me and she explained clearly how to adjust the fit, which I’d been struggling with for a couple of weeks (and 3 muslins!). I left our one-hour session ready to conquer my tunic!

She is warm and friendly and is clearly not only an excellent sewist but also really good at teaching.

Thank you, Mya!"
Peg
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"My son is only 6 but loved his first session and is exited about continuing. I wasn't sure if he would appreciate the online platform but he enjoyed it. Thanks!"
Emeen
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Erin took the time to make sure I didn't have any more concerns."
Pat
Took Crocheting lessons from Erin R.
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"My Black sons learning chess from a Black instructor was amazingly indescribable. Thomas gets an A+ from us!"
Josiah,
Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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"He was a nice teacher and helped us learn more tactics and made us think harder then we ever did. Thank you Siddharth!"
Evan&Luaren
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Erin is an awesome instructor and explains things well. She has a great personlity."
Linda DeGise- Kotowski
Took Knitting lessons from Erin R.
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"Teacher Loudel is really good with her craft. She is an experienced professional teacher. The quality of work she does shows on all her finished products. Teacher Loudel has the ability to individualize instruction, based on her student's interests, abilities and needs. She possesses strong people skills and she is sensitive to her students' specialized and changing needs. In addition to her proven ability to develop rapport with her student/s, Teacher Loudel is motivated, high-energy trainor with demonstrated track record in fostering student learning. My one-on-one lesson with her in crocheting was amazing. I highly recommend her."
J.Breeze
Took Crocheting lessons from Loudel W.
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"Siddharth is very pleasant, patient, and knowledgeable. Glad I got the lessons."
Gary Lilienfield
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"my 8 yo son is a beginner. Eric was very nice and patient.
easy to follow instructions and promotes thinking behind every move.
great fun. highly recommend."
joseph
Took Chess lessons from Eric S.
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