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Michael J.

Milwaukee, WI
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Batuhan K.

San Diego, CA
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Palo Alto, CA
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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.

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Jeanette B. August 14, 2015
Drum · In studio
He's very good with the kids and is great at keeping them engaged. Listens to my comments and concerns and has been flexible in his lessons to keep the kids challenged without frustrating them. I have two boys working with him. They are both so excited to share with me what they've learned after each lesson. I've never seen them look so proud of themselves as they do after their weekly drum lessons!

Rates are very reasonable also.
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Julia K. July 9, 2015
Mike is a patient teacher who's great at gauging progress. My 6 year old son has been learning new things each week without getting too flustered and loves going to lessons! Mike really makes an effort to find the approach that works best for his student.
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Dr. Craig H. July 9, 2015
Percussion · In studio
Mike is a very knowledgeable and competent teacher! It is impossible to not learn and learn well from him.
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Batuhan K.

San Diego, CA

I've played chess professionally starting at a very young age. I've thought to all ages and 100+ students over the yearsIf you have passion for learning chess or want to take your chess playing to the next level you've found your teacher!

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Roberto A. January 31, 2016
Music Theory
Batu and I had a Music Theory class together. He was very helpful in helping me understand complicated rhythms.
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Brennan Plassmeyer October 29, 2015
Drum · In studio
Batu's instructional ability is defined by his patience, kindness, and extensive knowledge. He is attentive to the specific needs of his students, and adapts his teaching style to accommodate them. He will teach you what you want to know, and you will enjoy it thoroughly.

I currently study the drums with Batu, and find his curriculum and methods to be perfectly suited to my learning objectives. I asked to learn the fundamentals of drumming through jazz music, and his ground-up approach beginning with proper technique has already improved my playing. I look forward to studying with Batu for years to come.

As a person, Batu is very humble and approachable, despite his exceptional abilities. He is genuinely interested in the well-being of his students, not just their progress. In him I have found not only a teacher, but a friend as well.
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Max M. October 18, 2015
Chess · In home
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Batuhan is very profesional and nice guy
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Melissa M.

Palo Alto, CA

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.

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Mason E. January 25, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
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Melissa was great. Thank you Melissa.
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Nina K. January 22, 2016
Online
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I thought it was a great first lesson and we really look forward to more! I can already tell Melissa has immense insight into the game and my daughter enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks Melissa!
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Elisa December 22, 2015
Chess · Online
Verified Student
Excellent chess instructor. Very patient and experienced teaching my children 6 and 7 years of age. Always on time.

Danschnieder A.

Los Angeles, CA
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John Michael D.

Saint Petersburg, FL
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Ralph H.

Riverside, CA
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Danschnieder A.

Los Angeles, CA

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.

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Charity August 4, 2015
Algebra · In home
Dan was an exceptional tutor during my Spring Semester at Los Angeles City College. I was really having trouble in my Algebra course, I was in fear of failing the class, but Dan began assisting me with some of the basic concepts that I had forgotten and was very patient with me. After being out of school for over twenty years it was comforting to have someone that was able to get me back on task and understand my learning style. The end result, passed the class and felt more confident in facing my educational challenges. Great Tutor !!!
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Kevin July 23, 2015
Algebra · In studio
Mr. Danschnieder is a very patient person who made math problems look fun. He breaks down each math homework problems that I needed help on and he makes good use of math formulas that can help me. Thus having him as a tutor has helped me succeed in my math class.
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Natalie July 19, 2015
Algebra · In studio
Dan is a very patient person. Which helps when you are trying to learn a subject that may be difficult for you. He has no problem with repeating himself twice if you are not understanding a topic. Also, he has no problem breaking down the steps for you to make it simpler to understand. Overall he's a great person to work with and does his very best to help you.
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John Michael D.

Saint Petersburg, FL

I love Chess and have been playing for years! Contact me today to see how I can help you!

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Amit January 31, 2016
Chess · Online
Verified Student
John was very patient with my child and he is very good at explaining and making my son learn all the moves in chess. He was not rushing through things at all. I saw John taking genuine interest in seeing that my son was understanding and learning.
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Crysta December 7, 2015
Math · In home
He's a great tutor and is very helpful! Took his time to explain everything! Very friendly and a great person!
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Josh December 5, 2015
Math · In home
I've never understood Physics at all and last year I failed Algebra 2. With the help of John Michael, I am now getting A's in Algebra 2. Also, it is now easier to understand the concepts in Physics, which I'm in this year. In most aspects of Physics and Math, it has become easier to grasp. This could've never happened without John Michaels amazing teaching skills. Thank you so much!
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Ralph H.

Riverside, CA

I've been playing Chess since I was in elementary school and have been teaching people how to get started since middle school. I can't wait to show you how to as well!

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Cheyenne November 16, 2015
Guitar · In home
I have little to no experience with guitar, but Ralph makes it very easy to get started and I began learning technique and chords right away. He clearly has a passion for music, but also experience in teaching others to play. He's not only compassionate and understanding for the difficulties you face as a beginner, but is also ready to challenge you and keep you motivated when learning gets frustrating. You'll progress quickly with him as your teacher.

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