Andrew Hellenschmidt
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Andrew Hellenschmidt

Andrew H.

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a passionate chess coach available for instruction of all levels. I have been teaching for over 10 years in many schools and training private students. I have helped establish top chess teams recently including NEST+M, PS33, and Success Academy.

Several of my students achieved highest performance awards - top 100 in the country, two of which are now rated as high as 2300. I have taught an advanced class with chess world champion Magnus Carlsen. I make learning and playing chess enjoyable and fun. I have achieved a Candidate Master title with FIDE and USCF ratings of approximately 2100.

I have a business degree in finance from Bentley University and have worked several years on Wall Street. I enjoy all aspects of risk management and how it combines elements along with chess. I love working with children and have a strong track record of making many strong relationships. You will not find a more dedicated coach. My average student gains 200-800 points in strength quickly! Please feel free to contact me.

About Andrew H.

I am a cool, energetic, and savvy instructor with a lot of experience. I've taught thousands of students over the years in schools and individually with a strong track record for gaining positive results. I have even taught a class at a chess camp with World Champion Magnus Carlsen. I am extremely personable, communicate clearly and will help you improve quickly!

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Laura
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Andrew was a wonderful instructor! I look forward to taking another lesson!

Posted Aug 20, 2021
Debbie B.
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Andrew is very smart and knowledgeable about this game of chess. He is a great teacher and I learned a lot with just one lesson. I highly recommend you hire Andrew to teach you how to play.

Posted Jul 16, 2021
David
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Great chess coach. Patient, explains concepts clearly and never misses a chance to boost your confidence. I always look forward to my next lesson.

Posted Mar 16, 2021
Ron E.
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Andrew, simply put, is an excellent chess teacher. He's patient, courteous, humorous, unjudgemental, very professional in his preparation and extremely knowledgeable about the game. I would without hesitation recommend Andrew to my family, friends and anyone looking for a quality chess instructor.

Posted Mar 14, 2021
Chad
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My husband enjoyed learning new tactics from Andrew. Great teacher!

Posted Jan 5, 2021
TAKEUCHI
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Great coach.

Posted Jan 2, 2021
Jim
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great confidence builder after a long hiatus

Posted Dec 30, 2020
Daniela
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Great exercises, the class was very dinamic and he was a really good teacher

Posted Dec 14, 2020
Manish A.
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Excellent instructor with heart of a teacher. My son really looks forward for his session every week. Andrew is skillful and teaches with a lot of patience and persistence. Thank you!

Posted Nov 19, 2020
Manit A.
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Andrew is very skillful has heart of a teacher!

Posted Nov 7, 2020
Ron E.
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Andrew, simply put, is an excellent chess teacher. He's patient, courteous, humorous, unjudgmental, very professional in his preparation and extremely knowledgeable about the game. I would without hesitation recommend Andrew to my family, friends and anyone looking for a quality chess instructor.

Posted Oct 28, 2020
Alek M.
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Great at explaining and connecting with kids

Posted Sep 22, 2020
Dan C.
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very clear tips! It was just our first lesson today, so there's some feeling around we did for how I like to play, but I'm excited to level up my game!

Posted Aug 8, 2020
Tim
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Awesome coach! My son enjoys every class. He has learned so much in just three lessons.

Posted Jun 16, 2020
Lisa S.
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Andrew encourages my son to think outside the box .He has excelled not only in his knowledge of how to play the game , but in many aspects of learning . Highly recommend for either beginners , intermediate or advanced levels .

Posted May 27, 2020
Noah Kagan
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Andrew is awesome! He has made learning chess my new favorite thing :)

Posted Apr 17, 2020
Vicky
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My 7 year old son had been taking chess lessons with Andrew for almost a year and a half now. My son was curious about chess but didnt really enjoy playing until his interest and confidence grew with each lesson. Andrew is patient and is great at assessing his level and teaching tactics accordingly. His knowledge and analysis of the game is incredible. My son is now rated at 1000 and playing competitively bc of Andrew and I cant recommend him enough.

Posted Feb 23, 2020
Jaden S.
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Today was my sons first time working with Andrew . My son was completely engaged throughout the interaction .

Posted Sep 23, 2019
Lisa
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Andrew is the best! He made the learning fun and my kid definitely loved him.

Posted Sep 13, 2019
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Jan 2005 - Jun 2019

ChessNYC

I have been teaching for 15+ years in various schools, competitive programs, libraries, camps, and private students. check me out on different chess platforms Coachah

Education

BA Finance
Sep 1999 - Mar 2003

Bentley College

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