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The Best Chess Tutors in Philadelphia, PA

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Razi H. Near Philadelphia, PA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Razi H.
320/hour

1900+, Harvard Grad and 10+ Years of Experience tutoring Chess

I grew up playing chess. My dad first taught me when I was 4, and when I was 7, I was already beating him. I have taught chess in numerous different settings, from private tutoring, to running chess camps at my house, to volunteering to teach chess to at-risk middle schoolers. I'm rated... See Razi's full profile

320/hour
5.0 (313)
6 hours tutoring Chess out of 975 hours
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I grew up playing chess. My dad first taught me when I was 4, and when I was 7, I was already beating him. I have taught chess in numerous different settings, from private tutoring, to running chess camps at my house, to volunteering to teach chess to at-risk middle schoolers. I'm rated...See Razi's full profile

Todd G. Near Philadelphia, PA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Todd G.
100/hour

Math and Science Tutor

I've worked for Shining Knights Chess for the past 2 years as a chess coach. The position involves teaching chess lessons to classes of elementary school students and then assisting matches they play against one another. See Todd's full profile

100/hour
4.9 (192)
402 hours tutoring
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I've worked for Shining Knights Chess for the past 2 years as a chess coach. The position involves teaching chess lessons to classes of elementary school students and then assisting matches they play against one another.See Todd's full profile

Omar A. Near Philadelphia, PA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Omar A.
15/hour

VERY Affordable Medical Student Science tutor 10+ years Experience

I have been playing chess since I was 10. See Omar's full profile

15/hour
4.9 (12)
3 hours tutoring Chess out of 46 hours
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I have been playing chess since I was 10.See Omar's full profile

Rabbi G. Near Philadelphia, PA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Rabbi G.
50/hour

Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah Prep Online

I am experienced introducing kids as well as adults to chess at which point they can enjoy the game with friends or family or accept my referral to a local chess club. That means that your youngster -- or you! -- can turn up to the first day of chess club feeling comfortable and confident and ready... See Rabbi's full profile

50/hour
4.9 (48)
119 hours tutoring
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I am experienced introducing kids as well as adults to chess at which point they can enjoy the game with friends or family or accept my referral to a local chess club. That means that your youngster -- or you! -- can turn up to the first day of chess club feeling comfortable and confident and ready...See Rabbi's full profile

Vanita Y. Philadelphia, PA, available for in-person tutoring
Vanita Y.
50/hour

Current coach in school on chess scholarship.

Five years of experience coaching chess. USCF rating of 1750 and fide rating of 1830. Coached by Grandmaster Susan Polgar. Featured in Chess Life magazine August 2015. See Vanita's full profile

50/hour
5.0 (9)
17 hours tutoring Chess out of 18 hours
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Five years of experience coaching chess. USCF rating of 1750 and fide rating of 1830. Coached by Grandmaster Susan Polgar. Featured in Chess Life magazine August 2015.See Vanita's full profile

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Chris T.
60/hour

Near Philadelphia, PA

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

60/hour
4.9 (107)
309 hours tutoring Chess out of 313 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

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Theodore E.
60/hour

Near Philadelphia, PA

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 (366)
738 hours tutoring Chess out of 737 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

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Rama G.
30/hour

Near Philadelphia, PA

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

30/hour
5.0 (93)
336 hours tutoring Chess out of 337 hours
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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

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Dipankar G.
60/hour

Near Philadelphia, PA

International Chess Coach with 16 years experience (USCF rating 1965)

As a coach, I have trained over 150 students ages 5 to 80 for 6+ years. My students have gained more than 500 rating points in a span of 3 months. Several of my students have won medals and prizes in national tournaments. As a player, I have over... See Dipankar's full profile

60/hour
4.9 (38)
81 hours tutoring Chess out of 82 hours
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As a coach, I have trained over 150 students ages 5 to 80 for 6+ years. My students have gained more than 500 rating points in a span of 3 months. Several of my students have won medals and prizes in national tournaments. As a player, I have over...See Dipankar's full profile

Near Philadelphia, PA Tutoring
Austin E.
80/hour

Near Philadelphia, PA

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 (231)
880 hours tutoring Chess out of 891 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 Philadelphia, PA Tutoring
Robert K.
60/hour

Near Philadelphia, PA

Chess Coach/Tutor

I've played chess since I was a child and started playing competitively in high school 20 years ago. I've coached chess clubs at schools I've worked in and have participated in many USCF online tournaments and 1 in... See Robert's full profile

60/hour
5.0 (2)
6 hours tutoring Chess out of 18 hours
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I've played chess since I was a child and started playing competitively in high school 20 years ago. I've coached chess clubs at schools I've worked in and have participated in many USCF online tournaments and 1 in...See Robert's full profile

Near Philadelphia, PA Tutoring
Walt L.
40/hour

Near Philadelphia, PA

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 (426)
1,276 hours tutoring Chess out of 1,276 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 Philadelphia, PA Tutoring
Alisher P.
60/hour

Near Philadelphia, PA

National Chess Master with 2272 rating.

I am a National Chess Master with a rating of 2272. I have played over 500 rated tournament games and can play blindfold chess. I've tutored many people to become better players and can do the same for you! See Alisher's full profile

60/hour
5.0 (23)
51 hours tutoring Chess out of 51 hours
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I am a National Chess Master with a rating of 2272. I have played over 500 rated tournament games and can play blindfold chess. I've tutored many people to become better players and can do the same for you!See Alisher's full profile

Near Philadelphia, PA Tutoring
Rene M.
45/hour

Near Philadelphia, PA

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 (261)
490 hours tutoring Chess out of 689 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 Philadelphia, PA Tutoring
Ricky H.
35/hour

Near Philadelphia, PA

Chess Tutor, Chess Expert, Top 0.5% on Chess.com

I have played chess for my whole life and am in the top 0.5% of players on Chess.com (above 99.5% of players). My current rating at 1840 in rapid. I am passionate about teaching and learning chess. I live in West Palm Beach, Florida,... See Ricky's full profile

35/hour
5.0 (4)
7 hours tutoring Chess out of 6 hours
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I have played chess for my whole life and am in the top 0.5% of players on Chess.com (above 99.5% of players). My current rating at 1840 in rapid. I am passionate about teaching and learning chess. I live in West Palm Beach, Florida,...See Ricky's full profile

Near Philadelphia, PA Tutoring
Benji W.
40/hour

Near Philadelphia, PA

USCF 1868 Rated Chess Player with 4 years of teaching experience

I am currently rated 2200 on chess.com (99.9 percentile) and 1868 in the United States Chess Federation. I have competed in over 150 in-person chess tournaments. I have taught at the NYCHESS Kids chess camp, coached my high... See Benji's full profile

40/hour
5.0 (1)
2 hours tutoring Chess out of 1 hours
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I am currently rated 2200 on chess.com (99.9 percentile) and 1868 in the United States Chess Federation. I have competed in over 150 in-person chess tournaments. I have taught at the NYCHESS Kids chess camp, coached my high...See Benji's full profile

Near Philadelphia, PA Tutoring
Nicholas M.
45/hour

Near Philadelphia, PA

Experienced Chess Coach and Tutor, Class A Player, USC Undergrad

I have a USCF Rating 1944, US Chess Federation-certified Class A Player. a 2-time winner at Lina Grumette Memorial Day Chess Classic. Competed in over 117 USCF tournaments to date, including 5 American Opens. Many years of experience... See Nicholas's full profile

45/hour
5.0 (87)
398 hours tutoring Chess out of 398 hours
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I have a USCF Rating 1944, US Chess Federation-certified Class A Player. a 2-time winner at Lina Grumette Memorial Day Chess Classic. Competed in over 117 USCF tournaments to date, including 5 American Opens. Many years of experience...See Nicholas's full profile

Near Philadelphia, PA Tutoring
Frank S.
85/hour

Near Philadelphia, PA

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 (604)
36 hours tutoring Chess out of 2,258 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 Philadelphia, PA Tutoring
Timothy W.
45/hour

Near Philadelphia, PA

1900 USCF, 2200 lichess, 3 years of online and tournament experience

Began playing competitive chess at 14 and continued to have fun teaching myself for the next few years, in which I competed at many local and regional tournaments and won many awards. I got to about a 2000 expert level with an 1850 USCF... See Timothy's full profile

45/hour
5.0 (26)
39 hours tutoring Chess out of 101 hours
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Began playing competitive chess at 14 and continued to have fun teaching myself for the next few years, in which I competed at many local and regional tournaments and won many awards. I got to about a 2000 expert level with an 1850 USCF...See Timothy's full profile

Near Philadelphia, PA Tutoring
Michael P.
30/hour

Near Philadelphia, PA

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 (412)
558 hours tutoring Chess out of 1,758 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 Philadelphia, PA Tutoring
Jonathan R.
60/hour

Near Philadelphia, PA

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 (74)
269 hours tutoring Chess out of 269 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

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Simona N.
50/hour

Near Philadelphia, PA

US National Chess Team Member, Expert Chess Player

I have been part of the United States National Chess Team member for 5 consecutive years and have won the Northern California’s Girls’ Chess Championship 5 times. I also have international experience, having played at 4 World... See Simona's full profile

50/hour
5.0 (20)
38 hours tutoring Chess out of 38 hours
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I have been part of the United States National Chess Team member for 5 consecutive years and have won the Northern California’s Girls’ Chess Championship 5 times. I also have international experience, having played at 4 World...See Simona's full profile

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Lance G.
40/hour

Near Philadelphia, PA

Chess Coach with Six Years of Experience

I have been teaching chess for six years now. My experience has included teaching for and directing after-school programs, instructing and managing summer-camps, and teaching one-on-one private lessons. Several teams I coached went on to... See Lance's full profile

40/hour
5.0 (844)
794 hours tutoring Chess out of 1,796 hours
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I have been teaching chess for six years now. My experience has included teaching for and directing after-school programs, instructing and managing summer-camps, and teaching one-on-one private lessons. Several teams I coached went on to...See Lance's full profile

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Farirai G.
50/hour

Near Philadelphia, PA

Chess Instructor

I am actively licensed chess instructor a title awarded to me by FIDE in 2014 , world chess federation. I was National Youth chess coach for Zimbabwe. I have a Chess rating and another international title of... See Farirai's full profile

50/hour
5.0 (153)
394 hours tutoring Chess out of 394 hours
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I am actively licensed chess instructor a title awarded to me by FIDE in 2014 , world chess federation. I was National Youth chess coach for Zimbabwe. I have a Chess rating and another international title of...See Farirai's full profile

Near Philadelphia, PA Tutoring
Alec T.
30/hour

Near Philadelphia, PA

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

30/hour
5.0 (101)
308 hours tutoring Chess out of 308 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

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Debra A B.

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I did not know that James taught chess. The first thing we did was to play a game of chess to review my strength and weakness. He attempted to teach me how to count the pieces on the board and what pieces were under attack. Where there other pieces protecting those pieces. Look for open files and diagonal for the rooks, bishops, Queen. Look for good moves and find a the best movie. Look for hanging pieces. Suggested playing live chess a move a day.
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Namratha V.

27 Chess lessons

We were looking for a chess coach for our 6 year old son. Due to the pandemic, we did not want to take him for in person classes. We were a little skeptical about online chess. But wanted to give it a try. We got to know Dipankar through Wyzant. He uses a digital chess board on the screen to play and teach chess. He is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. He is very prompt. He adjusts the lessons according to the learning speed of our son. Overall, very pleased with the lessons.
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