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About mike G.

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Los Angeles, CA
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I started to teach children to play chess in 1979. In 1984, I worked with some world's best chess coaches and players like D. Bronshtein and P. Kondratev. I am a winner of multiple chess tournaments. My student recently became a national master

About mike
I am an experienced chess coach /instructor with deep understanding of chess at high levels I've been teaching students of all ages since 1980. I provide in classroom lessons as well as private in-house sessions. I have been playing chess for over 40 years. For several years I have worked as a chess teacher, helping young children to develop chess skills, in particular to enhance creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, memory, concentration, intellectual maturity, and self esteem. My adult student recently became a national master. I am the winner of the West Coast Continental Chess Championship in the expert
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I am also a very experienced Russian tutor. I have been tutoring and teaching Russian for over 8 years.
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mike G.

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About Josh M.

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Rockville, MD

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I teach chess in school settings and private lessons. The skill of students ranges from beginner to intermediate. Some of my students have ratings up to 1200. I can teach you at your home, at my home, or a public place like a library or coffee shop. A typical lesson will be an hour and include a quick chess puzzle, a substantive and level-appropriate lesson, and a challenge game with analysis. All lessons are very dependent on student level, and may include only some of those components.

About Josh
Hi!

I have been working with students for several years in formal and informal settings. I have a degree in psychology, with a minor in statistics. I recently began coaching chess at several local DC area schools, and tutoring private students. I love to help people learn a new subject, and I am especially passionate about engendering the joy of learning in young people.

Thanks!
Josh
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Naila October 27, 2017
· Chess · Online
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Sophie September 22, 2017
· Chess · Online
Very patient, directs well, reinforces concepts.
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Maryann July 27, 2017
· Chess · Online
EXCELLENT teacher. My son LOVED his online lesson which Josh made seamless. Looking forward to having my son take more lessons with Josh. He makes in fun to learn the game.
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Josh M.

Josh M.

Rockville, MD 20850
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About Siddharth G.

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Clarksburg, MD

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I have been teaching chess for 3 years and my students have gone on to tournament level and won competitions. Within the first few lessons, my students have developed a deeper understanding of chess strategies As the progressed further in their lessons they have developed special moves to win the chess games. I take pride in my students' success and love working with them. I do provide tournament chess boards for my students.

About Siddharth
Hi there, my name is Siddharth and I have been teaching chess in public and private schools, including private lessons, over the last three years.

I love to see students grow with each lesson and accomplish their goals. Under my tutelage, I have helped students advance from beginner level to tournament level competition. Recently, two of my students have won in their respective tournaments.

I attended De Monte Fort University in England and earned my degree in Textile Technology and Business Management in 1976. Since then I have been fortunate to be able to travel worldwide.

I enjoy teaching children of all ages, as well as adults. My philosophy is to make chess a fun experience while improving my students' technical skills.

I look forward to helping you reach your goals.
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Disha October 5, 2017
· Chess · Online
I must admit, in the beginning I was reluctant on trying our online lessons. However, Siddharth was awesome. We had connectivity problems and he just rolled with it. The lessons online were great and our boys really enjoy learning chess.
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Reddy Abbareddygari September 28, 2017
· Chess · In studio
Mr.Siddarth is a wonderful chess coach. My son enjoys his class a lot.
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ranjana September 11, 2017
· Chess · In studio
My kids are enjoying coach Siddharth chess classes. He is a great coach. My kids

are always look forward to going to his classes. Coach Siddharth has helped improve

their chess games greatly. My kids are ready to part in the tournament. I would

highly recommend any parents to send their kids to coach Siddarth chess classes.
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Siddharth G.

Siddharth G.

Clarksburg, MD 20871
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About Iara C.

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Miami Beach, FL

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I can combine a fun time for kids combined with a lifetime learning experience. Bring together students who share the same interests in the art of the chess game. Improve their logical thinking and problem solving thru lessons and puzzles. Enhance student knowledge, way of thinking and planning within this area of interest, helping them to apply that to other academic activities. Entertain the students thru a very interesting game, where they can learn, play and have fun at the same time.

About Iara
Hi, there! My name is Iara C. and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2000 and have loved helping my students to learn and have fun. As a professional chess player, there is a lot I've learned about this amazing game, how beneficial it can be and what an amazing tool to help thru the academics world!
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Iara C.

Iara C.

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About John H.

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Discover and enjoy a 1,400 year old classic! Whether you're still trying to figure out "how the horsey moves" or wading into tournaments on the regular, I can help you key in on your mistakes, develop a practice regimen, and improve your results at the board.

As a 2000-rated Expert Chess Player and a Chess Teacher for NYC Public Schools, I have the ability to teach to any age level. We'll discuss the great men and women of chess history, tactics, tournament preparation, openings, middlegame plans, and endgames that will help ensure your victory. Come check me out!

About John
Here goes...
I am a chess teacher, tutor, singer, and Shakespearean actor in NYC! I guess you could say I wear a lot of hats.

I graduated with honors in 2009 from New York University with a BFA in Drama. I've been professionally teaching since 2012, but I have always loved sharing the game of chess with anyone who wants to learn (just ask my friends).

Students can expect to face new challenges and to improve each and every week. I am happy to work with students of all different ages and experience levels. As a teacher in the New York Public School system, I know how to make chess simple and friendly enough for Kindergartners, Senior Citizens, and everyone in between! And as an active tournament player (current rating 2000), I can offer great insight into the needs of any skill level. I am thrilled to work with ambitious tournament playe
rs and those who just want to learn how to beat their friends :).

Chess is a wonderful, challenging game, but I truly believe that anyone can learn to play if they are motivated. Come work with me and discover your new obsession!
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Kenneth H. November 18, 2017
· Chess · In home
He can interact with my kid quickly, understand his weakness right away. work with my kid nicely.
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Jeannette November 16, 2017
· Chess · In home
wonderful teacher.
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Ed October 17, 2017
· Chess · In home
Excellent
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About Jeremy G.

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Ithaca, NY
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I have been playing chess since I was five years old and I have reached the rank of National Master. I have currently a sophomore at Cornell University. I have privately taught five kids in chess for multiple years while I was in High School. I always start by diagnosing the strengths and weaknesses of my students and then developing a lesson plan. Please contact me if you have any questions.

About Jeremy
Hi, I am Jeremy Glassman and I am a sophomore at Cornell University's College of Engineering. I am double majoring in Operations Research and Computer Science. I started playing chess when I was five years old, and have loved it since. I am currently a National Master (Above 2200 ELO). Chess is a great way to improve your mental capabilities while having fun at the same time. If you want to know more about me, just send me a message.
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Dylan August 9, 2017
· Chess · In home
He was great with my kid, Max. Extremely nice and courteous, he greatly improved the skill level of Max, increasing his rating from 1000 to 1500 in a year.
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About Stephen M.

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West Covina, CA

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Strong analytical skills.
I've been playing chess for 20 years
I've reached a 2020 elo on lichess
I estimate my elo rating in otb (over the board) to be somewhere between 2100-2300 and close to master level or even Grandmaster level for slower games.
I know a lot of cool ways to improve at chess and how to teach to get better at analysis and improving your chess/understanding/reviewing your games.
I would love to work with you and help boost your elo by hundreds of points (especially those under 1800 elo) or beginners/intermediate players.
I'm willing to teach all levels.

About Stephen
Currently looking for new students.
I teach piano, japanese, chess, go(weiqi/baduk), and meditation/self-improvement.
I am very proficient in all of the above subjects and have helped dozens of students reach their long-term goals over the years. I am also very patient and have taught children piano lessons for more than 10 years. As a learner I know how overwhelming new subject-matter could be and I tend to understand the pace that the student needs/wants to go at.
I feel a huge sense of accomplishment when I see my students improving. I also am constantly improving myself as a teacher so the lessons will only get better and the material should be easier to understand with time.
Let's master anything you want to work on, and have a lot of fun too :)
Thanks for reading!
-Stephen
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Ja'Quan September 7, 2017
· Japanese · Online
Awesome teacher man
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John Edward September 7, 2017
· Japanese · In studio
Patient instructor. I'm super rusty and he was able to keep at my pace. He also made it interesting by using practical scenarios and alternating with cartoons or games. He watches anime as well so I was able to learn while talking about things I like. It helped practicing much easier.
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真修 September 7, 2017
· Japanese · In studio
日本語の理解が深い。四字熟語とかことわざとかもいっぱい知っているし、漢字も教えられるし、上級者でも授業を受けてもいいと思う。初心者を教えるところも見たことあって、わかりやすく説明してくれた。
I think that both advanced learners and beginners could benefit from taking one of his lessons.
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About Matthew C.

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Hi, I'm Matt! I am a full time chess teacher/tutor. Over the last 6 years I have worked with over 100 students of all ages. At the age of 19, I earned the title of Chess Expert from the United States Chess Federation. I have taught both children and adults. I have experience teaching in large classroom settings and in one-on-one sessions.

For new players and beginners, my curriculum focuses on building a strong foundation of the rules, chess tactics, chess theory as well as a brief history of some of the best chess players of all time.

For the more advanced players, we focus more on the most recent chess theory and opening theory. If you have interest in competing in chess tournaments, I will analyze your games and prepare strategies.

I look forward to exploring the world of chess with all my students.

About Matthew
Hi, I'm Matt! I am a full time chess teacher/tutor. Over the last 6 years I have worked with over 100 students of all ages. At the age of 19, I earned the title of Chess Expert from the United States Chess Federation. I have taught both children and adults. I have experience teaching in large classroom settings and in one-on-one sessions.

For new players and beginners, my curriculum focuses on building a strong foundation of the rules, chess tactics, chess theory as well as a brief history of some of the best chess players of all time.

For the more advanced players, we focus more on the most recent chess theory and opening theory. If you have interest in competing in chess tournaments, I will analyze your games and prepare strategies.

I have been a magic Teacher/Tutor for 3 years and a professional magician for 4. I specialize in
close up magic, Slight of hand, and card tricks. All skill levels welcome! I promise after our first lesson you will be performing powerful, fooling magic. I have tons of experience with kids. I teach two weekly magic after school classes and have an entire curriculum of tricks designed for kids. I am a regular performer at A taste of magic a weekly magic show in Manhattan.

Whether you want to learn a card trick to impress your coworkers, your 7 year old got there first magic kit and cant stop preforming or this is your hobby and want to improve your slights/performance/patter I am absolutely the magic tutor for you.

I look forward to exploring the world of chess and magic with all my students.
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Matthew C.

Matthew C.

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About Dominic L.

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Chess shouldn't be about memorizing moves and principles that we don't understand, or about predicting games 10 moves ahead.

Chess is essentially a language, and I want to teach you how to read the stories that play out in every match.

About Dominic
Simplifying the game of Chess makes it easier to start learning and enjoying for years to come. I emphasize developing critical thinking ability rather than memorization of moves.
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Dominic L.

Dominic L.

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