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Cindle V.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Awarded Teacher of the Year from Magnolia Science Academy
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Cindle V.

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I am ranked as a top female chess player and have played the game for most of my life. I have played in many national, state, and local tournaments and place well. I have been teaching students of all ages for over 15 years. I make lessons fun and enjoyable but also very understandable. I teach all levels and ages. This is a great game and I believe anyone can benefit from learning the game of chess.

About Cindle

Hello, my name is Cindle V. and I love teaching music and chess. I have been teaching for 12 years. I have a bachelor's degree in music education and am currently teaching around 30 lessons a week to students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. My experience working with all types of l

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Scarlett
Very motivating personality to get a young teenager to practice! Expert at her craft.
Brett
A great start, exactly what I needed.
Larry B.
Cindle was easy going and made learning enjoyable. Highly recommend!
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Daniel L.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, French
  • Awarded Candidate Master from United States Chess Federation
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Health, and Society from Cornell University
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Daniel L.

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My students and I have at least one meeting per week with the goal of preparing them for rated competitions. During this meeting, I will go over tactical themes with the student, challenge him/her with puzzles, go over and discuss Grandmaster games and opening variations, or play training games.

I will also chat with the student and find out what she been doing, what she has been working on, and ask her what problems she has encountered during her training.

About Daniel

Hi, I'm a chess tutor and competitor! I teach students of all ages and skill levels and have volunteered for the non-profit organizations Chess Challenge in DC and Chess Girls DC. I focus on one-on-one lessons with instruction geared towards preparing my students for competitive play. My rate is $50

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Daniel
I'm an advanced player, and Daniel is patient and clear in helping me to improve - he's extremely knowledgeable and provides resources and homework so I can prepare for the next lesson
Susie
I am new to chess will likely be a happy newbie for ever. I appreciate Daniel’s patience and willingness to explain details, sometimes multiple times, and answer basic questions about terminology, how to navigate chess sites, etc.
He is flexible with his lesson plans and adjusts them to meet the needs of his student.
Maria
My 14 year old son had several lessons with Daniel and enjoyed them very much. Daniel is clearly passionate both about chess and teaching. His lessons are always planned in advance and you can request specific topic to be covered. He is very patient, and allows student time to think through moves and strategies. After the lesson, he gives you a 'homework' puzzle to solve, which was reviewed in the following lesson. Definitely recommend!
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Noah V.

1 Review
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Awarded Departmental Award for Outstanding Visual Artist from Andrew College
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Noah V.

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It's never too late to learn a timeless game. In beginner chess, we will go over the fundamentals of the game. starting with how the pieces move and building a skill set that will lead to developing strategies and understanding chess theory. This will be a playing-based course, so you will learn by playing the game.

About Noah

Howdy! My name is Noah. I am a studio art major at Andrew College, but more importantly, I am a working artist. I am a published author and artist. I’m from Kennesaw, GA. I chose to go to Andrew College because of its work in the public art field. I plan to paint murals for my career, and I alread

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AARUSH
Excellent Coach. My 6 year old kid understand chess clearly with the movements in his first class.
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Kyle B.

96 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2019
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Kyle B.

96 Reviews
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I'm a passionate chess player 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. 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. My lessons will help you or your children gain an understanding of the art of chess and improve your confidence and ability to play the game.

About Kyle

I'm a class B (almost class A) player who has been playing chess competitively for the last few years, though I've been playing the game since I was a child. I regularly play in competitive over-the-board tournaments, as well as playing daily online. I am currently in the top 1% of players on Chess.

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Atousa P.

32 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Russian, English, Farsi
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Atousa P.

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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

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Shea
Great experience. I learned a large amount in just 90 minutes. She was very patient with me and took the time to address portions of the game that I was both interested in learning and were important that I was not aware of. Well worth every dollar spent.
Michael D.
Amazing instructor. My advice, if you want to learn, learn from the best. My understanding of chess is so much better after my lessons from Atousa. She is awesome. Answer all my questions, taught me how to practice and what to practice. How to understand seemingly simple concepts that separate low rated players from high rated players.
Patrick
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Joshua F.

61 Reviews
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  • Speaks Mandarin, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Garden Valley, CA

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Garden Valley 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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"Great teacher! I had my first lesson tonight and I learned so much in that 45 minute period! Excellent teacher in every way: patient, friendly, smart, super knowledgeable, and forces you to think without overdoing it. I can't wait for the next lesson."
Nicole
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"he is good at teaching and is fun to learn with"
Asha
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"My experience as working along with Sid as his Chess Aide at various school locations; is he has excellent classroom management skills which in turn the students grasp the lessons more quickly. Also, the students are more engaged in the lessons as well. He is aware of making sure all students understand how each piece moves and knows what to do at the end of each lesson before they play a game. He praises each student on their ability and knowledge of chess and helpful with others who are still learning the basics. As a chess aide and helper for Sid, I thoroughly enjoy working with someone who has great enthusiasm!"
Joanne
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Zoran thoroughly enjoyed his first class and was very happy with Kyle's teaching style. He certainly like to take more classes with Kyle and I will pay and book for the same shortly. Thank you for all your dedication and willingness to coach Zoran. cheers"
Zoran
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Siddharth has been the best instructor I have had so far. He is extremely patient and challenges you to think.
He lets you make mistakes so you can learn from them and really has a great understanding of the game.
He has a great positive outlook which makes everything that much better.
looking forward to future lessons!"
Nagesh
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Superb instructor and great person. It takes talent to explain these difficult concepts"
Carlyle
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Siddharth Sir has been a very patient and wise tutor to my 7 year old who is new to chess. My son looks forward to his chess lessons with Siddharth sir and that speaks volumes in itself,"
Shruthi Menon
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"My son has improved a lot after he started taking chess lessons from Mr. Siddharth. He has learnt a lot of new techniques and is excited to use them in games."
Antony
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"I just want to say, "I am very pleased working with Thomas." I never thought that I could master the game of chess especially by being impatient and a slower learner. This is my fourth lesson and I have already played a game of chess. Thank You So Much, Thomas. I can't wait until my next lessons."
Myat
Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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"Good teacher. Knows the game and the lines well and can relate to his students."
Jon
Took Chess lessons from Eric S.
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