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Jerry S.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Chess from Coach FIDE IM Eugene Odnorochenko
  • Teaching since 2006
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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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Dennis U.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks some japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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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.
very good
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Darreion B.

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Starting at $32
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Darreion B.

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Experienced instructor of 3 years. All ages are welcome. Lessons are tailored to each student's specific goals. You will be taught how to squeeze your opponents in every phase of the game and how to turn equal positions into wins! Lessons focus on mastering the endgame and learning how to maximize pressure on your opponent. My goal is to make my students the most fearsome, clinical players to come across.

About Darreion

I am a tournament chess player with 10+ years of experience playing. My biggest major tournament 1st place win was at Millionaire Chess 2016. My peak USCF rating was 2128. I also have a Bachelors degree in Physics from Liberty University. My students can expect to improve on a weekly basis and are

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Lawrence B.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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Danial A.

40 Reviews
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Starting at $125
  • Business Administration from University of Southern California
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
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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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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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Daniel L.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Health, and Society from Cornell University
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Daniel L.

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My students and I have at least one meeting per week with the goal of preparing them for rated competitions. During this meeting, I will go over tactical themes with the student, challenge him/her with puzzles, go over and discuss Grandmaster games and opening variations, or play training games.

I will also chat with the student and find out what she been doing, what she has been working on, and ask her what problems she has encountered during her training.

About Daniel

Hi, I'm a chess tutor and competitor! I teach students of all ages and skill levels and have volunteered for the non-profit organizations Chess Challenge in DC and Chess Girls DC. I focus on one-on-one lessons with instruction geared towards preparing my students for competitive play. My rate is $50

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Daniel
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
Susie
I am new to chess will likely be a happy newbie for ever. I appreciate Daniel’s patience and willingness to explain details, sometimes multiple times, and answer basic questions about terminology, how to navigate chess sites, etc.
He is flexible with his lesson plans and adjusts them to meet the needs of his student.
Maria
My 14 year old son had several lessons with Daniel and enjoyed them very much. Daniel is clearly passionate both about chess and teaching. His lessons are always planned in advance and you can request specific topic to be covered. He is very patient, and allows student time to think through moves and strategies. After the lesson, he gives you a 'homework' puzzle to solve, which was reviewed in the following lesson. Definitely recommend!

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"My daughter enjoyed her first lesson. It was interactive and Hiro made sure she understood the lessons by asking her questions, and challenging her to think of good strategic moves."
Joanna
Took Chess lessons from Hiro H.
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"I am new to chess will likely be a happy newbie for ever. I appreciate Daniel’s patience and willingness to explain details, sometimes multiple times, and answer basic questions about terminology, how to navigate chess sites, etc.
He is flexible with his lesson plans and adjusts them to meet the needs of his student."
Susie
Took Chess lessons from Daniel L.
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"Siddharth is an amazing teacher! His lessons are well planned and highly informative. I am new to chess and he is giving me an excellent foundation. I will definitely continue my lessons with him."
Johanna
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Very patient and and helpful!!"
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Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Coach Siddharth has been a colleague of mine and a chess coach in great standing at Silver Knights Enrichment for the past few years; during this time I have had the privileged of co-coaching groups of young chess enthusiasts with him on numerous occasions and have been continually appreciative of Siddharth's ability to effectively impart his vast knowledge of chess concepts and principles to young students. In addition to his enthusiasm for teaching, he also has a patient demeanor and a wonderful way with kids. Recently I was pleased to learn that one of Siddharth's private students participated in his first scholastic chess tournament and won First Place in his division! Bravo coach!"
Jeff
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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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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"Good lesson. I enjoyed it."
Bob
Took Chess lessons from Cindle V.
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"Coach Siddharth was my daughter’s chess coach this past spring. He coached the beginner students and was extremely patient and kind while the students got up to speed with the rest of the group. He is very knowledgeable and his passion for the game can be seen through demonstration of various strategies he teaches. This was my daughter’s first experience with chess club. She learned so much and had her first check mate!"
Mariam C.
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"kyle is awesome he is awesome at chess you should have him to"
Dara
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"He was a nice teacher and helped us learn more tactics and made us think harder then we ever did. Thank you Siddharth!"
Evan&Luaren
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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