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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 Alexandria lessons teachers
Kerrey L.
I love how my lessons are geared toward exactly the areas I want to work on and grow in. Every minute of the lessons are used to teach- there is no time wasted! Highly recommend!
Great Wayne ProductionsGreat Wayne Productions
Matt H.
Julia was great! Can’t wait for my next lesson.
Dr. Julia Aguayo (A.B.D)Dr. Julia Aguayo (A.B.D)
Thumbtack Customer
Tona is great to work with. I had my first lesson today and I already feel that she is genuinely supportive and there to help me overcome my anxiety with singing. She can personalize each lesson and teach whatever techniques are unique for that person's stage of vocal development. She listens to your concerns and goals and is able to work the lessons to your liking. She is also easy to talk to and open to feedback. She works with you to build whatever you need help with and provides the knowledge and experience to back up the lesson.
Aida StudiosAida Studios
Kristina W.
Fantastic first lesson. Really enjoyed the exercises and Maddie’s great personality.
Maddie Tarbox Vocal Studios (Alexandria, VA)Maddie Tarbox Vocal Studios (Alexandria, VA)
Thumbtack Customer
From first lesson, Morgan convinces you that you will be a guitar player.
Morgan HenryMorgan Henry
Julie L.
She is wonderful!!!! I would recommend her to anyone looking for vocal lessons!!!!
Maddie Tarbox Vocal Studios (Alexandria, VA)Maddie Tarbox Vocal Studios (Alexandria, VA)
Mandi C.
Tona has been so professional. My daughter looks forward to every lesson!
Aida StudiosAida Studios
Vincent B.
Debbie was AWESOME!! I didn't know what to expect and she made me relaxed. I learned that my breathing was not what I thought it was but I enjoyed my lesson and look forward to my already scheduled next lesson. I highly recommend her!!!!
The SingerStudioThe SingerStudio
Thumbtack Customer
I have been taking piano lessons from Mark for the last 6 months and it has been a fantastic experience! He is very friendly and patient and he absolutely knows what he is doing. He has a love and passion for music which he will share with you as you grow as a musician. He is very flexible and accommodating when it comes to scheduling or rescheduling your lessons. I would highly recommend Mark Deffenbaugh for any music lessons you need.
Deffenbaugh House Of MusicDeffenbaugh House Of Music
Lorena C.
Amazing teacher, extremely patient and truly passionate and dedicated to his students! I am so greatful for his lessons
Brian R. O'HareBrian R. O'Hare
Hollyann M.
Lauren is working wonderfully with my 14 yr old daughter! Love having the Zoom lessons for Isabella during our quarantine!
Singing With LaurenSinging With Lauren
Hassan B.
Learning things efficiently. Lisa doesn't waste your money or time learning things you dont need to learn. She makes every hour of lessons count.
Lisa Chang MusicLisa Chang Music
Lauren is quite affable. She responded to my inquiry regarding singing lessons for my daughter rather quickly, and away we went. We look forward to working with her.
Singing With LaurenSinging With Lauren
Karen E.
I've only had one lesson with Dave so far, however that said - I felt that it was such a good lesson, his communication was so excellent, and his lesson was easy to understand as well as his willingness to work with me (I come from violin and cello, so thumb muscle memory and some other things I have to unlearn, and he was patient with that) on certain things that I had to go ahead and place a review on here. He laid out the lesson very well and I felt as an absolute beginner that was just getting into it, that I learned a lot just in that 45 minutes. He gave detailed notes that I could easily follow while practicing and made sure to explain everything and answer all my questions. He was punctual on time, which I appreciated, and even when he thought he might be running a little late, he texted me to let me know that he might be. Considering his background and the variety of music that he has in his repertoire I really appreciate the style and professionalism that he's going to bring to our lessons. I sought him out specifically over everyone else because of this very fact as that speaks to me, as someone with a music background, of someone that is flexible and willing to not only teach but still learn themselves. I find that invaluable in a teacher and appreciate that.
Dave Cipriani (ONLINE) Guitar LessonsDave Cipriani (ONLINE) Guitar Lessons
Gregory M.
I truly enjoyed and appreciated working with Great Wayne Productions. My Vocal Coach was superb and patient. I learned a lot. I am looking forward to the the next lesson. Can’t wait! GMackBey
Great Wayne ProductionsGreat Wayne Productions
Elmer G.
I took a risk on with their guitar teacher without receiving any testimonials. He failed to show for a scheduled lesson, did not notify me, and did not respond to me outreach. Very poor business. I requested a refund.
OFF-C Music AcademyOFF-C Music Academy
Katina S.
Borja was an excellent tutor! He's very thorough with his explanations of the material. He was also very patient when I had questions. We were speaking and working on sentence structure in the very first lesson! I'd highly recommend Borja for tutoring services.
First Hand SpanishFirst Hand Spanish
Thumbtack Customer
Ienura -- or "Z," as she prefers to be called (we use "Miss Z," because we're like that) -- has been wonderful with my 9-year-old daughter. There is laughing and cheerleading and learning happening throughout the lesson, which is so much more effective than the scales and metronomes of my youth. After only a few lessons, my daughter has memorized pieces and is starting to recognize notes on a page! Hats off to Miss Z! Oh wait ... Did I leave out the best part? She comes to you! No need to drive to yet another after-school activity; she delivers! Case closed. Hire this woman!
Z Piano LessonsZ Piano Lessons
Thumbtack Customer
Sean has been a great teacher. He uses my interests to move me forward in what I should and want to know. The lessons are always interesting and what he always provides me with a good project for the week that makes me want to play and hold on to the new skills during the week. He is a great teacher.
Sean's Music LessonsSean's Music Lessons
Thumbtack Customer
We have been taking piano lessons from Mr. Wheatley for about 4 months. Overall it has been a great experience. He has a casual air but is a stickler with technique. Mr. Wheatley's style is a good fit for someone who is put off by the formality of many classical piano teachers but want to learn classical piano. We would recommend his services without hesitation.
Wheatley Music StudioWheatley Music Studio
John L.
Julia is an excellent teacher- when I started with her she quickly assessed my strengths and weaknesses. I’ve been very happy with my improvement in a relatively short amount of time. It’s clear she is invested in the development of her students- she sends me pieces from time to time in between lessons that I would like and help me progress. Best teacher you can find anywhere.
Dr. Julia Aguayo (A.B.D)Dr. Julia Aguayo (A.B.D)
Esias E.
What I liked the most about working with Wayne productions is how comfortable I felt during the lesson, I have a lot of goals that I want to accomplish with my voice and a lot of it takes a lot of opening up and exploring new parts of my voice, I felt really comfortable and I felt like the things I learned actually taught me something that I walked away with to practice untill next time!! Excited to see the progress that I make through the year!
Great Wayne ProductionsGreat Wayne Productions
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