Thomas Hodo
Chicago, IL
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Thomas Hodo

Thomas H.

Chicago, IL
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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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Myla M.
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Great patience and positive energy

Posted Mar 23, 2020
William C.
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Great lesson! He made sure everything was understandable, and easy to remember.

Posted May 24, 2019
Aleah P.
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Good teacher

Posted Oct 17, 2017
Myat L.
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I just want to say, "I am very pleased working with Thomas." I never thought that I could master the game of chess especially by being impatient and a slower learner. This is my fourth lesson and I have already played a game of chess. Thank You So Much, Thomas. I can't wait until my next lessons.

Posted Sep 29, 2016
Barbara
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What an easy going and patient young man. So far, so good!

Posted Sep 19, 2016

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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

VIRTUS
Jan 2013

virtus.org

Protecting God's Children for Adults training.

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