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These Chess teachers are highly rated by students in the Skokie area, including Elgin, Des Plaines, Arlington Heights, Orland Park and Woodridge.

Daniel M.

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I am an avid chess player. I am a 3rd category chess player. I am part of the Chess Federation in Peru and USA. I can teach little kids as well as to people who want to improve their openings, middle game, and endgame. My Rating is 1500+.

About Daniel

I love teaching, I can teach you at where you at and take you where you need to be. I only need a student with the desire to learn and to practice.

I like to help students realize they have the intelligence and ability to solve the problems on their own, they just need the right direction. Nothing is too difficult once we understand how to do it!

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October 7, 2019
Arya
The lesson was very helpful for my son
September 7, 2019
Raman P.
Daniel is very personable, and easy to talk to.
July 9, 2019
Aisha M.
nice teacher

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Daniel M.

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Joshua S.

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I have been playing chess for 35 years. I play generally three times a week and win regularly. I have taught the game to over 100 people in my life. I mentor a number of young people who strongly believe that my chess instruction and the applicable thought logic lessons I inculcate have escalated their job options. I prefer students at the introductory levels to eliminate bad habits.

About Joshua

Mr. S is an accomplished public speaker (Third place in the Regionals for the 2006 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking and over 40 wins in various speech contests). He is also an avid, and successful poker player.

By profession, Mr. S is a distinguished corporate, communication and sales trainer (numerous companies) and has been coaching since 1999. He is now available for online coaching sessions for a number of varied and essential subjects.

Some of Mr. S's most requested business skills to learn? Sales and Public Speaking, and even Poker! How to command the poker table and the boardroom to increase your hourly rate, by effective communication and reading people well. He integrates Public Speaking Skills or "Speaking in Public Skills" as he likes to say, to illustrate how that essential ability changes everything i

n your game, your book of business, and your personal life.

He has helped students of ALL ages and backgrounds, including people with English as a Second Language, develop their communication skills. This is essential to prepare them for important school and job interviews and for promotions and opportunities in life.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, where he received a BFA degree in Theatre, and also the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Mr. S is an expert in the art of the spoken, presentation and performance word.

He looks forward to helping new students achieve their communication and business goals. His teaching style is focused, practical and useful, and incredibly entertaining and educational!

His classes are truly edu-train-ing!
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September 15, 2019
YUKI ITO
Joshua is the most amazing teacher that we have ever met. His teaching style opened my daughter's eyes wide to figure out what the real public speaking stands for.
September 11, 2019
YUKI ITO
August 30, 2019
Sofia
Joshua is engaging, smart and a great teacher. It was my daughter's first poker lesson and she was so engaged. Highly recommended!

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Joshua S.

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Thomas H.

Chicago, IL 60605

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Beginning students can expect to learn piece movement, game rules, point value, notation, opening theory, pawn structure, en passant, check v. Checkmate v. Stalemate, pawn promotion, castling, and more. Intermediate students can expect to quickly refresh on all the above as well as learn techniques like pins, forks, skewers, discovered check, double threat, advanced openings, end game theory, tournament prep, and so much more.

About Thomas

"Good things come to those who know chess."
-Thomas Hodo.

A bit about myself, I started playing chess at the age of 9 and have been playing ever since. I have been apart of several championship teams, and I have achieved many individual honors as well. I currently play chess professionally, teach (k-8) afterschool lessons for Chess Wizards, head instruction for the youth/adult program Rebuild Knights, and I am a member of team Illinois. My lessons include worksheets, gameplay vs. Myself, and a tablet for cpu play and analysis. If you have any questions feel free to ask! Let's schedule your lesson today!

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May 24, 2019
William C.
Great lesson! He made sure everything was understandable, and easy to remember.
October 17, 2017
Aleah P.
Good teacher
September 29, 2016
Myat L.
I just want to say, "I am very pleased working with Thomas." I never thought that I could master the game of chess especially by being impatient and a slower learner. This is my fourth lesson and I have already played a game of chess. Thank You So Much, Thomas. I can't wait until my next lessons.

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Thomas H.

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Jean-Marc J.

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Learn the basics of chess or how to improve your game if you already know how to play.

About Jean-Marc

Hi, there! My name is Jean-Marc and I can't wait to meet you! I'm a software engineer. I have been teaching computer technology lessons since 2007 and have loved helping my students excel in programming, web development, and productivity programs. I went to The University of Wisconsin and earned a degree in Computer Science in 2017. My teaching style is patient, thorough and detail oriented. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

Skills:
PHP
JAVA
SQL
Mysql
HTML
CSS
JAVASCRIPT
Microsoft Access
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Powerpoint
Microsoft Windows

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October 4, 2019
Theo C.
Easy to work with and very responsive
July 10, 2019
Dorothy S.
Good attitude
January 18, 2019
Gary Soward

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Jean-Marc J.

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Hi, I am a Certified Chess Coach with the United States Chess Federation and have been teaching chess for over 15 years.

I have taught students as young as 4 years old and as old as 71.

I enjoy teaching chess and would love to share my structured knowledge with you.

About Frank

I am United States Chess Federation Certified instructor. I have been teaching for fifteen years.
I also hold certifications in Chess Tournament Organizing and Directing.

My specialty is students interested in competition (plenty more details available).

I have also hosted many chess related date night events for people just interested in learning how to play.

I have traveled the world competing and won a Silver Medal in Italy 2016.

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July 13, 2019
Oli
I just wanted to say thanks again for the direction and advice. I am motivated to work harder and focus on making my calls structurally sound as the “next step” in becoming a Master chess player. I appreciate all your help and guidance through this process.I recommend Frank coach to make you better players, I can't thank him well enough for all the lessons I got from him, a great coach! Thanks Frank
July 13, 2019
Andre
Coach Frank has helped my chess game improve 300 points and climbing. He teaches in your learning style. If you want to improve your game and learn principles that are not in books I HIGHLY recommend Coach Frank.

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Frank J.

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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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Steve M.

Skokie, IL 60076


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Understanding various levels of teaching method
Personalized curriculum for each student
Making lessons fun with different techniques and strategies
Developing discipline and critical thinking skills

About Steve

Provide personalized learning curriculum
Assist in developing strategic and critical thinking skills
Have fun while learning
Learn the importance of patience and discipline

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Steve M.

Skokie, IL

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Hi my name is leon I will teach you how to play chess and enjoy this great game and hopefully you will transform your game into a fluid dance moves on the chess board been playing over 20 years

About Leon

I'm going to turn you into a respectable chess player who can compete against anyone with some of my basic skills to look for

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Leon E.

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Lisa
"Andrew is the best! He made the learning fun and my kid definitely loved him."
Rachel
"Great Teacher!"
Dr. Johnson
"My child had such a great time learning chess with Sam. Sam's an incredible nice, friendly and knowledgeable professional.
My kids love chess now becaus
e of Sam. We are really grateful that he's our kid's chess coach."
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Christian
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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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Chandu
"Siddharth is a very good chess teacher. My son learned learned a lot in 2 sessions and really enjoyed it."
Yash
"Exceptional!!"
Sarmi
"Excellent teacher"
Milos
"I normally don’t leave feedback, but wanted to take the time to say that I am extremely pleased with Sam and he has exceeded our expectations. Our son lov
es his
Lessons! Thank you."
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