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Preston W.

1 Review
Belmont, CA
Starting at $67
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded CSSSA from California State Governor
  • BFA 90% from NCAD
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Preston W.

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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
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Kyle B.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2019
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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 seriously for just over a year, 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 have an International Master as a coach, so I am con

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Mathew M.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded 2012 Delaware State Championship U1600 Section: 2nd Place from Delaware Chess Association
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mathew M.

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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 sever

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John G
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!
Emmit
Matt is a good teacher and a personable guy. Lessons are explained very well. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to advance their game !!!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Leo
Mathew is an excellent teacher. He's patient, understanding, and knowledgable.

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Angel A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $84
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Awarded World Youth Chess Championship 4th Place from FIDE
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Angel A.

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I am a chess Grand Master from Spain living in Dallas. I take my lessons seriously, adapting to the level and needs of the students. I prepare in advance, and I focus on delivering quality material.

I am a 26-year-old software engineer, and I have been teaching chess privately and in schools since I was 18.

About Angel

I am a chess Grand Master from Spain living in Dallas. I take my lessons very seriously, adapting to the level and goals of each student. I prepare in advance and focus on delivering quality material. After every lesson, homework and material to study are provided. If you are ready to learn and wor

Dipankar G.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Bengali, Hindi, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Dipankar G.

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Learn from an International Chess Coach who has coached more than 80 students from ages 5 to 65! Specializes in teaching beginner and intermediate students.

Each lesson will be personalized to the unique strengths and weaknesses of the individual student. You will go through a structured chess curriculum based on the Soviet chess school which will ensure there are no gaps in your understanding of the game.

Lessons will consist of the following :

->Analysis of the student's recent chess games with detailed feedback on all stages of the game
->In-depth discussion of openings, middlegame tactics and strategy, endgame technique
->Analysis of model games by World Champions and Grandmasters
->Anwering all chess-related questions of the student and filling in any gaps in understanding
->Homework assignments to reinforce the topics covered during a lesson

If you have always wanted to learn chess but never did, or you are an avid chess player but are tired of being stuck in a ...

About Dipankar

Learn from an experienced International Chess Coach (Taught over 80 students ages 5 to 65). If you want to learn chess in a fun, engaging way and want to see improvement in your game, you have come to the right place. I am an Class A Chess player (USCF 1873) and an experienced chess coach. I

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Jordan H.
He was very good with my son who had never played chess before. He can’t wait for next weeks lesson.
Richard Blinkoff
I can't say best instructor ever, since he was the first I ever had. But he was clear and smart and taught me a great deal in our session. I can't wait to take the second lesson.

Shonda W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Advanced
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Shonda W.

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Critical thinking- strategy and confidence are key to being great in the game of chess- as well as in life. My unique training techniques build life skills that will be used on and off the chess board.

About Shonda

Summary ● Highly qualified educator and activist with experience teaching K-12; public and charter, including five years teaching with National Heritage Academies schools and three years at Reelworks Teen film-making. ● Extensive grant-writing and fundraising experience with strong management ab

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Palo Alto, CA

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Palo Alto 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.
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$43 average
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$70 average

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"He was very good with my son who had never played chess before. He can’t wait for next weeks lesson."
Jordan
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Had a great first lesson. Can't wait for the next two!"
Matthew
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"I started working with John almost a year ago. I was completely new to chess and was interested in learning to play. John has done a great job teaching me the basics (and now some more advanced material) and has also gotten me really excited about the game. Lessons are a nice mix of tactics, broader strategy, and some chess history. It has been really wonderful taking lessons with John. Beyond providing great lessons, he is a really fun and enthusiastic person. It's hard not to be excited about chess when working with him. He is also a dedicated teacher and regularly follows up by email in between lessons, sending homework and lots of resources for outside work."
Julie
Took Chess lessons from John H.
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"The best teacher I have seen on this platform! My kid has had many different chess coaches, but right from the start I could tell Danial was different. He knew how to explain every concept in such an understandable manner and took the time to make sure she truly grasped every idea. In general he is a very kind teacher who cares deeply about his students. Highly Recommend! She improved 500 rating points!"
Hannah
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Lots of clues and a passionate teacher."
Davi
Took Chess lessons from Daniel L.
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"My son is enjoying the class so far."
Rohit
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Great first lesson, I’m looking forward to many more. Siddharth makes you think and had me write the moves down, which helped me understand better. Highly recommend him."
Dominick
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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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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"I like this instructor because he plays games on chess and he teaches step by step so that it is simple to understand where as some teachers give you a load at 1 time and he doesn't give any homework but to practice what we learned so I think that anyone who wants to learn chess on TakeLessons should take the lessons with Thomas."
Poorva
Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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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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