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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 Pittsburgh lessons teachers
Karen W.
Just had 1 lesson so far but my daughter learned a lot in the 1st lesson
Rossi Music StudioRossi Music Studio
Abigail K.
I liked that the lessons started from the basics and built up. Each lesson is very informative and inspiring!
Rossi Music StudioRossi Music Studio
Janet R.
I noticed an improvement after the first lesson.
Rossi Music StudioRossi Music Studio
Chip E.
Evaluated, encouraged and engaged my daughter on her first lesson.
Anna Lahti-Private Voice LessonsAnna Lahti-Private Voice Lessons
Dallas K.
We had our first lesson. She is patient, professional and friendly.
Dr. Scheibert's Piano StudioDr. Scheibert's Piano Studio
Andrew M.
Lessons are tailored to your learning pace and Anne is a great instructor. Definitely recommend.
Anne’s Excellent TutoringAnne’s Excellent Tutoring
Barbara D.
Anne is an attentive and knowledgeable teacher! She provides quality instruction and challenges my learning of Spanish every lesson! I have already progressed further with her in 3 lessons than with any other instruction method. I highly recommend Anne!!
Anne’s Excellent TutoringAnne’s Excellent Tutoring
Carol C.
My son is very happy with the lessons. I will see how it continues. Very reasonable.
Jane Miller Piano InstructionJane Miller Piano Instruction
Ekin C.
I had a great experience with Rossi Music Studio. Joe really knows how to personalize the lessons to what I want to improve on. I noticed major improvements even after my second lesson. He uses techniques that are different from most in order to really excel.
Rossi Music StudioRossi Music Studio
Thumbtack Customer
The lesson was for my 7 year old granddaughter, who is a beginner. Darlene was great, and my granddaughter was very enthusiastic.
Darlene's Piano LessonsDarlene's Piano Lessons
Youlia T.
I have gained more confidence in speaking Spanish throughout my lessons with Anne. She provides a large variety of work including worksheets, reviewing vocabulary, and one-to-one conversations. Her lessons are given in a comfortable setting, as she gives supportive feedback and makes sure you learn from your mistakes.
Anne’s Excellent TutoringAnne’s Excellent Tutoring
Jo F.
I've only done one lesson, so I can't really report based on progress, but my first impression is definitely positive. Anne is pleasant and helpful and the lesson was fun and challenging. She's grown up in Latin America so her command of Spanish is excellent. I liked her style of teaching and I'm excited about learning Spanish!
Anne’s Excellent TutoringAnne’s Excellent Tutoring
Gina Y.
My middle schooler child had private lessons with Anne by using remote learning and everything was great and my kid learned a lot. I will definitely recommend her!!!
Anne’s Excellent TutoringAnne’s Excellent Tutoring
Marilyn D.
I am a 75 year old piano student. I had been taking lessons with the best of the best, but he passed away. I didn't want to give up my lessons so I found a new teacher on Thumbtack, Helga Scheibert. Helga is also the best of the best!!! She is very friendly and quite knowledgeable. she allows you to grow at your own pace while encouraging you to do more. I have seen her work with children and she is just excellent. I would recommend Helga to anyone who wants a very skilled, professional teacher. Right now I am doing Skype lessons with her because of Covid. It is like I am with her in person. I couldn't ask for a better more qualified teacher
Dr. Scheibert's Piano StudioDr. Scheibert's Piano Studio
Lisa Y.
I have worked with 4 piano teachers so far and Nick is my favorite. I started working with Nick about 6 months ago and have made a lot of progress since. He is an excellent teacher! He structures my lesson very well including scales, fingering exercise, practice pieces, and real music pieces. I like the books and the nice combination of the materials. Nick is very professional and responsible. He tries to squeeze in as much content as possible in every lesson while tailoring it to my preference and progress. I learn new things every week. Nick is also very good at communicating and motivating students while being strict. He points out what I have done right or short every lesson. I am motivated to practice and follow his suggestions after my lessons because I know he will be very happy to see my progress and won't hide his disappointment if I didn't try hard enough. He is also very reliable and I know he will be there whenever I need him. I highly recommend him!
Nick's Music LessonsNick's Music Lessons
Thumbtack Customer
I am enjoying my guitar lessons with George. George is a very talented guitar player and a great teacher. I feel like I am learning a lot which is making practicing enjoyable.
Cocron MusicCocron Music
Amy K.
Anne has been wonderful teaching Spanish to my children (ages 8 and 6). They both eagerly look forward to lessons (we do one hour twice a week), and enjoy reviewing what they have learned outside of lessons and through light "homework" assignments. Anne is able to keep time with the kids engaging and fun! Sometimes I think they forget they are actually LEARNING! Besides being punctual, Anne always communicates clearly regarding upcoming changes and, of course, expectations. We look forward to becoming ever more fluent in Espanol!
Anne’s Excellent TutoringAnne’s Excellent Tutoring
Thumbtack Customer
While to date, I've only had two lesson with Anne, it is clear that she has a wonderful command of the language and a very relatable teaching style. My aspiration is fluency and I expect that Anne will help me to achieve that goal.
Anne’s Excellent TutoringAnne’s Excellent Tutoring
Dionne N.
Georg is very insightful and I've learned a great deal in only two lessons with him so far. He's also very flexible and willing to work with my schedule. He's a very good teacher and I appreciate his work.
Cocron MusicCocron Music
Terry I.
I love working with Anne. She is patient and clear but very structured and rigorous. My hour and 1/2 lesson flies by and I feel very supported on my path to learning Spanish. Can't recommend her highly enough!
Anne’s Excellent TutoringAnne’s Excellent Tutoring
Chandan S.
My 10 years old daughter is a student of Ms.Helga. She really enjoys her lessons. Ms. Helga is very talented and informed pianist, and as a teacher, she is so patient. She always slows down to ensure that my daughter is following the lessons and is playing every note correctly, in right posture(even over remote classes) . My daughter has made you much progress in last few months and am amazed how beautifully she is starting to play. I would highly recommend to learn Piano from her. Happy Learning!!
Dr. Scheibert's Piano StudioDr. Scheibert's Piano Studio
Thumbtack Customer
Outstanding instructor, listens to your needs, picks up with where you need to start. Responed quickly to emails, was flexible in scheduling and looking forward to plenty of lessons with Bob! Impressive style, let's you have your own style and recognizes strengths.
Green Tree GuitarGreen Tree Guitar
Jasmine S.
Joe is amazing!! My boyfriend and I have had a couple lessons with him, and, in one word, spectacular! Not only does his record speak for itself, but after just one class I can vouch that his techniques are top-notch. After only two classes, I already feel slightly more comfortable singing. For someone who’s extremely shy singing around other people, this is a genuine feat. I was genuinely worried I would choke up and couldn’t continue taking lessons out of fear of singing around a stranger, but Joe’s jokes and calming nature really makes you feel comfortable. He’s a funny and creative instructor who teaches you the foundations of singing to create a powerful singing voice that will stay with you for the rest of your life. I’m excited to continue lessons with him. Seriously, if you have any inklings to sing, contact Joe. Honestly, one of the things I look forward to in my week.
Rossi Music StudioRossi Music Studio
Brian F.
I'm currently taking lessons with Anne, and I couldn't be more satisfied. Only 2 sessions in, I was already several chapters into our book and speaking/listening/reading with confidence. One thing Anne does very well as a teacher is match the pace of the student. She will speed up or slow down depending on your progress, and while I've been challenged by our lessons, I haven't felt overwhelmed. Anne takes her job and your learning seriously, but she is very polite and accommodating as well. So, if you are serious about learning Spanish, and you'd like to enjoy the process, don't hesitate to get started with Anne.
Anne’s Excellent TutoringAnne’s Excellent Tutoring
Thumbtack Customer
Ada is very professional, knowledgeable and good with kids (i.e. patient and fun). My 5 year old takes weekly lessons from her, and in 6 months she has made great progress. Ada is great at making the most of the time in lessons to hammer out issues, and help me as a parent work with my child. She is a great teacher, and knows how to hone in on what needs improvement. She communicates very well to my child, using lots of different teaching techniques to help my child learn. If you are looking to give your child a classical foundation in piano, I highly recommend her.
Zhang Piano StudioZhang Piano Studio
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