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Dennis U.

2 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks some japanese
  • psychology / bio sciences from ucla
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dennis U.

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I have been playing chess for well over 30 years. I have taught one on one
children and adults for about 10 years. I have great patience when I teach
students never believing that any concept is too difficult to understand or
master. I have a love for the game that I want to instill in others
I have hundreds of chess books and have gotten to know lots of chessplayers
throughout the years. I do my best to have my students gain and UNDERSTANDING of the game rather than just rote memorization.

About Dennis

I have been playing chess for 30 + years and have a USCF expert rating. I have taught chess in afterschool programs and one on one in homes for over 10 years. I feel I have great patience especially with young children as their attention span is usually not that long. I have taught children as y

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Liam H.
My son looks forward to his weekly chess lesson with Dennis
Charles C.
very good
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Joshua F.

61 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, Mandarin
  • BS, BA from Rutgers University
  • Teaching since 2015
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Joshua F.

61 Reviews
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From castling to rey de Lopez to the gambit, I can teach you chess.

About Joshua

Hello, my name is Joshua. I have years of experience in teaching children, in music and many other subjects---including work with special needs children. I have been in professional bands, composed electronic music for video games and YouTube videos, and written and contributed to textbooks on mu

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Joshua G.
Joshua was very patient and nice. He worked at my son's pace and helped him feel more confident. We had a great experience!
Adam F.
Great as always!
AJ
Had to stop the class within 19 minutes because:
a) he showed a plain chess board with no numbers and letters and was forcing my kid to tell him coordinates/spaces as letters/numbers which my son has never learned before,
b) more importantly, he was extremely impatient with my son- when my son made a move but then immediately changed his mind (he's 6), Josh would be grunting in the background

Not the kind of impatience I would expect with a teacher that claims to be able to teach kids. When I jumped in and said I don't think this is working, he angrily said, "FINE!" NEVER AGAIN.
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Jameson T.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jameson T.

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I have experience teaching beginners and intermediate players for the last 5 years. Incredibly flexible with the schedule and the amount of time is up to you!

About Jameson

I am an active tournament player and director. At the moment, I am a Class A player actively improving. Currently I have experience teaching both beginners and intermediate players. My schedule for the lessons will work around you. The first lesson I will assess your game through games played and se

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Daniel
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.
Grayson
Has a deep understanding of chess and is able to explain things well
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Thomas H.

33 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Thomas H.

33 Reviews
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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
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Hindi, Bengali, English
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Bachelor of Technlogy (Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering) from National Institute of Technology Rourkela
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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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Parth B.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 to 40
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Parth B.

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I am an internationally rated chess player based in Columbus, Ohio. I studied Economics & Film at Yale University and graduated in May, 2020. Originally from India, I have won several state level & national level championships including the 2014 & 2016 Indian National Schools Championships. Throughout my career, I have played & beaten several international masters, grand-masters & currently possess a UCSF rating performance of 2200 based on my only UCSF rated tournament. My strengths lie in opening theory, middle game tactics & basic end-games. I use ChessBase, Leela Zero & sample games as my training methods. In addition to this, I used to provide blind & under-privileged children squash lessons back in Delhi, India & have significant experience training students of all ages.

About Parth

Hey! I am an internationally rated chess player based in Columbus, Ohio! I graduated from Yale University with degrees in economics & film and played on the varsity squash and club chess team there. Currently, I work at a startup in San Francisco, but continue to live & fall in love with the mid

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Elliott
Parth might be what he says, but something is unlikely -- he has "UCSF" when it's "USCF"!
Kellen
Parth is doing a great job. I took lessons from Parth to understand and get better at chess openings. He has a phenomenal grasp of fundamentals and his online teaching is very user-friendly. I would recommend Parth to anyone who wants to improve at chess.
Vedant Kapoor
I had taken online classes from Parth at a time when my chess rating had become stagnant at 1200. Parth is a very creative coach as he not only focuses on chess openings like Sicilian and French Defense, but also taught me several variations that I had a problem facing in the past. He has a great interactive style of teaching and my rating improved from 1200-1540 in a matter of just 3 months.

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The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Encino is $78. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $210 per hour.
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"Eric was wonderful. He had lots of patience, which I appreciated. And he was very polite and respectful."
Gwendolyn
Took Chess lessons from Eric S.
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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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"Mr. Siddharth is an excellent chess teacher with great patience and experience! My son has been enjoying the chess classes he teaches online."
Kevin
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"My first chess lesson and Kyle was kind, patient, thorough and passionate about chess. I am excited for my next class."
Arnav
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Great patience and positive energy"
Myla
Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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"I normally don’t leave feedback, but wanted to take the time to say that I am extremely pleased with Sam and he has exceeded our expectations. Our son loves his
Lessons! Thank you."
Milos
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"The teacher young , but my son likes him. More accessible. He feel he can understand better . When the first lesson finish. My son very exciting!
The teacher know how can let student love chess!"
Derrick
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Excellent Coach. My 6 year old kid understand chess clearly with the movements in his first class."
AARUSH
Took Chess lessons from Noah V.
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"Dipankar has been an absolute wonder for my chess improvement; after only one lesson! He has a real talent for finding one's weaknesses in their play simply by quickly analyzing their games which is a huge asset. Secondly, he also takes time to not only give you areas to work on, but also the means and resources to do so. Dipankar was constantly giving me advice as weeks went by and has been coaching me regardless of wether or not I am in a lesson! He is a natural teacher and a stellar guy. I recommend him for anyone looking to improve their chess."
Brett
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"It was a bit hard to schedule a lesson with him because of our work schedule and his school schedule. He did mention it was finals week for him so i understand. We actually lost track of time and spend an extra 30 mins playing! It was fun! And i will schedule another lesson soon!"
Denise
Took Chess lessons from Hiro H.
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