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Brandon E.

A true master is an eternal student

A true master is an eternal student

$25/hour

  • 84 hours tutoring

  • Melrose Park, IL 60160

About Brandon


Bio

My name is Brandon E., I've been playing chess since I was a young lad but I've only recently begun studying the game rigorously. I joined a competitive chess club about eight months ago and it really motivated me to increase my skill level. I would like to keep studying until I've become a master, but even if I reach that goal my journey will not come to an end. Education is a life long journey.

As I work towards this goal of becoming a very strong player, I strive to help others along...

My name is Brandon E., I've been playing chess since I was a young lad but I've only recently begun studying the game rigorously. I joined a competitive chess club about eight months ago and it really motivated me to increase my skill level. I would like to keep studying until I've become a master, but even if I reach that goal my journey will not come to an end. Education is a life long journey.

As I work towards this goal of becoming a very strong player, I strive to help others along the way. I've taught several after school enrichment classes for kids in elementary and middle schools. Teaching chess is a great way to learn, it helps me recognize my own mistakes and improve my eye for catching the mistakes of my opponents. With classes like this, the obvious goal is to create a fun learning environment so the kids don't even realize that they're developing critical thinking and social skills. If they happen to become a strong player along the way, it's just icing on the cake but not the main objective.

I would much like to be a private instructor for chess. Classroom settings are great for the basics but the only way to truly improve your play is to sit down with someone in a one on one setting to learn the secrets of the trade. I've been developing my own curriculum for chess instruction. It includes the basics, such as how the pieces move and things of that nature, but it expands into many eastern philosophies as well. I include texts such as The Art of War, and the Tao de Ching in my teachings, for it is important to sculpt the mindset of the player in addition to their general knowledge of the game.

I hope this brief description of my philosophies entices you to contact me. I'm certain you'll find I'm qualified to assist you in some manner. You can contact me any time. Thank you for reading and I hope to hear from you in the near future.

I have great one on one communication skills and I can help you develop a mindset that most other chess players overlook or take for granted. I play at about a 1500 level and that number is continuing to rise. I hope to help you rise along with me.

Learning chess isn't easy on your own, join me in forging a community of like minded individuals who are all striving to better themselves at the game and then use those skills to better their every day lives.


Education

Western Illinois University
Physics

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $25
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Melrose Park, IL 60160
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Chess

Chess

I have experience tutoring math and physics in a one-on-one setting. Additionally, I play chess at about a 1500 level, which is only 500 points or so below experts and masters. I study the game rigorously, typically through the study of openings and tactics, but I also study military treatises such as The Art of War and incorporate the philosophies into my play.

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Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Brandon is a very knowledgeable and patient chess tutor for my energetic son. Brandon became his chess tutor in the winter. My son now manages to focus better and has improved at the game.

Stephanie , 10 lessons with Brandon

My third lesson with Brandon

Great lesson, I always come away with something new and am a better player because of what I am learning. This was my third lesson with Brandon and I always come away with new skills to help my game.

Bill, 29 lessons with Brandon
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Brandon E.

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