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Eric S.

12 Reviews
Torrance, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Awarded Candidate Master Title from United States Chess Federation
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Eric S.

12 Reviews
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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

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Laila H.
Eric was just amazing. He has so much patience with my 8 year old daughter. He is very knowledgeable and explained the game so she could understand. Shes just a beginner but definitely enjoyed her first sessions. I would recommend Eric.
Anastasiya
Great teacher,my daughter likes him a lot.
Jing X.
Eric is an excellent chess teacher. He is very patient and knowledgable. My son is always looking forward to meet him for class. I will highly recommend him to teach young kids.
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Eli K.

2 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Arabic
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Winner of the City of Sydney Chess Championship from NSWCF
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Eli K.

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As soon as you get to understand chess well, you'll begin to see it's beauty and depth. Each game is an adventure. I love chess, and that is my perspective of the old and romantic game of kings and queens. I also enjoy teaching it that way, as it makes the game fun to learn and play.

About Eli

Chess can be confusing and difficult sometimes, but really all you need is someone who loves chess to help you love it, and see it for its beauty. We'll play a few games together, so I see where what level you're at, then take you from there. From a beginners level, up to advanced, showing you the

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Dimitri
Eli was great! Related well with my 10 year old son and taught him a few things in just the hour lesson. We will book more lessons with Eli for sure.
Colton Y.
Eli is super knowledgeable with Chess, knows great ways to teach my child in an encouraging and challenging manners.
Nieves
Polite and very good teacher. Was very patient and had great knowledge of the game.
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Dennis U.

Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks some japanese
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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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

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Jameson T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Bachelors in Economics with Quantitative Emphasis from Boise State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2016
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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 and see what can be improv

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Andrew H.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
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Andrew H.

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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! ...

About Andrew

I am a cool, energetic, and savvy instructor with a lot of experience. I've taught thousands of students over the years in schools and individually with a strong track record for gaining positive results. I have even taught a class at a chess camp with World Champion Magnus Carlsen. I am extre

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Manish A.
Excellent instructor with heart of a teacher. My son really looks forward for his session every week. Andrew is skillful and teaches with a lot of patience and persistence. Thank you!

Reid S.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Dean's List from Southern University
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Reid S.

3 Reviews
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Are you interested in the game of Chess? Do you play, but want to become an expert? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, I’m offering chess lessons. You will learn the basics of the game and we’ll progress to learning effective strategies to help you become a better player. Depending on your skill level, the tutoring will vary. If you’re already a good player, I’ll help you become great. Great way to get introduced to the game of chess in a fun and competitive environment.

About Reid

My name is Reid S. and I’m new to the Sacramento area. My wife works for the Sacramento Districts Attorneys office as a District Attorney hence the reason for us moving here. I was teaching at St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, LA before the move. I’ve been a teacher/football coach since 201

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Elias
I highly recommend Reid as a chess instructor. He is very knowledgeable and demonstrated great patience while working with my son. His teaching style encouraged my son to analyze his decisions and develop strategy!
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Zoe
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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Los Angeles, CA

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Los Angeles is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $24 and $130 per hour.
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$41 average
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$47 average
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$65 average

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"He gives puzzles but at the same time he teaches you chess history, best instructor ever!"
Poorva
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Excellent Chess coach. He is very patient and explains things clearly. My kids always look forward to their lessons with Dipankar!"
Shweta
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"He explained a lot stuff"
Ava
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Very professional and knowledgeable!"
Rasmus J.
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Danial was a very patient and informative instructor. His skill level goes way beyond your average coach as if he is almost a gm. On top of this he made chess intriguing and I would definitely recommend him."
John
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"It was a good experience! thank you."
Cindy
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Great patient teacher"
Zoe
Took Chess lessons from Reid S.
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"Aaron is the perfect combination...he has a mastery of the game and is able to relate it to you on your level. Something you don't find very often. Best of all, my chess has improved dramatically since taking just a few lessons from him. Friends that used to destroy me in chess are now on the receiving end!! Thanks so much Aaron. I'm looking forward to him working with my son, who is turning 6, as well."
Andi
Took Chess lessons from Aaron C.
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"This was my first chess lesson, Kyle was great.
I highly recommend him."
Dominick
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Andrew is very skillful has heart of a teacher!"
Manit
Took Chess lessons from Andrew H.
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