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About Mark J.

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The Colony, TX
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I have been playing chess competitively since the mid-70's, am a certified Local Tournament Director, and have run chess clubs in many different locations. My current chess rating puts me in the top 5% of competitive players in Texas and the top 10% nationally.

I have an organized curriculum available which I customize to the needs of the student. Another aspect of our lessons requires playing games so I can see that the student has gained the skill taught, and give them an opportunity to put a new skill to practical use. I make use of problems, special playing situations, and review games the student has played once the student learns to write the moves down using standard move notation.

I also offer discounts for group sessions, if interested.

About Mark
I have a BS in Economics (minor Math) and an MS in Economics both from Southern lllinois University at Edwardsville. I also have taken all of the coursework for a PhD in Economics from St. Louis University. I also have 30+ years of experience in Business Economics, Mathematics, and Statistics. I've taught Intro to Business Forecasting (undergrad level), and Introduction to Competitive Intelligence (Graduate Level).

I'm a Veteran of the US Air Force, with a highest rank of Staff Sergeant.

For Chess lessons, I've been a competitive chess player since 1974, and a Life Member of the US Chess Federation since 1974 as well. My current rating is 1790, which places me in the top 5% of competitive players in Texas and the top 10% in the United States. I'm also a certified local chess coach and a certified local tournament director for th
e US Chess Federation and have originated and run chess clubs in many different locations, depending on my travels.
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Aniket P. August 15, 2017
· Chess · In home
First lesson was great.
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Mark J.

Mark J.

The Colony, TX 75056
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About Mathew M.

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Norristown, PA

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I have been coaching chess for many years. What makes chess lessons unique with me is that I make the chess lessons exciting, fun to learn, I point out mistakes/weaknesses in a very kind way, I give good examples of moves/positions relate to real life, I teach people the psychology of playing chess, and I improve people's game through love and repetition. I teach several opening variations as well as middle-game and end-game tactics. But I focus on what people's weaknesses are and I make those weaknesses their greatest strength.

About Mathew
I have been coaching chess for years. I have been passionately studying the game of chess for 13 years. I am currently a 1987 USCF player (Class A player). My highest rating was 2121 for chess.com blitz rating. But I am committed to go to 2200+ USCF player (National Master player). I have won several chess tournaments as well. I recently won the 2018 Philadelphia Open Chess Tournament.

I am currently coaching several students to go above and beyond their expectations. If you hire me as your coach, I will take you above and beyond your expectations in the game of chess. My coaching style is hands on, which means that I provide move by move feedback. My coaching philosophy is grounded in encouragement and meticulous game review. My one student that I have been coaching for 2 years went from never playing chess to a 1350 USCF chess rating
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I graduated from Kutztown University of PA in 2013 with a B.S. in Biology: Molecular/Micro/Cell with two Minors in Mathematics and Biochemistry. I have such a passion for math, science, and chess. And I try to live with that passion everyday and show that passion to people everyday.
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Fatima September 11, 2018
· Chess · In home
Mathew is great instructor. He teaches my 8 yrs old daughter chess. He gives her all the attention she needs and encourage her in every step of the way! I can tell he is very passionate about his job and takes it seriously while having fun teaching it at the same time!
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Jad July 26, 2018
· Chess · Online
Matt as my first chess coach and has greatly increased my understanding of chess. My games are now competitive with players 400 to 600 rating points above me and I feel I am improving every week. Funny how much I can learn quickly after playing for forty years, with just a few lessons.
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Ross July 24, 2018
· Chess · In studio
Matt is the best!! My chess game has improved dramatically under Matt’s instruction.
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Mathew M.

Mathew M.

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About Richard S.

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Aurora, CO

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I'm a USCF National Master with a peak rating of 2335. My chess style is what I call "active positional". I build up my forces while seeking to gain the initiative, and then strike with a killer tactic!

I can definitely help you with improving your skill level and appreciation for the game!

About Richard
I'm a chess master who knows what it takes to become good at this game. I've competed against some of the nation's top players and did alright. If you work with me, I'll do everything I can to help you to improve your chess level!
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Richard S.

Richard S.

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$35 / 30-min

About Bora Y.

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Brooklyn, NY
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USCF expert & certified coach, enthusiastic about the game, and friendly teacher,

10+ years of experience working with Grandmasters,

15+ years tournament play and psychology experience,

Can help you improve on various aspects of the game -- over the board, as well as online lessons,

Specializing in players rated 800-1800 level.

About Bora
Know thyself is the saying, and it applies to chess as well.

Everyone is different. Each has his/her different objectives. Everyone also his/her own strengths and weaknesses.

I tailor the lessons taking these into the account, and focusing on improving on the weaknesses within the framework of the student's goals.

I try to put the emphasis on calculation, middle-game positions, and endgames, however.
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Thomas May 22, 2018
· Chess · In studio
I am taking weekly lessons with Bora in order to push my game to the next level. Bora is passionate about chess, and it really shows in his approach to teaching, which I find to be both entertaining and effective. Bora is also a nice person all around and I would not hesitate to recommend him to my friends and/or their kids.
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Bora Y.

Bora Y.

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About Damon R.

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Cleveland, OH
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My students and I have a LOT OF FUN!! Chess is a complex game with advanced cognitive applications. I transform the entire learning process into a simplified and easy-to retain methodology, all while having fun!

About Damon
I’m a National chess expert turned coach, and my lessons are both fun and impactful! I specialize in teaching chess to all levels, whether brand new to the game or a seasoned veteran. What makes my lessons special is that my class is FUN! My students, especially enjoy the prizes that they can win as they show their adeptness when they master a certain skill.
Additionally, I have a complete background check available upon request, as I also teach in several elementary/middle schools in the Cleveland/Beachwood/Solon area.
With my other students we meet once or twice a week either at their home or a library/Starbucks at a convenient distance from both of us.
Come have a blast with The Fun Chess Instructor!!
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Damon R.

Damon R.

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About alison L.

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San Jose, CA
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Specializing in a a playful and down to earth approach. Lessons are customized to the interest and style each individual. All ages welcome. Light-hearted and fun environment encouraged.

About alison
It is always an absolute joy to see people of all walks of life and ages catch a fish for the first time or on new waters! This is my number one choice if I could have a dream job. All proceeds go to me working on buying my first tournament style bass boat. Chess is a runner up in things that I enjoy to stimulate my mind...all ages welcomed and it's never too late to start!
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alison L.

alison L.

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$72 / 30-min

About William E.

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Charlotte, NC
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Greetings! I am an advanced chess player of 15 years and have participated in many tournaments and have won many games against very experienced players. If you're looking to learn the basics and pick up the game, or if you're looking to learn advanced strategies and tactics, then please drop me a message!

My lessons will be very interactive and will revolve around many examples and games.

All ages are welcomed!

About William
Greetings, My name is William, but everyone calls me Liam.

I am an inspired musician, college graduate of computer science from Radford University class of '17, computer/math tutor, and life-long student who loves Chess. I am a bass player who has performed in some bands back in university, and it serves as my primary instrument.

I currently work a day job as an IT Security Specialist as well as a tutor to students for mostly Math and Computer Science topics. I love my work in IT, and have many side hobbies that I am looking teach to others!

If you're interested in Guitar, Bass Guitar, Chess, Computer Programming, Mathematics, or are a student struggling to learn material in Computer Science or Math related courses, then you have come to the right place!

I look forward to helping you develop in any of the subject matters I am offe
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William E.

William E.

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