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Joshua S.

51 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches students 4 to 94
  • Teaches Beginner
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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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Jessica U.

56 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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 ...

About Jessica

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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Hassan D.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Farsi
  • Teaching since 2019
  • HS Degree from Jones College Prep
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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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Hiro H.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaching since 2013
  • High School Diploma from Schaumburg High School
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Hiro H.

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USCF EXPERT (rated 2000), ready to improve your game!

My objective is to help you get better at the game of chess, as learning chess will improve your ability to focus deeper and increase your analytical thoughts.

For intermediate to advanced players:
We will analysis games you've played before while learning new material
We can also set up to play a correspondence game (where you'll have days to make each move)

About Hiro

United States Chess Federation (USCF) Expert (2000 rating) I am ranked top 100 (out of 3,000+ players) in Illinois I am also ranked in the 97th percentile in the nation (Over 65,000 players) USCF Local Tournament Director I direct USCF-Rated tournaments at the Schaumburg Library

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Zach
Hiro is expert, fun and patient with our 8 year old. Our son is a newer player - beginner/intermediate (he learned basics at his school in second grade but a lot further to go)- and really gets excited and engaged with the game when Hiro plays and teaches him.
Nuzma
Thank you so much for the class.Coming weekend kids are going to Florida .I shall be booking more classes depending on your schedule soon . How did the kids do today .
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Cindle V.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded Teacher of the Year from Magnolia Science Academy
  • Teaching since 2008
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Cindle V.

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I am ranked as a top female chess player and have played the game for most of my life. I have played in many national, state, and local tournaments and place well. I have been teaching students of all ages for over 15 years. I make lessons fun and enjoyable but also very understandable. I teach all levels and ages. This is a great game and I believe anyone can benefit from learning the game of chess.

About Cindle

Hello, my name is Cindle V. and I love teaching music and chess. I have been teaching for 12 years. I have a bachelor's degree in music education and am currently teaching around 30 lessons a week to students ranging in ability from beginner to professional. My experience working with all types of l

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Andy
Very good instruction. Looking forward to more lessons
Beth
Clear instructions
Walter
While only the first lesson, Cindle had me thinking about chess in a way that I never had.
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Savetha C.

43 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Engineering from Anna University, Chennai
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Savetha C.

43 Reviews
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Welcome to Riyaa School of Chess!

About your tutor:
My name is Savetha and I'm a professional chess player. Current USCF rating 2129 (USCF ID : 16699312). I've been playing chess since 1997 and I love what I do!

Notable achievements:
In US Women top 100 list. (46th as per Sep 2019)
Commonwealth Bronze medalist (Delhi)
World Youth Team Silver Medalist (Russia)
Best Women Award (Spain)
Best Female Player (Singapore)
Mississippi Open State 3rd
Mississippi Women Chess Champion

I focus on quality teaching on a 1 on 1 basis and making the learning experience the best to improve your chess skills.

About Savetha

Hi! My name is Savetha and I'm a professional chess player. Current USCF rating 2129 (USCF ID : 16699312). I've been playing chess since 1997 and I love what I do! I'm a Woman Candidate Master and an official FIDE (World Chess Association)Instructor. Notable achievements: In US Women top 100

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Meghna
Most productive session
Devanki
She taught my daughter Sicilian and she won 4 consecutive games in Sicilian opening. Looking forward to learn Ruy Lopez next. Thank you so much, Savetha.
Maaran
Thank you, Ms.Savetha. I thoroughly enjoyed your lessons and homework puzzles. Ebooks which you've sent is also very helpful. Looking forward to learn more with you.

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"I've taken informal lessons with Dipankar for the last 2 years or so. He does a great job at explaining the game of chess. He is very patient. I have been able to learn a few different openings and have seen great improvement in my games. It is apparent Dipankar loves the game of chess and has an avid interest in improving his own abilities. You won't find a better fit!"
Jessica
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Very friendly, nice guidance. Today was the first class, wish a great learning sessions ahead."
Rajarshi
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Dipankar is very professional and kids like attending his classes."
Smitha
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Dipankar, is an excellent chess instructor. He currently teaches my 8 yr old daughter, and 12 yr old son. They are two completely different types of students however Dipankar has adapted to their individual personality types and the way that they learn. Dipankar is very knowledgeable and well equipped to teach young players and improve their skills. Dipankar has patience, and more importantly teaches them good habits that will help them far beyond chess. My children enjoy lessons with Dipankar they laugh and learn."
DeVon H
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Great teacher and my daughter really loves her class. He is very patient with kids."
Dipti
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"An understanding teacher and great role model."
Christopher
Took Chess lessons from Hiro H.
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"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."
Aaron
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Danial is the best! As a complete beginner, I felt nervous learning from such an experienced couch, but Danial was kind, encouraging, and really improved my chess game! Danial's instructions were clear, insightful, and extremely valuable. Overall, I would highly recommend taking lessons from Danial no matter your age or skill level."
William N.
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Siddarth is a very good instructor. He helped my son to develop his opening skills and also taught some tricks and strategies for the mid games."
Vinodkumar
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"My first chess lesson and Kyle was kind, patient, thorough and passionate about chess. I am excited for my next class."
Arnav
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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