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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.

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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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AJ July 9, 2015
Drum · In studio
Great instructor, flexible scheduling, and good evaluation of designing lessons towards students needs or desired styles of music. Truly a pleasure to receive lessons by such a gifted musician!
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Marian I.

Wood Dale, IL

I've taught Chess to kids/adults

Learn basic strategy

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MikeP1 January 19, 2011
Guitar

Great instructor and very patient in helping meet my objectives
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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.

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Desiree M. June 4, 2015
Guitar · In studio
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Im really excited to learn more
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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!

Batuhan K.

San Diego, CA
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Aaron P.

Austin, TX
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William B.

Midlothian, VA
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Batuhan K.

San Diego, CA

I've played chess professionally starting at a young age in Turkey 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!

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Zach W. June 26, 2015
Chess · Online
Verified Student
Very happy, looking forward to future lessons!
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Anthony C. June 8, 2015
Drum · In studio
I have had the privilege of playing and learning music with Batu. He is passionate about all of the subjects that he teaches and gives more than one would expect.
Look no further! You have found your next teacher.
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santosh K. June 2, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
I took Drum lessons from Batuhan and I find him to be very meticulous in teaching. He ensures that the student learns fundamentals correctly and effectively . The classes are well organized and he motivates his students. The homeworks are designed to constantly challenge you and keep you focused. Also, Batuhan is very approachable. You needn't wait all the way up to the next class to ask him questions. He immediately replies with suggestions.
If you are serious about learning drums the right way, look no further. You've found the right teacher!
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Aaron P.

Austin, TX

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

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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!
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William B.

Midlothian, VA

In the past, I have taught elementary school kids and some high school kids at the beginner level. I am a great chess tutor for beginner-level and intermediate-level players as I currently hold the United States Chess Federation(USCF) Candidate Master title with a USCF rating of about 2100.

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Jennifer M. April 14, 2015
Statistics · Online
Verified Student
He is great! Works with my crazy schedule and has done wonders for my grades! In error i only put 2 stars on my other review but i'm trying to correct that! Don't listen to the 2 stars because he deserves 5!
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Jennifer M. April 2, 2015
Statistics · Online
Verified Student
Was really helpful!
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Peter R. February 27, 2015
Statistics · Online
This tutor has been great in helping me with my statistics class by giving me step-by-step help with how to solve the problems. He has been thorough and hard-working for many hours once a week that we spent doing each one. Each problem session has helped me to better solve statistics problems and to work on each one on my own.

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