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Jim W.

6 Reviews
Glendale, AZ
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • B.A. in Bible with minor in music from Harding College
  • Teaching since 1975
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Jim W.

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Experienced, Highly Qualified Math Tutor and Music Teacher Available! My Wednesday availability is for the area around Maryvale and south Glendale. I could add some time on Sunday if necessary. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday would be for areas more to the East. Math got you down? It can b

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Thuclam & Thucquyen H.
It was good
Liv
He’s very patient and nice. He seems very musically knowledgeable!
Bill D.
Helped a lot. Will learn thanks to Jim
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Danial A.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded 5 Time National Chess Champion from United States Chess Federation
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Danial A.

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At age 11 I achieved the title of Master, and since then have become an International Master (with 1 Grandmaster norm), 5-time National Champion and am currently the #1 18-year-old on the west coast of the United States. Without chess instruction from the most patient, inspiring, and hardworking chess coaches none of this would have been possible.

I began to play chess at 7 years old and after my coach ended our first class by saying, "Every champion was once a beginner" my youthful imagination ran wild and I was hooked. My early development in chess proved to be nontraditional where my structured classes provided by my school were supplemented by the aggressive, unconventional playing styles I learned from spending my weekends sneaking games in with hustlers at my local chess park. Yet learning these vastly different approaches to the game allowed me to become a more complete player, and after 6 weeks of practice, I could beat every kid in my class and almost defeated my coach. ...

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At age 11 I achieved the title of Master, and since then have become an International Master (with 1 Grandmaster norm), 5-time National Champion, North American Junior Champion, and am currently the #1 19-year-old on the west coast of the United States. Without chess instruction from the most patie

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Barbara
Fantastic instructor! Very nice individual as well
Carlyle
Superb instructor and great person. It takes talent to explain these difficult concepts
Carl
Great teacher and person. Very kind and understood immediately which weaknesses I had and how I could improve them. 11/10 Recommend to everyone
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Atousa P.

32 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Farsi, Russian
  • Bachelor's degree of Sport Science from Tehran University
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Atousa P.

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Learn Chess from a Woman Chess Grand Master!

She's been teaching chess from beginner to advanced level for more than 10 years.
She's been playing chess professionally Since 1996.

About Atousa

Becoming the world youth champion at 12 and chess Grand Master at 20, would have never been possible without receiving the best chess lessons from my trainers and coaches. Everyone needs guidance in chess, I’m here to share my knowledge with you. Despite being a professional chess player since

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Shea
Great experience. I learned a large amount in just 90 minutes. She was very patient with me and took the time to address portions of the game that I was both interested in learning and were important that I was not aware of. Well worth every dollar spent.
Michael D.
Amazing instructor. My advice, if you want to learn, learn from the best. My understanding of chess is so much better after my lessons from Atousa. She is awesome. Answer all my questions, taught me how to practice and what to practice. How to understand seemingly simple concepts that separate low rated players from high rated players.
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Hassan D.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $17
  • Speaks Farsi
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Hassan D.

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I will teach you the great game of chess! I am experienced in teaching players of all ages, from total beginners to the high intermediate range of 1600-1700 ELO.

I will help you absorb key motifs and strategic plans in an enjoyable way, by guiding you through a carefully selected set of brilliant games and thematic positions which will boost your understanding. To balance out this conceptual work, we will learn concrete chess thought processes which are actually applicable throughout life: how to use the principle of falsification to sort good-looking moves from truly effective ones, how to manage your time both in training and over the board, how to select an opening and prepare a repertoire, and how to evaluate and understand any chess position. Ambitious players, including kids looking to break into tournament play, can look forward to my tried and tested methods for rapid chess improvement, which are based around rigorous tactical training, while casual players looking for a ...

About Hassan

I am an incoming Neuroscience and Philosophy double major at the University of Chicago.

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Mustafa
Hassan went above and beyond as a chess instructor. Before we met, he went thru my games and familiarized himself with how I play and found my weaknesses. When we joined the call, he had some sample positions for me to analyze and did a great job explaining how I should approach that position. Hassan also frequently took the time to make sure I understood the concept and made sure to come up with sample situations for any question that I had. Within 1 lesson, I felt that I had much better grasp of how to improve and what I need to work on. Strongly recommend Hassan to anyone who wants to take their chess game to the next level
Hari
Hassan is amazing! He helped me gain a new perspective, and better understanding of my strengths and weaknesses. His personalised list of tactics to practice and grandmaster games to study has helped me tremendously to improve. He continues to support and guide me post-lesson. A highly recommended instructor!
Nihal
I met Hassan over video call, and sent him a lichess study of my previous classical games. He was incredibly flexible, helpful, and instructive. He was tremendously good at teaching patterns, middlegame planning, as well as giving me general opening advice. I would wholeheartedly recommend him as an instructor.
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Dipankar G.

28 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Bengali, Hindi
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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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 ...

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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 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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Kyle B.

92 Reviews
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Starting at $25
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Kyle B.

92 Reviews
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I'm a passionate chess player with an extensive knowledge of chess theory who specializes in teaching beginner/intermediate (up to ~1600 USCF) players of all ages. Lessons will be personalized to focus on student's weaknesses and areas of needed improvement, as well as generalized chess instruction. Chess is a great platform to improve critical thinking skills and one's ability to focus, as well as a great way to have fun. My lessons will help you or your children gain an understanding of the art of chess and improve your confidence and ability to play the game.

About Kyle

I'm a class B (almost class A) player who has been playing chess competitively for the last few years, though I've been playing the game since I was a child. I regularly play in competitive over-the-board tournaments, as well as playing daily online. I am currently in the top 1% of players on Chess.

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Shaojuan
very patient and clear with explaining
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"Sam is very engaging and lively. My son is naturally quiet but Sam asked questions to draw him out. We're looking forward to more lessons."
Jäger
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Very informational. I learn a lot and had a great time!

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Chloe
Took Chess lessons from Eric S.
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"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
Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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"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!"
Maria
Took Chess lessons from Daniel L.
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"Great 3rd lesson. Extremely pleased with the lessons, super fun!"
Emanuel
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"My kids are enjoying coach Siddharth chess classes. He is a great coach. My kids

are always look forward to going to his classes. Coach Siddharth has helped improve

their chess games greatly. My kids are ready to part in the tournament. I would

highly recommend any parents to send their kids to coach Siddarth chess classes."
ranjana
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Fascinating game explained by a true expert."
Faith M.
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"My 7 year daughter likes taking chess lessons with Mr. Josh. He is kind and smart, a very good instructor for children."
Wendy
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"I just want to say, "I am very pleased working with Thomas." I never thought that I could master the game of chess especially by being impatient and a slower learner. This is my fourth lesson and I have already played a game of chess. Thank You So Much, Thomas. I can't wait until my next lessons."
Myat
Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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"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"
Daniel
Took Chess lessons from Daniel L.
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