Silas Gossman

Silas G.

Lansdale, PA

About Silas G.

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Silas teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2010
Last sign in: Last week

Overview

Hello,

My name is Silas. I began my passion for chess when I was 6.

For three years, I worked daily with children and teenagers of various ages teaching them the tactics, rules, and theories of chess. This work was done through a well-known chess tutoring company based in the Greater Philadelphia area.
While instructing through this company, I would construct lesson plans adjusted for the lowest level in the class while allowing room to differentiate toward the highest level as well. I found it exciting to come up with new ways to engage children in the game and I always looked forward to the next lesson.

I am willing to teach beginner and intermediate level players. I would not simply teach the game, but also tournament etiquette and sportsmanship. If details of the student's current level of experience and history in the game could be provided prior to scheduling lessons that would be appreciated.

Experience

Chess Instructor

Dec 2010 - Oct 2013
Shining Knights Chess

- I prepared basic and advanced tactics lessons for chess curriculum
- I instructed large and small groups of children K-9 at various schools in the rules, theory, tactics, and etiquette of chess at the tournament level
-I provide other various recreational activities involving and/or related to the game for large and small groups of children in class and day-camp settings

Education

BA English

Aug 2009 - May 2011
Arcadia University

BA Creative Writing

Aug 2003 - May 2007
Susquehanna University

Awards

Janet Weis Writing Scholarship

May 2003
Susquehanna University

Affiliations

United States Chess Federation

Jan 2010
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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.

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