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Joshua F.

71 Reviews
Fort Lee, NJ
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, Mandarin
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • BS, BA from Rutgers University
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Joshua F.

71 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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Laurie
My adult daughter Kate was given saxophone lessons for Christmas and had her first lesson this week. Joshua was prompt, professional and she enjoyed herself immensely. She was nervous about not knowing how to read music but Joshua put her at ease immediately. We had to reschedule quite a few times due to Covid being in the house and he was very accommodating. I recommend him highly.
Sandra
Joshua is always ready for us and had been very patient with my last minute changes in our schedule! Ryley, 8, is improving in chess. Joshua is friendly with Ryley. He can be a little dry - My some is very outgoing and talkative and enjoys his weekly lessons!
Dee
My kids are progressing with the violin nicely. We are very grateful to find an affordable, online instructor, and whole heartily appreciate and respect the opportunity to work with Joshua.
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Florin F.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Romanian
  • 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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Thomas
First lesson and already I have so much helpful direction from Florin. His coaching is exactly what I’ve been looking for. He’s also personable, friendly, and easy to talk to. Looking forward to continuing my lessons with him.
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
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Kyle B.

103 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Kyle B.

103 Reviews
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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 competitively for the last few years, 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 am currently in the top 1% of players on Chess.

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Bassam S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Bassam S.

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I have been playing and studying chess for 40 years and am a National Master from the San Diego Chess Club with a rating of 2287.

I have taught several students from beginners who have never played before up to more advanced players who wanted to practice openings, middle games and end games. I can teach you various strategies to strengthen your game. Whether it is basic gameplay or more aggressive tactics.

I love the game of chess because it is my escape where I have complete control of the outcome of each game. I would love to share my passion for the game with you so you can also see its beauty. I am a patient instructor and will meet you at your skill level to improve your game.

About Bassam

I am a National Master with a rating of 2287 from San Diego Chess Club. I have been playing and studying chess for more than 40 years. I can teach beginners basic techniques. For the advanced students I have great experience at openings, middle game and end game. I help all my students improve in a

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Mark M.

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Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Life-time Impact Award (twice) from Greenbrier High School
  • Teaching since 2011
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Mark M.

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Hi! My name is Mark Menees and I am a professional chess coach. I have played chess all my life. I am a very skilled and extremely experienced chess player as this has always been one of my favorite hobbies and games to play. I spent 10 years in industry as a chemical engineer, so my strong math background goes hand in hand with the analytical skills required to be an accomplished chess player. I have played close to half a million games in my life through various websites such as Chess.com and Lichess.org and currently have an online rating of ~ 2250. I have an incredible amount of experience to share with my students. I am skilled in the opening, middle, and end game techniques, tactics, as well as having strong positional skills. I have knowledge of all various types of openings such as the Ruy Lopez, Queen's Gambit, the London System, the King's Indian defense, the Sicilian defensive, etc. I absolutely love working with kids as well as adults and am enthusiastic about ...

About Mark

Hi, my name is Mark Menees and I am a full-time professional math and chess tutor. I am so excited about the possibility of working with you to help you achieve your goals! My mission statement is simple: I want to make a difference in the lives of students. I am a certified teacher with an addi

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Darreion B.

Teaches Online
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  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Darreion B.

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Experienced instructor of 3 years. All ages are welcome. Lessons are tailored to each student's specific goals. You will be taught how to squeeze your opponents in every phase of the game and how to turn equal positions into wins! Lessons focus on mastering the endgame and learning how to maximize pressure on your opponent. My goal is to make my students the most fearsome, clinical players to come across.

About Darreion

I am a tournament chess player with 10+ years of experience playing. My biggest major tournament 1st place win was at Millionaire Chess 2016. My peak USCF rating was 2128. I also have a Bachelors degree in Physics from Liberty University. My students can expect to improve on a weekly basis and are

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"Dipankar is a very good teacher , my kids like him and have not complained to attend classes. He is always on time and responsive your questions."
Smitha
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Kyle is an excellent instructor. I'm a beginner and have learned so much. My puzzle rating has gone from 500 to over 1000. I'm looking forward to playing some games and feel confident my game will change dramatically too."
Doug Johnson
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"We had an excellent first session with Kyle - so much so that my kids wanted the next class right away!"
Meg & Mal
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Great instructor. Really knows his stuff and comes prepared to help you develop your skills in the most effective way possible. I had a great experience and learned a ton in just a one hour lesson."
Connor
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Great teacher and person. Very kind and understood immediately which weaknesses I had and how I could improve them. 11/10 Recommend to everyone"
Carl
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Danial is an excellent player and understands and conveys important aspects about the game. He made himself available to answer questions via chat throughout the week, which was a welcome surprise."
Cyd
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"At 34 years old I never expected to be taking chess lessons from a young prodigy who is 15 years younger than me. But I am so happy I took the chance. Danial has not only shown me the beauty in the game, but taught me life lessons that I have even used in my professional career. Each lesson really is specified to what I need to work on, and he can answer any single question I ask on the topic. The best teacher I have had in a very long time, and I would recommend him extremely highly. A diamond in the rough."
Jordan
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"I'd highly recommend Dipankar!"
Rohan
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Your always ready.-Zelman Zhang"
Tracy
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Mr.Siddarth is a wonderful chess coach. My son enjoys his class a lot."
Reddy
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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