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Joel V.
20/hour

Near Castro Valley, CA

Former Tournament and Current Online Chess Player

I have played chess tournaments throughout elementary and middle school, reaching the rank 1400 (65% percentile). I stopped playing in person tournaments to focus on other activities but have continued playing online on chess.com. I reached rank 1500 in standard time (94% percentile) and rank 1733 in bullet (91%)... read more

20/hour
1 hours tutoring
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I have played chess tournaments throughout elementary and middle school, reaching the rank 1400 (65% percentile). I stopped playing in person tournaments to focus on other activities but have continued playing online on chess.com. I reached rank 1500 in standard time (94% percentile) and rank 1733 in bullet (91%)... read more

Peter K.
68/hour

Near Castro Valley, CA

Chess Coach and Teacher with 10 years experience

Approximately 10 years of teaching class and private coaching chess with the Berkeley Chess school, with over five years experience training other teachers, and nearly two years experience as the manager of instructors. Level II (District) Certified Chess Coach with the US Chess Federation.... read more

68/hour
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Approximately 10 years of teaching class and private coaching chess with the Berkeley Chess school, with over five years experience training other teachers, and nearly two years experience as the manager of instructors. Level II (District) Certified Chess Coach with the US Chess Federation.... read more

Louis J.
50/hour

Near Castro Valley, CA

Advanced Chess Player

I was taught chess at 5 years old by my father and have been playing ever since. I am an online member of chess.com. One of my biggest accomplishments in chess was when I beat a Lawyer from Princeton University who was bragging about how his daughter was going to be a grandmaster by the age of 4. My... read more

50/hour
5.0 (24)
65 hours tutoring
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I was taught chess at 5 years old by my father and have been playing ever since. I am an online member of chess.com. One of my biggest accomplishments in chess was when I beat a Lawyer from Princeton University who was bragging about how his daughter was going to be a grandmaster by the age of 4. My... read more

Chris T.
40/hour

Near Castro Valley, CA

Correspondence Chess Master, United States Chess Federation

Chris was able to instruct several individual National Chess Champions as well as coach for the Mission San Jose Elementary School chess team, which in 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2018 took first place at the USCF National Elementary Chess Championship. read more

40/hour
4.8 (21)
30 hours tutoring Chess out of 34 hours
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Chris was able to instruct several individual National Chess Champions as well as coach for the Mission San Jose Elementary School chess team, which in 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2018 took first place at the USCF National Elementary Chess Championship. read more

Karl P.
40/hour

Near Castro Valley, CA

Math and Computer Science Instructor

I played chess since I was a little kid. I even took a chess summer camp when I was eleven, and I beat many of the students there. I still play now. read more

40/hour
4.7 (31)
197 hours tutoring
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I played chess since I was a little kid. I even took a chess summer camp when I was eleven, and I beat many of the students there. I still play now. read more

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Tony K.
67/hour

Experienced Chess Tutor & USCF-Certified National Chess Master

I have been playing, teaching, and directing chess for many years. My students have ranged from ages 4 through adult. I am a nationally-certified National Master of Chess, current President of the Caltech Chess Club, ranked... read more

67/hour
5.0 (144)
354 hours tutoring Chess out of 355 hours
Offers online lessons
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I have been playing, teaching, and directing chess for many years. My students have ranged from ages 4 through adult. I am a nationally-certified National Master of Chess, current President of the Caltech Chess Club, ranked... read more

Zane M.
95/hour

Oregon State Team Chess Champion / Team Captain / Individual Runner-Up

I am a long-time chess player and instructor who has founded one middle school chess club, served as an instructor for another, and played in high-level tournaments for many years. In middle school, I served as the chess team... read more

95/hour
5.0 (95)
331 hours tutoring
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I am a long-time chess player and instructor who has founded one middle school chess club, served as an instructor for another, and played in high-level tournaments for many years. In middle school, I served as the chess team... read more

Sina F.
55/hour

Semi-competitive player for about 20 years

I have played chess semi-competitively for close to 20 years. I can teach beginner to advanced chess and help improve students with their techniques and tactics. read more

55/hour
5.0 (62)
168 hours tutoring
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I have played chess semi-competitively for close to 20 years. I can teach beginner to advanced chess and help improve students with their techniques and tactics. read more

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Castro Valley Chess Tutors Cost $35 - 60 per hour on average

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