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Joshua S.

51 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches students 4 to 94
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Joshua S.

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I have been playing chess for 35 years. I play generally three times a week and win regularly. I have taught the game to over 100 people in my life. I mentor a number of young people who strongly believe that my chess instruction and the applicable thought logic lessons I inculcate have escalated their job options. I prefer students at the introductory levels to eliminate bad habits.

About Joshua

Mr. S is an accomplished public speaker (Third place in the Regionals for the 2006 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking and over 40 wins in various speech contests). He is also an avid, and successful poker player. By profession, Mr. S is a distinguished corporate, communication an

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Eli
Joshua's great! He's full of knowledge, high energy, and ready to share it with you. I recommend taking one of his sessions to improve your skills, whether it be in chess, poker, public speaking, or any of the other awesome courses he teaches!
Joshua T.
Joshua is wonderful and I recommend you take his lessons!
Michael Cohen
Very knowledgeable. Gave me some good perspectives that I think will help my game significantly.
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Siddharth G.

103 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati
  • Teaches students 5 to 65
  • Bachelor Business Management and Textile Technology from De Monte University
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Siddharth G.

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I have been teaching chess for six 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 they 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 six 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 tourna

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John W.
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.
Nagesh
Siddharth has been the best instructor I have had so far. He is extremely patient and challenges you to think.
He lets you make mistakes so you can learn from them and really has a great understanding of the game.
He has a great positive outlook which makes everything that much better.
looking forward to future lessons!
Gudashi
Coach Siddharth has helped my daughter improve her game by leaps and bounds. She’s more focused than before and I can see the tremendous difference in her game. Coach Siddharth has always been patient and has a way of being able to tailor lessons to each individual (I’ve taken a few lessons myself). He’s an awesomely talented person and his passion for teaching really comes through.
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Jessica U.

37 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • 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 ...

About Jessica

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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Jerry S.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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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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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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Parth B.

3 Reviews
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  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 8 to 40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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I can combine a fun time for kids combined with a lifetime learning experience. Bring together students who share the same interests in the art of the chess game. Improve their logical thinking and problem solving thru lessons and puzzles. Enhance student knowledge, way of thinking and planning within this area of interest, helping them to apply that to other academic activities. Entertain the students thru a very interesting game, where they can learn, play and have fun at the same time.

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"Fantastic instructor, very patient with kids and explains very well. Highly recommend."
Owen
Took Chess lessons from Hiro H.
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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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"Kyle is good teacher that has my son engaged in the game."
Castor
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Atousa has worked with my young son for some time now. I have seen a vast improvement in his chess skills. Equally as important, he has developed a strong ambition to learn and improve. It warms my heart to hear him ask if I want to play a game of chess instead of him asking if he can play video games. Cannot recommend Atousa enough. She is wonderful."
Eric
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"Kyle is very patient with my 8 year old. He was able to identify my child’s weaknesses quickly and begin to quickly improve his skills. I would recommend him as your son or daughters chess coach."
Kannon
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"He uses example games and turns them into puzzles, making it very useful to see how certain chess tactics have been applied in real life games, The puzzles then allow the student to apply those tactics. Very useful!"
Bhawna
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"I enjoyed taking lessons with Mr.Siddharth. He was a really cool instructor I could talk to and easily forget about time. It's always good to be so engaged with what you are learning that you put all your focus into the subject, and he easily allowed that. I even went over time in my first lesson, we were both so engaged!

I highly recommend Mr.Siddharth as an instructor. I am a relatively advanced player, but I can see how his wisdom can transfer over to beginners and intermediates. I will consider even more lessons in the future. One small caveat was his small bouts of absent-mindedness (moving the wrong piece, forgetting what as the last move), but that never caused so much confusion I didn't know what was going on.

Overall, he doesn't disappoint. Book a lesson with him, and you'll learn something."
Tristan
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Thomas is a great teacher! He explains everything in a very organized way that was easy to understand."
Wolf
Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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"Great first lesson for my 8 year old! Siddhartha is energetic and patient!"
Emma
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"My son USCF rating 1400+ took a trial lesson with Danial. Danial is methodical and systematic in his coaching. He was quick to identify what my son needs to improve in order to get to the next level. The most important thing is that my son enjoyed his one-hour lesson and literally felt that the lesson time flew by as it felt like only 2 minutes long to him. My son gives Danial thumbs up and 5 stars."
Aidan
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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