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Aaron C.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin, English, German
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Bachelor In Business Administration and Entrepreneurship from Boston University School of Management
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Aaron C.

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I learned to play chess with my grandfather when I was 5 years old and have played now for over 30 years. I adopt a modern, attacking style to bridge and will teach you tactics like combinations, openings, sacrifices, forks, and many other tricks to help you win games quickly.

If you are defensive minded, I will teach you how to frustrate your opponents, like forcing them to trade queens or rooks to push an endgame scenario. I use the chess.com platform for teaching and we can also talk by phone or video chat alongside.

About Aaron

I have played bridge since I was a teenager (20+ years), and have played well over 1 million hands over this time period. I am continually honing my own game via Bridgebase.com (handle = aceman34), arguably the best teaching tool out there. I generally prefer online lessons because I find my stu

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Jan
The lesson was interactive and fun. I feel as if I learned a lot. Aaron is intuitive and can easily flex to keep the lesson moving versus repetitious. Enjoyed it very much and cant wait for my next lesson.
Tanya R.
Game was very nice and not earth shattering. This may take a while in getting to the next level (2500 for gold) as I currently have 1980 at ruby life master. There is a lot to learn.
Sheila
Aaron was pleasant, professional, patient and a real pleasure. Can’t wait for our next lesson.
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Joshua S.

44 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 4 to 94
  • Teaching since 1999
  • BFA Theatre from University of Southern California
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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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Daniel L.

1 Review
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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Daniel L.

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My students and I have at least one meeting per week with the goal of preparing them for rated competitions. During this meeting, I will go over tactical themes with the student, challenge him/her with puzzles, go over and discuss Grandmaster games and opening variations, or play training games.

I will also chat with the student and find out what she been doing, what she has been working on, and ask her what problems she has encountered during her training.

About Daniel

Hi, I'm a chess tutor and competitor! I teach students of all ages and skill levels and have volunteered for the non-profit organizations Chess Challenge in DC and Chess Girls DC. I focus on one-on-one lessons with instruction geared towards preparing my students for competitive play. My rate is $5

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Davi R.
Lots of clues and a passionate teacher.

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Daniel L.

1 Review
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, French
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Health, and Society from Cornell University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Daniel L.

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My students and I have at least one meeting per week with the goal of preparing them for rated competitions. During this meeting, I will go over tactical themes with the student, challenge him/her with puzzles, go over and discuss Grandmaster games and opening variations, or play training games.

I will also chat with the student and find out what she been doing, what she has been working on, and ask her what problems she has encountered during her training.

About Daniel

Hi, I'm a chess tutor and competitor! I teach students of all ages and skill levels and have volunteered for the non-profit organizations Chess Challenge in DC and Chess Girls DC. I focus on one-on-one lessons with instruction geared towards preparing my students for competitive play. My rate is $5

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Davi R.
Lots of clues and a passionate teacher.

Sam C.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Danish, Persian, Swedish, English
  • Psychology from University of Virginia
  • Teaching since 2004
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Sam C.

36 Reviews
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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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Daniel S
Fantastic teacher, very professional and engaging. Cheers!
Rebecca
My 6 year old son loves chess and when I told him several weeks ago I would get him chess lessons for Christmas, he was extremely excited. He talked about it every day for weeks. I emailed Sam to confirm the lesson and ask him if we needed to prepare. Sam asked us to make sure we had zoom, which I replied that we did. I asked him what link to use to log on for the lesson and he never replied. The day of the lesson, my son was checking the time every hour, waiting for it to start. 40 minutes in advance, he set up his chess board at the dining room table and sat waiting. For over an hour I tried every way I could to figure out how to log on to the lesson. Called customer service twice and no answer. Called Sam multiple times, and his phone went straight to voicemail. Emailed; texted; everything to no avail. The lesson time came and went. My son is still in tears. I have paid for three lessons, and it appears this service is a scam or something. If this is in fact a serious business, I hope I can expect a refund.
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.

Michael J.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, German
  • Organizational Adminstration and Communications from UW-Milwaukee
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
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Michael J.

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Michael J. has been a chess instructor for a private chess academy since 2008. He has taught in numerous schools in the Milwaukee area working with groups as small as 4 to as large as 30.

Michael has also given private individual lessons to students wishing to advance their chess playing skills. Michael focuses his instruction on basic strategy, traditional maneuvers, thinking ahead, mathematical ties to chess and basic movement.

About Michael

Michael has been a drums/percussion/guitar/ukulele and Chess instructor for over 12 years. Having studied and performed all styles of music, from Jazz, Blues, Rock, Symphonic Band and Marching Band music, he has a firm knowledge of varies styles of music and techniques. Michael is a former inst

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Nathanielle Gorst
Patient and flexible, moves at a pace that challenges you but doesnt push too hard which is a delicate balance!

Thank you!
Monte H.
Michael is a stickler for doing things right, but in a nice way. I feel that his mode of teaching is best, because it builds a solid foundation for further learning.
ELLIOT
After a brief intro, Mike explained where're going with his lessons. I was having some problems getting my fingers near certain fret areas he wanted me to work on, so he very kindly placed some colors tape where I'm to put my fingers. That helped a lot. Been practicing an hour per day, & I'm getting a bit better daily. I've got a long way to go, but with Mike's help I'll get there. ELLIOT

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Cincinnati, OH

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Cincinnati 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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$55 average
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$72 average
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$79 average

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"Extremely patient and personable. Great combination for teaching beginners."
Richard
Took Chess lessons from Mathew M.
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"My son and daughter joined 6 months back both are really liked the chess class and improved a lot Siddharth it was greatly appreciated."
Kameshwari chandrasekar
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"She is an excellent teacher. Friendly. Good teaching style. Very smart. Encourages you to learn by starting with some basics. Nice sense of humor. Highly recommended!!!"
Joel
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"Matt is a great person both intellectually and personality wise. I have known him for around 4 months and he has a unique approach to the way he teaches. He uses real world scenarios to provide another angle to approaching the game. I have increased my level 100 points since working with Matt. Matt also took the time to analyze the games we had played and provided great feedback so I can understand where I was weak and when I was in a strong position. The only downside is that Matt lives 4.5 hours away. I know in person would provide even greater experience. Matt is also very positive and genuine. I believe you will become a better chess player if you work with Matt.

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Took Chess lessons from Mathew M.
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"My son USCF rating 1400+ took a trial lesson with Danial. Danial is methodical and systematic in his coaching. He was quick to identify what my son needs to improve in order to get to the next level. The most important thing is that my son enjoyed his one-hour lesson and literally felt that the lesson time flew by as it felt like only 2 minutes long to him. My son gives Danial thumbs up and 5 stars."
Aidan
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"I liked it very much."
Hema parvathareddy
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"She doesn’t say so, but I think she’s always trying to figure my strengths and improve weaknesses. Very patient I look forward to going to work on Saturday for our lesson and that’s a first!"
Jan
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"Matt is more than a teacher and mentor. He is like a brother to me. Over the course of the last two years, I've taken weekly lessons from Matt. I have not only developed a strong teacher-student relationship with Matt, but I have also developed my game through his guidance. Matt's approach to teaching is fun and engaging. I would recommend him to any aspiring chess players."
Jake
Took Chess lessons from Mathew M.
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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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"This was great. He was extremely through and detailed. I was absorbed by the lesson and never looked at the clock. Looking forward to many future lessons."
Deborah
Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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