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Michael J.

Milwaukee, WI
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San Antonio, TX
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Mirzo A.

Brooklyn, NY
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Michael J.

Milwaukee, WI

Michael J. has been a chess instructor for a private 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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Ariana E. March 5, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Mike is very patient with my daughter. My daughter looks forward to and is excited about going to every lesson so far!!
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Richard March 5, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Lessons with Michael are fun, challenging and rewarding! He motivates me to do better and is flexible with my changing schedule. I look forward to continued lessons with Michael. Thank you all concerned.
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Nathan February 23, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
First lesson went well. Michael is very helpful.
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Daniel M.

San Antonio, TX

I am an avid chess player. I am a 3rd category chess player. I am part of the Chess Federation in Peru. I can teach little kids as well as to people who want to improve their openings, middle game, and endgame.

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Tholang M. April 29, 2016
GMAT · Online
Verified Student
First time user on Take Lessons. He couldn't provide all the study material as first initiated and seldom sat in a quiet area to provide lessons so the lesson would be distracted by noises in his background. Dissatisfactory service. Highly disappointing.
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Chris F. April 22, 2016
Algebra 1 · Online
Verified Student
My oldest has struggled for the first time in a math class this past year. At the beginning of the year I accepted he just didn't mesh with his teacher's style but as his grades continued to plummet and everything we tried at home wasn't working I finally reached out for a tutor. I wasn't sure how well Algebra 1 tutoring would work this far into the school year (Q4) . I'm not a stickler for grades, I just need to know my children understand the concepts they are supposed to be learning. And I needed someone who could really evaluate Tommy based on where he is now, what he's missed in the classroom and how to give him that solid foundation in Algebra 1 so he can be more successful next year as he goes into Geometry and eventually into Algebra 2. It was a very frustrating year for both Tommy and myself to have him struggle in it despite all the support he had from his step-dad and I and virtually none from his teacher. I was watching my son who every previous year LOVED math start to just hate it.

So I turned to Daniel M. as a bit of a last resort. I wasn't sure if he would be able to evaluate where Tommy was struggling, shore up the missed/misunderstood concepts and teach in such a way that Algebra made as much sense to Tommy as all his previous maths did.

I have to say, Tommy and I are both very impressed with Daniel after just the first lesson! Tommy came away excited with how easily it was for him to absorb the information Daniel laid out for him and how it's 100% a better fit for Tommy to understand the equations after just the one lesson! I wish I had the money to just hire Daniel for tutoring much more often, but thankfully he is so good at breaking down where the confusion lies on Tommy's end and explaining it in such an easy to comprehend way that I am fully confident Tommy will end this year on a high note in both his confidence and his grades. I can't wait to see where we go from here!
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Robert Marjai M. April 21, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
Daniel has been helping me staying on track with my Spanish. He is a good teacher and very flexible with scheduling the classes. I recommend him.
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Mirzo A.

Brooklyn, NY

Chess is a great game!
Without any doubts, it will improve your life skills!
I'm a FIDE rated(elo rating-2000) active player and instructor.

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Jonas S. February 19, 2016
Chess · Online
Mirzo is a good teacher! His explanations are clear and useful. He taught me a lot of theory and strategy. I'm recommend him as a teacher for kids.
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Zuk February 15, 2016
Chess · Online
Verified Student
TL;DR: I highly recommend Mirzo to anyone who wants to learn chess, from beginners, to FIDE rated players that wish to improve.

Mirzo is one of a kind. He is a chess professional that can help in all levels.
In our first lesson, he learned my state and we decided what are the best areas to focus on. Mirzo is very constructive, helpful and has great tips. Already after couple of lessons I felt that my chess level improved significantly. During the lessons Mirzo stop from time to time to explain the theory and strategy behind certain moves - which is more valuable than playing hundreds of games. Highly recommended.
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Victor Mints December 14, 2015
Chess · Online
Verified Student
Mirzo is an excellent chess teacher for children. He was teaching my 12 year old son. During his lessons Mirzo managed to be both a rather demanding teacher who can really make you a good chess player, and at the same time a friendly person making his communication with a 12 year old boy easygoing and entertaining so that the kid does not feel the lesson as a pressure.

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