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Bora Y.

1 Review
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $90
  • Speaks French, Turkish, Italian
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Bora Y.

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USCF expert & certified coach, enthusiastic about the game, and friendly teacher,

10+ years of experience working with Grandmasters,

15+ years tournament play and psychology experience,

Can help you improve on various aspects of the game -- over the board, as well as online lessons,

Specializing in players rated 800-1800 level.

About Bora

Know thyself is the saying, and it applies to chess as well. Everyone is different. Each has his/her different objectives. Everyone also his/her own strengths and weaknesses. I tailor the lessons taking these into the account, and focusing on improving on the weaknesses within the framework of th

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Thomas
I am taking weekly lessons with Bora in order to push my game to the next level. Bora is passionate about chess, and it really shows in his approach to teaching, which I find to be both entertaining and effective. Bora is also a nice person all around and I would not hesitate to recommend him to my friends and/or their kids.
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Joshua F.

32 Reviews
Fort Lee, NJ
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Mandarin, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2015
  • 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 m

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Sanju V.
We had issues connecting with Joshua. He had sent us a zoom link at the very last minute and even though we had an hour long class, the zoom link expired in 40 minutes. we are hoping for a better experience next week.

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Thalia
Amazing instructor! Very patient (even with adults), on time and super personable. Looking forward to the next session.

Cristopher R.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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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Thomas H.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
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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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.
Chuck R.
Very helpful. Exactly what I signed up for. Recommend Thomas highly. Good guy.
Chuck R.
Very helpful and informative.
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Jameson T.

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Starting at $34
  • Bachelors in Economics with Quantitative Emphasis from Boise State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2016
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Jameson T.

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I have experience teaching beginners and intermediate players for the last 5 years. Incredibly flexible with the schedule and the amount of time is up to you!

About Jameson

I am an active tournament player and director. At the moment, I am a Class A player actively improving. Currently I have experience teaching both beginners and intermediate players. My schedule for the lessons will work around you. The first lesson I will assess your game and see what can be improv

Sam C.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks Danish, Persian, Swedish, English
  • Psychology from University of Virginia
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Sam C.

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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!

About Sam

If you are looking for a top national chess teacher, with over a decade of professional full-time chess teaching experience and who’s graduated from one of the top university in the country-university of Virginia graduate-look no further! I HAVE RAISED STUDENTS RATINGS OVER 1000+ USCF (unite states

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Daniel S
Fantastic teacher, very professional and engaging. Cheers!
Rebecca
My 6 year old son loves chess and when I told him several weeks ago I would get him chess lessons for Christmas, he was extremely excited. He talked about it every day for weeks. I emailed Sam to confirm the lesson and ask him if we needed to prepare. Sam asked us to make sure we had zoom, which I replied that we did. I asked him what link to use to log on for the lesson and he never replied. The day of the lesson, my son was checking the time every hour, waiting for it to start. 40 minutes in advance, he set up his chess board at the dining room table and sat waiting. For over an hour I tried every way I could to figure out how to log on to the lesson. Called customer service twice and no answer. Called Sam multiple times, and his phone went straight to voicemail. Emailed; texted; everything to no avail. The lesson time came and went. My son is still in tears. I have paid for three lessons, and it appears this service is a scam or something. If this is in fact a serious business, I hope I can expect a refund.
Johan
...So had my 3rd zoom lesson online, was awesome!
Have a much better understanding of the game. Sam, is an excellent coach and knows his stuff-highly recommended.

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Oradell, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Oradell is $80. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $24 and $240 per hour.
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"Danial is the best! As a complete beginner, I felt nervous learning from such an experienced couch, but Danial was kind, encouraging, and really improved my chess game! Danial's instructions were clear, insightful, and extremely valuable. Overall, I would highly recommend taking lessons from Danial no matter your age or skill level."
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Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Matt is more than a teacher and mentor. He is like a brother to me. Over the course of the last two years, I've taken weekly lessons from Matt. I have not only developed a strong teacher-student relationship with Matt, but I have also developed my game through his guidance. Matt's approach to teaching is fun and engaging. I would recommend him to any aspiring chess players."
Jake
Took Chess lessons from Mathew M.
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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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"Great first couple of lessons, love it!"
Casey
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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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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"Zoran thoroughly enjoyed his first class and was very happy with Kyle's teaching style. He certainly like to take more classes with Kyle and I will pay and book for the same shortly. Thank you for all your dedication and willingness to coach Zoran. cheers"
Zoran
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"thanks for having me over"
Govardhana
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"The best teacher I have seen on this platform! My kid has had many different chess coaches, but right from the start I could tell Danial was different. He knew how to explain every concept in such an understandable manner and took the time to make sure she truly grasped every idea. In general he is a very kind teacher who cares deeply about his students. Highly Recommend! She improved 500 rating points!"
Hannah
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Sid is an excellent chess coach. My two daughters benefitted from his style and experience in chess. Verrrry gentle with kids and that helps create an environment where kids develop a love for the game. Sid is also easy to work with for parents."
Ketan Ganatra
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Dipankar is very professional and kids like attending his classes."
Smitha
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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