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Jim W.

6 Reviews
Glendale, AZ
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1975
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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
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Mathew M.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish
  • High School Diploma from Norristown Area High School
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mathew M.

26 Reviews
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I have been coaching chess for many years. What makes chess lessons unique with me is that I make the chess lessons exciting, fun to learn, I point out mistakes/weaknesses in a very kind way, I give good examples of moves/positions relate to real life, I teach people the psychology of playing chess, and I improve people's game through love and repetition. I teach several opening variations as well as middle-game and end-game tactics. But I focus on what people's weaknesses are and I make those weaknesses their greatest strength.

About Mathew

I have been coaching chess for years. I have been passionately studying the game of chess for 13 years. I am currently a 1987 USCF player (Class A player). My highest rating was 2121 for chess.com blitz rating. But I am committed to go to 2200+ USCF player (National Master player). I have won sever

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John G
I was stuck in a rut and unsure about how to improve my chess game. After a few lesson with Matt I feel a lot better about where I am at, and have been steadily improving over the last few weeks. Matt was able to figuring out why I was stuck, and what I needed to work on to get my chess abilities to the next level. Would highly recommend him for anyone who is looking to improve their game!
Emmit
Matt is a good teacher and a personable guy. Lessons are explained very well. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to advance their game !!!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Leo
Mathew is an excellent teacher. He's patient, understanding, and knowledgable.

Lawrence B.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • MS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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Lawrence B.

22 Reviews
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I teach beginners, intermediate, and advanced players.

Advance players are those who play in tournaments and have a USCF (United States Chess Federation) rating between 1000-1799.

For advance players I offer a special package which includes a longer session, PGN (Portable Games Notation) of master level games and access to a chess Share drive.

About Lawrence

I have worked independently as a chess teacher for over 14 years. I play in National tournaments and I have an online chess profile. I have worked with two of the largest chess instruction companies in the U.S., Silver Knights and Chess Wizards. My primary focus is with students who play in t

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Steve Kaufman
Very knowledgeable. Great Style
Matthew
Very good instructor, I have had two lessons so far with Lawrence. The first lesson he introduced me to the type of software he uses, he referred me to certain websites I should check out, like chessgames.com where we analyzed some master games in the opening that I play and an overview of what we would cover in lessons. My second lessons we worked on some tactics and some positions because I wanted to focus on more of my middle game. And he also helped prepare me for an upcoming tournament I am playing in by going over my openings. His explanations are clear, and he provides many additional resources to explore and study.
Kathy
Lawrence is just awesome .. I am doing so much better than I ever dreamt I could. I a so happy to have found him! Thank you Lawrence

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Savetha C.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Savetha C.

35 Reviews
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Welcome to Riyaa School of Chess!

About your tutor:
My name is Savetha CH and I'm a professional chess player. Current USCF rating 2129 (USCF ID : 16699312). I've been playing chess since 1997 and I love what I do!

Notable achievements:
In US Women top 100 list. (46th as per Sep 2019)
Commonwealth Bronze medalist (Delhi)
World Youth Team Silver Medalist (Russia)
Best Women Award (Spain)
Best Female Player (Singapore)
Mississippi Open State 3rd
Mississippi Women Chess Champion

I focus on quality teaching on a 1 on 1 basis and making the learning experience the best to improve your chess skills.

About Savetha

Hi! My name is Savetha CH and I'm a professional chess player. Current USCF rating 2129 (USCF ID : 16699312). I've been playing chess since 1997 and I love what I do! Notable achievements: In US Women top 100 list. (46th as per Sep 2019) Commonwealth Bronze medalist (Delhi) World Youth Team S

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Veronica
Wonderful instructor
Skyler
Warm, gentle and easy going instructor
Jai
Knowledgeable, friendly, listens to you and caters the puzzles as per your requirement. Also, if requested to change the class date in case of emergency - she is very flexible with her schedules and alters the class date (instead of marking canceled - which Takelessons will deduct the amount). Glad I chose her for my son!
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Omar J.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • BA- Criminology, Law, and Justice from University of Illinois in Chicago- UIC
  • Teaches students 11 and up
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Omar J.

2 Reviews
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As far as chess goes, anyone can learn how to move a piece, control the board, or utilize move patterns. The thing that separates the average from the adept is the understanding of the multiple levels of "playing". Starting with your mind set, moving on to the game board, and ultimately defeating the opponent sitting across from you...

Defeating your opponent is literally the goal of chess. So, it is important to remember to have fun while being competitive.

I am a Chess Player, and have been since elementary school where I joined the chess club and became addicted to the game. That's when found out my younger brother was cheating when he taught me how to play a few weeks before. Needless to say he cant win against me anymore...OK fine, he gets lucky sometimes...at the end of the day we supported each other and our friends at a bunch of chess tournaments!

Now, at this point in my life, it is time to share some chess knowledge and support someone who is looking for that ...

About Omar

As with anything else I teach It is important to understand the fundamentals and then gain knowledge from those experiences onward. Learning and enjoying anything depends on practice experience as well as separate tactics that cause you to be unique and create an advantage only you have.

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Sairam M.
Omar is an awesome instructor to teach on Method Acting.He understands the student aspiration and train accordingly.he motivates the actor with his excellent advises and provide inspirational thoughts to the actor.I am sure he can make best actors/actresses/artists through his own specific ways of method acting skills.thank you Director:).
Craig
When I first began my search for an acting coach I was stressed out because I knew I needed help but I didn't know how to start. Luckily I found the Director, Omar. The Director began by interviewing me to see what my goals and potential were. He then developed a specific lesson plan designed around what he called "The Fundamentals" and I progressed since then. Now after a few months of the Directors support, I know confidently that I am an Actor. I learned things about human behavior and method acting that I couldn't find in any video or online source. The Director somehow made things simple to understand and I'm glad for it. I am not done with the lessons, but since he has supported me and shared his knowledge, the least I can do is share my experience. Thank you Director!

Hagen Q.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 to 14
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2018
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Hagen Q.

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Instead of teaching common openings that everyone knows about, I can teach tricky openings that are filled with traps. I use many different openings on Chess.com and confuse opponents. I also teach tactics and am rated over 2300 on tactics.

About Hagen

Normally, chess teachers will teach you about classic openings such as the Ruy Lopez or the fried liver. However, I teach uncommon openings that are actually easily playable. If you are tricky in chess I strongly recommend you play my openings.

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Phoenix, AZ

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Phoenix is $89. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $240 per hour.
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"Really enjoyed my first lesson, it was fun and learned some good things. Excited for the next lesson!"
Mac
Took Chess lessons from John H.
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"Excellent chess instructor. Very patient and experienced teaching my children 6 and 7 years of age. Always on time."
Elisa
Took Chess lessons from Melissa M.
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"Great teacher, very informative. It was able to learn a lot and given guidance on what to continue working on.
Thank you Atousa!"
Nick
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"the best , my 6yr old daughter , who is very shy & normally will take time to adjust with new but she was very happy with Ms Melissa. The BEST are very small word to describe her."
chris
Took Chess lessons from Melissa M.
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"Wanted to share my experience. I'm in my late 30's and wanted to improve my chess skills, and i'm so happy I was able to find Sam. The lessons are challenging, but at the same time very fun! I have already improved my USCF rating by 372 points in 3 months!! After having tried 3-4 other chess teachers, Sam's been the absolute best and will stick with him!"
Daniel S.
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Matt’s coaching has helped me improve my mid and end game play tremendously. I had the tendency to make moves that would sabotage my strong board positions and lead to slow, but sure defeats. Much of Matt’s coaching has helped me see how to leverage my pawns and structure my board for better end-game closings."
Patrick
Took Chess lessons from Mathew M.
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"Matt has patiently and attentively worked with me for two years boosting my chess rating from approximately 900 to mid 1300’s. He’s taught me tactics, general strategy, theory and a love of the game. Win or lose, I love the game and credit Matt’s instilling his love of the game in me."
Ira
Took Chess lessons from Mathew M.
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"Our son, Sean, really enjoyed his first lesson with Aaron."
Sean
Took Chess lessons from Aaron C.
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"First lesson was great."
Aniket
Took Chess lessons from Mark J.
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"Had a great first lesson. Can't wait for the next two!"
Matthew
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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