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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


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.

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.

Reviews for San Jose lessons teachers
Therese S.
Had the first intro lesson so far for my daughter. Sarah was very professional and made her feel at ease. Will be coming back for more lessons!
Soulfulwake StudioSoulfulwake Studio
Suzanne R.
I started taking lessons from Toby in January 2017. I am an adult student that returned to piano lesson after decades. I stopped lessons at 13 y/o. Without lessons, I can read music and "play" the song. But now, with just a few months into my lessons with Toby, I can hear the difference. My songs now have the correct timing, tempo and spirit the composer intended for his songs. What a difference! My husband now recognizes the songs I play. Thanks Toby!
Matoush Melodies Bach2Rock Piano StudioMatoush Melodies Bach2Rock Piano Studio
Yasuko G.
My daughter loves taking lesson!
Matoush Melodies Bach2Rock Piano StudioMatoush Melodies Bach2Rock Piano Studio
Thumbtack Customer
Amazing first lesson. We are looking forward to more!!
Mindy MusicMindy Music
Ray R.
Started my 10 year daughter for her first lesson last week and already our piano sounding good. She’s building a solid foundation going forward in her lessons.
Matoush Melodies Bach2Rock Piano StudioMatoush Melodies Bach2Rock Piano Studio
Nikki L.
Shannon was really nice and my daughter felt comfortable in her first lesson
Your True VoiceYour True Voice
Tobey W.
I started the lessons since April'17. Toby is a good teacher, she helps me from a beginner started knowing nothing about nodes to play the music now. I am learning faster with organized lessons. I am so glad to find her as my teacher.
Matoush Melodies Bach2Rock Piano StudioMatoush Melodies Bach2Rock Piano Studio
Samyukta S.
I’ve been taking lessons for 2 years and she’s helped me so much. I’ve improved a lot since I started and it’s because she has a solution to every problem of the voice. She’s really enthusiastic to help you push through every problem you encounter and you always leave the lesson sounding even better.
Soulfulwake StudioSoulfulwake Studio
Tiffany N.
Ahmad is fantastic! He can play pretty much anything on guitar and he's an excellent teacher. I look forward to my lesson each week!
Destiny G.
Such a great first lesson so informative and I love how they challenge you I’m excited to see how my voice will grow in the next sessions to come!
Voice by ChelseaVoice by Chelsea
Kaushal P.
Darren is an amazing teacher, adapting to all of my questions I have. I've never been traditionally taught guitar, so I always have tons of questions that range in difficulty. He's been able to answer all of them and then direct my interests into learning something new. Lessons never feel lethargic or boring; 30 minutes pass before I know it! Highly recommend lessons with Darren.
Darren’s Guitar and Music LessonsDarren’s Guitar and Music Lessons
Carmen C.
My 9 year old daughter is taking lessons with Tracy and she loves her. She was able to get her to open up and sing. Thank you Tracy
Tracy CruzTracy Cruz
Thumbtack Customer
I have been taking Spanish lessons from Ms. Price. She is incredibly personable, knowledgeable and helpful. My Spanish skills have soared since I've started with her. Very friendly, she is an excellent teacher. She knows where weak points are and knows how to explain advanced subjects in a way which is very understandable. I am definitely going to continue lessons and I highly recommend Ms. Price to anyone who is seeking to improve their language skills.
Speak for YourselfSpeak for Yourself
Kira M.
Great teacher! I had never picked up a guitar before my first lesson with Ahmad, and now I can't put it down! His lessons are a perfect blend of fundamentals, theory (not too much ;) ) and putting it to use in songs. Everything builds on what you have been learning. He challenges you but keeps it fun and knows when you need to work more on things and when to move on. I'd give him ten stars if I could!
Yanti D.
Ahmad is very good. He is very professional and knowledgeable. He even gives clues/notes that most guitar teachers don’t give. I will try to continue the guitar lesson with him in future.
Cindy D.
My 4 year old child is very engaged in Michelle’s lesson. Her cirriculum is structured but also fun enough to keep her interested. We are definitelyy fortunate to have found her.
Beckle Music StudioBeckle Music Studio
Viktor M.
Dr. Lee is a professional and very skillful pianist and a great teacher. Our lessons twice a week helped me a lot with improving my technical and performance skills, and a better understanding of music theory.
Dr. Lee Piano LessonsDr. Lee Piano Lessons
Jordan S.
Gave good pointers and went through basic stum patterns and chords. Easy to talk with and doesn't just answer your question, he shows the example on the guitar as well. Very good first lesson.
Guitar Lessons with DenisGuitar Lessons with Denis
Gary S.
From the trial lesson, I can see that she is a fantastic teacher. I know, because I've been a school teacher for nearly 10 years. My daughter is very excited about working with her.
Matoush Melodies Bach2Rock Piano StudioMatoush Melodies Bach2Rock Piano Studio
Thumbtack Customer
Kenny interviewed me and helped me find a comfortable beginning into the world of music. I thought I was going to take guitar lessons; instead, he taught me music with a bit of guitar to go along, and opened up a whole new world of pleasure. Unfortunately for me, I haven't found time to get back to the structured lessons but I play every day because of the things Kenny taught me. I can't imagine a better, or more fun way to learn, than to sit with Kenny and give it a shot.
Kaldoa MusicKaldoa Music
Thumbtack Customer
Anoniy is an amazing guitarist and a fantastic teacher. Under him, I have improved technically and musically by leaps and bounds. I have been taking lessons from Tony for 4 months and he has spur a passion for guitar.
Antoniy Kakamakov Classical GuitarAntoniy Kakamakov Classical Guitar
Irene B.
AAM responds promptly to inquiries and answers questions clearly. The owners are a accommodating, patient and such professionals. The value is great too compared with other online music lessons. My son is satisfied with the guitar teacher assigned to him and learning new techniques.
All Around Music: Experts in Online LessonsAll Around Music: Experts in Online Lessons
Steve P.
When my daughter kept saying she wanted piano lessons, I had NO idea how to find a good teacher. Toby had great reviews on this site, so I took a chance, and the results have been far beyond my wildest expectations. What’s so fantastic about Toby is she doesn’t have a “one size fits all” approach to instruction. Instead, she developed a lesson plan that best fit my seven-year-old daughter’s interests and style of learning. Most remarkably, she encouraged my daughter to start composing. We now come home from a lesson and my daughter wants to work on writing her pieces right away. I had no idea that within a few months of starting weekly lessons, she could be reading and composing music at such a young age, and I can’t imagine that another teacher would have brought this out in her, but I’m so thankful that she has Toby as an instructor. From our very first interactions, Toby has been unerringly professional and quick to respond to any scheduling needs. Since she teaches at the college level and composes herself, she has so much knowledge to draw on and a real gift for imparting it to students. She’s also just a cool lady! I’d recommend her to any parent!
Matoush Melodies Bach2Rock Piano StudioMatoush Melodies Bach2Rock Piano Studio
Maggie G.
Sam is simply put - an outstanding music teacher! My three boys have been taking weekly piano lessons with Sam for about a year now and we have seen tremendous progress in them reading and understanding notes and rhythm. I have also learned so much from watching how Sam tailors the entire lesson in following their individual learning speed, motivating and working around their different personalities! Sam's kind and collected nature along with his "piano whispering" methodologies has given to our family the lifelong gift of music and a great model of dedication and perseverance. We are so grateful to have found our perfect teacher!
Sam Brown Music LessonsSam Brown Music Lessons
Caroline h.
I’ve found Toby to be an excellent teacher for my 11 year old son who took lessons in Belgium for 3 years before coming to ca. I was a little concerned that he might not take lessons from another teacher easily as he had a very positive experience with the first teacher. However there were no worries of this kind with Toby. She worked with his preferences of what he enjoyed playing and he has continued to progress thanks to her flexibility and patient teaching style. Thanks Toby! In addition id like to add that since the lockdown all teaching has been done using zoom and this worked better than I thought possible. Thanks again!
Matoush Melodies Bach2Rock Piano StudioMatoush Melodies Bach2Rock Piano Studio
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