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About Lawrence B.

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I teach beginners, intermediate, and advanced players.

Advance players are those who play in tournaments and have a USCF (United States Chess Federation) rating between 1000-1799.

For advance players I offer a special package which includes a longer session, PGN (Portable Games Notation) of master level games and access to a chess Share drive.

About Lawrence
I have worked independently as a chess teacher for over 14 years. I play in National tournaments and I have an online chess profile.

I have worked with two of the largest chess instruction companies in the U.S., Silver Knights and Chess Wizards.

My primary focus is with students who play in tournaments but I also work well with people who just want to learn the game.

As a self taught player I understand and emphasize with adult players who have time constraints.

A recent student of mine placed in the 2015 PA state championship for his age group.

I have a BS degree in Marketing from Georgetown University
I have a MS degree in Information Technology from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

When I am not teaching chess I work as a HR Consultant.
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Matthew June 13, 2018
· Chess · Online
Very good instructor, I have had two lessons so far with Lawrence. The first lesson he introduced me to the type of software he uses, he referred me to certain websites I should check out, like chessgames.com where we analyzed some master games in the opening that I play and an overview of what we would cover in lessons. My second lessons we worked on some tactics and some positions because I wanted to focus on more of my middle game. And he also helped prepare me for an upcoming tournament I am playing in by going over my openings. His explanations are clear, and he provides many additional resources to explore and study.
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Kathy May 3, 2018
· Chess · Online
Lawrence is just awesome .. I am doing so much better than I ever dreamt I could. I a so happy to have found him! Thank you Lawrence
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Marsha March 14, 2018
· Chess · Online
Great teacher!
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Lawrence B.

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About 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 and sales trainer (numerous companies) and has been coaching since 1999. He is now available for online coaching sessions for a number of varied and essential subjects.

Some of Mr. S's most requested business skills to learn? Sales and Public Speaking, and even Poker! How to command the poker table and the boardroom to increase your hourly rate, by effective communication and reading people well. He integrates Public Speaking Skills or "Speaking in Public Skills" as he likes to say, to illustrate how that essential ability changes everything i
n your game, your book of business, and your personal life.

He has helped students of ALL ages and backgrounds, including people with English as a Second Language, develop their communication skills. This is essential to prepare them for important school and job interviews and for promotions and opportunities in life.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, where he received a BFA degree in Theatre, and also the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Mr. S is an expert in the art of the spoken, presentation and performance word.

He looks forward to helping new students achieve their communication and business goals. His teaching style is focused, practical and useful, and incredibly entertaining and educational!

His classes are truly edu-train-ing!
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YUKI ITO September 15, 2019
· Public Speaking · Online
Joshua is the most amazing teacher that we have ever met. His teaching style opened my daughter's eyes wide to figure out what the real public speaking stands for.
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YUKI ITO September 11, 2019
· Public Speaking · Online
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Sofia August 30, 2019
· Poker · Online
Joshua is engaging, smart and a great teacher. It was my daughter's first poker lesson and she was so engaged. Highly recommended!
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About Sergey K.

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Schenectady, NY

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I love playing Chess and can teach you how to play as well

About Sergey
I am multitalented. At a young age I mastered the Art of Photography that was taught to me by my grandpa and Chess. I was born in Belarus and I am a native Russian Speaker.

After substitute teaching then getting my first teacher job in NY I have started to work on my business and been very successful at it. I teach nearly 150,000 students and do free lance photography for pay part time.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Education
B.A in History Major & Political Science Minor at Siena College
Master Degree in Education from College of St Rose

Teaching Certification
NYS certified Social Studies & Special Education Teacher.

Experience
Special Ed Teacher, Tutoring and Substitute teacher

Entrepreneurship
Photography self taught and experienced event photographer. Online tutorials business teacher that teachers others how to st
art your own business and be an entrepreneur.

Specialties
Event Photography, Chess, Tae Kwon Do, eBay, Etsy and Fiverr
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Anita May 9, 2019
· Russian · Online
I was getting ready for a trip with my friends to tour all over in Russia this Summer and I found Sergey and he taught me a great deal of what I will need to communicate enough to get a round in Russia...
He is an excellent teacher Thank you Sergey for your great help in teaching me I know this will be a trip to remember thanks to you...
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Patti C. September 30, 2018
· Photography · Online
Terrible experience. Couldn't connect online, 20 minutes after start time called him and he tried to assist, but ended up doing a "phone lesson" which consisted of a question and answer time where I had to come up with my own questions. To conclude we were told to go out and take some pictures on our own and learn from experimenting on our own taking pictures of all kinds of things. We could then download them, send to him, and he could critique.
Not what I expected. Not necessarily his fault, but Going to ask for refund
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Janet T. May 25, 2018
· Photography · In home
when I made an appointment, I asked if Sergey was familiar with my camera and they said yes. It seemed new to him. But after talking about my fijifilm x100F, I am returning the camera. So overall I did like Sergey and look forward to my next Hour
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Sergey K.

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About Richard S.

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Aurora, CO

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I'm a USCF National Master with a peak rating of 2335. My chess style is what I call "active positional". I build up my forces while seeking to gain the initiative, and then strike with a killer tactic!

I can definitely help you with improving your skill level and appreciation for the game!

About Richard
I'm a chess master who knows what it takes to become good at this game. I've competed against some of the nation's top players and did alright. If you work with me, I'll do everything I can to help you to improve your chess level!
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Richard S.

Aurora, CO 80010
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$35 / 30-min

About Binju O.

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Philadelphia, PA
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I have been teaching professionally for 17 years,specializing in the beginner/intermediate .Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student.
MY highest FIDE rating is 2176.

About Binju
Iam a professional chess player and coach for 15 years.i have been teaching chess in schools ,colleges and personal class. My highest FIDE rating is 2176.
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Binju O.

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About Frank J.

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Hi, I am a Certified Chess Coach with the United States Chess Federation and have been teaching chess for over 15 years.

I have taught students as young as 4 years old and as old as 71.

I enjoy teaching chess and would love to share my structured knowledge with you.

About Frank
I am United States Chess Federation Certified instructor. I have been teaching for fifteen years.
I also hold certifications in Chess Tournament Organizing and Directing.

My specialty is students interested in competition (plenty more details available).

I have also hosted many chess related date night events for people just interested in learning how to play.

I have traveled the world competing and won a Silver Medal in Italy 2016.
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Oli July 13, 2019
· Chess · Online
I just wanted to say thanks again for the direction and advice. I am motivated to work harder and focus on making my calls structurally sound as the “next step” in becoming a Master chess player. I appreciate all your help and guidance through this process.I recommend Frank coach to make you better players, I can't thank him well enough for all the lessons I got from him, a great coach! Thanks Frank
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Andre July 13, 2019
· Chess · Online
Coach Frank has helped my chess game improve 300 points and climbing. He teaches in your learning style. If you want to improve your game and learn principles that are not in books I HIGHLY recommend Coach Frank.
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Frank J.

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About Eli K.

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Los Angeles, CA

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As soon as you get to understand chess well, you'll begin to see it's beauty and depth. Each game is an adventure. I love chess, and that is my perspective of the old and romantic game of kings and queens. I also enjoy teaching it that way, as it makes the game fun to learn and play.

About Eli
Chess can be confusing and difficult sometimes, but really all you need is someone who loves chess to help you love it, and see it for its beauty. We'll play a few games together, so I see where what level you're at, then take you from there. From a beginners level, up to advanced, showing you the ins and outs of this exciting game. I'll show you games from the great players, teach you some history, give you puzzles, and watch you grow until one day, you might even beat me in a game! It'll be fun!
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Nieves July 25, 2019
· Chess · In home
Polite and very good teacher. Was very patient and had great knowledge of the game.
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Eli K.

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$50 / 60-min

About Steve M.

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Skokie, IL
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Understanding various levels of teaching method
Personalized curriculum for each student
Making lessons fun with different techniques and strategies
Developing discipline and critical thinking skills

About Steve
Provide personalized learning curriculum
Assist in developing strategic and critical thinking skills
Have fun while learning
Learn the importance of patience and discipline
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Steve M.

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About Richard S.

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Aurora, CO

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Chess is a game where everyone's unique personality can shine through. Let me help you bring out your chess, the one that was meant for you!

About Richard
Come learn chess with a real chess master who loves the game and sharing it with his students!

I am a top 5 ranked player in the state of Colorado.

My lessons focus on active learning methods to help the student understand how to improve and refine their thought process in order to play better moves and win more games.

Please consider taking a chess lesson with me and let's see how far your chess can go!
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Adam September 16, 2019
· Chess · In studio
Richard is an amazing chess instructor. When going over games, he quickly determines where your thought process went wrong and how you can adapt it for better performance. He has deep knowledge of the game and is able to communicate it at your level. I strongly recommend him for anyone looking to improve their chess.
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Richard S.

Aurora, CO 80013
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About Todd B.

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Tampa, FL
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I am a National Chess Master from Florida. In 2019 I left the corporate world to devote more time to family, as well as my interests in chess and strength training. I offer private and group chess lessons.

About Todd
I am a National Chess Master from Florida. I coach private lessons and group lessons.
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Todd B.

Online
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$100 / 60-min

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