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Cindle V.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Teacher of the Year from Magnolia Science Academy
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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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Beth
Clear instructions
Walter
While only the first lesson, Cindle had me thinking about chess in a way that I never had.
Matt M.
Very knowledgeable and helpful.
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Siddharth G.

108 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi, English
  • Teaches students 5 to 65
  • Awarded Bachelor Business Management and Textile Technology from De Monte University
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Siddharth G.

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I have been teaching chess for six years and my students have gone on to tournament level and won competitions. Within the first few lessons, my students have developed a deeper understanding of chess strategies As they progressed further in their lessons they have developed special moves to win the chess games. I take pride in my students' success and love working with them. I do provide tournament chess boards for my students.

About Siddharth

Hi there, my name is Siddharth and I have been teaching chess in public and private schools, including private lessons, over the last six years. I love to see students grow with each lesson and accomplish their goals. Under my tutelage, I have helped students advance from beginner level to tourna

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Aneetha
Student here. Siddharth was an incredible teacher, and he taught me all I need to know to play chess. It isn't the smoothest road, but that's always the case. If you're considering it, I say you should take his lessons, they're worth it!
Heath
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Is a wonderful chess coach.
Angela
Mr Siddharth is a excellent instructor, this is my second review , My son has learned a lot Of tactic during class that are all key & dry point for helping my son thinking and playing in professional way, Thank you Mr Siddharth For your great and fun teaching / Angela
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Kyle B.

103 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2019
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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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BRANDON
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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Jameson T.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jameson T.

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I have experience teaching beginners and intermediate players for the last 5 years. Incredibly flexible with the schedule and the amount of time is up to you!

About Jameson

I am an active tournament player and director. At the moment, I am a Class A player actively improving. Currently I have experience teaching both beginners and intermediate players. My schedule for the lessons will work around you. The first lesson I will assess your game through games played and se

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Daniel
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.
Grayson
Has a deep understanding of chess and is able to explain things well
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Darreion B.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
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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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Hiro H.

20 Reviews
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  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • High School Diploma from Schaumburg High School
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Hiro H.

20 Reviews
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USCF EXPERT (rated 2000), ready to improve your game!

My objective is to help you get better at the game of chess, as learning chess will improve your ability to focus deeper and increase your analytical thoughts.

For intermediate to advanced players:
We will analysis games you've played before while learning new material
We can also set up to play a correspondence game (where you'll have days to make each move)

About Hiro

United States Chess Federation (USCF) Expert (2000 rating) I am ranked top 100 (out of 3,000+ players) in Illinois I am also ranked in the 97th percentile in the nation (Over 65,000 players) USCF Local Tournament Director I direct USCF-Rated tournaments at the Schaumburg Library

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Zach
Hiro is expert, fun and patient with our 8 year old. Our son is a newer player - beginner/intermediate (he learned basics at his school in second grade but a lot further to go)- and really gets excited and engaged with the game when Hiro plays and teaches him.
Nuzma
Thank you so much for the class.Coming weekend kids are going to Florida .I shall be booking more classes depending on your schedule soon . How did the kids do today .

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"I enjoyed taking lessons with Mr.Siddharth. He was a really cool instructor I could talk to and easily forget about time. It's always good to be so engaged with what you are learning that you put all your focus into the subject, and he easily allowed that. I even went over time in my first lesson, we were both so engaged!

I highly recommend Mr.Siddharth as an instructor. I am a relatively advanced player, but I can see how his wisdom can transfer over to beginners and intermediates. I will consider even more lessons in the future. One small caveat was his small bouts of absent-mindedness (moving the wrong piece, forgetting what as the last move), but that never caused so much confusion I didn't know what was going on.

Overall, he doesn't disappoint. Book a lesson with him, and you'll learn something."
Tristan
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Great teacher! My 8 year old is learning the essentials of chess and we are pleased with her progress."
Shalika
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"He gives puzzles but at the same time he teaches you chess history, best instructor ever!"
Poorva
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"I learned about passt pawn and skewer and fork end game"
Govardhana
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Danial was fantastic, super enjoyable and helpful! Would definitely recommend!"
William
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"We are happy with Siddharth"
Divya Kestur
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Great first lesson for my 8 year old! Siddhartha is energetic and patient!"
Emma
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Kyle is knowledgeable, patient, and personable. He knows chess forwards and backwards and has a lot of information to guide a new player, or in my case, a returning player. His teaching was a very good experience for me."
Martin
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Its really, a wonderful experience. Great place to learn. Instructor is so kind & patience in teaching and technically skilled. Waiting to learn more & more."
shobana
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Siddharth has been the best instructor I have had so far. He is extremely patient and challenges you to think.
He lets you make mistakes so you can learn from them and really has a great understanding of the game.
He has a great positive outlook which makes everything that much better.
looking forward to future lessons!"
Nagesh
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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