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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 Portland lessons teachers
Thumbtack Customer
Our 5 year old daughter started lessons with Jana 3 weeks ago. Jana is very energetic and keeps the lesson moving for a 5 year old. She incorporates all the elements of music into her lessons such as rhythm, melody, voice, etc.. She comes well prepared and my daughter loves her lessons.
Piano Lessons with JanaPiano Lessons with Jana
Anthony K.
To anyone looking for a voice teacher you need to try a lesson with Dan! He is fun and easy to get along with, and his quality of work is obvious after my first lesson. I’m always looking forward to my next lesson!
Dan Gibbs Vocal/Guitar/Piano InstructionDan Gibbs Vocal/Guitar/Piano Instruction
Thumbtack Customer
Mari is great. She works well with my 10-year old and provides lots of interactive lessons. My son looks forward to his lesson every week.
Mari's TutoringMari's Tutoring
Sandy T.
Ryan was very patient when we had to twice cancel scheduled lessons. He’s very responsive and replies quickly to questions and requests. My grandson is enjoying his lessons.
Guitar & Ukelele Lessons SarasotaGuitar & Ukelele Lessons Sarasota
Katherine M.
My daughter and I were both interested in lessons, but wanted different things out of them. Denise met both our needs immediately. We feel comfortable and enthusiastic about continuing our lessons, and would highly recommend her to anyone interested in vocal lessons! Thank you Denise!
Denise HANSEN Music LTDDenise HANSEN Music LTD
Thumbtack Customer
Jumped right into lessons and immediately gained key tools!!!
All Access StudiosAll Access Studios
Richard T.
I have been taking jazz guitar lessons from Attila for a little more than a month now. I too have noticed what some other reviewers have mentioned - unlike some other guitar teachers, he has a serious commitment to teaching, and is not just another performer working a side job. I leave every lesson with homework and a focus to work on. He challenges me every lesson and I have made great progress in the short time I've started lessons.
REMOTE! Attila's Guitar Studio, Portland, ORREMOTE! Attila's Guitar Studio, Portland, OR
Mia V.
Jered inquired about my goals for the guitar, assessed my starting point, and launched into a fun and supportive lesson. He provided a structured approach to practicing. It was a great experience and I look forward to the next lesson.
Jered (Guitar & Bass Lessons)Jered (Guitar & Bass Lessons)
Paige A.
Kyle makes music "click". I'm really enjoying the lessons!
Kyle Alvin Shipp's Music StudioKyle Alvin Shipp's Music Studio
Madi B.
Haven't started lessons yet, but he is super responsive and friendly.
Versatile Guitar EducationVersatile Guitar Education
Susan S.
Lessons for our grandchildren have been great. Shannon is fun and spontaneous yet able to help the kids focus. Lessons are individualized to the student’s abilities. Our kids are 4 1/2 and 6 1/2.
The Fellowship Music & Arts AcademyThe Fellowship Music & Arts Academy
Swapna D.
We had a pleasant experience with Anya and would be continuing the lessons with her.
Voice & Piano with Anya Kalina Portland ORVoice & Piano with Anya Kalina Portland OR
Esther J.
Adam was gentle, calm and encouraging. My kids really enjoyed their lessons with him!
Traveling Music LessonsTraveling Music Lessons
Thumbtack Customer
Evan is a delightful guitar teacher. He is very patient and encouraging. He is also lighthearted and has a great sense of humor, which adds a lot to the lesson. He is very affordable and flexible with lesson times. I'd recommend Evan to anyone as an instructor.
Ease of Play - Guitar LessonsEase of Play - Guitar Lessons
Grae A.
Denise is WONDERFUL! She's fun, kind, and understanding. Her work ethic is responsive and flexible, and she makes even the most novice vocalist (me) look forward to the lessons. We do creative exercises, and even after the first lesson, I felt like my ear was more trained, and I could more readily make out the notes. If you're thinking of taking voice lessons, I highly recommend Denise!
Denise HANSEN Music LTDDenise HANSEN Music LTD
Lori N.
Aaron is AWESOME! My special needs daughter and I take lessons together. He is VERY patient with her and makes sure she leaves every lesson being able to do something (strumming, rhythms, etc). He records every lesson so you can see progress over time. He even accommodates an odd invoicing process without hesitation. We’re so happy to have found Aaron!
Aaron Wolf, guitar lessons & music scienceAaron Wolf, guitar lessons & music science
Thumbtack Customer
We're very excited to begin lessons with Landon. Our son is still rather young (3 y.o.), but Landon's creative approach, calm demeanor and clear love for music has been reassuring. I truly appreciate the balance he keeps of making the lesson informative as well as fun!
Landon S. Music LessonsLandon S. Music Lessons
Asami W.
My daughters are having wonderful Spanish lessons. Quick correspondence, passionate teaching and very experienced teacher!
Multilingual Online AcademyMultilingual Online Academy
Thumbtack Customer
Jenni has been fantastic so far. Within a very short time, she won over my two neices and nephew and they are really enjoying their lessons. My family - their mom, dad, and my mom who watches them during the lessons, are very pleased with Jenni's influence on the kids! Thanks!
Linck Piano StudioLinck Piano Studio
Thumbtack Customer
I have hired Katy, and my first lesson today was great. I look foreward to working with her
Katie Ann's Music LessonsKatie Ann's Music Lessons
Thumbtack Customer
I have been working with Aaron for about 8-9 months after finding him on Thumbtack. He is extremely knowledgable and makes each lesson unique and fun. I look forward to my lessons and have already improved more than I could have dreamed in such a short period of time.
Aaron Wolf, guitar lessons & music scienceAaron Wolf, guitar lessons & music science
Thumbtack Customer
I am so happy to have found Kris as my daughter's piano teacher! She is 8 years old, had some introductory, minimal piano lessons at a summer camp last year so basically a beginner student. We started once-a-week lessons in January and 4 months later...L loves playing the piano! She plays when she is getting ready for school, she plays when she gets home from school. I have to remind her about the week's lesson but more importantly, she is experimenting and enjoying making music and this is encouraged by Kris as well as the fundamentals. I have seen her confidence grow, be proud of her development, and practice towards a goal. Since the lessons, when she listens to music she sometimes tries to play the chords or mimic playing it while we are in the car. I can tell she is thinking about how she could play songs she enjoys. Wow! Kris is patient, focused on the student, provides clear guidance and tailors the lessons to her level. For example, if she needs more time to practice a newer concept, he understands this. He also challenges L to stretch her ability a bit each week which is perfect for her personality. He has a calm, positive, and encouraging presence. I am so appreciative of his dependability and flexibility to make up a lesson the two times we weren't able to make our scheduled lesson due to scheduled events. It's clear he cares about the consistency of her lessons/practice and is reasonable about the occasional scheduling hiccups in families. I highly recommend Kris!
Kris' Keys Piano AcademyKris' Keys Piano Academy
Thumbtack Customer
Lessons have been both productive and fun thus far. Kris comes across very laid back while maintaining a professional demeanor. He clearly knows his stuff and by being able to create a comfortable space to learn in with providing solid theory application it makes lessons motivating to want to continue to learn and practice playing.
Kris' Keys Piano AcademyKris' Keys Piano Academy
Thumbtack Customer
In my first lesson with Judy, she was able to discern what I'd been doing wrong that had been causing me difficulties getting into my mix voice. After a month of lessons, I can see significant improvement, and with Judy's extensive knowledge of pop vocals, I know I have much more to learn!
Judy Malings Voice StudioJudy Malings Voice Studio
Thumbtack Customer
We bought voice lessons for our son-in-law who has never sung before. He loves his lessons! We heard Jesse in concert. He sang an hour-long series of broadway hits (one of his many genres). He has a wonderful voice and range and is a great pianist. Really relates well to audiences and students
All Access StudiosAll Access Studios
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