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About Melissa M.

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Sunnyvale, CA

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I have experience teaching young students, including children and can create fun and inventive ways of teach beginners the basics of chess.

I've been playing chess since I was about 10 years old and I've taught several other people the basics of playing chess, including small children.

About Melissa
I have been teaching since 2006 on a variety of topics. I graduated with an BA from the University of Wisconsin. My degree is in History with and emphasis on East Asian history.

I've taught all age groups from age 2 up to retirees. My teaching experience includes one-on-one and group classes in a variety of settings. I've taught corporate classes, private lessons, small groups, and traditional classroom lessons.

We have a student-centric philosophy of learning. Lessons are generally relaxed and designed to work towards accomplishing student determined goals. While all students will study similar fundamentals regarding technique, theory, and performance, every lesson is as different as every person. Special focus on topics like music theory, self-accompaniment, composition, song writing, and home recording are available as well.


What are your personal goals? We'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations.

Lessons with small children are more focused on just having fun while developing a good musical foundation, but we prefer for them to have as much personal ownership of their lesson as possible.
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Alexandra July 19, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Melissa is patient, explains the concepts very well, she is hands on and makes the lessons very entertaining and dynamic. The way she selects the material for her students she finds the right balance between effective learning, fun and interesting. We are very fortunate to have her as a piano teacher.
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Sevval N. April 14, 2019
· Piano · In studio
She was so kind and helpful toward my kids for the fist day.
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Youjia S. November 9, 2018
· Chess · Online
My daughter struggled to stay focused for the whole one hour. It would be better to have video conference option so she can see the teacher.
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Melissa M.

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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 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.

Experience
Special Ed Teacher, Tutoring and Substitute teacher

Entrepreneurship
Photography self taught and experienced event photographer. Online tutorials business teacher that teachers others how to st
art your own business and be an entrepreneur.

Specialties
Event Photography, Chess, Tae Kwon Do, eBay, Etsy and Fiverr
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Anita May 9, 2019
· Russian · Online
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...
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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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Sergey K.

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About Howard B.

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Howard Beach, NY
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Have been active in chess for over 50 years and have taught senior citizens, young children. Study and play daily and coordinate my lessons with with interactive media, testing and deep dive in the basics. Rated at or around 1750-1800 and enjoy 3-5 minute blitz games.

About Howard
Have 40 years of chess playing with tournament and blitz activity. Average rating 1700--1800 and able to provide fundamental theory and tactics for beginners and intermediate players. Great fun and work with video, print and graphics to assist in teaching.
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Howard B.

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About Mathew M.

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Norristown, PA

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I have been coaching chess for many years. What makes chess lessons unique with me is that I make the chess lessons exciting, fun to learn, I point out mistakes/weaknesses in a very kind way, I give good examples of moves/positions relate to real life, I teach people the psychology of playing chess, and I improve people's game through love and repetition. I teach several opening variations as well as middle-game and end-game tactics. But I focus on what people's weaknesses are and I make those weaknesses their greatest strength.

About Mathew
I have been coaching chess for years. I have been passionately studying the game of chess for 13 years. I am currently a 1987 USCF player (Class A player). My highest rating was 2121 for chess.com blitz rating. But I am committed to go to 2200+ USCF player (National Master player). I have won several chess tournaments as well. I recently won the 2018 Philadelphia Open Chess Tournament.

I am currently coaching several students to go above and beyond their expectations. If you hire me as your coach, I will take you above and beyond your expectations in the game of chess. My coaching style is hands on, which means that I provide move by move feedback. My coaching philosophy is grounded in encouragement and meticulous game review. My one student that I have been coaching for 2 years went from never playing chess to a 1350 USCF chess rating
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I graduated from Kutztown University of PA in 2013 with a B.S. in Biology: Molecular/Micro/Cell with two Minors in Mathematics and Biochemistry. I have such a passion for math, science, and chess. And I try to live with that passion everyday and show that passion to people everyday.
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John G January 14, 2019
· Chess · In home
I was stuck in a rut and unsure about how to improve my chess game. After a few lesson with Matt I feel a lot better about where I am at, and have been steadily improving over the last few weeks. Matt was able to figuring out why I was stuck, and what I needed to work on to get my chess abilities to the next level. Would highly recommend him for anyone who is looking to improve their game!
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Emmit November 23, 2018
· Chess ·
Matt is a good teacher and a personable guy. Lessons are explained very well. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to advance their game !!!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
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Leo November 20, 2018
· Chess · Online
Mathew is an excellent teacher. He's patient, understanding, and knowledgable.
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Mathew 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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Emanuel January 17, 2019
· Chess · In studio
John is an excellent instructor. A complete beginner, after working with him I’ve turned a casual curiosity into a real hobby. I leave each session excited having learned something valuable and difficult to obtain otherwise (from books or online videos.) I highly recommend John.
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Jon December 13, 2018
· Chess · In home
John is energetic and knowledgeable!
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Mac November 6, 2018
· Chess · Online
Really enjoyed my first lesson, it was fun and learned some good things. Excited for the next lesson!
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John H.

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About Omar J.

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Tampa, FL
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As far as chess goes, anyone can learn how to move a piece, control the board, or utilize move patterns. The thing that separates the average from the adept is the understanding of the multiple levels of "playing". Starting with your mind set, moving on to the game board, and ultimately defeating the opponent sitting across from you...

Defeating your opponent is literally the goal of chess. So, it is important to remember to have fun while being competitive.

I am a Chess Player, and have been since elementary school where I joined the chess club and became addicted to the game. That's when found out my younger brother was cheating when he taught me how to play a few weeks before. Needless to say he cant win against me anymore...OK fine, he gets lucky sometimes...at the end of the day we supported each other and our friends at a bunch of chess tournaments!

Now, at this point in my life, it is time to share some chess knowledge and support someone who is looking for that

About Omar
As with anything else I teach It is important to understand the fundamentals and then gain knowledge from those experiences onward.

Learning and enjoying anything depends on practice experience as well as separate tactics that cause you to be unique and create an advantage only you have.
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Sairam M. February 13, 2019
· Method Acting · In home
Omar is an awesome instructor to teach on Method Acting.He understands the student aspiration and train accordingly.he motivates the actor with his excellent advises and provide inspirational thoughts to the actor.I am sure he can make best actors/actresses/artists through his own specific ways of method acting skills.thank you Director:).
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Craig February 6, 2019
· Method Acting · In studio
When I first began my search for an acting coach I was stressed out because I knew I needed help but I didn't know how to start. Luckily I found the Director, Omar. The Director began by interviewing me to see what my goals and potential were. He then developed a specific lesson plan designed around what he called "The Fundamentals" and I progressed since then. Now after a few months of the Directors support, I know confidently that I am an Actor. I learned things about human behavior and method acting that I couldn't find in any video or online source. The Director somehow made things simple to understand and I'm glad for it. I am not done with the lessons, but since he has supported me and shared his knowledge, the least I can do is share my experience. Thank you Director!
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About Jonathan T.

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I’m a FIDE CM and National chess champion of Puerto Rico 2018 and sub-champion 2019. I’m also 2019 blitz champion with a 2400 rating in chess.com My Fide rating right now is around 2200. I’ve been teaching for more than 15 years in different institutions on the island. Working with both groups and private lessons. All I can say is I really love doing it and I guarantee your rating will improve while having a lot of fun.

About Jonathan
Hello there! My name is CM Jonathan FIDE ID 3100650. I am the current blitz and classic chess champion of Puerto Rico (2018-2019). I have been a chess instructor for more than 15 years with students of all levels and backgrounds. As a high level player I have represented Puerto Rico as part of the National Team in the Chess Olympiad twice (2016 and 2018), World Youth Championship (2004), World Open (2006, 2007 and 2016) , Sub-zonal Jamaica 2018 and many others. My current FIDE rating is 2180.

Most of my students are between the ages of 6 and 12 but I have experience with students of all ages. I am also fluent in both Spanish and English. Although my students and I have a lot of fun learning, for me quality is of paramount importance to the process. Teaching chess is truly my passion and i enjoy every second of it. All students can
expect to see a substantial improvement in their understanding of the game as well as their rating.

Contact me and let's get started!!
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Jonathan T.

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About Md K.

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Bronx, NY

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Chess is a game based on [Numerical unit+Logical unit ] . So the fact is let's try to understand what is chess and why is hard ? What is top secret behind the chess and her moves . And how we can quickly be a strong chess player .

After lot of self study I find out something, that I can teach u chess without even chess board.

And according to sequence we will learn skeleton, space advantage,Idea behind opening,Middle game, End game,Board unit variation, Idea behind tactic and sacrificial variation.
The most important in chess is Idea And you have to draw preciously photographic image on mind .
Thanks everyone for reading. Let's start our tour without chess board .

About Md
LET US LEARN CHESS WITH NEW IDEA OF NUMBERING . YOU WILL HEARD SOMETHING DIFFERENT FROM ME THAN ANYBODY ELSE IN THIS WORLD. I FEEL PROUD TO BE FIGURE OUT THAT WHAT IS CHESS AND WHY IS HARD.
BUT AFTER YOU GET ONE LESSON FROM ME THAN YOU WILL EVALUATE I AM GOOD OR NOT IN TEACH.
I TEACH [ NUMERICAL UNIT OR BOARD UNIT+LOGICAL UNIT ],WHOLE BOARD MEMORIZE IN 1 MINUTES,
OPENING,STRATEGY,SPACE ADVANTAGE,PAWN SKELETON,MIDDLE GAME,ENDGAME. WE COULD DO EVERYTHING WITHOUT CHESS BOARD.

GIVE ME A CHANCE YOU WILL SEE THE DIFFERENT! THAN YOU PAY THANKS
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Md K.

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About Kyle B.

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Torrance, CA

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I'm a passionate chess player with an extensive knowledge of chess theory who specializes in teaching beginner/intermediate (up to ~1600 USCF) players of all ages. Lessons will be personalized to focus on student's weaknesses and areas of needed improvement, as well as generalized chess instruction. Chess is a great platform to improve critical thinking skills and one's ability to focus, as well as a great way to have fun. My lessons will help you or your children gain an understanding of the art of chess and improve your confidence and ability to play the game.

About Kyle
I'm a class B (almost class A) player who has been playing chess seriously for just over a year, though I've been playing the game since I was a child. I regularly play in competitive over-the-board tournaments, as well as playing daily online. I have an International Master as a coach, so I am constantly learning myself and I understand what it's like to be a student of the game.
I can analyze student's games, identify weak areas of play, and develop a personalized routine to help you improve. Every day, I dedicate hours of studying to chess openings, tactics, chess history, endgames, and strategic concepts, and I am eager to teach this information to others.
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Cole Borsch August 15, 2019
· Chess · Online
Dude really knows his stuff and goes above and beyond to try to help you identify your weaknesses and then improve on them. I've already gone up a few dozen rating points and I've only just started with him.
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About Francis

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Saint Albans, NY
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Been playing for over 32 years

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No games, no matter who you are you want it, I got the platform.
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Francis

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$42 / 30-min

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