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Dipankar G.

28 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Hindi, Bengali
  • Bachelor of Technlogy (Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering) from National Institute of Technology Rourkela
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dipankar G.

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"My rating has gone up from 935 to 1474 in just 3 months working with Dipankar."
" I scored 1st place in the unrated category in my first chess tournament and went on to improve my rating by 200 points."
"The sessions are fun and educational and although I was a total beginner, I recently got my first ever medal in a chess tournament."

These are the testimonials from just a few of my students.

Learn from an International Chess Coach who is ranked in the top 7% of all players in the United States. As a coach, I have coached over 100 students ages 5 to 80 for 4+ years. My students have gained more than 500 rating points in a span of 3 months.

As a player, I have over 14 years of experience competing in various national and international tournaments. My USCF rating is around 1900 which puts me in the top 7% of all players in the United States.

Each lesson will be personalized to the unique strengths and weaknesses of the individual student. You will go through a structured ...

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"My rating has gone up from 935 to 1474 in just 3 months working with Dipankar." " I scored 1st place in the unrated category in my first chess tournament and went on to improve my rating by 200 points." "The sessions are fun and educational and although I was a total beginner, I recently got my f

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Andrew
Dipankar has been an amazing coach for my chess. He's thoughtful and precise with his teaching while keeping the lessons fun! Each lesson has been building on the previous one and I highly value his specific approach to helping adult learners of chess improve. I'm very excited to continue to work under his guidance.
Jared
When I first started getting lessons from Dipankar, I was rated around 1000 on chess.com. Since then, I've climbed up to 1500! Dipankar has a wonderful way of teaching. He lets you figure things out, and helps you along the way when you get stuck. He's given me great opening recommendations, game analyses (my games and master games), as well as many other resources to continue improving outside the lessons. Dipankar has helped me improve a TON!
Aaron
I have been taking lessons from Dipankar for five weeks. My game has already shown improvement. When I started my rating was 1050, now I am at 1250. That is a significant improvement. His lessons are engaging and he provides a lot of feedback. I recently won a difficult game using the tactics and pointers he provided in a recent lesson. I was elated. I recognized the advancement in my game. This coupled with Dipankar's tutelage continues to encourage me to strive for my goal of attaining a 2300 rating. I look forward to see what else I can achieve under his guidance.
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Kyle B.

96 Reviews
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  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • 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 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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Jessica U.

38 Reviews
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  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2019
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Jessica U.

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Chess is a great hobby for children and adults alike! Learning chess helps develop and improve critical thinking skills, patience, problem solving skills, and memory, as well as being an incredibly fun game to play. I've been playing chess since I was a child, though recently, as an adult, my love for the game truly ignited. I understand how complex of a game chess is, and I will help you gain a strong grasp over the main concepts involved in the game at whatever pace you prefer. I've been teaching chess for over two years now (through private lessons and at the Los Angeles Chess Club) and my lessons are as fun and engaging as they are educational. We will analyze historical chess games, as well as games that you've played, where we'll learn about common openings, tactical motifs, mating patterns, theoretical endgames, and so much more in our lessons. Whether this is your first time seeing a chess board in your whole life or if you've been a casual player for years, I can help you ...

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Hello, I'm Jessica! I can't wait to help you learn more about chess! I've been teaching at the Los Angeles Chess Club and through private lessons for almost two years now and I love watching my students improve. I've been playing chess for many years now and I spend multiple hours a day improving my

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WENJING
This chess teacher is a 5 rating, you must learn with this teacher.
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Challenging but Great class!
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Daniel L.

4 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2016
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Daniel L.

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My students and I have at least one meeting per week with the goal of preparing them for rated competitions. During this meeting, I will go over tactical themes with the student, challenge him/her with puzzles, go over and discuss Grandmaster games and opening variations, or play training games.

I will also chat with the student and find out what she been doing, what she has been working on, and ask her what problems she has encountered during her training.

About Daniel

Hi, I'm a chess tutor and competitor! I teach students of all ages and skill levels and have volunteered for the non-profit organizations Chess Challenge in DC and Chess Girls DC. I focus on one-on-one lessons with instruction geared towards preparing my students for competitive play. My rate is $50

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Daniel
I'm an advanced player, and Daniel is patient and clear in helping me to improve - he's extremely knowledgeable and provides resources and homework so I can prepare for the next lesson
Susie
I am new to chess will likely be a happy newbie for ever. I appreciate Daniel’s patience and willingness to explain details, sometimes multiple times, and answer basic questions about terminology, how to navigate chess sites, etc.
He is flexible with his lesson plans and adjusts them to meet the needs of his student.
Maria
My 14 year old son had several lessons with Daniel and enjoyed them very much. Daniel is clearly passionate both about chess and teaching. His lessons are always planned in advance and you can request specific topic to be covered. He is very patient, and allows student time to think through moves and strategies. After the lesson, he gives you a 'homework' puzzle to solve, which was reviewed in the following lesson. Definitely recommend!
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Cole S.

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  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Joshua F.

61 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks Mandarin, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BS, BA from Rutgers University
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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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The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Rancho Palos Verdes 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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"My child had such a great time learning chess with Sam. Sam's an incredible nice, friendly and knowledgeable professional.
My kids love chess now because of Sam. We are really grateful that he's our kid's chess coach."
Dr. Johnson
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"My 8 year old son really enjoys his sessions with Siddharth G. His game and confidence has improved and I am positive it will get even better with additional classes. He appreciates how patient his instructor is and the positive reinforcement provided during the lessons. As a parent, I like getting updates on his progress and additional 'homework' (puzzles) he gets - definitely comes in handy during this quarantine phase.
We definitely recommend Siddharth G. to anyone looking to learn chess, improve or get to the next level."
Priya
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Mr. Siddharth is an excellent instructor especially for chess beginners, he patiently guides my child step by step on each move, having kids to discover the sense of playing Chess and enjoy the game, I would highly recommend Mr. Siddharth."
John
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"We have had a very positive experience with Kyle as our chess teacher. He is extremely patient with both our 5 year old and 7 year old. They look forward to their chess lesson every week. Highly recommend."
Sam
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"What a wonderful teavher Michael is! Instructive, kind, and patient with my 8 year old son, Michael is a great choice for kids. I recommend him highly! Thanks Mighael for the great work that you do!"
Charlie
Took Chess lessons from Michael J.
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"What an easy going and patient young man. So far, so good!"
Barbara
Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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"Siddarth is an excellent chess teacher and an absolute pleasure to work with. I'm learning a great deal in every lesson. I would recommend him to anyone."
William
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"My two sons loved their first several lessons! Sam’s very engaging and makes chess fun-will be back from more lessons :) A++++ chess instructor"
Jeff
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"I normally don’t leave reviews, but after gone trough a few mediocre chess teachers, we are so happy we found Sam and I wanted to take a minute to say that Sam is an phenomenal chess teacher, our children( girl and boy, 6 & 9 ) Love his lessons and have grown so much in terms of chess skill level. Sam is very professional, super patient and uses exceptional effective teaching methods. He’s the best chess teacher we have found in south Florida, after years of changing teachers! Thank you Sam!"
Dr. Cedeno
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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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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