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Dennis U.
Los Angeles, California
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I have been playing chess for well over 30 years. I have taught one on one to 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 My lessons are affordable, and I TAILOR my lesson plan according to my student's preferences and needs. Alot of times I will go overtime but will not charge my student extra. I will use just about anything in my lessons including: chess books, chess websites, chess databases, going over a student's recent games and my own personal experiences with chess I have hundreds of chess books and have gotten to know lots of chess players throughout the years. I do my best to have my students gain an UNDERSTANDING of the game rather than just rote memorization. Finally, a senior master state champion once told me there are NO SECRETS to chess improvement especially at the beginner and intermediate levels of tournament play. The secret is hard work and dedication and it is up to the student if he/she is willing to put in the time and effort to advance his game.
About Dennis U.

I have been playing chess for 30 + years and have a USCF expert rating... I am in the top 1 percent on chess.com on online games. I have taught chess in afterschool programs and one on one in homes for over 10 years. I learned chess when I was 7 years old however I didn't take it seriously until I met a chess mentor who instructed me about serious chess. This was during the summer of the historic Fischer Spassky of 1972 I feel I have great patience, especially with young children as their attention span is usually not that long. I have taught children as young as 4 with success and children on the autism spectrum. Learning chess at an earlier age is considered better in my opinion I have a psychology degree from UCLA I once taught chess on a transatlantic cruise ship and have been a chess consultant to Mike Nichols ( The Graduate) on one of his movies "Charlie Wilson's War" (2007) I am located in the West Los Angeles area and do house calls to student's homes.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2003

Education

psychology / bio sciences

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 4+

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Speaks some japanese

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Dennis U.
Los Angeles, California
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Learn chess from a Self Taught Candidate Master with over 30 years playing experience
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
I have been playing chess for well over 30 years. I have taught one on one to 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 My lessons are affordable, and I TAILOR my lesson plan according to my student's preferences and needs. Alot of times I will go overtime but will not charge my student extra. I will use just about anything in my lessons including: chess books, chess websites, chess databases, going over a student's recent games and my own personal experiences with chess I have hundreds of chess books and have gotten to know lots of chess players throughout the years. I do my best to have my students gain an UNDERSTANDING of the game rather than just rote memorization. Finally, a senior master state champion once told me there are NO SECRETS to chess improvement especially at the beginner and intermediate levels of tournament play. The secret is hard work and dedication and it is up to the student if he/she is willing to put in the time and effort to advance his game.
About Dennis U.

I have been playing chess for 30 + years and have a USCF expert rating... I am in the top 1 percent on chess.com on online games. I have taught chess in afterschool programs and one on one in homes for over 10 years. I learned chess when I was 7 years old however I didn't take it seriously until I met a chess mentor who instructed me about serious chess. This was during the summer of the historic Fischer Spassky of 1972 I feel I have great patience, especially with young children as their attention span is usually not that long. I have taught children as young as 4 with success and children on the autism spectrum. Learning chess at an earlier age is considered better in my opinion I have a psychology degree from UCLA I once taught chess on a transatlantic cruise ship and have been a chess consultant to Mike Nichols ( The Graduate) on one of his movies "Charlie Wilson's War" (2007) I am located in the West Los Angeles area and do house calls to student's homes.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2003

Education

psychology / bio sciences

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 4+

Speaks

Speaks some japanese

Speaks

Has background check

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Teacher Dennis is really kind to kids. My son 7years old is learning chess from him. My son said he is the best chess teacher! Thank you. Teacher Dennis!

Posted May 15, 2022
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My son looks forward to his weekly chess lesson with Dennis

Posted Apr 10, 2021
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very good

Posted Dec 24, 2020
psychology / bio sciences
Sep 1995 - Sep 2000
ucla
some japanese
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Instructor details
Chess
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$50
45 minutes
$60
60 minutes
$70
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30