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Dennis U.

2 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks some japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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 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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Daniel M.

114 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Russian, Spanish
  • Teaches students 7 to 60
  • Awarded 2nd position in the Open Chess District Tournament from Municipalidad de San Miguel
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Daniel M.

114 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. Nothin

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Mattias
The teacher was very professional
Pranav
Shikar M.
My son enjoyed the class .
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Jameson T.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Bachelors in Economics with Quantitative Emphasis from Boise State University
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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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Joshua F.

61 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, Mandarin
  • BS, BA from Rutgers University
  • 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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Kyle B.

96 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Thomas H.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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"Atousa is a great instructor. Definitely recommend her to anyone looking to start playing or improve chess skills."
Arvin Parsaei
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"We are happy with Siddharth"
Divya Kestur
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"At first I thought the price was too expensive, but after only one class with my son I was blown away! We not take regular classes from Danial twice a week. His ability to work with kids and not only make the game fascinating, but convey complex ideas in easy to understand ways is unmatched! In addition, his many years of international tournament experience and ideas gathered from the best in the world is clearly evident. 10/10 recommend. He is the best teacher I have seen on the platform!"
Ryan
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"What a great chap, leaned about a lot of strategy. Sam identified a lot of my mistakes and I have improved a lot.
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Davika
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Sam is very engaging and lively. My son is naturally quiet but Sam asked questions to draw him out. We're looking forward to more lessons."
Jäger
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Kyle is an awesome teacher! My 8 year old son learns so much at each and every class!"
Frances Chen
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"At 34 years old I never expected to be taking chess lessons from a young prodigy who is 15 years younger than me. But I am so happy I took the chance. Danial has not only shown me the beauty in the game, but taught me life lessons that I have even used in my professional career. Each lesson really is specified to what I need to work on, and he can answer any single question I ask on the topic. The best teacher I have had in a very long time, and I would recommend him extremely highly. A diamond in the rough."
Jordan
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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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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"A lot to absorb for a first lesson."
Rob
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Danial is a good instructor for very beginner too. He was so patient with teaching and good at making kid focus on his lesson.Although my son doesn’t speak English much, he could lead and satisfy my son with no problem."
Marie
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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