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Victor Z.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1999
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Victor Z.

2 Reviews
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0-15 minutes. Review homework.
16-30 minutes. Learn a new theory (strategy, tactics, endgame, openings, etc).
31-60 minute. Analyze your own games or the ones played by the grand-masters and chess champions and reinforce your knowledge.

About Victor

I am International Chess Master with FIDE ELO 2402. Played more than 100 tournaments and also professionally in the German team championship I did play for Frankfurt for about 7 years. Coaching students on how to play chess for over 20 years.

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Aakriti
Really great teacher.
Jun
I learned a lot of principles in chess that I never learned before from previous chess teachers. Vic is a great teacher and makes the class very interactive.
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Dipankar G.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Bengali, Hindi, English
  • Bachelor of Technlogy (Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering) from National Institute of Technology Rourkela
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dipankar G.

27 Reviews
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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 ...

About Dipankar

"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

Recent Reviews
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.

Ahmet Fahreddin U.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Arabic, English, Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Ahmet Fahreddin U.

1 Review
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Reading books of chess, doing puzzles, going through the Chessmaster academy, looking at openings, tactics, end-game patterns, pins, forks, discovery attacks, strategic thinking, famous games, and the psychology and philosophy of the game as well as my personal thoughts and analogies based on this eternal game.

About Ahmet Fahreddin

BA in English Language and Literature, MA in Science Technology and Society. 8 years of teaching experience in 3 countries. Taught IELTS, TOEFL, CAE, FCE, AP, and other exams, Business English, General English and more. I know 5 languages fluently which are English, Spanish, Russian, Turkish an

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Maksym
Ahmet is a good teacher who explains the materials very well. He explains it easily and if you need the Russian translations, it wouldn't be a problem for Ahmet.
My lessons are interesting because I practice Grammar, Speaking, Listening and Writing skills. Since the lessons are always different, I do not have the time to get bored or distracted. Our lessons go so fast that I wonder "Ноw come!? Did I waste my time in vain?"
My skills get better with each lesson, and I dont even notice how. But I know that nothing is better than having lessons with a native speaker. I had a lot of lessons with Ukrainian teachers, but nobody was able to give me as much pleasure while learning English as Ahmet.
You don`t need to worry about your level, because even if you are a beginner, Ahmet will be able to help you since he has a good command of Russian language to explain materials.

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Chris C.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
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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

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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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Dipankar G.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Bengali, English, Hindi
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dipankar G.

28 Reviews
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Online Chess Teacher

"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 ...

About Dipankar

"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

Recent Reviews
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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Hassan D.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $17
  • Speaks Farsi
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Hassan D.

5 Reviews
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I will teach you the great game of chess! I am experienced in teaching players of all ages, from total beginners to the high intermediate range of 1600-1700 ELO.

I will help you absorb key motifs and strategic plans in an enjoyable way, by guiding you through a carefully selected set of brilliant games and thematic positions which will boost your understanding. To balance out this conceptual work, we will learn concrete chess thought processes which are actually applicable throughout life: how to use the principle of falsification to sort good-looking moves from truly effective ones, how to manage your time both in training and over the board, how to select an opening and prepare a repertoire, and how to evaluate and understand any chess position. Ambitious players, including kids looking to break into tournament play, can look forward to my tried and tested methods for rapid chess improvement, which are based around rigorous tactical training, while casual players looking for a ...

About Hassan

I am an incoming Neuroscience and Philosophy double major at the University of Chicago.

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Mustafa
Hassan went above and beyond as a chess instructor. Before we met, he went thru my games and familiarized himself with how I play and found my weaknesses. When we joined the call, he had some sample positions for me to analyze and did a great job explaining how I should approach that position. Hassan also frequently took the time to make sure I understood the concept and made sure to come up with sample situations for any question that I had. Within 1 lesson, I felt that I had much better grasp of how to improve and what I need to work on. Strongly recommend Hassan to anyone who wants to take their chess game to the next level
Hari
Hassan is amazing! He helped me gain a new perspective, and better understanding of my strengths and weaknesses. His personalised list of tactics to practice and grandmaster games to study has helped me tremendously to improve. He continues to support and guide me post-lesson. A highly recommended instructor!
Nihal
I met Hassan over video call, and sent him a lichess study of my previous classical games. He was incredibly flexible, helpful, and instructive. He was tremendously good at teaching patterns, middlegame planning, as well as giving me general opening advice. I would wholeheartedly recommend him as an instructor.

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"I have had an excellent experience with Siddharth Gillaria as a chess teacher. He simplifies complicated scenarios with ease and is a vast font of chess knowledge. I look forward to learning more and taking additional classes with him."
Rummi
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"I can't say best instructor ever, since he was the first I ever had. But he was clear and smart and taught me a great deal in our session. I can't wait to take the second lesson."
Richard Blinkoff
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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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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"Great first lesson, I’m looking forward to many more. Siddharth makes you think and had me write the moves down, which helped me understand better. Highly recommend him."
Dominick
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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Michael
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Kyle has a really strong knowledge base and applies it in the form of examples from historical games when answering my questions. His patience and thoughtfulness in response to my questions are so helpful! A great teacher!"
Mauricio
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"I am very pleased with Siddharth's classes. Both my kids enjoyed learning chess with Siddharth. I will continue the classes with him."
Sally
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Siddharth is an amazing teacher! His lessons are well planned and highly informative. I am new to chess and he is giving me an excellent foundation. I will definitely continue my lessons with him."
Johanna
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Johnathan said he thought he was a good player before his first class. 😂 He learned a lot and is excited about getting better."
Johnathan
Took Chess lessons from Thomas H.
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"Great first lesson for my 8 year old! Siddhartha is energetic and patient!"
Emma
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