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Thomas H.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Thomas H.

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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 H. 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, teac

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Had my 1st of three classes with Thomas. Really great at laying the foundations and left me with some skills to work on before the next class!
Nolan K.
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.
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Jerry S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jerry S.

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I am an experienced chess coach who works with all levels of scholastic and adult players. I hold a USCF CM title, as well as having 15+ years experience coaching absolute beginners up to A Class. I am an attacking player who has a aggressive tactical style where sacrifices and king assaults are my specialty. If you are looking to play quiet chess, then my lessons are not for you! I teach my students to seek and exploit the advantage from move 1. We will increase your knowledge of Strategy, Tactics, Positional Elements, Middlegame, Endgame, and Openings to name just a few. We will also train and hone the crucial skills necessary to improve your playing level such as Critical Thinking, Calculation, and Pattern Recognition. My goal for every student is for you to someday win a chess game against...ME! Looking forward to assisting your mastery of this awesome and amazing game!

About Jerry

I am a USCF CM level chess coach with 15 years assisting students of all playing levels achieve their chess goals. I coach students from absolute beginner to A Class. I have an aggressive attacking style and so I will teach you how to obtain and to exploit the advantage from move 1. Sacrifices and

Savetha C.

38 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Bachelor of Engineering from Anna University, Chennai
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Savetha C.

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Welcome to Riyaa School of Chess!

About your tutor:
My name is Savetha CH and I'm a professional chess player. Current USCF rating 2129 (USCF ID : 16699312). I've been playing chess since 1997 and I love what I do!

Notable achievements:
In US Women top 100 list. (46th as per Sep 2019)
Commonwealth Bronze medalist (Delhi)
World Youth Team Silver Medalist (Russia)
Best Women Award (Spain)
Best Female Player (Singapore)
Mississippi Open State 3rd
Mississippi Women Chess Champion

I focus on quality teaching on a 1 on 1 basis and making the learning experience the best to improve your chess skills.

About Savetha

Hi! My name is Savetha CH and I'm a professional chess player. Current USCF rating 2129 (USCF ID : 16699312). I've been playing chess since 1997 and I love what I do! Notable achievements: In US Women top 100 list. (46th as per Sep 2019) Commonwealth Bronze medalist (Delhi) World Youth Team S

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Rinah
Excellent teaching. Thank you.
Ranjita
Friendly, professional and highly knowledgeable. Looking forward to continue the classes.
Sara
She's amazinggggg!

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Joshua F.

50 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks Mandarin, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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 m

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Randy
Excellent introduction to harmonica. Taught notes and scales. Basics presented clearly.
Karthik V.
Very good instructor. Patient yet strict. My kids are making good progress.
Christa L.
Great teacher for my 6 yr. old son!
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Jasmine L.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish, Tagalog
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Jasmine L.

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We will go over rules and basic strategies, and of course, play!

About Jasmine

I love to teach and tutor kids and adults of all ages in many different subjects. I pride myself in customizing my lessons to suit each individual's learning style and goals. I try to keep my lessons fun and relaxed while ensuring that we still work hard and learn.

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Linda Z.
Jasmine is smart, quick and does excellent work!!! I will definitely use her again!!
Yung P.
isabella P.
She is very patience with my daughter! Great!

Richard B.

1 Review
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Starting at $17
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1975
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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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Dillan
Richard is great! Super clear and to the point. Efficiently helped me analyze my mistakes and positions.

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Minneapolis, MN

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Minneapolis is $87. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $32 and $240 per hour.
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$94 average
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$87 average

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"My son has loved his chess lessons with Atousa. He participates in his lessons with a friend which is a great competitive experience. When two teenage boys happily put down their gaming controls to learn chess with Atousa, it demonstrates the best evidence I can think of to the high quality of Atousa’s teaching."
Allie
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"He is very knowledgeable, communicative and patient. Training curriculum is very good. Definitely recommended!!"
Umesh Srirambhatla
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Coach Siddharth was my daughter’s chess coach this past spring. He coached the beginner students and was extremely patient and kind while the students got up to speed with the rest of the group. He is very knowledgeable and his passion for the game can be seen through demonstration of various strategies he teaches. This was my daughter’s first experience with chess club. She learned so much and had her first check mate!"
Mariam C.
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"She doesn’t say so, but I think she’s always trying to figure my strengths and improve weaknesses. Very patient I look forward to going to work on Saturday for our lesson and that’s a first!"
Jan
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"We are happy to see that Sam is also teaching privately now. He's been teaching chess at my son's school since we moved to Fl. And its been fantastic, with Sam's help our school won 3rd place at the Florida States Championships!!!
You rock SAM!!!"
Maria
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"I started taking lessons with Dipankar in November. At that point my rating was 1200-1300 on Chess.com. I have improved my rating to be around 1500.

Dipankar teaches in a way that makes you think about different positions and different strategies as if they were occurring in a game. He doesn't just give you the solution, he makes you talk him through your logic, and then points out any flaws / improvements that there may be. Ultimately, in a dynamic way, he has been able to improve my game.

I came to realize that the main reasons I was losing games was either an early tactical mistake, or a blunder mid game. Dipankar showed me how to think through each move, and some common problems to avoid.

I look forward to continuing lessons with Dipankar, and continuing to grow my game / rating."
Matt
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"My 7 year daughter likes taking chess lessons with Mr. Josh. He is kind and smart, a very good instructor for children."
Wendy
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"The teacher young , but my son likes him. More accessible. He feel he can understand better . When the first lesson finish. My son very exciting!
The teacher know how can let student love chess!"
Derrick
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Great instructor. Really knows his stuff and comes prepared to help you develop your skills in the most effective way possible. I had a great experience and learned a ton in just a one hour lesson."
Connor
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Mr.Siddarth is a wonderful chess coach. My son enjoys his class a lot."
Reddy
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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