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These Chess teachers are highly rated by students in the Arcadia area, including Mill Spring.

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I teach beginners, intermediate, and advanced players.

Advance players are those who play in tournaments and have a USCF (United States Chess Federation) rating between 1000-1799.

For advance players I offer a special package which includes a longer session, PGN (Portable Games Notation) of master level games and access to a chess Share drive.

About Lawrence

I have worked independently as a chess teacher for over 14 years. I play in National tournaments and I have an online chess profile.

I have worked with two of the largest chess instruction companies in the U.S., Silver Knights and Chess Wizards.

My primary focus is with students who play in tournaments but I also work well with people who just want to learn the game.

As a self taught player I understand and emphasize with adult players who have time constraints.

A recent student of mine placed in the 2015 PA state championship for his age group.

I have a BS degree in Marketing from Georgetown University
I have a MS degree in Information Technology from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

When I am not teaching chess I work as a HR Consultant.

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June 13, 2018
Matthew
Very good instructor, I have had two lessons so far with Lawrence. The first lesson he introduced me to the type of software he uses, he referred me to certain websites I should check out, like chessgames.com where we analyzed some master games in the opening that I play and an overview of what we would cover in lessons. My second lessons we worked on some tactics and some positions because I wanted to focus on more of my middle game. And he also helped prepare me for an upcoming tournament I am playing in by going over my openings. His explanations are clear, and he provides many additional resources to explore and study.
May 3, 2018
Kathy
Lawrence is just awesome .. I am doing so much better than I ever dreamt I could. I a so happy to have found him! Thank you Lawrence
March 14, 2018
Marsha
Great teacher!

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Lawrence B.

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Lean the best ways to start a game of chess, how to strategically setup your pieces, and close the game with a victory.

About Rich

I am an internet marketer with 5 years of experience in highly competitive industries such as legal, insurance, real estate, and plumbing, to name a few. Come and learn WordPress and search engine optimization with me; I'll be your teacher that I wish I had when I was learning to develop websites and rank in searches.

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October 16, 2019
Richard ..
Rich knows how to set up your new business in the most cost effective ways. And how to get the most out of your start up money. I recommend him highly.
October 2, 2019
Richard ..
He explains what he's doing very clearly
September 7, 2019
Richard
Helpful and patient

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Rich R.

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Have been active in chess for over 50 years and have taught senior citizens, young children. Study and play daily and coordinate my lessons with with interactive media, testing and deep dive in the basics. Rated at or around 1750-1800 and enjoy 3-5 minute blitz games.

About Howard

Have 40 years of chess playing with tournament and blitz activity. Average rating 1700--1800 and able to provide fundamental theory and tactics for beginners and intermediate players. Great fun and work with video, print and graphics to assist in teaching.

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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.

About Siddharth

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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September 7, 2019
Ajit
July 11, 2019
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July 9, 2019
Thiru

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Jean-Marc J.

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Learn the basics of chess or how to improve your game if you already know how to play.

About Jean-Marc

Hi, there! My name is Jean-Marc and I can't wait to meet you! I'm a software engineer. I have been teaching computer technology lessons since 2007 and have loved helping my students excel in programming, web development, and productivity programs. I went to The University of Wisconsin and earned a degree in Computer Science in 2017. My teaching style is patient, thorough and detail oriented. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

Skills:
PHP
JAVA
SQL
Mysql
HTML
CSS
JAVASCRIPT
Microsoft Access
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Powerpoint
Microsoft Windows

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October 4, 2019
Theo C.
Easy to work with and very responsive
July 10, 2019
Dorothy S.
Good attitude
January 18, 2019
Gary Soward

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Jean-Marc J.

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Chris C.

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My teaching style is progressive and tailored to the individual student. Each lesson builds on what was learned before. We go over games that the student has played, especially losses to higher rated players. For beginning players and juniors I teach the fundamentals and build from there. Suggested books are Comprehensive Chess Course, for beginners, and Chess The Easy Way by Reuben Fine, for more advanced players.

About Chris

I'm a patient and experienced chess teacher with 8 years of experience teaching children and adults. My teaching approach is practical and fun. We look at the chess games that you've played, and I teach the fundamentals of chess strategy and tactics based on these games.

I have more than twenty years of tournament experience, and I was awarded the title of First Category player by the United States Chess Federation, along with a rating of 2050 (Expert). I have tournament wins against master-level players rated as high as 2300.

Whether you prefer in-person or online lessons I will work with your schedule to meet your needs.

The best way to improve is to regularly play rated games, analyze the games with a strong player, and learn from the books and videos that are well-matched to your skill level. I provide advice on all these re

sources and have teaching materials prepared if you are interested in spending some time on them.

Please message me here at this site for more information and to chat about your needs and goals.
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May 25, 2019
Scott
Chris is an excellent teacher and he's really helped me improve my game. In one lesson he showed me an opening that I used to win against a strong player. We go over games that I've played and he always has helpful suggestions. I highly recommend Chris as a chess teacher.

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Chris C.

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I have been teaching chess to players of all ages and at all initial skill levels for over 25 years. I am able to assess the current their knowledge and create a custom plan to help each student achieve their goals. Whether that is just learning the movement of the pieces and rules of the game, becoming a club player, getting ready for tournament play, or learning the techniques essential to mastering the game.

About Jay

Do you love the game of chess? Great! So do I! I am a full time chess player and chess coach, and my biggest goal is to share the beauties and wonder of the royal game with as many people as I can.

I believe learning should be fun, so I make your custom lessons enjoyable through fun analogies and interesting discussion! I also believe you will learn best through discovery, and I will be your guide!

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Jay G.

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Understanding various levels of teaching method
Personalized curriculum for each student
Making lessons fun with different techniques and strategies
Developing discipline and critical thinking skills

About Steve

Provide personalized learning curriculum
Assist in developing strategic and critical thinking skills
Have fun while learning
Learn the importance of patience and discipline

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Tristan
"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 engage
d 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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Maria
"We are happy to see that Sam is also teaching privately now. He's been teaching chess at my son's school since we moved to Fl. And its been fantastic, wit
h Sam's help our school won 3rd place at the Florida States Championships!!!
You rock SAM!!!"
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Daniel S.
"Wanted to share my experience. I'm in my late 30's and wanted to improve my chess skills, and i'm so happy I was able to find Sam. The lessons are challen
ging, but at the same time very fun! I have already improved my USCF rating by 372 points in 3 months!! After having tried 3-4 other chess teachers, Sam's been the absolute best and will stick with him!"
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Rohit
"My son is enjoying the class so far."
Brittany reichenau
"My son (age 11) loved Mr. Siddharth ! Great experience 💙💙"
SThimma
"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 alway
s 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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Kavitha
"A very patient and friendly teacher, both my kids have enjoyed learning how to play chess!.

Thanks You!"
Siri
"Siddharth is an excellent teacher. My son goes to beginners chess class and he totally loves it."
Scott
"Chris is an excellent teacher and he's really helped me improve my game. In one lesson he showed me an opening that I used to win against a strong player.
We go over games that I've played and he always has helpful suggestions. I highly recommend Chris as a chess teacher."
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