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Thomas H.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Thomas H.

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Beginning students can expect to learn piece movement, game rules, point value, notation, opening theory, pawn structure, en passant, check v. Checkmate v. Stalemate, pawn promotion, castling, and more. Intermediate students can expect to quickly refresh on all the above as well as learn techniques like pins, forks, skewers, discovered check, double threat, advanced openings, end game theory, tournament prep, and so much more.

About Thomas

"Good things come to those who know chess." -Thomas H. A bit about myself, I started playing chess at the age of 9 and have been playing ever since. I have been apart of several championship teams, and I have achieved many individual honors as well. I currently play chess professionally, teac

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Johnathan said he thought he was a good player before his first class. 😂 He learned a lot and is excited about getting better.
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Atousa P.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Farsi, Russian
  • Bachelor's degree of Sport Science from Tehran University
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Atousa P.

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Learn Chess from a Woman Chess Grand Master!

She's been teaching chess from beginner to advanced level for more than 10 years.
She's been playing chess professionally Since 1996.

About Atousa

Becoming the world youth champion at 12 and chess Grand Master at 20, would have never been possible without receiving the best chess lessons from my trainers and coaches. Everyone needs guidance in chess, I’m here to share my knowledge with you. Despite being a professional chess player since I

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Maureen
Fabulous!
Matthew
Had a great first lesson. Can't wait for the next two!
Paul touchette
Great experience
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Joshua S.

38 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • BFA Theatre from University of Southern California
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 1999
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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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Giammarco
Very insightful and fun learning!
Vikas
Learn poker the right way. Joshua explains and guides you with subtle points that are rare to find in other learning settings. He also offers other classes which are of great value and insight.
Diego
Joshua is a great teacher and very knowledgeable in Poker. He understands where you are at and will help you to improve your game.
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Kyle B.

37 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kyle B.

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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 con

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Eli K.

2 Reviews
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  • Speaks Arabic
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2007
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Eli K.

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As soon as you get to understand chess well, you'll begin to see it's beauty and depth. Each game is an adventure. I love chess, and that is my perspective of the old and romantic game of kings and queens. I also enjoy teaching it that way, as it makes the game fun to learn and play.

About Eli

Chess can be confusing and difficult sometimes, but really all you need is someone who loves chess to help you love it, and see it for its beauty. We'll play a few games together, so I see where what level you're at, then take you from there. From a beginners level, up to advanced, showing you the

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Dimitri
Eli was great! Related well with my 10 year old son and taught him a few things in just the hour lesson. We will book more lessons with Eli for sure.
Colton Y.
Eli is super knowledgeable with Chess, knows great ways to teach my child in an encouraging and challenging manners.
Nieves
Polite and very good teacher. Was very patient and had great knowledge of the game.
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Siddharth G.

66 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 65
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Siddharth G.

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I have been teaching chess for 3 years and my students have gone on to tournament level and won competitions. Within the first few lessons, my students have developed a deeper understanding of chess strategies As the progressed further in their lessons they have developed special moves to win the chess games. I take pride in my students' success and love working with them. I do provide tournament chess boards for my students.

About Siddharth

Hi there, my name is Siddharth and I have been teaching chess in public and private schools, including private lessons, over the last three years. I love to see students grow with each lesson and accomplish their goals. Under my tutelage, I have helped students advance from beginner level to tou

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Priya
My 8 year old son really enjoys his sessions with Siddharth G. His game and confidence has improved and I am positive it will get even better with additional classes. He appreciates how patient his instructor is and the positive reinforcement provided during the lessons. As a parent, I like getting updates on his progress and additional 'homework' (puzzles) he gets - definitely comes in handy during this quarantine phase.
We definitely recommend Siddharth G. to anyone looking to learn chess, improve or get to the next level.
Dominick M.
Great first lesson, I’m looking forward to many more. Siddharth makes you think and had me write the moves down, which helped me understand better. Highly recommend him.

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Average Cost of Online Chess Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $24 and $110 per hour.
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$43 average
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"Great first lesson for my 8 year old! Siddhartha is energetic and patient!"
Emma
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"I am Declan's Grandmother and I have to say this was an incredible lesson. Declan said it was awesome and I concur. We will definitely be in touch for more learning."
Declan
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Tough opponent clearly told me my mistakes and how to correct them. Taught my some tactics traps and openings"
Alex
Took Chess lessons from Mathew M.
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"Had a nice online 1-hour lesson with Kyle, who helped me with some of my questions I had in certain position. Helped me realize which parts of the game I had to work on more."
Elad
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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"Aaron has been teaching my 9 year old son chess lessons. After several months with a weekly lesson, my wife and I are very pleased with his progress. At first we had our doubts about whether online classes would work. The truth is that we are very satisfied because the use of technology added interest for my son in learning. Aaron is very patient and makes the lessons enjoyable, with some humor. He has a teaching method that combines strategy and theory with a love for the game. That is the magic of learning and is the key to advance one's knowledge of any discipline. Now we play more and more competitive matches and his progress is very noticeable. We also appreciate Aaron's feedback about how each lesson went and tips to work on during the week to reinforce what was learned."
luis
Took Chess lessons from Aaron C.
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"My son said it was very good class, the teacher helped him a lot"
Carter
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"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."
Youjia
Took Chess lessons from Melissa M.
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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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"Knew the game well and had lots of experience. Good at explaining."
Pablo
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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