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Preston W.

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Belmont, CA
Starting at $67
  • BFA 90% from NCAD
  • Awarded CSSSA from California State Governor
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Melissa M.

30 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner
  • History from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
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Melissa M.

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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

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Alexandra
Melissa is patient, explains the concepts very well, she is hands on and makes the lessons very entertaining and dynamic. The way she selects the material for her students she finds the right balance between effective learning, fun and interesting. We are very fortunate to have her as a piano teacher.
Sevval N.
She was so kind and helpful toward my kids for the fist day.
Youjia S.
My daughter struggled to stay focused for the whole one hour. It would be better to have video conference option so she can see the teacher.
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Sam C.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Danish, Persian, Swedish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
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Sam C.

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My students can expect a lesson that's full of fun, engaging and accompanied by a high level of passion and energy.
I'm result oriented and very dedicated to my students and provide students with a lot of constructive feedback during the lessons.
Lessons will mainly focus on students strength and weaknesses, through many different means. The lessons are supplemented by several materials: work book problems, live game play, analysis of student's own games, online resources, classic game review and much more. My custom lesson plans are based on the student's own background and experience. I am always committed to making each lesson fun and exciting!

About Sam

If you are looking for a top national chess teacher, with over a decade of professional full-time teaching experience, result driven, proven record and highly educated, look no further. I HAVE RAISED STUDENTS RATINGS OVER 1000+ points in approximately 1year!! Please find another teacher online tha

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Casey
Great first couple of lessons, love it!
Emanuel
Great 3rd lesson. Extremely pleased with the lessons, super fun!
Jäger
Sam is very engaging and lively. My son is naturally quiet but Sam asked questions to draw him out. We're looking forward to more lessons.

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Theodore N.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Theodore N.

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Whether you've never played chess before in your life or simply want to hone your technique, I offer tips, tricks, and personal feedback in an engaging, eye-opening way to help you improve quickly.

Perfect to help you discover and develop a life-long passion for the game of chess.

About Theodore

I'm a college student in Provo who's passionate about a lot of things--chess is a big hobby of mine, but I also produce radio stories, cycle, and cook. Currently studying Statistics at BYU.

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Reid S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Business Management from Southern University
  • Teaches students 10 to 60
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Reid S.

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Are you interested in the game of Chess? Do you play, but want to become an expert? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, I’m offering chess lessons. You will learn the basics of the game and we’ll progress to learning effective strategies to help you become a better player. Depending on your skill level, the tutoring will vary. If you’re already a good player, I’ll help you become great. Great way to get introduced to the game of chess in a fun and competitive environment.

About Reid

My name is Reid Sanders and I’m new to the Sacramento area. My wife works for the Sacramento Districts Attorneys office as a District Attorney hence the reason for us moving here. I was teaching at St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, LA before the move. I’ve been a teacher/football coach sinc

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Jerald J.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
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Jerald J.

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Experienced teacher of 5 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate chess student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing chess in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation to help with memory, problem solving skills, and much more. Let's get started!

About Jerald

I teach chess tostudents of all different ages and experience levels. I have played chess since I was 5 and I still love the game. I currently teach at an elementary and middle school. Feel free to ask any questions and I will be happy to answer them.

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in San Francisco is $75. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $240 per hour.
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"I am Declan's Grandmother and I have to say this was an incredible lesson. Declan said it was awesome and I concur. We will definitely be in touch for more learning."
- Declan
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"A lot to absorb for a first lesson."
- Rob
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Atousa is an amazing instructor! You can tell right away she is a very strong player, and a very thoughtful, experienced teacher. Can’t recommend her enough for players of any skill level."
- Kyle
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"Atousa is a great chess player and chess teacher. She is sharp and strategic in chess playing, very knowledgeable, and very patient in teaching my daughter. My daughter enjoys learning chess from her."
- Lily
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"My class with Jean was very thorough, engaging, fun and interactive. Looking forward to the next lessen. Great patience! Thanks Jean!"
- To'Cha (Toucha) Smith
Took Chess lessons from Jean-Marc J.
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"I just want to say, "I am very pleased working with Thomas." I never thought that I could master the game of chess especially by being impatient and a slower learner. This is my fourth lesson and I have already played a game of chess. Thank You So Much, Thomas. I can't wait until my next lessons."
- Myat
Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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"She was fantastic. We all loved her. Very knowledgeable and an excellent teacher."
- Francesca
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"Had my first lesson, it was fantastic! Sam is very professional and an amazing teacher. I have already recommended him to my friends!"
- jonathan
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Siddharth is an excellent teacher. My son goes to beginners chess class and he totally loves it."
- Siri
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"First lesson was great."
- Aniket
Took Chess lessons from Mark J.
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