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Chess Lesson Reviews from Students

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Michael J.

Milwaukee, WI
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Marian I.

Wood Dale, IL
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Gio A.

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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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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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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Noah F. August 31, 2015
Mandolin · In home
Verified Student
Gio is outstanding!look no further.
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Desiree M. June 4, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
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.

Batuhan K.

San Diego, CA
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Jasmine T.

San Diego, CA
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Aaron P.

Austin, TX
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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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Paul H. August 14, 2015
Chess · Online
Verified Student
Glad I selected Batu. He explained everything so easy to understand. Now I have to practice. Thank you
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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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Jasmine T.

San Diego, CA

Sessions include instruction, practicing, and honing skills as needed. I have years of tutoring experience and adapt my tutoring style to the student's learning style.

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Emmanuel Z. April 10, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Very experienced for teaching 8 year old boy, I liked the books she provide.
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Grant B. March 27, 2015
SAT · In studio
Verified Student
It's great that Jasmine can establish rapport so quickly with our cranky pre-teen.
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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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