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Mark M.
Anderson, South Carolina
Learn chess from a 2250 rated professional coach with 500,000 games of experience!
Hi! My name is Mark M. and I am a professional chess coach. I have played chess all my life. I am a very skilled and extremely experienced chess player as this has always been one of my favorite hobbies and games to play. I spent 10 years in industry as a chemical engineer, so my strong math background goes hand in hand with the analytical skills required to be an accomplished chess player. I have played close to half a million games in my life through various websites such as Chess.com and Lichess.org and currently have an online rating of ~ 2250. I have an incredible amount of experience to share with my students. I am skilled in the opening, middle, and end game techniques, tactics, as well as having strong positional skills. I have knowledge of all various types of openings such as the Ruy Lopez, Queen's Gambit, the London System, the King's Indian defense, the Sicilian defensive, etc. I absolutely love working with kids as well as adults and am enthusiastic about passing my knowledge on to students who are interested in improving their chess game. One thing that sets me apart from other tutors is my humor. I love to have fun! If you do not laugh while working with me, then something is wrong ha! I would love the opportunity to work with you and I look forward to hearing from you!
About Mark M.

Hi, my name is Mark M. and I am a full-time professional math and chess tutor. I am so excited about the possibility of working with you to help you achieve your goals! My mission statement is simple: I want to make a difference in the lives of students. I am a certified teacher with an additional gifted certification, and I am qualified to teach middle and high school. I have been teaching for 10 years and have helped thousands of students in 6th – 11th grade math. I have 2 years of teaching experience in middle school and 8 years of teaching experience in high school in conjunction with tutoring students individually on the side. I always prided myself on engaging students through games, playing musical instruments during the lessons, technology, humor, and making learning fun! Students wanted to come to my classroom, and I was blessed to have been given the opportunity to teach and help so many awesome kids. On the chess side, I was the chess club sponsor at my previous high school for 10 years, and have taught hundreds of students this wonderful and beautiful game. I organized the first ever inter-high school chess league in Augusta, Ga. I have played close to half a million games in my life through various websites and currently have an online rating of ~ 2250. I have an incredible amount of experience to share with my students. I am skilled in the opening, middle, and end game techniques, tactics, as well as having strong positional skills. I have knowledge of all various types of openings such as the Ruy Lopez, Queen's Gambit, the London System, the King's Indian defense, the Sicilian defensive, etc. I absolutely love working with kids as well as adults and am enthusiastic about passing my knowledge on to students who are interested in improving their chess game. I can't wait to work with you, so let's get started!

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Mark M.
Anderson, South Carolina
Learn chess from a 2250 rated professional coach with 500,000 games of experience!
Hi! My name is Mark M. and I am a professional chess coach. I have played chess all my life. I am a very skilled and extremely experienced chess player as this has always been one of my favorite hobbies and games to play. I spent 10 years in industry as a chemical engineer, so my strong math background goes hand in hand with the analytical skills required to be an accomplished chess player. I have played close to half a million games in my life through various websites such as Chess.com and Lichess.org and currently have an online rating of ~ 2250. I have an incredible amount of experience to share with my students. I am skilled in the opening, middle, and end game techniques, tactics, as well as having strong positional skills. I have knowledge of all various types of openings such as the Ruy Lopez, Queen's Gambit, the London System, the King's Indian defense, the Sicilian defensive, etc. I absolutely love working with kids as well as adults and am enthusiastic about passing my knowledge on to students who are interested in improving their chess game. One thing that sets me apart from other tutors is my humor. I love to have fun! If you do not laugh while working with me, then something is wrong ha! I would love the opportunity to work with you and I look forward to hearing from you!
About Mark M.

Hi, my name is Mark M. and I am a full-time professional math and chess tutor. I am so excited about the possibility of working with you to help you achieve your goals! My mission statement is simple: I want to make a difference in the lives of students. I am a certified teacher with an additional gifted certification, and I am qualified to teach middle and high school. I have been teaching for 10 years and have helped thousands of students in 6th – 11th grade math. I have 2 years of teaching experience in middle school and 8 years of teaching experience in high school in conjunction with tutoring students individually on the side. I always prided myself on engaging students through games, playing musical instruments during the lessons, technology, humor, and making learning fun! Students wanted to come to my classroom, and I was blessed to have been given the opportunity to teach and help so many awesome kids. On the chess side, I was the chess club sponsor at my previous high school for 10 years, and have taught hundreds of students this wonderful and beautiful game. I organized the first ever inter-high school chess league in Augusta, Ga. I have played close to half a million games in my life through various websites and currently have an online rating of ~ 2250. I have an incredible amount of experience to share with my students. I am skilled in the opening, middle, and end game techniques, tactics, as well as having strong positional skills. I have knowledge of all various types of openings such as the Ruy Lopez, Queen's Gambit, the London System, the King's Indian defense, the Sicilian defensive, etc. I absolutely love working with kids as well as adults and am enthusiastic about passing my knowledge on to students who are interested in improving their chess game. I can't wait to work with you, so let's get started!

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2011

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Chemical Engineering

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Teaches ages 5+

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I've been taking chess lessons with Mark for several months, and Mark is absolutely excellent. He communicates his lessons effectively, is patient and a VERY good chess player. I couldn't recommend him more.

Posted Aug 5, 2022
High School Math Teacher
Aug 2012 - Jun 2021
Greenbrier High School
High school math teacher with experience in teaching Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Gifted Algebra 2, and Gifted Geometry
Middle School Teacher
Jan 2011 - Jun 2012
Riverwood and Morgan Road Middle Schools
Taught 7th and 8th grade math/algebra for two years at two different schools in Evans, Ga. before deciding to move up to high school.
Chemical Engineer and Manager
Jan 2000 - Feb 2010
PCS Nitrogen
Started as an entry level engineer in Augusta, Ga. in project and design, and eventually received two promotions up to Environmental Manager.
Chemical Engineering
Aug 1996 - May 2001
Clemson University
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Gifted Certified
May 2016
State of Georgia
Certified to teach math to gifted students
Life-time Impact Award (three times)
May 2019
Greenbrier High School

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Anderson, SC
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45 minutes
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60 minutes
$50
90 minutes
$75
120 minutes
$100
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
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