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Dennis U.

Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks some japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
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Dennis U.

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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

Danial A.

7 Reviews
Santa Monica, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Awarded 5 Time National Chess Champion from United States Chess Federation
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Danial A.

7 Reviews
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Hello everyone, my name is Danial Asaria and I am a professional chess player that has traveled across the world competing in tournaments representing the U.S. After achieving the master title at age 11, I have become a 5-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION and am currently the NUMBER ONE 18-year-old on the west coast of the United States. In addition, I have played some of the best in the world including world champion Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura. My peak USCF rating is 2390 and my FIDE rating is 2340 awarding me the titles of national master and FIDE master. (top 5% in the world) I founded the Asaria School of Chess and have taught for three years in chess camps across the state with students ranging from 5-85 years old. One of my biggest teaching accomplishments is assisting one of my students to go from #117 in the country to #13 in the country (gained 500 rating points) for their age group in a matter of 5 months! In addition, one of my students went from 1700-2000+ in less than a ...

About Danial

Hello everyone, my name is Danial Asaria and after 10 years of chess experience have become a professional chess player that has traveled around the world competing in tournaments representing the U.S. After achieving the master title at age 11, I have become a 5-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION and am curre

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Jonah R.
Thanks Danial! That was a great first lesson. Looking forward to more.
Aidan C.
My son USCF rating 1400+ took a trial lesson with Danial. Danial is methodical and systematic in his coaching. He was quick to identify what my son needs to improve in order to get to the next level. The most important thing is that my son enjoyed his one-hour lesson and literally felt that the lesson time flew by as it felt like only 2 minutes long to him. My son gives Danial thumbs up and 5 stars.
Dean
As a high rated 1500+ player, Danial was able to teach many new things about my openings and how I ca imrpove. Great coach!
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Eli K.

2 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Eli K.

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As soon as you get to understand chess well, you'll begin to see it's beauty and depth. Each game is an adventure. I love chess, and that is my perspective of the old and romantic game of kings and queens. I also enjoy teaching it that way, as it makes the game fun to learn and play.

About Eli

Chess can be confusing and difficult sometimes, but really all you need is someone who loves chess to help you love it, and see it for its beauty. We'll play a few games together, so I see where what level you're at, then take you from there. From a beginners level, up to advanced, showing you the

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Colton Y.
Eli is super knowledgeable with Chess, knows great ways to teach my child in an encouraging and challenging manners.
Nieves
Polite and very good teacher. Was very patient and had great knowledge of the game.

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Omar J.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • Teaches students 11 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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!
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Aimee S.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • B.S. Political Science/Urban Affairs from Barnard College
  • Awarded John Lennon Scholarship Songwriters Award from Yoko Ono
  • Teaches Beginner
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Aimee S.

3 Reviews
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I love to play chess and to teach beginners of all ages This game exercises the analytical and spatial awareness parts of your brain in ways that will strengthen your overall brain function.

About Aimee

I teach gospel piano and beginner piano, flute, chess and English/ESL. I can also assist with editing resumes and documents and writing grants (government and private foundations). Use your ears, use your fingers and all the other gifts God gave you to assist during your local worship service.

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Taahir J.
She's awesome! Extremely patient and can teach exactly what you want to know.
Juan
She is extremely patient and supportive. Aimee is knowledgeable about a very wide range of music and clearly LOVES teaching.
Morgan
Aimee is a wonderful teacher! She is quite knowledgeable and experienced. I appreciated how she tailored the lessons not just to my level but my pace and personality!

Alex E.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Accounting from Oakland University
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Alex E.

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I have been playing chess for about 18years and have been teaching Chess for 5+ years on the side whether that be classes of 20-25 elementary kids or private lessons for people of all ages. The experience of the students I have taught ranges from not knowing anything about chess to being experienced in the game. I have taught students ranging from 5 years old to 30 years old and I have had many students place in tournaments.

About Alex

Hi my name is Alex! I have graduated Oakland University with a Bachelors in Accounting. Currently I am going for MBA at Oakland University and studying for the CPA. I am currently working for a Public Accounting firm where I have been working in their assurance department for over a year. I enjoy p

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Santa Monica, CA

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Santa Monica is $86. 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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"Coach Siddharth is an excellent coach!! He is very dedicated to his job as well as his student. He is always supporting and guiding Tyler to be the best at chess by providing different techniques to fit his age. Tyler has made so much progress and he enjoys coming to chess. I’m really happy and pleased with coach Siddharth!!"
Phuong Van
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"The best"
Ali
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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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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"Eric was wonderful. He had lots of patience, which I appreciated. And he was very polite and respectful."
Gwendolyn
Took Chess lessons from Eric S.
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"This guy is awesome! Really patient."
Mo Aimaq
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"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"
Chengliang
Took Chess lessons from Preston W.
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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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"Danial is a very strong chess player who has a lot of knowledge on the game! Fun lesson and I learned a lo!"
Michael
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Great teacher. Smart, patient, easy going, and really knows the game of chess."
Dan
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"My son has improved a lot after he started taking chess lessons from Mr. Siddharth. He has learnt a lot of new techniques and is excited to use them in games."
Antony
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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