Picture of chess lessons in Clarkston, GA

Clarkston, GA Chess Lessons

Looking for private in-home or in-studio Chess lessons? Our Clarkston teachers are ready to get you started. Find your teacher today!

Featured On

Why TakeLessons?

Play-button

Our teachers have taught

2 , 7 3 7 , 5 9 2

lessons and counting!

Popular Chess Instructors near Clarkston, GA

Check out some of our most popular teachers near Clarkston, GA including Atlanta, Marietta, Decatur, Alpharetta and Duluth.

Showing 7 of 35 results View More

About Hiro H.

Close
Schaumburg, IL
View Full Profile

USCF EXPERT (rated 2000), ready to improve your game!

My objective is to help you get better at the game of chess, as learning chess will improve your ability to focus deeper and increase your analytical thoughts.

For intermediate to advanced players:
We will analysis games you've played before while learning new material
We can also set up to play a correspondence game (where you'll have days to make each move)

About Hiro
United States Chess Federation (USCF) Expert (2000 rating)
I am ranked top 100 (out of 3,000+ players) in Illinois
I am also ranked in the 97th percentile in the nation (Over 65,000 players)

USCF Local Tournament Director
I direct USCF-Rated tournaments at the Schaumburg Library
Each tournament brings in over 30 players

Chess Instructor
For the past 5+ years, I have been teaching chess to all-ages.
My prized student is now ranked as the 25th strongest 8-year old in the nation.
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Paulette January 27, 2019
· Chess · Online
Great teacher! Really makes sure you understand what you are doing before moving on!
Silhouette-80
Paulette December 31, 2018
· Chess · Online
great lessons, he really helped me learn and become better at chess! thanks Hiro!
Silhouette-80
Paulette December 30, 2018
· Chess · Online
View Details
View Profile

Hiro H.

Online
(17)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

About Howard B.

Close
Howard Beach, NY
View Full Profile

Have been active in chess for over 50 years and have taught senior citizens, young children. Study and play daily and coordinate my lessons with with interactive media, testing and deep dive in the basics. Rated at or around 1750-1800 and enjoy 3-5 minute blitz games.

About Howard
Have 40 years of chess playing with tournament and blitz activity. Average rating 1700--1800 and able to provide fundamental theory and tactics for beginners and intermediate players. Great fun and work with video, print and graphics to assist in teaching.
...
View Details
View Profile

Howard B.

Online
starting at
$84 / 120-min

About Omar J.

Close
Tampa, FL
View Full Profile

As far as chess goes, anyone can learn how to move a piece, control the board, or utilize move patterns. The thing that separates the average from the adept is the understanding of the multiple levels of "playing". Starting with your mind set, moving on to the game board, and ultimately defeating the opponent sitting across from you...

Defeating your opponent is literally the goal of chess. So, it is important to remember to have fun while being competitive.

I am a Chess Player, and have been since elementary school where I joined the chess club and became addicted to the game. That's when found out my younger brother was cheating when he taught me how to play a few weeks before. Needless to say he cant win against me anymore...OK fine, he gets lucky sometimes...at the end of the day we supported each other and our friends at a bunch of chess tournaments!

Now, at this point in my life, it is time to share some chess knowledge and support someone who is looking for that

About Omar
As with anything else I teach It is important to understand the fundamentals and then gain knowledge from those experiences onward.

Learning and enjoying anything depends on practice experience as well as separate tactics that cause you to be unique and create an advantage only you have.
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Sairam M. February 13, 2019
· Method Acting · In home
Omar is an awesome instructor to teach on Method Acting.He understands the student aspiration and train accordingly.he motivates the actor with his excellent advises and provide inspirational thoughts to the actor.I am sure he can make best actors/actresses/artists through his own specific ways of method acting skills.thank you Director:).
Silhouette-80
Craig February 6, 2019
· Method Acting · In studio
When I first began my search for an acting coach I was stressed out because I knew I needed help but I didn't know how to start. Luckily I found the Director, Omar. The Director began by interviewing me to see what my goals and potential were. He then developed a specific lesson plan designed around what he called "The Fundamentals" and I progressed since then. Now after a few months of the Directors support, I know confidently that I am an Actor. I learned things about human behavior and method acting that I couldn't find in any video or online source. The Director somehow made things simple to understand and I'm glad for it. I am not done with the lessons, but since he has supported me and shared his knowledge, the least I can do is share my experience. Thank you Director!
View Details
View Profile

Omar J.

Online
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

About JJ L.

Close
Chicago, IL
View Full Profile

Hi! My name is JJ, and I am finishing my Ph.D. in philosophy at Stanford university, currently living in Chicago.

I played chess in high school, bouncing around the intermediate 1400-1800 USCF level for several years before giving up on the game. A year ago, I decided to take chess seriously again, and in four months boosted my rating to 2026 USCF.

Unlike grandmasters who shot up to 2300 without ever slowing down, I have ample first-hand experience of being stuck in the intermediate levels. My teaching style is based not only on identifying weaknesses in preparation (opening, tactics, endings) but also in psychological approaches to diagnosing positions.

I am also happy to teach beginners of any age, but I should note that my rates are meant to reflect my level of experience, and that I cannot honestly say this level of experience is necessary to learn as a beginner.

About JJ
Hi! In middle school, I couldn't imagine reaching a rating of 1500. By the end of high school, I was 1798 but could not figure out how to crack 1800. Now I'm comfortably over 2000 and I have a 50% win rate against 2200+ competition. Maybe you've also found it ver difficult to get over a hump, no matter how much you study or how much you play. So, what happened to my game?

To find out, you should schedule a lesson ;)

My major focus is on properly diagnosing the position. Are you playing for a win in a dead drawn position and losing? Is your plan based on your hopes of finding a checkmate, instead of a concrete weakness on the board? Are you avoiding rook endgames because you haven't studied them? In short: we will be focusing on psychology and planning, with plenty of opening prep and endgame studies!
...
View Details
View Profile

JJ L.

Online
starting at
$34 / 30-min

About Artem L.

Close
West Palm Beach, FL
View Full Profile

Combination of approaches of US CHESS SCHOOL AND SCHOLASTIC CENTERS and FORMER SOVIET SCHOOL AND STANDARDS will help you to get broader chess basis understanding and gain advantage over the opponents.

About Artem
I have a great opportunity for sharing my knowledge gained at Soviet chess club along with US Chess and Scholastic Center education boosting myself and my students from very beginner to advanced players.
...
View Details
View Profile

Artem L.

Online
starting at
$30 / 30-min
View More
View Previous

About Alexander V.

Close
Atlanta, GA
View Full Profile

I have been teaching chess for over 10 years and my current USCF rating is 2170. I specialize in the beginner/intermediate levels (unrated-1800 USCF rated). Lessons are customized and catered to the needs and goals of each student. My teaching style revolves around creating a fun and interactive learning environment. Lessons involved opening preparation, middle game ideas and tactics, end-game preparation, and most important one-on-one game play with move-by-move analysis by chess master. Not only will you be playing chess in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of chess knowledge that will allow you to move rapidly through the ranks and crush your opponents. Let's get started!

About Alexander
My USCF rating is 2170 and FIDE is 2160. I played chess in both high school and college, winning many tournaments along the way. I have played in many international tournaments and competing in other countries is one of my favorite things to do.

Lessons are created according to the students strength but also their interest. A typical lesson consists of tactics, playing, and working through an aspect of the game (opening, middle game, ending).
...
View Details
View Profile

Alexander V.

Atlanta, GA 30339
starting at
$34 / 30-min

About Evan R.

Close
New York, NY
View Full Profile

I love teaching and playing chess! In my opinion, there's nothing better for improvement than playing with someone who shares their knowledge and experience with you as the game occurs!

I won the U.S Open unrated division in 2009 as a sixteen year old, achieving a 1600 rating (300 points above the average USCF tournament player).

I teach openings, endgame principles and mid-game tactics and strategy! However, I like to keep emphasis on the fact that chess is a game, and for most beginners, it's far better to play than to study!

A typical lesson with me as a beginning-intermediate student might involve a brief opening study, where we work through an opening of your choice together and then play from the position while I point out tactics & strategy, followed by a study of the endgame we find ourselves in.

For beginners, we start with the basics and play together!

About Evan
I'm a career string quartet musician who loves both performing and teaching. I graduated with a Master of Music degree from McGill University in Viola Performance.

I've been lucky to have many amazing opportunities so far: I've performed in Carnegie Hall as a member of the New York String Orchestra Seminar; in Yokohama and Tokyo, Japan; and in Salzburg, Austria (the birthplace of Mozart!) as a member of the Milton String Quartet. I've also toured the USA and played in many parts of Canada. My favorite experience was winning the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, the largest competition of its kind in North America!

My teaching experience is quite varied. I currently teach group classes to 3rd-5th graders here in NYC public schools. I've taught chamber music to teenagers in Indiana University's Summer String Academy and to adult learner
s in Montreal.

To me, music is about community, and getting to play great music with close friends or family is one of the most rewarding experiences.
...
View Details
View Profile

Evan R.

Online
starting at
$35 / 30-min

How it Works

From finding the perfect teacher to managing payments, scheduling and tracking your progress, we take care of all the details, so you can focus on learning. Learn More

Search for a teacher

Compare hundreds of teachers based on the criteria that matter to you, including background checks, age and experience.

Schedule your lessons

When you've found the perfect match, schedule your lessons online using the teacher's real-time availability.

Connect with your teacher

Your teacher will welcome you with a personalized curriculum to meet your specific goals and you'll be able to manage your entire schedule through our free online account.

Can't find a teacher in Clarkston, GA?

No problem. Our online lesson platform connects you with any teacher, anywhere. All you need is a reliable Internet connection, a webcam and a microphone.

Convenient

Zero travel time is great for a busy schedule.

Affordable

Typically priced lower than local lessons.

Effective

Online students stick with lessons as long as local students.

Learn More

Popular Cities

Popular Crafts & Hobbies Lessons

Are You a Teacher?

Find out how TakeLessons can help you grow and manage your business

Learn More