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About Melissa M.

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Sunnyvale, CA

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I have experience teaching young students, including children and can create fun and inventive ways of teach beginners the basics of chess.

I've been playing chess since I was about 10 years old and I've taught several other people the basics of playing chess, including small children.

About Melissa
I have been teaching since 2006 on a variety of topics. I graduated with an BA from the University of Wisconsin. My degree is in History with and emphasis on East Asian history.

I've taught all age groups from age 2 up to retirees. My teaching experience includes one-on-one and group classes in a variety of settings. I've taught corporate classes, private lessons, small groups, and traditional classroom lessons.

We have a student-centric philosophy of learning. Lessons are generally relaxed and designed to work towards accomplishing student determined goals. While all students will study similar fundamentals regarding technique, theory, and performance, every lesson is as different as every person. Special focus on topics like music theory, self-accompaniment, composition, song writing, and home recording are available as well.


What are your personal goals? We'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations.

Lessons with small children are more focused on just having fun while developing a good musical foundation, but we prefer for them to have as much personal ownership of their lesson as possible.
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Youjia S. November 9, 2018
· Chess · Online
My daughter struggled to stay focused for the whole one hour. It would be better to have video conference option so she can see the teacher.
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Priyanka S. August 27, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Melissa was the perfect teacher for my child. She's warm, engaged, patient -- and very skilled. I think my daughter continued with her piano instruction only because she enjoyed her classes so much! If we hadn't moved an hour away, we would still be going to Melissa. She's awesome! I highly recommend her.
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James August 25, 2018
· Drum · In studio
Great teacher. I learned a lot.
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Melissa M.

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About Eric S.

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Torrance, CA
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You will have more confidence & fun when playing this great game after a few sessions whether your a beginner or more advanced.

About Eric
Hello Fellow Chess Players and Game Enthusiast, I can certainly help you not only to improve your game whether you are a astute active tournament player (for rating under 1500), wanting to be able to play a good game with your friends and/or rival, and/or just to have fun with this game whether you play online or with a board and pieces.
I have been playing tournament chess for over 25 years and achieved a Life Candidate Master Title by the US Chess Federation since 1996.
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Laurie McGuire February 21, 2019
· Chess · In home
Eric has been super with my nephew Enzo. He is very knowledgeable, and is really good to work with younger learners. He is also willing to sit with the rest of the family during the lesson so they can benefit from his knowledge as well!!
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Chloe S. February 2, 2019
· Chess · In home
Very informational. I learn a lot and had a great time!

Thanks!
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Vincent A. October 15, 2018
· Chess · In home
Eric is an incredibly talented chess player/instructor. His mastery of the game is only surpassed by his ability to teach it.
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Eric S.

Torrance, CA 90502
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About Siddharth G.

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Clarksburg, MD

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I have been teaching chess for 3 years and my students have gone on to tournament level and won competitions. Within the first few lessons, my students have developed a deeper understanding of chess strategies As the progressed further in their lessons they have developed special moves to win the chess games. I take pride in my students' success and love working with them. I do provide tournament chess boards for my students.

About Siddharth
Hi there, my name is Siddharth and I have been teaching chess in public and private schools, including private lessons, over the last three years.

I love to see students grow with each lesson and accomplish their goals. Under my tutelage, I have helped students advance from beginner level to tournament level competition. Recently, two of my students have won in their respective tournaments.

I attended De Monte Fort University in England and earned my degree in Textile Technology and Business Management in 1976. Since then I have been fortunate to be able to travel worldwide.

I enjoy teaching children of all ages, as well as adults. My philosophy is to make chess a fun experience while improving my students' technical skills.

I look forward to helping you reach your goals.
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Aneetha April 8, 2019
· Chess · Online
Mr.Siddharth is a great instructor. My son wanted to join chess, but I wasn't sure how much online classes can help. After few classes, I could see my son started showing more interest in chess and he was proud of his progress as well. He is looking forward for the class. Thats a very good sign for me. I would highly recommend Mr.Siddharth.
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Fernando February 5, 2019
· Chess · Online
He is a very friendly teacher. He has taught me a lot. I appreciate him taking his time to teach me new moves. Thank you for teaching me Siddarth. I look forward to future lessons.
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Emma G. January 26, 2019
· Chess · Online
Great first lesson for my 8 year old! Siddhartha is energetic and patient!
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About Danial A.

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Santa Monica, CA
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I have been playing chess for eight years, and have peak ratings of 2348 FIDE and 2390 USCF. Some of my accomplishments include: I am a 4 Time National Champion, ranked top ten in the country for my age group, and have achieved the titles of national master and FIDE master. Along with this I am also rated in the top 5% of all chess players. I have taught many chess camps for kids and adults across the California area and have 2 years of total teaching experience. I welcome all levels and will make sure each lesson is tailored specifically to every students needs. I can guarantee wth my help I can help you reach the next level in your game. Feel free to shoot me a message if you are interested!

About Danial
I am a professional chess player that has traveled across the world playing in tournamnent representing the U.S on an international setting. I am also ranked top ten in the nation for my age and have played some of the best in the world including former world champion Viswanathan Anand. My USCF rating is 2390 and my FIDE rating is 2340 awarding me the titles of national master and FIDE master. (top 5%) I have taught for two years now in Chess camps across the state for kids and adults and currently have regular online students as well. After receiving many hours of coaching myself and improving to where I am today, I can guarantee I can help you get to the next level. If you are ready to improve your Chess don’t hesistate to shoot me a message!
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Aidan C. August 9, 2018
· Chess · Online
My son USCF rating 1400+ took a trial lesson with Danial. Danial is methodical and systematic in his coaching. He was quick to identify what my son needs to improve in order to get to the next level. The most important thing is that my son enjoyed his one-hour lesson and literally felt that the lesson time flew by as it felt like only 2 minutes long to him. My son gives Danial thumbs up and 5 stars.
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Dean December 19, 2017
· Chess · Online
As a high rated 1500+ player, Danial was able to teach many new things about my openings and how I ca imrpove. Great coach!
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Wilson December 17, 2017
· Chess · Online
Very good chess player! Definitely worth the money!
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Danial A.

Santa Monica, CA 90403
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About Bora Y.

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Brooklyn, NY
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USCF expert & certified coach, enthusiastic about the game, and friendly teacher,

10+ years of experience working with Grandmasters,

15+ years tournament play and psychology experience,

Can help you improve on various aspects of the game -- over the board, as well as online lessons,

Specializing in players rated 800-1800 level.

About Bora
Know thyself is the saying, and it applies to chess as well.

Everyone is different. Each has his/her different objectives. Everyone also his/her own strengths and weaknesses.

I tailor the lessons taking these into the account, and focusing on improving on the weaknesses within the framework of the student's goals.

I try to put the emphasis on calculation, middle-game positions, and endgames, however.
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Thomas May 22, 2018
· Chess · In studio
I am taking weekly lessons with Bora in order to push my game to the next level. Bora is passionate about chess, and it really shows in his approach to teaching, which I find to be both entertaining and effective. Bora is also a nice person all around and I would not hesitate to recommend him to my friends and/or their kids.
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About Kris J.

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Would you like to learn how to play this beloved strategy game? Do you want to learn how to think 10 moves ahead? Chess is more than just a game, it's a life-skill and is part of critical thinking. I'd love to share my experience with you.

About Kris
I'm a pretty laid back easy going guy. If you want to learn a variety of things, check out my subjects and I'd be happy to help you.

I have quite a bit of life knowledge and experience that I'm willing to share. I see myself as more of a tutor, helping students along the path to get better grades and understand their subject material better.

Some things to expect during a lesson: We will go over the material and find any areas you are struggling with. We will hone in on those areas and get to the root of the issue, then build you up so that you have a solid base of understanding and can grow from there.

I hope we can partner to enhance your education and knowledge.
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Kris J.

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About Atousa P.

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Encino, CA

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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 I was 9, I’ve been teaching chess since 2006 and started my own chess school in 2008.

Private Lesson is an excellent way to learn, implement and achieve desired results for ambitious players or children who want to start chess methodically. Also, it helps any chess player to improve his/her proficiency. My students range are from beginner to master level.
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John M. April 10, 2019
· Chess · Online
Atousa taught me many new concepts that I hadn’t seen before and wouldn’t have been able to discover without her help.
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Atousa P.

Encino, CA 91316
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About Chris C.

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Austin, TX

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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
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More than twenty years of tournament experience; tournament wins; wins against master (2300) players. Three years teaching experience, including online and in person lessons for both children and adults. Presented lectures at the Texas Tech Knight Raiders chess club on tactics and combinations.

Teaching Style:

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.

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ne-on-one lessons, we meet weekly at a quiet place such as a bookstore or library. I also give lessons in the home. Lessons are one hour in length. Bring the game score of recent games for us to look at, if possible! I encourage students to play during the week and can give you info on local clubs and other places to play.
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Chris C.

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About Evan R.

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New York, NY
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I love teaching and playing chess! In my opinion, there's nothing better for improvement than playing with someone who shares their knowledge and experience with you as the game occurs!

I won the U.S Open unrated division in 2009 as a sixteen year old, achieving a 1600 rating (300 points above the average USCF tournament player).

I teach openings, endgame principles and mid-game tactics and strategy! However, I like to keep emphasis on the fact that chess is a game, and for most beginners, it's far better to play than to study!

A typical lesson with me as a beginning-intermediate student might involve a brief opening study, where we work through an opening of your choice together and then play from the position while I point out tactics & strategy, followed by a study of the endgame we find ourselves in.

For beginners, we start with the basics and play together!

About Evan
I'm a career string quartet musician who loves both performing and teaching. I graduated with a Master of Music degree from McGill University in Viola Performance.

I've been lucky to have many amazing opportunities so far: I've performed in Carnegie Hall as a member of the New York String Orchestra Seminar; in Yokohama and Tokyo, Japan; and in Salzburg, Austria (the birthplace of Mozart!) as a member of the Milton String Quartet. I've also toured the USA and played in many parts of Canada. My favorite experience was winning the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, the largest competition of its kind in North America!

My teaching experience is quite varied. I currently teach group classes to 3rd-5th graders here in NYC public schools. I've taught chamber music to teenagers in Indiana University's Summer String Academy and to adult lea
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To me, music is about community, and getting to play great music with close friends or family is one of the most rewarding experiences.

I also tutor chess: I grew up playing the game and my parents ran a chess club at my elementary school in rural Maine. Chess was pure fun growing up but now I see how valuable of a tool it is for teaching logic, strategy and critical thinking! I won the U.S. Open unrated division at the age of 16 with a USCF rating of 1600 and have competed in a number of other tournaments.
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Bader B. April 1, 2019
· Violin · In home
Very nice teacher
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Evan R.

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$35 / 30-min

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