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Jerry S.

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Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Chess from Coach FIDE IM Eugene Odnorochenko
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Jerry S.

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I am an experienced chess coach who works with all levels of scholastic and adult players. I hold a USCF CM title, as well as having 15+ years experience coaching absolute beginners up to A Class. I am an attacking player who has a aggressive tactical style where sacrifices and king assaults are my specialty. If you are looking to play quiet chess, then my lessons are not for you! I teach my students to seek and exploit the advantage from move 1. We will increase your knowledge of Strategy, Tactics, Positional Elements, Middlegame, Endgame, and Openings to name just a few. We will also train and hone the crucial skills necessary to improve your playing level such as Critical Thinking, Calculation, and Pattern Recognition. My goal for every student is for you to someday win a chess game against...ME! Looking forward to assisting your mastery of this awesome and amazing game!

About Jerry

I am a USCF CM level chess coach with 15 years assisting students of all playing levels achieve their chess goals. I coach students from absolute beginner to A Class. I have an aggressive attacking style and so I will teach you how to obtain and to exploit the advantage from move 1. Sacrifices and k

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Jerry is great instructor! Super knowledgeable about all aspects of chess and is super good at breaking things down to improve your fundamental understanding of the game. I've only been taking lessons for three weeks and my rating has already gone up several hundred points. Lessons are often broken down into theory and calculation training which has solidified my opening repertoire and my tactical vision!
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Danial A.

39 Reviews
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Starting at $125
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
  • 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. ...

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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, 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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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
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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!
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Jessica U.

56 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • Awarded College of Liberal Arts Exceptional Student Achievement Award from California State University Long Beach
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jessica U.

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Chess is a great hobby for children and adults alike! Learning chess helps develop and improve critical thinking skills, patience, problem solving skills, and memory, as well as being an incredibly fun game to play. I've been playing chess since I was a child, though recently, as an adult, my love for the game truly ignited. I understand how complex of a game chess is, and I will help you gain a strong grasp over the main concepts involved in the game at whatever pace you prefer. I've been teaching chess for over two years now (through private lessons and at the Los Angeles Chess Club) and my lessons are as fun and engaging as they are educational. We will analyze historical chess games, as well as games that you've played, where we'll learn about common openings, tactical motifs, mating patterns, theoretical endgames, and so much more in our lessons. Whether this is your first time seeing a chess board in your whole life or if you've been a casual player for years, I can help you ...

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Hello, I'm Jessica! I can't wait to help you learn more about chess! I've been teaching at the Los Angeles Chess Club and through private lessons for almost two years now and I love watching my students improve. I've been playing chess for many years now and I spend multiple hours a day improving my

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Caleb W.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Caleb W.

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I have started playing chess at the age of 6, and fell in love with the game. I started competing in Nationally Ranked Tournaments at the age of 7 and I kept feeling the drive to compete. I competed in about 150 tournaments since, ranging from small local tournaments to national events. My journey to obtaining the national master title was long and difficult. I got stuck at almost every rating range imaginable. However, in Summer 2019, I finally achieved the National Master title with a National Rating of 2214.

I am still actively playing chess and improving! My current USCF peak rating is 2241 and my current FIDE peak rating is 2119.

Throughout my playing career, I have always loved tutoring chess. The beginnings of my teaching career started with starting a chess club in a non-profit organization in Southern California. I built a curriculum to teach students to play from scratch. I have since taught group classes and private lessons, to students whose skill levels range from not ...

About Caleb

I have started playing chess at the age of 6, and fell in love with the game. I started competing in Nationally Ranked Tournaments at the age of 7 and I kept feeling the drive to compete. I competed in about 150 tournaments since, ranging from small local tournaments to national events. My journey t

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Kyle B.

103 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2019
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Kyle B.

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I'm a passionate chess player with an extensive knowledge of chess theory who specializes in teaching beginner/intermediate (up to ~1600 USCF) players of all ages. Lessons will be personalized to focus on student's weaknesses and areas of needed improvement, as well as generalized chess instruction. Chess is a great platform to improve critical thinking skills and one's ability to focus, as well as a great way to have fun. My lessons will help you or your children gain an understanding of the art of chess and improve your confidence and ability to play the game.

About Kyle

I'm a class B (almost class A) player who has been playing chess competitively for the last few years, though I've been playing the game since I was a child. I regularly play in competitive over-the-board tournaments, as well as playing daily online. I am currently in the top 1% of players on Chess.

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Kyle was a good instructor. I enjoyed my 1st session with him and look forward to future sessions as look to improve my chess game.
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Nicholas F.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Business Administration and Management from Farmingdale State College
  • Teaching since 2014
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Nicholas F.

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Lessons are tailored to students weaknesses, will help students improve by going over professional games, tactics, endgames, middle games, and openings.

Chess lessons are structured in easy to remember pieces of information instead of loads of theoretical knowledge

I have played over 30,000 chess games, so I have seen everything, you can ask any question to any aspect of chess

I have been in the top 100 in the United States for my age group twice

I have worked with thousands of people for chess everyone from ages 4-adult, everybody has a unique learning style and I have not found one person that was not coachable.

Most of my students place in tournaments either first or top 3

About Nicholas

Hello! My name is Nicholas Figorito I am a chess expert with nearly a decade of teaching experience. I reached the top 100 for my age group twice. My teaching method is easy to understand and I will cover important topics showcasing professional games, tactics, endgames, middle games and openin

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"Artem- was very patient, kind, and knowledgeable. My kid loved it. Thank you!"
Jesse
Took Chess lessons from Artem L.
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"My son looks forward to his weekly chess lesson with Dennis"
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Took Chess lessons from Dennis U.
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"Danial is a good instructor for very beginner too. He was so patient with teaching and good at making kid focus on his lesson.Although my son doesn’t speak English much, he could lead and satisfy my son with no problem."
Marie
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Danial is an excellent player and understands and conveys important aspects about the game. He made himself available to answer questions via chat throughout the week, which was a welcome surprise."
Cyd
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"My 14 year old son had several lessons with Daniel and enjoyed them very much. Daniel is clearly passionate both about chess and teaching. His lessons are always planned in advance and you can request specific topic to be covered. He is very patient, and allows student time to think through moves and strategies. After the lesson, he gives you a 'homework' puzzle to solve, which was reviewed in the following lesson. Definitely recommend!"
Maria
Took Chess lessons from Daniel L.
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"Great experience! Great guy and knows his stuff"
Carol
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"Goes at the student’s pace, and allows them to take their time... Is very patient with them, and is willing to explore their own strategies, so that the student can see their own mistakes. This makes for a more constructive lesson, with the student being able to improve their skills in a tailored like lesson. Siddharth also attempts to understand how the student is thinking, to see it from their perspective."
Bhawna
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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Took Chess lessons from Melissa M.
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Heath
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"Siddharth is an excellent teacher. He was able to quickly assess my daughter's skill level and begin teaching her foundation and strategy to improve her game. Very patient and good with children. Highly recommended."
Shradha
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