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Michael J.

Milwaukee, WI
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Marian I.

Wood Dale, IL
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New York, NY
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Michael J. Milwaukee, WI

Michael J. has been a chess instructor for Checkmates Chess Academy since 2008. He has taught in numerous schools in the Milwaukee area working with groups as small as 4 to as large as 30.

Michael has also given private individual lessons to students wishing to advance their chess playing skills. Michael focuses his instruction on basic strategy, traditional maneuvers, thinking ahead, mathematical ties to chess and basic movement.

About Michael

Michael has been a drums and percussion instructor for over 8 years. Having studied and performed all styles of music, from Jazz, Blues, Rock, Symphonic Band and Marching Band music, he has a firm knowledge of varies styles of music and techniques. Michael currently works as a percussion instructor for UW-Waukesha and Wauwatosa East High School. He has also been a private instructor at White House of Music, Uncle Bob's Music Center, the Theater on Main in Oconomowoc and currently owns and operates his own studio in West Allis, WI. *** Lesson Details *** The lessons with Michael will cover a wide variety of topics and areas. Each lesson will focus on at least 2 different topics with an emphasis on what the student would like to work on. Some main areas of focus will include ...

Marian I. Wood Dale, IL

I've taught Chess to kids/adults

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About Marian

I am a guitar teacher with 10+ years of experience teaching all different styles of music. Blues, Folk, Acoustic, funk, ska, Rock, Metal, Melodic, Country, Classical, Punk, Alternative, and various other melodies. I have played concerts all over the state of Illinois and I have taught many students throughout the years. I teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced players. I am very passionate at what I do and I will guide you through the proper steps in becoming a great guitar player. Playing music takes a lot of time and patience as well as a lot of practice playing by yourself and in front of people. I am very relaxed and motivated to help my students learn and I will guide you through everything. I would prefer that students bring their own guitars so that you would be more ...

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MikeP1 January 19, 2011
Guitar

Great instructor and very patient in helping meet my objectives
Gio A. New York, NY

I've played chess since I was a young child. I remember being in the chess club at my elementary school, over 20 years ago! I've since led a chess club of my own and taught plenty of young students how to play. I'm happy to teach the basics - the moves and strategies of chess to the novice player.

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is what I'm passionate about and it's what I enjoy. I want to inspire that same passion into the hearts and minds of others. *** Lesson Details *** I am a laid-back teacher, fun, and I focus on the needs, abilities, and ambitions of the student. In turn, students must realize that learning an instrument takes a lot of work and dedication. One can't expect to learn very much if s/he only practices or thinks about the instrument during the lesson. If the student is willing to put some time into ...

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Rich P. March 20, 2015
Harmonica · Online
Verified Student
Gio is great. He knows his stuff and makes the lessons fun while teaching.
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Charles W. September 15, 2014
Clarinet · In studio
Verified Student
Gio has been wonderfully patient with my efforts as a total beginner. His instructions are clear and helpful, and he has provided a good mix of motivation and encouragement. Highly recommended!
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Kristina T. February 10, 2014
Guitar
Great, creative teacher

Gio has a great way of thinking outside the box and teaching my daughter each week. He uses creative methods to engage her and help her relate to the material and provides easy instructions for practicing during the week. He is patient and easy going which allows for her not to feel overwhelmed as she's just learning the guitar. I'm very happy with how he's teaching her!

Batuhan K.

Chula Vista, CA
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Aaron P.

Austin, TX
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Aaron C.

Portland, OR
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Batuhan K. Chula Vista, CA

I've played chess professionally and my rating in Turkey was 1900+(UKD) which equates to 2300+ Uscf rating. I've thought to all ages and 100+ students over the years. If you have passion for learning and want to take your chess playing to the next level you've found your teacher!

About Batuhan

I'm a devoted and a passionate teacher, my goal is to motivate and help you to learn what you desire. Even though I'm teaching a wide variety of subjects I'm passionate to teach every one of them. I love teaching and learning in the process Lessons Lessons are generally in a relaxed setting and designed to work towards accomplishing student determined goals. While all students will study similar fundamentals, every lesson is as different as every person. What are your goals? I'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations. As a teacher, my goal is to provide a positive hands-on experience. I strive to create an environment where learning is enjoyed and explored, teaching in an exciting, fun, and passionate mode. I am not ...

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Deborah V. March 24, 2015
Pre Calculus · In home
Verified Student
Batu has been a wonderful teacher for our daughter, age 16, in pre-calculus. He is calm and focused and just the perfect balance for a 16 year old girl! Our daughter's grade has gone from a D to a B in the class! We could not be more pleased with the results and with Batu.
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alexandra P. January 11, 2015
Chess · Online
Verified Student
Batu has been teaching my two girls, 5 and 7 year old, chess. The lessons have been great, not only he teaches them the fundamentals, he also changes his teaching methods to match their needs. He relates them and makes the lessons fun and exciting. I'd suggest everybody to try his lessons out, not only chess.
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Donna M. October 15, 2014
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Batuhan is gifted at teaching drums to students no matter what the age. I learned more in three months from him than I did from my previous instructor in 18 months.
Aaron P. Austin, TX

We can talk about strategy and practice. The best way to get better is to play.

About Aaron

I was an engineering tutor at University of Texas at Austin from 2006-2009. I graduated from UT with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2009. I am very familiar with the UT engineering courses (from the beginning to the end). While I was at UT, I also studied jazz drumming with Brannen Temple. I have been playing professionally for over ten years with lots of different bands. Teaching and playing music are the most gratifying things for me. But I also like to teach math! I have been teaching high school math, physics, and music theory at Premier High School of North Austin for five years (2009-2014). I am a certified teacher by the state of Texas.

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Amy B. December 3, 2014
Drum · In home
Verified Student
My 9-year-old daughter is absolutely loving her lessons with Aaron. His enthusiasm for the instrument is contagious and his patient encouragement is just what she needs to stay motivated. Having been through two other disappointing drum teachers before this, we are thrilled to have found Aaron!
Aaron C. Portland, OR

I enjoy helping players of all ages and skill levels, and currently work with students as young as six years old. I learned to play at a young age myself, and chess has helped me greatly in achieving success in other areas of my life.

I have taught chess for over 10 years, and I generally prefer to do online lessons because I find my students are more engaged and focused. I have a unique process that I use to teach, and do not rely solely on webcams to teach.

I used a customized, virtual chess board setup on a website called Chess.com to teach, along with a Skype video conversation so that we can talk through any situation. On this board, we can go over just about any situation, from openings to specific tactical situations and end game strategy.

This board also allows me to work well with Youth, as I can take away key pieces or add stronger pieces to my students' side so they can have fun and learn offensive strategy.

The Chess.com platform also allows me to draw ...

About Aaron

Hi there, my name is Aaron and I current specialize in teaching Chess through Takelessons.com. I enjoy helping players of all ages and skill levels, and currently work with students as young as six years old. I learned to play at a young age myself, and chess has helped me greatly in achieving success in other areas of my life. I have taught chess for over 10 years, and I generally prefer to do online lessons because I find my students are more engaged and focused. I have a unique process that I use to teach, and do not rely solely on webcams to teach. I used a customized, virtual chess board setup on a website called Chess.com to teach, along with a Skype video conversation so that we can talk through any situation. On this board, we can go over just about any situation,

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Andi S. March 16, 2015
Chess · Online
Verified Student
Aaron is the perfect combination...he has a mastery of the game and is able to relate it to you on your level. Something you don't find very often. Best of all, my chess has improved dramatically since taking just a few lessons from him. Friends that used to destroy me in chess are now on the receiving end!! Thanks so much Aaron. I'm looking forward to him working with my son, who is turning 6, as well.
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Tobias B. January 26, 2015
Life Coaching · Online
Hi there,

I started taking lessons and coaching from Aaron some time ago and I can only recommend to give him a try. He is very engaged, passionate and dedicated. His lessons are always helpful and full of fun.

Best regards

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