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Thomas H.

33 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Thomas H.

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Beginning students can expect to learn piece movement, game rules, point value, notation, opening theory, pawn structure, en passant, check v. Checkmate v. Stalemate, pawn promotion, castling, and more. Intermediate students can expect to quickly refresh on all the above as well as learn techniques like pins, forks, skewers, discovered check, double threat, advanced openings, end game theory, tournament prep, and so much more.

About Thomas

"Good things come to those who know chess." -Thomas H. A bit about myself, I started playing chess at the age of 9 and have been playing ever since. I have been apart of several championship teams, and I have achieved many individual honors as well. I currently play chess professionally, teach

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Giovani
So far, great!
Tiffany
just makes me want to always play chess forever and ever and ever and ever hi Mr. Thomas see you on the next chess lessons bye and can you keep teaching.
Tiffany
best chess teacher ever!!!!!!
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Dipankar G.

28 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Bengali, English, Hindi
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Dipankar G.

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"My rating has gone up from 935 to 1474 in just 3 months working with Dipankar."
" I scored 1st place in the unrated category in my first chess tournament and went on to improve my rating by 200 points."
"The sessions are fun and educational and although I was a total beginner, I recently got my first ever medal in a chess tournament."

These are the testimonials from just a few of my students.

Learn from an International Chess Coach who is ranked in the top 7% of all players in the United States. As a coach, I have coached over 100 students ages 5 to 80 for 4+ years. My students have gained more than 500 rating points in a span of 3 months.

As a player, I have over 14 years of experience competing in various national and international tournaments. My USCF rating is around 1900 which puts me in the top 7% of all players in the United States.

Each lesson will be personalized to the unique strengths and weaknesses of the individual student. You will go through a structured ...

About Dipankar

"My rating has gone up from 935 to 1474 in just 3 months working with Dipankar." " I scored 1st place in the unrated category in my first chess tournament and went on to improve my rating by 200 points." "The sessions are fun and educational and although I was a total beginner, I recently got my f

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Andrew
Dipankar has been an amazing coach for my chess. He's thoughtful and precise with his teaching while keeping the lessons fun! Each lesson has been building on the previous one and I highly value his specific approach to helping adult learners of chess improve. I'm very excited to continue to work under his guidance.
Jared
When I first started getting lessons from Dipankar, I was rated around 1000 on chess.com. Since then, I've climbed up to 1500! Dipankar has a wonderful way of teaching. He lets you figure things out, and helps you along the way when you get stuck. He's given me great opening recommendations, game analyses (my games and master games), as well as many other resources to continue improving outside the lessons. Dipankar has helped me improve a TON!
Aaron
I have been taking lessons from Dipankar for five weeks. My game has already shown improvement. When I started my rating was 1050, now I am at 1250. That is a significant improvement. His lessons are engaging and he provides a lot of feedback. I recently won a difficult game using the tactics and pointers he provided in a recent lesson. I was elated. I recognized the advancement in my game. This coupled with Dipankar's tutelage continues to encourage me to strive for my goal of attaining a 2300 rating. I look forward to see what else I can achieve under his guidance.
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Jovan M.

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Starting at $70
  • Speaks Serbian, English, Russian
  • Teaches students 5 to 25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jovan M.

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lessons I do are fun for children. Chess is very interesting game and it is important how it is being presented.
Beginners will learn chess principals and get right foundation for future studies of the game.
Students will improve in all aspects of the game.
Competitive chess players will learn more about importance of endgames chess tactics and openings that will help them win more games.

About Jovan

I am FIDE and national chess master with FIDE rating 2310. I have been teaching chess in New York City schools and individually for past 20 years . Chess game should be fun for kids if is presented the right way. I will bring to students my expertise and understanding for the game; Many of my

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Joshua S.

50 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • BFA Theatre from University of Southern California
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Joshua S.

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I have been playing chess for 35 years. I play generally three times a week and win regularly. I have taught the game to over 100 people in my life. I mentor a number of young people who strongly believe that my chess instruction and the applicable thought logic lessons I inculcate have escalated their job options. I prefer students at the introductory levels to eliminate bad habits.

About Joshua

Mr. S is an accomplished public speaker (Third place in the Regionals for the 2006 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking and over 40 wins in various speech contests). He is also an avid, and successful poker player. By profession, Mr. S is a distinguished corporate, communication an

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Joshua T.
Joshua is wonderful and I recommend you take his lessons!
Michael Cohen
Very knowledgeable. Gave me some good perspectives that I think will help my game significantly.
Johnny
Josh is a professional, well rounded, effective and engaging teacher who is taking my Chess game to the next level!
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Daniel L.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Daniel L.

4 Reviews
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My students and I have at least one meeting per week with the goal of preparing them for rated competitions. During this meeting, I will go over tactical themes with the student, challenge him/her with puzzles, go over and discuss Grandmaster games and opening variations, or play training games.

I will also chat with the student and find out what she been doing, what she has been working on, and ask her what problems she has encountered during her training.

About Daniel

Hi, I'm a chess tutor and competitor! I teach students of all ages and skill levels and have volunteered for the non-profit organizations Chess Challenge in DC and Chess Girls DC. I focus on one-on-one lessons with instruction geared towards preparing my students for competitive play. My rate is $50

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Daniel
I'm an advanced player, and Daniel is patient and clear in helping me to improve - he's extremely knowledgeable and provides resources and homework so I can prepare for the next lesson
Susie
I am new to chess will likely be a happy newbie for ever. I appreciate Daniel’s patience and willingness to explain details, sometimes multiple times, and answer basic questions about terminology, how to navigate chess sites, etc.
He is flexible with his lesson plans and adjusts them to meet the needs of his student.
Maria
My 14 year old son had several lessons with Daniel and enjoyed them very much. Daniel is clearly passionate both about chess and teaching. His lessons are always planned in advance and you can request specific topic to be covered. He is very patient, and allows student time to think through moves and strategies. After the lesson, he gives you a 'homework' puzzle to solve, which was reviewed in the following lesson. Definitely recommend!
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Noah V.

1 Review
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches Beginner
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Noah V.

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It's never too late to learn a timeless game. In beginner chess, we will go over the fundamentals of the game. starting with how the pieces move and building a skill set that will lead to developing strategies and understanding chess theory. This will be a playing-based course, so you will learn by playing the game.

About Noah

Howdy! My name is Noah. I am a studio art major at Andrew College, but more importantly, I am a working artist. I am a published author and artist. I’m from Kennesaw, GA. I chose to go to Andrew College because of its work in the public art field. I plan to paint murals for my career, and I alread

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AARUSH
Excellent Coach. My 6 year old kid understand chess clearly with the movements in his first class.

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The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Duncan is $75. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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"Our 11-yr. old grandson was very happy with the things Kyle was able to show him. He felt he learned multiple strategies and he is very excited to use them!"
Sharon
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"My son has loved his chess lessons with Atousa. He participates in his lessons with a friend which is a great competitive experience. When two teenage boys happily put down their gaming controls to learn chess with Atousa, it demonstrates the best evidence I can think of to the high quality of Atousa’s teaching."
Allie
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"This is a first lesson and my daughter loves his lession."
Ji-Won Son
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Fantastic teacher, very professional and engaging. Cheers!"
Daniel S
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"...So had my 3rd zoom lesson online, was awesome!
Have a much better understanding of the game. Sam, is an excellent coach and knows his stuff-highly recommended."
Johan
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Siddharth is an excellent teacher. He was able to quickly assess my daughter's skill level and begin teaching her foundation and strategy to improve her game. Very patient and good with children. Highly recommended."
Shradha
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"I am Declan's Grandmother and I have to say this was an incredible lesson. Declan said it was awesome and I concur. We will definitely be in touch for more learning."
Declan
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"If you're a self-taught chess player that's hit a plateau, and are looking for a coach that's knowledgeable, a good listener, and knows how to help you grow from where you currently are - I'd highly recommend Jameson.

He doesn't spoonfeed you concepts, but instead shows just enough and allows you to work them out yourself, which is how I prefer to learn anyway. Also, he carefully looks over your games to find patterns, areas of improvement, and the habits that are leading to your victories or defeats.

He's not just a knowledgeable chess player, it's clear that he's an experienced chess coach."
Daniel
Took Chess lessons from Jameson T.
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"Great instructor! Sam's a fantastic and fun teacher and our kids love working with him. He's really good at what he does and he's a master player as well!"
Rodrigo Z.
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Its really, a wonderful experience. Great place to learn. Instructor is so kind & patience in teaching and technically skilled. Waiting to learn more & more."
shobana
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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