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Lawrence B.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • MS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Lawrence B.

26 Reviews
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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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Jessica U.

56 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded College of Liberal Arts Exceptional Student Achievement Award from California State University Long Beach
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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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Kyle B.

103 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Kyle B.

103 Reviews
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I'm a passionate chess player with an extensive knowledge of chess theory who specializes in teaching beginner/intermediate (up to ~1600 USCF) players of all ages. Lessons will be personalized to focus on student's weaknesses and areas of needed improvement, as well as generalized chess instruction. Chess is a great platform to improve critical thinking skills and one's ability to focus, as well as a great way to have fun. My lessons will help you or your children gain an understanding of the art of chess and improve your confidence and ability to play the game.

About Kyle

I'm a class B (almost class A) player who has been playing chess competitively for the last few years, though I've been playing the game since I was a child. I regularly play in competitive over-the-board tournaments, as well as playing daily online. I am currently in the top 1% of players on Chess.

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Kyle was a good instructor. I enjoyed my 1st session with him and look forward to future sessions as look to improve my chess game.
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Daniel L.

4 Reviews
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  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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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Caleb W.

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Starting at $60
  • Awarded National Master Certificate from United States Chess Federation
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Caleb W.

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I have started playing chess at the age of 6, and fell in love with the game. I started competing in Nationally Ranked Tournaments at the age of 7 and I kept feeling the drive to compete. I competed in about 150 tournaments since, ranging from small local tournaments to national events. My journey to obtaining the national master title was long and difficult. I got stuck at almost every rating range imaginable. However, in Summer 2019, I finally achieved the National Master title with a National Rating of 2214.

I am still actively playing chess and improving! My current USCF peak rating is 2241 and my current FIDE peak rating is 2119.

Throughout my playing career, I have always loved tutoring chess. The beginnings of my teaching career started with starting a chess club in a non-profit organization in Southern California. I built a curriculum to teach students to play from scratch. I have since taught group classes and private lessons, to students whose skill levels range from not ...

About Caleb

I have started playing chess at the age of 6, and fell in love with the game. I started competing in Nationally Ranked Tournaments at the age of 7 and I kept feeling the drive to compete. I competed in about 150 tournaments since, ranging from small local tournaments to national events. My journey t

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Savetha C.

43 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Commonwealth Bronze Medalist from All India chess federation
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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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Heath
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"My experience as working along with Sid as his Chess Aide at various school locations; is he has excellent classroom management skills which in turn the students grasp the lessons more quickly. Also, the students are more engaged in the lessons as well. He is aware of making sure all students understand how each piece moves and knows what to do at the end of each lesson before they play a game. He praises each student on their ability and knowledge of chess and helpful with others who are still learning the basics. As a chess aide and helper for Sid, I thoroughly enjoy working with someone who has great enthusiasm!"
Joanne
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"My 9 year old daughter really enjoyed her time with Joshua, he is a very good and patient instructor. She is a beginner at Chess and really seems to enjoy it. It is awesome to see her gears turning while trying to think ahead for her next move."
Ivan
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"Danial is an excellent player and understands and conveys important aspects about the game. He made himself available to answer questions via chat throughout the week, which was a welcome surprise."
Cyd
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"If you're a self-taught chess player that's hit a plateau, and are looking for a coach that's knowledgeable, a good listener, and knows how to help you grow from where you currently are - I'd highly recommend Jameson.

He doesn't spoonfeed you concepts, but instead shows just enough and allows you to work them out yourself, which is how I prefer to learn anyway. Also, he carefully looks over your games to find patterns, areas of improvement, and the habits that are leading to your victories or defeats.

He's not just a knowledgeable chess player, it's clear that he's an experienced chess coach."
Daniel
Took Chess lessons from Jameson T.
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"Danial was a very patient and informative instructor. His skill level goes way beyond your average coach as if he is almost a gm. On top of this he made chess intriguing and I would definitely recommend him."
John
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Very friendly and patient Tutor. My daughter was introduced to the game for the first time and she has learned a lot in the last 3 sessions. Curriculum used is very good. Introduces a new idea everyday and winds up the session with practicing what was taught earlier that session."
Aneekah
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"I have really enjoyed my lessons with Florin. It is a fantastic opportunity to take lessons from an International Master, because Florin is able to quickly and clearly explain chess concepts to me in a way that I can immediately use in my games. My game has improved markedly since studying with Florin. He always keeps the lessons filled with good content but makes them relaxing and fun. I intend to continue my study with Florin and I strongly recommend him as a chess instructor."
David
Took Chess lessons from Florin F.
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"It was a good experience! thank you."
Michael
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"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." :)"
David
Took Chess lessons from Florin F.
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