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Joshua F.

61 Reviews
Fort Lee, NJ
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Mandarin, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2015
  • BS, BA from Rutgers University
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Joshua F.

61 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 mu

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Joshua G.
Joshua was very patient and nice. He worked at my son's pace and helped him feel more confident. We had a great experience!
Adam F.
Great as always!
AJ
Had to stop the class within 19 minutes because:
a) he showed a plain chess board with no numbers and letters and was forcing my kid to tell him coordinates/spaces as letters/numbers which my son has never learned before,
b) more importantly, he was extremely impatient with my son- when my son made a move but then immediately changed his mind (he's 6), Josh would be grunting in the background

Not the kind of impatience I would expect with a teacher that claims to be able to teach kids. When I jumped in and said I don't think this is working, he angrily said, "FINE!" NEVER AGAIN.
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Jameson T.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelors in Economics with Quantitative Emphasis from Boise State University
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Jameson T.

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I have experience teaching beginners and intermediate players for the last 5 years. Incredibly flexible with the schedule and the amount of time is up to you!

About Jameson

I am an active tournament player and director. At the moment, I am a Class A player actively improving. Currently I have experience teaching both beginners and intermediate players. My schedule for the lessons will work around you. The first lesson I will assess your game through games played and se

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Daniel
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.
Grayson
Has a deep understanding of chess and is able to explain things well
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Jessica U.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jessica U.

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Chess is a great hobby for children and adults alike! Learning chess helps develop and improve critical thinking skills, patience, problem solving skills, and memory, as well as being an incredibly fun game to play. I've been playing chess since I was a child, though recently, as an adult, my love for the game truly ignited. I understand how complex of a game chess is, and I will help you gain a strong grasp over the main concepts involved in the game at whatever pace you prefer. I've been teaching chess for over two years now (through private lessons and at the Los Angeles Chess Club) and my lessons are as fun and engaging as they are educational. We will analyze historical chess games, as well as games that you've played, where we'll learn about common openings, tactical motifs, mating patterns, theoretical endgames, and so much more in our lessons. Whether this is your first time seeing a chess board in your whole life or if you've been a casual player for years, I can help you ...

About Jessica

Hello, I'm Jessica! I can't wait to help you learn more about chess! I've been teaching at the Los Angeles Chess Club and through private lessons for almost two years now and I love watching my students improve. I've been playing chess for many years now and I spend multiple hours a day improving my

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Marta
Jessica was very articulate and explained concepts and strategies very clearly in a very short amount of time. Just a couple of the things she told me, helped my game substantially, and in only the first lesson. She steered her lesson towards helping me personally overcome my weaknesses.
WENJING
This chess teacher is a 5 rating, you must learn with this teacher.
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Hassan D.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Farsi
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Hassan D.

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I will teach you the great game of chess! I am experienced in teaching players of all ages, from total beginners to the high intermediate range of 1600-1700 ELO.

I will help you absorb key motifs and strategic plans in an enjoyable way, by guiding you through a carefully selected set of brilliant games and thematic positions which will boost your understanding. To balance out this conceptual work, we will learn concrete chess thought processes which are actually applicable throughout life: how to use the principle of falsification to sort good-looking moves from truly effective ones, how to manage your time both in training and over the board, how to select an opening and prepare a repertoire, and how to evaluate and understand any chess position. Ambitious players, including kids looking to break into tournament play, can look forward to my tried and tested methods for rapid chess improvement, which are based around rigorous tactical training, while casual players looking for a ...

About Hassan

I am an incoming Neuroscience and Philosophy double major at the University of Chicago.

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Mustafa
Hassan went above and beyond as a chess instructor. Before we met, he went thru my games and familiarized himself with how I play and found my weaknesses. When we joined the call, he had some sample positions for me to analyze and did a great job explaining how I should approach that position. Hassan also frequently took the time to make sure I understood the concept and made sure to come up with sample situations for any question that I had. Within 1 lesson, I felt that I had much better grasp of how to improve and what I need to work on. Strongly recommend Hassan to anyone who wants to take their chess game to the next level
Hari
Hassan is amazing! He helped me gain a new perspective, and better understanding of my strengths and weaknesses. His personalised list of tactics to practice and grandmaster games to study has helped me tremendously to improve. He continues to support and guide me post-lesson. A highly recommended instructor!
Nihal
I met Hassan over video call, and sent him a lichess study of my previous classical games. He was incredibly flexible, helpful, and instructive. He was tremendously good at teaching patterns, middlegame planning, as well as giving me general opening advice. I would wholeheartedly recommend him as an instructor.
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Siddharth G.

106 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Bachelor Business Management and Textile Technology from De Monte University
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Siddharth G.

106 Reviews
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I have been teaching chess for six years and my students have gone on to tournament level and won competitions. Within the first few lessons, my students have developed a deeper understanding of chess strategies As they progressed further in their lessons they have developed special moves to win the chess games. I take pride in my students' success and love working with them. I do provide tournament chess boards for my students.

About Siddharth

Hi there, my name is Siddharth and I have been teaching chess in public and private schools, including private lessons, over the last six years. I love to see students grow with each lesson and accomplish their goals. Under my tutelage, I have helped students advance from beginner level to tourna

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Angela
Mr Siddharth is a excellent instructor, this is my second review , My son has learned a lot Of tactic during class that are all key & dry point for helping my son thinking and playing in professional way, Thank you Mr Siddharth For your great and fun teaching / Angela
Justin
Great session, I 'm learning a lot,
John W.
Mr. Siddharth is an excellent instructor especially for chess beginners, he patiently guides my child step by step on each move, having kids to discover the sense of playing Chess and enjoy the game, I would highly recommend Mr. Siddharth.
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Noah V.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded Departmental Award for Outstanding Visual Artist from Andrew College
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Noah V.

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It's never too late to learn a timeless game. In beginner chess, we will go over the fundamentals of the game. starting with how the pieces move and building a skill set that will lead to developing strategies and understanding chess theory. This will be a playing-based course, so you will learn by playing the game.

About Noah

Howdy! My name is Noah. I am a studio art major at Andrew College, but more importantly, I am a working artist. I am a published author and artist. I’m from Kennesaw, GA. I chose to go to Andrew College because of its work in the public art field. I plan to paint murals for my career, and I alread

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AARUSH
Excellent Coach. My 6 year old kid understand chess clearly with the movements in his first class.

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"My Black sons learning chess from a Black instructor was amazingly indescribable. Thomas gets an A+ from us!"
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Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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"Atousa easily held my 9 year old's full attention for an hour. She's a wonderful instructor. My son is excited for his next lesson."
Henry
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"Danial has been and continues to be an inspiration to my son. He encourages students to think for themselves and apply what they already know to challenge them even further. I am grateful that Danial is part of my son's life."
Salima Mussaji
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Very patient and detailed!"
Umesh Srirambhatla
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"I liked it very much."
Hema parvathareddy
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Wonderful experience. My eight year old son loves his class."
Zelman
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"I have been taking lessons with Dipankar for the last 2 months and it has been a great experience!. Dipankar really is a tremendous teacher, who quickly identifies my weaknesses as a player, which allows me me work towards eliminating those weaknesses.

My weakness is that I have the tendency to rush, or to assume that a move is the correct one, when it's not! Dipankar's system has taught me to stop assuming, to look for further moves and to choose the correct move more often than before.

My Chess rating has gone up and I am a much stronger player today thanks to Dipankar! I strongly recommend him to any Player that wants to improve."
Alonso
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Fascinating game explained by a true expert."
Faith M.
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Siddarth is a very good instructor. He helped my son to develop his opening skills and also taught some tricks and strategies for the mid games."
Vinodkumar
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Its really, a wonderful experience. Great place to learn. Instructor is so kind & patience in teaching and technically skilled. Waiting to learn more & more."
shobana
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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