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About Melissa M.

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Sunnyvale, CA

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I have experience teaching young students, including children and can create fun and inventive ways of teach beginners the basics of chess.

I've been playing chess since I was about 10 years old and I've taught several other people the basics of playing chess, including small children.

About Melissa
I have been teaching since 2006 on a variety of topics. I graduated with an BA from the University of Wisconsin. My degree is in History with and emphasis on East Asian history.

I've taught all age groups from age 2 up to retirees. My teaching experience includes one-on-one and group classes in a variety of settings. I've taught corporate classes, private lessons, small groups, and traditional classroom lessons.

We have a student-centric philosophy of learning. Lessons are generally relaxed and designed to work towards accomplishing student determined goals. While all students will study similar fundamentals regarding technique, theory, and performance, every lesson is as different as every person. Special focus on topics like music theory, self-accompaniment, composition, song writing, and home recording are available as well.


What are your personal goals? We'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations.

Lessons with small children are more focused on just having fun while developing a good musical foundation, but we prefer for them to have as much personal ownership of their lesson as possible.
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Priyanka S. August 27, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Melissa was the perfect teacher for my child. She's warm, engaged, patient -- and very skilled. I think my daughter continued with her piano instruction only because she enjoyed her classes so much! If we hadn't moved an hour away, we would still be going to Melissa. She's awesome! I highly recommend her.
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James August 25, 2018
· Drum · In studio
Great teacher. I learned a lot.
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Carla August 22, 2018
· Watercolor Painting · Online
I learned A LOT about painting. It was a great first class. Thank you.
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Melissa M.

Melissa M.

Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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About Siddharth G.

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Clarksburg, MD

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I have been teaching chess for 3 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 the 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 three 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 tournament level competition. Recently, two of my students have won in their respective tournaments.

I attended De Monte Fort University in England and earned my degree in Textile Technology and Business Management in 1976. Since then I have been fortunate to be able to travel worldwide.

I enjoy teaching children of all ages, as well as adults. My philosophy is to make chess a fun experience while improving my students' technical skills.

I look forward to helping you reach your goals.
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Jasmine October 5, 2018
· Chess · In home
Coach Siddarth worked with my 7 yr old twins this summer .. The kids have phenomenally improved .. From knowing just the basics .. in 20 classes .. kids can now play a decent game ..
Highly recommend !
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RupaRani A. October 2, 2018
· Chess · Online
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Anirudh I. September 20, 2018
· Chess · Online
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.
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About Bora Y.

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Brooklyn, NY
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USCF expert & certified coach, enthusiastic about the game, and friendly teacher,

10+ years of experience working with Grandmasters,

15+ years tournament play and psychology experience,

Can help you improve on various aspects of the game -- over the board, as well as online lessons,

Specializing in players rated 800-1800 level.

About Bora
Know thyself is the saying, and it applies to chess as well.

Everyone is different. Each has his/her different objectives. Everyone also his/her own strengths and weaknesses.

I tailor the lessons taking these into the account, and focusing on improving on the weaknesses within the framework of the student's goals.

I try to put the emphasis on calculation, middle-game positions, and endgames, however.
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Thomas May 22, 2018
· Chess · In studio
I am taking weekly lessons with Bora in order to push my game to the next level. Bora is passionate about chess, and it really shows in his approach to teaching, which I find to be both entertaining and effective. Bora is also a nice person all around and I would not hesitate to recommend him to my friends and/or their kids.
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About Timothy R.

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San Antonio, TX

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Started playing the Game of Chess at the Age of 6 years old. Chess has given myself sharpen my critical thinking and creative thinking skills & abilities. As a Chess player, successfully applied my analytical skills and knowledge of strategy & tactics to my primary and secondary duties while serving 24 years in the US Navy; leading to multiple leadership and management responsibilities and roles. I owe a lot to the game of Chess or game of life or game of kings & Queens.; and want to give back to beginning Chess players of all age groups. Taught and played frequently with many Chess Experts and Grandmasters in New York City by City Hall in downtown Manhattan. Prior to Highschool; became the top chess player at my school and chosen to represent the entire school at a NYC chess competition; which requires knowing how to think quickly & play with the Chess clock and how to use it to your advantage or make your opponent run out of time or make mistakes by moving too fast or ...

About Timothy
Hello, Thank you for giving myself to the opportunity to teach Chess to yourself or your Children. Chess is more than a game to myself; it is an important part of my life! At the Age of 6; I began playing chess with Chess Experts, Masters and Grandmasters at home, libraries, and outside park areas in NYC. Passionate about Playing the Game of Chess, now for 4 decades! I played Chess primarily for the fun factor, like most kids and people today (2018) play video games. Chess has been proven to help improve children's thinking and problem solving skills. Kids introduced to Chess at a young age do well in school; especially Math & reading for years. Along with my Tae kwon do lessons, chess helped in building my self-confidence, memory & creativity (or thinking outside the box), improves my memory, problem solving/ reading/ math ski
lls, ability to focus or concentrate. My love of taking on difficult challenges and complex tasks, planning and foresight; resulted in my advancement/promotion to multiple Senior Management & Leadership positions, and pursuit of excellence in my primary and secondary duties/responsibilities; while serving in the US Navy for 24 years.
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Timothy R.

Timothy R.

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About Leo C.

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San Jose, CA
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My name is Leo.. I’m from Chile 🇨🇱 - South America.. I learn to pay chess with my dad when I was 6 years old.. when I was 8 years old, I was able to memorize 9 moves without looking at the board.. Bobby Fisher did 13 at 9 years old.
I only lost twice since I was 11 years old..
If any of my students ever wins again me.. then the lesson is absolutely free..

About Leo
My name is Leo.. I’m from Chile 🇨🇱 - South America.. I currently work for Self driving vehicles in Palo Alto..
I learn to pay chess with my dad when I was 6 years old.. when I was 8 years old, I was able to memorize 9 moves without looking at the board.. Bobby Fisher did 13 at 9 years old.
I only lost twice since I was 11 years old..
If any of my students ever wins again me.. then the lesson is absolutely free..
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Leo C.

Leo C.

San Jose, CA 95125
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$42 / 30-min
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About Damon R.

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Cleveland, OH
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My students and I have a LOT OF FUN!! Chess is a complex game with advanced cognitive applications. I transform the entire learning process into a simplified and easy-to retain methodology, all while having fun!

About Damon
I’m a National chess expert turned coach, and my lessons are both fun and impactful! I specialize in teaching chess to all levels, whether brand new to the game or a seasoned veteran. What makes my lessons special is that my class is FUN! My students, especially enjoy the prizes that they can win as they show their adeptness when they master a certain skill.
Additionally, I have a complete background check available upon request, as I also teach in several elementary/middle schools in the Cleveland/Beachwood/Solon area.
With my other students we meet once or twice a week either at their home or a library/Starbucks at a convenient distance from both of us.
Come have a blast with The Fun Chess Instructor!!
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Damon R.

Damon R.

Online
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About alison L.

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San Jose, CA
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Specializing in a a playful and down to earth approach. Lessons are customized to the interest and style each individual. All ages welcome. Light-hearted and fun environment encouraged.

About alison
It is always an absolute joy to see people of all walks of life and ages catch a fish for the first time or on new waters! This is my number one choice if I could have a dream job. All proceeds go to me working on buying my first tournament style bass boat. Chess is a runner up in things that I enjoy to stimulate my mind...all ages welcomed and it's never too late to start!
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alison L.

alison L.

San Jose, CA 95120
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$72 / 30-min

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Students will read your bio to see if you're going to be a good fit for them as a teacher, so sell yourself!
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para V.

Fremont, CA 94539
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$34 / 30-min

About Jesse T.

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Clovis, CA
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I am currently ranging in the expert category through USCF (National federation). Teaching both American and Russian methods of chess. Students with hard work have achieved their goals with me in a relatively decent time frame. I believe in the theory that chess can improve thinking in general, with improvements on decision making and critical thinking. I have a complete chess curriculum which covers an entire thinking process. I can provide plan layouts and recommend how to effectively enter into active chess communities including tournaments.

About Jesse
I have a passion for chess. Teaching for almost 15 years. Students ranging from 7 to 60 and from just learning how the pieces move to 1900 rating. Graduate of the remote chess academy (No certificate, but having gone through all modules released except for the last one that was released a few months ago.) Several city level championships from the Fresno area which is local to me. Material is not scripted but can supply related reading materials on request. I focus on thinking process, which helps with finding the right moves in any position. This includes Openings, Tactics, Positional themes, Endgames.
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Jesse T.

Jesse T.

Online
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$42 / 60-min

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