Sam Chute

Sam C.

Miami, FL
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My students can expect a lesson that's full of fun, engaging and accompanied by a high level of passion and energy.
I'm result oriented and very dedicated to my students and provide students with a lot of constructive feedback during the lessons.
Lessons will mainly focus on students strength and weaknesses, through many different means. The lessons are supplemented by several materials: work book problems, live game play, analysis of student's own games, online resources, classic game review and much more. My custom lesson plans are based on the student's own background and experience. I am always committed to making each lesson fun and exciting!

About Sam C.

If you are looking for a top national chess teacher, with over a decade of professional full-time chess teaching experience and who’s graduated from one of the top university in the country-university of Virginia graduate-look no further!
I HAVE RAISED STUDENTS RATINGS OVER 1000+ USCF (unite states chess federation) points in approximately 1year!! Please find another teacher online that can make that claim and also prove it! I have not found one yet. In this world you get what you pay for, so if you are looking for value, you have found the right chess teacher- welcome!

I'm a certified teacher and a national ranked chess player, with a 2100+ rating (strong chess expert) on ICC. During my 10 years + as a professional full-time chess teacher, I have taught OVER 1000 kids from grades K-8 and won many prestigious awards/trophies. Furthermore, I also have extensive experience teaching adults.

I graduated from the # 2 ranked university in the country on a scholarship. I also served as the president of my university's successful chess club.

For many years now, I have been teaching chess full-time in south Florida to grades K-8. I really enjoy teaching and my school's team has won many prestigious national and local titles/trophies, under my leadership.
Furthermore, in the past few years, my students have placed in the top ranks, at the "Florida States Chess Championship," in section K-8. Additionally, my students have also won several 1st place trophies in many local tournaments.

My passion for chess is really manifested though my teaching style and it's never a dull moment when I teach. As a professional teacher, I’m very patient and focus mainly of each of my students’ individual strengths and weaknesses.
Moreover, I then customize a personalized curriculums for each of my students, once I have assessed them. Additionally, having a degree in psychology, from a #2 university allows me to implement many effective learning/teaching strategies for my students’ lessons.

I know how important it is to keep students engaged, therefore, I bring a high level of energy, dedication and fun to the lessons.

I have the credentials, experience and knowledge to maximize my student's potential.

Please inquire today.


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34 Reviews
Daniel S
Profile-location-online Online

Fantastic teacher, very professional and engaging. Cheers!

Posted Dec 26, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

My 6 year old son loves chess and when I told him several weeks ago I would get him chess lessons for Christmas, he was extremely excited. He talked about it every day for weeks. I emailed Sam to confirm the lesson and ask him if we needed to prepare. Sam asked us to make sure we had zoom, which I replied that we did. I asked him what link to use to log on for the lesson and he never replied. The day of the lesson, my son was checking the time every hour, waiting for it to start. 40 minutes in advance, he set up his chess board at the dining room table and sat waiting. For over an hour I tried every way I could to figure out how to log on to the lesson. Called customer service twice and no answer. Called Sam multiple times, and his phone went straight to voicemail. Emailed; texted; everything to no avail. The lesson time came and went. My son is still in tears. I have paid for three lessons, and it appears this service is a scam or something. If this is in fact a serious business, I hope I can expect a refund.

Posted Dec 26, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

...So had my 3rd zoom lesson online, was awesome!
Have a much better understanding of the game. Sam, is an excellent coach and knows his stuff-highly recommended.

Posted Oct 20, 2020
Rasmus J.
Profile-location-online Online

very professional and knowledgeable

Posted Oct 20, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

After trying a few chess instructions and search ring everywhere , we were lucky to find Sam.
Sam is a great instructor and really knows his stuff. Outstanding instructions and material contents.

Posted May 23, 2020
Bob Rigs
Profile-location-online Online

Our chess lessons have been very productive and Sam’s method of teaching is fun. 5/5 stars!

Posted May 6, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

Have really enjoyed the first few lessons with Sam, he’s energetic and relatable, makes it a fun process-cheers!

Posted Apr 26, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

Amazing chess lesson for my two kids, they loved it! Sam is a great guy.

Posted Apr 16, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

My two sons loved their first several lessons! Sam’s very engaging and makes chess fun-will be back from more lessons :) A++++ chess instructor

Posted Apr 6, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

Nerve the type to leave a review but Sam Exceeded our expectations! Great people & coaching skills 5/5 stars!

Posted Jan 28, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

Great first couple of lessons, love it!

Posted Jan 9, 2020
Profile-location-online Online

Great 3rd lesson. Extremely pleased with the lessons, super fun!

Posted Dec 20, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

Sam is very engaging and lively. My son is naturally quiet but Sam asked questions to draw him out. We're looking forward to more lessons.

Posted Nov 11, 2019
Faith M.
Profile-location-online Online

Fascinating game explained by a true expert.

Posted Nov 6, 2019
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Fantastic lesson today! Super nice guy.

Posted Oct 16, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

Fantastic first lesson! I’m enjoying it.

Posted Aug 19, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

Fantastic lessons! Will definitely be signing up for more:)

Posted Aug 8, 2019
Daniel S.
Profile-location-online Online

Wanted to share my experience. I'm in my late 30's and wanted to improve my chess skills, and i'm so happy I was able to find Sam. The lessons are challenging, but at the same time very fun! I have already improved my USCF rating by 372 points in 3 months!! After having tried 3-4 other chess teachers, Sam's been the absolute best and will stick with him!

Posted Jul 20, 2019
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I normally don’t leave feedback, but wanted to take the time to say that I am extremely pleased with Sam and he has exceeded our expectations. Our son loves his
Lessons! Thank you.

Posted Jul 3, 2019
Sebastian C.
Profile-location-online Online

Sam is a fabulous instructor, my kids love his lesson and both their ratings went up over 300+ points in 6weeks!!
Wow! It’s really hard to find someone like Sam, we have tried several other teacher and really happy we found Sam. 5/5 stars!!

Posted Jul 3, 2019
Bindu ..
Profile-location-online Online

Unable to reach the teacher after multiple attempts. Recommend going for a different teacher.

Posted Jun 29, 2019
Rodrigo Z.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Great instructor! Sam's a fantastic and fun teacher and our kids love working with him. He's really good at what he does and he's a master player as well!

Posted Apr 23, 2019
Profile-location-online Online

Steller chess teacher!
Sam, is just such a great instructor. He's highly educated and professional and brings a wealth of knowledge to each chess lessons. He really went out of his way to connect with my 10 year old son-He's fantastic with children. Sam, convinced my son to play in tournaments and in the past 6 months, his rating has gone up by 700 USCF points! I could not be happier- Thank you Sam!

Posted Oct 18, 2018
Dr. Cedeno
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I normally don’t leave reviews, but after gone trough a few mediocre chess teachers, we are so happy we found Sam and I wanted to take a minute to say that Sam is an phenomenal chess teacher, our children( girl and boy, 6 & 9 ) Love his lessons and have grown so much in terms of chess skill level. Sam is very professional, super patient and uses exceptional effective teaching methods. He’s the best chess teacher we have found in south Florida, after years of changing teachers! Thank you Sam!

Posted Sep 7, 2018
Profile-location-online Online

I'm writing this on behalf of my 9 year old son. His first chess lesson was AMAZING. Best Instructor he ever had. Sam made my sons lesson FUN as well as educational. He is looking forward to the next lesson. THANKS SAM!!!

Posted Feb 15, 2017
Profile-location-online Online

I am Declan's Grandmother and I have to say this was an incredible lesson. Declan said it was awesome and I concur. We will definitely be in touch for more learning.

Posted Jan 24, 2017
Profile-location-online Online

Great First Lesson

Posted Jan 22, 2017
Profile-location-online Online

Sam is a truly fantastic teacher. I am a clinical counselor and very picky with giving praise to anyone in the helping and teaching professions, but Sam, who (among other qualifications), also has a psychology AND teaching background, has a gift of making children feel almost instantly accepted, cherished, and excited. He is patient, warm, strategic but flexible, always adjusting to my daughter's needs in an instant. Sam provides that perfect combination of inciting commitment and a disciplined approach to learning while allowing a child to grow in his or her own pace and have fun while doing it that most children need, and I can whole-heartedly recommend him to anyone.

Posted Nov 24, 2016
Adina A.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Very enthusiastic and great for all ages.

Posted Aug 20, 2016
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

We are happy to see that Sam is also teaching privately now. He's been teaching chess at my son's school since we moved to Fl. And its been fantastic, with Sam's help our school won 3rd place at the Florida States Championships!!!
You rock SAM!!!

Posted Aug 18, 2016
Profile-location-online Online

We have been doing chess and it's been great. Both our kids are playing in tournaments and their rating has increased a lot since they starting working with Samuel. Over all its been a great experience for my kids and they really love working with Samuel. We can only give our best recommendations.

Posted Aug 18, 2016
Dr. Johnson
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

My child had such a great time learning chess with Sam. Sam's an incredible nice, friendly and knowledgeable professional.
My kids love chess now because of Sam. We are really grateful that he's our kid's chess coach.

Posted Aug 18, 2016
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Sam is a professional and approachable chess instructor. He's extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and prompt. He's able to engage my interests with his passion for the game which makes his lessons fun and enjoyable.

Posted Aug 18, 2016
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Had my first lesson, it was fantastic! Sam is very professional and an amazing teacher. I have already recommended him to my friends!

Posted Jun 7, 2016

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Chess Teacher
Jul 2013 - Present


Full-time chess teacher teaching grades K-5


Aug 2006 - May 2010

University of Virginia



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Teachers certification
Sep 2015

Florida state

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