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About Sam C.

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Miami Beach, FL

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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.

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

About Sam
I'm a certified teacher and a national ranked chess player, with over a decade of teaching experience. I have taught 100's of kids from grades K-8. 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 here in Miami to grades K-8. I really enjoy teaching and my school's team has won many prestigious titles and trophies.

This past year my students' team 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 wh
en I teach. As a professional teacher, 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.

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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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Declan January 24, 2017
· Chess · Online
I am Declan's Grandmother and I have to say this was an incredible lesson. Declan said it was awesome and I concur. We will definitely be in touch for more learning.
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Nick January 22, 2017
· Chess · Online
Great First Lesson
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Sam C.

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About Josh M.

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Hummelstown, PA

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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!
Josh
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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
Thank you
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alex May 14, 2018
· Chess · Online
EXTREMELY UNRELIABLE
WE SET 3 LESSONS IN ADVANCE .
JOSH DID NOT SHOW UP ONLINE 2ND LESSON IN A ROW
NO ADVANCE NOTES, NO ANSWER, NO APOLOGY
DO NOT RECOMMEND HIM
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Raphael April 30, 2018
· Chess · Online
delays with equipment , kid is happy with lesson, thanks
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Josh M.

Josh M.

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About John H.

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Long Island City, NY
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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
Here goes...
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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Christina July 22, 2018
· Chess · Online
This is an update to my prior review. My reviews remain excellent! There was an error in posting and my prior review showed only one star which was a huge mistake! I meant to give 5 and if I could give him 10, I would. John is a terrific teacher!
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Felix H. June 18, 2018
· Chess · Online
John was great! My 10 year old son learned a lot and really enjoyed it.
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Nick June 13, 2018
· Chess · Online
John was terrific! He has a very nice way about him and the delivery of the information is understandable and fun. My son can’t wait for his next lesson. Thank you!
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John H.

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Long Island City, NY 11101
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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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About Mark P.

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Elmhurst, NY
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Hey chess lovers! I am GrandmasterMark Paragua, currently living in New York , City. I teach chess at every level with a keen interest in players between 1000-2000 in order to help them boost their chess to master and expert level. I usually start teaching with concepts and then emphasize a lot on calculation and evaluation processes during a game. Openings would become a regular matter after a while.

About Mark
Hi I am Grandmaster Mark Paragua currently living at New York City, I teach chess at any level, been produced many talent and aspiring players.

teaching chess to everyone who wants to improve level of understanding of the chess and in general to develop intellection.
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Mark P.

Mark P.

Elmhurst, NY 11373
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About Bora Y.

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Brooklyn, NY
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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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Thomas May 22, 2018
· Chess · In studio
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.

Bora Y.

Brooklyn, NY 11201
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$40 / 30-min

About Timothy R.

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San Antonio, TX

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Started playing the Game of Chess at the Age of 6 years old. Chess has given myself sharpen my critical thinking and creative thinking skills & abilities. As a Chess player, successfully applied my analytical skills and knowledge of strategy & tactics to my primary and secondary duties while serving 24 years in the US Navy; leading to multiple leadership and management responsibilities and roles. I owe a lot to the game of Chess or game of life or game of kings & Queens.; and want to give back to beginning Chess players of all age groups. Taught and played frequently with many Chess Experts and Grandmasters in New York City by City Hall in downtown Manhattan. Prior to Highschool; became the top chess player at my school and chosen to represent the entire school at a NYC chess competition; which requires knowing how to think quickly & play with the Chess clock and how to use it to your advantage or make your opponent run out of time or make mistakes by moving too fast or ...

About Timothy
Hello, Thank you for giving myself to the opportunity to teach Chess to yourself or your Children. Chess is more than a game to myself; it is an important part of my life! At the Age of 6; I began playing chess with Chess Experts, Masters and Grandmasters at home, libraries, and outside park areas in NYC. Passionate about Playing the Game of Chess, now for 4 decades! I played Chess primarily for the fun factor, like most kids and people today (2018) play video games. Chess has been proven to help improve children's thinking and problem solving skills. Kids introduced to Chess at a young age do well in school; especially Math & reading for years. Along with my Tae kwon do lessons, chess helped in building my self-confidence, memory & creativity (or thinking outside the box), improves my memory, problem solving/ reading/ math ski
lls, ability to focus or concentrate. My love of taking on difficult challenges and complex tasks, planning and foresight; resulted in my advancement/promotion to multiple Senior Management & Leadership positions, and pursuit of excellence in my primary and secondary duties/responsibilities; while serving in the US Navy for 24 years.
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Timothy R.

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About Andrew H.

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Longwood, FL
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Chess lessons with me are unique because I have been playing chess recreationally and competitively since I was a child. It taught me focus by planing steps ahead and allowing me to see the bigger picture at hand. My love for the game translates in my lessons and hopefully trickles down to the next generation of players.

About Andrew
Hey all!

My name is Andrew and I love chess. I have been playing since I was around 10 years old and can tell you with a smile the ways in which it’s shaped me. I hope to be able to show you how to play the game the way it was taught to me.
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Andrew H.

Andrew H.

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$50 / 30-min

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Elmhurst, NY

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Elmhurst is $109. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $109 and $109 per hour.

30-min $59
 
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45-min $84
 
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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute chess lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute chess lessons are 23% less expensive at $84, and 30-minute lessons cost 46% less at $59.

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