Learn Chess from an effective teacher with 20+ years experience and have fun doing it!
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
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