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These Chess teachers are highly rated by students in the Ridgewood area, including Monmouth Junction, Somerset, Great Neck, Rego Park and Howard Beach.

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I teach beginners, intermediate, and advanced players.

Advance players are those who play in tournaments and have a USCF (United States Chess Federation) rating between 1000-1799.

For advance players I offer a special package which includes a longer session, PGN (Portable Games Notation) of master level games and access to a chess Share drive.

About Lawrence

I have worked independently as a chess teacher for over 14 years. I play in National tournaments and I have an online chess profile.

I have worked with two of the largest chess instruction companies in the U.S., Silver Knights and Chess Wizards.

My primary focus is with students who play in tournaments but I also work well with people who just want to learn the game.

As a self taught player I understand and emphasize with adult players who have time constraints.

A recent student of mine placed in the 2015 PA state championship for his age group.

I have a BS degree in Marketing from Georgetown University
I have a MS degree in Information Technology from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

When I am not teaching chess I work as a HR Consultant.

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June 13, 2018
Matthew
Very good instructor, I have had two lessons so far with Lawrence. The first lesson he introduced me to the type of software he uses, he referred me to certain websites I should check out, like chessgames.com where we analyzed some master games in the opening that I play and an overview of what we would cover in lessons. My second lessons we worked on some tactics and some positions because I wanted to focus on more of my middle game. And he also helped prepare me for an upcoming tournament I am playing in by going over my openings. His explanations are clear, and he provides many additional resources to explore and study.
May 3, 2018
Kathy
Lawrence is just awesome .. I am doing so much better than I ever dreamt I could. I a so happy to have found him! Thank you Lawrence
March 14, 2018
Marsha
Great teacher!

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Lawrence B.

Online

(21)
Private Chess Teacher

Teaching since 2010
Trained uscf candidate Master and top u8 player in the world

About Harish

Harish Kumar International Chess Coach.

He won Regional Chess Championship for 6th time and Achieved 2004 Rating at Chess.com and Internet Chess Club.

Got Arena Grandmaster title from FIDE

Classes will be conducted through Skype, Internet Chess club

Already Trained 150+ USCF and Fide rated players. Trained around 200 Chess Players till Now.

His students are State /national Bronze medalist and University Players.

Worked as a Chess Coach for Manipal University Team .

100% results oriented Training will be provided. 24x7 chat support on Skype available to monitor Students Improvement.

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October 14, 2019
Dhruv
Harish is patient with my 8 year old son. Giving enough time and explanation. I will recommend him
June 6, 2019
Aaracv K.
He is flexible and detail oriented

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Harish K.

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Saran E.

New York, NY 10003

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Private Chess Teacher

• 10+ years of teaching, training, & tutoring experience.
• Tutoring for many undergraduate courses in math/statistics & economics/econometrics, as well as select courses in biology, physics, social sciences, computer science, systems engineering, and other subjects / areas. Select graduate course assistance offered as well.
• Tutoring for GRE/GMAT and SAT/ACT offered with individualized gameplan/schedule.
• Help with high school and middle school curriculum in math, quantitative sciences, social sciences, writing. Help with IB & AP classes and corresponding exams.
• National Merit Scholar & several (10+) AP Tests in High School.
• Will give personal scores upon request.

About Saran

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• 10+ years of teaching, training, & tutoring experience.
• Tutoring for many undergraduate courses in math/statistics & economics/econometrics, as well as select courses in biology, physics, social sciences, computer science, systems engineering, and other subjects / areas. Select graduate course assistance offered as well.
• Tutoring for GRE/GMAT and SAT/ACT tests offered with individualized gameplan/schedule. Tutoring for SAT II, GRE II, MCAT / DAT / OAT / PCAT / NCLEX tests also offered.
• Help with high school and middle school curriculum in math, quantitative sciences, social sciences, writing. Help with IB & AP classes and corresponding exams.
• National Merit Scholar & several (10+) AP Tests in High School.
• Will give personal scores upon request.

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November 12, 2018
Alexis
Great tutor. Helped me with GRE preparation, science courses, and admissions process.
October 8, 2018
Simon
Great tutor and very knowledgeable - helped me with economics and statistics classes and projects.
January 11, 2016
Viollette
Very knowledgable and professional. Saran is obviously intelligent and makes for a great instructor.

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Saran E.

New York, NY

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Joshua S.

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Private Chess Teacher

I have been playing chess for 35 years. I play generally three times a week and win regularly. I have taught the game to over 100 people in my life. I mentor a number of young people who strongly believe that my chess instruction and the applicable thought logic lessons I inculcate have escalated their job options. I prefer students at the introductory levels to eliminate bad habits.

About Joshua

Mr. S is an accomplished public speaker (Third place in the Regionals for the 2006 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking and over 40 wins in various speech contests). He is also an avid, and successful poker player.

By profession, Mr. S is a distinguished corporate, communication and sales trainer (numerous companies) and has been coaching since 1999. He is now available for online coaching sessions for a number of varied and essential subjects.

Some of Mr. S's most requested business skills to learn? Sales and Public Speaking, and even Poker! How to command the poker table and the boardroom to increase your hourly rate, by effective communication and reading people well. He integrates Public Speaking Skills or "Speaking in Public Skills" as he likes to say, to illustrate how that essential ability changes everything i

n your game, your book of business, and your personal life.

He has helped students of ALL ages and backgrounds, including people with English as a Second Language, develop their communication skills. This is essential to prepare them for important school and job interviews and for promotions and opportunities in life.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, where he received a BFA degree in Theatre, and also the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Mr. S is an expert in the art of the spoken, presentation and performance word.

He looks forward to helping new students achieve their communication and business goals. His teaching style is focused, practical and useful, and incredibly entertaining and educational!

His classes are truly edu-train-ing!
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September 15, 2019
YUKI ITO
Joshua is the most amazing teacher that we have ever met. His teaching style opened my daughter's eyes wide to figure out what the real public speaking stands for.
September 11, 2019
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August 30, 2019
Sofia
Joshua is engaging, smart and a great teacher. It was my daughter's first poker lesson and she was so engaged. Highly recommended!

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Joshua S.

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(36)
Private Chess Teacher

I teach chess in school settings and private lessons. The skill of students ranges from beginner to intermediate. Some of my students have ratings up to 1200. I can teach you at your home, at my home, or a public place like a library or coffee shop. A typical lesson will be an hour and include a quick chess puzzle, a substantive and level-appropriate lesson, and a challenge game with analysis. All lessons are very dependent on student level, and may include only some of those components.

About Josh

Hi!

I have been working with students for several years in formal and informal settings. I have a degree in psychology, with a minor in statistics. A couple years ago I began coaching chess at several local DC area schools, and tutoring private students. I love to help people learn a new subject, and I am especially passionate about engendering the joy of learning in young people. I've recently moved to the Harrisbug, PA area, and am now teaching lessons here!

Thanks!
Josh

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January 5, 2019
Olivia
Josh is easygoing. He clicked with my child from the first lesson on. We cannot wait for the next lesson to start. After Josh, My child is spending good amount of time on the computer playing chess.
December 31, 2018
Alper
July 23, 2018
Alex
Josh is patient, thoughtful , soft spoken and knowledgeable,
He holds my 9 year old son glued to lesson without any interruption
Thank you

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Josh M.

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Howard B.

Howard Beach, NY 11414


Private Chess Teacher

Have been active in chess for over 50 years and have taught senior citizens, young children. Study and play daily and coordinate my lessons with with interactive media, testing and deep dive in the basics. Rated at or around 1750-1800 and enjoy 3-5 minute blitz games.

About Howard

Have 40 years of chess playing with tournament and blitz activity. Average rating 1700--1800 and able to provide fundamental theory and tactics for beginners and intermediate players. Great fun and work with video, print and graphics to assist in teaching.

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Howard B.

Howard Beach, NY

Bora Y.

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Private Chess Teacher

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 the student's goals.

I try to put the emphasis on calculation, middle-game positions, and endgames, however.

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May 22, 2018
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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Bora Y.

Brooklyn, NY

(1)
Private Chess Teacher

Combination of approaches of US CHESS SCHOOL AND SCHOLASTIC CENTERS and FORMER SOVIET SCHOOL AND STANDARDS will help you to get broader chess basis understanding and gain advantage over the opponents.

About Artem

I have a great opportunity for sharing my knowledge gained at Soviet chess club along with US Chess and Scholastic Center education boosting myself and my students from the very beginner to advanced players.

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Artem L.

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Rodrigo Z.
"Great instructor! Sam's a fantastic and fun teacher and our kids love working with him. He's really good at what he does and he's a master player as well!
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Myat
"I just want to say, "I am very pleased working with Thomas." I never thought that I could master the game of chess especially by being impatient and a sl
ower learner. This is my fourth lesson and I have already played a game of chess. Thank You So Much, Thomas. I can't wait until my next lessons."
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Ishika
"Josh was on time.My child was very comfortable with him. Had some good learning today. Great teacher!!!"
Patrick
"I'm writing this on behalf of my 9 year old son. His first chess lesson was AMAZING. Best Instructor he ever had. Sam made my sons lesson FUN as well a
s educational. He is looking forward to the next lesson. THANKS SAM!!!"
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Dean
"As a high rated 1500+ player, Danial was able to teach many new things about my openings and how I ca imrpove. Great coach!"
Susanne
"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!"
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Lily
"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."
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Maria
"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, wit
h Sam's help our school won 3rd place at the Florida States Championships!!!
You rock SAM!!!"
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Jason
"Atousa is EXCELLENT! She is incredibly kind, patient, encouraging, and really knows her stuff! I've had one lesson with her and seriously look forward t
o my others with her in a big way. If one wants to learn chess - I'd highly recommend Atousa. She's really good!!"
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