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Eric R.

7 Reviews
Scottsdale, AZ
Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Eric R.

7 Reviews
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Whether you have never touched a chess piece in your life or you have already beaten everyone who will play with you I would be thrilled to help you plan your next move. A typical first lesson would likely involve playing a game and analyzing it for mistakes, but if that isn’t your speed I will happily provide you with tactical puzzles or lessons on notation or work with you on a particular phase of the game you want to focus on. Let me help you take things to the next level while having fun along the way.

About Eric

My students have described me as patient and engaging. It is important to me that you have fun on your journey towards mastery. That doesn't mean it will be easy. Improvement requires consistent effort over time. Let me show you some of the tools that have helped me in my efforts, and help you avoi

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Tim B.
Relaxed, no stress lesson. Eric is very encouraging with a complete novice.
Ramon L.
right on target and clear.
John
Eric did a great job allowing me to ask questions and get a clear understanding of what I needed to do. He did a great job instructing and cant wait to continue on with the lessons!
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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
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jim W.

6 Reviews
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About Jim

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

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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

Michael J.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Michael J.

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Michael J. has been a chess instructor for a private chess academy since 2008. He has taught in numerous schools in the Milwaukee area working with groups as small as 4 to as large as 30.

Michael has also given private individual lessons to students wishing to advance their chess playing skills. Michael focuses his instruction on basic strategy, traditional maneuvers, thinking ahead, mathematical ties to chess and basic movement.

About Michael

Michael has been a drums/percussion/guitar/ukulele and Chess instructor for over 12 years. Having studied and performed all styles of music, from Jazz, Blues, Rock, Symphonic Band and Marching Band music, he has a firm knowledge of varies styles of music and techniques. Michael is a former inst

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Nathanielle Gorst
Patient and flexible, moves at a pace that challenges you but doesnt push too hard which is a delicate balance!

Thank you!
Monte H.
Michael is a stickler for doing things right, but in a nice way. I feel that his mode of teaching is best, because it builds a solid foundation for further learning.
ELLIOT
After a brief intro, Mike explained where're going with his lessons. I was having some problems getting my fingers near certain fret areas he wanted me to work on, so he very kindly placed some colors tape where I'm to put my fingers. That helped a lot. Been practicing an hour per day, & I'm getting a bit better daily. I've got a long way to go, but with Mike's help I'll get there. ELLIOT

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Cristopher R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Awarded Grade 3 3rd Place Overall Points Earned in 2019-20 from EUSPBA
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Cristopher R.

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Learn the opening, mid-game strategy, and end game fundamentals!

About Cristopher

My educational teaching experience began at the age of 13 when I was a black belt helping other children learn martial arts; I shortly began teaching children's classes all by myself. In High School I taught chess as a member of the chess club where I was an undefeated player during my high school

Chris C.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Teaching since 2012
  • History from Princeton University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chris C.

1 Review
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My teaching style is progressive and tailored to the individual student. Each lesson builds on what was learned before. We go over games that the student has played, especially losses to higher rated players. For beginning players and juniors I teach the fundamentals and build from there. Suggested books are Comprehensive Chess Course, for beginners, and Chess The Easy Way by Reuben Fine, for more advanced players.

About Chris

I'm a patient and experienced chess teacher with 8 years of experience teaching children and adults. My teaching approach is practical and fun. We look at the chess games that you've played, and I teach the fundamentals of chess strategy and tactics based on these games. I have more than twenty

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Scott
Chris is an excellent teacher and he's really helped me improve my game. In one lesson he showed me an opening that I used to win against a strong player. We go over games that I've played and he always has helpful suggestions. I highly recommend Chris as a chess teacher.
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Eric R.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Eric R.

9 Reviews
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Whether you have never touched a chess piece in your life or you have already beaten everyone who will play with you I would be thrilled to help you plan your next move. A typical first lesson would likely involve playing a game and analyzing it for mistakes, but if that isn’t your speed I will happily provide you with tactical puzzles or lessons on notation or work with you on a particular phase of the game you want to focus on. Let me help you take things to the next level while having fun along the way.

About Eric

My students have described me as patient and engaging. It is important to me that you have fun on your journey towards mastery. That doesn't mean it will be easy. Improvement requires consistent effort over time. Let me show you some of the tools that have helped me in my efforts, and help you avoi

Recent Reviews
Tim B.
Relaxed, no stress lesson. Eric is very encouraging with a complete novice.
Ramon L.
right on target and clear.
John
Eric did a great job allowing me to ask questions and get a clear understanding of what I needed to do. He did a great job instructing and cant wait to continue on with the lessons!

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Phoenix, AZ

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Phoenix is $87. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $32 and $240 per hour.
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$94 average
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"So far we are really pleased with Siddharth. He is very patient and works well with my son. The lessons are engaging and fun. My son looks forward to his lesson each week."
christopher
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Richard is great! Super clear and to the point. Efficiently helped me analyze my mistakes and positions."
Dillan
Took Chess lessons from Richard B.
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"Siddarth has been a kind and patient chess teacher- he quickly gets a good idea of what level you are at and what kind of help you need. He is very flexible to your needs and wants and you will always leave each lesson with new knowledge. Highly recommend!"
Nicholas
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"My son is 8 years old and has been taking classes from Daniel for almost a year. Danial is very professional, and patient. Danial is very good at guiding the student through the thinking/analyzing process step by step by asking questions instead of just telling the student what to do. My son has learnt a lot from him, and always look forward to his next session."
Khatidja
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Mathew has trained me to think from both sides of the chess board and strategize ."
Dennis
Took Chess lessons from Mathew M.
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"Danial was a very patient and informative instructor. His skill level goes way beyond your average coach as if he is almost a gm. On top of this he made chess intriguing and I would definitely recommend him."
John
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Coach Siddharth has been a colleague of mine and a chess coach in great standing at Silver Knights Enrichment for the past few years; during this time I have had the privileged of co-coaching groups of young chess enthusiasts with him on numerous occasions and have been continually appreciative of Siddharth's ability to effectively impart his vast knowledge of chess concepts and principles to young students. In addition to his enthusiasm for teaching, he also has a patient demeanor and a wonderful way with kids. Recently I was pleased to learn that one of Siddharth's private students participated in his first scholastic chess tournament and won First Place in his division! Bravo coach!"
Jeff
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"I have only been playing chess for about a year, but my knowledge and excitement about the game increased greatly once I discovered Dipankar as a teacher. He is a knowledgeable and patient teacher: explains everything very clearly and knows how to build on a solid foundation. My games have gotten much better, my rating has gone up and I am having much more fun. Try him - you will like him."
Richard
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Mathew is an excellent teacher. He's patient, understanding, and knowledgable."
Leo
Took Chess lessons from Mathew M.
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"My son said it was very good class, the teacher helped him a lot"
Carter
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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