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Eli K.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Arabic
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Eli K.

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As soon as you get to understand chess well, you'll begin to see it's beauty and depth. Each game is an adventure. I love chess, and that is my perspective of the old and romantic game of kings and queens. I also enjoy teaching it that way, as it makes the game fun to learn and play.

About Eli

Chess can be confusing and difficult sometimes, but really all you need is someone who loves chess to help you love it, and see it for its beauty. We'll play a few games together, so I see where what level you're at, then take you from there. From a beginners level, up to advanced, showing you the

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Colton Y.
Eli is super knowledgeable with Chess, knows great ways to teach my child in an encouraging and challenging manners.
Nieves
Polite and very good teacher. Was very patient and had great knowledge of the game.

Myesha H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Myesha H.

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Experienced teacher of 3.5 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate chess student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing chess in no time, but you will be using key principles of developing pieces, controlling the board, castling, checkmates, and more. Let's get started!

About Myesha

Hi! I am Myesha. I teach chess at different schools, homeschool communities, our office(temporarily closed), camps and private lessons. I love helping people of all ages develop their chess skills. Identifying student's strengths and weaknesses then building on or rectifying them is my approach. I

McKenna M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks French
  • Bachelor's of Business Administration, Management Information Systems from University of Texas at Austin
  • Teaching since 2018
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McKenna M.

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I was a chess tutor for Elementary and Middle School aged kids for 3 years. I helped them learn how to play, get better at playing, and also facilitated events for my students to compete in chess. I have played Chess since I was 4 and before I stopped competing, I had a ranking of around 1600. I was also the President of my school's 30 member Chess Club when I was in high school. I think Chess is incredibly fun and beneficial to a young mind. I hope I can teach you what I know!

About McKenna

I am a 20 year old business student and musician for life. My lessons are 100% about the love of music. I have played piano for 12 years and have been trained as a vocalist for 6 years. I have worked with kids since I was 11, starting as a babysitter then moving to being a Chess tutor and independ

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I wanna say that you’re a very talented piano teacher and also your voice is out of this world. Thank you for all the lesson you’re amazing.

Meet Online Chess Teachers Serving Washington, DC

Preston W.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • BFA 90% from NCAD
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Preston W.

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Chess is a beautiful game and has been proven to increase a students mathematic and cognitive skills. Critical thinking, strategy, patience, discipline, and prioritization are but only a few of the many virtues gained by learning this ancient game.

I am an Opening expert in chess rated 2000+. I teach the five animals of chess, (Dragon, Hedgehog, Chameleon, Bird and Orangutan). I can improve your opening middle game and ending!

About Preston

I have hundreds of hours teaching experience in many subjects spaning from sports chess and the arts. I have won numerous awards for my ability to communicate the detailed aspects of complicated intricate subject matter. I have been verified to teach all ages and have numerous background checks est

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Chengliang
Preston is a very nice coach. I was a beginner with zero experience before. After five lessons, I gained solid basic skills and feel more comfortable to rally. I feel growing by leaps and bounces.

He is very sharp about identifying the problem and then training accordingly. He is also kind and very patient to guide
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Thomas H.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Thomas H.

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Beginning students can expect to learn piece movement, game rules, point value, notation, opening theory, pawn structure, en passant, check v. Checkmate v. Stalemate, pawn promotion, castling, and more. Intermediate students can expect to quickly refresh on all the above as well as learn techniques like pins, forks, skewers, discovered check, double threat, advanced openings, end game theory, tournament prep, and so much more.

About Thomas

"Good things come to those who know chess." -Thomas H. A bit about myself, I started playing chess at the age of 9 and have been playing ever since. I have been apart of several championship teams, and I have achieved many individual honors as well. I currently play chess professionally, teac

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Deborah W.
This was great. He was extremely through and detailed. I was absorbed by the lesson and never looked at the clock. Looking forward to many future lessons.
Jesse M.
Myla M.
Great patience and positive energy

Lawrence B.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • MS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Lawrence B.

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I teach beginners, intermediate, and advanced players.

Advance players are those who play in tournaments and have a USCF (United States Chess Federation) rating between 1000-1799.

For advance players I offer a special package which includes a longer session, PGN (Portable Games Notation) of master level games and access to a chess Share drive.

About Lawrence

I have worked independently as a chess teacher for over 14 years. I play in National tournaments and I have an online chess profile. I have worked with two of the largest chess instruction companies in the U.S., Silver Knights and Chess Wizards. My primary focus is with students who play in t

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Steve Kaufman
Very knowledgeable. Great Style
Matthew
Very good instructor, I have had two lessons so far with Lawrence. The first lesson he introduced me to the type of software he uses, he referred me to certain websites I should check out, like chessgames.com where we analyzed some master games in the opening that I play and an overview of what we would cover in lessons. My second lessons we worked on some tactics and some positions because I wanted to focus on more of my middle game. And he also helped prepare me for an upcoming tournament I am playing in by going over my openings. His explanations are clear, and he provides many additional resources to explore and study.
Kathy
Lawrence is just awesome .. I am doing so much better than I ever dreamt I could. I a so happy to have found him! Thank you Lawrence

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Washington, DC

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Washington is $89. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $240 per hour.
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"I normally don’t leave reviews, but after gone trough a few mediocre chess teachers, we are so happy we found Sam and I wanted to take a minute to say that Sam is an phenomenal chess teacher, our children( girl and boy, 6 & 9 ) Love his lessons and have grown so much in terms of chess skill level. Sam is very professional, super patient and uses exceptional effective teaching methods. He’s the best chess teacher we have found in south Florida, after years of changing teachers! Thank you Sam!"
Dr. Cedeno
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Dedicated and passionate chess guide. Great working with him."
Shan
Took Chess lessons from Mathew M.
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"My son USCF rating 1400+ took a trial lesson with Danial. Danial is methodical and systematic in his coaching. He was quick to identify what my son needs to improve in order to get to the next level. The most important thing is that my son enjoyed his one-hour lesson and literally felt that the lesson time flew by as it felt like only 2 minutes long to him. My son gives Danial thumbs up and 5 stars."
Aidan
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Great teacher and my daughter really loves her class. He is very patient with kids."
Dipti
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Siddharth is an excellent teacher. My son goes to beginners chess class and he totally loves it."
Siri
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Eli is super knowledgeable with Chess, knows great ways to teach my child in an encouraging and challenging manners."
Colton
Took Chess lessons from Eli K.
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"What a great instructor! After six months of lessons I can say, without a doubt, Florin is the best instructor anyone could hope for. Florin is very knowledgeable and helped me improve my game more than I could ever imagine. He is patient and takes the time to explain difficult concepts. It is not everyday you get the opportunity to receive lessons from an International Master."
Kevin
Took Chess lessons from Florin F.
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"Great teacher! My 8 year old is learning the essentials of chess and we are pleased with her progress."
Shalika
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Fascinating game explained by a true expert."
Faith M.
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"I have really enjoyed my lessons with Florin. It is a fantastic opportunity to take lessons from an International Master, because Florin is able to quickly and clearly explain chess concepts to me in a way that I can immediately use in my games. My game has improved markedly since studying with Florin. He always keeps the lessons filled with good content but makes them relaxing and fun. I intend to continue my study with Florin and I strongly recommend him as a chess instructor."
David
Took Chess lessons from Florin F.
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