Mark Coffman

M C.

Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Levels taught:
I will conduct an initial meet and greet. Ask some questions about your level of play. To start with very basic lessons, so as to be overwhelming. I personally learned Chess, 42 years ago with my older brother as my tutor and he never let me win.
I began to hate Chess and feared to play my brother. Today, he refuses to play me. I've studied for 40 years to beat him.
I will ask the student if he knows about the fool's mate and strongly caution him to beware of it and urge him to never use it, if possible. It is better to beat an opponent with an honorable win than to win because of a cheap trickery. I will teach anyone of any level of play.
I enjoy beginners and intermediates because they are amazing when they learn something, the look of that moment when they grasp a deeper principle is highly rewarding. The game teaches live skills and boosts self confidence, while at the same time keeping one humble.
I want my students to learn at their own pace. If they feel that they want to get more advanced in a crash course then, I can accelerate the learning as fast as they are ready for it. The main thing is I want you to be totally satisfied and happy with your instruction. I welcome questions as to why I did something. You don't learn unless you ask. Failure isn't always the best teacher.

Chess is Simple.

Chess has 9,132,484 possible moves in just the first six moves according to
www physicsforums

About M C.

I am an Amateur Astronomer, Baseball Fan, and Love to play and teach Chess. I love people of all backgrounds. Love History and will make your lessons enjoyable. I would prefer to be as brief as possible because I've already listed that I like to keep things simple. I'm here to answer your questions.


Write a Review
No reviews have been submitted

Let Our Student Counselors Help You

We can match you with the perfect teacher and take care of all your scheduling needs.
Reserve Your Spot
change subject
  • {{ subject.value }}
{{ (view.locations.length > 1) ? 'Select a ' : '' }} Lesson Location
Other lesson locations may be too far away. show all
Mark's Availability
{{ time }}
{{ time }}
{{ time }}
Time Zone:
Mark's {{ (view.location && view.location.isStudio) ? 'Studio' : '' }} {{ (view.location && view.location.isTravel) ? 'In-Home' : '' }} {{ (view.location && view.location.isOnline) ? 'Online' : '' }} Lesson Pricing
{{ rate.duration }} minutes
${{ rate.rate }}
{{ view.loadingText }}
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Try the first lesson and if you’re not satisfied we'll refund any unused lessons.

Recently Viewed