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Siddharth G.

101 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati
  • Bachelor Business Management and Textile Technology from De Monte University
  • Teaching since 2014
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Siddharth G.

101 Reviews
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I have been teaching chess for six years and my students have gone on to tournament level and won competitions. Within the first few lessons, my students have developed a deeper understanding of chess strategies As they progressed further in their lessons they have developed special moves to win the chess games. I take pride in my students' success and love working with them. I do provide tournament chess boards for my students.

About Siddharth

Hi there, my name is Siddharth and I have been teaching chess in public and private schools, including private lessons, over the last six years. I love to see students grow with each lesson and accomplish their goals. Under my tutelage, I have helped students advance from beginner level to tourna

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Gudashi
Coach Siddharth has helped my daughter improve her game by leaps and bounds. She’s more focused than before and I can see the tremendous difference in her game. Coach Siddharth has always been patient and has a way of being able to tailor lessons to each individual (I’ve taken a few lessons myself). He’s an awesomely talented person and his passion for teaching really comes through.
Shruthi Menon
Siddharth Sir has been a very patient and wise tutor to my 7 year old who is new to chess. My son looks forward to his chess lessons with Siddharth sir and that speaks volumes in itself,
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Dipankar G.

28 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Bengali, Hindi, English
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 ...

About Dipankar

"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 f

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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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Dennis U.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks some japanese
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dennis U.

2 Reviews
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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 y

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Liam H.
My son looks forward to his weekly chess lesson with Dennis
Charles C.
very good
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Jovan M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Serbian, Russian
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jovan M.

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lessons I do are fun for children. Chess is very interesting game and it is important how it is being presented.
Beginners will learn chess principals and get right foundation for future studies of the game.
Students will improve in all aspects of the game.
Competitive chess players will learn more about importance of endgames chess tactics and openings that will help them win more games.

About Jovan

I am FIDE and national chess master with FIDE rating 2310. I have been teaching chess in New York City schools and individually for past 20 years . Chess game should be fun for kids if is presented the right way. I will bring to students my expertise and understanding for the game; Many of my

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Matthew N.

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Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Advanced
  • Teaching since 1998
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Matthew N.

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I have been teaching chess to children for over 20 years, specializing in beginners and intermediate players. I strive to make every lesson fun as well as instructional. I cater my lessons to fit each kind of student.

About Matthew

Hi, My name is Matthew and I have been teaching chess to children and adults for over 20 years. Most of the students have been both beginners and intermediate level players. In addition to this, I obtained the title of US National Master in 1990. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals in

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Daniel M.

112 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, Russian
  • Awarded 2nd position in the Open Chess District Tournament from Municipalidad de San Miguel
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Daniel M.

112 Reviews
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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. Nothin

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Shikar M.
My son enjoyed the class .
Miguel Quicana
The best teacher.
Joseph
Awesome! Helped with identifying my area for improvement and has given me a great foundation to work on. :)

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Vernon Hills, IL

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Vernon Hills is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $129 per hour.
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"Richard is great! Super clear and to the point. Efficiently helped me analyze my mistakes and positions."
Dillan
Took Chess lessons from Richard B.
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"Great teacher, very informative. It was able to learn a lot and given guidance on what to continue working on.
Thank you Atousa!"
Nick
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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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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"Its really, a wonderful experience. Great place to learn. Instructor is so kind & patience in teaching and technically skilled. Waiting to learn more & more."
shobana
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"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 students 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!"
Joanne
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Very thorough and patient. Follows up with homework. Recommend."
Evelyn Volodarsky
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"My 7 year old started playing chess last year, and Danial has been instrumental in improving my son's game dramatically. Danial is patient, a good listener, and an excellent teacher. Being so young himself, he is able to relate with my son, and teach him effectively, making him think, analyze, and even grasp difficult concepts easily. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher."
Sabina Merchant
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Great first lesson for my 8 year old! Siddhartha is energetic and patient!"
Emma
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"I'm writing this on behalf of my 9 year old son. His first chess lesson was AMAZING. Best Instructor he ever had. Sam made my sons lesson FUN as well as educational. He is looking forward to the next lesson. THANKS SAM!!!"
Patrick
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"A lot to absorb for a first lesson."
Rob
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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