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Jerry S.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $34
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  • Chess from Coach FIDE IM Eugene Odnorochenko
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jerry S.

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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!

About Jerry

I am a USCF CM level chess coach with 15 years assisting students of all playing levels achieve their chess goals. I coach students from absolute beginner to A Class. I have an aggressive attacking style and so I will teach you how to obtain and to exploit the advantage from move 1. Sacrifices and k

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Jonathan
Jerry is great instructor! Super knowledgeable about all aspects of chess and is super good at breaking things down to improve your fundamental understanding of the game. I've only been taking lessons for three weeks and my rating has already gone up several hundred points. Lessons are often broken down into theory and calculation training which has solidified my opening repertoire and my tactical vision!
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Kyle B.

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

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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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Parth B.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $50
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  • B.A. Economics & Film Studies from Yale University
  • Teaching since 2017
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Parth B.

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I am an internationally rated chess player based in Columbus, Ohio. I studied Economics & Film at Yale University and graduated in May, 2020. Originally from India, I have won several state level & national level championships including the 2014 & 2016 Indian National Schools Championships. Throughout my career, I have played & beaten several international masters, grand-masters & currently possess a UCSF rating performance of 2200 based on my only UCSF rated tournament. My strengths lie in opening theory, middle game tactics & basic end-games. I use ChessBase, Leela Zero & sample games as my training methods. In addition to this, I used to provide blind & under-privileged children squash lessons back in Delhi, India & have significant experience training students of all ages.

About Parth

Hey! I am an internationally rated chess player based in Columbus, Ohio! I graduated from Yale University with degrees in economics & film and played on the varsity squash and club chess team there. Currently, I work at a startup in San Francisco, but continue to live & fall in love with the mid

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Elliott
Parth might be what he says, but something is unlikely -- he has "UCSF" when it's "USCF"!
Kellen
Parth is doing a great job. I took lessons from Parth to understand and get better at chess openings. He has a phenomenal grasp of fundamentals and his online teaching is very user-friendly. I would recommend Parth to anyone who wants to improve at chess.
Vedant Kapoor
I had taken online classes from Parth at a time when my chess rating had become stagnant at 1200. Parth is a very creative coach as he not only focuses on chess openings like Sicilian and French Defense, but also taught me several variations that I had a problem facing in the past. He has a great interactive style of teaching and my rating improved from 1200-1540 in a matter of just 3 months.
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Danial A.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $100
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Danial A.

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At age 11 I achieved the title of Master, and since then have become an International Master (with 1 Grandmaster norm), 5-time National Champion and am currently the #1 18-year-old on the west coast of the United States. Without chess instruction from the most patient, inspiring, and hardworking chess coaches none of this would have been possible.

I began to play chess at 7 years old and after my coach ended our first class by saying, "Every champion was once a beginner" my youthful imagination ran wild and I was hooked. My early development in chess proved to be nontraditional where my structured classes provided by my school were supplemented by the aggressive, unconventional playing styles I learned from spending my weekends sneaking games in with hustlers at my local chess park. Yet learning these vastly different approaches to the game allowed me to become a more complete player, and after 6 weeks of practice, I could beat every kid in my class and almost defeated my coach. ...

About Danial

At age 11 I achieved the title of Master, and since then have become an International Master (with 1 Grandmaster norm), 5-time National Champion, North American Junior Champion, and am currently the #1 19-year-old on the west coast of the United States. Without chess instruction from the most patie

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tolen
Extraordinary player and coach! Danial really helped me pinpoint what to work on and challenged me to visualize several possibilities.
Berta
Thoroughly enjoyed the classes. I love that I can ask any question about chess and Danial knows the answer!
Louisa
Highly recommend
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Andrew H.

31 Reviews
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  • BA Finance from Bentley College
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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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! ...

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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 extrem

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Andrew was a wonderful instructor! I look forward to taking another lesson!
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Cole S.

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  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Teaching since 2017
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Cole S.

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Are you or your child looking to learn or improve at the amazing game of Chess?

I am in the top 0.6% of online chess players, and I would love to help pass on the knowledge I've learned to motivated individuals in a friendly and encouraging learning environment! :)

I will tutor your future Grandmaster to reach their full chess potential by identifying and treating their weaknesses, and giving them post-lesson resources to help them improve long after our tutoring lesson is over!

I would love to help get you or your child to a new personal high chess rating, and HAVE FUN doing it!

About Cole

Hi, my name is Cole S. I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and spend my free time trying to convince my friends and family to play chess with me. I am a patient and caring tutor, and my hybrid teaching style is meant keep your child i

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The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Mather 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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"Dipankar is very knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated. I received lessons from him for 6 months and in that time I scored 1st place in the unrated category in my first chess tournament and went on to improve my rating by 200 points.
I highly recommend Dipankar for chess lessons!"
Jennifer
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Great teacher. Smart, patient, easy going, and really knows the game of chess."
Dan
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Jonathan (7 year old) loves learning chess from Joshua....Joshua makes each session as a fun, which is a most important factor, for young students / pupils. Joshua’s calm and collective demeanor as a teacher will bring best of interest / focus from each of his students....
Highly recommend him as an instructor, especially for younger pupils..."
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Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"I could not ask for a better teacher than Danial. He was able to assess my skill level and then he brought my understanding of the game to a new level. Whether it is tactical concepts or positional play he knows his stuff.

Kind, patient and knowledgeable; he has all the quality you want in a teacher.

Highly recommend!"
Kevin
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"It is difficult to put into words how helpful Danial has been for me. He mapped out a clear plan for my improvement, directed me to the most valuable resources, assigned targeted homework, and answered my endless questions. I have gained 300 points alone in rating this year! Easily the best chess instructor I have ever worked with. Give him a chance and I promise you won't be disappointed."
Carly
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Siddarth is an outstanding instructor. He is very knowledgeable, patient, and kind. I highly recommend him to anyone wishing to learn to play chess."
Catherine
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Great first lesson. Eric was very knowledgeable and helpful!"
Larry
Took Chess lessons from Eric S.
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"Danial is very informative and the lesson is very customizable depending on your goal. He is very patient and nice. Would definitely recommend him for chess even if you are a beginner!"
Veronica
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Dude really knows his stuff and goes above and beyond to try to help you identify your weaknesses and then improve on them. I've already gone up a few dozen rating points and I've only just started with him."
Cole Borsch
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Kyle is an amazing instructor! In one session he went over six or seven studies and allowed me to try and work out complicated winning ideas in different positions, and then showed me the correct ones and more importantly, the ideas that a chess player should take away from them. I can genuinely say that even in that one session, I feel like Kyle helped me substantially improve as a chess player."
Zach
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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