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Joshua F.

50 Reviews
Fort Lee, NJ
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Mandarin, Spanish
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Joshua F.

50 Reviews
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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!

Cristopher R.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Humanities: Creative Writing from New York University
  • Teaching since 1994
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Cristopher R.

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Learn the opening, mid-game strategy, and end game fundamentals!

About Cristopher

My educational teaching experience began at the age of 13 when I was a black belt helping other children learn martial arts; I shortly began teaching children's classes all by myself. In High School I taught chess as a member of the chess club where I was an undefeated player during my high school

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Dennis U.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks some japanese
  • Teaching since 2003
  • psychology / bio sciences from ucla
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Dennis U.

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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

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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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Douglas T.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner
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Douglas T.

6 Reviews
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Students will learn the fundamentals of this awesome game.
Learn Opening theory
Tactics, Strategy, Basic Endgames
Learn by analyzing grandmaster games

Advance from beginner to club level player by learning the basic fundamental of chess

About Douglas

Hi, my name is Douglas and I've been teaching music for nearly 15 years. I play piano, guitar and drums and love classical music as well as rock, blues, jazz, some country music and some pop music. My passion is to teach and to share my love of music to everyone. I look forward to learning your

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Shea A.
Douglas does a great job. Total relates to the kids on their level and makes learning fun.
Cami A.
Douglas does a great job. Total relates to the kids on their level and makes learning fun.
Kenny
Douglas is on time, has a easy personality and is willing to help us at our own speed. His willingness to come to our home is incredibly helpful
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Kyle B.

88 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Kyle B.

88 Reviews
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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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Doug Johnson
Kyle is an excellent instructor. I'm a beginner and have learned so much. My puzzle rating has gone from 500 to over 1000. I'm looking forward to playing some games and feel confident my game will change dramatically too.
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Dennis U.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks some japanese
  • psychology / bio sciences from ucla
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Dennis U.

2 Reviews
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Online Chess Teacher

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

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

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Mahwah, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Mahwah is $75. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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Tracy
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Fantastic coach and teacher. Clear, concise, with an extremely high level of expertise. The best I have ever worked with. Quickly improve your game and strategy. Great personality and enthusiasm!"
Michael
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Great 3rd lesson. Extremely pleased with the lessons, super fun!"
Emanuel
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Very patient and detailed!"
Umesh Srirambhatla
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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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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"My son is 8 years old and has been taking classes from Daniel for almost a year. Danial is very professional, and patient. Danial is very good at guiding the student through the thinking/analyzing process step by step by asking questions instead of just telling the student what to do. My son has learnt a lot from him, and always look forward to his next session."
Khatidja
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"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!"
Jared
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"My son USCF rating 1400+ took a trial lesson with Danial. Danial is methodical and systematic in his coaching. He was quick to identify what my son needs to improve in order to get to the next level. The most important thing is that my son enjoyed his one-hour lesson and literally felt that the lesson time flew by as it felt like only 2 minutes long to him. My son gives Danial thumbs up and 5 stars."
Aidan
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Have really enjoyed the first few lessons with Sam, he’s energetic and relatable, makes it a fun process-cheers!"
Pamela
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Great teacher and my daughter really loves her class. He is very patient with kids."
Dipti
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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