Helaine as a teacher can be summed up in one word – PATIENCE!  I took about 8 weeks of classes from Hellie.  There were six of us learning at one time.  I was blown away by her patience as a teacher.  We had a wonderful experience and it’s been about two years since our classes ended and we still play as a group.  It’s a great game, but it has a lot of rules and it takes some time to learn them all.  I am still blown away when I think about how Helaine taught us, how natural it was for her and what an abundance of patience she has!  I strongly recommend Helaine as a canasta teacher!