Siddharth Galliara

Siddharth G.

Clarksburg, MD
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Lesson Details

Chess

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching chess for 3 years and my students have gone on to tournament level and won competitions. Within the first few lessons, my students have developed a deeper understanding of chess strategies As the progressed further in their lessons they have developed special moves to win the chess games. I take pride in my students' success and love working with them. I do provide tournament chess boards for my students.
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About

Siddharth passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Siddharth delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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.

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Experience

Chess Coach
Jan 2015 - Present
Silver Knights Enrichments LLC

I have been teaching chess to students in Montgomery and Frederick County Public as well as Private Schools for the past three years

Consultant
May 2012 - Present
Potomac Pizza Palace LLC

Manage employees ranging from line cooks to managers. Developed training programs for the staffs to enable better customer service. Created marketing needs and strategy to increase sales. Maintained accounting and finances of the business.

Education

Certificate in Textile Design
Jul 1976 - Oct 1977
Neuchatel Design School
Bachelor Business Management and Textile Technology
Aug 1972 - Jul 1976
De Monte University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Gujarati
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Hindi
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Urdu
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Protect Children ( Maryland )
Oct 2015
SHIELD THE VULNERABLE

Completed the course in child protection

Eliminating Bullying
Oct 2015
SHIELD THE VULNERABLE

Studied how to prevent bullying and handle bullying

Awards

Bachelor Business Management and Textile Technology
Jul 1976
De Monte University
Diploma in Textiles
Jul 1973
City of Leicester Polytechnic

Affiliations

United States Chess Federation
Oct 2016

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.

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Photos & Videos

Photo of my student who recently won his chess tournament. Couldn't be more proud of my student.

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Key opening principles for students
Photo by Siddharth G.
Photo by Siddharth G.

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Photo by Siddharth G.

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Lesson - Opening Principles
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41 Reviews

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Jacob Oct 21, 2018
Chess · Online

Siddharth taught my son some very useful principles strategies. We will be arranging for more lessons from him for sure.

Christian S. Oct 16, 2018
Chess · Online

Good

Brittany reichenau Oct 15, 2018
Chess · Online

My son (age 11) loved Mr. Siddharth ! Great experience 💙💙

Jasmine Oct 5, 2018
Chess · In home

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 !

RupaRani A. Oct 2, 2018
Chess · Online

Anirudh I. Sep 20, 2018
Chess · Online

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.

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Ali Sep 19, 2018
Chess · Online

The best

Sarmi B. Sep 17, 2018
Chess · Online

Excellent teacher

Sarmi Sep 4, 2018
Chess · Online

Execellent teacher. He made my son more passionate about chess. Can't thank him enough.

Anirudh I. Aug 30, 2018
Chess · Online

Rajarshi D. Aug 29, 2018
Chess · Online

Very friendly, nice guidance. Today was the first class, wish a great learning sessions ahead.

Ranjan D. Aug 29, 2018
Chess · Online

Mariam C. Aug 24, 2018
Chess · In studio

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!

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Kavitha Jul 30, 2018
Chess · Online

A very patient and friendly teacher, both my kids have enjoyed learning how to play chess!.

Thanks You!

Dan L. Jul 19, 2018
Chess · Online

Great teacher. Smart, patient, easy going, and really knows the game of chess.

Lillian Jul 18, 2018
Chess · In studio

Mr. Siddharth is a good chess teacher with patience. My son enjoyed to learn chess from him.

Chandu Jul 17, 2018
Chess · In studio

Siddharth is a very good chess teacher. My son learned learned a lot in 2 sessions and really enjoyed it.

Tristan Jul 17, 2018
Chess · Online

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.

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Pablo Jul 2, 2018
Chess · Online

Knew the game well and had lots of experience. Good at explaining.

Prashant Jun 9, 2018
Chess · Online

Great start.

Aneekah Jun 6, 2018
Chess · Online

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.

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Jennifer S. May 30, 2018
Chess · Online

Siddharth was very patient and helped my two kids 8 & 10 a great deal with their chess. Very professional and a great teacher!

Dhawal Apr 22, 2018
Chess · In studio

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

Siri Apr 6, 2018
Chess · In studio

Siddharth is an excellent teacher. My son goes to beginners chess class and he totally loves it.

Hema parvathareddy Mar 16, 2018
Chess · In studio

I liked it very much.

Rohit V. Jan 26, 2018
Chess · Online

My son is enjoying the class so far.

Divya Jan 10, 2018
Chess · Online

Kameshwari chandrasekar Dec 19, 2017
Chess · In studio

My son and daughter joined 6 months back both are really liked the chess class and improved a lot Siddharth it was greatly appreciated.

Meera Dec 13, 2017
Chess · In studio

My son has recently started learning from Siddharth sir. He likes it alot.
Siddharth is a very good teacher.

Divya Kestur Dec 12, 2017
Chess · In home

We are happy with Siddharth

Phuong Van Nov 25, 2017
Chess · In studio

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!!

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Disha Oct 5, 2017
Chess · Online

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.

Reddy A. Sep 28, 2017
Chess · In studio

Mr.Siddarth is a wonderful chess coach. My son enjoys his class a lot.

ranjana Sep 11, 2017
Chess · In studio

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.

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Jeff Apr 7, 2017
Chess · In home

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!

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SThimma Mar 28, 2017
Chess · In studio

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 .

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Raj Mar 21, 2017
Chess · In studio

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.

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Joanne Mar 21, 2017
Chess · In studio

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!

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Michael Mar 15, 2017
Chess · In studio

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.

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Ketan Ganatra Mar 14, 2017
Chess · In home

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.

Josh M. Mar 12, 2017
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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!

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