My students can expect a lesson that's full of fun, engaging and accompanied by a high level of passion and energy. I'm result oriented and very dedicated to my students and provide students with a lot of constructive feedback during the lessons. Lessons will mainly focus on students strength and weaknesses, through many different means. The lessons are supplemented by several materials: work book problems, live game play, analysis of student's own games, online resources, classic game review and much more. My custom lesson plans are based on the student's own background and experience. I am always committed to making each lesson fun and exciting!
If you are looking for a top national chess teacher, with over a decade of professional full-time teaching experience, result driven, proven record and highly educated, look no further. I HAVE RAISED STUDENTS RATINGS OVER 1000+ points in approximately 1year!! Please find another teacher online that can make that claim and also prove it! I have not found one yet. In this world you get what you pay for, so if you are looking for value, you have found the right chess teacher- welcome!
I'm a certified teacher and a national ranked chess player, with a 2100+ rating on ICC. During my 10 years + as a professional full-time chess teacher, I have taught OVER 1000 kids from grades K-8 and won many prestigious awards/trophies. Furthermore, I also have extensive experience teaching adults.
I graduated from the # 2 ranked university in the country
on a scholarship. I also served as the president of my university's successful chess club.
For many years now, I have been teaching chess full-time in south Florida to grades K-8. I really enjoy teaching and my school's team has won many prestigious national and local titles/trophies, under my leadership. Furthermore, in the past few years, my students have placed in the top ranks, at the "Florida States Chess Championship," in section K-8. Additionally, my students have also won several 1st place trophies in many local tournaments.
My passion for chess is really manifested though my teaching style and it's never a dull moment when I teach. As a professional teacher, I’m very patient and focus mainly of each of my students’ individual strengths and weaknesses. Moreover, I then customize a personalized curriculums for each of my students, once I have assessed them. Additionally, having a degree in psychology, from a #2 university allows me to implement many effective learning/teaching strategies for my students’ lessons.
I know how important it is to keep students engaged, therefore, I bring a high level of energy, dedication and fun to the lessons.
I have the credentials, experience and knowledge to maximize my student's potential.
Fantastic lessons! Will definitely be signing up for more:)
July 20, 2019
Wanted to share my experience. I'm in my late 30's and wanted to improve my chess skills, and i'm so happy I was able to find Sam. The lessons are challenging, but at the same time very fun! I have already improved my USCF rating by 372 points in 3 months!! After having tried 3-4 other chess teachers, Sam's been the absolute best and will stick with him!
Lean the best ways to start a game of chess, how to strategically setup your pieces, and close the game with a victory.
I am an internet marketer with 5 years of experience in highly competitive industries such as legal, insurance, real estate, and plumbing, to name a few. Come and learn WordPress and search engine optimization with me; I'll be your teacher that I wish I had when I was learning to develop websites and rank in searches.
I love playing Chess and can teach you how to play as well
I am multitalented. At a young age I mastered the Art of Photography that was taught to me by my grandpa and Chess. I was born in Belarus and I am a native Russian Speaker.
After substitute teaching then getting my first teacher job in NY I have started to work on my business and been very successful at it. I teach nearly 150,000 students and do free lance photography for pay part time.
Education B.A in History Major & Political Science Minor at Siena College Master Degree in Education from College of St Rose
Teaching Certification NYS certified Social Studies & Special Education Teacher.
Experience Special Ed Teacher, Tutoring and Substitute teacher
Entrepreneurship Photography self taught and experienced event photographer. Online tutorials business teacher that teachers others how to st
I was getting ready for a trip with my friends to tour all over in Russia this Summer and I found Sergey and he taught me a great deal of what I will need to communicate enough to get a round in Russia...
He is an excellent teacher Thank you Sergey for your great help in teaching me I know this will be a trip to remember thanks to you...
September 30, 2018
Terrible experience. Couldn't connect online, 20 minutes after start time called him and he tried to assist, but ended up doing a "phone lesson" which consisted of a question and answer time where I had to come up with my own questions. To conclude we were told to go out and take some pictures on our own and learn from experimenting on our own taking pictures of all kinds of things. We could then download them, send to him, and he could critique.
Not what I expected. Not necessarily his fault, but Going to ask for refund
May 25, 2018
when I made an appointment, I asked if Sergey was familiar with my camera and they said yes. It seemed new to him. But after talking about my fijifilm x100F, I am returning the camera. So overall I did like Sergey and look forward to my next Hour
I’m a FIDE CM and National chess champion of Puerto Rico 2018 and sub-champion 2019. I’m also 2019 blitz champion with a 2400 rating in chess.com My Fide rating right now is around 2200. I’ve been teaching for more than 15 years in different institutions on the island. Working with both groups and private lessons. All I can say is I really love doing it and I guarantee your rating will improve while having a lot of fun.
Hello there! My name is CM Jonathan FIDE ID 3100650. I am the current blitz and classic chess champion of Puerto Rico (2018-2019). I have been a chess instructor for more than 15 years with students of all levels and backgrounds. As a high level player I have represented Puerto Rico as part of the National Team in the Chess Olympiad twice (2016 and 2018), World Youth Championship (2004), World Open (2006, 2007 and 2016) , Sub-zonal Jamaica 2018 and many others. My current FIDE rating is 2180.
Most of my students are between the ages of 6 and 12 but I have experience with students of all ages. I am also fluent in both Spanish and English. Although my students and I have a lot of fun learning, for me quality is of paramount importance to the process. Teaching chess is truly my passion and i enjoy every second of it. All students can
expect to see a substantial improvement in their understanding of the game as well as their rating.
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.
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 constantly learning myself and I understand what it's like to be a student of the game. I can analyze student's games, identify weak areas of play, and develop a personalized routine to help you improve. Every day, I dedicate hours of studying to chess openings, tactics, chess history, endgames, and strategic concepts, and I am eager to teach this information to others.
Had a nice online 1-hour lesson with Kyle, who helped me with some of my questions I had in certain position. Helped me realize which parts of the game I had to work on more.
October 5, 2019
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.
August 15, 2019
Dude really knows his stuff and goes above and beyond to try to help you identify your weaknesses and then improve on them. I've already gone up a few dozen rating points and I've only just started with him.
Become a better chess player today! Whether your a beginner, or have some chess knowledge, but just want to improve your game, then I can help you. I have been playing chess for over 20 years. I love the game of chess for various reasons, but the main reason is because it helps exercise your brain and teaches you how to develop problem solving skills, creativity, self-confidence, and focus. Adding to this the fact that it is fun and it doesn’t have to be boring which I will make sure of that. It is perfect for children to help develop them in all of these areas and more. So let’s go ahead and learn and/or improve your chess today!
My name is Luis Urrego and I was born in Colombia South America. I came to the United States when I was 7 years old and was raised here for most of my life. I am bilingual with my first language being Spanish and my second language English.
I currently work as a Web Designer for the Hall County School District in Gainesville G.A. and have been with them for over 8 years. I have been doing Web Designing for over 20 years though.
I am also a church minister and missionary and have done quite a few and extensive trips to Spanish speaking countries where I have had to both preach, interpret, and translate between English and Spanish. I have also done interpreting work for hospitals and am certified as an health care interpreter for the state of South Carolina.
One of my past time recreations is playing the game of Chess. I love the game
itself for the fun factor, but mainly for the social and behavioral developmental aspects of it. I believe it is a very beneficial game not just for adults, but especially for children to help develop their brain at an early age.
My main goal is to serve others in the best way possible and to see that my students become stronger and are satisfied in the area that I'm teaching them in.
"I am an amateur chess player and wishing to improve. Eric was very friendly, patient and enthusiastic with me. He helped me work on what I need to get on
to the next level. I definitely recommend booking him!"
"Josh was on time.My child was very comfortable with him. Had some good learning today. Great teacher!!!"
"Had my first lesson, it was fantastic! Sam is very professional and an amazing teacher. I have already recommended him to my friends!"
"Jean has been teaching my 6 year old chess for a few weeks and I already see a great improvement in her skill! He is very patient and makes chess fun to l
earn. I recommend him!"
"What an easy going and patient young man. So far, so good!"
"Atousa is a great chess player and chess teacher. She is sharp and strategic in chess playing, very knowledgeable, and very patient in teaching my daughte
r. My daughter enjoys learning chess from her."
"Sam is a truly fantastic teacher. I am a clinical counselor and very picky with giving praise to anyone in the helping and teaching professions, but Sam,
who (among other qualifications), also has a psychology AND teaching background, has a gift of making children feel almost instantly accepted, cherished, and excited. He is patient, warm, strategic but flexible, always adjusting to my daughter's needs in an instant. Sam provides that perfect combination of inciting commitment and a disciplined approach to learning while allowing a child to grow in his or her own pace and have fun while doing it that most children need, and I can whole-heartedly recommend him to anyone."