- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5 to 65 and special needs
- Teaching since:
- January 2014
Hi there, my name is Siddharth and I have been teaching chess in public and private schools, including private lessons, over the last three years.
I love to see students grow with each lesson and accomplish their goals. Under my tutelage, I have helped students advance from beginner level to tournament level competition. Recently, two of my students have won in their respective tournaments.
I attended De Monte Fort University in England and earned my degree in Textile Technology and Business Management in 1976. Since then I have been fortunate to be able to travel worldwide.
I enjoy teaching children of all ages, as well as adults. My philosophy is to make chess a fun experience while improving my students' technical skills.
I look forward to helping you reach your goals.
I have been teaching chess to students in Montgomery and Frederick County Public as well as Private Schools for the past three years
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The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is the official, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) US membership organization for chess players and chess supporters of all ages and strengths, from beginners to Grandmasters. Our mission is to empower people through chess one move at a time. Our vision is to enrich the lives of all persons and communities through increasing the play, study, and appreciation of the game of chess.+ Read More
My 7yr old has been going to Siddharth sir since 1yr now. Under Siddharth's sir guidance my son has really excelled in chess, he also took part in a chess competition and won through all the rounds in his age group and got his 1st trophy. Siddharth sir has helped him through learning the game further and building his strategies, he is really patient with him and prepared him well for the next stage.+ Read More
Mr. Siddharth is an excellent chess teacher with great patience and experience! My son has been enjoying the chess classes he teaches online.
Very happy to meet this wonderful chess instructor ! We had online lessons with Mr.Siddharth before the chess tournament and my son took the first prize! He got lots of useful techniques and tips from Mr.Siddharth that helped him to win. His lesson is always very interesting, full of new information and the time flies by !+ Read More
My son loved his first class very much. Would love to see his progress.
A lot to absorb for a first lesson.
Siddharth taught my son some very useful principles strategies. We will be arranging for more lessons from him for sure.
My son (age 11) loved Mr. Siddharth ! Great experience 💙💙
Coach Siddarth worked with my 7 yr old twins this summer .. The kids have phenomenally improved .. From knowing just the basics .. in 20 classes .. kids can now play a decent game ..
Highly recommend !
The learning experience was great and very informative. The only minor problem that occurred was that the video kept freezing every three seconds, making it difficult to understand what the instructor was saying. However, this may only be a website problem; my experience with Siddharth was enjoyable and educational.+ Read More
Execellent teacher. He made my son more passionate about chess. Can't thank him enough.
Very friendly, nice guidance. Today was the first class, wish a great learning sessions ahead.
Coach Siddharth was my daughter’s chess coach this past spring. He coached the beginner students and was extremely patient and kind while the students got up to speed with the rest of the group. He is very knowledgeable and his passion for the game can be seen through demonstration of various strategies he teaches. This was my daughter’s first experience with chess club. She learned so much and had her first check mate!+ Read More
A very patient and friendly teacher, both my kids have enjoyed learning how to play chess!.
Great teacher. Smart, patient, easy going, and really knows the game of chess.
Mr. Siddharth is a good chess teacher with patience. My son enjoyed to learn chess from him.
Siddharth is a very good chess teacher. My son learned learned a lot in 2 sessions and really enjoyed it.
I enjoyed taking lessons with Mr.Siddharth. He was a really cool instructor I could talk to and easily forget about time. It's always good to be so engaged with what you are learning that you put all your focus into the subject, and he easily allowed that. I even went over time in my first lesson, we were both so engaged!
I highly recommend Mr.Siddharth as an instructor. I am a relatively advanced player, but I can see how his wisdom can transfer over to beginners and intermediates. I will consider even more lessons in the future. One small caveat was his small bouts of absent-mindedness (moving the wrong piece, forgetting what as the last move), but that never caused so much confusion I didn't know what was going on.
Overall, he doesn't disappoint. Book a lesson with him, and you'll learn something.
Knew the game well and had lots of experience. Good at explaining.
Very friendly and patient Tutor. My daughter was introduced to the game for the first time and she has learned a lot in the last 3 sessions. Curriculum used is very good. Introduces a new idea everyday and winds up the session with practicing what was taught earlier that session.+ Read More
Siddharth was very patient and helped my two kids 8 & 10 a great deal with their chess. Very professional and a great teacher!
Siddharth sir has had a very positive influence on my sons chess skills and strategy. He is a great mentor for him my 7 year old looks forward to each class with him so he can learn and practice new skills
Siddharth is an excellent teacher. My son goes to beginners chess class and he totally loves it.
I liked it very much.
My son is enjoying the class so far.
My son and daughter joined 6 months back both are really liked the chess class and improved a lot Siddharth it was greatly appreciated.
My son has recently started learning from Siddharth sir. He likes it alot.
Siddharth is a very good teacher.
We are happy with Siddharth
Coach Siddharth is an excellent coach!! He is very dedicated to his job as well as his student. He is always supporting and guiding Tyler to be the best at chess by providing different techniques to fit his age. Tyler has made so much progress and he enjoys coming to chess. I’m really happy and pleased with coach Siddharth!!+ Read More
I must admit, in the beginning I was reluctant on trying our online lessons. However, Siddharth was awesome. We had connectivity problems and he just rolled with it. The lessons online were great and our boys really enjoy learning chess.
Mr.Siddarth is a wonderful chess coach. My son enjoys his class a lot.
My kids are enjoying coach Siddharth chess classes. He is a great coach. My kids
are always look forward to going to his classes. Coach Siddharth has helped improve
their chess games greatly. My kids are ready to part in the tournament. I would
highly recommend any parents to send their kids to coach Siddarth chess classes.
Coach Siddharth has been a colleague of mine and a chess coach in great standing at Silver Knights Enrichment for the past few years; during this time I have had the privileged of co-coaching groups of young chess enthusiasts with him on numerous occasions and have been continually appreciative of Siddharth's ability to effectively impart his vast knowledge of chess concepts and principles to young students. In addition to his enthusiasm for teaching, he also has a patient demeanor and a wonderful way with kids. Recently I was pleased to learn that one of Siddharth's private students participated in his first scholastic chess tournament and won First Place in his division! Bravo coach!+ Read More
My Kid started going to Siddharth's Chess class few months ago, he is really enjoying in playing chess. Instructor is very encouraging and my kid is always ready to go to chess class at any time. He is an excellent teacher.My son is having a very great time in learning Chess from Siddharth .+ Read More
Mr.Siddharth is a great coach. My kids love him and the lessons he teaches. They were able to quickly learn the basics and new tricks. He spends lot of time with my kids playing against them and help improve their moves. I strongly recommend Mr.Siddharth for chess coaching.+ Read More
My experience as working along with Sid as his Chess Aide at various school locations; is he has excellent classroom management skills which in turn the students grasp the lessons more quickly. Also, the students are more engaged in the lessons as well. He is aware of making sure all students understand how each piece moves and knows what to do at the end of each lesson before they play a game. He praises each student on their ability and knowledge of chess and helpful with others who are still learning the basics. As a chess aide and helper for Sid, I thoroughly enjoy working with someone who has great enthusiasm!+ Read More
Siddarth is amazing with his students. He able to keep young children engaged and ensures students are all active participants in lessons. He manages to be observant of multiple games and always willing to give assistance. His knows his content and is exciting to watch work.+ Read More
Sid is an excellent chess coach. My two daughters benefitted from his style and experience in chess. Verrrry gentle with kids and that helps create an environment where kids develop a love for the game. Sid is also easy to work with for parents.
I have worked with Siddharth for quite some time and he is a great teacher and enthusiastic in how he works with students. He's a great guy!