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John S.

Harvard Educated Experienced Chess Teacher

Harvard Educated Experienced Chess Teacher

$50/hour

  • 23 hours tutoring

  • Somerville, MA 02143

"Excellent with children!"

Caterina, 6 lessons with John

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About John


Bio

Hello, I'm a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. I have my master's degree in education. I've taught science, math, English and chess in several schools in the Boston area and have worked as a program officer for a 501c non-profit that teaches chess in the schools. I have over 15 years of experience teaching and playing the game. I started my own after school chess programs in DC and Ohio. I've played in national and international chess tournaments, including with t...

Hello,

I'm a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. I have my master's degree in education. I've taught science, math, English and chess in several schools in the Boston area and have worked as a program officer for a 501c non-profit that teaches chess in the schools. I have over 15 years of experience teaching and playing the game. I started my own after school chess programs in DC and Ohio. I've played in national and international chess tournaments, including with the Harvard Chess Team. I was a 4 time High School State Chess Champion and have received numerous accolades for my chess teaching. I have extensive experience tutoring elementary, high school and adults students in a variety of areas. I love to work with students and see their progress. In order to address the students needs, I first access their problem areas and develop an individual plan for each student. I've learned that each student I tutor has a different method of learning. I want to address the individual needs of every student I tutor. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.


Education

Kenyon College
undergrad
Harvard University
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Somerville, MA 02143
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/28/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Sports/Recreation

Chess

Chess

I have over 15 years of teaching chess experience. I'm a nationally ranked chess player, was a 4 time high school state chess champion and have started several after school chess clubs in Washington, DC, Ohio and Boston. In addition, I was a teacher for several years with the US Chess Center and a program officer for Chess Corps. I've taught students of all ages and abilities how to play chess. I'm currently the Vice President of the Massachusetts Chess Association. I've been a teacher in the Boston Public schools for over 5 years and have a masters degree in education from Harvard University. I played on the Harvard Chess team and competed in international chess tournaments.

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Great chess tutor

Kids loved him -- can't wait for their next lesson. Arrived on-time and went to work right away. Very patient and enthusiastic.

Jennifer, 8 lessons with John

$50/hour

John S.

$50/hour

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