Over 5 tutoring hours

Darin S.

Santa Monica, CA

$45/hour

Chess Instructor/Tutor. Everyone has a talent.

In-person lessons
4.5 average from 4 ratings
Amazing Chess Teacher
— Johanna, Santa Monica, CA on 8/12/14

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About Darin

Everyone has a talent which must be developed. I will help you build your "chess muscles" so you can start winning against those who were winning against you. I will teach you combinations, chess strategies, end game. Rules how to develop your pieces plus more. I would love to help a kid willing to become a champion. I am pretty sure I can help you raise your rating with 200 points within 2 months. I've done it before and will do it again.
- I am a chess expert.
- Junior Team Champion- Bulgaria.
- Strong Expert.
I have two children. My 3 and 1/2 year old daughter is actively playing chess with a chess program .... well she does not get the moves right all the time, but is having fun a lot, and is staying focused on the game for a long time (will help her later in school).
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Everyone has a talent which must be developed. I will help you build your "chess muscles" so you can start winning against those who were winning against you. I will teach you combinations, chess strategies, end game. Rules how to develop your pieces plus more. I would love to help a kid Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Santa Monica, CA 90405
In-person lessons

"Amazing Chess Teacher"

- Johanna, Santa Monica, CA on 8/12/14
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

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Chess

I am a Chess Expert. I have been playing chess for over 35 years. I was a Team Chess Champion in Bulgaria 1978. I Won the US Open Chess Championship in Las Vegas, NV, in 2001. I have won many blitz tournaments with the most recent one "The Santa Monica Bay chess club" blitz tournament in 08/2013. I am experienced in tutoring children 4 years and up. One of my students with only 2 months of training won first prize in his section- $960.00. I have been tutoring children for 2 years (My 3 year and 7 months old daughter knows how to play chess already.) I try to make chess fun and entertaining game for children to play and learn. I teach chess combinations, chess strategies, endgame, and more.

Amazing Chess Teacher — Darin is an engaging, kind, warm-hearted teacher who goes the extra mile to teach chess at the student's exact level, vary the lessons, and make it fun. My 8 year old and his friend love taking lessons from Darin each week. We couldn't recommend him more highly. ...

— Johanna, Santa Monica, CA on 8/12/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Darin will travel within 20 miles of Santa Monica, CA 90405.