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Joshua S.

51 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • BFA Theatre from University of Southern California
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Awarded Third Place, World Championship of Public Speaking - Regionals from Toastmasters International
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Joshua S.

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I have been playing chess for 35 years. I play generally three times a week and win regularly. I have taught the game to over 100 people in my life. I mentor a number of young people who strongly believe that my chess instruction and the applicable thought logic lessons I inculcate have escalated their job options. I prefer students at the introductory levels to eliminate bad habits.

About Joshua

Mr. S is an accomplished public speaker (Third place in the Regionals for the 2006 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking and over 40 wins in various speech contests). He is also an avid, and successful poker player. By profession, Mr. S is a distinguished corporate, communication an

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Eli
Joshua's great! He's full of knowledge, high energy, and ready to share it with you. I recommend taking one of his sessions to improve your skills, whether it be in chess, poker, public speaking, or any of the other awesome courses he teaches!
Joshua T.
Joshua is wonderful and I recommend you take his lessons!
Michael Cohen
Very knowledgeable. Gave me some good perspectives that I think will help my game significantly.
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Hassan D.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Farsi
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Hassan D.

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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 a Neuroscience and Philosophy double major at the University of Chicago. I have years of experience teaching, tutoring, and working with children ages 5-15 in a variety of subjects and contexts. More recently since 2019, I have worked with adults and children of all ages in learning the great g

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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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Lawrence B.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
  • MS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Lawrence B.

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I teach beginners, intermediate, and advanced players.

Advance players are those who play in tournaments and have a USCF (United States Chess Federation) rating between 1000-1799.

For advance players I offer a special package which includes a longer session, PGN (Portable Games Notation) of master level games and access to a chess Share drive.

About Lawrence

I have worked independently as a chess teacher for over 14 years. I play in National tournaments and I have an online chess profile. I have worked with two of the largest chess instruction companies in the U.S., Silver Knights and Chess Wizards. My primary focus is with students who play in to

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Rachel L.
Lawrence is fantastic! Patient with me (a beginner!) and he makes it fun. Thanks!!
Dominique K.
Great instructor! Very knowledgeable and patient. He expands on any question you might have so you walk away from the lesson with a true understanding of the exercises.
Andre K.
Great Instructor, very knowledgeable, very positive experience as my chess teacher, extremely patient.
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Nicholas F.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Awarded Top 100 Age 18 from United States Chess Federation
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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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Dipankar G.

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

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 f

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Alyosh
Very good teacher of chess and lot of patience to teach kids and explain them.
Sam
Dipankar has been a wonderful chess teacher for my 13 year old. He's always excited for his weekly lesson and has been improving rapidly. We couldn't be happier!
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.
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Dennis U.

2 Reviews
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  • Speaks some japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • psychology / bio sciences from ucla
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Dennis U.

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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 feel I have great patience, especially with young children as their attention span is usually not that long. I have taught children as yo

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Liam H.
My son looks forward to his weekly chess lesson with Dennis
Charles C.
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"I'm an advanced player, and Daniel is patient and clear in helping me to improve - he's extremely knowledgeable and provides resources and homework so I can prepare for the next lesson"
Daniel
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"Dipankar is an awesome teacher! He is very patient, persuasive, and adept at teaching young kids. He adapts his style based on a child's progress and challenges them to up their game. He is not watching the clock while teaching and goes the extra mile. Our son has made great strides in a short amount of time. Highly recommend!
- Trish"
Hrik
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"My kids are enjoying coach Siddharth chess classes. He is a great coach. My kids

are always look forward to going to his classes. Coach Siddharth has helped improve

their chess games greatly. My kids are ready to part in the tournament. I would

highly recommend any parents to send their kids to coach Siddarth chess classes."
ranjana
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Very thorough and patient. Follows up with homework. Recommend."
Evelyn Volodarsky
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"Fantastic instructor! Very nice individual as well"
Barbara
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"This is a first lesson and my daughter loves his lession."
Ji-Won Son
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Joshua was a patient and informative chess teacher! He made it fun and interesting. As a beginner, I'd recommend him."
Lisa
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"I could not ask for a better teacher than Danial. He was able to assess my skill level and then he brought my understanding of the game to a new level. Whether it is tactical concepts or positional play he knows his stuff.

Kind, patient and knowledgeable; he has all the quality you want in a teacher.

Highly recommend!"
Kevin
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Sid is an excellent chess coach. My two daughters benefitted from his style and experience in chess. Verrrry gentle with kids and that helps create an environment where kids develop a love for the game. Sid is also easy to work with for parents."
Ketan Ganatra
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Meeting with Danial was great. He was able to assess what I was as a chess player and give me plenty of homework to work on between now and any future lesson. So far, this is exactly what I was looking for. It is someone that can lead and guide me towards being better at chess and give me the correct steps to move forward in my understanding of the game.

In just a single lesson and then 2 hours of immediate application of what he taught, I was able to raise my tactics rating over 100 points! Considering that was the benefit of a single lesson, I cannot imagine how much better I can be after I am able to practice more on what we discussed and as I continue on my chess journey.

Highly recommend his style of teaching and think he would make a fantastic teacher for anyone ages 5 to 85. Definitely a kind, patient, and knowledgeable teacher.

Looking forward to my next lessons!"
Jonathan
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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