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Andrew H.

36 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • BA Finance from Bentley College
  • Teaching since 1995
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Andrew H.

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I am a passionate chess coach available for instruction of all levels. I have been teaching for over 10 years in many schools and training private students. I have helped establish top chess teams recently including NEST+M, PS33, and Success Academy.

Several of my students achieved highest performance awards - top 100 in the country, two of which are now rated as high as 2300. I have taught an advanced class with chess world champion Magnus Carlsen. I make learning and playing chess enjoyable and fun. I have achieved a Candidate Master title with FIDE and USCF ratings of approximately 2100.

I have a business degree in finance from Bentley University and have worked several years on Wall Street. I enjoy all aspects of risk management and how it combines elements along with chess. I love working with children and have a strong track record of making many strong relationships. You will not find a more dedicated coach. My average student gains 200-800 points in strength quickly! ...

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I am a cool, energetic, and savvy instructor with a lot of experience. I've taught thousands of students over the years in schools and individually with a strong track record for gaining positive results. I have even taught a class at a chess camp with World Champion Magnus Carlsen. I am extrem

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My wife and I are beginners, and we enjoyed our first lesson very much. We are looking forward to our future lessons with Andrew.
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Siddharth G.

108 Reviews
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  • Speaks Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi, English
  • Awarded Bachelor Business Management and Textile Technology from De Monte University
  • Teaching since 2014
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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
Sid
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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Jessica U.

56 Reviews
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  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Bachelor's Degree - English - Creative Writing 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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Caleb W.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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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Jerry S.

2 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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  • Speaks English, Romanian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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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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Ava
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"My son is 8 years old and has been taking classes from Daniel for almost a year. Danial is very professional, and patient. Danial is very good at guiding the student through the thinking/analyzing process step by step by asking questions instead of just telling the student what to do. My son has learnt a lot from him, and always look forward to his next session."
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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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"Mr.Siddarth is a wonderful chess coach. My son enjoys his class a lot."
Reddy
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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"Had a very good experience with Kyle. Learned a lot in one hour."
Gary Marks
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Kyle does a great job teaching and explaining concepts. I learned a lot of valuable fundamentals about end game that are really going to help me going forward. I would highly recommend him!"
John
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"Extraordinary player and coach! Danial really helped me pinpoint what to work on and challenged me to visualize several possibilities."
tolen
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
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"Our daughter just started her first chess lesson with Kyle. He was friendly, patient and encouraging. Looking forward to learning more about the game this summer!"
Angie
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
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"My first chess lesson and Kyle was kind, patient, thorough and passionate about chess. I am excited for my next class."
Arnav
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