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Otis W.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

$55/hour

Chess Master Coach

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$55/Hour


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USCF National Master
Other

Education

USCF National Master (Other)

About Otis

Hello, my name is Otis and I am a USCF (United States Chess Federation) National Master, Chess Instructor & Writer. I have been teaching people of all ages chess for almost 5 years now and I believe that learning to play or improving your existing knowledge of chess is great way to enhance multiple cognitive and social skills. Research has shown that improving and/or learning chess usually means improving one's memory, language skills, verbal communication skills, spatial ability, creativity and concentration. Don't just take my word for it, just Google "The benefits of chess in education" or some such phrase and do your own research.

I like teaching chess to children and adults alike, because it doesn't matter how young or old you are: chess simply makes you better mentally! I believe that chess has a stigma of being boring and complicated, when in fact it can be quite fun and simple if you have someone teaching you that can make it so! I also believe that everyone has the ability to learn how to play and/or improve their existing knowledge of chess. For these reasons, my approach to teaching chess is a very practical one that focuses on learning key fundamental concepts and ideas that will help to guide you in your quest to find the correct moves. As opposed to giving you endless complex strategies, concepts and moves to memorize. I strongly endorse the opinion that "UNDERSTANDING WHY" something is done, is far more important than knowing only that "it is" to be done. With that said, I look forward to hearing from so that I may help make your chess goals a reality! Thank you.

I am a USCF Certified National Chess Master, I teach chess at several private and public schools.
Hello, my name is Otis and I am a USCF (United States Chess Federation) National Master, Chess Instructor & Writer. I have been teaching people of all ages chess for almost 5 years now and I believe that learning to play or improving your existing knowledge of chess is great way to enhance multiple cognitive and social skills. Research has shown Read more

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Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Fort Lauderdale, FL 33319
In-person lessons
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Chess

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USCF National Master
Other

Education

USCF National Master (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Otis will travel within 20 miles of Fort Lauderdale, FL 33319.