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Noah V.

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Starting at $15
  • Awarded Departmental Award for Outstanding Visual Artist from Andrew College
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Studio Art from Andrew College
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Noah V.

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It's never too late to learn a timeless game. In beginner chess, we will go over the fundamentals of the game. starting with how the pieces move and building a skill set that will lead to developing strategies and understanding chess theory. This will be a playing-based course, so you will learn by playing the game.

About Noah

Howdy! My name is Noah. I am a studio art major at Andrew College, but more importantly, I am a working artist. I am a published author and artist. I’m from Kennesaw, GA. I chose to go to Andrew College because of its work in the public art field. I plan to paint murals for my career, and I alread

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AARUSH
Excellent Coach. My 6 year old kid understand chess clearly with the movements in his first class.
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Joshua F.

61 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, Mandarin
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Joshua F.

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From castling to rey de Lopez to the gambit, I can teach you chess.

About Joshua

Hello, my name is Joshua. I have years of experience in teaching children, in music and many other subjects---including work with special needs children. I have been in professional bands, composed electronic music for video games and YouTube videos, and written and contributed to textbooks on mu

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Joshua G.
Joshua was very patient and nice. He worked at my son's pace and helped him feel more confident. We had a great experience!
Adam F.
Great as always!
AJ
Had to stop the class within 19 minutes because:
a) he showed a plain chess board with no numbers and letters and was forcing my kid to tell him coordinates/spaces as letters/numbers which my son has never learned before,
b) more importantly, he was extremely impatient with my son- when my son made a move but then immediately changed his mind (he's 6), Josh would be grunting in the background

Not the kind of impatience I would expect with a teacher that claims to be able to teach kids. When I jumped in and said I don't think this is working, he angrily said, "FINE!" NEVER AGAIN.
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Dipankar G.

28 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Bengali, Hindi, English
  • Bachelor of Technlogy (Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering) from National Institute of Technology Rourkela
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dipankar G.

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"My rating has gone up from 935 to 1474 in just 3 months working with Dipankar."
" I scored 1st place in the unrated category in my first chess tournament and went on to improve my rating by 200 points."
"The sessions are fun and educational and although I was a total beginner, I recently got my first ever medal in a chess tournament."

These are the testimonials from just a few of my students.

Learn from an International Chess Coach who is ranked in the top 7% of all players in the United States. As a coach, I have coached over 100 students ages 5 to 80 for 4+ years. My students have gained more than 500 rating points in a span of 3 months.

As a player, I have over 14 years of experience competing in various national and international tournaments. My USCF rating is around 1900 which puts me in the top 7% of all players in the United States.

Each lesson will be personalized to the unique strengths and weaknesses of the individual student. You will go through a structured ...

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"My rating has gone up from 935 to 1474 in just 3 months working with Dipankar." " I scored 1st place in the unrated category in my first chess tournament and went on to improve my rating by 200 points." "The sessions are fun and educational and although I was a total beginner, I recently got my f

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Andrew
Dipankar has been an amazing coach for my chess. He's thoughtful and precise with his teaching while keeping the lessons fun! Each lesson has been building on the previous one and I highly value his specific approach to helping adult learners of chess improve. I'm very excited to continue to work under his guidance.
Jared
When I first started getting lessons from Dipankar, I was rated around 1000 on chess.com. Since then, I've climbed up to 1500! Dipankar has a wonderful way of teaching. He lets you figure things out, and helps you along the way when you get stuck. He's given me great opening recommendations, game analyses (my games and master games), as well as many other resources to continue improving outside the lessons. Dipankar has helped me improve a TON!
Aaron
I have been taking lessons from Dipankar for five weeks. My game has already shown improvement. When I started my rating was 1050, now I am at 1250. That is a significant improvement. His lessons are engaging and he provides a lot of feedback. I recently won a difficult game using the tactics and pointers he provided in a recent lesson. I was elated. I recognized the advancement in my game. This coupled with Dipankar's tutelage continues to encourage me to strive for my goal of attaining a 2300 rating. I look forward to see what else I can achieve under his guidance.
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Sean C.

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  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 to 13
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Sean C.

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I have been playing chess for 20 years and have been teaching for 7 years. Currently, I excel in teaching tactics and getting students to think "that one extra move" ahead. Chess is much more than moving pieces around. Chess teaches countless life values and lessons. Each move has a consequence. Only you get to decide if it's a good or negative consequence. I am physically unable to move the pieces which is why I preach "Use your brain and don't touch the pieces until you are certain of your move!"

About Sean

I am 25 years old and live in South Carolina. I am an outgoing extrovert and enjoy working with parents and students. I have been playing chess for 20 years and have been teaching for 7 years. I excel in teaching tactics and getting students to think "that one extra move" ahead. Chess is much more t

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Daniel M.

117 Reviews
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  • Speaks Russian, Spanish
  • Awarded 2nd position in the Open Chess District Tournament from Municipalidad de San Miguel
  • Language and Literature from Baptist University of the Americas
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Daniel M.

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I am an avid chess player. I am a 3rd category chess player. I am part of the Chess Federation in Peru and USA. I can teach little kids as well as to people who want to improve their openings, middle game, and endgame. My Rating is 1500+.

About Daniel

I love teaching, I can teach you at where you at and take you where you need to be. I only need a student with the desire to learn and to practice. I like to help students realize they have the intelligence and ability to solve the problems on their own, they just need the right direction. Nothin

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brooke G.
very patent teacher
brent G.
he helps me learn how to draw better then i already can thank you
Mattias
The teacher was very professional
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Danial A.

38 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Business Administration from University of Southern California
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded 5 Time National Chess Champion from United States Chess Federation
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Danial A.

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At age 11 I achieved the title of Master, and since then have become an International Master (with 1 Grandmaster norm), 5-time National Champion and am currently the #1 18-year-old on the west coast of the United States. Without chess instruction from the most patient, inspiring, and hardworking chess coaches none of this would have been possible.

I began to play chess at 7 years old and after my coach ended our first class by saying, "Every champion was once a beginner" my youthful imagination ran wild and I was hooked. My early development in chess proved to be nontraditional where my structured classes provided by my school were supplemented by the aggressive, unconventional playing styles I learned from spending my weekends sneaking games in with hustlers at my local chess park. Yet learning these vastly different approaches to the game allowed me to become a more complete player, and after 6 weeks of practice, I could beat every kid in my class and almost defeated my coach. ...

About Danial

At age 11 I achieved the title of Master, and since then have become an International Master (with 1 Grandmaster norm), 5-time National Champion, North American Junior Champion, and am currently the #1 19-year-old on the west coast of the United States. Without chess instruction from the most patie

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Telula
I've tried many different chess instructors and Danial really stood out. Great at pinpointing my weaknesses, and identifying when to use which principle. Best chess coach on the website
Tina
Try the online lessons! Great at explaining difficult concepts, and can quickly identify everything you need to work on. Danial gave me a reliable framework to think about any chess problem that arises. Definitely recommend!
tolen
Extraordinary player and coach! Danial really helped me pinpoint what to work on and challenged me to visualize several possibilities.

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Average Cost of Chess Lessons in Houston, TX

The average cost of 60-minute chess lessons in Houston is $75. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $160 per hour.
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"Extraordinary player and coach! Danial really helped me pinpoint what to work on and challenged me to visualize several possibilities."
tolen
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"thanks for having me over"
Govardhana
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"This was my first chess lesson, Kyle was great.
I highly recommend him."
Dominick
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Steller chess teacher!
Sam, is just such a great instructor. He's highly educated and professional and brings a wealth of knowledge to each chess lessons. He really went out of his way to connect with my 10 year old son-He's fantastic with children. Sam, convinced my son to play in tournaments and in the past 6 months, his rating has gone up by 700 USCF points! I could not be happier- Thank you Sam!"
Alejandro
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"My son has improved a lot after he started taking chess lessons from Mr. Siddharth. He has learnt a lot of new techniques and is excited to use them in games."
Antony
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Siddharth is an incredible teacher. I am just a novice--maybe intermediate--player, but he helped me up my game a lot! He is a nice person and always seems to be teaching someone. Great lesson plans, too. He's awesome."
Nicole
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Mr. Siddharth is an excellent instructor especially for chess beginners, he patiently guides my child step by step on each move, having kids to discover the sense of playing Chess and enjoy the game, I would highly recommend Mr. Siddharth."
John
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Very professional and knowledgeable!"
Rasmus J.
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Fantastic teacher, very professional and engaging. Cheers!"
Daniel S
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Hiro is great! He knows his chess and is an excellent patient teacher. Thank you Hiro."
Nancy Takashima
Took Chess lessons from Hiro H.
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