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Lean the best ways to start a game of chess, how to strategically setup your pieces, and close the game with a victory.

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October 16, 2019
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Rich knows how to set up your new business in the most cost effective ways. And how to get the most out of your start up money. I recommend him highly.
October 2, 2019
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He explains what he's doing very clearly
September 7, 2019
Richard
Helpful and patient

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Rich R.

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I teach chess in school settings and private lessons. The skill of students ranges from beginner to intermediate. Some of my students have ratings up to 1200. I can teach you at your home, at my home, or a public place like a library or coffee shop. A typical lesson will be an hour and include a quick chess puzzle, a substantive and level-appropriate lesson, and a challenge game with analysis. All lessons are very dependent on student level, and may include only some of those components.

About Josh

Hi!

I have been working with students for several years in formal and informal settings. I have a degree in psychology, with a minor in statistics. A couple years ago I began coaching chess at several local DC area schools, and tutoring private students. I love to help people learn a new subject, and I am especially passionate about engendering the joy of learning in young people. I've recently moved to the Harrisbug, PA area, and am now teaching lessons here!

Thanks!
Josh

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January 5, 2019
Olivia
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.
December 31, 2018
Alper
July 23, 2018
Alex
Josh is patient, thoughtful , soft spoken and knowledgeable,
He holds my 9 year old son glued to lesson without any interruption
Thank you

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Josh M.

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Have been active in chess for over 50 years and have taught senior citizens, young children. Study and play daily and coordinate my lessons with with interactive media, testing and deep dive in the basics. Rated at or around 1750-1800 and enjoy 3-5 minute blitz games.

About Howard

Have 40 years of chess playing with tournament and blitz activity. Average rating 1700--1800 and able to provide fundamental theory and tactics for beginners and intermediate players. Great fun and work with video, print and graphics to assist in teaching.

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Atousa P.

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Learn Chess from a Woman Chess Grand Master!

She's been teaching chess from beginner to advanced level for more than 10 years.
She's been playing chess professionally Since 1996.

About Atousa

Becoming the world youth champion at 12 and chess Grand Master at 20, would have never been possible without receiving the best chess lessons from my trainers and coaches. Everyone needs guidance in chess, I’m here to share my knowledge with you.

Despite being a professional chess player since I was 9, I’ve been teaching chess since 2006 and started my own chess school in 2008.

Private Lesson is an excellent way to learn, implement and achieve desired results for ambitious players or children who want to start chess methodically. Also, it helps any chess player to improve his/her proficiency. My students range are from beginner to master level.

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October 10, 2019
Jocelyn C.
Atousa is fantastic!!! What an incredible
teacher/coach. Atousa inspires me and
is thoughtful and understanding. I look forward for another lesson. She is 5 STAR. You are lucky to have her on your team. I will finish my lessons with her and hope to start again with her again in the spring..when my session ends with you. Thank you for too. Terrific on line classes you offer. Will recommend your on line classes for sure!!
September 14, 2019
Talar K.
She is very nice girl and knows how to teach professionally. She tries her best to make sure her students master the chess game. She is really an excellent teacher who knows her stuff very well and teach her students great techniques . Try her you will never regret.
September 11, 2019
Arvin Parsaei
Atousa is a great instructor. Definitely recommend her to anyone looking to start playing or improve chess skills.

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Bruce P.

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I've been playing chess for over 50 years. In school, I implemented training sessions to help build our teams into stronger performances. I started training students again 10 years ago and enjoy the opportunity to share the passion of chess. I also teach dance and have been trained in teaching concepts by my wife, a teacher with a Masters! Whether young or old, we can be successful in your progress in chess!

About Bruce

Bruce learned the game of chess in the late 60's, becoming a "Fischer Kid" during the 70's. In high school, he easily captured the team championships and represented his school until graduating in 1976.

He taught some of his fellow students to play and improve in their games during this time and enjoyed sharing his joy of the game with others. Although life has sent him in many directions career-wise, he has never strayed far from chess.

In addition to chess, Bruce has played semi-pro football and is also now a dance instructor. His understanding of working with body and mind to create the best you makes him a unique choice in mentoring young students about chess and life in general. His enthusiasm for life and the activities he teaches are contagious and he hopes that each of his students enjoy the time with him enough to "pass

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Jonathan T.

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I’m a FIDE CM and National chess champion of Puerto Rico 2018 and sub-champion 2019. I’m also 2019 blitz champion with a 2400 rating in chess.com My Fide rating right now is around 2200. I’ve been teaching for more than 15 years in different institutions on the island. Working with both groups and private lessons. All I can say is I really love doing it and I guarantee your rating will improve while having a lot of fun.

About Jonathan

Hello there! My name is CM Jonathan FIDE ID 3100650. I am the current blitz and classic chess champion of Puerto Rico (2018-2019). I have been a chess instructor for more than 15 years with students of all levels and backgrounds. As a high level player I have represented Puerto Rico as part of the National Team in the Chess Olympiad twice (2016 and 2018), World Youth Championship (2004), World Open (2006, 2007 and 2016) , Sub-zonal Jamaica 2018 and many others. My current FIDE rating is 2180.

Most of my students are between the ages of 6 and 12 but I have experience with students of all ages. I am also fluent in both Spanish and English. Although my students and I have a lot of fun learning, for me quality is of paramount importance to the process. Teaching chess is truly my passion and i enjoy every second of it. All students can

expect to see a substantial improvement in their understanding of the game as well as their rating.

Contact me and let's get started!!
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I've been playing chess since I am 4 and coaching since 16. I think that chess should be extremely exiting, fun to learn. I teach people the psychology of playing chess, and I improve people's game through love and repetition.

About Alexander

Hi, there! My name is Alex and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching chess since 2006 and have loved helping my students increase their chess skills. My Elo rating is 2081. For a couple of years since graduating in 2011 i've been working in finance. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
I have experience working with kids and adults from beginners to over 1700 Elo rating.

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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 young as
4 with success . Learning chess at an
earlier is better in my opinion
I have a psychology degree UCLA
I do some acting and have appeared on national commercials and
some films ie. Ocean's 13.
I am located in the West Los Angeles area and do housecalls

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Alejandro
"Steller chess teacher!
Sam, is just such a great instructor. He's highly educated and professional and brings a wealth of knowledge to each chess lesson
s. He really went out of his way to connect with my 10 year old son-He's fantastic with children. Sam, convinced my son to play in tournaments and in the past 6 months, his rating has gone up by 700 USCF points! I could not be happier- Thank you Sam!"
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Jaden
"Today was my sons first time working with Andrew . My son was completely engaged throughout the interaction ."
Susanne
"Jean has been teaching my 6 year old chess for a few weeks and I already see a great improvement in her skill! He is very patient and makes chess fun to l
earn. I recommend him!"
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Montel
"Fantastic first lesson! I’m enjoying it."
Ji-Won Son
"This is a first lesson and my daughter loves his lession."
Fernando
"He is a very friendly teacher. He has taught me a lot. I appreciate him taking his time to teach me new moves. Thank you for teaching me Siddarth. I look
forward to future lessons."
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Alex
"Josh is patient, thoughtful , soft spoken and knowledgeable,
He holds my 9 year old son glued to lesson without any interruption
Thank you"
Joanne
"My experience as working along with Sid as his Chess Aide at various school locations; is he has excellent classroom management skills which in turn the s
tudents grasp the lessons more quickly. Also, the students are more engaged in the lessons as well. He is aware of making sure all students understand how each piece moves and knows what to do at the end of each lesson before they play a game. He praises each student on their ability and knowledge of chess and helpful with others who are still learning the basics. As a chess aide and helper for Sid, I thoroughly enjoy working with someone who has great enthusiasm!"
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Elad
"Had a nice online 1-hour lesson with Kyle, who helped me with some of my questions I had in certain position. Helped me realize which parts of the game I
had to work on more."
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