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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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Marla November 9, 2017
· Ukulele · In studio
Melissa is a wonderful teacher. She is very patient. She ensures that I understand the fundamentals. It has been a very enjoyable and educational experience.
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nina/olivia September 5, 2017
· Piano · In studio
fun and upbeat
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Katie August 28, 2017
· Ukulele · In studio
My 8 yo daughter just started taking ukulele lessons with Melissa and always looks forward to her upcoming lessons! Friendly, upbeat, patient, and wonderful teacher.
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Melissa M.

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About Danschnieder A.

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I am a very good chess player. I was trained by my father and many other family members on how to challenge even an expert at chess. I am also willing to teach the basic rules to those who have never played this sport of the mind before. I am willing to share strategies and secrets performed by experts. I will even demonstrate them.

About Danschnieder
Hello my name is Danschneider. I cannot wait to meet all of you. I have been teaching chess, singing, English, algebra, and basic Math since 2002. I am more than happy to teach in-home, or in-studio to anyone. I have been a martial arts practitioner since the age 15, in different martial arts reigning from Hung Gar kung fu, Karate, and my specialty the Filipino martial art of Eskrima. I have years of experience teaching drawing from basic line drawing, to shading, coloring, etc.. I write my own original poems. I have been working with two non- profit groups such as KIWANIS and S.I.P.A. Under KIWANIS I became more in tuned with different kinds of people.I'm also very good with the children and teens. S.I.P.A. was a program where I worked with children from ages 6-12. I might not be a parent, but I know how to keep the kids enthusiastic and
cheerful . I am willing to teach and work with anyone.
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Christiana December 21, 2017
· Mixed Martial Arts · In studio
Great teacher he really helped me learn some handy Kungfu skills. He is patient and willing to work with you, if you want to learn Kungfu I recommend learning from him he is great!!
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Alina December 2, 2017
· Chess · In home
Excellent!
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Jhenny October 5, 2017
· Tagalog · Online
Will recommend
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Danschnieder A.

Los Angeles, CA 90004
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About mike G.

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Los Angeles, CA
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I started to teach children to play chess in 1979. In 1984, I worked with some world's best chess coaches and players like D. Bronshtein and P. Kondratev. I am a winner of multiple chess tournaments. My student recently became a national master

About mike
I am an experienced chess coach /instructor with deep understanding of chess at high levels I've been teaching students of all ages since 1980. I provide in classroom lessons as well as private in-house sessions. I have been playing chess for over 40 years. For several years I have worked as a chess teacher, helping young children to develop chess skills, in particular to enhance creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, memory, concentration, intellectual maturity, and self esteem. My adult student recently became a national master. I am the winner of the West Coast Continental Chess Championship in the expert
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I am also a very experienced Russian tutor. I have been tutoring and teaching Russian for over 8 years.
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mike G.

mike G.

Los Angeles, CA 90027
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About Eric S.

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Torrance, CA
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You will have more confidence & fun when playing this great game after a few sessions whether your a beginner or more advanced.

About Eric
Hello Fellow Chess Players and Game Enthusiast, I can certainly help you not only to improve your game whether you are a astute active tournament player (for rating under 1500), wanting to be able to play a good game with your friends and/or rival, and/or just to have fun with this game whether you play online or with a board and pieces.
I have been playing tournament chess for over 25 years and achieved a Life Candidate Master Title by the US Chess Federation since 1996.
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Caitlin January 13, 2018
· Chess · In home
Eric was very patient with my little one. He not only teaches the game, he looks to make it fun and exciting. We enjoyed the lesson and hope to continue with him.
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joseph January 15, 2017
· Chess · In home
my 8 yo son is a beginner. Eric was very nice and patient.
easy to follow instructions and promotes thinking behind every move.
great fun. highly recommend.
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Gwendolyn September 12, 2016
· Chess · In home
Eric was wonderful. He had lots of patience, which I appreciated. And he was very polite and respectful.
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Eric S.

Torrance, CA 90502
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About Florin F.

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Experienced International Master ready to help teach how to advance to the next level.

About Florin
I am an International Master and 2015 co-champion of the State of Illinois. I have been coaching full time since 2011 and helping players increase their rating and get more wins!
If you have any questions at all send me a message and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. Also if you do not see a certain time slot available you can check with me to see if indeed that slot is taken.

For lessons I typically use Dasher and Skype (audio only).
You could try to use the iOS version instead but it has a few more glitches than the Windows version.

You can get a 30 day trial on ICC (Internet Chess Club) after that it will be a monthly subscription but it is the best chess server out there for finding the right kind of players.

Right now I am only accepting online lessons, thanks for stopping by!
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David J. June 15, 2017
· Chess · Online
Florin is a great instructor. I asked my son (age 12) if he used any of Florin's advice/teachings in his latest chess tournament, and he said, "Yes! I used EVERYTHING he taught me." :)
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Alex April 5, 2017
· Chess · In studio
We had great conversation in general and insights in chess. Florin is very engaging and great individual. Overjoyed to have met him. Alex
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Kevin January 4, 2017
· Chess · Online
What a great instructor! After six months of lessons I can say, without a doubt, Florin is the best instructor anyone could hope for. Florin is very knowledgeable and helped me improve my game more than I could ever imagine. He is patient and takes the time to explain difficult concepts. It is not everyday you get the opportunity to receive lessons from an International Master.
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Florin F.

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About Jean-Marc J.

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Skokie, IL

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Learn the basics of chess or how to improve your game if you already know how to play

About Jean-Marc
Hi, there! My name is Jean-Marc and I can't wait to meet you! I'm a software engineer. I have been teaching computer technology lessons since 2007 and have loved helping my students excel in programming, web development, and productivity programs. I went to The University of Wisconsin and earned a degree in Computer Science in 2017. My teaching style is patient, thorough and detail oriented. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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JAVA
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JAVASCRIPT
Microsoft Access
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Powerpoint
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Betty M. January 23, 2018
· Microsoft PowerPoint · Online
I would highly recommend Jean Marc to anyone. I have used him several times and am back for another time. He is so helpful, patient, considerate, and is a great teacher. I almost don't want to recommend him, so he will be available for me we I need him!!! Ha! You will not be sorry if you hire Jean Marc.
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Taylor Ongaro December 27, 2017
· Computer Programming · Online
JM is the greatest tutor of Programming and all things logic. I've spent many months with JM guiding me in Java development). Totally patient and multi domain knowledgeable Teacher. Highly recommend.
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Nate L. December 17, 2017
· Java · Online
Very good!
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About Mathew M.

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Norristown, PA

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I have been coaching chess for 2-3 years now. What makes chess lessons unique with me is that I make the chess lessons exciting, fun to learn, I point out mistakes/weaknesses in a very kind way, I give good examples of moves/positions relate to real life, I teach people the psychology of playing chess, and I improve people's game through love and repetition. I teach several opening variations as well as middle-game and end-game tactics. But I focus on what people's weaknesses are and I make those weaknesses their greatest strength.

About Mathew
I have been coaching chess for 2-3 years. I have been passionately studying the game of chess for 13 years. I am currently a 1939 USCF player (Class A player). My highest rating was 1983. But I am committed to go to 2200+ USCF player (National Master player). I have won several chess tournaments as well.

I am currently coaching 7 students to go above and beyond their expectations. If you hire me as your coach, I will take you above and beyond your expectations in the game of chess. My coaching style is hands on, which means that I provide move by move feedback. My coaching philosophy is grounded in encouragement and meticulous game review. My one student that I have been coaching for 2 years went from never playing chess to a 1350 USCF chess rating.

I graduated from Kutztown University of PA in 2013 with a B.S. in Biology: Molecula
r/Micro/Cell with two Minors in Mathematics and Biochemistry. I have such a passion for math, science, and chess. And I try to live with that passion everyday and show that passion to people everyday.
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Richard I. January 9, 2018
· Chess · In home
Extremely patient and personable. Great combination for teaching beginners.
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Mrs. G. January 5, 2018
· Biology · In home
My son was tutored by Matt in Biology. Matt's subject matter expertise and enthusiasm for the subject had a positive impact on my son's academic performance in 9th grade Biology.

Matt partners well with parents, is very responsive and flexible with scheduling and is an overall pleasure to work with.

You or your child will have a great experience in working with Matt.
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Steve Atlee August 4, 2017
· Chess · In studio
Matthew is very knowledgeable of the game. He is easily approachable and has the ability to connect with students of all skill levels as well as multiple generations. My teenage son was comfortable with him immediately and he is not always receptive to learning if the setting feels awkward to him. As for my own experience I received valuable insight into my own games after reviewing score sheets from tournament games and isolating those ever present blunders that seem to lurking on every chess board just waiting to be discovered. Anyway I give a hearty two thumbs up to my millennial friend.
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About Danial A.

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I have been playing chess for eight years, and now am rated 2310 FIDE and 2368 USCF. This means I have achieved the titles of national master and FIDE master. Along with this I am rated in the top 5% of all chess players, I am a 4 time national champion, and am ranked top ten in the country for my age group. I have taught many chess camps for kids and adults across the California area and have 2 years of total teaching experience. I welcome all levels and will make sure each lesson is tailored specifically to every students needs. I can guarantee wth my help I can help you reach the next level in your game. Feel free to shoot me a message if you are interested!

About Danial
I am a professional chess player that has traveled across the world playing in tournamnent representing the U.S on an international setting. I am also ranked top ten in the nation for my age and have played some of the best in the world including former world champion Viswanathan Anand. My USCF rating is 2368 and my FIDE rating is 2310 awarding me the titles of national master and FIDE master. (top 5%) I have taught for two years now in Chess camps across the state for kids and adults and currently have regular online students as well. After receiving many hours of coaching myself and improving to where I am today, I can guarantee I can help you get to the next level. If you are ready to improve your Chess don’t hesistate to shoot me a message!
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Dean December 19, 2017
· Chess · Online
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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Wilson December 17, 2017
· Chess · Online
Very good chess player! Definitely worth the money!
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Rachel December 17, 2017
· Chess · In home
Great Teacher!
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Danial A.

Danial A.

Santa Monica, CA 90403
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About AHMED E.

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I do not see teaching as simply repeating what has been already detailed in text books and lectures. Everyone’s mind is different and thus everyone has a unique perception to understanding one issue or another. Things are better illustrated with an example.

A while back, there was a television show hosted by a T.V. personality named Monty Hall. In the show, Monty presented a contestant with 3 closed doors. Behind one door was a new car. And behind each of the other two doors was a goat. The contestant had the option to choose one door so as to win the new car.

The probability that a car was behind door 1 or door 2 or door 3 was the same, about 33.33%. Let us say that the contestant picked door 1. Monty would then open one of the other two doors that were not chosen by the contestant. There were 3 terms in the game: 1) Monty knew what w
as behind each door; 2) Monty cannot open the door that was already chosen by the contestant; 3) Monty would only open a door that hides a goat.

Let us say Monty opened door 3 revealing a goat. Monty then asked the contestant if the contestant would like to switch to door 2 or keep his original choice of door 1. Contestants would be bewildered not knowing really what to do. Was it better to keep the originally choice or was it better to switch or it would make no difference whether to keep the original choice or switch?

Meet Marilyn vos Savant. Marilyn wrote a column called “Ask Marilyn” in a newspaper called Parade. Marilyn was known for having one of the highest recorded IQ. A reader sent Marilyn a letter asking her if it was better to switch or not to switch. Marilyn stated in her column that a contestant should switch since switching doubled the contestant’s chances of winning. Many of Marilyn’s readers erupted in protest including readers with Ph.D., mathematicians, and academicians. Most people believed that the probability that a car was behind door 1 or door 2 was the same of 50%.

This became known as The Monty Hall Problem or The Monty Hall Paradox. Articles and books were written over this problem. Actually Marilyn was right and this was proven using computer simulation. Yet until today many people cannot understand that switching doubles the chances of winning.

At first glance this paradox might seem irrelevant to teaching. But I think it does. This paradox tutor the mind in the subject of structured thinking which is very important in learning.
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AHMED E.

Anaheim, CA 92801
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Students will learn basic principles the chess game, importance of pawn formation, middle game and end game. Chess lessons may vary depending upon the knowledge and playing strength of each student.
Lessons will revolve around the following;
1. the basic principles of the game,
2. rules of the game,
3. use of chess clocks,
4. pawn formation,
5. middle game principles
6. chess openings,
7. chess styles,
8. Attack and defense,
9. Understanding oneself and personal chess style,
10. How to think and analyze.

I am not official a chess master, but I have beaten National masters and
IM's and GM's in Blitz games and once had a 2600 Blitz rating in Internet chess club.

About Samuel
Chess may be an entertaining and challenging game to you. But Chess is like life.
In chess you need to learn know and understand the value and importance of each pieces, to know their strength and weakness, so that you will learn how to place them and maneuver them to the right spot at the right time where they will be most useful and productive to achieve your goal in the game or in life.

You need to think, calculate, strategize and be responsible and accountable for each move. Each move has a consequence that may result in a loss of a piece, loss of control of territory and loss of a game. Just like in life, if you don't think first and make a move, your move or action may lead to harmful effects to you, your friend or a family member. You have to be responsible and accountable for each move. You have to take care of each pieces
or member of your family.

In life as in Chess, you need to know who you are, your mental, psychological, physical and spiritual strength which you may all utilize during your growing period, from school to actual adult life. In chess as in life, you need to calculate your moves or actions, you need to have a plans or direction, and strategy. You need to learn who your chess opponents, classmates, teachers, brother, sisters and parent are, to understand them so that you will know how to relate with them in a game or life. With know knowledge, you will gain understanding and patience in a chess game or in life.

To win a chess game you need to learn how to make the right moves, to make the right moves you need knowledge, understanding of the degree of risk and benefits of options available to you, to take calculated risks, to be calm and courageous during difficult moments never losing confidence in yourself. If you fail or loss a game, Start all over again with the same enthusiasm. Be positive Always and you will win and be an achieve in life as well.

Let play and learn chess together.
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Samuel C.

Sunland, CA 91040
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$25 / 30-min

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