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Omar J.

2 Reviews
Schiller Park, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Arabic
  • BA- Criminology, Law, and Justice from University of Illinois in Chicago- UIC
  • Teaches students 11 and up
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Omar J.

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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.

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Sairam M.
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:).
Craig
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!
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Melissa M.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner
  • History from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
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Melissa M.

30 Reviews
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I have experience teaching young students, including children and can create fun and inventive ways of teach beginners the basics of chess.

I've been playing chess since I was about 10 years old and I've taught several other people the basics of playing chess, including small children.

About Melissa

I have been teaching since 2006 on a variety of topics. I graduated with an BA from the University of Wisconsin. My degree is in History with and emphasis on East Asian history. I've taught all age groups from age 2 up to retirees. My teaching experience includes one-on-one and group classes

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Jan K.
My first lesson was great. Melissa started off very basic for me, as I requested, and answered all my questions and emails.
Alexandra
Melissa is patient, explains the concepts very well, she is hands on and makes the lessons very entertaining and dynamic. The way she selects the material for her students she finds the right balance between effective learning, fun and interesting. We are very fortunate to have her as a piano teacher.
Sevval N.
She was so kind and helpful toward my kids for the fist day.

Hagen Q.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 to 14
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Hagen Q.

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Instead of teaching common openings that everyone knows about, I can teach tricky openings that are filled with traps. I use many different openings on Chess.com and confuse opponents. I also teach tactics and am rated over 2300 on tactics.

About Hagen

Normally, chess teachers will teach you about classic openings such as the Ruy Lopez or the fried liver. However, I teach uncommon openings that are actually easily playable. If you are tricky in chess I strongly recommend you play my openings.

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Eli K.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Arabic
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2007
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Eli K.

3 Reviews
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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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Dimitri
Eli was great! Related well with my 10 year old son and taught him a few things in just the hour lesson. We will book more lessons with Eli for sure.
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.

Dipankar G.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Bengali, Hindi, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2011
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Dipankar G.

16 Reviews
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Online Chess Teacher

"My rating has gone up by 400 points in just 3 months working with Dipankar."
" I scored 1st place in the unrated category in my first chess tournament and went on to improve my rating by 200 points."
"The sessions are fun and educational and although I was a total beginner, I recently got my first ever medal in a chess tournament."

These are the testimonials from just a few of my students.

Learn from an International Chess Coach who is ranked in the top 7% of all players in the United States. As a coach, I have coached over 100 students ages 5 to 80 for 4+ years. My students have gained more than 400 rating points in a span of 3 months.

As a player, I have over 14 years of experience competing in various national and international tournaments. My USCF rating is around 1900 which puts me in the top 7% of all players in the United States.

Each lesson will be personalized to the unique strengths and weaknesses of the individual student. You will go through a structured ...

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"My rating has gone up by 400 points in just 3 months working with Dipankar." " I scored 1st place in the unrated category in my first chess tournament and went on to improve my rating by 200 points." "The sessions are fun and educational and although I was a total beginner, I recently got my fir

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Umesh Srirambhatla
Very patient and detailed!
Alonso
I have been taking lessons with Dipankar for the last 2 months and it has been a great experience!. Dipankar really is a tremendous teacher, who quickly identifies my weaknesses as a player, which allows me me work towards eliminating those weaknesses.

My weakness is that I have the tendency to rush, or to assume that a move is the correct one, when it's not! Dipankar's system has taught me to stop assuming, to look for further moves and to choose the correct move more often than before.

My Chess rating has gone up and I am a much stronger player today thanks to Dipankar! I strongly recommend him to any Player that wants to improve.
DeVon H
Dipankar, is an excellent chess instructor. He currently teaches my 8 yr old daughter, and 12 yr old son. They are two completely different types of students however Dipankar has adapted to their individual personality types and the way that they learn. Dipankar is very knowledgeable and well equipped to teach young players and improve their skills. Dipankar has patience, and more importantly teaches them good habits that will help them far beyond chess. My children enjoy lessons with Dipankar they laugh and learn.
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Kyle B.

62 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kyle B.

62 Reviews
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Online Chess Teacher

I'm a passionate chess player with an extensive knowledge of chess theory who specializes in teaching beginner/intermediate (up to ~1600 USCF) players of all ages. Lessons will be personalized to focus on student's weaknesses and areas of needed improvement, as well as generalized chess instruction. Chess is a great platform to improve critical thinking skills and one's ability to focus, as well as a great way to have fun. My lessons will help you or your children gain an understanding of the art of chess and improve your confidence and ability to play the game.

About Kyle

I'm a class B (almost class A) player who has been playing chess seriously for just over a year, though I've been playing the game since I was a child. I regularly play in competitive over-the-board tournaments, as well as playing daily online. I have an International Master as a coach, so I am con

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Cindy S.
I thank you are great
Poorva P.
He gives puzzles but at the same time he teaches you chess history, best instructor ever!

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Chicago is $63. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $24 and $125 per hour.
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"My son and daughter joined 6 months back both are really liked the chess class and improved a lot Siddharth it was greatly appreciated."
Kameshwari chandrasekar
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Dude really knows his stuff and goes above and beyond to try to help you identify your weaknesses and then improve on them. I've already gone up a few dozen rating points and I've only just started with him."
Cole Borsch
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Kyle has a really strong knowledge base and applies it in the form of examples from historical games when answering my questions. His patience and thoughtfulness in response to my questions are so helpful! A great teacher!"
Mauricio
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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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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"Fantastic coach and teacher. Clear, concise, with an extremely high level of expertise. The best I have ever worked with. Quickly improve your game and strategy. Great personality and enthusiasm!"
Michael
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Dipankar, is an excellent chess instructor. He currently teaches my 8 yr old daughter, and 12 yr old son. They are two completely different types of students however Dipankar has adapted to their individual personality types and the way that they learn. Dipankar is very knowledgeable and well equipped to teach young players and improve their skills. Dipankar has patience, and more importantly teaches them good habits that will help them far beyond chess. My children enjoy lessons with Dipankar they laugh and learn."
DeVon H
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"First lesson was great."
Aniket
Took Chess lessons from Mark J.
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"My son (age 11) loved Mr. Siddharth ! Great experience 💙💙"
Brittany reichenau
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"The best teacher I have seen on this platform! My kid has had many different chess coaches, but right from the start I could tell Danial was different. He knew how to explain every concept in such an understandable manner and took the time to make sure she truly grasped every idea. In general he is a very kind teacher who cares deeply about his students. Highly Recommend! She improved 500 rating points!"
Hannah
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Fantastic lessons! Will definitely be signing up for more:)"
Isabella
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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