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Joshua F.

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Fort Lee, NJ
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Mandarin, Spanish
  • BS, BA from Rutgers University
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Joshua F.

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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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Stephen S.
Joshua was exactly what I hoped for. Right on time, very personable and a great teacher.

Shonda W.

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

Bora Y.

1 Review
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $90
  • Speaks French, Turkish, Italian
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Economic Policy (M.A) from Columbia University
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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.

Meet Online Chess Teachers Serving Staten Island, NY

Ralph H.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Awarded Award For Meritous Action from Boy Scouts of America
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ralph H.

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I've been playing Chess since I was in elementary school and have been teaching people how to get started since middle school. I can't wait to show you how to as well!

About Ralph

Hello there! My name is Ralph and it's a pleasure to make your acquaintance! I'm a mixed genre musician with over thirteen years of experience both on and off the stage. I offer seven instruments for musical instruction including the guitar, bass, vocals, and the piano. In terms of nonmusical instr

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Cheyenne
I have little to no experience with guitar, but Ralph makes it very easy to get started and I began learning technique and chords right away. He clearly has a passion for music, but also experience in teaching others to play. He's not only compassionate and understanding for the difficulties you face as a beginner, but is also ready to challenge you and keep you motivated when learning gets frustrating. You'll progress quickly with him as your teacher.
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Florin F.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Romanian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Florin F.

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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.

Richard B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1975
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Richard B.

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Online Chess Teacher

My approach to teaching is that the lessons have to be customized for each student. I start beginner lessons with exercises that help familiarize them with the movement of each piece. They will also develop a sense of the powers and unique abilities possessed by that piece.

My focus on intermediate and advanced students is to help them develop their tactical ability. Chess is primarily an exercise in pattern recognition. I helped them develop that pattern.

We will then customize the lessons based on the student's interests and the topics that I feel will improve their game. We will play over the games of the great grandmasters and develop endgame technique. We will utilize openings that promote tactical situations.

Finally, we will have a lesson on chess etiquette.

About Richard

Chess is an exciting game that provides mental stimulation. It is a good way to increase math and reading ability. It is also a good way to avoid Alzheimer's. I try to make chess instruction as interesting as possible. I will show the student how to build on their knowledge.

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Staten Island, NY

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Staten Island is $89. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $240 per hour.
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$69 average
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$200 average
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$89 average

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"Great 3rd lesson. Extremely pleased with the lessons, super fun!"
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Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"My son (age 11) loved Mr. Siddharth ! Great experience 💙💙"
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Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Siddharth sir has had a very positive influence on my sons chess skills and strategy. He is a great mentor for him my 7 year old looks forward to each class with him so he can learn and practice new skills"
Dhawal
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Had a great first lesson. Can't wait for the next two!"
Matthew
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"Great teacher. Smart, patient, easy going, and really knows the game of chess."
Dan
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"This guy is awesome! Really patient."
Mo Aimaq
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Wanted to share my experience. I'm in my late 30's and wanted to improve my chess skills, and i'm so happy I was able to find Sam. The lessons are challenging, but at the same time very fun! I have already improved my USCF rating by 372 points in 3 months!! After having tried 3-4 other chess teachers, Sam's been the absolute best and will stick with him!"
Daniel S.
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Eric is an excellent chess teacher. He is very patient and knowledgable. My son is always looking forward to meet him for class. I will highly recommend him to teach young kids."
Jing
Took Chess lessons from Eric S.
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"I must admit, in the beginning I was reluctant on trying our online lessons. However, Siddharth was awesome. We had connectivity problems and he just rolled with it. The lessons online were great and our boys really enjoy learning chess."
Disha
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"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!"
John G
Took Chess lessons from Mathew M.
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