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Peter M.
Asheville, North Carolina
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Peter M.
Asheville, North Carolina
Learn Chess from an effective teacher with 20+ years experience and have fun doing it!
I am an experienced and effective chess tutor with 20 plus years teaching background both in the classroom and online using the lichess platform. I have a USCF Rating of 2100 Which is Candidate Master and USCF Senior Master title at Correspondence Chess (slow chess). Most of my students are kids fairly new to chess but I would encourage adults who are on the fence about taking lessons to give it a try as they are probably underestimating their ability. I would recommend a 60 min lesson for students age 7 and older and a shorter lesson for younger kids. I can prepare lessons for both the casual player and someone playing in rated tournaments. I'll see you on the 64 squares!
About Peter M.

I have been a student of the game for over 30 years and enjoy passing the torch to another generation of chess players. I think that tutoring is symbiotic in that my students learn from me and I get the satisfaction of watching them improve and compete. I am a USCF Expert and Correspondence Senior Master with 20 plus years teaching experience with students of all ages. I have experience teaching in both public and private schools in addition to giving personal instruction. My students include the current NC K-1 Scholastic Third Place Champion. I enjoy teaching kids and adults, pushing them to focus and improve on a consistent basis. My background playing is mostly correspondence chess which leads me to focus on small details and slowing down the pace of the game. I think kids learning chess can greatly benefit from playing slowly and methodically considering candidate moves and then finally picking up a piece to move. I believe playing blitz chess should be extremely limited and bullet chess should be absolutely avoided at all costs. I try to encourage my students to ask questions. If they are asking questions then they are interacting and learning. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to schedule lessons and start to excel at chess!

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since 1996

MA Sociology

Teaches ages 5+

Has background check

Instructor details
Subject: Chess
Chess
Teaches 1 subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
Location:
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
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Pricing
30 minutes
$43
45 minutes
$53
60 minutes
$63
90 minutes
$83
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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Teacher's Studio

Peter is a great teacher! Very nice and vested in helping the kids progress.

Posted Jan 26, 2023
Teacher's Studio

Peter is a great teacher and generous with his time and advice.

Posted Jan 15, 2023
Teacher's Studio

Coach Peter is very patient and experienced with teaching kids. My daughter enjoyed her sessions a lot.

Posted Oct 23, 2022
MA Sociology
Jan 1984 - May 1985
SUNY New Paltz
Senior Correspondence Master
Aug 1998
United States Chess Federation
Achieved rating over 2400
United States Chess Federation
Jul 1987
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.

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Instructor details
Subject: Chess
Chess
Teaches 1 subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
Location:
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$43
45 minutes
$53
60 minutes
$63
90 minutes
$83
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30