I have played tournament chess for over 25 years (US Chess rating 2113 - Expert). I have tutored chess for the past 25 years for all ages, individual and groups. I have been the coach for the Benjamin Middle School chess team for 19 years. (We've won 4 Illinois State Championships!) I also have been the coach for the West Chicago High School chess team for 13 years. In addition, I have taught chess at park districts and libraries, as well as private lessons in my home (or student's home).
My style is play instructional sparring games with each student. I then teach students how to record their chess games in writing so that we can review games that they play with family and friends and competitors in tournaments. I provide ample instructional material on all phases of chess and lend out chess books and videos as well.
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