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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.

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.

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).

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.

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.  

What do you learn in a first aid course?

First aid training gives you a variety of lifesaving skills for responding to many different emergency situations. In a first aid course you’ll learn about how to examine someone who’s been hurt, how to use a defibrillator, how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and how to control bleeding and trauma. Some courses include pediatric first aid as well as adult first aid; helping a choking infant, for example, is different from helping a choking adult. Although you can take CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) courses separately, most first aid training includes both.

In a first aid course you’ll also learn how to respond to:

  • Wounds, including punctures, cuts and hemorrhages
  • Heart attacks, chest pain and respiratory arrest
  • Bone fractures, sprains and torn muscles
  • First-, second- and third-degree burns
  • Poisoning
  • Choking
  • Bites and stings
  • Hypothermia or frostbite
  • Shock and seizures


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.

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 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.

How much do Spanish tutors charge?

Nationally, the average cost for a Spanish tutor ranges from $30 to $40 per hour. The cost for a Spanish tutor can vary depending on whether you choose private instruction or group lessons. Geographic location can affect cost; tutors in expensive cities and pricier regions command higher rates than in rural areas and small towns. The experience and education of the Spanish tutor will also affect their rates. For adult education, many people learning Spanish choose to join a Spanish school with tutors who teach group classes and also offer private tutoring for students. Typically these schools charge a monthly tuition that gives students access to a set number of classes per week, with private tutoring available at an additional cost. One example of an average cost is a monthly tuition of $200, which includes five 90-minute group lessons per month. Monthly tuition can vary depending on the school and the teachers. Short-term workshops are also a way to learn Spanish. Students may work with a Spanish tutor and group of other students at their skill level for a short period of time. One example of an average price is $100 for an eight-week course, with one 60-minute group class per week.

Reviews for Pasadena lessons teachers
Thumbtack Customer
I've only had two lessons so far, but Kimberly is professional and competent. Looking forward to many lessons with her.
Starliner MusicStarliner Music
Thumbtack Customer
Shoshana is so great and helpful! Her lessons never leave my voice feeling tired or strained, and I've been noticing improvement already (only 2 lessons in!). Shoshana is also very good at communicating a concept to you. I also find the recordings of each lesson extremely useful!
La Voix StudioLa Voix Studio
Steve W.
Great teacher. Wonderful introduction & first lesson.
Steve's Guitar Lessons (Online)Steve's Guitar Lessons (Online)
Jocelyn S.
Kerry is professional, personable, easy to talk to, and really made an effort to make a personal connection both before and after my trial lesson. My teacher Amanda is a delight to work with; she is warm and engaging and very encouraging. My lesson flew right by. I was sad to see it end! Really can’t say enough good things about my experience so far. Great, great experience!
Lesson With You - FREE Trial for New StudentsLesson With You - FREE Trial for New Students
Ralph F.
Daniel was everything advertised. Very knowledgeable, patient and easy to relate to. I've only had one lesson so far and am looking forward to many more.
Daniel Salka Piano LessonsDaniel Salka Piano Lessons
Thumbtack Customer
She is a true professional with a wonderful positive attitude. She contacted me right away and figure out a perfect time and date that would work for my voice lessons. I would definitely book again.
Danielle Elise Voice & Piano LessonsDanielle Elise Voice & Piano Lessons
Thumbtack Customer
Kevin Owers is an outstanding vocal coach! Since taking lessons with Kevin I've noticed a marked improvement in the tone, range and strength of my voice! Kevin has a great ear for pinpointing my voice's strengths and weaknesses and then targeting the lesson to those strengths and weaknesses. Using vocal exercises and song work I have learned both universal singing truths and specific issues that pertain to my voice and my music. Breath work and the exploration of the different parts of my range have made a huge difference in bringing ease and power to my voice. I'm a singer / songwriter and often bring in my own songs to sing, but Kevin has also found songs for me to sing that have expanded my repertoire and skill set.
Kevin Owers Vocal StudioKevin Owers Vocal Studio
Thumbtack Customer
Kevin is a wonderful teacher and a really nice person! I had a great first lesson with him. He paid very close attention to me and explained very helpful concepts in multiple ways to make sure I understood, which is just what I need to nail down the fundamentals. His comments were always very polite and constructive!
Kevin Owers Vocal StudioKevin Owers Vocal Studio
Thumbtack Customer
I started taking guitar lessons with Alan a little over a week ago and have already noticed a marked improvement. He is an outstanding guitar teacher, always explains why things work the way they do, and his laid back vibe creates an extremely comfortable learning environment. I highly recommend Alan Damien no matter your playing level!
Alan Damien's Guitar LessonsAlan Damien's Guitar Lessons
Bailey V.
Marcelo is a wonderful tutor. He uses a combination of guided book learning, conversation, and articles, news, poems and songs to gauge reading and listening comprehension. I speak advanced level Spanish, but lacked an understanding of the structure and had low confidence speaking in public due to never having formal training. Marcelo created a custom program for my level in order to help me identify key problem areas and perfect my pronounciation. He regularly sends homework assignments so that I can continue to practice between lessons and reinforce our discussion. I would highly recommend Marcelo to Spanish speakers of all levels.
Marcelo Igonda Spanish TutoringMarcelo Igonda Spanish Tutoring
Thumbtack Customer
To begin with, I really enjoy being tutored by Marcelo. One reasons is because I like the fact he uses different methods of teaching to help me improve my Spanish speaking skills; for example, he has used book lessons and anthologies in order to help me strengthen my reading and comprehension skills in addition to audiobooks to help improve my listening skills. Another reason is because I like that Marcelo tries to challenge my skills by having me read/listen to advanced readings/audiobooks which allow me to observe my strengths and weaknesses as a student. Lastly, I really like the fact that he is easy to talk to and that he is a patient teacher who seems to enjoy teaching. Overall, I would definitely recommend his services to others.
Marcelo Igonda Spanish TutoringMarcelo Igonda Spanish Tutoring
Michael C.
As a first-time guitar player, I thought I could just use the internet to figure out how to play. After a few months of YouTube videos, I wasn't making much progress beyond open chords and basic songs learning became mundane. As a new year resolution I've decided to find an instructor and after I started taking lessons with Steve, playing the guitar started to make sense. He is very patient and uses a practical teaching method, I feel more confident and enjoy learning to play the guitar. I still have a long way to go, but at least the foundation is building up. I would highly recommend Steve to anybody looking for a great instructor that is able to adjust to any skill level.
Steve's Guitar Lessons (Online)Steve's Guitar Lessons (Online)
Edward W.
Marcelo is a native Spanish speaker, has lived in Pasadena for many years, and was an architect before he retired. He is a very pleasant person, and very easy to talk to. He is very flexible and non-dogmatic in his approach to teaching Spanish, and adapts his teaching style to his students' preferences. In our sessions we work through a Spanish language text book and do reading, writing and speaking exercises. As I have become more proficient, our lessons have focused more on conversation, which I enjoy. Among other things, Marcelo is an interesting person with a wealth of experiences, and conversations with him are always interesting. While not fluent, I have gotten to the point where I feel relatively confident in carrying on a basic conversation. Marcel is completely reliable...he never misses a scheduled session, and he is extremely punctual.
Marcelo Igonda Spanish TutoringMarcelo Igonda Spanish Tutoring
Thumbtack Customer
I was offered a great deal and recommend to a "top" teacher. I signed up via their website for two sessions with the teacher they suggested. I sent him an email confirming our appointment and never heard back even though their website states they will respond back to you in 24 hours. Anyway, a week goes by and still nothing so I reached out to the studio to confirm my scheduled appointment. The assistant had no idea why the piano teacher never got back to me so she went to investigate the situation. I get a text from saying that the teacher just cancelled the request. Seriously, the day of my piano session he decides to cancel my appointment? I asked her why he had cancelled my request and she said because he didn't have a "proper piano." I didn't know this was BYOP type of business. Next time, give people a heads up and don't offer lessons if you can't come through.
Reverb Lessons - Los AngelesReverb Lessons - Los Angeles
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