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The Best Chess Tutors in Royal Oak, MI

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Jacob C. Near Royal Oak, MI, available for online & in-person tutoring
Jacob C.
80/hour

Chess Enthusiast Rated >1500 Daily Chess

I learned chess at a young age, and began to take the game much more seriously during the lockdowns of 2020. In the time since, my correspondence rating has risen to over 1500, putting me in the top 3% of all players. I have completed over 2000 games in varying time controls, completed over 10,000 tactical... See Jacob's full profile

80/hour
5.0 (420)
1,914 hours tutoring
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I learned chess at a young age, and began to take the game much more seriously during the lockdowns of 2020. In the time since, my correspondence rating has risen to over 1500, putting me in the top 3% of all players. I have completed over 2000 games in varying time controls, completed over 10,000 tactical...See Jacob's full profile

Annie M. Near Royal Oak, MI, available for online & in-person tutoring
Annie M.
40/hour

Experienced Mathematics Tutor and Educator

I have experience as a chess player in middle and high school. In addition, I was the assistant chess coach at the high school where I taught. I helped coach our team for 5 years. I enjoy chess because it helps to develop critical thinking skills. See Annie's full profile

40/hour
4.8 (243)
450 hours tutoring
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I have experience as a chess player in middle and high school. In addition, I was the assistant chess coach at the high school where I taught. I helped coach our team for 5 years. I enjoy chess because it helps to develop critical thinking skills.See Annie's full profile

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Justin D.
60/hour

Near Royal Oak, MI

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 (43)
34 hours tutoring Chess out of 110 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

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Theodore E.
60/hour

Near Royal Oak, MI

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 738 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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Mike D.
40/hour

Near Royal Oak, MI

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 (127)
8 hours tutoring Chess out of 475 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

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Farirai G.
50/hour

Near Royal Oak, MI

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

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Austin E.
80/hour

Near Royal Oak, MI

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

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Frank S.
85/hour

Near Royal Oak, MI

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 (605)
36 hours tutoring Chess out of 2,264 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

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John S.
85/hour

Near Royal Oak, MI

Chess Tutor

I have participated in professional chess competitions such as Acropolis International Chess Tournament, French Chess Championship and European Parliamentary Friendship Online Chess Tournament! I play chess for... See John's full profile

85/hour
5.0 (307)
1,089 hours tutoring
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I have participated in professional chess competitions such as Acropolis International Chess Tournament, French Chess Championship and European Parliamentary Friendship Online Chess Tournament! I play chess for...See John's full profile

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Dipankar G.
60/hour

Near Royal Oak, MI

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

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Michael P.
30/hour

Near Royal Oak, MI

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 (413)
560 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 Royal Oak, MI Tutoring
Walt L.
40/hour

Near Royal Oak, MI

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 (428)
1,276 hours tutoring Chess out of 1,277 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 Royal Oak, MI Tutoring
Alisher P.
60/hour

Near Royal Oak, MI

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)
52 hours tutoring Chess out of 52 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

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Nicholas M.
45/hour

Near Royal Oak, MI

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 Royal Oak, MI Tutoring
Chris T.
60/hour

Near Royal Oak, MI

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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Benji W.
40/hour

Near Royal Oak, MI

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 2 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

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Jonathan R.
60/hour

Near Royal Oak, MI

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 270 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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Alec T.
30/hour

Near Royal Oak, MI

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 309 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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Rama G.
30/hour

Near Royal Oak, MI

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)
339 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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Lance G.
40/hour

Near Royal Oak, MI

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 (845)
794 hours tutoring Chess out of 1,797 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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Rene M.
45/hour

Near Royal Oak, MI

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

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Dmitry K.
46/hour

Near Royal Oak, MI

Chess Master (ACTIVE) Certified by US Chess Federation

...for more. As an active player and coach, I have extensive experience tutoring private lessons live & online, conducting chess lectures, and doing presentations. I love teaching children of all ages and adults, getting them to become better, stronger... See Dmitry's full profile

46/hour
5.0 (72)
243 hours tutoring Chess out of 244 hours
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...for more. As an active player and coach, I have extensive experience tutoring private lessons live & online, conducting chess lectures, and doing presentations. I love teaching children of all ages and adults, getting them to become better, stronger...See Dmitry's full profile

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Mike G.
35/hour

Near Royal Oak, MI

Chess tutor

I started to teach children to play chess in 1979. In 1984, I worked with some world's best chess coaches and players like David Bronshtein and P. Kondratev. I am a winner of multiple chess tournaments. My student... See Mike's full profile

35/hour
5.0 (121)
353 hours tutoring Chess out of 411 hours
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I started to teach children to play chess in 1979. In 1984, I worked with some world's best chess coaches and players like David Bronshtein and P. Kondratev. I am a winner of multiple chess tournaments. My student...See Mike's full profile

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Dmitri J.
30/hour

Near Royal Oak, MI

Chess Coach Beginner - Advanced

Chess is a really fun game. But it's even more fun when you start winning all your games and see your rating score quickly go up! I'm D'mitri, your average joe player with a master rating. I picked up chess about 10... See Dmitri's full profile

30/hour
5.0 (2)
11 hours tutoring Chess out of 11 hours
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Chess is a really fun game. But it's even more fun when you start winning all your games and see your rating score quickly go up! I'm D'mitri, your average joe player with a master rating. I picked up chess about 10...See Dmitri's full profile

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Ben G.
60/hour

Near Royal Oak, MI

Peak chess.com blitz rating of 1870 (about USCF class A ranking)

Through self study I have achieved the 98th percentile on chess.com in blitz. My rapid rating is quite similar. I have experience tutoring newer players at my local chess club. See Ben's full profile

60/hour
5.0 (59)
177 hours tutoring
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Through self study I have achieved the 98th percentile on chess.com in blitz. My rapid rating is quite similar. I have experience tutoring newer players at my local chess club. See Ben's full profile

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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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