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Preston W.

1 Review
Belmont, CA
Starting at $67
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Awarded CSSSA from California State Governor
  • Teaching since 2010
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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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Karen
Great with a 10 yr old! Encouraging and patient. Great personality and a good artist.
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

Lawrence B.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • MS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Lawrence B.

22 Reviews
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I teach beginners, intermediate, and advanced players.

Advance players are those who play in tournaments and have a USCF (United States Chess Federation) rating between 1000-1799.

For advance players I offer a special package which includes a longer session, PGN (Portable Games Notation) of master level games and access to a chess Share drive.

About Lawrence

I have worked independently as a chess teacher for over 14 years. I play in National tournaments and I have an online chess profile. I have worked with two of the largest chess instruction companies in the U.S., Silver Knights and Chess Wizards. My primary focus is with students who play in t

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Andre K.
Great Instructor, very knowledgeable, very positive experience as my chess teacher, extremely patient.
Ta-Riesha
Lawerence is highly knowledgeable in all things chess! He was very patient with me, and explained things very thoroughly. I highly recommend! Will definitely be taking more lessons with him in the future.
Steve Kaufman
Very knowledgeable. Great Style

Ralph H.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Awarded Award For Meritous Action from Boy Scouts of America
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ralph H.

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I've been playing Chess since I was in elementary school and have been teaching people how to get started since middle school. I can't wait to show you how to as well!

About Ralph

Hello there! My name is Ralph and it's a pleasure to make your acquaintance! I'm a mixed genre musician with over thirteen years of experience both on and off the stage. I offer seven instruments for musical instruction including the guitar, bass, vocals, and the piano. In terms of nonmusical instr

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Cheyenne
I have little to no experience with guitar, but Ralph makes it very easy to get started and I began learning technique and chords right away. He clearly has a passion for music, but also experience in teaching others to play. He's not only compassionate and understanding for the difficulties you face as a beginner, but is also ready to challenge you and keep you motivated when learning gets frustrating. You'll progress quickly with him as your teacher.

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Lawrence B.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • MS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Lawrence B.

24 Reviews
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Online Chess Teacher

I teach beginners, intermediate, and advanced players.

Advance players are those who play in tournaments and have a USCF (United States Chess Federation) rating between 1000-1799.

For advance players I offer a special package which includes a longer session, PGN (Portable Games Notation) of master level games and access to a chess Share drive.

About Lawrence

I have worked independently as a chess teacher for over 14 years. I play in National tournaments and I have an online chess profile. I have worked with two of the largest chess instruction companies in the U.S., Silver Knights and Chess Wizards. My primary focus is with students who play in t

Recent Reviews
Andre K.
Great Instructor, very knowledgeable, very positive experience as my chess teacher, extremely patient.
Ta-Riesha
Lawerence is highly knowledgeable in all things chess! He was very patient with me, and explained things very thoroughly. I highly recommend! Will definitely be taking more lessons with him in the future.
Steve Kaufman
Very knowledgeable. Great Style
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Dennis U.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks some japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Dennis U.

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Online Chess Teacher

I have been playing chess for well over 30 years. I have taught one on one
children and adults for about 10 years. I have great patience when I teach
students never believing that any concept is too difficult to understand or
master. I have a love for the game that I want to instill in others
I have hundreds of chess books and have gotten to know lots of chessplayers
throughout the years. I do my best to have my students gain and UNDERSTANDING of the game rather than just rote memorization.

About Dennis

I have been playing chess for 30 + years and have a USCF expert rating. I have taught chess in afterschool programs and one on one in homes for over 10 years. I feel I have great patience especially with young children as their attention span is usually not that long. I have taught children as

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Atousa P.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Farsi, Russian
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Atousa P.

22 Reviews
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Online Chess Teacher

Learn Chess from a Woman Chess Grand Master!

She's been teaching chess from beginner to advanced level for more than 10 years.
She's been playing chess professionally Since 1996.

About Atousa

Becoming the world youth champion at 12 and chess Grand Master at 20, would have never been possible without receiving the best chess lessons from my trainers and coaches. Everyone needs guidance in chess, I’m here to share my knowledge with you. Despite being a professional chess player since I

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Henry
Atousa easily held my 9 year old's full attention for an hour. She's a wonderful instructor. My son is excited for his next lesson.
Allie
My son has loved his chess lessons with Atousa. He participates in his lessons with a friend which is a great competitive experience. When two teenage boys happily put down their gaming controls to learn chess with Atousa, it demonstrates the best evidence I can think of to the high quality of Atousa’s teaching.
Sawyer
When your five year old grandson calls to say thanks ....priceless !!

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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 $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $24 and $130 per hour.
30 min
$41 average
45 min
$47 average
60 min
$65 average

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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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"Joshua was great for my 10 year old son. He enjoyed playing!"
Owen
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"Mr Kyle is patient and nice. He helps me understand different strategies. He makes it fun to play chess too. It is easy to connect on Lichess.org and complete study homework."
Ellie
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"This was great. He was extremely through and detailed. I was absorbed by the lesson and never looked at the clock. Looking forward to many future lessons."
Deborah
Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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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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"Have really enjoyed the first few lessons with Sam, he’s energetic and relatable, makes it a fun process-cheers!"
Pamela
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Atousa is fantastic!!! What an incredible
teacher/coach. Atousa inspires me and
is thoughtful and understanding. I look forward for another lesson. She is 5 STAR. You are lucky to have her on your team. I will finish my lessons with her and hope to start again with her again in the spring..when my session ends with you. Thank you for too. Terrific on line classes you offer. Will recommend your on line classes for sure!!"
Jocelyn
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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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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"Dipankar is very professional and kids like attending his classes."
Smitha
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Wanted to share my experience. I'm in my late 30's and wanted to improve my chess skills, and i'm so happy I was able to find Sam. The lessons are challenging, but at the same time very fun! I have already improved my USCF rating by 372 points in 3 months!! After having tried 3-4 other chess teachers, Sam's been the absolute best and will stick with him!"
Daniel S.
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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