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Hassan D.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Farsi
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Hassan D.

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I will teach you the great game of chess! I am experienced in teaching players of all ages, from total beginners to the high intermediate range of 1600-1700 ELO.

I will help you absorb key motifs and strategic plans in an enjoyable way, by guiding you through a carefully selected set of brilliant games and thematic positions which will boost your understanding. To balance out this conceptual work, we will learn concrete chess thought processes which are actually applicable throughout life: how to use the principle of falsification to sort good-looking moves from truly effective ones, how to manage your time both in training and over the board, how to select an opening and prepare a repertoire, and how to evaluate and understand any chess position. Ambitious players, including kids looking to break into tournament play, can look forward to my tried and tested methods for rapid chess improvement, which are based around rigorous tactical training, while casual players looking for a ...

About Hassan

I am a Neuroscience and Philosophy double major at the University of Chicago. I have years of experience teaching, tutoring, and working with children ages 5-15 in a variety of subjects and contexts. More recently since 2019, I have worked with adults and children of all ages in learning the great g

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Mustafa
Hassan went above and beyond as a chess instructor. Before we met, he went thru my games and familiarized himself with how I play and found my weaknesses. When we joined the call, he had some sample positions for me to analyze and did a great job explaining how I should approach that position. Hassan also frequently took the time to make sure I understood the concept and made sure to come up with sample situations for any question that I had. Within 1 lesson, I felt that I had much better grasp of how to improve and what I need to work on. Strongly recommend Hassan to anyone who wants to take their chess game to the next level
Hari
Hassan is amazing! He helped me gain a new perspective, and better understanding of my strengths and weaknesses. His personalised list of tactics to practice and grandmaster games to study has helped me tremendously to improve. He continues to support and guide me post-lesson. A highly recommended instructor!
Nihal
I met Hassan over video call, and sent him a lichess study of my previous classical games. He was incredibly flexible, helpful, and instructive. He was tremendously good at teaching patterns, middlegame planning, as well as giving me general opening advice. I would wholeheartedly recommend him as an instructor.
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Jerry S.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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Jonathan
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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Florin F.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Romanian
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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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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Darreion B.

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  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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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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Joshua F.

71 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, Mandarin
  • BS, BA from Rutgers University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Joshua F.

71 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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Laurie
My adult daughter Kate was given saxophone lessons for Christmas and had her first lesson this week. Joshua was prompt, professional and she enjoyed herself immensely. She was nervous about not knowing how to read music but Joshua put her at ease immediately. We had to reschedule quite a few times due to Covid being in the house and he was very accommodating. I recommend him highly.
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.
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Savetha C.

43 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • 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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"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!"
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Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"What a wonderful teavher Michael is! Instructive, kind, and patient with my 8 year old son, Michael is a great choice for kids. I recommend him highly! Thanks Mighael for the great work that you do!"
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Took Chess lessons from Michael J.
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"the best , my 6yr old daughter , who is very shy & normally will take time to adjust with new but she was very happy with Ms Melissa. The BEST are very small word to describe her."
chris
Took Chess lessons from Melissa M.
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"My kids are enjoying coach Siddharth chess classes. He is a great coach. My kids

are always look forward to going to his classes. Coach Siddharth has helped improve

their chess games greatly. My kids are ready to part in the tournament. I would

highly recommend any parents to send their kids to coach Siddarth chess classes."
ranjana
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"My daughter struggled to stay focused for the whole one hour. It would be better to have video conference option so she can see the teacher."
Youjia
Took Chess lessons from Melissa M.
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"Siddarth is very patient and works very well with kids. Both my kids are very excited about the sessions"
Nevin
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"So far so Good! First class today my son was excited when he finished class."
Yahweh
Took Chess lessons from Joshua F.
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"Mr. Siddharth Is a great chess coach. He has been teaching our 6 year old and is very patient and encouraging. He is teaching at a good pace to help our child learn new things and not be overwhelmed. Our child definitely improves his knowledge about the game with every lesson."
Monique
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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