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About Shahadoth C.

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Huntington Station, NY

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Excelsior performance enhancement with alacrity.

About Shahadoth
I coach people to be more efficient academically and practically, resulting in greater clientele capabilities.
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Hanyuan C. December 26, 2017
· Writing · In home
Excellent tutor! Helped me a lot!
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About Melissa M.

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Sunnyvale, CA

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I have experience teaching young students, including children and can create fun and inventive ways of teach beginners the basics of chess.

I've been playing chess since I was about 10 years old and I've taught several other people the basics of playing chess, including small children.

About Melissa
I have been teaching since 2006 on a variety of topics. I graduated with an BA from the University of Wisconsin. My degree is in History with and emphasis on East Asian history.

I've taught all age groups from age 2 up to retirees. My teaching experience includes one-on-one and group classes in a variety of settings. I've taught corporate classes, private lessons, small groups, and traditional classroom lessons.

We have a student-centric philosophy of learning. Lessons are generally relaxed and designed to work towards accomplishing student determined goals. While all students will study similar fundamentals regarding technique, theory, and performance, every lesson is as different as every person. Special focus on topics like music theory, self-accompaniment, composition, song writing, and home recording are available as well.


What are your personal goals? We'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations.

Lessons with small children are more focused on just having fun while developing a good musical foundation, but we prefer for them to have as much personal ownership of their lesson as possible.
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Priyanka S. August 27, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Melissa was the perfect teacher for my child. She's warm, engaged, patient -- and very skilled. I think my daughter continued with her piano instruction only because she enjoyed her classes so much! If we hadn't moved an hour away, we would still be going to Melissa. She's awesome! I highly recommend her.
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James August 25, 2018
· Drum · In studio
Great teacher. I learned a lot.
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Carla August 22, 2018
· Watercolor Painting · Online
I learned A LOT about painting. It was a great first class. Thank you.
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Melissa M.

Melissa M.

Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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About Siddharth G.

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Clarksburg, MD

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I have been teaching chess for 3 years and my students have gone on to tournament level and won competitions. Within the first few lessons, my students have developed a deeper understanding of chess strategies As the progressed further in their lessons they have developed special moves to win the chess games. I take pride in my students' success and love working with them. I do provide tournament chess boards for my students.

About Siddharth
Hi there, my name is Siddharth and I have been teaching chess in public and private schools, including private lessons, over the last three years.

I love to see students grow with each lesson and accomplish their goals. Under my tutelage, I have helped students advance from beginner level to tournament level competition. Recently, two of my students have won in their respective tournaments.

I attended De Monte Fort University in England and earned my degree in Textile Technology and Business Management in 1976. Since then I have been fortunate to be able to travel worldwide.

I enjoy teaching children of all ages, as well as adults. My philosophy is to make chess a fun experience while improving my students' technical skills.

I look forward to helping you reach your goals.
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Sarmi September 4, 2018
· Chess · Online
Execellent teacher. He made my son more passionate about chess. Can't thank him enough.
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Anirudh I. August 30, 2018
· Chess · Online
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Rajarshi D. August 29, 2018
· Chess · Online
Very friendly, nice guidance. Today was the first class, wish a great learning sessions ahead.
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About Mathew M.

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Norristown, PA

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I have been coaching chess for many years. What makes chess lessons unique with me is that I make the chess lessons exciting, fun to learn, I point out mistakes/weaknesses in a very kind way, I give good examples of moves/positions relate to real life, I teach people the psychology of playing chess, and I improve people's game through love and repetition. I teach several opening variations as well as middle-game and end-game tactics. But I focus on what people's weaknesses are and I make those weaknesses their greatest strength.

About Mathew
I have been coaching chess for years. I have been passionately studying the game of chess for 13 years. I am currently a 1987 USCF player (Class A player). My highest rating was 2121 for chess.com blitz rating. But I am committed to go to 2200+ USCF player (National Master player). I have won several chess tournaments as well. I recently won the 2018 Philadelphia Open Chess Tournament.

I am currently coaching several students to go above and beyond their expectations. If you hire me as your coach, I will take you above and beyond your expectations in the game of chess. My coaching style is hands on, which means that I provide move by move feedback. My coaching philosophy is grounded in encouragement and meticulous game review. My one student that I have been coaching for 2 years went from never playing chess to a 1350 USCF chess rating
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I graduated from Kutztown University of PA in 2013 with a B.S. in Biology: Molecular/Micro/Cell with two Minors in Mathematics and Biochemistry. I have such a passion for math, science, and chess. And I try to live with that passion everyday and show that passion to people everyday.
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Fatima September 11, 2018
· Chess · In home
Mathew is great instructor. He teaches my 8 yrs old daughter chess. He gives her all the attention she needs and encourage her in every step of the way! I can tell he is very passionate about his job and takes it seriously while having fun teaching it at the same time!
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Jad July 26, 2018
· Chess · Online
Matt as my first chess coach and has greatly increased my understanding of chess. My games are now competitive with players 400 to 600 rating points above me and I feel I am improving every week. Funny how much I can learn quickly after playing for forty years, with just a few lessons.
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Ross July 24, 2018
· Chess · In studio
Matt is the best!! My chess game has improved dramatically under Matt’s instruction.
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About Richard S.

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Aurora, CO

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I'm a USCF National Master with a peak rating of 2335. My chess style is what I call "active positional". I build up my forces while seeking to gain the initiative, and then strike with a killer tactic!

I can definitely help you with improving your skill level and appreciation for the game!

About Richard
I'm a chess master who knows what it takes to become good at this game. I've competed against some of the nation's top players and did alright. If you work with me, I'll do everything I can to help you to improve your chess level!
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Richard S.

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San Jose, CA
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My name is Leo.. I’m from Chile šŸ‡ØšŸ‡± - South America.. I learn to pay chess with my dad when I was 6 years old.. when I was 8 years old, I was able to memorize 9 moves without looking at the board.. Bobby Fisher did 13 at 9 years old.
I only lost twice since I was 11 years old..
If any of my students ever wins again me.. then the lesson is absolutely free..

About Leo
My name is Leo.. Iā€™m from Chile šŸ‡ØšŸ‡± - South America.. I currently work for Self driving vehicles in Palo Alto..
I learn to pay chess with my dad when I was 6 years old.. when I was 8 years old, I was able to memorize 9 moves without looking at the board.. Bobby Fisher did 13 at 9 years old.
I only lost twice since I was 11 years old..
If any of my students ever wins again me.. then the lesson is absolutely free..
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Leo C.

Leo C.

San Jose, CA 95125
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$42 / 30-min

About alison L.

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San Jose, CA
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Specializing in a a playful and down to earth approach. Lessons are customized to the interest and style each individual. All ages welcome. Light-hearted and fun environment encouraged.

About alison
It is always an absolute joy to see people of all walks of life and ages catch a fish for the first time or on new waters! This is my number one choice if I could have a dream job. All proceeds go to me working on buying my first tournament style bass boat. Chess is a runner up in things that I enjoy to stimulate my mind...all ages welcomed and it's never too late to start!
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alison L.

San Jose, CA 95120
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