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Bassam S.

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Starting at $32
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Bassam S.

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I have been playing and studying chess for 40 years and am a National Master from the San Diego Chess Club with a rating of 2287.

I have taught several students from beginners who have never played before up to more advanced players who wanted to practice openings, middle games and end games. I can teach you various strategies to strengthen your game. Whether it is basic gameplay or more aggressive tactics.

I love the game of chess because it is my escape where I have complete control of the outcome of each game. I would love to share my passion for the game with you so you can also see its beauty. I am a patient instructor and will meet you at your skill level to improve your game.

About Bassam

I am a National Master with a rating of 2287 from San Diego Chess Club. I have been playing and studying chess for more than 40 years. I can teach beginners basic techniques. For the advanced students I have great experience at openings, middle game and end game. I help all my students improve in a

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Nicholas F.

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Starting at $59
  • Awarded Top 100 Age 18 from United States Chess Federation
  • Business Administration and Management from Farmingdale State College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nicholas F.

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Lessons are tailored to students weaknesses, will help students improve by going over professional games, tactics, endgames, middle games, and openings.

Chess lessons are structured in easy to remember pieces of information instead of loads of theoretical knowledge

I have played over 30,000 chess games, so I have seen everything, you can ask any question to any aspect of chess

I have been in the top 100 in the United States for my age group twice

I have worked with thousands of people for chess everyone from ages 4-adult, everybody has a unique learning style and I have not found one person that was not coachable.

Most of my students place in tournaments either first or top 3

About Nicholas

Hello! My name is Nicholas Figorito I am a chess expert with nearly a decade of teaching experience. I reached the top 100 for my age group twice. My teaching method is easy to understand and I will cover important topics showcasing professional games, tactics, endgames, middle games and openin

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Artem L.

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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Ukrainian, Russian, English
  • Bachelor degree in Environmental Protection from NAU
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Artem L.

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I'm excited o share my knowledge based on a combination of approaches of US CHESS SCHOOL AND SCHOLASTIC CENTERS and SOVIET SCHOOL AND STANDARDS incorporated with Eastern philosophy principles and original ideas that will help you to get a broader chess basis understanding and not only gain an advantage over the opponents but to get better control and understanding of decision-making processes and life flow principles.

About Artem

I'm open to sharing my knowledge and understanding gained at the Soviet chess club along with the US Chess and Scholastic Center developed throughout the years of education and practice to introduce to my students ranging from the very beginner to advanced players to major game principles as well as

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Jesse S.
Artem- was very patient, kind, and knowledgeable. My kid loved it. Thank you!
Alona
I enjoy working with Artem as he personalized a learning program to my own pace and the best ability to improve my chess knowledge. Very patient and professional, has a great approach to studying. Each lesson is a great experience! Thank you 🙏
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Florin F.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • 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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Cindle V.

20 Reviews
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  • 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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Daniel L.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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"Cindle was easy going and made learning enjoyable. Highly recommend!"
Larry
Took Chess lessons from Cindle V.
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"Great with kids. Patient and good teacher. Sends homework to ensure kids are learning. Highly recommend"
Evelyn
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"I have been taking lessons with Dipankar for the last 2 months and it has been a great experience!. Dipankar really is a tremendous teacher, who quickly identifies my weaknesses as a player, which allows me me work towards eliminating those weaknesses.

My weakness is that I have the tendency to rush, or to assume that a move is the correct one, when it's not! Dipankar's system has taught me to stop assuming, to look for further moves and to choose the correct move more often than before.

My Chess rating has gone up and I am a much stronger player today thanks to Dipankar! I strongly recommend him to any Player that wants to improve."
Alonso
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"It is difficult to put into words how helpful Danial has been for me. He mapped out a clear plan for my improvement, directed me to the most valuable resources, assigned targeted homework, and answered my endless questions. I have gained 300 points alone in rating this year! Easily the best chess instructor I have ever worked with. Give him a chance and I promise you won't be disappointed."
Carly
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"My daughter learned quickly and really enjoyed her lessons"
Evelyn
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Siddharth is a very good chess teacher. My son learned learned a lot in 2 sessions and really enjoyed it."
Chandu
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Great teacher and person. Very kind and understood immediately which weaknesses I had and how I could improve them. 11/10 Recommend to everyone"
Carl
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Very thorough and patient. Follows up with homework. Recommend."
Evelyn Volodarsky
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"Kyle is an excellent instructor. I'm a beginner and have learned so much. My puzzle rating has gone from 500 to over 1000. I'm looking forward to playing some games and feel confident my game will change dramatically too."
Doug Johnson
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Danial's unparalleled ability to not only teach general principles but tailor each lesson to shift intuition/strategic thinking on an individual level really sets him on a level above the rest. Definitely the most helpful and patient teacher out there."
Colin
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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