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Lawrence B.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Lawrence B.

26 Reviews
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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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Jameson T.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jameson T.

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I have experience teaching beginners and intermediate players for the last 5 years. Incredibly flexible with the schedule and the amount of time is up to you!

About Jameson

I am an active tournament player and director. At the moment, I am a Class A player actively improving. Currently I have experience teaching both beginners and intermediate players. My schedule for the lessons will work around you. The first lesson I will assess your game through games played and se

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Daniel
If you're a self-taught chess player that's hit a plateau, and are looking for a coach that's knowledgeable, a good listener, and knows how to help you grow from where you currently are - I'd highly recommend Jameson.

He doesn't spoonfeed you concepts, but instead shows just enough and allows you to work them out yourself, which is how I prefer to learn anyway. Also, he carefully looks over your games to find patterns, areas of improvement, and the habits that are leading to your victories or defeats.

He's not just a knowledgeable chess player, it's clear that he's an experienced chess coach.
Grayson
Has a deep understanding of chess and is able to explain things well
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Hassan D.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Farsi
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2019
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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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Danial A.

40 Reviews
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Starting at $125
  • Awarded 5 Time National Chess Champion from United States Chess Federation
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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. ...

About Danial

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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Jay
Thank you your the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Telula
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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Florin F.

7 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Romanian
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Florin F.

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Experienced International Master ready to help teach how to advance to the next level.

About Florin

I am an International Master and 2015 co-champion of the State of Illinois. I have been coaching full time since 2011 and helping players increase their rating and get more wins! If you have any questions at all send me a message and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. Also if

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Thomas
First lesson and already I have so much helpful direction from Florin. His coaching is exactly what I’ve been looking for. He’s also personable, friendly, and easy to talk to. Looking forward to continuing my lessons with him.
David J.
Florin is a great instructor. I asked my son (age 12) if he used any of Florin's advice/teachings in his latest chess tournament, and he said, "Yes! I used EVERYTHING he taught me." :)
Alex
We had great conversation in general and insights in chess. Florin is very engaging and great individual. Overjoyed to have met him. Alex
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Joshua F.

70 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, Mandarin
  • BS, BA from Rutgers University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Joshua F.

70 Reviews
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From castling to rey de Lopez to the gambit, I can teach you chess.

About Joshua

Hello, my name is Joshua. I have years of experience in teaching children, in music and many other subjects---including work with special needs children. I have been in professional bands, composed electronic music for video games and YouTube videos, and written and contributed to textbooks on mu

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Sandra
Joshua is always ready for us and had been very patient with my last minute changes in our schedule! Ryley, 8, is improving in chess. Joshua is friendly with Ryley. He can be a little dry - My some is very outgoing and talkative and enjoys his weekly lessons!
Dee
My kids are progressing with the violin nicely. We are very grateful to find an affordable, online instructor, and whole heartily appreciate and respect the opportunity to work with Joshua.
Eneida A.
Very rude not friendly and irresponsible always canceling at the last minute and does not really care for the students. My daughter is 9 and now she is very disappointed about learning to play and get a new teacher. Today ge Again did not come and did not even canceled. Worst teacher DO NOT pick him

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"Mr Kyle is patient and nice. He helps me understand different strategies. He makes it fun to play chess too. It is easy to connect on Lichess.org and complete study homework."
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"He gives puzzles but at the same time he teaches you chess history, best instructor ever!"
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Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Siddharth is an incredible teacher. I am just a novice--maybe intermediate--player, but he helped me up my game a lot! He is a nice person and always seems to be teaching someone. Great lesson plans, too. He's awesome."
Nicole
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Thanks Danial! That was a great first lesson. Looking forward to more."
Jonah
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"We had an excellent first session with Kyle - so much so that my kids wanted the next class right away!"
Meg & Mal
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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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"So far we are really pleased with Siddharth. He is very patient and works well with my son. The lessons are engaging and fun. My son looks forward to his lesson each week."
christopher
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Excellent coach. Trained well. My son learn a lot from class and has been using his new moves at home. He loved the chess."
AARUSH
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"Coach Siddharth has helped my daughter improve her game by leaps and bounds. She’s more focused than before and I can see the tremendous difference in her game. Coach Siddharth has always been patient and has a way of being able to tailor lessons to each individual (I’ve taken a few lessons myself). He’s an awesomely talented person and his passion for teaching really comes through."
Gudashi
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Kyle was very friendly and patience with my child(9 years old)"
Ethan
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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