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Chess

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I’m a FIDE CM and National chess champion of Puerto Rico 2018 and sub-champion 2019. I’m also 2019 blitz champion with a 2400 rating in chess.com My Fide rating right now is around 2200. I’ve been teaching for more than 15 years in different institutions on the island. Working with both groups and private lessons. All I can say is I really love doing it and I guarantee your rating will improve while having a lot of fun.

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About

Jonathan passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Jonathan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2004

Hello there! My name is CM Jonathan FIDE ID 3100650. I am the current blitz and classic chess champion of Puerto Rico (2018-2019). I have been a chess instructor for more than 15 years with students of all levels and backgrounds. As a high level player I have represented Puerto Rico as part of the National Team in the Chess Olympiad twice (2016 and 2018), World Youth Championship (2004), World Open (2006, 2007 and 2016) , Sub-zonal Jamaica 2018 and many others. My current FIDE rating is 2180.

Most of my students are between the ages of 6 and 12 but I have experience with students of all ages. I am also fluent in both Spanish and English. Although my students and I have a lot of fun learning, for me quality is of paramount importance to the process. Teaching chess is truly my passion and i enjoy every second of it. All students can expect to see a substantial improvement in their understanding of the game as well as their rating.

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Experience

Chess Program Director
Sep 2018 - Present
Instituto de Investigacion y Desarrollo de Estudiantes Dotados

Give lessons and organize events for the biggest institution in Puerto Rico dealing with kids that have an IQ higher than 130.

Chess Teacher
Mar 2018 - Present
Colegio Daskalos

Teach chess to children at Colegio Daskalos and organize chess related events.

Director Of Youth Development
Mar 2018 - Present
Federacion de Ajedrez de Puerto Rico

Develop the quality and quantity of chess practitioners in all youth categories in Puerto Rico.

Chess Program Director
Jan 2018 - Present
Ser de Puerto Rico

Give lessons, organize events and run the club for the biggest institution in Puerto Rico that works with Children with disabilities.

Chess Teacher
Jan 2018 - Present
The Episcopal Cathedral School

Teach chess to children at Colegio Episcopal and organize chess related events.

Chess Program Director
Oct 2017 - Present
Ajedrez Para Todos

My personal project regarding the development of chess trough out the Island. It gives an opportunity to the general population to get involved in chess at the highest quality available in Puerto Rico.


Education

Bachelors Degree on Social Sciences
Aug 2010 - Jan 2017
University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

FIDE CM
Dec 2016
FIDE

Awards

Blitz Champion of Puerto Rico 2019-2020
Mar 2019
Federacion de Ajedrez de Puerto Rico
Absolute Champion of Puerto Rico Classical 2017-2018
May 2017
Federacion de Ajedrez de Puerto Rico

Photos & Videos

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2016 Chess Olympiad

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Puerto Rico Olympic Team

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Photo by Jonathan T.

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Ajedrez Para Todos (spanish)

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