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Hiro H.

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Mundelein, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Japanese
  • High School Diploma from Schaumburg High School
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Hiro H.

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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

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Hiro is expert, fun and patient with our 8 year old. Our son is a newer player - beginner/intermediate (he learned basics at his school in second grade but a lot further to go)- and really gets excited and engaged with the game when Hiro plays and teaches him.
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Thank you so much for the class.Coming weekend kids are going to Florida .I shall be booking more classes depending on your schedule soon . How did the kids do today .
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Bassam S.

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Starting at $32
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Bassam S.

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I have been playing and studying chess for 40 years and am a National Master from the San Diego Chess Club with a rating of 2287.

I have taught several students from beginners who have never played before up to more advanced players who wanted to practice openings, middle games and end games. I can teach you various strategies to strengthen your game. Whether it is basic gameplay or more aggressive tactics.

I love the game of chess because it is my escape where I have complete control of the outcome of each game. I would love to share my passion for the game with you so you can also see its beauty. I am a patient instructor and will meet you at your skill level to improve your game.

About Bassam

I am a National Master with a rating of 2287 from San Diego Chess Club. I have been playing and studying chess for more than 40 years. I can teach beginners basic techniques. For the advanced students I have great experience at openings, middle game and end game. I help all my students improve in a

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Mark M.

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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mark M.

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Hi! My name is Mark Menees and I am a professional chess coach. I have played chess all my life. I am a very skilled and extremely experienced chess player as this has always been one of my favorite hobbies and games to play. I spent 10 years in industry as a chemical engineer, so my strong math background goes hand in hand with the analytical skills required to be an accomplished chess player. I have played close to half a million games in my life through various websites such as Chess.com and Lichess.org and currently have an online rating of ~ 2250. I have an incredible amount of experience to share with my students. I am skilled in the opening, middle, and end game techniques, tactics, as well as having strong positional skills. I have knowledge of all various types of openings such as the Ruy Lopez, Queen's Gambit, the London System, the King's Indian defense, the Sicilian defensive, etc. I absolutely love working with kids as well as adults and am enthusiastic about ...

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Hi, my name is Mark Menees and I am a full-time professional math and chess tutor. I am so excited about the possibility of working with you to help you achieve your goals! My mission statement is simple: I want to make a difference in the lives of students. I am a certified teacher with an addi

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Nicholas F.

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Starting at $59
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Awarded Top 100 Age 18 from United States Chess Federation
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nicholas F.

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Lessons are tailored to students weaknesses, will help students improve by going over professional games, tactics, endgames, middle games, and openings.

Chess lessons are structured in easy to remember pieces of information instead of loads of theoretical knowledge

I have played over 30,000 chess games, so I have seen everything, you can ask any question to any aspect of chess

I have been in the top 100 in the United States for my age group twice

I have worked with thousands of people for chess everyone from ages 4-adult, everybody has a unique learning style and I have not found one person that was not coachable.

Most of my students place in tournaments either first or top 3

About Nicholas

Hello! My name is Nicholas Figorito I am a chess expert with nearly a decade of teaching experience. I reached the top 100 for my age group twice. My teaching method is easy to understand and I will cover important topics showcasing professional games, tactics, endgames, middle games and openin

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Jerry S.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Chess from Coach FIDE IM Eugene Odnorochenko
  • 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 k

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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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Sahil S.

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Starting at $38
  • Awarded 7-time MD State Sch. Champion, 2-time National Champion, IM Title Holder from International Chess Federation
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sahil S.

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Welcome! My name is Sahil S. I am an International Master (IM) of Chess. I have had 2-3 years of tutoring experience and it has brought me joy to help my students achieve victories. I dynamically tailor my instruction to satisfy the needs of every student of mine and work with people of all ages and skill levels. I have experience as a professional scholastic coach with the C & O Chess Center, Lakeforst Mall Club, schools, as well as community-wide clubs in Maryland. As a UMD Team Captain and Chess Coach, I strive to teach my students the vital life lessons from this royal game, including strategic planning, calculation training, prophylactic thinking, and decision making. These aspects are the key factors in my lessons.

As an international chess master, I hold the following qualifications:
Major achievements:
2019 - Holder of the International Master (IM) Title
2019 - North American Junior U20 Co-Champion, Charlotte NC
2018 - Grade 12 National Champion, Orlando FL
2018 - MD Rep. at ...

About Sahil

Hello, this is IM Sahil Sinha and I have been playing Chess for around 11 years now. At age 14, I received the title of National Master, and at age 19, I achieved the FIDE title of International Master from the World Chess Federation. I am a 2-time National Champion and currently stand in the top 20

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"My son is 8 years old and has been taking classes from Daniel for almost a year. Danial is very professional, and patient. Danial is very good at guiding the student through the thinking/analyzing process step by step by asking questions instead of just telling the student what to do. My son has learnt a lot from him, and always look forward to his next session."
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Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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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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"Good instructor . My son was very happy with the first chess lesson and excited for his next class . Thank you!"
Alvin
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"Excellent teacher, my daughter enjoys every class and like the home works. Learnt a lot in just few classes.."
Purushotama Cherukur
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Mr. Siddharth Is a great chess coach. He has been teaching our 6 year old and is very patient and encouraging. He is teaching at a good pace to help our child learn new things and not be overwhelmed. Our child definitely improves his knowledge about the game with every lesson."
Monique
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"My son had such a great time and was learning new moves from the outset."
Erica
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"We never thought we would have an International Master as our son's chess teacher.

We have a typical 7 year old. High on energy with zero patience. But Danial knows how to channel that energy into our son's lessons and helps him think strategically, analytically, and patiently. Our son's games have improved dramatically ever since he started with Danial. He has learned so many different startegies and techniques from him, and can easily identify them. Being so young himself, Danial is able to connect with kids at their level and make the lessons fun, yet challenging. Being so disciplined and focused himself, he is able to pass that on to our son. But most of all, he is inspiring. He always tells our son, "I did it, and you can too!". We couldn't have asked for a better teacher, and a role model. I highly recommend him."
Sabina
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Had a very good experience with Kyle. Learned a lot in one hour."
Gary Marks
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Very friendly, nice guidance. Today was the first class, wish a great learning sessions ahead."
Rajarshi
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"This is a first lesson and my daughter loves his lession."
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