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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 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 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.

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 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 Chicago lessons teachers
Alex L.
Great first lesson. Will be setting up a second lesson.
Paul’s Guitar & Bass Guitar LessonsPaul’s Guitar & Bass Guitar Lessons
Jenny C.
I booked lessons for my friend with Paul. He was really responsive and made it simple for my friend to set up her lessons. I would book him again if I needed lessons!
Paul’s Guitar & Bass Guitar LessonsPaul’s Guitar & Bass Guitar Lessons
Alondra I.
Good lesson!
Paul’s Guitar & Bass Guitar LessonsPaul’s Guitar & Bass Guitar Lessons
Elizabeth B.
I loved my lesson with Kari! They had a wonderful grasp of a variety of styles and I can’t wait to continue my lessons!
Traveling Music LessonsTraveling Music Lessons
Thumbtack Customer
I learned more in my first lesson with Janice than I have learned in a year of voice lessons. She is extraordinary!
Chicago Studio of Professional SingingChicago Studio of Professional Singing
Abby E.
Paul was great! I did my first lesson with a friend, and he made it very easy for the two of us to both learn from him! We have already scheduled a 2nd lesson. Paul gave us things to work on so the next lesson will be just as valuable!
Paul’s Guitar & Bass Guitar LessonsPaul’s Guitar & Bass Guitar Lessons
Monica P.
My first lesson was a lot of fun. Paul made me feel comfortable and made my first lesson easy to understand. His patients is a plus.
Paul’s Guitar & Bass Guitar LessonsPaul’s Guitar & Bass Guitar Lessons
Chloe Y.
My daughter really liked her first lesson!
Bethany W.
Roxy was great! I’m looking forward to future lessons.
Roxy's Voice Studio - VoicerciseRoxy's Voice Studio - Voicercise
Thumbtack Customer
I learnt a lot in the first lesson with Mr. Garcia. He knows very good piano technique and his explanation is always clear, simple and easy to follow . I look forward for the next lesson!
Piano Performance LessonsPiano Performance Lessons
Thumbtack Customer
My son has been taking piano lessons with Mr. Garcia since last winter, and he has learned so much so far! Mr. Garcia is very professional, flexible, and patient with my son, tailoring each lesson to what he needs to work on. My son really likes him too, and looks forward to the lessons and practicing. Overall great experience!
Piano Performance LessonsPiano Performance Lessons
Jason M.
I've had a couple lessons with her and so far I love it!
Wang's Piano Home StudioWang's Piano Home Studio
Reagan A.
I had my first lesson with Jillian and already feel more confident. She was very friendly and supportive and made me feel comfortable, even when making mistakes. I am very excited to continue with lessons!
Voice by ChelseaVoice by Chelsea
Thumbtack Customer
She does a wonderful job with the kids and their lessons. She is very patient with the kids.
Catherine DavidCatherine David
Thumbtack Customer
We have had two lessons with Mr. Garcia so far, and are very pleased with the experience. He shows a tremendous amount of patience (and humor) with our 4 yr old son. Our son looks forward to his lessons each week!
Piano Performance LessonsPiano Performance Lessons
Colleen Q.
Fran is amazing! Professional, prompt and excellent guitarist. Looking forward to lessons moving forward.
Fran BanishFran Banish
Alaina M.
Amazing piano teacher for my 6 yr old daughter. We really enjoyed the lessons.
Alyssa CondeAlyssa Conde
Joseph T.
Shane is an excellent guitar teacher. I have been taking lesson with him since March and have very much enjoyed the experience. Very knowledgeable and flexible when it Comes to what I am interested in learning. Also very flexible with schedule especially considering the crazy times we are in. We had to adjust from in person to online lessons very quickly and it was a seem less transition. I would highly recommend anyone at any age to take lessons with Shane.
Shane with Penny Lane Music LessonsShane with Penny Lane Music Lessons
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Jesus is very patient with small kids. He explained and demonstrated clearly how to improve fingers technique. He is fun and very enthusiastic in teaching. We are very lucky to have lesson with him! And definitely recommend him to anyone who wants a fun piano lesson!
Piano Performance LessonsPiano Performance Lessons
Thumbtack Customer
Margarita is an awesome artist. I enjoy our lesson a lot! I'm an oversea student studying in the State. And I was worried I would be really nervous due to my imperfect English. Yet Margarita made the lesson playful and enjoyable. I am having so much fun right now!
Complete Package Coaching/ Pullman Jazz SocietyComplete Package Coaching/ Pullman Jazz Society
Thumbtack Customer
I am an adult and I began violin lessons for the first time a little over a month ago. Zhanna is my teacher and I think she is fantastic. I have learned a lot more than I thought I would in just four lessons. I highly recommend Upbeat Music. Everyone is very welcoming there.
Upbeat MusicUpbeat Music
Jacqueline L.
Jesus has been very understanding with getting our schedules coordinated. I met with him to go over the lesson process, lesson schedule and he provided a wealth of resources I can use to support my learning. I’m looking forward to this journey of learning a new skill and very glad Jesus responded to my request.
Piano Performance LessonsPiano Performance Lessons
Ginett C.
Paul is great to work with. He is patient, and has been a musician all his life, something that becomes evident the minute he starts the lesson. Super nice and easy to talk to. This was my first of many more lessons with him. He made playing guitar a lot of fun after many years of not playing. I highly recommend Paul!
Paul’s Guitar & Bass Guitar LessonsPaul’s Guitar & Bass Guitar Lessons
Mya A.
I am a beginning Spanish student trying to remember my high school lessons. Grethel is patient yet appropriately challenging and encouraging.
Learn Spanish with Native SpeakerLearn Spanish with Native Speaker
Thumbtack Customer
Great teacher to study under. I was looking around for teachers and Mr. Garcia started off my lesson not by giving me a book to ready or plan, but had me play to evaluate. He is engaged with his students to understand how they learn and adapts his lessons accordingly. Also, he is extremely accommodating working with my hectic schedule! Great teacher!
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