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Mike G.

Los Angeles, CA

$30/hour

Chess and Russian tutor

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/16/16
5.0 average from 73 ratings
Great Teacher!
— Barbara, Morristown, NY on 8/22/16

$30/Hour


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St. Petersburg University
St Petersburg University
MBA

Education

St. Petersburg University

St Petersburg University (MBA)

About Mike

I am an experienced chess coach /instructor with deep understanding of chess at high levels I've been teaching students of all ages since 1980. I provide in classroom lessons as well as private in-house sessions. I have been playing chess for over 40 years. For several years I have worked as a chess teacher, helping young children to develop chess skills, in particular to enhance creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, memory, concentration, intellectual maturity, and self esteem. My adult student recently became a national master. I am the winner of the West Coast Continental Chess Championship in the expert
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I am also a very experienced Russian tutor. I have been tutoring and teaching Russian for over 8 years.
I am an experienced chess coach /instructor with deep understanding of chess at high levels I've been teaching students of all ages since 1980. I provide in classroom lessons as well as private in-house sessions. I have been playing chess for over 40 years. For several years I have worked as a chess teacher, helping young children to develop chess Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90027
Background Check: Passed

"Great Teacher!"

- Barbara, Morristown, NY on 8/22/16
Mike replied on 8/25/2016

My pleasure, Barbara

"Awesome"

- Evan, Los Angeles, CA on 4/22/17

"Excellent introduction to the game of Chess"

- Len, Los Angeles, CA on 3/13/17

"understands my goal and helps me to succeed"

- Conrad, Santa Clarita, CA on 2/18/17

"Fun Chess Lesson"

- Jon, Torrance, CA on 2/11/17
Language:
Russian
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

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Chess

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 recently became a national master

Russian

I graduated from St. Petersburg University in Russia in 1985. I have over four years of teaching experience as an after school teacher and private tutor of Russian as a second language. I have more than two years of translation experience in various fields. I learned to assess a student’s level and needs and to plan adequate and structured lessons. My goal is to make Russian learning easier and more fun for everyone.
Having a sense of humor is mandatory for all my Russian language students.

St. Petersburg University
St Petersburg University
MBA

Education

St. Petersburg University

St Petersburg University (MBA)

Great Teacher!

Mike is a great chess tutor. He is teaching all our our sons and they are truly engaged. I see they are more interested in the game of chess and look forward to each session as it is scheduled.

— Barbara, Morristown, NY on 8/22/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mike will travel within 20 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90027.