Ray MacDonald
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Ray MacDonald

Ray M.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Chess lessons, for me, are unique in many ways. The main reason, is that I've always wanted to teach students the patients, skills, and techniques to achieve the levels they desire in Chess. Another reason, is I remember when I was a couple of years into my chess journey, those struggles to hit my goals. I've always wished I had more help back then myself when playing. I believe it takes a great teacher/student match to excel and create a strategy together. Then moving forward, it gives both of us the confidence to succeed together. Overall, I'd say my ultimate goal is to help others in any way I can in this wonderful game of Chess.

About Ray M.

I’m enjoying being part of the “Take Lessons” community. I began my chess journey 30 years ago. I’ve played over 400,000 games during that time (including online games). I've signed up to the "Take Lessons' teaching program, to help others on their chess journey to achieve their goals. Also, for people curious what type of chess rating I have, I am averaging between 1950-2050.

You'll gain more knowledge, and confidence in the game of chess as we play out our lessons together. I'm looking forward to meeting and teaching students on this platform!

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Virginia
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I feel like I became a much more experienced chess player after Ray taught me.

Posted Jan 15, 2021
Ron
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Ray is an excellent teacher of chess. I really am grateful I contacted him a couple of years ago. Since then I have gained about 300 more points added to my rating! Ray has a great method to making me see the whole board during play. Now I’m able to detect many opponent’s strategies. Highly recommend !

Posted Jan 15, 2021

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Experience

Chess Player
Jan 2003 - Present

Chess.com

Chess.com has provided a platform that records my history. I have awards and a history of building a higher rating year to year, and now am currently at a 2050 rating. I feel confident to teach any students on any level in chess.

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Chess Awards
Oct 2019

Chess.com

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