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John S.

Somerville, MA
Starting at $84
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
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John S.

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I learned to play chess from my dad when I was seven. Ever since, I have been playing in national and international chess tournaments. I was a four-time state high school chess champion. I'm an experienced tournament chess player (14 Years) and chess teacher (10 years). I have a masters degree in education from Harvard University. In addition, I have trained as a long distance runner. I was on my high school and college track and cross country team. I continue to run today and train for half-marathons and marathons.

I have taught chess with the US Chess Center in Washington, DC. I have created several after school and in school chess programs in DC, Ohio and Boston. I was a program officer for a small nonprofit that taught chess in hospitals, libraries and schools throughout the Massachusetts area. I have taught chess to both children and adults with a wide range of abilities. I was the Vice President of the Massachusetts Chess Association for 5 years.

About John

I learned to play chess from my dad when I was seven. Ever since, I have been playing in national and international chess tournaments. I was a four-time state high school chess champion. I'm an experienced tournament chess player (14 Years) and chess teacher (10 years). I have a masters degree in e

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Kyle B.

39 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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 seriously for just over a year, 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 have an International Master as a coach, so I am con

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McKenna M.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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McKenna M.

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I was a chess tutor for Elementary and Middle School aged kids for 3 years. I helped them learn how to play, get better at playing, and also facilitated events for my students to compete in chess. I have played Chess since I was 4 and before I stopped competing, I had a ranking of around 1600. I was also the President of my school's 30 member Chess Club when I was in high school. I think Chess is incredibly fun and beneficial to a young mind. I hope I can teach you what I know!

About McKenna

I am a 20 year old business student and musician for life. My lessons are 100% about the love of music. I have played piano for 12 years and have been trained as a vocalist for 6 years. I have worked with kids since I was 11, starting as a babysitter then moving to being a Chess tutor and independ

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Stefan S.
McKenna was patient with my 6-year-old.
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I wanna say that you’re a very talented piano teacher and also your voice is out of this world. Thank you for all the lesson you’re amazing.

Meet Online Chess Teachers Serving Waltham, MA

Hagen Q.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 5 to 14
  • Teaches Intermediate
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Hagen Q.

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Instead of teaching common openings that everyone knows about, I can teach tricky openings that are filled with traps. I use many different openings on Chess.com and confuse opponents. I also teach tactics and am rated over 2300 on tactics.

About Hagen

Normally, chess teachers will teach you about classic openings such as the Ruy Lopez or the fried liver. However, I teach uncommon openings that are actually easily playable. If you are tricky in chess I strongly recommend you play my openings.

Richard B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1975
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Richard B.

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My approach to teaching is that the lessons have to be customized for each student. I start beginner lessons with exercises that help familiarize them with the movement of each piece. They will also develop a sense of the powers and unique abilities possessed by that piece.

My focus on intermediate and advanced students is to help them develop their tactical ability. Chess is primarily an exercise in pattern recognition. I helped them develop that pattern.

We will then customize the lessons based on the student's interests and the topics that I feel will improve their game. We will play over the games of the great grandmasters and develop endgame technique. We will utilize openings that promote tactical situations.

Finally, we will have a lesson on chess etiquette.

About Richard

Chess is an exciting game that provides mental stimulation. It is a good way to increase math and reading ability. It is also a good way to avoid Alzheimer's. I try to make chess instruction as interesting as possible. I will show the student how to build on their knowledge.

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Mathew M.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish
  • High School Diploma from Norristown Area High School
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mathew M.

26 Reviews
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I have been coaching chess for many years. What makes chess lessons unique with me is that I make the chess lessons exciting, fun to learn, I point out mistakes/weaknesses in a very kind way, I give good examples of moves/positions relate to real life, I teach people the psychology of playing chess, and I improve people's game through love and repetition. I teach several opening variations as well as middle-game and end-game tactics. But I focus on what people's weaknesses are and I make those weaknesses their greatest strength.

About Mathew

I have been coaching chess for years. I have been passionately studying the game of chess for 13 years. I am currently a 1987 USCF player (Class A player). My highest rating was 2121 for chess.com blitz rating. But I am committed to go to 2200+ USCF player (National Master player). I have won sever

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John G
I was stuck in a rut and unsure about how to improve my chess game. After a few lesson with Matt I feel a lot better about where I am at, and have been steadily improving over the last few weeks. Matt was able to figuring out why I was stuck, and what I needed to work on to get my chess abilities to the next level. Would highly recommend him for anyone who is looking to improve their game!
Emmit
Matt is a good teacher and a personable guy. Lessons are explained very well. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to advance their game !!!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Leo
Mathew is an excellent teacher. He's patient, understanding, and knowledgable.

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Waltham, MA

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Waltham is $95. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $240 per hour.
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"I have had the pleasure of being one of John's chess students for almost a year and half now, and I can confidently say I have improved leaps and bounds from where I started. While John always has an interactive and challenging lesson planned, I appreciate that the lesson is fluid and adaptable to my particular needs/interests that week, whether it be because I have questions about a specific tactical exercise or master game we are reviewing, or because I have experienced a particularly memorable success or failure in my chess-play that I would like to review. The lessons logically and effectively build upon themselves so that your basic skills are solidified and bolster you as you move on to more complex theories and exercises. As an adult, with a hectic job, I am immensely appreciative of John's flexibility when it comes to arranging lessons and his ability keep me challenged and developing into a more formidable chess player."
Jessica
Took Chess lessons from John H.
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"Fantastic lessons! Will definitely be signing up for more:)"
Isabella
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Mathew has been teaching my family and I chess for the past few weeks. My daughter has recently joined the chess club due to Mathew's teaching. She started off as a beginner and continues to flourish. Mathew has helped my husband and I improve our technique and game."
Katherine C.
Took Chess lessons from Mathew M.
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"Mr. Siddharth is an excellent chess teacher with great patience and experience! My son has been enjoying the chess classes he teaches online."
Kevin
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Matt is a good teacher and a personable guy. Lessons are explained very well. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to advance their game !!!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻"
Emmit
Took Chess lessons from Mathew M.
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"John was great! My 10 year old son learned a lot and really enjoyed it."
Felix
Took Chess lessons from John H.
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"Dipankar has been an absolute wonder for my chess improvement; after only one lesson! He has a real talent for finding one's weaknesses in their play simply by quickly analyzing their games which is a huge asset. Secondly, he also takes time to not only give you areas to work on, but also the means and resources to do so. Dipankar was constantly giving me advice as weeks went by and has been coaching me regardless of wether or not I am in a lesson! He is a natural teacher and a stellar guy. I recommend him for anyone looking to improve their chess."
Brett
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Mathew has trained me to think from both sides of the chess board and strategize ."
Dennis
Took Chess lessons from Mathew M.
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"Very friendly and patient Tutor. My daughter was introduced to the game for the first time and she has learned a lot in the last 3 sessions. Curriculum used is very good. Introduces a new idea everyday and winds up the session with practicing what was taught earlier that session."
Aneekah
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Our chess lessons have been very productive and Sam’s method of teaching is fun. 5/5 stars!"
Bob Rigs
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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