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Michael J.

Milwaukee, WI
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Mirzo A.

Brooklyn, NY
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Melissa M.

Palo Alto, CA
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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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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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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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Fred C. March 7, 2016
Chess · Online
Verified Student
This star system was confusing. If my rating submitted was a 1 it was in error.
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Mason E. January 25, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Melissa was great. Thank you Melissa.
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Nina K. January 22, 2016
Online
Verified Student
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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