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Asia M. San Francisco, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Asia M.
35/hour

San Francisco, CA

Chess Coach at Kingdom Come Chess Academy

I ran an after school chess program within the PG County, MD public school system 2013-2014. Currently, I am the owner of Kingdom Come Chess Academy. My coaches and I introduce the game of chess to newbies, and help build their skills by solving chess puzzles, studying and practicing openings,... See Asia's full profile

35/hour
4.9 (101)
46 hours tutoring Chess out of 435 hours
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I ran an after school chess program within the PG County, MD public school system 2013-2014. Currently, I am the owner of Kingdom Come Chess Academy. My coaches and I introduce the game of chess to newbies, and help build their skills by solving chess puzzles, studying and practicing openings,... See Asia's full profile

Stephen B. San Francisco, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Stephen B.
45/hour

San Francisco, CA

Chess Teacher/Tutor

As an educator, I have formally taught chess in my high school and middle school classes as both a teacher and an administrator. I have tutored students extensively in after-school programs in chess as the tutoring programs teacher and teacher leader. I have played chess since I was six years old. See Stephen's full profile

45/hour
5.0 (85)
2 hours tutoring Chess out of 721 hours
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As an educator, I have formally taught chess in my high school and middle school classes as both a teacher and an administrator. I have tutored students extensively in after-school programs in chess as the tutoring programs teacher and teacher leader. I have played chess since I was six years old. See Stephen's full profile

Eileen Z. Near San Francisco, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Eileen Z.
50/hour

Near San Francisco, CA

Chess Tutor

I am currently a class A player that has expert level knowledge of tactics, strategy, openings, and the endgame. I have played in many tournaments and have defeated several international- and grand-masters. I have also been heavily involved with local schools, helping students to learn the beauty of the game. See Eileen's full profile

50/hour
5.0 (2)
2 hours tutoring Chess out of 18 hours
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I am currently a class A player that has expert level knowledge of tactics, strategy, openings, and the endgame. I have played in many tournaments and have defeated several international- and grand-masters. I have also been heavily involved with local schools, helping students to learn the beauty of the game. See Eileen's full profile

Louis J. Near San Francisco, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Louis J.
100/hour

Near San Francisco, 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... See Louis's full profile

100/hour
5.0 (29)
86 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... See Louis's full profile

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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

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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 (384)
514 hours tutoring Chess out of 1,612 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

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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

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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

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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

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Farirai G.
50/hour

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 (140)
368 hours tutoring Chess out of 369 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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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

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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

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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 (353)
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

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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

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Tony K.
65/hour

Experienced Chess Coach, National Master, Stanford PhD Student

I have been playing, teaching, and directing chess for many years. My students have ranged from ages 4 through adult. I am a National Master of Chess, was the longtime President of the Caltech Chess Club, ranked 28th... See Tony's full profile

65/hour
5.0 (180)
452 hours tutoring Chess out of 452 hours
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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 National Master of Chess, was the longtime President of the Caltech Chess Club, ranked 28th... See Tony's full profile

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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

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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
Offers online lessons
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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

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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

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John S.
80/hour

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

80/hour
5.0 (277)
967 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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David B.
80/hour

Class A Player

I have a peak chess rating of 1934, which puts me at a Class A rating, just beneath expert. I have won multiple chess tournaments in Southern California and Las Vegas. I have hundreds of chess books to create lessons and have... See David's full profile

80/hour
5.0 (91)
1 hours tutoring Chess out of 317 hours
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I have a peak chess rating of 1934, which puts me at a Class A rating, just beneath expert. I have won multiple chess tournaments in Southern California and Las Vegas. I have hundreds of chess books to create lessons and have... See David's full profile

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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 2,005 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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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)
278 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

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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

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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)
258 hours tutoring Chess out of 258 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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