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Popular Chess Teachers

Melissa M.

Sunnyvale, CA
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Sam C.

Miami Beach, FL
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Eric S.

Torrance, CA
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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.

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Judith F. November 11, 2016
Verified Student · Vocal Training · In studio
Melissa is a knowledgeable, direct and friendly instructor. I appreciated her foundational growth method. Teaching from the basics and building from there. I am looking forward to future lessons. Thank you Melissa!
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Diana August 27, 2016
Verified Student · Watercolor Painting · In home
Melissa was a great teacher. She was clear, patient, and provided the right amount of instruction. She provided very interesting information about the subject. I really enjoyed the lesson and will continue.
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Ankita D. August 24, 2016
Verified Student · Ukulele · In studio
Very nice and knowledgeable

About Sam C.

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Miami Beach, FL

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My students can expect a lesson that's full of fun, engaging and accompanied by a high level of passion and energy.
I'm result oriented and very dedicated to my students and provide students with a lot of constructive feedback during the lessons.

The lessons are supplemented by several materials: work book problems, live game play, student's game analysis, online resources, classic game review and much more. My custom lesson plans are based on the student's background and experience

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Patrick February 15, 2017
Verified Student · Chess · Online
I'm writing this on behalf of my 9 year old son. His first chess lesson was AMAZING. Best Instructor he ever had. Sam made my sons lesson FUN as well as educational. He is looking forward to the next lesson. THANKS SAM!!!
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Declan January 24, 2017
Verified Student · Chess · Online
I am Declan's Grandmother and I have to say this was an incredible lesson. Declan said it was awesome and I concur. We will definitely be in touch for more learning.
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Nick January 22, 2017
Verified Student · Chess · Online
Great First Lesson

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.

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joseph January 15, 2017
Verified Student · 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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