Josh Moss

Josh M.

Rockville, MD

About Josh M.

Background check: Last verified 02/10/2017
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Josh teaches: Ages 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: August 2010
Last sign in: 3 days ago



I have been working with students for several years in formal and informal settings. I have a degree in psychology, with a minor in statistics. I recently began coaching chess at several local DC area schools, and tutoring private students. I love to help people learn a new subject, and I am especially passionate about engendering the joy of learning in young people.


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Black to move - what's the best move?


Chess Coach
Aug 2015 - Present
Silver Knights Enrichment

I work as a chess coach for several local DC area schools through the Silver Knights Enrichment program.


BA Psychology
Aug 2005 - May 2009
Indiana University of PA
Chess studies
Aug 1997 - Jun 2005
Daniel Boone High School Chess Club

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Sep 2015
American Heart Association

Basic Life Support CPR


United States Chess Federation
May 2016

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.

9 Reviews on Josh M.

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Yash Mar 9, 2017
Verified Student · Chess · Online
Paul Feb 26, 2017
Verified Student · Chess · In home
Josh is awesome. He taught me how to do castling.

-- Paul (age 6)
Tomi Feb 10, 2017
Verified Student · Chess · Online
Liam B. Jan 17, 2017
Verified Student · Chess · In home
great experience so far
Ben B. Jan 17, 2017
Verified Student · Chess · In home
We had our first lesson and the kids loved it! they can wait for next week. They were very happy. Josh was on time, professional and everything went smooth.
John Jan 2, 2017
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Josh is the best!
Annemarie Nov 17, 2016
· Chess · In home
My 10 year old son has really enjoyed working with Josh. Josh is patient, easily connects with kids and offers insights to helping improve my son's chess game. He looks forward to his time with Josh and is motivated to bring his game up to the next level by practicing the worksheets that Josh assigns him between lessons. I highly recommend Josh as a chess tutor.
Jeremy T. Nov 17, 2016
Verified Student · Chess · Online
Speaking as a beginner, he's able to convey his knowledge with chess well to students. Would recommend to others looking for a tutor to up their game.
Gina May 20, 2016
Verified Student · Chess · Online
My first lesson with Josh was great. He is an amazing player and was very patient with me as I have not been playing chess for that long. He is very good teacher! I look forward to my next lesson!
Josh Moss
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