I can answer questions about stitches, what the abbreviations for crochet terms are and what they mean, what kinds of patterns are available and where, what kinds of projects should beginners undertake, how to begin, what hooks you should use, why you should crochet instead of knit, and other kinds of questions along those lines.
When it comes to crochet, I combine not only the knowledge that I received from my grandmother when she first taught me to crochet (and we all know grandmothers are the best crocheters out there), but what I've learned from years of teaching myself and seeking out new tricks and patterns. In fact, I'm in the process of creating a book of patterns that I've designed myself for amigurimi. I've crocheted apparel, toys, blankets, leper bandages (that I've donated for humanitarian purposes), and much more. I can help young people understand that crocheting can be fun and fashion-forward and isn't only for those in nursing homes.
As of right now, I have two ebooks that have been published on the Kindle and the NOOK, and am working on various other projects.
Unfortunately, I don't have any formal education in crocheting, besides the handed down knowledge from multiple generations.