- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- December 2016
Hi, I'm a professional chess tutor and competitor! I teach students of all ages and skill levels and volunteer 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 $40/hr.
I started playing competitive chess when I was 11 and am now a USCF Candidate Master (CM), rated 2169 USCF and 2154 FIDE. Hopefully, I'll have the US National Master (NM) and FIDE CM title soon as well! Growing up, I competed in the Massachusetts State Scholastic Chess Championship three times and was featured in Chess Life. I was also ranked 37 out of the top 100 players aged 18 in the US in 2010.
As a young adult, I've competed throughout the US, defeating several National Masters (NMs), FIDE Masters (FMs), and achieving a draw with International Master (IM) Martin Neubauer. Currently, I'm ranked 27 out of the 1839 active competitive chess players in the state of Maryland. I hope to channel my experience towards making you a better player!
Try to solve the puzzles posted in the photos section, which are taken from my own tournament games. The circular icon on the lower left-hand corner of each puzzle indicates who's move it is.
FIDE believes that all nations should be included in the international chess community. Our aim is to achieve significant growth in the number of people of all ages participating in chess events at all levels and to develop chess by increasing the level of tournament participation globally.
The objective is twofold, to assist our best chess players to continue to achieve new peaks of excellence and to increase the pool of talent from which new champions will emerge.
The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is the official, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) US membership organization for chess players and chess supporters of all ages and strengths, from beginners to Grandmasters. Our mission is to empower people through chess one move at a time. Our vision is to enrich the lives of all persons and communities through increasing the play, study, and appreciation of the game of chess.+ Read More
Lots of clues and a passionate teacher.