Sam Chute

Sam C.

Miami Beach, FL
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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.

The lessons are supplemented by several materials: work book problems, live game play, student's game analysis, online resources, classic game review and much more. My custom lesson plans are based on the student's background and experience
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Sam delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 2005

I'm a certified teacher and a national ranked chess player, with over a decade of teaching experience. I have taught 100's of kids from grades K-8. 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 here in Miami to grades K-8. I really enjoy teaching and my school's team has won many prestigious titles and trophies.

This past year my students' team 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 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.

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Chess Teacher
Jul 2013 - Present

Full-time chess teacher teaching grades K-5


Aug 2007 - May 2010
University of Virginia


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


In the process of obtaining grades 5-9 social science certification
Sep 2015
In the process of obtaining grades 5-9 social science certification

Photos & Videos

A very proud moment, when one of my students won his first chess trophy. Way to go pal!!!

My student's team trophy from the Florida state championship!! They have won top places the last several years!

Here's one of the 1st place trophies I won recently.  This specific one was from the annual chess Turkey Bowl. I love the trophy!

One of my favorite quotes on Ben Franklin.

K-8 students where having a blast in the final rounds, at a large chess tournament I was directing.

Here’s just a small amount of trophies my students have won in local tournaments, over the years. 
All of them first place!
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10 Reviews

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Patrick Feb 15, 2017
Chess · 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!!!

Declan Jan 24, 2017
Chess · 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.

Nick Jan 22, 2017
Chess · Online

Great First Lesson

Lelle Nov 24, 2016
Chess · 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.

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Adina A. Aug 20, 2016
Chess · In studio

Very enthusiastic and great for all ages.

Maria Aug 18, 2016
Chess · In 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!!!

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Shaun Aug 18, 2016
Chess · 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.

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Dr. Johnson Aug 18, 2016
Chess · In 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.

David Aug 18, 2016
Chess · In 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.

jonathan Jun 7, 2016
Chess · In studio

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

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