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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 SoMa lessons teachers
Oliver P.
Aaron was a very responsive and professional lesson-organizer. My Guitar instructor, Leslie, was early for our first lesson and was very patient.
Samantha S.
Borja is organized and very attentive to the individual's overall knowledge of the language. He tailors each lesson to the student's pace. Lessons are jam packed and very interactive leading to a faster understanding of the language. Highly recommended. Looking forward to continuing lessons with Borja.
First Hand SpanishFirst Hand Spanish
Thumbtack Customer
My spanish is improving a lot from lessons with Nando. He's kind, knowledgeable and flexible. I look forward to continuing French lessons with him as well!
Nando Language ConsultingNando Language Consulting
Bianca S.
Very responsive and good initial lesson.
Conservatory at Home Bay AreaConservatory at Home Bay Area
Tina Y.
Only the 2nd lesson today, but learned a lots.
Anna Samborska Voice Lessons OnlineAnna Samborska Voice Lessons Online
Travis H.
Alex has been a pleasure to work with. He knows a ton about jazz piano and the lessons are well-organized. After a couple lessons, I've already learned a bunch of new stuff.
StyleMind LLCStyleMind LLC
Matt H.
Fantastic first Spanish lesson where we went over his approach to learning a new language and did a few sample activities and exercises. The best part? The first lesson is free to get a sense for whether or not he is a good fit for you. I'll definitely be doing more lessons over the next few weeks!
Nando Language ConsultingNando Language Consulting
Thumbtack Customer
He's great! Looking forward to my next lesson
Dynamic DrummingDynamic Drumming
Jason W.
To say that I've been satisfied with my lessons with Ania would be a severe understatement. Ania is a phenomenal teacher and I've enjoyed every lesson I've taken with her. She has a wealth of experience and uses a variety of teaching techniques to bring out the best singer in you. I would highly recommend Ania to anyone looking for singing lessons!
Anna Samborska Voice Lessons OnlineAnna Samborska Voice Lessons Online
Matthew S.
John was very accomodating when I had to cancel my first lesson twice. He tailored the lessons specifically to the gaps in my skills and made sure I was always seeing real results along the way.
Guitar & Piano Lessons with JohnGuitar & Piano Lessons with John
Julie H.
I've only had a couple of lessons, but so far Astrik is doing a great job of assessing my level, identifying my challenges, and helping me through new pieces. Looking forward to many more lessons!
Sakanyan Music AcademySakanyan Music Academy
Matt W.
Sam creates such a safe space to explore your voice. It was the first time for me to practice vocals and the first time to have my voice come out so nicely. Took one lesson. Excited for the next lessons.
Samuel Palmer, Tenor & voice teacherSamuel Palmer, Tenor & voice teacher
Eden R.
Ona is a wonderful teacher, and such a kind and lovely person as well. She has a vibrant passion for teaching and music, and she makes her lessons really fun and engaging. She fully personalized each lesson to what I was interested in, and was so supportive and encouraging. I've taken voice lessons with a few different instructors, and out of everyone Ona is the teacher I'd most highly recommend.
Ona’s Voice and Acting LessonsOna’s Voice and Acting Lessons
Sarah H.
Voice by Chelsea made setting up the appointments super easy, they got back to me quickly and helpful with any questions, highly recommend. Really fun first lesson, can’t wait to start regular lessons, thank you!
Voice by ChelseaVoice by Chelsea
Zeila S.
Really great! Knowledgeable and my daughter enjoyed her first lesson. Thanks!
Kelly KeysKelly Keys
Sam F.
I had a little experience playing growing up and have enjoyed rediscovering piano with Dan. He's good at keeping a structure across lessons, motivating with new pieces and interesting drills. He's also super responsive to questions between lessons
Claire C.
I've had 2 lessons with David so far, and they've been great. He's been a very encouraging teacher, and he adapts his teaching to my learning progress. I'm planning to continue with the lessons and am excited to learn guitar!
David Williams MusicDavid Williams Music
Sydni H.
I just started my piano lessons with Max! While I wasn’t sure how virtual lessons would be, Max was so great! He was able to help me figure out how to set everything up, and had me learning to read and even play a little bit of music at the end of lesson 1. For anyone new or looking to get back into learning to play an instrument, I definitely recommend Max!
Max FarberMax Farber
Thumbtack Customer
My daughter just had two lessons with Mr. Lamb so far. I'm very impressed to see him keep my restless 5-year-old engaged the whole one hour lesson, he's patient, fun and strict, a great teacher!
Clifford Lamb MusicClifford Lamb Music
Michael A.
Met with Rafa for our first lesson the other day. Awesome experience, Rafa was engaging, friendly and well prepared. Rafa sent me homework prior to our first meeting so we could get started right away. Will continue my lessons!!
RAFA AlvarezRAFA Alvarez
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience with Reverb. Very communicative, easy to book. And my piano lessons were great.
Reverb Lessons - San FranciscoReverb Lessons - San Francisco
Oscar G.
I was sold on working with Paul once I saw the video in his profile. Seamlessly playing guitar on all those music styles told me he had impressive musical skills/talents and could play a wide range - and his charisma/personality shown through - and within the first few minutes of my first lesson all this was confirmed. I'd say he is first and foremost a musician and then a guitarist. He's professional, patient, encouraging, and intuitive (picking up on how I learn/process). Within a few minutes after each lesson he sends a concise summary, worksheets from the lesson, and detailed notes for my homework/practice. Each lesson has been enjoyable, insightful, and just has a great flow. I wasn't sure what to expect from "virtual" lessons I'm impressed but it's been rather seamless and feel like I'm learning/getting just as much if I were taking in-person lessons and productive. Total value for the cost. I enthusiastically recommend working with Paul - no doubt.
Paul Reece MusicPaul Reece Music
Thumbtack Customer
I've had one lesson with Cindy so far and loved it! She walked me through proper techniques and we did a variety of self-defense training so I was constantly challenged and learning. I can say that after one lesson I already feel much more prepared, but I'm looking forward to learning more and getting stronger in the process! I'd recommend Cindy to anyone who is looking for the perfect balance of self-defense lessons and working out!
CH Fitness & Self DefenseCH Fitness & Self Defense
Lauren K.
I can't say enough good things about my lessons with Matt. I attempted to learn the guitar a few times in the past, but I found it frustrating and gave up. Matt and I are working at a pace that feels good to me. As a beginner, this has has kept me from getting discouraged. I look forward to our lessons, and I look forward to practicing. I am so happy that I found him, and I highly recommend his lessons.
Guitar Lessons With Matt TateGuitar Lessons With Matt Tate
Cheryl M.
My 10 year old daughter has taken both voice and piano lessons from multiple professionals over the last 5 years. Until Dan came along, she never uttered the words.... “I’m so excited for my lesson this week!!!” She hates it when she misses a lesson because of travel/school conflicts and is always eager for her next lesson with Dan. We use him for both voice and piano for a full hour each week and it’s the best money we have spent given how he instills enthusiasm to learn the art of music with our daughter. Without hesitation, we would recommend him to anyone, children and adults alike!
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