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Preston W.

1 Review
Belmont, CA
Starting at $67
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BFA 90% from NCAD
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Preston W.

1 Review
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Chess is a beautiful game and has been proven to increase a students mathematic and cognitive skills. Critical thinking, strategy, patience, discipline, and prioritization are but only a few of the many virtues gained by learning this ancient game.

I am an Opening expert in chess rated 2000+. I teach the five animals of chess, (Dragon, Hedgehog, Chameleon, Bird and Orangutan). I can improve your opening middle game and ending!

About Preston

I have hundreds of hours teaching experience in many subjects spaning from sports chess and the arts. I have won numerous awards for my ability to communicate the detailed aspects of complicated intricate subject matter. I have been verified to teach all ages and have numerous background checks est

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Chengliang
Preston is a very nice coach. I was a beginner with zero experience before. After five lessons, I gained solid basic skills and feel more comfortable to rally. I feel growing by leaps and bounces.

He is very sharp about identifying the problem and then training accordingly. He is also kind and very patient to guide

Rich R.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 18 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner
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Rich R.

7 Reviews
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Lean the best ways to start a game of chess, how to strategically setup your pieces, and close the game with a victory.

About Rich

I am an internet marketer with 5 years of experience in highly competitive industries such as legal, insurance, real estate, and plumbing, to name a few. Come and learn WordPress and search engine optimization with me; I'll be your teacher that I wish I had when I was learning to develop websites a

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Rich knows how to set up your new business in the most cost effective ways. And how to get the most out of your start up money. I recommend him highly.

Hagen Q.

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

96 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Russian, Spanish
  • Language and Literature from Baptist University of the Americas
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Daniel M.

96 Reviews
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I am an avid chess player. I am a 3rd category chess player. I am part of the Chess Federation in Peru and USA. I can teach little kids as well as to people who want to improve their openings, middle game, and endgame. My Rating is 1500+.

About Daniel

I love teaching, I can teach you at where you at and take you where you need to be. I only need a student with the desire to learn and to practice. I like to help students realize they have the intelligence and ability to solve the problems on their own, they just need the right direction. Nothi

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Timothy G.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner
  • cello performance from University of Southern Maine
  • Teaching since 1999
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Timothy G.

2 Reviews
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We will focus on playing openings correctly, mid-game strategy & understanding basic endgames. We can also study tactics and positional concepts. Let's get you beyond beginner and start winning!

About Timothy

Cellist Timothy Garrett studied at The New England Conservatory Preparatory Program, The University of Southern Maine School of Music & The Bowdoin International Music Festival. His Instructors have included William Rounds, Nathan Stutch, Tsuyoshi Tsutumi, Peter Howard, Andre Emelianoff, Nicholas J

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Brenna
Tim is an excellent teacher. Always looked forward to taking my kid there. Let's you work at your own pace while still remaining structure and a little bit of laughter too! Just wonderful all around! You will not be disappointed to receive lessons from someone with so much talent and passion!
Abi
Tim is a wonderful teacher. My son has been playing since he age 8. Tim is conscientious and thorough; exactly what is needed to lay a strong foundation.

Saran E.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Tamil, Spanish, French, IPA
  • Awarded National Merit Scholar from NMSC
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Saran E.

4 Reviews
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• 10+ years of teaching, training, & tutoring experience.
• Tutoring for many undergraduate courses in math/statistics & economics/econometrics, as well as select courses in biology, physics, social sciences, computer science, systems engineering, and other subjects / areas. Select graduate course assistance offered as well.
• Tutoring for GRE/GMAT and SAT/ACT offered with individualized gameplan/schedule.
• Help with high school and middle school curriculum in math, quantitative sciences, social sciences, writing. Help with IB & AP classes and corresponding exams.
• National Merit Scholar & several (10+) AP Tests in High School.
• Will give personal scores upon request.

About Saran

EXPERIENCE [Specifics] • 10+ years of teaching, training, & tutoring experience. • Tutoring for many undergraduate courses in math/statistics & economics/econometrics, as well as select courses in biology, physics, social sciences, computer science, systems engineering, and other subjects /

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Alexis
Great tutor. Helped me with GRE preparation, science courses, and admissions process.
Simon
Great tutor and very knowledgeable - helped me with economics and statistics classes and projects.
Viollette
Very knowledgable and professional. Saran is obviously intelligent and makes for a great instructor.

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Los Altos, CA

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Los Altos is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $24 and $110 per hour.
30 min
$44 average
45 min
$43 average
60 min
$70 average

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"Great patient teacher"
Zoe
Took Chess lessons from Reid S.
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"Sam is a truly fantastic teacher. I am a clinical counselor and very picky with giving praise to anyone in the helping and teaching professions, but Sam, who (among other qualifications), also has a psychology AND teaching background, has a gift of making children feel almost instantly accepted, cherished, and excited. He is patient, warm, strategic but flexible, always adjusting to my daughter's needs in an instant. Sam provides that perfect combination of inciting commitment and a disciplined approach to learning while allowing a child to grow in his or her own pace and have fun while doing it that most children need, and I can whole-heartedly recommend him to anyone."
Lelle
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"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 than I could ever imagine. He is patient and takes the time to explain difficult concepts. It is not everyday you get the opportunity to receive lessons from an International Master."
Kevin
Took Chess lessons from Florin F.
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"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!"
John G
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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"Absolutely amazing every single time. My son is completely engaged and learning so much! The whole family loves Atousa and is grateful to have her as part of our village!"
Merow
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"My son (age 11) loved Mr. Siddharth ! Great experience 💙💙"
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Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"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."
Aneetha
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Great instructor! Sam's a fantastic and fun teacher and our kids love working with him. He's really good at what he does and he's a master player as well!"
Rodrigo Z.
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"John was great! My 10 year old son learned a lot and really enjoyed it."
Felix
Took Chess lessons from John H.
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