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What does a Spanish tutor do?

The goal of a Spanish tutor is to help students improve their Spanish reading, writing, comprehension, and conversation skills. The tutor’s approaches may vary, depending on whether the instruction is individual or a group class. Many Spanish tutors practice immersion — meaning they will speak only Spanish with their pupils. For students with little to no Spanish experience, the Spanish tutor may use a mix of Spanish and English to accustom their students to speaking the language.

A Spanish tutor can offer a wide range of services to their students. For students currently enrolled in a Spanish class through their middle school or high school, a Spanish tutor can help them with homework and language practice, as well as expanding their understanding of their current school curriculum. For adults, Spanish tutors will have different approaches based on that student’s need. Academics and those seeking high-level professional development for their career will often have more intensive and targeted lessons, drills, and interactive speaking tests. For adults who wish to learn conversational Spanish for fun or for travel, lessons may revolve around learning commonly used phrases and practicing speaking in relaxed settings.

How do I become CPR and first aid certified?

You can earn CPR training and receive first aid certification in a number of ways. Choose an online course to learn the materials remotely and then find a testing location to complete the certification process with an in-person demonstration of your knowledge and skills. Encourage your workplace to host a first aid and CPR training so employees can learn what to do in case of a workplace emergency and how to respond with lifesaving techniques. You may also be able to take a CPR or first aid class in your community. A basic CPR training may run four to five hours. After receiving CPR training, you’ll know how to respond if an adult or a child goes into cardiac arrest or stops breathing. You’ll learn how to use chest compressions to keep blood pumping to a person’s organs, which can keep them alive until an emergency responder can arrive. First aid and CPR training can also include education about how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

How much are singing lessons?

Singing lessons cost $50 per hour, on average. Hourly rates can range anywhere from $40-$80. However, some vocal instructors may charge flat rates or offer packages. They may also offer 30-minute lessons for a lower price. Or, they might require monthly tuition for ongoing classes. It depends on the voice coach. 

Contact vocal instructors near you to get a sense of how much singing lessons cost in your area.

What is CPR training?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (better known as CPR) is a lifesaving manual technique that pumps oxygenated blood back into the body’s organs if someone’s heart or breathing has stopped. A variety of CPR training is available to community members, employees and healthcare providers. CPR training may last two to five hours or more, depending on the content and the target audience. During the training, students will learn how to recognize and respond to an emergency situation. There are different CPR techniques for adults and children, but with both you will learn how to determine whether the person is conscious before administering chest compression. During the training you’ll learn chest compression techniques for adults and different techniques for children between the ages of 1 and 8. Students learn how to properly administer chest compressions, when the technique is appropriate and when it is not, and how long you must perform rescue measures. Students also learn what an automatic external defibrillator (AED) is and how to use it if necessary to shock a patient before administering CPR chest compressions.

What is first aid training?

With first aid training, you may be able to help save a life. First aid training can teach people who are not medical professionals how to help a sick or injured person in crisis before an ambulance arrives on the scene. Most commonly, first aid training helps teach you how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

First aid training can teach you how to respond in a variety of emergency situations, including:

  • Asthma attack
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • External bleeding
  • Heart attack
  • Poisoning
  • Neck, head or back injury
  • Stroke
  • Seizure

First aid training classes may be offered by professionals who are affiliated with the Red Cross, which offers online, in-person, and blended training classes. First aid classes are also often offered through local recreation centers, city services, schools, hospitals and private companies.  

How do you get your first aid certificate?

To get your first aid certificate, you must take a first aid training course designed for certification. Certified training professionals offer courses to employers, schools or other groups. For an in-person training, you may go to a training location such as a Red Cross classroom, or a professional first aid and CPR trainer can come to you or your office. Most first aid training courses take three to five hours or more, which prepares you to take the first aid certification test. To boost your chances, you can take online practice tests or review study guides. Once you pass the first aid exam, an official digital certificate is emailed to you. You can also have a wallet card or printed certificate sent to you.

What can you do with a first aid certificate?

People with a first aid certificate are trained to respond quickly and appropriately in life-threatening situations. Although a first aid certificate alone isn’t enough to secure a job, it can make you more attractive to certain types of potential employers. When you have a first aid certificate, you’ve proved that you know how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), use an automated external defibrillator (AED), and handle emergency situations like choking, heavy bleeding, a heart attack or stroke, or anaphylaxis. Most parents prefer babysitters and lifeguards with first aid certification. Many professionals, especially those who work with children, are required to have first aid training, including teachers, coaches, counselors and therapists, firefighters, and social workers. In addition to adult and pediatric first aid plus CPR and AED courses, you can take first aid training specifically designed for babysitting and child care, for health care settings, and for swimming and water safety situations..

How much do first aid courses cost?

First aid training courses vary in cost depending on what’s included, from basic first aid to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to pediatric CPR, as well as the length of the class and who’s offering them. The national average cost for an in-person CPR and first aid class is $50-$75 per person. An informational CPR training costs less than one that leads to first aid training certification. For example, a two-hour course that trains you to administer CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) costs an average of $35 per person; an employer may book the same class for a group of at least eight students for an average of $280. A four-hour CRP and AED training costs an average of $45 per person and $360 for at least eight people. Some companies offer add-on training to their CPR and AED classes, such as $5 per student to learn infant CPR, $15 each for oxygen administration training, and $15 each for bloodborne pathogen training. A first aid certificate is valid for two years.

How long is your CPR certification good for?

In general, CPR training sessions and certifications are good for two years. After that, you must recertify to ensure you are up to date on the latest information and techniques. CPR is a lifesaving skill for a community member, employee or healthcare provider to know, as it enables you to respond appropriately if someone goes into cardiac arrest or stops breathing. In a CPR training, students learn compression techniques to keep blood flowing to the body’s organs if a person’s heart has suddenly stopped or they have stopped breathing. This action can keep a person alive until an emergency responder can arrive on the scene and can effectively save a life.

The American Red Cross explains that re-certification is important, because people start to forget information just a few months after taking a training. The American Red Cross recommends you keep your skills fresh by reviewing free, online materials or downloading their free, mobile app to keep abreast of CPR information and news. Re-certification courses are shorter than first-time CPR training. Your renewed CPR certification will be good for another two years.

How much does it cost to get CPR and first aid certified?

First aid and CPR trainings are available to individuals who want to learn how to respond in case of an emergency and for healthcare providers who need to renew their certification. Typically, CPR certifications are current for two years. Here are some examples of average CPR and first aid training costs:

  • Open enrollment training: $45 for an in-person American Heart Association Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider CPR Training and Certification.
    • Additional $15 for online or hard copy student manual.
  • Online trainings: $45 for the American Safety and Health Institute Blended First Aid training.
    • The student will still be required to meet a CPR trainer in person to receive their final certification.
  • Worksite trainings:
    • $35: per employee for basic ASHI CPR AED training course (focus on CPR, 2-hour course).
      • $280: Minimum fee for an instructor to appear (at least 8 students or minimum fee).
    • $45: Per employee for an ASHI First Aid CPR AED training course (includes response strategies for most emergencies, 4-hour course).
      • $360: Minimum fee for an instructor to appear (at least 8 students or minimum fee).
  • Class extensions: Pricing varies depending on the additional emergency training requested. For example, for the ASHI First Aid AED CPR training course cited above, the host company might charge an additional:
    • $5: Per student for infant CPR training.
    • $15: Per student for oxygen administration training (add 30 minutes).
    • $15: Per student for bloodborne pathogen training (add 30 minutes).
  • Materials: CPR and first aid training courses may have additional fees for hard copies of manuals. Example of additional materials costs:
    • $10: Per hard copy of class manual (otherwise available online) for First Aid AED CPR group trainings.
Reviews for Mountain View lessons teachers
Thumbtack Customer
I've really enjoyed my first few lessons with a Toby! She's extremely knowledgeable, patient, and thoughtful in her approach. Looking forward to future lessons.
Matoush Melodies Piano (Studio Only) IN SAN JOSEMatoush Melodies Piano (Studio Only) IN SAN JOSE
Joshua T.
I have the good fortune to be taking both Spanish AND self-defense classes with Rogelio. He has been giving both lessons simultaneously (still working out a good balance and method of integration), and has generously only charged me for a single lesson - extremely good value! He's also very friendly and personable, and spends the time to think about which lessons would be particularly valuable for you given your current level before arriving. I'm looking forward to many more lessons with him.
Spanish & Martial Arts.Spanish & Martial Arts.
Karen S.
He seems to have a good rapport with our son after only 2 lessons.
Wan Seo K.
Trudy was very considerate to my needs as a singer and took the time to really work on the areas that I needed help with. She really puts a lot of consideration into the lesson.
Trudy Evans Music- Open for Online Lessons!Trudy Evans Music- Open for Online Lessons!
Xindi W.
I've been taking Jaime's guitar course for a few months now, working on guitar technique, music theory and ear training, and I feel I'm a lot more confident with guitar now. Jaime is really patient and he always tailors his lesson to student's interest and need. He is also detailed oriented, catching the issues that I would never notice on my own. I would definitely recommend his lessons!
Jaime's Guitar StudioJaime's Guitar Studio
Yuqi L.
The overall experience is good! They're very responsive and friendly! But the online lessons do have some limitations for a beginner. If I progress to a more advanced level, I'd like to try to work with them again in the future!
Lesson With You - FREE Trial for New StudentsLesson With You - FREE Trial for New Students
Marija S.
Sedat is a fun teacher and he was able to gauge my experience level quickly. I am definitely a better guitarist because of him and he unblocked my personal path to improvement. Sedat can be late sometimes, but if you are not in a rush, he will provide a full lesson anyway.
Diana W.
My 15yo daughter has been taking guitar with Sedat for almost 1.5 yrs. She began with acoustic guitar and has progressed to electric guitar. She says she likes learning with Sedat because "he is nice, he knows a lot of songs on guitar, and can teach me ANYTHING!" Sedat is very kind and patient and my daughter has always felt comfortable in their lessons.
Nicolette V.
I’ve only had one lesson with Roxy and I’m already hooked! The Voicercise techniques were effective and improved my singing from the first day I learned them. I love that the techniques are backed by science as well. Roxy has a very kind disposition and makes me feel comfortable to sing the songs that I write. I look forward to working with Roxy and seeing how I develop as a singer and artist from her coaching!
Roxy's Voice Studio - VoicerciseRoxy's Voice Studio - Voicercise
Thumbtack Customer
Michael consistently provides me with excellent guitar instruction. I have progressed much since starting lessons about 6 months ago. He provides insight, and good tips as a professional musician in our 1 hour sessions. It makes me want to focus more on my guitar playing, and I am pleased when I get results beyond my expectations when I apply his recommendations. He is punctual, as well. He asks me what I am interested in musically to customize his teachings to my interests. The investment is absolutely worth it!
Michael CelentanaMichael Celentana
Mike E.
I have taken several lessons with Alon already and he is an excellent teacher. I've been playing metal guitar for about 6 years (on and off) but felt like I wasn't getting much progress. Alon listened to my "guitar goals" and carefully picked exercises and instructions that would help me improve my technique and speed. He gave me a lot of useful tips on how to practice and what to do when I get stuck. He also taught me some very cool things in music theory that have helped me better understand what notes blend well together, this will help immensely with learning songs and writing music. Awesome teacher!
Guitar Lessons with Alon Mei-TalGuitar Lessons with Alon Mei-Tal
Richardo H.
I'm so glad I started taking voice lessons from Soulfulwake Studio! Sarah has been an amazing teacher. From the get-go, I felt heard and that no assumptions were made about my prior experience or knowledge. Based on my experiences current singing level, Sarah tailors her exercises based on the best things I could be working on, as opposed to just going by the book. This has made the class so great as it's more fun this way and it's great to target my weakspots and feel the improvements every class. It makes me look forward to class each and every time. I highly recommend Sarah no matter where you are in your singing endeavors 🎤
Soulfulwake StudioSoulfulwake Studio
Kangkang W.
I am an adult piano learner. I started learning basic piano techniques about 1 year and 3 months ago from some other teacher. After about 10 months learning, I started feeling frustrated and not progressing at all. I don't want to give up on piano and hence decided to look for another teacher for a second try. And that's when I found Cheryl, which proves to be a super great find. Cheryl has a really good training system/process for beginners. She had me focused on my finger techniques in my first couple of lessons and after that, I started playing some beautiful melodies together with the finger training. I could clearly see my progress through the time. She has a high standard on passing each song, so every time I completed one, I felt really happy about the outcome. And Cheryl's class is much more than just the techniques, but also the music understanding, the music theory or history behind each melody. I enjoy every class with Cheryl and always look forward to the next one. Cheryl used to teach professional music students back in China. I felt really lucky to have her as my piano teacher. She is a really great and professional teacher and a very nice person. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who wants to learn piano, especially those who want to learn it seriously.
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