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Daniel M.

114 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, Russian
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches students 7 to 60
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Daniel M.

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I am an avid chess player. I am a 3rd category chess player. I am part of the Chess Federation in Peru and USA. I can teach little kids as well as to people who want to improve their openings, middle game, and endgame. My Rating is 1500+.

About Daniel

I love teaching, I can teach you at where you at and take you where you need to be. I only need a student with the desire to learn and to practice. I like to help students realize they have the intelligence and ability to solve the problems on their own, they just need the right direction. Nothin

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Mattias
The teacher was very professional
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Shikar M.
My son enjoyed the class .
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Dennis U.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks some japanese
  • psychology / bio sciences from ucla
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Dennis U.

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I have been playing chess for well over 30 years. I have taught one on one
children and adults for about 10 years. I have great patience when I teach
students never believing that any concept is too difficult to understand or
master. I have a love for the game that I want to instill in others
I have hundreds of chess books and have gotten to know lots of chessplayers
throughout the years. I do my best to have my students gain and UNDERSTANDING of the game rather than just rote memorization.

About Dennis

I have been playing chess for 30 + years and have a USCF expert rating. I have taught chess in afterschool programs and one on one in homes for over 10 years. I feel I have great patience especially with young children as their attention span is usually not that long. I have taught children as y

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Liam H.
My son looks forward to his weekly chess lesson with Dennis
Charles C.
very good
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Jerry S.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Chess from Coach FIDE IM Eugene Odnorochenko
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Jerry S.

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I am an experienced chess coach who works with all levels of scholastic and adult players. I hold a USCF CM title, as well as having 15+ years experience coaching absolute beginners up to A Class. I am an attacking player who has a aggressive tactical style where sacrifices and king assaults are my specialty. If you are looking to play quiet chess, then my lessons are not for you! I teach my students to seek and exploit the advantage from move 1. We will increase your knowledge of Strategy, Tactics, Positional Elements, Middlegame, Endgame, and Openings to name just a few. We will also train and hone the crucial skills necessary to improve your playing level such as Critical Thinking, Calculation, and Pattern Recognition. My goal for every student is for you to someday win a chess game against...ME! Looking forward to assisting your mastery of this awesome and amazing game!

About Jerry

I am a USCF CM level chess coach with 15 years assisting students of all playing levels achieve their chess goals. I coach students from absolute beginner to A Class. I have an aggressive attacking style and so I will teach you how to obtain and to exploit the advantage from move 1. Sacrifices and k

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Jonathan
Jerry is great instructor! Super knowledgeable about all aspects of chess and is super good at breaking things down to improve your fundamental understanding of the game. I've only been taking lessons for three weeks and my rating has already gone up several hundred points. Lessons are often broken down into theory and calculation training which has solidified my opening repertoire and my tactical vision!
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Joshua S.

51 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1999
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Joshua S.

51 Reviews
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I have been playing chess for 35 years. I play generally three times a week and win regularly. I have taught the game to over 100 people in my life. I mentor a number of young people who strongly believe that my chess instruction and the applicable thought logic lessons I inculcate have escalated their job options. I prefer students at the introductory levels to eliminate bad habits.

About Joshua

Mr. S is an accomplished public speaker (Third place in the Regionals for the 2006 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking and over 40 wins in various speech contests). He is also an avid, and successful poker player. By profession, Mr. S is a distinguished corporate, communication an

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Eli
Joshua's great! He's full of knowledge, high energy, and ready to share it with you. I recommend taking one of his sessions to improve your skills, whether it be in chess, poker, public speaking, or any of the other awesome courses he teaches!
Joshua T.
Joshua is wonderful and I recommend you take his lessons!
Michael Cohen
Very knowledgeable. Gave me some good perspectives that I think will help my game significantly.
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Daniel L.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2016
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Daniel L.

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My students and I have at least one meeting per week with the goal of preparing them for rated competitions. During this meeting, I will go over tactical themes with the student, challenge him/her with puzzles, go over and discuss Grandmaster games and opening variations, or play training games.

I will also chat with the student and find out what she been doing, what she has been working on, and ask her what problems she has encountered during her training.

About Daniel

Hi, I'm a chess tutor and competitor! I teach students of all ages and skill levels and have volunteered for the non-profit organizations Chess Challenge in DC and Chess Girls DC. I focus on one-on-one lessons with instruction geared towards preparing my students for competitive play. My rate is $50

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Daniel
I'm an advanced player, and Daniel is patient and clear in helping me to improve - he's extremely knowledgeable and provides resources and homework so I can prepare for the next lesson
Susie
I am new to chess will likely be a happy newbie for ever. I appreciate Daniel’s patience and willingness to explain details, sometimes multiple times, and answer basic questions about terminology, how to navigate chess sites, etc.
He is flexible with his lesson plans and adjusts them to meet the needs of his student.
Maria
My 14 year old son had several lessons with Daniel and enjoyed them very much. Daniel is clearly passionate both about chess and teaching. His lessons are always planned in advance and you can request specific topic to be covered. He is very patient, and allows student time to think through moves and strategies. After the lesson, he gives you a 'homework' puzzle to solve, which was reviewed in the following lesson. Definitely recommend!
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Siddharth G.

106 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati
  • Teaches students 5 to 65
  • Awarded Bachelor Business Management and Textile Technology from De Monte University
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Siddharth G.

106 Reviews
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I have been teaching chess for six 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 they 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 six 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 tourna

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Angela
Mr Siddharth is a excellent instructor, this is my second review , My son has learned a lot Of tactic during class that are all key & dry point for helping my son thinking and playing in professional way, Thank you Mr Siddharth For your great and fun teaching / Angela
Justin
Great session, I 'm learning a lot,
John W.
Mr. Siddharth is an excellent instructor especially for chess beginners, he patiently guides my child step by step on each move, having kids to discover the sense of playing Chess and enjoy the game, I would highly recommend Mr. Siddharth.

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Chicago is $80. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $210 per hour.
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"After trying a few chess instructions and search ring everywhere , we were lucky to find Sam.
Sam is a great instructor and really knows his stuff. Outstanding instructions and material contents."
Walter
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Great with kids. Patient and good teacher. Sends homework to ensure kids are learning. Highly recommend"
Evelyn
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"Atousa easily held my 9 year old's full attention for an hour. She's a wonderful instructor. My son is excited for his next lesson."
Henry
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"I started taking lessons with Dipankar in November. At that point my rating was 1200-1300 on Chess.com. I have improved my rating to be around 1500.

Dipankar teaches in a way that makes you think about different positions and different strategies as if they were occurring in a game. He doesn't just give you the solution, he makes you talk him through your logic, and then points out any flaws / improvements that there may be. Ultimately, in a dynamic way, he has been able to improve my game.

I came to realize that the main reasons I was losing games was either an early tactical mistake, or a blunder mid game. Dipankar showed me how to think through each move, and some common problems to avoid.

I look forward to continuing lessons with Dipankar, and continuing to grow my game / rating."
Matt
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"I've taken informal lessons with Dipankar for the last 2 years or so. He does a great job at explaining the game of chess. He is very patient. I have been able to learn a few different openings and have seen great improvement in my games. It is apparent Dipankar loves the game of chess and has an avid interest in improving his own abilities. You won't find a better fit!"
Jessica
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Sid is an excellent chess coach. My two daughters benefitted from his style and experience in chess. Verrrry gentle with kids and that helps create an environment where kids develop a love for the game. Sid is also easy to work with for parents."
Ketan Ganatra
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Good lesson. I enjoyed it."
Bob
Took Chess lessons from Cindle V.
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"My daughter struggled to stay focused for the whole one hour. It would be better to have video conference option so she can see the teacher."
Youjia
Took Chess lessons from Melissa M.
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"It is difficult to put into words how helpful Danial has been for me. He mapped out a clear plan for my improvement, directed me to the most valuable resources, assigned targeted homework, and answered my endless questions. I have gained 300 points alone in rating this year! Easily the best chess instructor I have ever worked with. Give him a chance and I promise you won't be disappointed."
Carly
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Great first couple of lessons, love it!"
Casey
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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