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Cole S.

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Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Cole S.

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Are you or your child looking to learn or improve at the amazing game of Chess?

I am in the top 0.6% of online chess players, and I would love to help pass on the knowledge I've learned to motivated individuals in a friendly and encouraging learning environment! :)

I will tutor your future Grandmaster to reach their full chess potential by identifying and treating their weaknesses, and giving them post-lesson resources to help them improve long after our tutoring lesson is over!

I would love to help get you or your child to a new personal high chess rating, and HAVE FUN doing it!

About Cole

Hi, my name is Cole S. I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and spend my free time trying to convince my friends and family to play chess with me. I am a patient and caring tutor, and my hybrid teaching style is meant keep your child i

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Joshua F.

61 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, Mandarin
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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Joshua F.

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From castling to rey de Lopez to the gambit, I can teach you chess.

About Joshua

Hello, my name is Joshua. I have years of experience in teaching children, in music and many other subjects---including work with special needs children. I have been in professional bands, composed electronic music for video games and YouTube videos, and written and contributed to textbooks on mu

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Joshua G.
Joshua was very patient and nice. He worked at my son's pace and helped him feel more confident. We had a great experience!
Adam F.
Great as always!
AJ
Had to stop the class within 19 minutes because:
a) he showed a plain chess board with no numbers and letters and was forcing my kid to tell him coordinates/spaces as letters/numbers which my son has never learned before,
b) more importantly, he was extremely impatient with my son- when my son made a move but then immediately changed his mind (he's 6), Josh would be grunting in the background

Not the kind of impatience I would expect with a teacher that claims to be able to teach kids. When I jumped in and said I don't think this is working, he angrily said, "FINE!" NEVER AGAIN.
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Kyle B.

95 Reviews
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Starting at $25
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kyle B.

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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 competitively for the last few years, 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 am currently in the top 1% of players on Chess.

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Andrew H.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 1995
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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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Andrew was a wonderful instructor! I look forward to taking another lesson!
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Jameson T.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelors in Economics with Quantitative Emphasis from Boise State University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jameson T.

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I have experience teaching beginners and intermediate players for the last 5 years. Incredibly flexible with the schedule and the amount of time is up to you!

About Jameson

I am an active tournament player and director. At the moment, I am a Class A player actively improving. Currently I have experience teaching both beginners and intermediate players. My schedule for the lessons will work around you. The first lesson I will assess your game through games played and se

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Daniel
If you're a self-taught chess player that's hit a plateau, and are looking for a coach that's knowledgeable, a good listener, and knows how to help you grow from where you currently are - I'd highly recommend Jameson.

He doesn't spoonfeed you concepts, but instead shows just enough and allows you to work them out yourself, which is how I prefer to learn anyway. Also, he carefully looks over your games to find patterns, areas of improvement, and the habits that are leading to your victories or defeats.

He's not just a knowledgeable chess player, it's clear that he's an experienced chess coach.
Grayson
Has a deep understanding of chess and is able to explain things well
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Noah V.

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Starting at $15
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Departmental Award for Outstanding Visual Artist from Andrew College
  • Teaching since 2020
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Noah V.

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It's never too late to learn a timeless game. In beginner chess, we will go over the fundamentals of the game. starting with how the pieces move and building a skill set that will lead to developing strategies and understanding chess theory. This will be a playing-based course, so you will learn by playing the game.

About Noah

Howdy! My name is Noah. I am a studio art major at Andrew College, but more importantly, I am a working artist. I am a published author and artist. I’m from Kennesaw, GA. I chose to go to Andrew College because of its work in the public art field. I plan to paint murals for my career, and I alread

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AARUSH
Excellent Coach. My 6 year old kid understand chess clearly with the movements in his first class.

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Valencia, CA

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Valencia 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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"Thorough and follows through with homework."
Ev
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"We are happy with Siddharth"
Divya Kestur
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Danial has been an awesome and very patient teacher with my two young boys. He has got them excited to learn and compete against each other. They look forward to their chess lesson every Wednesday!"
Monica
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Fascinating game explained by a true expert."
Faith M.
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Dipankar is a great teacher. I feel like I can attain my chess goals with his instruction."
Tommy
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Meeting with Danial was great. He was able to assess what I was as a chess player and give me plenty of homework to work on between now and any future lesson. So far, this is exactly what I was looking for. It is someone that can lead and guide me towards being better at chess and give me the correct steps to move forward in my understanding of the game.

In just a single lesson and then 2 hours of immediate application of what he taught, I was able to raise my tactics rating over 100 points! Considering that was the benefit of a single lesson, I cannot imagine how much better I can be after I am able to practice more on what we discussed and as I continue on my chess journey.

Highly recommend his style of teaching and think he would make a fantastic teacher for anyone ages 5 to 85. Definitely a kind, patient, and knowledgeable teacher.

Looking forward to my next lessons!"
Jonathan
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"We are happy to see that Sam is also teaching privately now. He's been teaching chess at my son's school since we moved to Fl. And its been fantastic, with Sam's help our school won 3rd place at the Florida States Championships!!!
You rock SAM!!!"
Maria
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"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 !"
Jasmine
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Kyle’s super knowledgeable about chess and a great teacher. Sign up for his lessons now. Do it. Do it now. Do it."
David
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Had my first lesson, it was fantastic! Sam is very professional and an amazing teacher. I have already recommended him to my friends!"
jonathan
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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