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About Josh M.

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Hummelstown, PA

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I teach chess in school settings and private lessons. The skill of students ranges from beginner to intermediate. Some of my students have ratings up to 1200. I can teach you at your home, at my home, or a public place like a library or coffee shop. A typical lesson will be an hour and include a quick chess puzzle, a substantive and level-appropriate lesson, and a challenge game with analysis. All lessons are very dependent on student level, and may include only some of those components.

About Josh
Hi!

I have been working with students for several years in formal and informal settings. I have a degree in psychology, with a minor in statistics. A couple years ago I began coaching chess at several local DC area schools, and tutoring private students. I love to help people learn a new subject, and I am especially passionate about engendering the joy of learning in young people. I've recently moved to the Harrisbug, PA area, and am now teaching lessons here!

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Olivia January 5, 2019
· Chess · Online
Josh is easygoing. He clicked with my child from the first lesson on. We cannot wait for the next lesson to start. After Josh, My child is spending good amount of time on the computer playing chess.
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Alper December 31, 2018
· Chess · Online
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Alex July 23, 2018
· Chess · Online
Josh is patient, thoughtful , soft spoken and knowledgeable,
He holds my 9 year old son glued to lesson without any interruption
Thank you
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About Austin E.

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Chicago, IL
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I've been playing chess for about 8 years. Aside from being a strong player, I also have experience tutoring players of all ages and skill levels. This includes my time spent instructing a very competitive and successful high school chess team as well as serving as a personal tutor for different families in their homes. Of the hours I have formally tutored, I have amassed a 5 star rating on a comparable website.

About Austin
I've been playing chess for about 8 years. Aside from being a strong player, I also have experience tutoring players of all ages and skill levels. This includes my time instructing a competitive and successful high school chess team as well as serving as a personal tutor for different people in their homes. Of the hours I have formally tutored, I have amassed a 5 star rating on a comparable website.
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Drake February 12, 2017
· Chess · In studio
Really accommodating on scheduling the session. When it cam to the lesion, he quickly assessed where to begin and made it fun while informative.
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Clyde July 18, 2016
· Chess · In home
Exceptional gentleman and very professional. Arrived ahead of time 5 minutes which is ideal and took time to chat with Clyde which is fantastic. Clyde enjoyed the time with Austin and is already looking forward to next Sunday. Perfectly executed Austin!
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About Sergey K.

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Schenectady, NY
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I love playing Chess and can teach you how to play as well

About Sergey
I am multitalented. At a young age I mastered the Art of Photography that was taught to me by my grandpa and Chess. I was born in Belarus and I am a native Russian Speaker.

After substitute teaching then getting my first teacher job in NY I have started to work on my business and been very successful at it. I teach nearly 150,000 students on Udemy.com and do free lance photography for pay part time.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Education
B.A in History Major & Political Science Minor at Siena College
Master Degree in Education from College of St Rose

Teaching Certification
NYS certified Social Studies & Special Education Teacher.

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Special Ed Teacher, Tutoring and Substitute teacher

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Photography self taught and experienced event photographer. Online tutorials business teacher that teachers oth
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Event Photography, Chess, Tae Kwon Do, eBay, Etsy and Fiverr
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Patti C. September 30, 2018
· Photography · Online
Terrible experience. Couldn't connect online, 20 minutes after start time called him and he tried to assist, but ended up doing a "phone lesson" which consisted of a question and answer time where I had to come up with my own questions. To conclude we were told to go out and take some pictures on our own and learn from experimenting on our own taking pictures of all kinds of things. We could then download them, send to him, and he could critique.
Not what I expected. Not necessarily his fault, but Going to ask for refund
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Janet T. May 25, 2018
· Photography · In home
when I made an appointment, I asked if Sergey was familiar with my camera and they said yes. It seemed new to him. But after talking about my fijifilm x100F, I am returning the camera. So overall I did like Sergey and look forward to my next Hour
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McKenna August 27, 2017
· Photography · In studio
Very helpful!!
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About Mathew M.

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Norristown, PA

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I have been coaching chess for many years. What makes chess lessons unique with me is that I make the chess lessons exciting, fun to learn, I point out mistakes/weaknesses in a very kind way, I give good examples of moves/positions relate to real life, I teach people the psychology of playing chess, and I improve people's game through love and repetition. I teach several opening variations as well as middle-game and end-game tactics. But I focus on what people's weaknesses are and I make those weaknesses their greatest strength.

About Mathew
I have been coaching chess for years. I have been passionately studying the game of chess for 13 years. I am currently a 1987 USCF player (Class A player). My highest rating was 2121 for chess.com blitz rating. But I am committed to go to 2200+ USCF player (National Master player). I have won several chess tournaments as well. I recently won the 2018 Philadelphia Open Chess Tournament.

I am currently coaching several students to go above and beyond their expectations. If you hire me as your coach, I will take you above and beyond your expectations in the game of chess. My coaching style is hands on, which means that I provide move by move feedback. My coaching philosophy is grounded in encouragement and meticulous game review. My one student that I have been coaching for 2 years went from never playing chess to a 1350 USCF chess rating
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I graduated from Kutztown University of PA in 2013 with a B.S. in Biology: Molecular/Micro/Cell with two Minors in Mathematics and Biochemistry. I have such a passion for math, science, and chess. And I try to live with that passion everyday and show that passion to people everyday.
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John G January 14, 2019
· Chess · In home
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!
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Emmit November 23, 2018
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Matt is a good teacher and a personable guy. Lessons are explained very well. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to advance their game !!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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Leo November 20, 2018
· Chess · Online
Mathew is an excellent teacher. He's patient, understanding, and knowledgable.
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Mathew M.

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Norristown, PA 19401
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About Stephen M.

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West Covina, CA
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Strong analytical skills.
I've been playing chess for 20 years
I've reached a 2020 elo on lichess
I estimate my elo rating in otb (over the board) to be somewhere between 2100-2300 and close to master level or even Grandmaster level for slower games.
I know a lot of cool ways to improve at chess and how to teach to get better at analysis and improving your chess/understanding/reviewing your games.
I would love to work with you and help boost your elo by hundreds of points (especially those under 1800 elo) or beginners/intermediate players.
I'm willing to teach all levels.

About Stephen
Currently looking for new students.
I teach piano, japanese, chess, go(weiqi/baduk), and meditation/self-improvement.
I am very proficient in all of the above subjects and have helped dozens of students reach their long-term goals over the years. I am also very patient and have taught children piano lessons for more than 10 years. As a learner I know how overwhelming new subject-matter could be and I tend to understand the pace that the student needs/wants to go at.
I feel a huge sense of accomplishment when I see my students improving. I also am constantly improving myself as a teacher so the lessons will only get better and the material should be easier to understand with time.
Let's master anything you want to work on, and have a lot of fun too :)
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Ja'Quan September 7, 2017
· Japanese · Online
Awesome teacher man
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John Edward September 7, 2017
· Japanese · In studio
Patient instructor. I'm super rusty and he was able to keep at my pace. He also made it interesting by using practical scenarios and alternating with cartoons or games. He watches anime as well so I was able to learn while talking about things I like. It helped practicing much easier.
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· Japanese · In studio
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I think that both advanced learners and beginners could benefit from taking one of his lessons.
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About JJ L.

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Hi! My name is JJ, and I am finishing my Ph.D. in philosophy at Stanford university, currently living in Chicago.

I played chess in high school, bouncing around the intermediate 1400-1800 USCF level for several years before giving up on the game. A year ago, I decided to take chess seriously again, and in four months boosted my rating to 2026 USCF.

Unlike grandmasters who shot up to 2300 without ever slowing down, I have ample first-hand experience of being stuck in the intermediate levels. My teaching style is based not only on identifying weaknesses in preparation (opening, tactics, endings) but also in psychological approaches to diagnosing positions.

I am also happy to teach beginners of any age, but I should note that my rates are meant to reflect my level of experience, and that I cannot honestly say this level of experience is necessary to learn as a beginner.

About JJ
Hi! In middle school, I couldn't imagine reaching a rating of 1500. By the end of high school, I was 1798 but could not figure out how to crack 1800. Now I'm comfortably over 2000 and I have a 50% win rate against 2200+ competition. Maybe you've also found it ver difficult to get over a hump, no matter how much you study or how much you play. So, what happened to my game?

To find out, you should schedule a lesson ;)

My major focus is on properly diagnosing the position. Are you playing for a win in a dead drawn position and losing? Is your plan based on your hopes of finding a checkmate, instead of a concrete weakness on the board? Are you avoiding rook endgames because you haven't studied them? In short: we will be focusing on psychology and planning, with plenty of opening prep and endgame studies!
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JJ L.

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About David J.

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Denton, TX
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Played chess for many years now. Have a solid place in at least two chess clubs no matter what university I attend. Not the best and am far from a professional, but I know the rules, understand the game, and know how to teach the different strategies.

About David
Tutoring now for 5+ years. Received many credidations, scholarships, and awards for my work offering teaching aid and tutoring in my district. Took some time off from tutoring at the middle/high school level to focus more on undergraduate tutoring and Dual Credit advising for younger high schoolers unsure of how to go about the process of getting into and managing college life. Now looking to go back to my roots while still staying open to my newer skill sets as well. I have tutored and teachers aided for nearly any class you may imagine. Young enough to be cost efficient and personal with my lessons, but experienced enough to know what I am doing and to get you where you need to be. Message me if you have something you think I may be able to help with and I will let you know!
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David J.

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About Artem L.

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Combination of approaches of US CHESS SCHOOL AND SCHOLASTIC CENTERS and FORMER SOVIET SCHOOL AND STANDARDS will help you to get broader chess basis understanding and gain advantage over the opponents.

About Artem
I have a great opportunity for sharing my knowledge gained at Soviet chess club along with US Chess and Scholastic Center education boosting myself and my students from very beginner to advanced players.
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Artem L.

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About Atousa P.

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Encino, CA
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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. And I believe everyone needs guidance in chess. So Iโ€™m here to share my knowledge with you.

Despite being a professional chess player since I was 9, Iโ€™ve been teaching chess since 2006 and started my own chess school in 2008.

Private Lesson is an excellent way to learn, implement and achieve desired results for ambitious players or children who want to start chess methodically. Also it helps any chess player to improve his or her chess. My students range are from beginner to master lever.
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Atousa P.

Atousa P.

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