- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I teach beginners, intermediate, and advanced players.
Advance players are those who play in tournaments and have a USCF (United States Chess Federation) rating between 1000-1799.
For advance players I offer a special package which includes a longer session, PGN (Portable Games Notation) of master level games and access to a chess Share drive.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- January 2000
I have worked independently as a chess teacher for over 14 years. I play in National tournaments and I have an online chess profile.
I have worked with two of the largest chess instruction companies in the U.S., Silver Knights and Chess Wizards.
My primary focus is with students who play in tournaments but I also work well with people who just want to learn the game.
As a self taught player I understand and emphasize with adult players who have time constraints.
A recent student of mine placed in the 2015 PA state championship for his age group.
I have a BS degree in Marketing from Georgetown University
I have a MS degree in Information Technology from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
When I am not teaching chess I work as a HR Consultant.
Very good instructor, I have had two lessons so far with Lawrence. The first lesson he introduced me to the type of software he uses, he referred me to certain websites I should check out, like chessgames.com where we analyzed some master games in the opening that I play and an overview of what we would cover in lessons. My second lessons we worked on some tactics and some positions because I wanted to focus on more of my middle game. And he also helped prepare me for an upcoming tournament I am playing in by going over my openings. His explanations are clear, and he provides many additional resources to explore and study.Show More
Lawrence is just awesome .. I am doing so much better than I ever dreamt I could. I a so happy to have found him! Thank you Lawrence
As always, I learn a lot from Lawrence. And, to boot, have a good time doing it!
Lawrence continues to be an outstanding chess teacher!!! He easily gets 5 stars from me:)
Fun, sharp, and encouraging! Lawerence is a solid teacher!
Just wanted to add to the great reviews that Lawrence receives, I'm very impressed with my chess lessons from Lawrence. He is excellent at all aspects of teaching, furthermore, I recommend Lawrence to all those chess players that need help. Thanks Lawrence:)Show More
Excellent experience, I would recommend Lawrence to anyone. He is definitely the best chess instructor with whom I have ever worked.
It has been a pleasure working with Mr. Lawrence. Very patient and kind. Wonderful teacher. My kids have had fun with Mr. Lawrence
My son liked the class and wanted to continue with the classes.
Great session! He was very patient with my 7 year old nephew and he demonatrated great knowledge in the material. Very enjoyable lesson. Thank you Lawrence!
An excellent instructor who helped me see deeper in my strategical and tactical ability.
We just had first lesson with Lawrence.
I thought he was great! He's knowledgeable, patient & experienced.
My son enjoyed his time with Lawrence and he's excited about hie next lesson.
I should probably give him 5, but since it was only one lesson 4 for now. :)
Lawrence is an EXCELLENT teacher, I am enjoying his lessons and the way that Lawrence teaches. I plan on taking lessons with Lawrence for some time to come
Lawrence is experienced and helpful. He knows his stuff. My eyes were opened to things that I never saw before. Patient, lively instructor.
It has been great working with Lawrence. He has a great insight for the game of chess . He was always encouraging and very helpful . I am interested in continuing our sessions
Lawerence is a good teacher and explains simply the game of chess so that any one can learn
Lawrence is the best and passionate chess teacher. He finds articles and other things that really help my son chess skills. I can contact him and schedule lesson as needed. My son loves and eagerly waits for his lessons every week. He is friendly with kids.Show More