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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 Washington lessons teachers
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic lesson!
M Institute for the ArtsM Institute for the Arts
Jon C.
Otis is great and gears the lessons towards what I’m after!!!
Otis Read / Remote lessons from RIOtis Read / Remote lessons from RI
Taylor I.
Have only had one lesson with her and I loved it. I bought the 4 package deal right after the lesson ended. I feel like I’m already learning about my voice and improving it.
Aida StudiosAida Studios
Darlese R.
Nice young man. My son really enjoyed his lesson and personality.
Greg CromwellGreg Cromwell
Henriette K.
David is patient, kind, experienced in teaching. I am looking forward to more lessons with him.
David Andrew SmithDavid Andrew Smith
Chris M.
Lauren is an excellent teacher! Encouraging, knowledgeable, and positive! Can't wait to continue with more singing lessons.
Singing With LaurenSinging With Lauren
Pamela K.
I reached out to Kim to get guitar lessons for my dear husband who is learning alone
Kim Bloom Classical GuitarKim Bloom Classical Guitar
Hunter C.
I'm brand new to the guitar and would not be progressing as quickly and skillfully as I am without Mike's instruction. Mike has been thorough in his lessons, meaningful and helpful in his feedback (love the notes provided after each lesson), and an all-around pleasure to spend time with. Highly recommended!
Mike's Guitar StudioMike's Guitar Studio
Chad S.
I’m very very inexperienced and Kareem did a great job making our lesson approachable and understanding from a basic level.
Private Voice and Acting CoachPrivate Voice and Acting Coach
Alex W.
Karol is an excellent teacher and a wonderful person. Our lessons are one of the highlights of my week. She is patient and creative and very kind.
Learn spanish with LingoLearn spanish with Lingo
Dominic C.
Excellent first lesson, demonstrated great skill at identifying areas of improvement and laying out a solid plan for training on proper technique.
Voice Lessons with Juilliard Alumni, Sammy HuhVoice Lessons with Juilliard Alumni, Sammy Huh
Phoebe R.
Orla is great, the lessons that I've had so far have been a lot of fun and I'm feeling I'm making great progress!
⭐️Gentle, Flexible, Fun Voice Lessons⭐️Gentle, Flexible, Fun Voice Lessons
Maud T.
Not only Molly is flexible, but she also makes it so easy to sing ! I've done only a few lessons and I'm doing better already !!
Voice and Piano LessonsVoice and Piano Lessons
Suzie M.
Had a great first lesson! He is very kind, professional, and talented. Looking forward to working with him to develop my “ear” and my vocal control.
Sharp 9 Entertainment LLCSharp 9 Entertainment LLC
Kat G.
It's been a great start to piano lessons for my kids. She came prepared with sheet music for songs they like to help motivate/interest them even more.
Adult Piano Lessons - Free TrialAdult Piano Lessons - Free Trial
Lauren J.
Lauren is super personable and quickly identified my improper technique, as well as ways to fix it. It’s no small feat that I am singing, blowing spitty -lips, and making all other imaginable sounds in front of a stranger AND without embarrassment. Just goes to show how kind and fun the environment is during each lesson. I highly recommend Lauren for vocal lessons, and would love to see her perform one day!
Singing With LaurenSinging With Lauren
John K.
Jim is a fantastic teacher — patient, thoughtful and tailors his lessons to your specific needs after learning his students' artistic leanings (or helping you discover and define them). Like all great teachers, he gains profound joy seeing his pupils grow and succeed. If it's not obvious already, Jim is a wonderful, truly kind-hearted guy. During one memorable lesson I was unexpectedly stuck baby-sitting my 8 month old son. I thought about canceling. Instead, Jim and I popped the kid in his bouncer chair, handed the tot a children's maraca and integrated my kid into the lesson. I could not recommend Jim more highly!
Jim Steed MusicJim Steed Music
Brennan S.
I am having an incredible experience working with Debbie Kirkland. What a pro! I have only had a couple lessons, but she has been so patient helping a novice such as myself. Debbie is big on technique, and her comprehensive approach (even getting me down on a mat to show me proper breathing and placement) shows her commitment to her students. I feel like the foundation I am building will serve me well as I progress in my lessons. Even though it’s challenging and frustrating at times, I’m excited every time I go for my lesson. Debbie’s enthusiasm and passion for her craft make it enjoyable, and I’m grateful I found her and look forward to continuing my training under her direction.
The SingerStudioThe SingerStudio
Alexander K.
Debbie was incredibly welcoming, making me feel like we’ve known each other for years. It is evident that she’s invested many years into her expertise and I look forward to future lessons!
The SingerStudioThe SingerStudio
Nina T.
She’s much more than a vocal coach! The lessons I receive at The Singer Studio, and my time spent learning are so supplemental and invaluable, I would refer/recommend to any one looking to improve their vocal skills.
The SingerStudioThe SingerStudio
Thumbtack Customer
After one session with Stevie I'm believing i might actually be able to play well someday!! He loves music and it comes through in his teaching. I will definitely continue lessons with him and i recommend you start! - Kim
Stevie Matthews- Guitar InstructorStevie Matthews- Guitar Instructor
Hillary H.
Sara is outstanding! She takes time to figure out what I need and formats lessons to maximize my learning. She's very patient as I frequently forget the same words. She is punctual and communicates well. Definitely worth every penny!
Spanish with Sara OSpanish with Sara O
Bryan M.
I have been working with Jim for a few months now and have really enjoyed my experience. I’ve seen clear improvement in my abilities since I began lessons. Jim is knowledgeable and has a well-thought our progression to his instruction.
Jim Steed MusicJim Steed Music
Bernita P.
Tona recognized what I needed right away . Also, I liked that my teacher joined in with excitement and passion. Tona wasted no time to getting down to business. I know the concept of scales on my piano. I was so excited with my lesson.
Aida StudiosAida Studios
April L.
Jim is a wonderful guitar teacher who identified areas of my interests and ways of improvement and developed a plan for me to reach my goals. During practice, he is fun, lively and patient. When scheduling lessons, he is very responsive, accommodating and is always right on time.
Jim Steed MusicJim Steed Music
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