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Mike G.

Chess and Russian tutor

Chess and Russian tutor

$30/hour

  • 194 hours tutoring

  • Los Angeles, CA 90027

About Mike


Bio

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,...

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
section.

I am also a very experienced Russian tutor. I have been tutoring and teaching Russian for over 8 years.


Education

St. Petersburg University
undergrad
St Petersburg University
MBA

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $30
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90027
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/16/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Russian

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.

Language

Russian

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.

Sports/Recreation

Chess

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

Summer

Russian

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.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (91 ratings)
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Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient tutor - gifted at teaching chess

Mike clearly has a gift for teaching chess. Just after a few lessons my son is already describing how he is picking up patterns during games and feels he is seeing part of the game he didn't understand before. I couldn't be happier! Thanks, Mike!!

Ron, 12 lessons with Mike

Awesome

Mike is an amazing tutor, highly recommended, knows the history and technical aspects of chess at an incredible level. Studied with old soviet masters and has a unique training style. Great guy

Evan, 1 lesson with Mike

Excellent introduction to the game of Chess

I just had my first lesson with Mike. In addition to his deep knowledge of the game, and in addition to being a very fine teacher, what I appreciated most is his enthusiasm for the game. That is what make him a special teacher.

Len, 5 lessons with Mike

understands my goal and helps me to succeed

Mike explained the method in learning Russian in details, he also suggested strategies to learn this language efficiently. he is supportive in the aspect that he provides exercises the strengthen my language skills

Conrad, 8 lessons with Mike

Fun Chess Lesson

Mike reviewed one of my games, and then he showed me some classic games so I could see what the great players do. He quizzed me along the way about the best move, and gave me some puzzles to do for homework -- I enjoyed it.

Jon, 1 lesson with Mike
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$30/hour

Mike G.

$30/hour

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Response time: 55 minutes