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About Sam C.

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Miami, FL
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My students can expect a lesson that's full of fun, engaging and accompanied by a high level of passion and energy.
I'm result oriented and very dedicated to my students and provide students with a lot of constructive feedback during the lessons.
Lessons will mainly focus on students strength and weaknesses, through many different means. The lessons are supplemented by several materials: work book problems, live game play, student's game analysis, online resources, classic game review and much more. My custom lesson plans are based on the student's background and experience. But I always try to make it fun!

About Sam
If you are looking for a top national chess teacher, with over a decade of professional full-time teaching experience, result driven, proven record and highly educated, look no further.
I HAVE RAISED STUDENTS RATINGS OVER 1000+ points in approximately 1year!! Please find another teacher online that can make that claim and also prove it! I have not found one yet. In this world you get what you pay for, so if you are looking for value, you have found the right chess teacher- welcome!

I'm a certified teacher and a national ranked chess player, with a 2100+ rating on ICC. During my 10 years + as a professional full-time chess teacher, I have taught OVER 1000 kids from grades K-8 and won many prestigious awards/trophies. Furthermore, I also have extensive experience teaching adults.

I graduated from the # 2 ranked university in the country
on a scholarship. I also served as the president of my university's successful chess club.

For many years now, I have been teaching chess full-time in south Florida to grades K-8. I really enjoy teaching and my school's team has won many prestigious national and local titles/trophies, under my leadership.
Furthermore, in the past few years, my students have placed in the top ranks, at the "Florida States Chess Championship," in section K-8. Additionally, my students have also won several 1st place trophies in many local tournaments.

My passion for chess is really manifested though my teaching style and it's never a dull moment when I teach. As a professional teacher, I’m very patient and focus mainly of each of my students’ individual strengths and weaknesses.
Moreover, I then customize a personalized curriculums for each of my students, once I have assessed them. Additionally, having a degree in psychology, from a #2 university allows me to implement many effective learning/teaching strategies for my students’ lessons.

I know how important it is to keep students engaged, therefore, I bring a high level of energy, dedication and fun to the lessons.

I have the credentials, experience and knowledge to maximize my student's potential.

Please inquire today.
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Milos July 3, 2019
· Chess · In studio
I normally don’t leave feedback, but wanted to take the time to say that I am extremely pleased with Sam and he has exceeded our expectations. Our son loves his
Lessons! Thank you.
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Sebastian C. July 3, 2019
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Sam is a fabulous instructor, my kids love his lesson and both their ratings went up over 300+ points in 6weeks!!
Wow! It’s really hard to find someone like Sam, we have tried several other teacher and really happy we found Sam. 5/5 stars!!
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Bindu .. June 29, 2019
· Chess · Online
Unable to reach the teacher after multiple attempts. Recommend going for a different teacher.
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Sam C.

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About Howard B.

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Howard Beach, NY
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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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Howard B.

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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.

The Colony, TX 75056
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About Kris J.

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Would you like to learn how to play this beloved strategy game? Do you want to learn how to think 10 moves ahead? Chess is more than just a game, it's a life-skill and is part of critical thinking. I'd love to share my experience with you.

About Kris
I'm a pretty laid back easy going guy. If you want to learn a variety of things, check out my subjects and I'd be happy to help you.

I have quite a bit of life knowledge and experience that I'm willing to share. I see myself as more of a tutor, helping students along the path to get better grades and understand their subject material better.

Some things to expect during a lesson: We will go over the material and find any areas you are struggling with. We will hone in on those areas and get to the root of the issue, then build you up so that you have a solid base of understanding and can grow from there.

I hope we can partner to enhance your education and knowledge.
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michael April 24, 2019
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kris is the best!!
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Kris J.

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About Chris C.

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Austin, TX

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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
Experience Summary:

More than twenty years of tournament experience; tournament wins; wins against master (2300) players. Three years teaching experience, including online and in person lessons for both children and adults. Presented lectures at the Texas Tech Knight Raiders chess club on tactics and combinations.

Teaching Style:

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.

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ne-on-one lessons, we meet weekly at a quiet place such as a bookstore or library. I also give lessons in the home. Lessons are one hour in length. Bring the game score of recent games for us to look at, if possible! I encourage students to play during the week and can give you info on local clubs and other places to play.
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Scott May 25, 2019
· Chess · In home
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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About Bruce P.

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Wellington, FL

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I've been playing chess for over 50 years. In school, I implemented training sessions to help build our teams into stronger performances. I started training students again 10 years ago and enjoy the opportunity to share the passion of chess. I also teach dance and have been trained in teaching concepts by my wife, a teacher with a Masters! Whether young or old, we can be successful in your progress in chess!

About Bruce
Bruce learned the game of chess in the late 60's, becoming a "Fischer Kid" during the 70's. In high school, he easily captured the team championships and represented his school until graduating in 1976.

He taught some of his fellow students to play and improve in their games during this time and enjoyed sharing his joy of the game with others. Although life has sent him in many directions career-wise, he has never strayed far from chess.

In addition to chess, Bruce has played semi-pro football and is also now a dance instructor. His understanding of working with body and mind to create the best you makes him a unique choice in mentoring young students about chess and life in general. His enthusiasm for life and the activities he teaches are contagious and he hopes that each of his students enjoy the time with him enough to "pass
it forward" to others!
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Bruce P.

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About Dennis U.

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Los Angeles, CA
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I have been playing chess for well over 30 years. I have taught one on one
children and adults for about 10 years. I have great patience when I teach
students never believing that any concept is too difficult to understand or
master. I have a love for the game that I want to instill in others
I have hundreds of chess books and have gotten to know lots of chessplayers
throughout the years. I do my best to have my students gain and UNDERSTANDING of the game rather than just rote memorization.

About Dennis
I have been playing chess for 30 + years and have a USCF expert rating. I have
taught chess in afterschool programs and one on one in homes for over 10 years.
I worked for a law enforcement agency for over 10 years. I feel I have great patience to work with students with a wide range of abilities. Chess is a game that
takes years to master, lots ofs tudying and alot of playing in tournaments to get really good. I live on the westside of Los Angeles near a chess club.
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Dennis U.

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About Carlos H.

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Brownsville, TX
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I am a Chess Grandmaster, with my lesson you will learn the most important concepts of chess, and you will learn how to analyze your own games and the most from your games and mistakes. You will see the improvement in your logical thinking and your calculations and strategies.

About Carlos
I am a Chess Grandmaster from Cuba, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. In Cuba, I was part of the National Chess team from 2012 until I came to the USA in 2015. I have trained many students in different countries, Colombia, Panama, Bolivia, and Mexico, some of them achieving huge success and FIDE titles.
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Carlos H.

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$50 / 30-min

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