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thomas H.
Chicago, Illinois
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Beginning students can expect to learn piece movement, game rules, point value, notation, opening theory, pawn structure, en passant, check v. Checkmate v. Stalemate, pawn promotion, castling, and more. Intermediate students can expect to quickly refresh on all the above as well as learn techniques like pins, forks, skewers, discovered check, double threat, advanced openings, end game theory, tournament prep, and so much more.
About thomas H.

"Good things come to those who know chess." -Thomas H. A bit about myself, I started playing chess at the age of 9 and have been playing ever since. I have been apart of several championship teams, and I have achieved many individual honors as well. I currently play chess professionally, teach (k-8) afterschool lessons for Chess Wizards, head instruction for the youth/adult program Rebuild Knights, and I am a member of team Illinois. My lessons include worksheets, gameplay vs. Myself, and a tablet for cpu play and analysis. If you have any questions feel free to ask! Let's schedule your lesson today!

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Great Job!

Posted Nov 27, 2021
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Thomas is so thorough, helpful, and clear. He clearly understands and loves chess, and his excitement for it is contagious. My son loves doing lessons with him. Thank you!!

Posted Oct 10, 2021
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Best chess teacher ever that I ever had seen in my life and he is the best person that I ever have seen play chess in my entire life and I want to see my chess teacher and my dad have a great chess battle I’m going to be able to get to watch them I hope at least if they let me and if they get a chance to meet each other I wonder who will win I think you’re going to win Mr. Thomas anyway bye.

Posted Sep 29, 2021
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Experience
Chess Instructor/ IL Site Manager
Aug 2012 - Present
Chess Wizards
As a Chess Wizard's Chess Instructor I provide a fun, safe elective learning program typically held after-school at various locations. ages typically range from pre K to 5th grade and class sizes up to 20 children per instructor for veteran instructors. (10 to 1 is normal ratio). I have fingerprint and FBI background clearance to work in CPS, Catholic, Charter, Montessori, and Private schools. as the IL manager, I mainly assist the instructors with chess knowledge and child safety tips.
Languages
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Certifications
Mandated Reporter
Jan 2021
Department of Family Services
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation as a continuing education sponsor of selected social work, professional counselor, and marriage and family therapy training. If you wish to use this course for professional continuing education credit, you must print and submit your certificate to the appropriate regulatory agency. DCFS cannot provide any other form of documentation. Social Work Sponsor License # 159-000526 Marriage and Family Therapy Sponsor License # 168000102 Professional Counseling Sponsor License # 197-000001
VIRTUS
Jan 2013
Virtus
Protecting God's Children for Adults training.

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