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Steve M.

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Skokie, IL
Starting at $25
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Understanding various levels of teaching method
Personalized curriculum for each student
Making lessons fun with different techniques and strategies
Developing discipline and critical thinking skills

About Steve

Provide personalized learning curriculum Assist in developing strategic and critical thinking skills Have fun while learning Learn the importance of patience and discipline

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Thomas H.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $40
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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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 Hodo. 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, t

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May 24, 2019
William C.
Great lesson! He made sure everything was understandable, and easy to remember.
October 17, 2017
Aleah P.
Good teacher
September 29, 2016
Myat L.
I just want to say, "I am very pleased working with Thomas." I never thought that I could master the game of chess especially by being impatient and a slower learner. This is my fourth lesson and I have already played a game of chess. Thank You So Much, Thomas. I can't wait until my next lessons.
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Juan M.

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Chess
Starting at $15
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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I love teaching chess to people who are interested to learn this fascinating game. I have played chess all my life and i am very passionate about it. I can teach little kids as well as to people who wants to improve their chess skills and strategies.

About Juan

I enjoy teaching people who has the desire to learn. I can teach you what you need to know in order to improve and expand your knowledge.

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Saran E.

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Chess
Starting at $70
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, Tamil, Spanish, French, IPA
  • BS Economics from Texas A&M
  • Teaching since 2007
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• 10+ years of teaching, training, & tutoring experience.
• Tutoring for many undergraduate courses in math/statistics & economics/econometrics, as well as select courses in biology, physics, social sciences, computer science, systems engineering, and other subjects / areas. Select graduate course assistance offered as well.
• Tutoring for GRE/GMAT and SAT/ACT offered with individualized gameplan/schedule.
• Help with high school and middle school curriculum in math, quantitative sciences, social sciences, writing. Help with IB & AP classes and corresponding exams.
• National Merit Scholar & several (10+) AP Tests in High School.
• Will give personal scores upon request.

About Saran

EXPERIENCE [Specifics] • 10+ years of teaching, training, & tutoring experience. • Tutoring for many undergraduate courses in math/statistics & economics/econometrics, as well as select courses in biology, physics, social sciences, computer science, systems engineering, and other subjects /

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November 12, 2018
Alexis
Great tutor. Helped me with GRE preparation, science courses, and admissions process.
October 8, 2018
Simon
Great tutor and very knowledgeable - helped me with economics and statistics classes and projects.
January 11, 2016
Viollette
Very knowledgable and professional. Saran is obviously intelligent and makes for a great instructor.
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Lawrence B.

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Chess
Starting at $30
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • MS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
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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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June 13, 2018
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.
May 3, 2018
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
March 14, 2018
Marsha
Great teacher!
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Eli K.

(2)
Chess
Starting at $50
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Eli K.

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Online Chess Teacher

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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September 29, 2019
Colton Y.
Eli is super knowledgeable with Chess, knows great ways to teach my child in an encouraging and challenging manners.
July 25, 2019
Nieves
Polite and very good teacher. Was very patient and had great knowledge of the game.

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Chicago is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $240 per hour.
30 min
$51 average
45 min
$74 average
60 min
$73 average

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"Atousa has worked with my young son for some time now. I have seen a vast improvement in his chess skills. Equally as important, he has developed a strong ambition to learn and improve. It warms my heart to hear him ask if I want to play a game of chess instead of him asking if he can play video games. Cannot recommend Atousa enough. She is wonderful."
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"Great lessons and very knowledgeable teacher! Definitely will continue with more sessions from Antonio."
- Megan
Took Chess lessons from Antonio S.
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"She is an excellent teacher. Friendly. Good teaching style. Very smart. Encourages you to learn by starting with some basics. Nice sense of humor. Highly recommended!!!"
- Joel
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"Great start."
- Prashant
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Had my first lesson, it was fantastic! Sam is very professional and an amazing teacher. I have already recommended him to my friends!"
- jonathan
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"The learning experience was great and very informative. The only minor problem that occurred was that the video kept freezing every three seconds, making it difficult to understand what the instructor was saying. However, this may only be a website problem; my experience with Siddharth was enjoyable and educational."
- Anirudh
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"I am Declan's Grandmother and I have to say this was an incredible lesson. Declan said it was awesome and I concur. We will definitely be in touch for more learning."
- Declan
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"We are happy with Siddharth"
- Divya Kestur
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Wanted to share my experience. I'm in my late 30's and wanted to improve my chess skills, and i'm so happy I was able to find Sam. The lessons are challenging, but at the same time very fun! I have already improved my USCF rating by 372 points in 3 months!! After having tried 3-4 other chess teachers, Sam's been the absolute best and will stick with him!"
- Daniel S.
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Josh is easygoing. He clicked with my child from the first lesson on. We cannot wait for the next lesson to start. After Josh, My child is spending good amount of time on the computer playing chess."
- Olivia
Took Chess lessons from Josh M.
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