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Preston W.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $67
  • Teaching since 2010
  • BFA 90% from NCAD
  • Awarded CSSSA from California State Governor
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Preston W.

3 Reviews
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Chess is a beautiful game and has been proven to increase a students mathematic and cognitive skills. Critical thinking, strategy, patience, discipline, and prioritization are but only a few of the many virtues gained by learning this ancient game.

I am an Opening expert in chess rated 2000+. I teach the five animals of chess, (Dragon, Hedgehog, Chameleon, Bird and Orangutan). I can improve your opening middle game and ending!

About Preston

I have hundreds of hours teaching experience in many subjects spaning from sports chess and the arts. I have won numerous awards for my ability to communicate the detailed aspects of complicated intricate subject matter. I have been verified to teach all ages and have numerous background checks est

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Saurav
Amazing teacher! Got me up from 1000 to 1400 in 1 month. Used a principles based approach.
Karen
Great with a 10 yr old! Encouraging and patient. Great personality and a good artist.
Chengliang
Preston is a very nice coach. I was a beginner with zero experience before. After five lessons, I gained solid basic skills and feel more comfortable to rally. I feel growing by leaps and bounces.

He is very sharp about identifying the problem and then training accordingly. He is also kind and very patient to guide

Douglas T.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Douglas T.

6 Reviews
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Students will learn the fundamentals of this awesome game.
Learn Opening theory
Tactics, Strategy, Basic Endgames
Learn by analyzing grandmaster games

Advance from beginner to club level player by learning the basic fundamental of chess

About Douglas

Hi, my name is Douglas and I've been teaching music for nearly 15 years. I play piano, guitar and drums and love classical music as well as rock, blues, jazz, some country music and some pop music. My passion is to teach and to share my love of music to everyone. I look forward to learning your

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Shea A.
Douglas does a great job. Total relates to the kids on their level and makes learning fun.
Cami A.
Douglas does a great job. Total relates to the kids on their level and makes learning fun.
Kenny
Douglas is on time, has a easy personality and is willing to help us at our own speed. His willingness to come to our home is incredibly helpful
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Eric R.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Eric R.

9 Reviews
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Whether you have never touched a chess piece in your life or you have already beaten everyone who will play with you I would be thrilled to help you plan your next move. A typical first lesson would likely involve playing a game and analyzing it for mistakes, but if that isn’t your speed I will happily provide you with tactical puzzles or lessons on notation or work with you on a particular phase of the game you want to focus on. Let me help you take things to the next level while having fun along the way.

About Eric

My students have described me as patient and engaging. It is important to me that you have fun on your journey towards mastery. That doesn't mean it will be easy. Improvement requires consistent effort over time. Let me show you some of the tools that have helped me in my efforts, and help you avoi

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Elwin P.
I had fun working with Eric and I'm looking forward to our next lesson
Tim B.
Relaxed, no stress lesson. Eric is very encouraging with a complete novice.
Ramon L.
right on target and clear.

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Richard B.

1 Review
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Starting at $17
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1975
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Richard B.

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My approach to teaching is that the lessons have to be customized for each student. I start beginner lessons with exercises that help familiarize them with the movement of each piece. They will also develop a sense of the powers and unique abilities possessed by that piece.

My focus on intermediate and advanced students is to help them develop their tactical ability. Chess is primarily an exercise in pattern recognition. I helped them develop that pattern.

We will then customize the lessons based on the student's interests and the topics that I feel will improve their game. We will play over the games of the great grandmasters and develop endgame technique. We will utilize openings that promote tactical situations.

Finally, we will have a lesson on chess etiquette.

About Richard

Chess is an exciting game that provides mental stimulation. It is a good way to increase math and reading ability. It is also a good way to avoid Alzheimer's. I try to make chess instruction as interesting as possible. I will show the student how to build on their knowledge.

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Dillan
Richard is great! Super clear and to the point. Efficiently helped me analyze my mistakes and positions.
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Daniel M.

109 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, Russian
  • Teaches students 7 to 60
  • Teaching since 1997
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Daniel M.

109 Reviews
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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. Nothi

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Abigail
Great experience. Learned a lot of new material. I enjoyed the way he explained concepts that made it easy for me to understand 10/10 recommend.
Michael S.
Daniel makes my kids feel comfortable and they don't feel nervous. They like him as a teacher. They expect each lesson with desire and are very involved in the learning process.
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Thomas H.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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Thomas H.

31 Reviews
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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

"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, teac

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Tiffany
best chess teacher ever!!!!!!
LR
My son loves his lessons!
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"Three lessons in and things are going great so far. His explanations have been clear and easy to understand. Even if we are looking at a more complicated position, he's been able to break it down in a way that makes sense."
Allen
Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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"Straightforward, and a good instructor!"
Alan
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"he is good at teaching and is fun to learn with"
Asha
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"She was fantastic. We all loved her. Very knowledgeable and an excellent teacher."
Francesca
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"When your five year old grandson calls to say thanks ....priceless !!"
Sawyer
Took Chess lessons from Atousa P.
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"Fantastic first lesson! I’m enjoying it."
Montel
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Siddharth is very pleasant, patient, and knowledgeable. Glad I got the lessons."
Gary Lilienfield
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Eric was very patient with my little one. He not only teaches the game, he looks to make it fun and exciting. We enjoyed the lesson and hope to continue with him."
Caitlin
Took Chess lessons from Eric S.
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"Has a deep understanding of chess and is able to explain things well"
Grayson
Took Chess lessons from Jameson T.
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"It was a good experience! thank you."
Michael
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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