Chess Lessons in Whiteville, TN. Amazing Teachers.

Flexible & affordable chess lessons. In person or online.

“Today is my opportunity to practice chess.”

Popular Chess Teachers in Whiteville, TN

Or other areas around you:
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Hassan D.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Farsi
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Hassan D.

5 Reviews
Book Now
Private Chess Teacher

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

Recent Reviews
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.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Jerry S.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Chess from Coach FIDE IM Eugene Odnorochenko
  • Teaching since 2006
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Jerry S.

2 Reviews
Book Now
Private Chess Teacher

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

Recent Reviews
Logan
Great
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!
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Andrew H.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Andrew H.

36 Reviews
Book Now
Private Chess Teacher

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! ...

About Andrew

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

Recent Reviews
Linda S.
Brad L.
My wife and I are beginners, and we enjoyed our first lesson very much. We are looking forward to our future lessons with Andrew.
Hida Hilferding
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Joshua F.

71 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, Mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BS, BA from Rutgers University
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Joshua F.

71 Reviews
Book Now
Private Chess Teacher

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

Recent Reviews
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.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Siddharth G.

109 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi, English
  • Bachelor Business Management and Textile Technology from De Monte University
  • Teaches students 5 to 65
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Siddharth G.

109 Reviews
Book Now
Private Chess Teacher

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

Recent Reviews
Chris
This was so much fun! Siddharth is an excellent teacher. My fiance and I took a lesson together so we could learn more about basic strategy. We had a great time and are so excited to start putting some of these tactics into use while we play together. Would love to take another lesson with Siddharth!
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.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Artem L.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Ukrainian, Russian, English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Artem L.

3 Reviews
Book Now
Private Chess Teacher

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

Recent Reviews
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 🙏

Looking for an online Chess teacher in Whiteville, TN?

A Better Way to Learn

Expert Teachers

Top rated instructors guide you in every step of your journey

Personalized Lessons

Your style, your pace. Customized lessons designed for you

100% Guaranteed

Try a lesson. If you're not satisfied we'll refund your unused balance

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing chess teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream chess teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons

Match

Find your perfect chess teacher in under 3 minutes. Need help finding the right teacher? Call our friendly student counselors at 877-231-8505877-231-8505.

Meet

Your instructor will motivate, support, and inspire you. Meet up with your teacher in person or connect with them online anywhere around the world!

Master

Each chess lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

Educating the World

310
Lifelong learning subjects offered
6,483
Amazing, inspiring, supportive teachers
2,045,044
People that use our platform each month
3,004,877
Lessons given around the world

Why TakeLessons?

  • Easy and Hassle-Free
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Background Checked Teachers
  • Over 3 Million Lessons Given

Hear From TakeLessons Chess Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

Profile_237164_pi_58d92a3ce78ebb894292b4dae2f2748da62f0055
"Danial is the best! As a complete beginner, I felt nervous learning from such an experienced couch, but Danial was kind, encouraging, and really improved my chess game! Danial's instructions were clear, insightful, and extremely valuable. Overall, I would highly recommend taking lessons from Danial no matter your age or skill level."
William N.
Took Chess lessons from Danial A.
Profile_222782_pi_Photo
"Very good instruction. Looking forward to more lessons"
Andy
Took Chess lessons from Cindle V.
Profile_250519_pi_355d53cba50570b553dd3648f6f3030f9b119576
"Our 15-year old son thoroughly really enjoyed his first class with Kyle. He described Kyle as knowledgeable, prepared, and friendly."
Charles
Took Chess lessons from Kyle B.
Profile_250519_pi_355d53cba50570b553dd3648f6f3030f9b119576
"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.
Profile_219156_pi_Chess%20picture
"I started taking lessons with Dipankar in November. At that point my rating was 1200-1300 on Chess.com. I have improved my rating to be around 1500.

Dipankar teaches in a way that makes you think about different positions and different strategies as if they were occurring in a game. He doesn't just give you the solution, he makes you talk him through your logic, and then points out any flaws / improvements that there may be. Ultimately, in a dynamic way, he has been able to improve my game.

I came to realize that the main reasons I was losing games was either an early tactical mistake, or a blunder mid game. Dipankar showed me how to think through each move, and some common problems to avoid.

I look forward to continuing lessons with Dipankar, and continuing to grow my game / rating."
Matt
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
Profile_122887_pi_Trophy%20picture
"A very patient and friendly teacher, both my kids have enjoyed learning how to play chess!.

Thanks You!"
Kavitha
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
Profile_84051_pi_20150826_105931
"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.
Profile_144479_pi_Professional%20selfie%20%282%29
"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."
Zach
Took Chess lessons from Hiro H.
Profile_122887_pi_Trophy%20picture
"The learning experience was great and very informative. The only minor problem that occurred was that the video kept freezing every three seconds, making it difficult to understand what the instructor was saying. However, this may only be a website problem; my experience with Siddharth was enjoyable and educational."
Anirudh
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
Profile_122887_pi_Trophy%20picture
"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.
View More
View Less

Popular Chess Articles from our Blog

Chess Rules: a Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

I will admit to you, the reader, that most of the articles I have written thus far assume that the reader is already a fairly avid chess player, who is aware of the basic rules of chess and thus is interested in learning more advanced strategies, traps, and tricks with the goal of decisively defeating the opponent. But, of course, not everybody is born knowing all the rules of chess---there are, in fact, many out there who are unfamiliar with the game, and need an introduction to learn ch …

By Josh Freimark

Chess Openings & How To Start Your Game Strong

As a game, chess is traditionally divided into three phases: the opening, the middlegame, and the endgame. While all three are important, today I’m going to help you start out strong in the opening. When I first learned how to play chess, I played openings that really did not help me improve and left me with an awkward start to the game more often than not. Eventually, I adopted some of the openings that I will show you in this post and my rating skyrocketed. Opening Principles The first …

By Kyle Barry

5 Chess Moves to Up Your Endgame

The end of the game has come. You have successfully out-maneuvered and outfought your opponent, conquering large swaths of the chessboard, and approaching that triumphal moment when you will topple the opponent’s king and declare that he has fallen---in other words, a checkmate (recall that “checkmate” is an anglicization of “shah mat”, Persian for “the king is dead”)… Only to realize that you don’t quite know how to finish the game, which inevitably results in a slapsti …

By Josh Freimark