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Joshua F.

56 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks Mandarin, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BS, BA from Rutgers University
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Joshua F.

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From castling to rey de Lopez to the gambit, I can teach you chess.

About Joshua

Hello, my name is Joshua. I have years of experience in teaching children, in music and many other subjects---including work with special needs children. I have been in professional bands, composed electronic music for video games and YouTube videos, and written and contributed to textbooks on mu

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Patrick
Josh was very professional and my son, who can be off-standish, absolutely loved working with him! looking forward to watching his skills grow.
Judith
Great Piano instructor. Selected great pieces for my son to practice with. Really appreciate the flexibility and the teaching style!
AARUSH
Excellent coach. Trained well. My son learn a lot from class and has been using his new moves at home. He loved the chess.
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Andrew H.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • BA Finance from Bentley College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Andrew H.

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I am a passionate chess coach available for instruction of all levels. I have been teaching for over 10 years in many schools and training private students. I have helped establish top chess teams recently including NEST+M, PS33, and Success Academy.

Several of my students achieved highest performance awards - top 100 in the country, two of which are now rated as high as 2300. I have taught an advanced class with chess world champion Magnus Carlsen. I make learning and playing chess enjoyable and fun. I have achieved a Candidate Master title with FIDE and USCF ratings of approximately 2100.

I have a business degree in finance from Bentley University and have worked several years on Wall Street. I enjoy all aspects of risk management and how it combines elements along with chess. I love working with children and have a strong track record of making many strong relationships. You will not find a more dedicated coach. My average student gains 200-800 points in strength quickly! ...

About Andrew

I am a cool, energetic, and savvy instructor with a lot of experience. I've taught thousands of students over the years in schools and individually with a strong track record for gaining positive results. I have even taught a class at a chess camp with World Champion Magnus Carlsen. I am extrem

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Debbie B.
Andrew is very smart and knowledgeable about this game of chess. He is a great teacher and I learned a lot with just one lesson. I highly recommend you hire Andrew to teach you how to play.
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David
Great chess coach. Patient, explains concepts clearly and never misses a chance to boost your confidence. I always look forward to my next lesson.
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Noah V.

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Starting at $15
  • Speaks English
  • Studio Art from Andrew College
  • Awarded Departmental Award for Outstanding Visual Artist from Andrew College
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Noah V.

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It's never too late to learn a timeless game. In beginner chess, we will go over the fundamentals of the game. starting with how the pieces move and building a skill set that will lead to developing strategies and understanding chess theory. This will be a playing-based course, so you will learn by playing the game.

About Noah

Howdy! My name is Noah. I am a studio art major at Andrew College, but more importantly, I am a working artist. I am a published author and artist. I’m from Kennesaw, GA. I chose to go to Andrew College because of its work in the public art field. I plan to paint murals for my career, and I alread

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AARUSH
Excellent Coach. My 6 year old kid understand chess clearly with the movements in his first class.
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Kyle B.

92 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2019
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Kyle B.

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I'm a passionate chess player with an extensive knowledge of chess theory who specializes in teaching beginner/intermediate (up to ~1600 USCF) players of all ages. Lessons will be personalized to focus on student's weaknesses and areas of needed improvement, as well as generalized chess instruction. Chess is a great platform to improve critical thinking skills and one's ability to focus, as well as a great way to have fun. My lessons will help you or your children gain an understanding of the art of chess and improve your confidence and ability to play the game.

About Kyle

I'm a class B (almost class A) player who has been playing chess competitively for the last few years, though I've been playing the game since I was a child. I regularly play in competitive over-the-board tournaments, as well as playing daily online. I am currently in the top 1% of players on Chess.

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Daniel L.

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  • Speaks English, French
  • Awarded Candidate Master from United States Chess Federation
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Daniel L.

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My students and I have at least one meeting per week with the goal of preparing them for rated competitions. During this meeting, I will go over tactical themes with the student, challenge him/her with puzzles, go over and discuss Grandmaster games and opening variations, or play training games.

I will also chat with the student and find out what she been doing, what she has been working on, and ask her what problems she has encountered during her training.

About Daniel

Hi, I'm a chess tutor and competitor! I teach students of all ages and skill levels and have volunteered for the non-profit organizations Chess Challenge in DC and Chess Girls DC. I focus on one-on-one lessons with instruction geared towards preparing my students for competitive play. My rate is $50

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Daniel
I'm an advanced player, and Daniel is patient and clear in helping me to improve - he's extremely knowledgeable and provides resources and homework so I can prepare for the next lesson
Susie
I am new to chess will likely be a happy newbie for ever. I appreciate Daniel’s patience and willingness to explain details, sometimes multiple times, and answer basic questions about terminology, how to navigate chess sites, etc.
He is flexible with his lesson plans and adjusts them to meet the needs of his student.
Maria
My 14 year old son had several lessons with Daniel and enjoyed them very much. Daniel is clearly passionate both about chess and teaching. His lessons are always planned in advance and you can request specific topic to be covered. He is very patient, and allows student time to think through moves and strategies. After the lesson, he gives you a 'homework' puzzle to solve, which was reviewed in the following lesson. Definitely recommend!
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Jovan M.

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Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Russian, Serbian
  • 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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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Walnut Hill, IL

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Walnut Hill 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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"My first chess lesson and Kyle was kind, patient, thorough and passionate about chess. I am excited for my next class."
Arnav
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"He gives puzzles but at the same time he teaches you chess history, best instructor ever!"
Poorva
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"I actually learned more in one hour more than I have from spending hours trying to teach myself!"
Andy
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"Great with kids. Patient and good teacher. Sends homework to ensure kids are learning. Highly recommend"
Evelyn
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"Eric is an excellent chess teacher. He is very patient and knowledgable. My son is always looking forward to meet him for class. I will highly recommend him to teach young kids."
Jing
Took Chess lessons from Eric S.
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"Joshua was a patient and informative chess teacher! He made it fun and interesting. As a beginner, I'd recommend him."
Lisa
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"My grandson is five and loves chess. Thomas is a fantastic teacher! I’m glad I sat in, as I learned a whole lot. Now I’ll be able to play with Nolan and reinforce the lessons taught us by Thomas. Thomas is absolutely perfect for us. I’m really happy I got the ten lesson package. No regrets."
Nolan
Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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"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 loves his
Lessons! Thank you."
Milos
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"My son is only 6 but loved his first session and is exited about continuing. I wasn't sure if he would appreciate the online platform but he enjoyed it. Thanks!"
Emeen
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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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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