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Saran E.

4 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Tamil, Spanish, French, IPA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BS Economics from Texas A&M
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Saran E.

4 Reviews
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About Saran

EXPERIENCE [Specifics] • 14+ years of experience with teaching, tutoring, training, education settings, instructional design, and L&D (learning and development) across multiple disciplines. • Consulting for L&D (HR) programs and elearning contexts (including multimedia content) for cross

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

Cristopher R.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Grade 3 3rd Place Overall Points Earned in 2019-20 from EUSPBA
  • 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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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!

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Chris C.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • History from Princeton University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Chris C.

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My teaching style is progressive and tailored to the individual student. Each lesson builds on what was learned before. We go over games that the student has played, especially losses to higher rated players. For beginning players and juniors I teach the fundamentals and build from there. Suggested books are Comprehensive Chess Course, for beginners, and Chess The Easy Way by Reuben Fine, for more advanced players.

About Chris

I'm a patient and experienced chess teacher with 8 years of experience teaching children and adults. My teaching approach is practical and fun. We look at the chess games that you've played, and I teach the fundamentals of chess strategy and tactics based on these games. I have more than twenty

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Scott
Chris is an excellent teacher and he's really helped me improve my game. In one lesson he showed me an opening that I used to win against a strong player. We go over games that I've played and he always has helpful suggestions. I highly recommend Chris as a chess teacher.

Artem L.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Ukrainian, Russian, English
  • Bachelor degree in Environmental Protection from NAU
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Artem L.

2 Reviews
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I'm excited o share my knowledge based on a combination of approaches of US CHESS SCHOOL AND SCHOLASTIC CENTERS and SOVIET SCHOOL AND STANDARDS incorporated with Eastern philosophy principles and original ideas that will help you to get a broader chess basis understanding and not only gain an advantage over the opponents but to get better control and understanding of decision-making processes and life flow principles.

About Artem

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

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Jesse S.
Artem- was very patient, kind, and knowledgeable. My kid loved it. Thank you!
Alona
I enjoy working with Artem as he personalized a learning program to my own pace and the best ability to improve my chess knowledge. Very patient and professional, has a great approach to studying. Each lesson is a great experience! Thank you 🙏
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Jasmine L.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish, Tagalog
  • Awarded Highest Honors for Master's Capstone Project from UCLA School of Public Affairs
  • Teaches Beginner
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Jasmine L.

15 Reviews
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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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Chia hsin wu
excellent teacher
Peter R.
She was very easy to work with, to learn from and understand.She helped me alot. I will be using her going forward.
Linda Z.
Jasmine is smart, quick and does excellent work!!! I will definitely use her again!!

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Short Hills, NJ

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Short Hills 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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"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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"Sam is very engaging and lively. My son is naturally quiet but Sam asked questions to draw him out. We're looking forward to more lessons."
Jäger
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"If you're a self-taught chess player that's hit a plateau, and are looking for a coach that's knowledgeable, a good listener, and knows how to help you grow from where you currently are - I'd highly recommend Jameson.

He doesn't spoonfeed you concepts, but instead shows just enough and allows you to work them out yourself, which is how I prefer to learn anyway. Also, he carefully looks over your games to find patterns, areas of improvement, and the habits that are leading to your victories or defeats.

He's not just a knowledgeable chess player, it's clear that he's an experienced chess coach."
Daniel
Took Chess lessons from Jameson T.
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"Cindle is a great teacher and is patient and encouraging! My first lesson focused on assessing my ability and she gave me some tips to begin improving. I look forward to getting better!"
Ben
Took Chess lessons from Cindle V.
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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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"Excellent teacher, my daughter enjoys every class and like the home works. Learnt a lot in just few classes.."
Purushotama Cherukur
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Very knowledgable and easy to talk with. Highly recommended."
viktor
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"Fantastic lesson today! Super nice guy."
Gomez
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"My son has improved a lot after he started taking chess lessons from Mr. Siddharth. He has learnt a lot of new techniques and is excited to use them in games."
Antony
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Richard is great! Super clear and to the point. Efficiently helped me analyze my mistakes and positions."
Dillan
Took Chess lessons from Richard B.
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