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Jameson T.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jameson T.

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I have experience teaching beginners and intermediate players for the last 5 years. Incredibly flexible with the schedule and the amount of time is up to you!

About Jameson

I am an active tournament player and director. At the moment, I am a Class A player actively improving. Currently I have experience teaching both beginners and intermediate players. My schedule for the lessons will work around you. The first lesson I will assess your game through games played and se

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Daniel
If you're a self-taught chess player that's hit a plateau, and are looking for a coach that's knowledgeable, a good listener, and knows how to help you grow from where you currently are - I'd highly recommend Jameson.

He doesn't spoonfeed you concepts, but instead shows just enough and allows you to work them out yourself, which is how I prefer to learn anyway. Also, he carefully looks over your games to find patterns, areas of improvement, and the habits that are leading to your victories or defeats.

He's not just a knowledgeable chess player, it's clear that he's an experienced chess coach.
Grayson
Has a deep understanding of chess and is able to explain things well
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Victor Z.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Victor Z.

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0-15 minutes. Review homework.
16-30 minutes. Learn a new theory (strategy, tactics, endgame, openings, etc).
31-60 minute. Analyze your own games or the ones played by the grand-masters and chess champions and reinforce your knowledge.

About Victor

I am International Chess Master with FIDE ELO 2402. Played more than 100 tournaments and also professionally in the German team championship I did play for Frankfurt for about 7 years. Coaching students on how to play chess for over 20 years.

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Aakriti
Really great teacher.
Jun
I learned a lot of principles in chess that I never learned before from previous chess teachers. Vic is a great teacher and makes the class very interactive.
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Andrew H.

33 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BA Finance from Bentley College
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Andrew H.

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I am a passionate chess coach available for instruction of all levels. I have been teaching for over 10 years in many schools and training private students. I have helped establish top chess teams recently including NEST+M, PS33, and Success Academy.

Several of my students achieved highest performance awards - top 100 in the country, two of which are now rated as high as 2300. I have taught an advanced class with chess world champion Magnus Carlsen. I make learning and playing chess enjoyable and fun. I have achieved a Candidate Master title with FIDE and USCF ratings of approximately 2100.

I have a business degree in finance from Bentley University and have worked several years on Wall Street. I enjoy all aspects of risk management and how it combines elements along with chess. I love working with children and have a strong track record of making many strong relationships. You will not find a more dedicated coach. My average student gains 200-800 points in strength quickly! ...

About Andrew

I am a cool, energetic, and savvy instructor with a lot of experience. I've taught thousands of students over the years in schools and individually with a strong track record for gaining positive results. I have even taught a class at a chess camp with World Champion Magnus Carlsen. I am extrem

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Kevin
What a great chess teacher. Dynamic, agreeable, someone who sees exactly what you need and can help. Thanks Andrew!
Ravi
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Hassan D.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Farsi
  • HS Degree from Jones College Prep
  • Teaching since 2019
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Hassan D.

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I will teach you the great game of chess! I am experienced in teaching players of all ages, from total beginners to the high intermediate range of 1600-1700 ELO.

I will help you absorb key motifs and strategic plans in an enjoyable way, by guiding you through a carefully selected set of brilliant games and thematic positions which will boost your understanding. To balance out this conceptual work, we will learn concrete chess thought processes which are actually applicable throughout life: how to use the principle of falsification to sort good-looking moves from truly effective ones, how to manage your time both in training and over the board, how to select an opening and prepare a repertoire, and how to evaluate and understand any chess position. Ambitious players, including kids looking to break into tournament play, can look forward to my tried and tested methods for rapid chess improvement, which are based around rigorous tactical training, while casual players looking for a ...

About Hassan

I am an incoming Neuroscience and Philosophy double major at the University of Chicago.

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Mustafa
Hassan went above and beyond as a chess instructor. Before we met, he went thru my games and familiarized himself with how I play and found my weaknesses. When we joined the call, he had some sample positions for me to analyze and did a great job explaining how I should approach that position. Hassan also frequently took the time to make sure I understood the concept and made sure to come up with sample situations for any question that I had. Within 1 lesson, I felt that I had much better grasp of how to improve and what I need to work on. Strongly recommend Hassan to anyone who wants to take their chess game to the next level
Hari
Hassan is amazing! He helped me gain a new perspective, and better understanding of my strengths and weaknesses. His personalised list of tactics to practice and grandmaster games to study has helped me tremendously to improve. He continues to support and guide me post-lesson. A highly recommended instructor!
Nihal
I met Hassan over video call, and sent him a lichess study of my previous classical games. He was incredibly flexible, helpful, and instructive. He was tremendously good at teaching patterns, middlegame planning, as well as giving me general opening advice. I would wholeheartedly recommend him as an instructor.
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Hiro H.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • High School Diploma from Schaumburg High School
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Hiro H.

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USCF EXPERT (rated 2000), ready to improve your game!

My objective is to help you get better at the game of chess, as learning chess will improve your ability to focus deeper and increase your analytical thoughts.

For intermediate to advanced players:
We will analysis games you've played before while learning new material
We can also set up to play a correspondence game (where you'll have days to make each move)

About Hiro

United States Chess Federation (USCF) Expert (2000 rating) I am ranked top 100 (out of 3,000+ players) in Illinois I am also ranked in the 97th percentile in the nation (Over 65,000 players) USCF Local Tournament Director I direct USCF-Rated tournaments at the Schaumburg Library

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Zach
Hiro is expert, fun and patient with our 8 year old. Our son is a newer player - beginner/intermediate (he learned basics at his school in second grade but a lot further to go)- and really gets excited and engaged with the game when Hiro plays and teaches him.
Nuzma
Thank you so much for the class.Coming weekend kids are going to Florida .I shall be booking more classes depending on your schedule soon . How did the kids do today .
Paulette
Great teacher! Really makes sure you understand what you are doing before moving on!
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Cindle V.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Music Education from Malone University
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Cindle V.

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I am ranked as a top female chess player and have played the game for most of my life. I have played in many national, state, and local tournaments and place well. I have been teaching students of all ages for over 15 years. I make lessons fun and enjoyable but also very understandable. I teach all levels and ages. This is a great game and I believe anyone can benefit from learning the game of chess.

About Cindle

Hello, my name is Cindle V. and I love teaching music and chess. I have been teaching for 12 years. I have a bachelor's degree in music education and am currently teaching around 30 lessons a week to students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. My experience working with all types of l

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Beth
Clear instructions
Walter
While only the first lesson, Cindle had me thinking about chess in a way that I never had.
Matt M.
Very knowledgeable and helpful.

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"Kyle is an excellent instructor. I'm a beginner and have learned so much. My puzzle rating has gone from 500 to over 1000. I'm looking forward to playing some games and feel confident my game will change dramatically too."
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"Siddarth has been a kind and patient chess teacher- he quickly gets a good idea of what level you are at and what kind of help you need. He is very flexible to your needs and wants and you will always leave each lesson with new knowledge. Highly recommend!"
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"Kyle is an awesome teacher! My 8 year old son learns so much at each and every class!"
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Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Kyle has a really strong knowledge base and applies it in the form of examples from historical games when answering my questions. His patience and thoughtfulness in response to my questions are so helpful! A great teacher!"
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"Both my kids enjoyed their chess class with teacher Thomas! They were engaged throughout and came out super pumped and looking forward to their next lesson!"
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"He is a very friendly teacher. He has taught me a lot. I appreciate him taking his time to teach me new moves. Thank you for teaching me Siddarth. I look forward to future lessons."
Fernando
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"Great lesson! Will definitely be doing more!"
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"Siddharth is an excellent teacher. My son goes to beginners chess class and he totally loves it."
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