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Sergey K.

10 Reviews
Schenectady, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Russian, Russian
  • BA in History and minor in Political Science from Siena College
  • Teaching since 2001
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Sergey K.

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I love playing Chess and can teach you how to play as well

About Sergey

I am multitalented. At a young age I mastered the Art of Photography that was taught to me by my grandpa and Chess. I was born in Belarus and I am a native Russian Speaker. After substitute teaching then getting my first teacher job in NY I have started to work on my business and been very succ

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Anita
I was getting ready for a trip with my friends to tour all over in Russia this Summer and I found Sergey and he taught me a great deal of what I will need to communicate enough to get a round in Russia...
He is an excellent teacher Thank you Sergey for your great help in teaching me I know this will be a trip to remember thanks to you...
Patti C.
Terrible experience. Couldn't connect online, 20 minutes after start time called him and he tried to assist, but ended up doing a "phone lesson" which consisted of a question and answer time where I had to come up with my own questions. To conclude we were told to go out and take some pictures on our own and learn from experimenting on our own taking pictures of all kinds of things. We could then download them, send to him, and he could critique.
Not what I expected. Not necessarily his fault, but Going to ask for refund
Janet T.
when I made an appointment, I asked if Sergey was familiar with my camera and they said yes. It seemed new to him. But after talking about my fijifilm x100F, I am returning the camera. So overall I did like Sergey and look forward to my next Hour

Valery F.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
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Valery F.

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Hello everyone! My name is Valery Filippov. I am Russian chess grandmaster. My maximum FIDE rating was 2639. And my current FIDE rating is 2553 I have been teaching chess for 17 years. In 2004 i was in top 50 best players of the world. I entered the Russian team in the chess Olympiad in 1998. My huge playing experience gives me an opportunity to teach

About Valery

Every of my students has individual program. On the first stage my goal is to estimate the skill set of the child. In other words – to understand the level of calculation, how good is the opening repertory, if he has heard about endgame etc. After that we create the plan of work on openings. I say

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John S.

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Starting at $84
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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John S.

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I learned to play chess from my dad when I was seven. Ever since, I have been playing in national and international chess tournaments. I was a four-time state high school chess champion. I'm an experienced tournament chess player (14 Years) and chess teacher (10 years). I have a masters degree in education from Harvard University. In addition, I have trained as a long distance runner. I was on my high school and college track and cross country team. I continue to run today and train for half-marathons and marathons.

I have taught chess with the US Chess Center in Washington, DC. I have created several after school and in school chess programs in DC, Ohio and Boston. I was a program officer for a small nonprofit that taught chess in hospitals, libraries and schools throughout the Massachusetts area. I have taught chess to both children and adults with a wide range of abilities. I was the Vice President of the Massachusetts Chess Association for 5 years.

About John

I learned to play chess from my dad when I was seven. Ever since, I have been playing in national and international chess tournaments. I was a four-time state high school chess champion. I'm an experienced tournament chess player (14 Years) and chess teacher (10 years). I have a masters degree in e

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Joshua S.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Awarded Third Place, World Championship of Public Speaking - Regionals from Toastmasters International
  • BFA Theatre from University of Southern California
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Joshua S.

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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 a

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Vikas
Learn poker the right way. Joshua explains and guides you with subtle points that are rare to find in other learning settings. He also offers other classes which are of great value and insight.
Diego
Joshua is a great teacher and very knowledgeable in Poker. He understands where you are at and will help you to improve your game.
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.
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Aimee S.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 1991
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Aimee S.

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I love to play chess and to teach beginners of all ages This game exercises the analytical and spatial awareness parts of your brain in ways that will strengthen your overall brain function.

About Aimee

I teach gospel piano and beginner piano, flute, chess and English/ESL. I can also assist with editing resumes and documents and writing grants (government and private foundations). Use your ears, use your fingers and all the other gifts God gave you to assist during your local worship service.

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Taahir J.
She's awesome! Extremely patient and can teach exactly what you want to know.
Juan
She is extremely patient and supportive. Aimee is knowledgeable about a very wide range of music and clearly LOVES teaching.
Morgan
Aimee is a wonderful teacher! She is quite knowledgeable and experienced. I appreciated how she tailored the lessons not just to my level but my pace and personality!
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Bruce P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Bruce P.

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I've been playing chess for over 50 years. In school, I implemented training sessions to help build our teams into stronger performances. I started training students again 10 years ago and enjoy the opportunity to share the passion of chess. I also teach dance and have been trained in teaching concepts by my wife, a teacher with a Masters! Whether young or old, we can be successful in your progress in chess!

About Bruce

Bruce learned the game of chess in the late 60's, becoming a "Fischer Kid" during the 70's. In high school, he easily captured the team championships and represented his school until graduating in 1976. He taught some of his fellow students to play and improve in their games during this time a

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"Good teacher. Knows the game and the lines well and can relate to his students."
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Took Chess lessons from Eric S.
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"First lesson - learned a lot"
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"It was the first lesson. But I think it is going to be great."
Michael
Took Chess lessons from Melissa M.
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"Absolutely amazing every single time. My son is completely engaged and learning so much! The whole family loves Atousa and is grateful to have her as part of our village!"
Merow
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"Great first lesson for my 8 year old! Siddhartha is energetic and patient!"
Emma
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Dedicated and passionate chess guide. Great working with him."
Shan
Took Chess lessons from Mathew M.
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"She was fantastic. We all loved her. Very knowledgeable and an excellent teacher."
Francesca
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"Fantastic lesson today! Super nice guy."
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Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Coach Siddarth worked with my 7 yr old twins this summer .. The kids have phenomenally improved .. From knowing just the basics .. in 20 classes .. kids can now play a decent game ..
Highly recommend !"
Jasmine
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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