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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 Virginia Beach lessons teachers
Thumbtack Customer
The lessons are always fun and informative. Chris is very patient and adapts lessons to your personal learning style.
Creative Music & EntertainmentCreative Music & Entertainment
Zech B.
Joe is an excellent teacher. His knowledge of the guitar and music theory make the lessons fun and he is good at finding teachable moments. He has a good grasp on what is manageable to learn in between lessons. I was nervous about doing lessons over Skype at first but it's much more convenient and I'm not missing anything.
Joe's Guitar LessonsJoe's Guitar Lessons
Kriss L.
My son and I are both taking lessons with Dennis and love it.
Dennis AuthDennis Auth
Tera Z.
Great at responding and we will start lessons when my child's guitar arrives.
Steve JolemoreSteve Jolemore
Michael S.
Jan was very sweet and my boys learned a lot from her. However, she had to reschedule frequently for one reason or another. I was very accommodating with respect to this and made no issue of it, as my schedule was relatively flexible. However, when I had to reschedule, she informed me that she was not obligated to make up the lesson. I had asked her what her cancellation/makeup policy was prior to hiring her, and she made no mention of this. Her exact words were, “just call me before hand and we can figure it out”. She required payment for the month up front, and with all of her cancellations and makeup lessons, it was difficult to keep up with exactly how many lessons were left and what needed to pay for. Fortunately, I started keeping track of how many lessons were still due, because she tended to “forget” how many lessons we were behind and many times, her version was not the same as mine until I pulled out the notebook and recalled every event. The final straw was when I told her that I would pay her for 4 out of 5 weeks of the next month because we still had a makeup appointment due. She convinced me that she would be present for a makeup lesson the next week and that I should still pay her for 5 weeks. Unfortunately, I agreed. She didn’t show up for the makeup lesson and tried to convince me that I would still have to pay her for 5 weeks because the makeup lesson was due to me cancelling on her. That was not the case. Bottom line: she is really nice and great with the kids, and they are learning. If you hire her, keep a detailed ledger of what happens, or else she will confuse you and try to get one over on you. Repeatedly.
Jan Haflin piano teacherJan Haflin piano teacher
Robert T.
After a long conversation and an initial lesson, we are both on the same page as far as my interests in learning guitar. I think we will be a great fit.
Steve JolemoreSteve Jolemore
Mary M.
Patricia has been great to work with! I am a beginning student and her teaching has made the information easy to comprehend. She is well organinzed and communicates the lessons well.
Aprende español con Patricia StuhrAprende español con Patricia Stuhr
Michael S.
After speaking with Steve, I found him to be very knowledgeable, professional, and helpful. I have not started lessons yet, but I feel he will be a good match for what I would like to learn.
Steve JolemoreSteve Jolemore
Thumbtack Customer
Edward is wonderful and I am saying this with the confidence of having only one lesson thus far. He worked with me right away with scheduling and really had so much to say about the power of music, which is something I have always felt. I had experience in vocals and piano, but always wanted to learn guitar. I brought a $15 guitar with me to my first lesson knowing that Edward would need to restring it. Unbeknownst to me the guitar was pretty much worthless, so he helped me find a reasonably priced guitar on line and really had my best interest at heart. His follow up has been wonderful, giving me chords to practice and theory to follow. His teaches the guitar and lets you make it your own. Very nice and easy to work with and would highly recommend based on my passed music lessons.
Online Guitar : The Time is NowOnline Guitar : The Time is Now
Michael M.
I decided to finally take voice lessons after Covid hit and I am so thankful I found Caitlin. I had always sort of thought that singing ability was something you were either born with or not, but I was shown otherwise. I’ve been working with Caitlin a few times a month for about 8 months and wow. The difference between my “singing” prior to lessons and now is night and day. I can confidently say “yes, I know how to sing,” and that is thanks to Caitlin. I look forward to working with her more in the future.
Caitlin McKechney - Voice Teacher!Caitlin McKechney - Voice Teacher!
Thumbtack Customer
I've been having lessons from Mr. Baker for about 2 months now and he's been incredibly helpful. He let's me know what I need to focus on in my practice and offers tons of support. Would highly recommend.
Online Guitar : The Time is NowOnline Guitar : The Time is Now
My two kids, 5 and 7 years old, are enjoying their piano lessons with Jan. She is always on time and gives us flexibility about time or date if we need it. She comes to our home. We can see our children improve. She is very patient with them and encouraging. We highly recommend her. We are very happy with her.
Jan Haflin piano teacherJan Haflin piano teacher
Pete M.
Borja I want to say mucho gusto fantastico. You are prompt, patient and helpful. I could not ask for more from a teacher. I am just learning Spanish but have already started feeling comfortable with the basics after 4 lessons. I highly recommend Borja for anyone starting out to learn Spanish or wanting to take their skills to the next level.
First Hand SpanishFirst Hand Spanish
Ben C.
Sharon Clark makes learning the piano fun and easy. She applies simple techniques and builds upon them gradually and to the speed of the leaner. Her key musical insight coupled with her warm personality and years of experience helps her to personalize the lesson to best suit how you learn. I am really happy that I have to the chance to learn piano from her!
Living Waters MusicLiving Waters Music
Thumbtack Customer
My short but notable time with Edward Baker has been exceptional. His ability to connect the spiritual, emotional, and technical aspects of guitar playing and theory has opened my eyes to a new approach to music and its connection to personal fulfillment. His wit, knowledge, and humor (including great literature and instructional material recommendations) have me looking forward to each weekly lesson!
Online Guitar : The Time is NowOnline Guitar : The Time is Now
Thumbtack Customer
Not only is Edward a great guitar teacher, hes a great human being ! During our lessons its easy to see and hear the passion he has for not just music , but TEACHING music. He has a very romantic and spiritual look on music and is excited about spreading his knowledge. Ive just begun playing guitar and since starting with Ed its sparked a new love for practicing ! I would absolutely recommend him to anyone who wants to to start on this extremely exciting adventure :)
Online Guitar : The Time is NowOnline Guitar : The Time is Now
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