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Elizabeth S.

37 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Elizabeth S.

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Are you looking to take up a new, relaxing hobby? Or maybe it's been a couple of years and you need a refresher? For the more experienced crafters, even if you just need help with a new project, I can get you where you want to be! With my guidance you'll be able to cast on and knit, and as time goes on you'll be creating wonderful garments in your own unique style. I specialize in sock knitting, colorwork, and pattern reading and writing, typically using my own books and teaching materials, as well as: printed material, online resources, YouTube videos, and podcasts. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels - so whether you're just starting out or want to learn something new, I'm your girl!

About Elizabeth

Hi there! My name is Elizabeth and I was 9 years old when my grandma taught me how to crochet - and I've been writing patterns and making custom creations ever since. With over 10,000 downloads of my published knitting patterns and a flawless five-star rating I'm sure I can find a solution to what

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Ken Brown
Elizabeth is the most talented, knowledgeable, upbeat instructor for knitting and crochet that you will find. From helping beginners learn the basics to coaching a seasoned knitter through a specific technical problem on their project, Elizabeth can do it all. And her glowing personality will put a smile on your face at the same time. If you want to learn to knit or crochet or improve your skill level, give Elizabeth a try.
Jessica Herrera
She would have been a good teacher if it wasn't for the no-shows without notice. She was pleasant and knowledgeable about crochet. I tried to be understanding about the constant schedule changes, but I usually had to contact her first to see why she wasn't at the lesson. I should have had three classes leftover that was part of the package that I ordered, but I canceled them instead. I will look for another option to learn crochet. If you have a free schedule, perhaps she will work for you, but I would think twice about it if you have to stick to a specific time. I usually don't write bad reviews, but I don't want you to feel blindsided.
Jessica Herrera
She's fun and nice.
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Mary Beth B.

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  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Mary Beth B.

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I am bubbly, outgoing, patient and FUN! I love sewing and teaching. If you have always wanted to learn to sew or take your sewing to the next level I am the teacher for you!

As an Army wife we could not afford certain luxuries like drapes. I learned to sew in order to make each of my houses feel like home. I also made bows and dresses for my daughter. Sewing has become my passion. I am also an early childhood educator, I love teaching.

Teaching sewing classes brings my two passions together.

Let’s start with the obvious first: when learning how to sew, you develop many skills such as understanding a pattern, operating a sewing machine or getting to grips with the specialist terms. But there’s so much more to sewing!

Sewing has taught me so many life skills and invaluable lessons:

Planning
Good things take time
Attention to detail
Sometimes things don't turn out the way you had planned or hoped

If you pick me as your sewing instructor I promise to teach you how to sew and how ...

About Mary Beth

I am a professional early childhood educator and a sewing professional. Sewing students can expect to improve week to week in their sewing technique. I teach beginner sewing students all of the basics of sewing. For the more advanced students we can work on specific projects using a wide variety o

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Maria R.

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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Certified Knitting Instructor from The Knitting Guild Association
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Maria R.

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I am an experienced knitting teacher and am certified to teach knitting by The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA) and the Craft Yarn Council of America. My goal is to educate and preserve for future generations the appreciation of hand knitting as a fiber art that provides stress relief, is a creative outlet, and provides a sense of accomplishment.

I truly enjoy teaching others to knit and have enjoyed 15 years of helping new knitter's confidence soar and creativity grow while teaching knitting in various venues throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties including Pasadena City College, Monrovia Adult School, the City of Santa Fe Springs, City of Glendale, City of Orange and City of Whittier.

Since 2004 I’ve taught hundreds of people the craft of knitting. While developing a well-organized teaching approach, creating effective lesson plans and fun methods of teaching basic to advanced techniques and sharpening my ability to tailor my teaching skills to fit the needs of all ...

About Maria

I am an experienced knitting teacher and am certified to teach knitting by The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA) and crochet by the Craft Yarn Council of America. My goal is to educate and preserve for future generations the appreciation of hand knitting and crochet as fiber arts that provide stres

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Vena H.

30 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Chinese
  • FASHION DESIGN from PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL OF DESIGN
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Vena H.

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I am offering industry level patternmaking and sewing classes that cater to your needs. Whether you are a beginner who wants to start sewing or advanced level that you want to polish your skills or to start your clothing line, I can help you with all aspects of subjects that you want to learn. I teach hands-on patternmaking and sewing skills used in the industry and garment production know-how if you want to start your line. Classes include in-depth knowledge of fitting, garment construction, basic and advanced sewing, and production patternmaking. I help my students at different levels to achieve their goals.

About Vena

I'm a Parsons graduate and fashion designer has been working in NYC for more than 10 years. I worked at Zac Posen, DKNY, Elie Tahari, BLK DNM, Victoria's Secret...etc. My specialty is patternmaking, draping, tailoring, sewing, and fitting. I have a great passion for teaching and extremely patient.

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Nafeassia P.
My first lesson was great she was very knowledgeable and joyful. I’m so excited about my next class.
Shannon
Vena knows sewing inside and out. She's very friendly and knows how to make you feel comfortable even if you feel your questions are just beginner questions. I highly recommend taking lessons from her and look forward to our next session!
Cameron S.
Vena is an excellent instructor. She really takes her time to get to know her student and how she can help. Also, very knowledgeable about the business, definitely recommend her if you’re serious about getting into any sort of fashion.
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James (JP) R.

15 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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James (JP) R.

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I have been a PBIA instructor for over 13 years as well as player for 20+ years. I am no magician, I cannot make anyone a better pool player! However, for those that are interested and motivated, I can provide the knowledge, guidance and tools for any player to become their own coach and maximize their skills.

About James (JP)

I can teach you anything from fundamentals like stance, pre-shot routine and stroke mechanics to more advanced concepts such as bank and kick shots, jump shots, combinations, caroms and billiard shots. So no matter if you've never held a pool cue or you're a seasoned veteran, take your game to the

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Justin
JP is a great instructor. From fundamentals to advanced play, he has helped me improve my understanding of the game and make substantial improvements in the short time I’ve been working with him.
John
After the first lesson I realized I have a lot to learn about this game.
Matthew
Excellent, thorough and looking forward to more lessons

Annelouise M.

12 Reviews
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  • Fashion and Retail Studies from Ohio State University
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Annelouise M.

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You will learn how to sew for yourself and others. I will teach you all the tricks and short cuts I have learned over the years so you can sew quicker and achieve great results.

Basic use of sewing machine.
How to use pattern in sewing.
Hand sewing techniques.
Garment sewing construction.
Basic alterations to clothing.
Construction of children's clothing.

About Annelouise

I have been sewing ever since my wonderful Auntie Anne lent me her manual sewing machine one summer. I caught the sewing bug and followed my passion all the way to Ohio State University. Since then, I sew clothes for myself, clients and even have an online store where I custom design clothes. A

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Zaria
Annelouise was so informative and patient. She was inspiring and my daughter is so excited about what is is learning and how she can use it to create. Signing up for 5 more!
Tyler &.
My daughters enjoyed her lessons and she was very patient and interactive with them

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"Danial's unparalleled ability to not only teach general principles but tailor each lesson to shift intuition/strategic thinking on an individual level really sets him on a level above the rest. Definitely the most helpful and patient teacher out there."
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"My experience as working along with Sid as his Chess Aide at various school locations; is he has excellent classroom management skills which in turn the students grasp the lessons more quickly. Also, the students are more engaged in the lessons as well. He is aware of making sure all students understand how each piece moves and knows what to do at the end of each lesson before they play a game. He praises each student on their ability and knowledge of chess and helpful with others who are still learning the basics. As a chess aide and helper for Sid, I thoroughly enjoy working with someone who has great enthusiasm!"
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"Three lessons in and things are going great so far. His explanations have been clear and easy to understand. Even if we are looking at a more complicated position, he's been able to break it down in a way that makes sense."
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Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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"Mya Mya is patient, knowledgeable, and has her lesson plans and objectives ready. From one teacher to another, I give her an A+."
Christine Richardson
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"Mya was an awesome teacher! I am/was a complete novice prior to this lesson and, after an hour, she had me confident enough to go out and buy my own machine and start practicing with easy projects. After I get all set up at home and get some practice in, I will most definitely be returning for more lessons! I also love that she sent me home with notes and the practice samples we did so I can remember them later. Great experience - will definitely be back!"
Nicole
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"Dipankar is an exceptional teacher. He is always well prepared, insightful and pushes me to become better. He reviews games for personalized feedback and also gives structured teaching. Highly recommend."
Mike
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Ryan is a fantastic instructor! Very knowledgeable and flexible for your level and interest. I highly recommend him!"
Mary
Took Bridge lessons from Ryan D.
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Took Crocheting lessons from Tiffani V.
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"Knowledgeable, easy to follow, and nice."
Shari Binkney
Took Knitting lessons from Erin R.
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"She is down to earth, knowledgeable, and tackled concerns I had with sewing a particular project. Will be paying for her services again very soon."
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Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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