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Shonda W.

New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Advanced
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Shonda W.

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Critical thinking- strategy and confidence are key to being great in the game of chess- as well as in life. My unique training techniques build life skills that will be used on and off the chess board.

About Shonda

Summary ● Highly qualified educator and activist with experience teaching K-12; public and charter, including five years teaching with National Heritage Academies schools and three years at Reelworks Teen film-making. ● Extensive grant-writing and fundraising experience with strong management ab

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Joshua F.

1 Review
Fort Lee, NJ
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Mandarin, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Joshua F.

1 Review
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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 F. 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 m

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Jessenia
Joshua has been a great teacher for my 11 year old son! My son is learning how to play the saxophone and even though he's had no experience playing any type of instruments, he's learning a lot because Joshua's a great teacher. He's patient and kind with him and I would recommend him to anyone that's looking to learn something new!
Calista
Josh is very professional and serious about teaching chess. He teaches my 9 year old daughter and she is learning fast. I asked him to make sure my daughter states the rules before each move and he does a great job at that. He is very nice and we feel very comfortable with him. He doesn't joke around or waste time. I like that especially when dealing with kids. We will continue our classes with him. My daughter will take a few mins to get started and he starts the time when she's ready.
Matt
Josh is a no nonsense teacher. I liked that we got right into it the first lesson so to speak. We had to use FaceTime instead of zoom so it was a little hard for me to hear, but he was very patient and repeated instructions many times.

Bora Y.

1 Review
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $90
  • Speaks French, Turkish, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Bora Y.

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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 th

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Thomas
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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Florin F.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Romanian, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Florin F.

6 Reviews
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Experienced International Master ready to help teach how to advance to the next level.

About Florin

I am an International Master and 2015 co-champion of the State of Illinois. I have been coaching full time since 2011 and helping players increase their rating and get more wins! If you have any questions at all send me a message and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. Also if

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David J.
Florin is a great instructor. I asked my son (age 12) if he used any of Florin's advice/teachings in his latest chess tournament, and he said, "Yes! I used EVERYTHING he taught me." :)
Alex
We had great conversation in general and insights in chess. Florin is very engaging and great individual. Overjoyed to have met him. Alex
Kevin
What a great instructor! After six months of lessons I can say, without a doubt, Florin is the best instructor anyone could hope for. Florin is very knowledgeable and helped me improve my game more than I could ever imagine. He is patient and takes the time to explain difficult concepts. It is not everyday you get the opportunity to receive lessons from an International Master.
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Atousa P.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Farsi, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor's degree of Sport Science from Tehran University
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Atousa P.

21 Reviews
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Learn Chess from a Woman Chess Grand Master!

She's been teaching chess from beginner to advanced level for more than 10 years.
She's been playing chess professionally Since 1996.

About Atousa

Becoming the world youth champion at 12 and chess Grand Master at 20, would have never been possible without receiving the best chess lessons from my trainers and coaches. Everyone needs guidance in chess, I’m here to share my knowledge with you. Despite being a professional chess player since I

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Allie
My son has loved his chess lessons with Atousa. He participates in his lessons with a friend which is a great competitive experience. When two teenage boys happily put down their gaming controls to learn chess with Atousa, it demonstrates the best evidence I can think of to the high quality of Atousa’s teaching.
Sawyer
When your five year old grandson calls to say thanks ....priceless !!
Maureen
Fabulous!

Sam C.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Danish, Persian, Swedish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2004
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Sam C.

34 Reviews
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Online Chess Teacher

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, analysis of student's own games, online resources, classic game review and much more. My custom lesson plans are based on the student's own background and experience. I am always committed to making each lesson fun and exciting!

About Sam

If you are looking for a top national chess teacher, with over a decade of professional full-time chess teaching experience and who’s graduated from one of the top university in the country-university of Virginia graduate-look no further! I HAVE RAISED STUDENTS RATINGS OVER 1000+ USCF (unite states

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Johan
...So had my 3rd zoom lesson online, was awesome!
Have a much better understanding of the game. Sam, is an excellent coach and knows his stuff-highly recommended.
Rasmus J.
very professional and knowledgeable
Walter
After trying a few chess instructions and search ring everywhere , we were lucky to find Sam.
Sam is a great instructor and really knows his stuff. Outstanding instructions and material contents.

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in New York, NY

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in New York is $63. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $24 and $125 per hour.
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$47 average
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"Very friendly and patient Tutor. My daughter was introduced to the game for the first time and she has learned a lot in the last 3 sessions. Curriculum used is very good. Introduces a new idea everyday and winds up the session with practicing what was taught earlier that session."
Aneekah
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Had my first lesson, it was fantastic! Sam is very professional and an amazing teacher. I have already recommended him to my friends!"
jonathan
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Florin is a great instructor. I asked my son (age 12) if he used any of Florin's advice/teachings in his latest chess tournament, and he said, "Yes! I used EVERYTHING he taught me." :)"
David
Took Chess lessons from Florin F.
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"I like this instructor because he plays games on chess and he teaches step by step so that it is simple to understand where as some teachers give you a load at 1 time and he doesn't give any homework but to practice what we learned so I think that anyone who wants to learn chess on TakeLessons should take the lessons with Thomas."
Poorva
Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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"Great first lesson. Thomas does an excellent job explaining concepts."
Rod
Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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"My Black sons learning chess from a Black instructor was amazingly indescribable. Thomas gets an A+ from us!"
Josiah,
Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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"I find the lessons to be very fun and I am learning a lot, the lessons have really helped me play better whenever I practice chess with friends."
Jenny
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Fantastic lesson today! Super nice guy."
Gomez
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"We had great conversation in general and insights in chess. Florin is very engaging and great individual. Overjoyed to have met him. Alex"
Alex
Took Chess lessons from Florin F.
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"the best , my 6yr old daughter , who is very shy & normally will take time to adjust with new but she was very happy with Ms Melissa. The BEST are very small word to describe her."
chris
Took Chess lessons from Melissa M.
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