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Chris T.

California’s Top Chess & Guitar Instructor

California’s Top Chess & Guitar Instructor

$40/hour

  • 26 hours tutoring

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CHESS
Chris T. is a nationally renowned scholastic chess coach working in the San Francisco Bay Area. His classes have attracted players of strengths ranging from rank beginners to world champions. A chess professional since 1998, Chris is widely recognized as one of the main driving forces behind the explosion in popularity and sudden rise in quality of scholastic chess in California.

Chris T. has brought world class instruction to California’s most talented young chess minds. Some of his...

CHESS
Chris T. is a nationally renowned scholastic chess coach working in the San Francisco Bay Area. His classes have attracted players of strengths ranging from rank beginners to world champions. A chess professional since 1998, Chris is widely recognized as one of the main driving forces behind the explosion in popularity and sudden rise in quality of scholastic chess in California.

Chris T. has brought world class instruction to California’s most talented young chess minds. Some of his accomplishments included running a “Chess Study” with the Kern County Superintendent of the Schools and U.C. Berkeley from 2006-2008. In addition to the study, Chris was able to educate the children in Kern County’s migrant farm worker community in chess and even coach them to prestigious Southern California regional chess titles. In the Bay Area, 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. Before 2009, no school from California had ever won the Elementary Championship section at the USCF Nationals. In 2015 and 2016, my Academy organized a National Open for Girls and Boys which awarded over $100,000 in scholarships and prizes to the top youth chess players in the United States. In 2016, the Academy accomplishments were officially recognized by FIDE (the world chess organization) and the academy was awarded the title of FIDE Academy.

Chris T. has been teaching chess professionally since 1998, was awarded the master title from US Chess for correspondence chess and operates an official FIDE Academy. Each year several of his students win national titles and compete internationally.

Don’t let your child spend another month stuck at their current rating level! Help them to grow in chess and prepare for success with Chris T.

GUITAR
Chris Torres is the Principal guitarist with the Torres Chess and Music Academy. With over thi


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Music

Guitar

Guitar

Chris T. is the Principal guitarist with a Chess and Music Academy. With over thirty years of performance and teaching experience, Chris would love to help you get started learning to play the guitar, or help you to improve if you already have taken lessons or have playing experience. Chris is equally versatile in all styles of guitar including classical, flamenco, jazz, blues, country, rock and popular music. And now you can take lessons with Chris T. no matter where you live through a webcam and Wyzant!

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Chess

Chess

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.

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Chris played a few games with me and provided immediate feedback on the principles I was forgetting to apply as well as adding additional strategies on playing a good game of chess.

Allon, 7 lessons with Chris

$40/hour

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Chris T.

$40/hour

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