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Bora Y.

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

Cristopher R.

Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Grade 3 3rd Place Overall Points Earned in 2019-20 from EUSPBA
  • Humanities: Creative Writing from New York University
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Cristopher R.

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Learn the opening, mid-game strategy, and end game fundamentals!

About Cristopher

My educational teaching experience began at the age of 13 when I was a black belt helping other children learn martial arts; I shortly began teaching children's classes all by myself. In High School I taught chess as a member of the chess club where I was an undefeated player during my high school

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Joshua F.

32 Reviews
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. 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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Nastaran Y.
He is on time , professional and knows his job .
Thank you Joshua
Tess T.
Mr. Joshua was great! Very talented teacher. Straight forward and very understanding. Txs!
Manu
Joshua is teaching online sax classes to my 6 yrs old. It’s only been a few weeks and we can already see a difference. I recommend Josh to anybody who is looking for teaching sax to their young kids. He is extremely patient and knows his ways to get them to learn. Thank you Josh! We greatly appreciate your efforts!!

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Joshua S.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Third Place, World Championship of Public Speaking - Regionals from Toastmasters International
  • Teaches students 4 to 94
  • Teaches Beginner
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Joshua S.

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I have been playing chess for 35 years. I play generally three times a week and win regularly. I have taught the game to over 100 people in my life. I mentor a number of young people who strongly believe that my chess instruction and the applicable thought logic lessons I inculcate have escalated their job options. I prefer students at the introductory levels to eliminate bad habits.

About Joshua

Mr. S is an accomplished public speaker (Third place in the Regionals for the 2006 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking and over 40 wins in various speech contests). He is also an avid, and successful poker player. By profession, Mr. S is a distinguished corporate, communication a

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Monica
First lesson and nothing but good things to say! Josh is an interactive, knowledgeable, and encouraging chess instructor. Looking forward to how my son can grow in learning chess from him.
Barbara B.
Josh is a terrifically engaging personality which brings the game of chess alive for beginners like me. I looked forward to every lesson with him and got really engaged. I highly recommend him!
Sohum
A wonderful teacher who genuinely listens,

He understands public speaking to the point where it’s art for him. His techniques are original and are crafted for the current world. He’s an internationally recognized, high-end speaking coach.
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Dipankar G.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Bengali, Hindi, English
  • Bachelor of Technlogy (Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering) from National Institute of Technology Rourkela
  • Teaching since 2011
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Dipankar G.

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"My rating has gone up from 935 to 1474 in just 3 months working with Dipankar."
" I scored 1st place in the unrated category in my first chess tournament and went on to improve my rating by 200 points."
"The sessions are fun and educational and although I was a total beginner, I recently got my first ever medal in a chess tournament."

These are the testimonials from just a few of my students.

Learn from an International Chess Coach who is ranked in the top 7% of all players in the United States. As a coach, I have coached over 100 students ages 5 to 80 for 4+ years. My students have gained more than 500 rating points in a span of 3 months.

As a player, I have over 14 years of experience competing in various national and international tournaments. My USCF rating is around 1900 which puts me in the top 7% of all players in the United States.

Each lesson will be personalized to the unique strengths and weaknesses of the individual student. You will go through a structured ...

About Dipankar

"My rating has gone up from 935 to 1474 in just 3 months working with Dipankar." " I scored 1st place in the unrated category in my first chess tournament and went on to improve my rating by 200 points." "The sessions are fun and educational and although I was a total beginner, I recently got my

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Umesh Srirambhatla
He is very knowledgeable, communicative and patient. Training curriculum is very good. Definitely recommended!!
Tommy
Dipankar is a great teacher. I feel like I can attain my chess goals with his instruction.
Matt
I started taking lessons with Dipankar in November. At that point my rating was 1200-1300 on Chess.com. I have improved my rating to be around 1500.

Dipankar teaches in a way that makes you think about different positions and different strategies as if they were occurring in a game. He doesn't just give you the solution, he makes you talk him through your logic, and then points out any flaws / improvements that there may be. Ultimately, in a dynamic way, he has been able to improve my game.

I came to realize that the main reasons I was losing games was either an early tactical mistake, or a blunder mid game. Dipankar showed me how to think through each move, and some common problems to avoid.

I look forward to continuing lessons with Dipankar, and continuing to grow my game / rating.
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Jerry S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Chess from Coach FIDE IM Eugene Odnorochenko
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jerry S.

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I am an experienced chess coach who works with all levels of scholastic and adult players. I hold a USCF CM title, as well as having 15+ years experience coaching absolute beginners up to A Class. I am an attacking player who has a aggressive tactical style where sacrifices and king assaults are my specialty. If you are looking to play quiet chess, then my lessons are not for you! I teach my students to seek and exploit the advantage from move 1. We will increase your knowledge of Strategy, Tactics, Positional Elements, Middlegame, Endgame, and Openings to name just a few. We will also train and hone the crucial skills necessary to improve your playing level such as Critical Thinking, Calculation, and Pattern Recognition. My goal for every student is for you to someday win a chess game against...ME! Looking forward to assisting your mastery of this awesome and amazing game!

About Jerry

I am a USCF CM level chess coach with 15 years assisting students of all playing levels achieve their chess goals. I coach students from absolute beginner to A Class. I have an aggressive attacking style and so I will teach you how to obtain and to exploit the advantage from move 1. Sacrifices and

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Valley Cottage, NY

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Valley Cottage is $79. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $32 and $240 per hour.
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$72 average
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$79 average

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"My Kid started going to Siddharth's Chess class few months ago, he is really enjoying in playing chess. Instructor is very encouraging and my kid is always ready to go to chess class at any time. He is an excellent teacher.My son is having a very great time in learning Chess from Siddharth ."
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Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Have really enjoyed the first few lessons with Sam, he’s energetic and relatable, makes it a fun process-cheers!"
Pamela
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"In 30 minutes I learned to rook and stalemate on top of everything in the free intro lesson I had earlier."
Lee
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"He gives puzzles but at the same time he teaches you chess history, best instructor ever!"
Poorva
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Matt as my first chess coach and has greatly increased my understanding of chess. My games are now competitive with players 400 to 600 rating points above me and I feel I am improving every week. Funny how much I can learn quickly after playing for forty years, with just a few lessons."
Jad
Took Chess lessons from Mathew M.
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"Very patient and exciting coach! My son is a beginner and only 9 years old but Danial explained everything in such an easy to understand manner that he was so thrilled after the lesson. Definitely one of, if not the, best teacher on the website."
Raphael
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Very enthusiastic and great for all ages."
Adina
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Danial is a great instructor. He's able to understand your level and really guide your through the steps to improve your game. I am enjoying the classes and can't recommend Danial enough."
Marcelo
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Thanks Danial! That was a great first lesson. Looking forward to more."
Jonah
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Excellent teacher, my daughter enjoys every class and like the home works. Learnt a lot in just few classes.."
Purushotama Cherukur
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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