Levels taught:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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 teaching experience, result driven, proven record and highly educated, look no further.
I HAVE RAISED STUDENTS RATINGS OVER 1000+ 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 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.
Speaks Danish, Persian, Swedish, English
Psychology from University of Virginia
Teaches students 4 and up
Great first couple of lessons, love it!
Great 3rd lesson. Extremely pleased with the lessons, super fun!
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.
Fascinating game explained by a true expert.
Fantastic lesson today! Super nice guy.
Fantastic first lesson! I’m enjoying it.
Fantastic lessons! Will definitely be signing up for more:)
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!Show More
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.
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!!
Unable to reach the teacher after multiple attempts. Recommend going for a different teacher.
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!
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!
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!Show More
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!!!
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.
Great First Lesson
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.Show More
Very enthusiastic and great for all ages.
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!!!
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.Show More
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.
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.
Had my first lesson, it was fantastic! Sam is very professional and an amazing teacher. I have already recommended him to my friends!
Full-time chess teacher teaching grades K-5
University of Virginia
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency