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Daniel L.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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Daniel L.

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My students and I have at least one meeting per week with the goal of preparing them for rated competitions. During this meeting, I will go over tactical themes with the student, challenge him/her with puzzles, go over and discuss Grandmaster games and opening variations, or play training games.

I will also chat with the student and find out what she been doing, what she has been working on, and ask her what problems she has encountered during her training.

About Daniel

Hi, I'm a chess tutor and competitor! I teach students of all ages and skill levels and have volunteered for the non-profit organizations Chess Challenge in DC and Chess Girls DC. I focus on one-on-one lessons with instruction geared towards preparing my students for competitive play. My rate is $50

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Daniel
I'm an advanced player, and Daniel is patient and clear in helping me to improve - he's extremely knowledgeable and provides resources and homework so I can prepare for the next lesson
Susie
I am new to chess will likely be a happy newbie for ever. I appreciate Daniel’s patience and willingness to explain details, sometimes multiple times, and answer basic questions about terminology, how to navigate chess sites, etc.
He is flexible with his lesson plans and adjusts them to meet the needs of his student.
Maria
My 14 year old son had several lessons with Daniel and enjoyed them very much. Daniel is clearly passionate both about chess and teaching. His lessons are always planned in advance and you can request specific topic to be covered. He is very patient, and allows student time to think through moves and strategies. After the lesson, he gives you a 'homework' puzzle to solve, which was reviewed in the following lesson. Definitely recommend!
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Victor Z.

2 Reviews
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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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Jasmine L.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish, Tagalog
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Awarded Highest Honors for Master's Capstone Project from UCLA School of Public Affairs
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Jasmine L.

15 Reviews
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We will go over rules and basic strategies, and of course, play!

About Jasmine

I love to teach and tutor kids and adults of all ages in many different subjects. I pride myself in customizing my lessons to suit each individual's learning style and goals. I try to keep my lessons fun and relaxed while ensuring that we still work hard and learn.

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excellent teacher
Peter R.
She was very easy to work with, to learn from and understand.She helped me alot. I will be using her going forward.
Linda Z.
Jasmine is smart, quick and does excellent work!!! I will definitely use her again!!
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Hassan D.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $17
  • Speaks Farsi
  • HS Degree from Jones College Prep
  • Teaching since 2019
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Hassan D.

5 Reviews
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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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Siddharth G.

101 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati
  • Bachelor Business Management and Textile Technology from De Monte University
  • Awarded Bachelor Business Management and Textile Technology from De Monte University
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Siddharth G.

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I have been teaching chess for six years and my students have gone on to tournament level and won competitions. Within the first few lessons, my students have developed a deeper understanding of chess strategies As they progressed further in their lessons they have developed special moves to win the chess games. I take pride in my students' success and love working with them. I do provide tournament chess boards for my students.

About Siddharth

Hi there, my name is Siddharth and I have been teaching chess in public and private schools, including private lessons, over the last six years. I love to see students grow with each lesson and accomplish their goals. Under my tutelage, I have helped students advance from beginner level to tourna

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Gudashi
Coach Siddharth has helped my daughter improve her game by leaps and bounds. She’s more focused than before and I can see the tremendous difference in her game. Coach Siddharth has always been patient and has a way of being able to tailor lessons to each individual (I’ve taken a few lessons myself). He’s an awesomely talented person and his passion for teaching really comes through.
Shruthi Menon
Siddharth Sir has been a very patient and wise tutor to my 7 year old who is new to chess. My son looks forward to his chess lessons with Siddharth sir and that speaks volumes in itself,
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Atousa P.

32 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Farsi, English, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's degree of Sport Science from Tehran University
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Atousa P.

32 Reviews
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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

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Shea
Great experience. I learned a large amount in just 90 minutes. She was very patient with me and took the time to address portions of the game that I was both interested in learning and were important that I was not aware of. Well worth every dollar spent.
Michael D.
Amazing instructor. My advice, if you want to learn, learn from the best. My understanding of chess is so much better after my lessons from Atousa. She is awesome. Answer all my questions, taught me how to practice and what to practice. How to understand seemingly simple concepts that separate low rated players from high rated players.
Patrick

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in South Lake Tahoe, CA

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in South Lake Tahoe is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $129 per hour.
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"Best way to learn weaknesses and improve on them. Thomas is the perfect solution."
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"Cindle was easy going and made learning enjoyable. Highly recommend!"
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"Kyle is good teacher that has my son engaged in the game."
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"We were looking for a chess coach for our 6 year old son. Due to the pandemic, we did not want to take him for in person classes. We were a little skeptical about online chess. But wanted to give it a try.

We got to know Dipankar through TakeLessons. He uses a digital chess board on the screen to play and teach chess. He is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. He is very prompt. He adjusts the lessons according to the learning speed of our son. Overall, very pleased with the lessons."
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Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Dipankar is an awesome teacher! He is very patient, persuasive, and adept at teaching young kids. He adapts his style based on a child's progress and challenges them to up their game. He is not watching the clock while teaching and goes the extra mile. Our son has made great strides in a short amount of time. Highly recommend!
- Trish"
Hrik
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"The learning experience was great and very informative. The only minor problem that occurred was that the video kept freezing every three seconds, making it difficult to understand what the instructor was saying. However, this may only be a website problem; my experience with Siddharth was enjoyable and educational."
Anirudh
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"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."
Henry
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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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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"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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"When I first started getting lessons from Dipankar, I was rated around 1000 on chess.com. Since then, I've climbed up to 1500! Dipankar has a wonderful way of teaching. He lets you figure things out, and helps you along the way when you get stuck. He's given me great opening recommendations, game analyses (my games and master games), as well as many other resources to continue improving outside the lessons. Dipankar has helped me improve a TON!"
Jared
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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