Andrew Hellenschmidt
Ponte Vedra, FL
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Andrew Hellenschmidt

Andrew H.

Ponte Vedra, FL
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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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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
Linda S.
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Posted Jun 23, 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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Experience

Main Instructor
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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