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Preston W.

1 Review
Belmont, CA
Starting at $67
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Awarded CSSSA from California State Governor
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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

Sergey K.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Russian, Russian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Sergey K.

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I love playing Chess and can teach you how to play as well

About Sergey

I am multitalented. At a young age I mastered the Art of Photography that was taught to me by my grandpa and Chess. I was born in Belarus and I am a native Russian Speaker. After substitute teaching then getting my first teacher job in NY I have started to work on my business and been very succ

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Anita
I was getting ready for a trip with my friends to tour all over in Russia this Summer and I found Sergey and he taught me a great deal of what I will need to communicate enough to get a round in Russia...
He is an excellent teacher Thank you Sergey for your great help in teaching me I know this will be a trip to remember thanks to you...
Patti C.
Terrible experience. Couldn't connect online, 20 minutes after start time called him and he tried to assist, but ended up doing a "phone lesson" which consisted of a question and answer time where I had to come up with my own questions. To conclude we were told to go out and take some pictures on our own and learn from experimenting on our own taking pictures of all kinds of things. We could then download them, send to him, and he could critique.
Not what I expected. Not necessarily his fault, but Going to ask for refund
Janet T.
when I made an appointment, I asked if Sergey was familiar with my camera and they said yes. It seemed new to him. But after talking about my fijifilm x100F, I am returning the camera. So overall I did like Sergey and look forward to my next Hour

Dipankar G.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Bengali, Hindi, English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Dipankar G.

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Learn from an International Chess Coach who has coached more than 80 students from ages 5 to 65! Specializes in teaching beginner and intermediate students.

Each lesson will be personalized to the unique strengths and weaknesses of the individual student. You will go through a structured chess curriculum based on the Soviet chess school which will ensure there are no gaps in your understanding of the game.

Lessons will consist of the following :

->Analysis of the student's recent chess games with detailed feedback on all stages of the game
->In-depth discussion of openings, middlegame tactics and strategy, endgame technique
->Analysis of model games by World Champions and Grandmasters
->Anwering all chess-related questions of the student and filling in any gaps in understanding
->Homework assignments to reinforce the topics covered during a lesson

If you have always wanted to learn chess but never did, or you are an avid chess player but are tired of being stuck in a ...

About Dipankar

Learn from an experienced International Chess Coach (Taught over 80 students ages 5 to 65). If you want to learn chess in a fun, engaging way and want to see improvement in your game, you have come to the right place. I am an Class A Chess player (USCF 1873) and an experienced chess coach. I

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Jordan H.
He was very good with my son who had never played chess before. He can’t wait for next weeks lesson.
Richard Blinkoff
I can't say best instructor ever, since he was the first I ever had. But he was clear and smart and taught me a great deal in our session. I can't wait to take the second lesson.
Brett
Dipankar has been an absolute wonder for my chess improvement; after only one lesson! He has a real talent for finding one's weaknesses in their play simply by quickly analyzing their games which is a huge asset. Secondly, he also takes time to not only give you areas to work on, but also the means and resources to do so. Dipankar was constantly giving me advice as weeks went by and has been coaching me regardless of wether or not I am in a lesson! He is a natural teacher and a stellar guy. I recommend him for anyone looking to improve their chess.

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Shahadoth C.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Bengali
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Shahadoth C.

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Online Chess Teacher

Excelsior performance enhancement with alacrity.

About Shahadoth

I coach people to be more efficient academically and practically, resulting in greater clientele capabilities.

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Hanyuan C.
Excellent tutor! Helped me a lot!
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Andrew H.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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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 extre

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Lisa S.
Andrew encourages my son to think outside the box .He has excelled not only in his knowledge of how to play the game , but in many aspects of learning . Highly recommend for either beginners , intermediate or advanced levels .
Noah Kagan
Andrew is awesome! He has made learning chess my new favorite thing :)
Vicky
My 7 year old son had been taking chess lessons with Andrew for almost a year and a half now. My son was curious about chess but didnt really enjoy playing until his interest and confidence grew with each lesson. Andrew is patient and is great at assessing his level and teaching tactics accordingly. His knowledge and analysis of the game is incredible. My son is now rated at 1000 and playing competitively bc of Andrew and I cant recommend him enough.
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Kyle B.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kyle B.

39 Reviews
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Online Chess Teacher

I'm a passionate chess player with an extensive knowledge of chess theory who specializes in teaching beginner/intermediate (up to ~1600 USCF) players of all ages. Lessons will be personalized to focus on student's weaknesses and areas of needed improvement, as well as generalized chess instruction. Chess is a great platform to improve critical thinking skills and one's ability to focus, as well as a great way to have fun. My lessons will help you or your children gain an understanding of the art of chess and improve your confidence and ability to play the game.

About Kyle

I'm a class B (almost class A) player who has been playing chess seriously for just over a year, though I've been playing the game since I was a child. I regularly play in competitive over-the-board tournaments, as well as playing daily online. I have an International Master as a coach, so I am con

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in San Jose, CA

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in San Jose is $89. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $240 per hour.
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"We had great conversation in general and insights in chess. Florin is very engaging and great individual. Overjoyed to have met him. Alex"
Alex
Took Chess lessons from Florin F.
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"Very knowledgeable about chess and very patient. Very happy with my lessons so far, instant improvement after the first lesson."
SCOTT
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"What a wonderful teavher Michael is! Instructive, kind, and patient with my 8 year old son, Michael is a great choice for kids. I recommend him highly! Thanks Mighael for the great work that you do!"
Charlie
Took Chess lessons from Michael J.
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"Siddharth is a very good chess teacher. My son learned learned a lot in 2 sessions and really enjoyed it."
Chandu
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"She is very nice girl and knows how to teach professionally. She tries her best to make sure her students master the chess game. She is really an excellent teacher who knows her stuff very well and teach her students great techniques . Try her you will never regret."
Talar
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"What an easy going and patient young man. So far, so good!"
Barbara
Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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"Fantastic lesson today! Super nice guy."
Gomez
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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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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"Great first lesson for my 8 year old! Siddhartha is energetic and patient!"
Emma
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Both my kids had their first class with Kyle today. He was really Awesome. They loved every minute of the class. They can wait for the next class. Thanks Kyle."
Gerard
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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