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Florin F.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Romanian, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Florin F.

7 Reviews
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Experienced International Master ready to help teach how to advance to the next level.

About Florin

I am an International Master and 2015 co-champion of the State of Illinois. I have been coaching full time since 2011 and helping players increase their rating and get more wins! If you have any questions at all send me a message and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. Also if

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Thomas
First lesson and already I have so much helpful direction from Florin. His coaching is exactly what I’ve been looking for. He’s also personable, friendly, and easy to talk to. Looking forward to continuing my lessons with him.
David J.
Florin is a great instructor. I asked my son (age 12) if he used any of Florin's advice/teachings in his latest chess tournament, and he said, "Yes! I used EVERYTHING he taught me." :)
Alex
We had great conversation in general and insights in chess. Florin is very engaging and great individual. Overjoyed to have met him. Alex

Ahmet Fahreddin U.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Arabic, English, Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students Male: 8 and up; Female: 5 and up
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Ahmet Fahreddin U.

1 Review
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Reading books of chess, doing puzzles, going through the Chessmaster academy, looking at openings, tactics, end-game patterns, pins, forks, discovery attacks, strategic thinking, famous games, and the psychology and philosophy of the game as well as my personal thoughts and analogies based on this eternal game.

About Ahmet Fahreddin

BA in English Language and Literature, MA in Science Technology and Society. 8 years of teaching experience in 3 countries. Taught IELTS, TOEFL, CAE, FCE, AP, and other exams, Business English, General English and more. I know 5 languages fluently which are English, Spanish, Russian, Turkish an

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Maksym
Ahmet is a good teacher who explains the materials very well. He explains it easily and if you need the Russian translations, it wouldn't be a problem for Ahmet.
My lessons are interesting because I practice Grammar, Speaking, Listening and Writing skills. Since the lessons are always different, I do not have the time to get bored or distracted. Our lessons go so fast that I wonder "Ноw come!? Did I waste my time in vain?"
My skills get better with each lesson, and I dont even notice how. But I know that nothing is better than having lessons with a native speaker. I had a lot of lessons with Ukrainian teachers, but nobody was able to give me as much pleasure while learning English as Ahmet.
You don`t need to worry about your level, because even if you are a beginner, Ahmet will be able to help you since he has a good command of Russian language to explain materials.

Omar J.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaches students 11 and up
  • BA- Criminology, Law, and Justice from University of Illinois in Chicago- UIC
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Omar J.

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As far as chess goes, anyone can learn how to move a piece, control the board, or utilize move patterns. The thing that separates the average from the adept is the understanding of the multiple levels of "playing". Starting with your mind set, moving on to the game board, and ultimately defeating the opponent sitting across from you...

Defeating your opponent is literally the goal of chess. So, it is important to remember to have fun while being competitive.

I am a Chess Player, and have been since elementary school where I joined the chess club and became addicted to the game. That's when found out my younger brother was cheating when he taught me how to play a few weeks before. Needless to say he cant win against me anymore...OK fine, he gets lucky sometimes...at the end of the day we supported each other and our friends at a bunch of chess tournaments!

Now, at this point in my life, it is time to share some chess knowledge and support someone who is looking for that ...

About Omar

As with anything else I teach It is important to understand the fundamentals and then gain knowledge from those experiences onward. Learning and enjoying anything depends on practice experience as well as separate tactics that cause you to be unique and create an advantage only you have.

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Sairam M.
Omar is an awesome instructor to teach on Method Acting.He understands the student aspiration and train accordingly.he motivates the actor with his excellent advises and provide inspirational thoughts to the actor.I am sure he can make best actors/actresses/artists through his own specific ways of method acting skills.thank you Director:).
Craig
When I first began my search for an acting coach I was stressed out because I knew I needed help but I didn't know how to start. Luckily I found the Director, Omar. The Director began by interviewing me to see what my goals and potential were. He then developed a specific lesson plan designed around what he called "The Fundamentals" and I progressed since then. Now after a few months of the Directors support, I know confidently that I am an Actor. I learned things about human behavior and method acting that I couldn't find in any video or online source. The Director somehow made things simple to understand and I'm glad for it. I am not done with the lessons, but since he has supported me and shared his knowledge, the least I can do is share my experience. Thank you Director!

Meet Online Chess Teachers Serving San Diego, CA

Richard B.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1975
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Richard B.

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My approach to teaching is that the lessons have to be customized for each student. I start beginner lessons with exercises that help familiarize them with the movement of each piece. They will also develop a sense of the powers and unique abilities possessed by that piece.

My focus on intermediate and advanced students is to help them develop their tactical ability. Chess is primarily an exercise in pattern recognition. I helped them develop that pattern.

We will then customize the lessons based on the student's interests and the topics that I feel will improve their game. We will play over the games of the great grandmasters and develop endgame technique. We will utilize openings that promote tactical situations.

Finally, we will have a lesson on chess etiquette.

About Richard

Chess is an exciting game that provides mental stimulation. It is a good way to increase math and reading ability. It is also a good way to avoid Alzheimer's. I try to make chess instruction as interesting as possible. I will show the student how to build on their knowledge.

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Dillan
Richard is great! Super clear and to the point. Efficiently helped me analyze my mistakes and positions.

Cristopher R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Grade 3 3rd Place Overall Points Earned in 2019-20 from EUSPBA
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Cristopher R.

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Learn the opening, mid-game strategy, and end game fundamentals!

About Cristopher

My educational teaching experience began at the age of 13 when I was a black belt helping other children learn martial arts; I shortly began teaching children's classes all by myself. In High School I taught chess as a member of the chess club where I was an undefeated player during my high school

Vincent B.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Associate in Arts (Music) from Joliet Junior College
  • Teaches Beginner
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Vincent B.

5 Reviews
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Beginning chess students will learn how to properly move the pieces, opening technique, tactics, and basic endgame concepts.

About Vincent

Hello, my name is Vinnie. Founder and owner of Basile's Beats Music Studio. I am a professional trombonist and bassist who studied music at Joliet Junior College and Olivet Nazarene University. During my college years, I wanted a way to spread the wealth of skill and knowledge I was obtaining at

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Chrissy and Luke
Vinny has given lessons to my son for 3 years in the Chicagoland area. He started in 7th grade. My son made the highest level of Wind Ensemble when entering high school as a freshman. I highly recommend Vinny. Vinny works on your child's school music and he also gives a lesson that you need to accomplish. Vinny is a likable person, great with kids, he has this "cool" vibe to him that makes you smile and the kids relate to him very well. I suggest you try him out!
Maria
Vincent was a great instructor, gave my son all the resources he needed at all times, was super flexible with scheduling and very dependable. Highly recommended!!
Raphael
Always on time and ready to teach. Very patient and shares ideas and resources

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in San Diego, CA

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in San Diego is $87. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $32 and $240 per hour.
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"Siddharth is very pleasant, patient, and knowledgeable. Glad I got the lessons."
Gary Lilienfield
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Great with kids. Patient and good teacher. Sends homework to ensure kids are learning. Highly recommend"
Evelyn
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"So far so Good! First class today my son was excited when he finished class."
Yahweh
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"Josh is very professional and serious about teaching chess. He teaches my 9 year old daughter and she is learning fast. I asked him to make sure my daughter states the rules before each move and he does a great job at that. He is very nice and we feel very comfortable with him. He doesn't joke around or waste time. I like that especially when dealing with kids. We will continue our classes with him. My daughter will take a few mins to get started and he starts the time when she's ready."
Calista
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"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."
Aaron
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Dipankar, is an excellent chess instructor. He currently teaches my 8 yr old daughter, and 12 yr old son. They are two completely different types of students however Dipankar has adapted to their individual personality types and the way that they learn. Dipankar is very knowledgeable and well equipped to teach young players and improve their skills. Dipankar has patience, and more importantly teaches them good habits that will help them far beyond chess. My children enjoy lessons with Dipankar they laugh and learn."
DeVon H
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"I have only been playing chess for about a year, but my knowledge and excitement about the game increased greatly once I discovered Dipankar as a teacher. He is a knowledgeable and patient teacher: explains everything very clearly and knows how to build on a solid foundation. My games have gotten much better, my rating has gone up and I am having much more fun. Try him - you will like him."
Richard
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"It was the first lesson. But I think it is going to be great."
Michael
Took Chess lessons from Melissa M.
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"Kyle was very friendly and patience with my child(9 years old)"
Ethan
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"very professional and knowledgeable"
Rasmus J.
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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