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Dennis U.

2 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks some japanese
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • 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 y

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Liam H.
My son looks forward to his weekly chess lesson with Dennis
Charles C.
very good
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Joshua S.

51 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 4 to 94
  • Teaching since 1999
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Joshua S.

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I have been playing chess for 35 years. I play generally three times a week and win regularly. I have taught the game to over 100 people in my life. I mentor a number of young people who strongly believe that my chess instruction and the applicable thought logic lessons I inculcate have escalated their job options. I prefer students at the introductory levels to eliminate bad habits.

About Joshua

Mr. S is an accomplished public speaker (Third place in the Regionals for the 2006 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking and over 40 wins in various speech contests). He is also an avid, and successful poker player. By profession, Mr. S is a distinguished corporate, communication an

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Eli
Joshua's great! He's full of knowledge, high energy, and ready to share it with you. I recommend taking one of his sessions to improve your skills, whether it be in chess, poker, public speaking, or any of the other awesome courses he teaches!
Joshua T.
Joshua is wonderful and I recommend you take his lessons!
Michael Cohen
Very knowledgeable. Gave me some good perspectives that I think will help my game significantly.
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Cindle V.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Teacher of the Year from Magnolia Science Academy
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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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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Scarlett
Very motivating personality to get a young teenager to practice! Expert at her craft.
Brett
A great start, exactly what I needed.
Larry B.
Cindle was easy going and made learning enjoyable. Highly recommend!
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Andrew H.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • 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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Laura
Andrew was a wonderful instructor! I look forward to taking another lesson!
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Victor Z.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Victor Z.

2 Reviews
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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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Jerry S.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Chess from Coach FIDE IM Eugene Odnorochenko
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jerry S.

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I am an experienced chess coach who works with all levels of scholastic and adult players. I hold a USCF CM title, as well as having 15+ years experience coaching absolute beginners up to A Class. I am an attacking player who has a aggressive tactical style where sacrifices and king assaults are my specialty. If you are looking to play quiet chess, then my lessons are not for you! I teach my students to seek and exploit the advantage from move 1. We will increase your knowledge of Strategy, Tactics, Positional Elements, Middlegame, Endgame, and Openings to name just a few. We will also train and hone the crucial skills necessary to improve your playing level such as Critical Thinking, Calculation, and Pattern Recognition. My goal for every student is for you to someday win a chess game against...ME! Looking forward to assisting your mastery of this awesome and amazing game!

About Jerry

I am a USCF CM level chess coach with 15 years assisting students of all playing levels achieve their chess goals. I coach students from absolute beginner to A Class. I have an aggressive attacking style and so I will teach you how to obtain and to exploit the advantage from move 1. Sacrifices and k

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Great
Jonathan
Jerry is great instructor! Super knowledgeable about all aspects of chess and is super good at breaking things down to improve your fundamental understanding of the game. I've only been taking lessons for three weeks and my rating has already gone up several hundred points. Lessons are often broken down into theory and calculation training which has solidified my opening repertoire and my tactical vision!

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Sherman Oaks, CA

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Sherman Oaks is $78. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $210 per hour.
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$56 average
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$85 average
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"Dipankar is very knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated. I received lessons from him for 6 months and in that time I scored 1st place in the unrated category in my first chess tournament and went on to improve my rating by 200 points.
I highly recommend Dipankar for chess lessons!"
Jennifer
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Dipankar, is an excellent chess instructor. He currently teaches my 8 yr old daughter, and 12 yr old son. They are two completely different types of students however Dipankar has adapted to their individual personality types and the way that they learn. Dipankar is very knowledgeable and well equipped to teach young players and improve their skills. Dipankar has patience, and more importantly teaches them good habits that will help them far beyond chess. My children enjoy lessons with Dipankar they laugh and learn."
DeVon H
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Jonathan (7 year old) loves learning chess from Joshua....Joshua makes each session as a fun, which is a most important factor, for young students / pupils. Joshua’s calm and collective demeanor as a teacher will bring best of interest / focus from each of his students....
Highly recommend him as an instructor, especially for younger pupils..."
HYUN
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"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."
Brett
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Fantastic lesson today! Super nice guy."
Gomez
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Execellent teacher. He made my son more passionate about chess. Can't thank him enough."
Sarmi
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"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."
Richard Blinkoff
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"My son had such a great time and was learning new moves from the outset."
Erica
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"Siddharth is a patient and thorough teacher. He ensures that I think on my feet but knows when to step in and provide his own guidance. His lessons have clarity and structure, and I always come away learning something new"
ERIC JAMES CAVALLO
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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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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