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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 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.

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..

Reviews for Philadelphia lessons teachers
Nick B.
Taylor is awesome and really knowledgeable about the guitar and music in general. I always look forward to the lessons and each lesson is unique to each student.
Emyrs Guitar Lessons & Studio PhiladelphiaEmyrs Guitar Lessons & Studio Philadelphia
Karon B.
Amazing coach she does FaceTime lessons as well
Kitty Mayo Vocal Tutor offering FaceTime alsoKitty Mayo Vocal Tutor offering FaceTime also
Ariel S.
Katie is fabulous! I will definitely be returning for another vocal lesson.
Erikson Voice StudioErikson Voice Studio
Duane S.
I had a great experience and I’m looking forward to more lessons.
Point Breeze PianoPoint Breeze Piano
Matthew I.
Kyles lessons are great. Not much wasted time and a lot of material gets crammed into an hour. The best part is if you don't remember something Kyle will send videos after the lesson summarizing the big points to jog your memory again.
Guitar Lessons With KyleGuitar Lessons With Kyle
Stuart S.
Teacher nice, smart, knowledgeable, punctual and helpful. First lesson was very good.
Paul Michael School of MusicPaul Michael School of Music
Thumbtack Customer
Me and my son always are excited about Steve's lesson, He is really a great teacher.
C-Note Music PhillyC-Note Music Philly
Ali V.
Michelle is wonderful! I was nervous to start practicing again and she was so encouraging and helpful. After only one lesson I learned valuable skills that instantly improved my confidence and skill. I never had formal lessons and am excited to continue learning from her!
Beckle Music StudioBeckle Music Studio
Rebecca G.
I have been taking piano lessons with Doug for about a month now, and it has been just a lovely experience working with him so far! Doug is an extremely effective teacher, as his style is both educational and fun. His friendly and jovial personality is uplifting and encouraging, and I leave each lesson feeling positive and inspired. Thank you, Doug, for making my reintroduction to piano lessons such an enjoyable experience so far, and I look forward to developing my skills further with you in the future! ~ Rebecca Goldstein
MyMusicExpert.com LLCMyMusicExpert.com LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Very friendly and good instructor. Works at your pace and is not pushy or overwhelming. Absolutely enjoy my lessons and would recommend to others.
C-Note Music PhillyC-Note Music Philly
Jorge B.
Exceeded my expectations. I have no experience singing, but Katie made it very comfortable and fun, can't wait for my next lesson.
Erikson Voice StudioErikson Voice Studio
Zana M.
So far so good! Smooth communication. She had a beginner book for lessons. Will write another review after a few months
Musical JourneyMusical Journey
Cherry W.
Nikki is absolutely wonderful! My daughter loves her vocal lessons, she can't wait for the next one! I definitely recommend her!!
Nikki Jay Voice StudiosNikki Jay Voice Studios
Peter L.
Vaughn is a very committed instructor with a well thought out method. He has done a very good job picking up at my current playing level. Vaughn provides really timely reviews to the weeks videos I send before lessons. I have had 3 lessons so far, and I’m looking forward to working with him more! Cheers, Peter
The Chung MethodThe Chung Method
Thumbtack Customer
Barry is an amazing teacher with a great passion for music. His energy during the lessons keeps you very engaged. I would highly recommend him!
Barry Sames Piano StudioBarry Sames Piano Studio
Tim H.
Chloé dives right in to the meat of the matter, when it comes to her method of teaching! "Let's find out where your voice is!" She definitely does what she adversities, in fine tailoring the lesson for "you". She has a way of making new technique and exercises exciting, and is very encouraging along the way. I highly recommend her and am looking forward to my "second" lesson with her.
Moore Voice StudioMoore Voice Studio
Ling W.
She is very patient in teaching. She made a practice chart for me, which is very helpful for my practice after lesson. I highly recommend her.
Solveig ImsdahlSolveig Imsdahl
Tom D.
Working with John has been a life changing experience in helping me grow with learning a new language. John is very organized, professional and truly makes proper adjustments and lessons that are specific and unique to my needs. John makes it easy to learn and most of all we have a blast doing it laughing and having fun throughout our lesson. Not only is John and excellent Professor, but a new friend. Thank you John!
Brilliant Tutor French, Spanish, English, JapaneseBrilliant Tutor French, Spanish, English, Japanese
Thumbtack Customer
Thomas is an incredible teacher! He is very good in identifying my skill level and he quickly adjusted the curriculum / lessons based on my limitation, style, and preferences. I have learned so much from just a few sessions. His degree from Berklee provides such a strong theoretical basis but packaged in an easy-to-understand & enjoyable lessons. I would definitely recommend Thomas to my all friends.
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Raghu B.
We signed up our little one for in-home piano lessons. Company is very professional and easy to work with. Our little guy is thoroughly enjoying his classes.
Mobile MusicMobile Music
Priscilla M.
Max is awesome! In my first lesson he already had me learning a song and understanding basic chords and scales! He is super patient!! Thank you Max!
Max FarberMax Farber
Andrea R.
Today was my first lesson. It was exactly what I was hoping for and more. Chloé was great at creating visuals to help my voice travel better, more smoothly, and with ease. Where I could have very easily felt nervous and scared, she helped create an environment that was encouraging and comfortable instead. I’m so happy and really excited for my next lesson, I can already feel the difference in my sound and my confidence.
Moore Voice StudioMoore Voice Studio
Felicia C.
Adriana has a great teaching style. More conversation so I'm able to increase my confidence in speaking. She sends extra lessons via email and includes helpful links.
Adriana Culasso
Cachet B.
Spanish ELEmental is absolutely amazing. My daughter has learned so much and is always eager for her next class. I definitely plan on continuing Spanish lessons for my daughter.
Spanish ELEmentalSpanish ELEmental
Debra H.
I was a little nervous to be working with a new voice teacher but after meeting her I felt at ease. She is very patient with me. I look forward to more lessons with her.
Moore Voice StudioMoore Voice Studio
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