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Hyunki H. Near Durham, NC, available for online & in-person tutoring
Hyunki H.
40/hour

Near Durham, NC

Guaranteed help from an experienced and caring tutor

I have been playing chess throughout my life. Whether it is physical on a board or virtual on the computer, I enjoy playing the game. Although I am no chess master, I would love to teach the game to others willing to learn. See Hyunki's full profile

40/hour
5.0 (9)
17 hours tutoring
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I have been playing chess throughout my life. Whether it is physical on a board or virtual on the computer, I enjoy playing the game. Although I am no chess master, I would love to teach the game to others willing to learn. See Hyunki's full profile

Trey R. Near Durham, NC, available for online & in-person tutoring
Trey R.
45/hour

Near Durham, NC

1 year experience tutoring children in beginner's chess

I have 1 year of experience teaching beginners ages 6+ how to play chess. I cover the rules of the game, work with developing strategies, and go over puzzles to practice in weak areas and looking for tactics/winning ideas. Current rating in classical chess is around 1200. See Trey's full profile

45/hour
5.0 (46)
73 hours tutoring
Offers in person & online lessons
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I have 1 year of experience teaching beginners ages 6+ how to play chess. I cover the rules of the game, work with developing strategies, and go over puzzles to practice in weak areas and looking for tactics/winning ideas. Current rating in classical chess is around 1200. See Trey's full profile

Marko F. Durham, NC, available for in-person tutoring
Marko F.
45/hour

Durham, NC

Creative-thoughtful tutor with degrees from Stanford and Berkeley

I played chess competitively in high school at the local and national level. I have a background as school teacher and worked in special education. I've taught chess for a number of years to children and beginners, both as an introduction to critical/strategic thinking and as a bridge to... See Marko's full profile

45/hour
5.0 (150)
1 hours tutoring Chess out of 809 hours
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I played chess competitively in high school at the local and national level. I have a background as school teacher and worked in special education. I've taught chess for a number of years to children and beginners, both as an introduction to critical/strategic thinking and as a bridge to... See Marko's full profile

Near Durham, NC Tutoring
Rama G.
25/hour

Experienced and Effective Chess Tutor

* Hello friend, I have been tutoring since 2016 - even before I found Wyzant. I am a very effective chess tutor/chess coach for anyone from an absolute beginner to an intermediate tournament player. I have competed in over 50... See Rama's full profile

25/hour
5.0 (80)
285 hours tutoring Chess out of 286 hours
Offers online lessons
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* Hello friend, I have been tutoring since 2016 - even before I found Wyzant. I am a very effective chess tutor/chess coach for anyone from an absolute beginner to an intermediate tournament player. I have competed in over 50... See Rama's full profile

Near Durham, NC Tutoring
Alec T.
26/hour

2100 on Chess.com in less than 2 years.

I started playing Chess less than 2 years ago. In that time I went from 900-2100 with a peak of 2200. I've been through it all and I know what it takes to take your Chess to the next level. See Alec's full profile

26/hour
5.0 (89)
259 hours tutoring Chess out of 259 hours
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I started playing Chess less than 2 years ago. In that time I went from 900-2100 with a peak of 2200. I've been through it all and I know what it takes to take your Chess to the next level. See Alec's full profile

Near Durham, NC Tutoring
Zachary A.
30/hour

Experienced Chess Teacher

I have played Chess for 10+ years and absolutely love the game. I have won many tournaments and awards and still play very frequently to this day. I can help you if you are a beginner or intermediate chess player. See Zachary's full profile

30/hour
4.9 (118)
481 hours tutoring Chess out of 482 hours
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I have played Chess for 10+ years and absolutely love the game. I have won many tournaments and awards and still play very frequently to this day. I can help you if you are a beginner or intermediate chess player. See Zachary's full profile

Near Durham, NC Tutoring
Michael P.
30/hour

United States Chess Federation Expert

I am ranked as a chess expert by the United States Chess Federation. I have played in many USCF sanctioned chess tournaments. I teach at chess camps in the summer and have also run chess clubs and have directed... See Michael's full profile

30/hour
4.9 (386)
514 hours tutoring Chess out of 1,615 hours
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I am ranked as a chess expert by the United States Chess Federation. I have played in many USCF sanctioned chess tournaments. I teach at chess camps in the summer and have also run chess clubs and have directed... See Michael's full profile

Near Durham, NC Tutoring
James D.
37/hour

English Professor and Experienced Chess Player teaching Chess

I'm an English professor, who just happens to play chess as a hobby. I'm not just a chess player trying to teach chess, I'm a teacher who teaches chess. Therefore, I can help you to learn chess... See James's full profile

37/hour
5.0 (919)
187 hours tutoring Chess out of 2,555 hours
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I'm an English professor, who just happens to play chess as a hobby. I'm not just a chess player trying to teach chess, I'm a teacher who teaches chess. Therefore, I can help you to learn chess... See James's full profile

Near Durham, NC Tutoring
Mike D.
40/hour

Experienced active club and tournament chess player

I learned chess at age 11, and have been playing for 40 years. Active club and tournament player, current USCF rating 1447. Have mentored high school chess club in Denmark and China. See Mike's full profile

40/hour
4.9 (124)
8 hours tutoring Chess out of 438 hours
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I learned chess at age 11, and have been playing for 40 years. Active club and tournament player, current USCF rating 1447. Have mentored high school chess club in Denmark and China. See Mike's full profile

Near Durham, NC Tutoring
Walt L.
40/hour

Level One Certified Chess Coach

I have played the game of chess for over 20 years. The last 5 years I have been working with beginners to learn the game and advanced players to improve their game. I am a member of the U.S Chess Federation, and a member of the... See Walt's full profile

40/hour
5.0 (389)
1,165 hours tutoring Chess out of 1,166 hours
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I have played the game of chess for over 20 years. The last 5 years I have been working with beginners to learn the game and advanced players to improve their game. I am a member of the U.S Chess Federation, and a member of the... See Walt's full profile

Near Durham, NC Tutoring
Rene M.
45/hour

K-12 Chess

As a Chess coach, I am a member of the United States Chess Federation, and currently, tutor children and adults who have minimal or no experience. In 2013 my middle school chess team finished 1st place overall in the Non-Rated... See Rene's full profile

45/hour
5.0 (251)
466 hours tutoring Chess out of 664 hours
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As a Chess coach, I am a member of the United States Chess Federation, and currently, tutor children and adults who have minimal or no experience. In 2013 my middle school chess team finished 1st place overall in the Non-Rated... See Rene's full profile

Near Durham, NC Tutoring
Chris T.
50/hour

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... See Chris's full profile

50/hour
4.9 (105)
287 hours tutoring Chess out of 291 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... See Chris's full profile

Near Durham, NC Tutoring
Justin D.
60/hour

99th percentile chess player; USCF national master

I have been playing chess for 25+ years and attained the title of National Master. My peak rating (2250) put me in the 99th percentile of all players in the United States. I am active on chess.com and my peak blitz rating there (2416) put... See Justin's full profile

60/hour
5.0 (41)
34 hours tutoring Chess out of 105 hours
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I have been playing chess for 25+ years and attained the title of National Master. My peak rating (2250) put me in the 99th percentile of all players in the United States. I am active on chess.com and my peak blitz rating there (2416) put... See Justin's full profile

Near Durham, NC Tutoring
Jessica U.
60/hour

Experienced and Patient Chess Coach Who Teaches at the L.A. Chess Club

Chess is a great hobby for children and adults alike! I've been teaching chess for almost two years now (through private lessons and at the Los Angeles Chess Club) and my lessons are as fun and engaging as they are... See Jessica's full profile

60/hour
4.9 (56)
233 hours tutoring Chess out of 234 hours
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Chess is a great hobby for children and adults alike! I've been teaching chess for almost two years now (through private lessons and at the Los Angeles Chess Club) and my lessons are as fun and engaging as they are... See Jessica's full profile

Near Durham, NC Tutoring
Theodore E.
60/hour

Chess Player with Tournament Experience, top 1.5% of chess.com players

I am a USCF tournament chess player, with OTB rating of 1550, chess.com blitz rating of 2030, lichess blitz rating of 2140. Haven't played in tournaments for a while so my otb rating is much lower than it should be, but chess.com is a... See Theodore's full profile

60/hour
5.0 (354)
654 hours tutoring Chess out of 654 hours
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I am a USCF tournament chess player, with OTB rating of 1550, chess.com blitz rating of 2030, lichess blitz rating of 2140. Haven't played in tournaments for a while so my otb rating is much lower than it should be, but chess.com is a... See Theodore's full profile

Near Durham, NC Tutoring
Jonathan R.
60/hour

Chess Instructor - Peak USCF rating of 2006 (EXPERT)

have been A competitive chess player for 14 years and have been teaching chess for ten years. I have a peak USCF Rating of over 2006 which is considered an EXPERT level chess player. I also have a peak Blitz rating of 2024 on... See Jonathan's full profile

60/hour
5.0 (67)
240 hours tutoring Chess out of 241 hours
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have been A competitive chess player for 14 years and have been teaching chess for ten years. I have a peak USCF Rating of over 2006 which is considered an EXPERT level chess player. I also have a peak Blitz rating of 2024 on... See Jonathan's full profile

Near Durham, NC Tutoring
Veronika Z.
70/hour

Expert Level Chess Player, Current USCF Rating 2053

I am two times National Girls Tournament of Champion winner, and currently the highest ranked female chess player in the state of Oklahoma as well as 2018 Oklahoma State champion. I represented Oklahoma State at the national tournaments for... See Veronika's full profile

70/hour
5.0 (316)
965 hours tutoring Chess out of 1,009 hours
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I am two times National Girls Tournament of Champion winner, and currently the highest ranked female chess player in the state of Oklahoma as well as 2018 Oklahoma State champion. I represented Oklahoma State at the national tournaments for... See Veronika's full profile

Near Durham, NC Tutoring
Vindhyaa P.
75/hour

Experienced Chess Player & Private Tutor

After learning the rich history, practicing the nuanced strategies, and competing in various tournaments of Chess--I've taught children ages 4-14 Beginner and Intermediate levels of Chess at Hindu Learning Center and privately for the... See Vindhyaa's full profile

75/hour
5.0 (138)
109 hours tutoring Chess out of 391 hours
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After learning the rich history, practicing the nuanced strategies, and competing in various tournaments of Chess--I've taught children ages 4-14 Beginner and Intermediate levels of Chess at Hindu Learning Center and privately for the... See Vindhyaa's full profile

Near Durham, NC Tutoring
Austin E.
80/hour

Chess Tutoring for Casual and Tournament Players

...ability. After this, studying chess tactics becomes crucial for the player looking to improve quickly. A mastery of chess tactics supplemented with a firm grasp of the endgame is the most effective road to chess success. Once students have a strong... See Austin's full profile

80/hour
5.0 (229)
831 hours tutoring Chess out of 842 hours
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...ability. After this, studying chess tactics becomes crucial for the player looking to improve quickly. A mastery of chess tactics supplemented with a firm grasp of the endgame is the most effective road to chess success. Once students have a strong... See Austin's full profile

Near Durham, NC Tutoring
Frank S.
85/hour

Chessaholic on Chess.com

If you are wanting to learn the game of chess, I am your person. I currently play on chess.com and at one point reached a rating of over 1700. I can teach you gambits, traps, tricks, openings, middle, and end games to help your game... See Frank's full profile

85/hour
5.0 (555)
33 hours tutoring Chess out of 2,009 hours
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If you are wanting to learn the game of chess, I am your person. I currently play on chess.com and at one point reached a rating of over 1700. I can teach you gambits, traps, tricks, openings, middle, and end games to help your game... See Frank's full profile

Near Durham, NC Tutoring
David Y.
90/hour

Chess Tournament Director with 15+ years of Teaching Experience

I have tutored hundreds of chess players. I regularly host chess tournament at my local area. I am good at chess opening, middle game, and end game strategy and tactics. See David's full profile

90/hour
4.6 (73)
280 hours tutoring
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I have tutored hundreds of chess players. I regularly host chess tournament at my local area. I am good at chess opening, middle game, and end game strategy and tactics. See David's full profile

Near Durham, NC Tutoring
Tapi C.
149/hour

Chessbase Tactics Training Grandmaster (informal rating)

...training for a standardized test than chess? You're sitting there for 2-3 hours, you're not allowed to talk, you have to solve a series of difficult problems on your own...that is a standardized test.' "Chess is an effective teaching tool because... See Tapi's full profile

149/hour
4.9 (1329)
17 hours tutoring Chess out of 5,523 hours
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...training for a standardized test than chess? You're sitting there for 2-3 hours, you're not allowed to talk, you have to solve a series of difficult problems on your own...that is a standardized test.' "Chess is an effective teaching tool because... See Tapi's full profile

Near Durham, NC Tutoring
Dmitri J.
30/hour

Chess Coach Beginner - Advanced

When I started playing chess I was 1200 elo. Today, ten years later I've achieved a peak rating of 2300, with some wins against 2600 level opponents. Chess is my favorite pastime and my goal as your tutor is to accelerate your... See Dmitri's full profile

30/hour
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When I started playing chess I was 1200 elo. Today, ten years later I've achieved a peak rating of 2300, with some wins against 2600 level opponents. Chess is my favorite pastime and my goal as your tutor is to accelerate your... See Dmitri's full profile

Near Durham, NC Tutoring
Josh L.
40/hour

20-Year Chess Coach with 15 State Championships (Teams/Indiv)

Classroom and private chess coach for 20+ years. Former US Chess Expert with 2100 Chess.com Rapid Rating. 15 Arizona State Championship teams and individuals in grades Kindergarten thru 6th grade. Chess Teacher for over 1000... See Josh's full profile

40/hour
4.9 (123)
441 hours tutoring Chess out of 545 hours
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Classroom and private chess coach for 20+ years. Former US Chess Expert with 2100 Chess.com Rapid Rating. 15 Arizona State Championship teams and individuals in grades Kindergarten thru 6th grade. Chess Teacher for over 1000... See Josh's full profile

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