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About mike G.

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Los Angeles, CA
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I started to teach children to play chess in 1979. In 1984, I worked with some world's best chess coaches and players like D. Bronshtein and P. Kondratev. I am a winner of multiple chess tournaments. My student recently became a national master

About mike
I am an experienced chess coach /instructor with deep understanding of chess at high levels I've been teaching students of all ages since 1980. I provide in classroom lessons as well as private in-house sessions. I have been playing chess for over 40 years. For several years I have worked as a chess teacher, helping young children to develop chess skills, in particular to enhance creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, memory, concentration, intellectual maturity, and self esteem. My adult student recently became a national master. I am the winner of the West Coast Continental Chess Championship in the expert
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I am also a very experienced Russian tutor. I have been tutoring and teaching Russian for over 8 years.
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Alex R. September 24, 2018
· Chess · In home
Had a very good first lesson with Mike. He showed great patience for this debutant. I am looking forward to the rest of the lessons.
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veena June 25, 2018
· Chess · Online
thank you very much
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mike G.

mike G.

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About Sergey K.

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Schenectady, NY
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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 successful at it. I teach nearly 150,000 students on Udemy.com and do free lance photography for pay part time.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Education
B.A in History Major & Political Science Minor at Siena College
Master Degree in Education from College of St Rose

Teaching Certification
NYS certified Social Studies & Special Education Teacher.

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Special Ed Teacher, Tutoring and Substitute teacher

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Photography self taught and experienced event photographer. Online tutorials business teacher that teachers oth
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Event Photography, Chess, Tae Kwon Do, eBay, Etsy and Fiverr
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Patti C. September 30, 2018
· Photography · Online
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
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Janet T. May 25, 2018
· Photography · In home
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
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McKenna August 27, 2017
· Photography · In studio
Very helpful!!
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Sergey K.

Sergey K.

Schenectady, NY 12309
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About Stephen M.

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West Covina, CA
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Strong analytical skills.
I've been playing chess for 20 years
I've reached a 2020 elo on lichess
I estimate my elo rating in otb (over the board) to be somewhere between 2100-2300 and close to master level or even Grandmaster level for slower games.
I know a lot of cool ways to improve at chess and how to teach to get better at analysis and improving your chess/understanding/reviewing your games.
I would love to work with you and help boost your elo by hundreds of points (especially those under 1800 elo) or beginners/intermediate players.
I'm willing to teach all levels.

About Stephen
Currently looking for new students.
I teach piano, japanese, chess, go(weiqi/baduk), and meditation/self-improvement.
I am very proficient in all of the above subjects and have helped dozens of students reach their long-term goals over the years. I am also very patient and have taught children piano lessons for more than 10 years. As a learner I know how overwhelming new subject-matter could be and I tend to understand the pace that the student needs/wants to go at.
I feel a huge sense of accomplishment when I see my students improving. I also am constantly improving myself as a teacher so the lessons will only get better and the material should be easier to understand with time.
Let's master anything you want to work on, and have a lot of fun too :)
Thanks for reading!
-Stephen
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Ja'Quan September 7, 2017
· Japanese · Online
Awesome teacher man
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John Edward September 7, 2017
· Japanese · In studio
Patient instructor. I'm super rusty and he was able to keep at my pace. He also made it interesting by using practical scenarios and alternating with cartoons or games. He watches anime as well so I was able to learn while talking about things I like. It helped practicing much easier.
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真修 September 7, 2017
· Japanese · In studio
日本語の理解が深い。四字熟語とかことわざとかもいっぱい知っているし、漢字も教えられるし、上級者でも授業を受けてもいいと思う。初心者を教えるところも見たことあって、わかりやすく説明してくれた。
I think that both advanced learners and beginners could benefit from taking one of his lessons.
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Stephen M.

Stephen M.

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$15 / 30-min

About Danial A.

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Santa Monica, CA
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I have been playing chess for eight years, and have peak ratings of 2348 FIDE and 2372 USCF. Some of my accomplishments include: I am a 4 Time National Champion, ranked top ten in the country for my age group, and have achieved the titles of national master and FIDE master. Along with this I am also rated in the top 5% of all chess players. I have taught many chess camps for kids and adults across the California area and have 2 years of total teaching experience. I welcome all levels and will make sure each lesson is tailored specifically to every students needs. I can guarantee wth my help I can help you reach the next level in your game. Feel free to shoot me a message if you are interested!

About Danial
I am a professional chess player that has traveled across the world playing in tournamnent representing the U.S on an international setting. I am also ranked top ten in the nation for my age and have played some of the best in the world including former world champion Viswanathan Anand. My USCF rating is 2368 and my FIDE rating is 2310 awarding me the titles of national master and FIDE master. (top 5%) I have taught for two years now in Chess camps across the state for kids and adults and currently have regular online students as well. After receiving many hours of coaching myself and improving to where I am today, I can guarantee I can help you get to the next level. If you are ready to improve your Chess don’t hesistate to shoot me a message!
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Aidan C. August 9, 2018
· Chess · Online
My son USCF rating 1400+ took a trial lesson with Danial. Danial is methodical and systematic in his coaching. He was quick to identify what my son needs to improve in order to get to the next level. The most important thing is that my son enjoyed his one-hour lesson and literally felt that the lesson time flew by as it felt like only 2 minutes long to him. My son gives Danial thumbs up and 5 stars.
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Dean December 19, 2017
· Chess · Online
As a high rated 1500+ player, Danial was able to teach many new things about my openings and how I ca imrpove. Great coach!
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Wilson December 17, 2017
· Chess · Online
Very good chess player! Definitely worth the money!
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Danial A.

Danial A.

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About Logan D.

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Oklahoma City, OK
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I have taught go (baduk/weiqi) to hundreds of people and currently hold a 4-dan rank (which is equivalent to a chess rating of 2400, master level rating, or 4th degree black belt). I was one of five representatives for N. America at the online portion of the 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games and have helped organize dozens of online and offline events. Go is one of the masterpieces of human culture and I would be more than happy to teach you.

About Logan
I majored in Philosophy/Computer Science and minored in Mathematics in college. I tutor math, physics, general engineering, writing and test prep for high school, college and adult students. I also work with mentally disabled, ADD, autistic and bipolar students. During college, I worked as a network engineer, chef and tutor.

I teach in a logical and straightforward manner and try to cultivate my students' personal understanding of the material. I accomplish this by giving them plenty of questions and examples, which guide, test and clarify their understanding of concepts. If their fundamentals are sound, then students can reason through and apply concepts more effectively than otherwise. It also builds their self-confidence. I work best with students who are also interested in learning and usually leave them with some food-for-thought be
tween our sessions.

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Each school year I offer tutoring in a selection of advanced courses.

ADVANCED COURSES 2018-19: Modern Physics (Physics III) and Electrodynamics (Undergraduate).
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Logan D.

Logan D.

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About Jesse T.

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Clovis, CA
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I am currently ranging in the expert category through USCF (National federation). Teaching both American and Russian methods of chess. Students with hard work have achieved their goals with me in a relatively decent time frame. I believe in the theory that chess can improve thinking in general, with improvements on decision making and critical thinking. I have a complete chess curriculum which covers an entire thinking process. I can provide plan layouts and recommend how to effectively enter into active chess communities including tournaments.

About Jesse
I have a passion for chess. Teaching for almost 15 years. Students ranging from 7 to 60 and from just learning how the pieces move to 1900 rating. Graduate of the remote chess academy (No certificate, but having gone through all modules released except for the last one that was released a few months ago.) Several city level championships from the Fresno area which is local to me. Material is not scripted but can supply related reading materials on request. I focus on thinking process, which helps with finding the right moves in any position. This includes Openings, Tactics, Positional themes, Endgames.
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Jesse T.

Jesse T.

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About Sergii N.

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Want to learn Chess? Don't want to find judgemental teacher like your school/college professor? Look no further.
I'm a college student who has great knowledge of chess (played for 18 years, competitively for 13). I've been working as a teacher for 2 years. Im fluent in English/Russian/Ukrainian.
What I will give you/your kid is a good/great base, make him enjoy chess. In my lifetime I met teachers who push their kids too hard that kids eventually drop enjoyment from chess. I know chess can be challenging and will try to provide you with great opportunity to learn, without breaking your limits and make you regret you took this class. I was a victim of losing my interest to chess because of one such teacher, so for me its important that when you leave my class, you still enjoy what you are doing.

What I'll be covering in my classes:
Beginner- basic chess moves, simple logical and thinking development, referencing or showing different openings (giving both theory and practice)
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About Sergii
I was born in Ukraine, started playing hockey at 3, chess at 4, still playing chess but not competitively anymore. I'm a junior at University of Houston and working towards my Engineering major, where I feel chess helped me great, especially with logic thinking and analysis. I've been teaching chess in high school library to kids who wanted to learn and then also played and taught chess in university to those who didn't know it yet. When I stopped playing competitively in chess at 15, my ELO was in around 1900. Currently I would say its around 1800-1900 based on chess players/programs that I play with.
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Sergii N.

Sergii N.

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