10 Casting lessons
Chiara was born, raised, and educated there, so her insider information and advice are invaluable resources for a tourist who looks to go beyond the usual guidebook suggestions. Her at-home assignments were challenging, instructive, and geared to my interests. She is a whiz at finding sites on the internet to supplement the lessons. This is not a sideline for her; she is an expert and consummate professional. There were no posted reviews of Chiara when I was casting about for a tutor. Lucky strike, indeed.
She had to demonstrate multiple methods for casting on my knitting stitches, because I just wasn't getting it. Additionally, she sent step by step pictures after our lesson, and told me to contact her if I needed any help. From those pictures, and watching Carolyn's lesson recording, I was able to get started knitting, and now I can't stop. Besides her skilled teaching methods, Carolyn is a lovely person. It's evident that she cares about her students, and wants to see them succeed.
She is a business professional and does an amazing job at delivering an encouraging learning experience, for my son. 1/8/2014: Tonight was my son's final lesson with Carole before his SSAT, which will be in two days. We feel so fortunate that we had Carole and my son is feeling a lot more confident in his ability to perform well in the exam. couldn't ask for a better tutor!! She genuinely cares about her students and is truly committed and encouraging!!