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About Melissa M.

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I have experience teaching young students, including children and can create fun and inventive ways of teach beginners the basics of chess.

I've been playing chess since I was about 10 years old and I've taught several other people the basics of playing chess, including small children.

About Melissa
I have been teaching since 2006 on a variety of topics. I graduated with an BA from the University of Wisconsin. My degree is in History with and emphasis on East Asian history.

I've taught all age groups from age 2 up to retirees. My teaching experience includes one-on-one and group classes in a variety of settings. I've taught corporate classes, private lessons, small groups, and traditional classroom lessons.

We have a student-centric philosophy of learning. Lessons are generally relaxed and designed to work towards accomplishing student determined goals. While all students will study similar fundamentals regarding technique, theory, and performance, every lesson is as different as every person. Special focus on topics like music theory, self-accompaniment, composition, song writing, and home recording are available as well.


What are your personal goals? We'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations.

Lessons with small children are more focused on just having fun while developing a good musical foundation, but we prefer for them to have as much personal ownership of their lesson as possible.
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Youjia S. November 9, 2018
· Chess · Online
My daughter struggled to stay focused for the whole one hour. It would be better to have video conference option so she can see the teacher.
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Priyanka S. August 27, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Melissa was the perfect teacher for my child. She's warm, engaged, patient -- and very skilled. I think my daughter continued with her piano instruction only because she enjoyed her classes so much! If we hadn't moved an hour away, we would still be going to Melissa. She's awesome! I highly recommend her.
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James August 25, 2018
· Drum · In studio
Great teacher. I learned a lot.
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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, student's game analysis, online resources, classic game review and much more. My custom lesson plans are based on the student's background and experience. But I always try to make it fun!

About Sam
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.

Please inquire today.
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Alejandro October 18, 2018
· Chess · Online
Steller chess teacher!
Sam, is just such a great instructor. He's highly educated and professional and brings a wealth of knowledge to each chess lessons. He really went out of his way to connect with my 10 year old son-He's fantastic with children. Sam, convinced my son to play in tournaments and in the past 6 months, his rating has gone up by 700 USCF points! I could not be happier- Thank you Sam!
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Dr. Cedeno September 7, 2018
· Chess · In home
I normally don’t leave reviews, but after gone trough a few mediocre chess teachers, we are so happy we found Sam and I wanted to take a minute to say that Sam is an phenomenal chess teacher, our children( girl and boy, 6 & 9 ) Love his lessons and have grown so much in terms of chess skill level. Sam is very professional, super patient and uses exceptional effective teaching methods. He’s the best chess teacher we have found in south Florida, after years of changing teachers! Thank you Sam!
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Patrick February 15, 2017
· Chess · Online
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 as educational. He is looking forward to the next lesson. THANKS SAM!!!
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About Josh M.

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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!
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Olivia January 5, 2019
· Chess · Online
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.
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Alper December 31, 2018
· Chess · Online
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Alex July 23, 2018
· Chess · Online
Josh is patient, thoughtful , soft spoken and knowledgeable,
He holds my 9 year old son glued to lesson without any interruption
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Columbus, OH

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Learn the basics of chess or how to improve your game if you already know how to play.

About Jean-Marc
******Update:
I am now offering group lessons for an extremely low price compared to the private lessons cost.

The price is $20 per 1 hour of group lessons
(private lessons are $60 per 1 hour).
So that's $20 vs. $60 (66% discount)

Please use the "Ask Jean-Marc a Question" button to message me and get the details or let me know that you are interested.
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Hi, there! My name is Jean-Marc and I can't wait to meet you! I'm a software engineer. I have been teaching computer technology lessons since 2007 and have loved helping my students excel in programming, web development, and productivity programs. I went to The University of Wisconsin and earned a degree in Computer Science in 2017. My teaching style is patient, thorough and detail oriented. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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Gary Soward January 18, 2019
· Chess · Online
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Kazumi January 3, 2019
· Java · Online
First programming lesson in a long time, but I learned so much! Thank you!
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Joy K. January 1, 2019
· Microsoft Excel · Online
I learned exactly what I needed to know within our planned lesson time; Jean Marc made this possible by planning with me in advance specific learning objectives. And he was available when I needed him (a big plus). I will definitely book another lesson, and highly recommend him!
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About John H.

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Discover and enjoy a 1,400 year old classic! Whether you're still trying to figure out "how the horsey moves" or wading into tournaments on the regular, I can help you key in on your mistakes, develop a practice regimen, and improve your results at the board.

As a 2000-rated Expert Chess Player and a Chess Teacher for NYC Public Schools, I have the ability to teach to any age level. We'll discuss the great men and women of chess history, tactics, tournament preparation, openings, middlegame plans, and endgames that will help ensure your victory. Come check me out!

About John
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I am a chess teacher, tutor, singer, and Shakespearean actor in NYC! I guess you could say I wear a lot of hats.

I graduated with honors in 2009 from New York University with a BFA in Drama. I've been professionally teaching since 2012, but I have always loved sharing the game of chess with anyone who wants to learn (just ask my friends).

Students can expect to face new challenges and to improve each and every week. I am happy to work with students of all different ages and experience levels. As a teacher in the New York Public School system, I know how to make chess simple and friendly enough for Kindergartners, Senior Citizens, and everyone in between! And as an active tournament player (current rating 2000), I can offer great insight into the needs of any skill level. I am thrilled to work with ambitious tournament playe
rs and those who just want to learn how to beat their friends :).

Chess is a wonderful, challenging game, but I truly believe that anyone can learn to play if they are motivated. Come work with me and discover your new obsession!
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Emanuel January 17, 2019
· Chess · In studio
John is an excellent instructor. A complete beginner, after working with him I’ve turned a casual curiosity into a real hobby. I leave each session excited having learned something valuable and difficult to obtain otherwise (from books or online videos.) I highly recommend John.
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Jon December 13, 2018
· Chess · In home
John is energetic and knowledgeable!
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Mac November 6, 2018
· Chess · Online
Really enjoyed my first lesson, it was fun and learned some good things. Excited for the next lesson!
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* This profile has a gold status and is rated as favorite in multiple categories.

** The hourly rate listed for this profile is a fraction of the regular rate. As this is a part of IT project during which the rates are to be accessible for those who would be otherwise left out.

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In a digital age, learning software, software programming, and mathematics have become as vital as learning reading, writing, and arithmetic. Learning IT is essential in pre-college education, college education, workplace, acquiring advancements in current job; searching for a better job; managing businesses; and managing one’s personal life. Thinking computationally is something that every well-educated person needs to know and should know. There is a great digital divider between the Knows and Know Nots. Crossing this digital divider
requires solid understanding of digital concepts. One should not only live with these concepts, but could hardly live without. Many find a lot of IT potential opportunities but not enough knowledge to benefit from these opportunities.

I have helped people of all walks of life how to cross this digital divider. This includes professionals, business owners, college graduate students, college undergraduate students, high school students, and job applicants.

I am exceedingly-educated and I manage to close the digital gab by simplifying mathematical and computer science concepts. I do not simply repeat what has been already detailed in trillions of pages of books and lectures. Everyone’s mind is different and thus everyone has a unique perception to understanding one issue or another.

I have taught programming algorithms, pseudo programming codes, programming codes in Python and other computer languages, Databases, Microsoft Office Applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Publisher, MS Access, MS Outlook), and other IT areas for different levels: beginning, intermediate, and advanced.

I am a programmer analyst. I have an IT sole proprietary business that deals with the design of computer software including programming analysis, databases, and data analysis. My sole proprietary business applies mathematical modeling that relates to computer software. This includes One-Dimensional Databases; Multi-Dimensional Databases; Data Science; Data Structuring; Data Management; Data Compression; Data Arranging; Data Search; Extracting Data; Big Data; Spatial Data, Data Integrity; Data Anomaly; Utilizing SQL in Data Science; Data Correction; Applications of the Theory of Probability to Data; Application of Monty Hall Paradox to Raw Data; Data Storage; Data Control; Blocking Bad Data; Importing & Exporting Data; Creating Live Data; Complex Data Problems; Mutually Inclusive & Mutually Exclusive Data; Data Wrangling; Data Pattern Identification; Descriptive & Predictive Data; Data Security; Data Visualization; Structured & Unstructured & Semi-Structured Data; Data-Driven Products & Services; Data Theory & Application; Machine Learning in Data.

My sole proprietary business also covers software programming in computer languages that span from earlier languages such as BASIC, FORTRAN PASCAL, DBASE, COBOL to languages that continued and expanded such as C. And newer languages such as PYTHON with its extended libraries that managed to combine other tools and programming languages and became in its 3.x version an object-oriented language that runs linearly. Computer languages that include Weakly-Typed language, Strongly-Typed Language, High-Level Language, Low-Level Language, Interpreted Language, Compiled Language, General-Use Language, and Target-Use Language. My sole proprietary covers software design that combine code quality with efficient use of mathematics, logic, syntax, time, memory, and processing power. I have designed algorithms in various fields including Business; E-Commerce; Office Management; Real Estate; Legal; Demography; Technology; Architecture; Structural Engineering; Solid Mechanics; Analysis of Internal Forces (Normal; Shear; Bending Moment); Beams (Simple; Extended; Cantilevered); Frames; Trusses; Statically-Determinate & Statically- Indeterminate Structures; Virtual work; Deflection; Properties of Materials; Reinforced Concrete; Traffic & Transportation Engineering; Fluid Mechanics; Irrigation Engineering; Geotechnical Engineering; Computer-Aided Design & Manufacturing; Matrices & Determinants; Thermodynamics.

My computer skills include the following:

Operating Systems & Microsoft Applications & Corel Applications including: Android; Linux; Microsoft Disk Operating System; Microsoft Windows (MS Windows 10, MS Windows 8.1, MS Windows 8, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP, MS Windows Mobile); Bash Shell Command-Line Tools; DDL; CPU Testing; Maximizing CPU Performance; Files Integrity; Stochastic Optimization; Microsoft Office; Microsoft Utilities; Excel; Access; Word; Publisher; Powerpoint; OneNote; Outlook; Dashboards; Microsoft Works; Works Spreadsheets; Works Database; Works Word; Corel Office; Word Perfect; Corel Spreadsheets; Corel Presentation; Windows File Explorer; Disk Partition; Disk Formatting (NTFS, exFAT, FAT32); Disk Defragmenting; Digital Cleanup; System Restore; System Information; Registry; Macros; Merging Documents; Master Documents; Templates; VBA Programming; Pivot Tables; Error Trapping; Logical Functions; Financial Formulas; Mathematical Functions; Statistical Functions; Navigation Systems; Crosstab Queries; Advanced Reports; Smart Tables; Record Sheets; Web-Based Presentations; Web-Based Applications; Interactions Between Different Applications; Smart Art Diagrams; Virtual Memory; Data Macros in Web Applications; Python Tools For Visual Studio; Multi-Booting; Virtualization Software; Utilizing Python in MS Window Automation; Utilizing Python in Power Point Data Visualization; Python Scripting in Excel.

Graphic Design & Multimedia including: Layering; Projection (Isometric, Oblique, Prospective); In-Depth Framings; Analytical Databases that query some 16,777,216 colors that are defined by Hex Triplet, RGB, Hue, Saturation, Tint, Shade, Depth; Color Calibration; Patterns; Sizing; Cropping; Utilizing Permutations & Combinations in Colors Integrations; Typography Effects (Shadow, Reflection, Glow, Bevel, 3-D Rotation); Design & Layout; Print and Digital Publishing; Illustration; Digital Processing & Editing; BMP; BNG; FPX; GIF; JPEG; PCX; RGB; TIFF; Compressed TIFF; File TIFF; EPS; Pixel-Based Imaging; Vector-Based Imaging; Integrating Graphics with Trigonometry and Geometry (Plane, Solid, Analytical, Descriptive, Fractal, Differential); Applications of Chaos Theory to Graphics; Incorporating Graphics with Computer-Aided Design (AutoCad, ViaCad, Turbo Cad); Graphic Calibration; Soft Proofing; Enhancing Pixel Quality; Motion Graphics & Animations; Virtual Reality; Augmented Reality; Polygon Graphics (Simple, Complex, Concave, Convex, Regular, Irregular, N-Gon); Polyhedra & Non-Polyhedra Graphics; Applications of the Theory of Numbers to Graphic Design; Clip Art; Smart Art; Image Compressing; Resolution Reduction; Hierarchy Graphic Structure; Raster Graphics; Graphic Representations of Irrational Numbers; Edge Detection; Audio and Video Software; Window Media Player; Real Player; UM Player; VLC Media Player; QuickTime; Roxio; Nero; Corel; Paint; Panorama Maker; Wavepad; Mort Player; EXPStudio; Dragon; MP3; WAV; GSM; 3GP; M4A; WMV; AVI; FLV; MPEG-1; MPEG-2; MIDI; MOV; WEBM; MKV; Audio Fading; Audio Delaying.

PDF software and Adobe Applications: PDFILL; PDFREDIRECT; Adobe; Turbo PDF; Power PDF; Handling PDF files (Merging, Splitting, Reordering, Rotating, Reformatting, Text Watermarks, Picture Watermarks, Converting PDF to Images, Converting Images to PDF, Bookmarks, Hypertexts); InDesign; Illustrator; Adobe Acrobat DC; Premiere Elements; Premiere Pro; Acrobat; Stock; Lightroom; Muse; Acrobat Pro; After Effects; Project Felix; Dreamweaver; Animate; Audition; Bridge; Media Encoder; Flash Builder; InCopy; Prelude; Spark; Scout; StoryPlus; PhoneGap Build; Creative Cloud; Gaming SDK; Extension Manager; ExtendScript Toolkit; Photoshop; Creative Suite; Digital Editions.

Mapping & Navigation & GPS software including: Programming Longitudes & Latitudes; Spherical Trigonometry; Topography; Delmorme; Navaman; Pharos; Google Earth; Street & Trips; Google-Based Navigation; Map Matching; Green Wave Algorithms.

File Compressing & Backup & Digital security including: Winzip; Cloud Backup; Cloud Architecture Patterns; Carbonite; Google Drive; Drop Box; Firewalls; Anti malicious software (Viruses, Warms, Trojans, Rootkits, Spyware); Digital Security Against Phishing & Spamming & Hacking; Mcfee; Norton; ZoneAlarm; AVG; MS Defender; Kasparsky; VPN; SSL; SSH; Port Forwarding; Dynamic Port Forwarding.

Solid knowledge of computer hardware including: Computers; Monitors; Microprocessors; Motherboards; Wifi Cards; RAM; SDRAM; DDR SDRAM; ROM; CD/DVD/Disk Drives; Hard Drives; Flash Drives; Memory Cards (Secure Digital, Micro Secure Digital, Compact Flash, SmartMedia); Scanners; Faxes; Copiers; Printers (Inkjet; Laser, Multi-Purpose, Cloud-Based; 3-D); Printer’s Cartridges & Toners; Printing Media; Keyboard (Wired & Wireless); Mice (Wired & Wireless) & Touchpads; Projectors; Wired and Bluetooth Head Phones & Headsets; Digital Cameras; PC Cameras; Smart Phones; Modems; Routers; Lightscribe; Specifications Comparison; BIOS; Wireless LAN; IEEE 1394 Devices; Graphics Cards.
Integrating E-Commerce with Social Media & Online Communications & Internet Browsers & Search Engines. Business Planning; Business Venturing; Business Modeling; Market Research; Worldwide Market Analysis; U.S. Market Analysis; Variance Analysis; B2B; SIC-Based Databases.

Very strong communication skills including solid oral and written communications and technical writings in both English and Arabic.

My mathematical skills include the following:

Algebra; Geometry; Trigonometry; Analysis (Calculus); Statistics; Permutations & Combinations; Theory of Probabilities; Engineering (Civil, Structural, Geotechnical, Surveying, Traffic, Transportation); Architecture; Solid mechanics; Fluid Mechanics; Soil Mechanics; Hydraulics; Theory Of Structures; Trusses, Frames, and Beams (Simple, Extended, Cantilevered); Properties of Materials; Thermodynamics; Concepts of Forces, Work, Momentum, Energy, and Work; Numbers Theory (Natural, Real, Imaginary, Rational, Irrational, Special, Large, Whole, Fraction, Simple, Complex, One-Dimensional, Multi-Dimensional (Matrices & Determinates)); Modulus; Decimal/ Hexadecimal/ Binary/ Octal Systems; Modulus Functions; Equations; Sequences (Finite, Infinite, Fibonacci, Arithmetic, Geometric, Harmonic, Cauchy, Power, and Triangular); Algorithms; Plane Geometry; Solid Geometry; Analytical Geometry; Descriptive Geometry; Fractal Geometry, Differential Geometry; Projection; Differential Equations; Databased Unit Conversions; Discrete Mathematics including Computer Science; Algorithms including: Constant Algorithms; Logarithmic Algorithms; Linear Algorithms; Quadratic Algorithms; Exponential Algorithms, Searching Algorithms (Linear/Brute Force; Bi-Sectional; etc.); Sorting Algorithms (Comparison Sorts; Non-Comparison Sorts; Slow Sorts; Comparison Sorts (Quick Sort; Merge Sort; Heap Sort; Insertion Sort; Intro Sort; Selection Sort; Tim Sort; Cube Sort; Shell Sort; Bubble Sort; Binary Tree Sort; Cycle Sort; Library Sort; Patience Sort; Smooth Sort; Strand Sort; Tournament Sort; Cocktail Sort; Comb Sort; Gnome Sort; Block Sort; Odd-Even Sort); Non-Comparison Sorts (Pigeonhole Sort; Bucket Sort; Bucket Sort; Counting Sort; LSD Radix Sort; MSD Radix Sort; MSD Radix Sort (in-place); Spread Sort; Burst Sort; Flash Sort; Postman Sort; Slow Sorts (Bead Sort; Simple Pancake Sort; Spaghetti (Poll) Sort; Sorting Network; Bitonic Sort; Bogo Sort; Stooge Sort).
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Ella P. November 9, 2018
· Python · Online
Excellent!!! Already recommended him.
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Excellent first lesson, very patient and breaks the material down in a simple way to understand...Thanks!
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Bruce September 28, 2018
· Python · Online
My name is Bruce. I am a mechanical and manufacturing engineer at a large company in Silicon Valley, California. I have acquired a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as a Masters in Engineering Management. I was interested in learning the programming language Python and signed up for tutoring lessons with Ahmed. After the first initial lessons, I then signed up for another thirty five lessons. I plan to continue lessons with Ahmed until I have gained significant proficiency in programming.
I am very pleased that I have met Ahmed and that I am taking lessons with him. He has helped me with computational skills and learning what programming is and why and how it works. Ahmed has patiently helped me with the debugging of my programs. I have been able to design programs that are mathematically eloquent, logically sound, and that are free of syntax errors. Without hesitation, I would recommend Ahmed for anyone that requires help in IT.
Ahmed has been helping me design efficient programs that include understanding of variables, lists, conditional statements, loops, functions, and theory of probability. I like the fact that Ahmed merges the curricular of universities that include Harvard, Yale, MIT, and Stanford. Ahmed’s presentations use videos, audio, graphics, and PowerPoint, all of which have been very helpful.
Ahmed has a strong command of the English language as well as the computer languages. Ahmed combines an impressive knowledge of mathematics, history, politics, and sociology. Learning Python opens numerous opportunities in one’s academics, professional and personal life. Python can be incorporated into Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, and other software. I am looking forward to future training in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Thanks.
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Master chess tutor with USCF rating as 2000.
Trained to teach kids and adults .
Will train students to win chess tournaments and increase Internation ranking.

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I am professional chess player with rating as 2000. My main strengths are combinations ,streategy and positional play.
Have demo class to know more about my teaching skills .
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I will make an introduction to the game, explaining all the rules and we will practice all stages of the game: opening, middle and end game.

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Hi, there! I'm an art student and a practicing artists with a keen interest in math. I study at Art Students League of New York and I take private art lessons as well. I study math on my own. What I would like to offer to my future little student is to develop their understanding of visual organization and mathematical thinking simultaneously. For example learning to count and learning to watercolor can be done together! How fun!
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Alexandra K.

Alexandra K.

Brooklyn, NY 11237
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Hi! My name is JJ, and I am finishing my Ph.D. in philosophy at Stanford university, currently living in Chicago.

I played chess in high school, bouncing around the intermediate 1400-1800 USCF level for several years before giving up on the game. A year ago, I decided to take chess seriously again, and in four months boosted my rating to 2026 USCF.

Unlike grandmasters who shot up to 2300 without ever slowing down, I have ample first-hand experience of being stuck in the intermediate levels. My teaching style is based not only on identifying weaknesses in preparation (opening, tactics, endings) but also in psychological approaches to diagnosing positions.

I am also happy to teach beginners of any age, but I should note that my rates are meant to reflect my level of experience, and that I cannot honestly say this level of experience is necessary to learn as a beginner.

About JJ
Hi! In middle school, I couldn't imagine reaching a rating of 1500. By the end of high school, I was 1798 but could not figure out how to crack 1800. Now I'm comfortably over 2000 and I have a 50% win rate against 2200+ competition. Maybe you've also found it ver difficult to get over a hump, no matter how much you study or how much you play. So, what happened to my game?

To find out, you should schedule a lesson ;)

My major focus is on properly diagnosing the position. Are you playing for a win in a dead drawn position and losing? Is your plan based on your hopes of finding a checkmate, instead of a concrete weakness on the board? Are you avoiding rook endgames because you haven't studied them? In short: we will be focusing on psychology and planning, with plenty of opening prep and endgame studies!
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JJ L.

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I have been teaching chess for over five years. My students have won tournaments in New York and at nationals.

About Amanda
I am a teacher and a business owner. My business currently partners with schools in New York and NJ as well as NGO’s and NPO’s both here in the states and overseas. I focus on Leadership development, public speaking and business development. I teach in my spare hours because I love teaching.
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Amanda S.

Brooklyn, NY 11225
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