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Cristopher R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Humanities: Creative Writing from New York University
  • Teaching since 1994
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Cristopher R.

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Learn the opening, mid-game strategy, and end game fundamentals!

About Cristopher

My educational teaching experience began at the age of 13 when I was a black belt helping other children learn martial arts; I shortly began teaching children's classes all by myself. In High School I taught chess as a member of the chess club where I was an undefeated player during my high school

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Jasmine L.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish, Tagalog
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Masters of Public Policy from UCLA
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Jasmine L.

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We will go over rules and basic strategies, and of course, play!

About Jasmine

I love to teach and tutor kids and adults of all ages in many different subjects. I pride myself in customizing my lessons to suit each individual's learning style and goals. I try to keep my lessons fun and relaxed while ensuring that we still work hard and learn.

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Peter R.
She was very easy to work with, to learn from and understand.She helped me alot. I will be using her going forward.
Linda Z.
Jasmine is smart, quick and does excellent work!!! I will definitely use her again!!
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Dipankar G.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks Bengali, Hindi, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Technlogy (Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering) from National Institute of Technology Rourkela
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Dipankar G.

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"My rating has gone up from 935 to 1474 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 500 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 from 935 to 1474 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

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Andrew
Dipankar has been an amazing coach for my chess. He's thoughtful and precise with his teaching while keeping the lessons fun! Each lesson has been building on the previous one and I highly value his specific approach to helping adult learners of chess improve. I'm very excited to continue to work under his guidance.
Jared
When I first started getting lessons from Dipankar, I was rated around 1000 on chess.com. Since then, I've climbed up to 1500! Dipankar has a wonderful way of teaching. He lets you figure things out, and helps you along the way when you get stuck. He's given me great opening recommendations, game analyses (my games and master games), as well as many other resources to continue improving outside the lessons. Dipankar has helped me improve a TON!
Aaron
I have been taking lessons from Dipankar for five weeks. My game has already shown improvement. When I started my rating was 1050, now I am at 1250. That is a significant improvement. His lessons are engaging and he provides a lot of feedback. I recently won a difficult game using the tactics and pointers he provided in a recent lesson. I was elated. I recognized the advancement in my game. This coupled with Dipankar's tutelage continues to encourage me to strive for my goal of attaining a 2300 rating. I look forward to see what else I can achieve under his guidance.

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Jerry S.

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  • Chess from Coach FIDE IM Eugene Odnorochenko
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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

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Joshua F.

50 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Mandarin, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2015
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Joshua F.

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From castling to rey de Lopez to the gambit, I can teach you chess.

About Joshua

Hello, my name is Joshua. I have years of experience in teaching children, in music and many other subjects---including work with special needs children. I have been in professional bands, composed electronic music for video games and YouTube videos, and written and contributed to textbooks on m

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Randy
Excellent introduction to harmonica. Taught notes and scales. Basics presented clearly.
Karthik V.
Very good instructor. Patient yet strict. My kids are making good progress.
Christa L.
Great teacher for my 6 yr. old son!
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Cindle V.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
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Cindle V.

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I am ranked as a top female chess player and have played the game for most of my life. I have played in many national, state, and local tournaments and place well. I have been teaching students of all ages for over 15 years. I make lessons fun and enjoyable but also very understandable. I teach all levels and ages. This is a great game and I believe anyone can benefit from learning the game of chess.

About Cindle

Hello, my name is Cindle V. and I love teaching music and chess. I have been teaching for 12 years. I have a bachelor's degree in music education and am currently teaching around 30 lessons a week to students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. My experience working with all types of

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Larry B.
Cindle was easy going and made learning enjoyable. Highly recommend!
Mía
Really like her attention to the studen and her organization
Bob
Good lesson. I enjoyed it.

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in East Alton, IL

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in East Alton is $75. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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"Our daughter just started her first chess lesson with Kyle. He was friendly, patient and encouraging. Looking forward to learning more about the game this summer!"
Angie
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"We had an excellent first session with Kyle - so much so that my kids wanted the next class right away!"
Meg & Mal
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Dipankar is very professional and kids like attending his classes."
Smitha
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Danial is a good instructor for very beginner too. He was so patient with teaching and good at making kid focus on his lesson.Although my son doesn’t speak English much, he could lead and satisfy my son with no problem."
Marie
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"My 7 year daughter likes taking chess lessons with Mr. Josh. He is kind and smart, a very good instructor for children."
Wendy
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"This was my first chess lesson, Kyle was great.
I highly recommend him."
Dominick
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Our chess lessons have been very productive and Sam’s method of teaching is fun. 5/5 stars!"
Bob Rigs
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Siddharth is an incredible teacher. I am just a novice--maybe intermediate--player, but he helped me up my game a lot! He is a nice person and always seems to be teaching someone. Great lesson plans, too. He's awesome."
Nicole
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Great patience and positive energy"
Myla
Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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"What a wonderful teavher Michael is! Instructive, kind, and patient with my 8 year old son, Michael is a great choice for kids. I recommend him highly! Thanks Mighael for the great work that you do!"
Charlie
Took Chess lessons from Michael J.
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