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Michael J.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2008
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Michael J.

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Michael J. has been a chess instructor for a private chess academy since 2008. He has taught in numerous schools in the Milwaukee area working with groups as small as 4 to as large as 30.

Michael has also given private individual lessons to students wishing to advance their chess playing skills. Michael focuses his instruction on basic strategy, traditional maneuvers, thinking ahead, mathematical ties to chess and basic movement.

About Michael

Michael has been a drums/percussion/guitar/ukulele and Chess instructor since 2008. Having studied and performed all styles of music, from Jazz, Blues, Rock, Symphonic Band and Marching Band music, he has a firm knowledge of varies styles of music and techniques. Michael is a former instructor f

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Nathanielle Gorst
Patient and flexible, moves at a pace that challenges you but doesnt push too hard which is a delicate balance!

Thank you!
Monte H.
Michael is a stickler for doing things right, but in a nice way. I feel that his mode of teaching is best, because it builds a solid foundation for further learning.
ELLIOT
After a brief intro, Mike explained where're going with his lessons. I was having some problems getting my fingers near certain fret areas he wanted me to work on, so he very kindly placed some colors tape where I'm to put my fingers. That helped a lot. Been practicing an hour per day, & I'm getting a bit better daily. I've got a long way to go, but with Mike's help I'll get there. ELLIOT
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Jerry S.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Andrew H.

36 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • BA Finance from Bentley College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
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Andrew H.

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I am a passionate chess coach available for instruction of all levels. I have been teaching for over 10 years in many schools and training private students. I have helped establish top chess teams recently including NEST+M, PS33, and Success Academy.

Several of my students achieved highest performance awards - top 100 in the country, two of which are now rated as high as 2300. I have taught an advanced class with chess world champion Magnus Carlsen. I make learning and playing chess enjoyable and fun. I have achieved a Candidate Master title with FIDE and USCF ratings of approximately 2100.

I have a business degree in finance from Bentley University and have worked several years on Wall Street. I enjoy all aspects of risk management and how it combines elements along with chess. I love working with children and have a strong track record of making many strong relationships. You will not find a more dedicated coach. My average student gains 200-800 points in strength quickly! ...

About Andrew

I am a cool, energetic, and savvy instructor with a lot of experience. I've taught thousands of students over the years in schools and individually with a strong track record for gaining positive results. I have even taught a class at a chess camp with World Champion Magnus Carlsen. I am extrem

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Brad L.
My wife and I are beginners, and we enjoyed our first lesson very much. We are looking forward to our future lessons with Andrew.
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Daniel M.

120 Reviews
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  • Speaks Russian, Spanish
  • Language and Literature from Baptist University of the Americas
  • Teaching since 1997
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Daniel M.

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I am an avid chess player. I am a 3rd category chess player. I am part of the Chess Federation in Peru and USA. I can teach little kids as well as to people who want to improve their openings, middle game, and endgame. My Rating is 1500+.

About Daniel

I love teaching, I can teach you at where you at and take you where you need to be. I only need a student with the desire to learn and to practice. I like to help students realize they have the intelligence and ability to solve the problems on their own, they just need the right direction. Nothin

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Tanner
Thanks to Daniel, I learned more about Areas and Volumes. Great instructor.
Maria
I struggle with Math in general, after the first class I felt more confident and understood better.
Steve
Thank you for helping me prepared for the test.
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Cindle V.

20 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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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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Joshua F.

70 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, Mandarin
  • Teaching since 2015
  • BS, BA from Rutgers University
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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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"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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"Our 11-yr. old grandson was very happy with the things Kyle was able to show him. He felt he learned multiple strategies and he is very excited to use them!"
Sharon
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"A great start, exactly what I needed."
Brett
Took Chess lessons from Cindle V.
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"It was a good experience! thank you."
Michael
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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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
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Very friendly, nice guidance. Today was the first class, wish a great learning sessions ahead."
Rajarshi
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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
Took Chess lessons from Daniel L.
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"Very patient and and helpful!!"
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Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"I learned about passt pawn and skewer and fork end game"
Govardhana
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"This was my first chess lesson, Kyle was great.
I highly recommend him."
Dominick
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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