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Kyle B.

Kyle B.

4.8(114)
I'm a passionate chess player and full-time chess coach 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. In our lessons, we'll analyze full games (games that you've played as well as master-level games), study opening and endgame theory, and practice tactical motifs to improve all aspects of your play. 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. As an adult learner, I understand that getting into chess (especially later in life) can be a bit daunting. I'm here to help remove the stress from chess learning and to make the process fun and enjoyable. My lessons will help you or your children gain a deeper understanding of the art of chess and improve your confidence and ability to play the game.
$30
/30 mins
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Jerry S.

Jerry S.

5(5)
I am an experienced chess coach who works with all levels of scholastic and adult players. I hold a USCF CM title, as well as having 15+ years experience coaching absolute beginners up to A Class. I am an attacking player who has a aggressive tactical style where sacrifices and king assaults are my specialty. If you are looking to play quiet chess, then my lessons are not for you! I teach my students to seek and exploit the advantage from move 1. We will increase your knowledge of Strategy, Tactics, Positional Elements, Middlegame, Endgame, and Openings to name just a few. We will also train and hone the crucial skills necessary to improve your playing level such as Critical Thinking, Calculation, and Pattern Recognition. My goal for every student is for you to someday win a chess game against...ME! Looking forward to assisting your mastery of this awesome and amazing game!
$50
/45 mins
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Victoria N.

Victoria N.

4.9(13)
Teaching Experience 13+ years - Lead Chess Instructor in elementary/middle school (New York City 2017 - present time) - Lead Pudong brunch Chess Instructor (Shanghai 2016 - 2017) - Lead Chess Instructor (Chicago 2010-2016) - Educating students through private and semi-private lessons online and live since 2009 - Teaching in private/public schools on elementary and middle school levels since 2010 - Teaching intensive courses in chess camps for all levels and age groups 2010 - present time Playing experience - European Rapid Chess Youth Champion Girls U-18 2009 - #1 US Top Girls Under 21 2012 - Finished fourth in the U.S. Women's Championships in 2012, 2015 - Part of the U.S. National Team at Women's World Team Championship 2013, 2015 - Represented the U.S. team at the match USA against China 2013 - Life Master since 2012; Original Life Master since 2017
$44
/30 mins
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Andrew H.

Andrew H.

4.8(38)
I am a passionate chess coach available for instruction of all levels. I have been teaching for over 10 years in many schools and training private students. I have helped establish top chess teams recently including NEST+M, PS33, and Success Academy. Several of my students achieved highest performance awards - top 100 in the country, two of which are now rated as high as 2300. I have taught an advanced class with chess world champion Magnus Carlsen. I make learning and playing chess enjoyable and fun. I have achieved a Candidate Master title with FIDE and USCF ratings of approximately 2100. I have a business degree in finance from Bentley University and have worked several years on Wall Street. I enjoy all aspects of risk management and how it combines elements along with chess. I love working with children and have a strong track record of making many strong relationships. You will not find a more dedicated coach. My average student gains 200-800 points in strength quickly! Please feel free to contact me.
$30
/30 mins
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Florin is a great instructor. I asked my son (age 12) if he used any of Florin's advice/teachings in his latest chess tournament, and he said, "Yes! I used EVERYTHING he taught me." :)

David Jiroutek (Chess lessons with Florin F.)

First lesson and already I have so much helpful direction from Florin. His coaching is exactly what I’ve been looking for. He’s also personable, friendly, and easy to talk to. Looking forward to conti

Thomas (Chess lessons with Florin F.)

Very helpful and knowledgeable of the game and tactics. I'm a beginner, but I felt like a pro by the end of the lesson. I learned so much. Highly recommended.

Candice (Chess lessons with Florin F.)

What a great instructor! After six months of lessons I can say, without a doubt, Florin is the best instructor anyone could hope for. Florin is very knowledgeable and helped me improve my game more th

Kevin (Chess lessons with Florin F.)

Florin is a great instructor. I asked my son (age 12) if he used any of Florin's advice/teachings in his latest chess tournament, and he said, "Yes! I used EVERYTHING he taught me." :)

David Jiroutek (Chess lessons with Florin F.)

First lesson and already I have so much helpful direction from Florin. His coaching is exactly what I’ve been looking for. He’s also personable, friendly, and easy to talk to. Looking forward to conti

Thomas (Chess lessons with Florin F.)

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