I have been playing chess for 30 + years and have a USCF expert rating... I am in the top 1 percent on chess.com on online games. I have taught chess in afterschool programs and one on one in homes for over 10 years. I learned chess when I was 7 years old however I didn't take it seriously until I met a chess mentor who instructed me about serious chess. This was during the summer of the historic Fischer Spassky of 1972 I feel I have great patience, especially with young children as their attention span is usually not that long. I have taught children as young as 4 with success and children on the autism spectrum. Learning chess at an earlier age is considered better in my opinion I have a psychology degree from UCLA I once taught chess on a transatlantic cruise ship and have been a chess consultant to Mike Nichols ( The Graduate) on one of his movies "Charlie Wilson's War" (2007) I am located in the West Los Angeles area and do house calls to student's homes.
Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
Teaching since 2003
psychology / bio sciences
Teaches ages 4+
Speaks some japanese
Has background check
Teacher Dennis is really kind to kids. My son 7years old is learning chess from him. My son said he is the best chess teacher! Thank you. Teacher Dennis!
My son looks forward to his weekly chess lesson with Dennis