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Sergey K.

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I love playing Chess and can teach you how to play as well

About Sergey

I am multitalented. At a young age I mastered the Art of Photography that was taught to me by my grandpa and Chess. I was born in Belarus and I am a native Russian Speaker.

After substitute teaching then getting my first teacher job in NY I have started to work on my business and been very successful at it. I teach nearly 150,000 students and do free lance photography for pay part time.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Education
B.A in History Major & Political Science Minor at Siena College
Master Degree in Education from College of St Rose

Teaching Certification
NYS certified Social Studies & Special Education Teacher.

Experience
Special Ed Teacher, Tutoring and Substitute teacher

Entrepreneurship
Photography self taught and experienced event photographer. Online tutorials business teacher that teachers others how to st

art your own business and be an entrepreneur.

Specialties
Event Photography, Chess, Tae Kwon Do, eBay, Etsy and Fiverr
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May 9, 2019
Anita
I was getting ready for a trip with my friends to tour all over in Russia this Summer and I found Sergey and he taught me a great deal of what I will need to communicate enough to get a round in Russia...
He is an excellent teacher Thank you Sergey for your great help in teaching me I know this will be a trip to remember thanks to you...
September 30, 2018
Patti C.
Terrible experience. Couldn't connect online, 20 minutes after start time called him and he tried to assist, but ended up doing a "phone lesson" which consisted of a question and answer time where I had to come up with my own questions. To conclude we were told to go out and take some pictures on our own and learn from experimenting on our own taking pictures of all kinds of things. We could then download them, send to him, and he could critique.
Not what I expected. Not necessarily his fault, but Going to ask for refund
May 25, 2018
Janet T.
when I made an appointment, I asked if Sergey was familiar with my camera and they said yes. It seemed new to him. But after talking about my fijifilm x100F, I am returning the camera. So overall I did like Sergey and look forward to my next Hour

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Sergey K.

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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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Richard S.

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I'm a USCF National Master with a peak rating of 2335. My chess style is what I call "active positional". I build up my forces while seeking to gain the initiative, and then strike with a killer tactic!

I can definitely help you with improving your skill level and appreciation for the game!

About Richard

I'm a chess master who knows what it takes to become good at this game. I've competed against some of the nation's top players and did alright. If you work with me, I'll do everything I can to help you to improve your chess level!

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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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Jonathan T.

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I have been teaching professionally for 17 years,specializing in the beginner/intermediate .Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student.
MY highest FIDE rating is 2176.

About Binju

Iam a professional chess player and coach for 15 years.i have been teaching chess in schools ,colleges and personal class. My highest FIDE rating is 2176.

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Eli K.

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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 ins and outs of this exciting game. I'll show you games from the great players, teach you some history, give you puzzles, and watch you grow until one day, you might even beat me in a game! It'll be fun!

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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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Eli K.

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I’m an experienced Chess player with a love for teaching! I’ve played professionally since 2005, beginning at the age of 8. I’ve represented my High School Chess Team, and been a member of the UMass Amherst Chess Club. I’ve taught online chess courses in the past as well and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

About Ishan

Hey there! Are you a beginner looking for a chess coach? Who better than a recent college grad with a passion for chess and experience teaching beginners!
I’ve played chess since I was 7 and have represented my high school and been a member of the UMass Amherst chess club. I won my first state championship at the age of 11.

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Ishan K.

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Been playing for over 32 years

About Francis

No games, no matter who you are you want it, I got the platform.

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Chess Reviews

Lelle
"Sam is a truly fantastic teacher. I am a clinical counselor and very picky with giving praise to anyone in the helping and teaching professions, but Sam,
who (among other qualifications), also has a psychology AND teaching background, has a gift of making children feel almost instantly accepted, cherished, and excited. He is patient, warm, strategic but flexible, always adjusting to my daughter's needs in an instant. Sam provides that perfect combination of inciting commitment and a disciplined approach to learning while allowing a child to grow in his or her own pace and have fun while doing it that most children need, and I can whole-heartedly recommend him to anyone."
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Dave
"My 7yr old has been going to Siddharth sir since 1yr now. Under Siddharth's sir guidance my son has really excelled in chess, he also took part in a chess
competition and won through all the rounds in his age group and got his 1st trophy. Siddharth sir has helped him through learning the game further and building his strategies, he is really patient with him and prepared him well for the next stage."
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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"
Jeremy
"Speaking as a beginner, he's able to convey his knowledge with chess well to students. Would recommend to others looking for a tutor to up their game."
Ben
"We had our first lesson and the kids loved it! they can wait for next week. They were very happy. Josh was on time, professional and everything went smoot
h."
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Francesca
"She was fantastic. We all loved her. Very knowledgeable and an excellent teacher."
Kameshwari chandrasekar
"My son and daughter joined 6 months back both are really liked the chess class and improved a lot Siddharth it was greatly appreciated."
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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Jeff
"Coach Siddharth has been a colleague of mine and a chess coach in great standing at Silver Knights Enrichment for the past few years; during this time I h
ave had the privileged of co-coaching groups of young chess enthusiasts with him on numerous occasions and have been continually appreciative of Siddharth's ability to effectively impart his vast knowledge of chess concepts and principles to young students. In addition to his enthusiasm for teaching, he also has a patient demeanor and a wonderful way with kids. Recently I was pleased to learn that one of Siddharth's private students participated in his first scholastic chess tournament and won First Place in his division! Bravo coach!"
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