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Nathaniel W.

Professional chess tutor, seasoned tournament player

Professional chess tutor, seasoned tournament player

$35/hour

  • 97 hours tutoring

About Nathaniel


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I'm here to share my passion for chess and belief that hard work pays off! After 5 years of experience tutoring and teaching elementary school students to college students, I've gained both chess skills and teaching skills necessary to help my students succeed.

During a typical 60 minute lesson, my students can expect to spend the first half learning concrete chess strategy - such as adding to their opening knowledge or practicing fundamentals like Knight + Bishop mate. During the second...

I'm here to share my passion for chess and belief that hard work pays off! After 5 years of experience tutoring and teaching elementary school students to college students, I've gained both chess skills and teaching skills necessary to help my students succeed.

During a typical 60 minute lesson, my students can expect to spend the first half learning concrete chess strategy - such as adding to their opening knowledge or practicing fundamentals like Knight + Bishop mate. During the second half, we review one game (selected and analyzed in advance) played either by the student, or if the student has not played tournament games yet, a top Grandmaster game.

I served as captain of one of UMBC's nationally ranked chess teams for 3 years and played tournament chess for over a decade. I also tutored amateur college students as President of my college's chess club. Currently, I professionally teach after-school and before-school chess clubs to students up to 8th grade at Silver Knights Enrichment. I've been trained by my college's resident chess US Chess Federation Master and I employ his method of personalized classes and analyzing student games.

I am currently rated 1890 USCF and recommend students to pick tutors rated at least 200 points higher than themselves, although I am happy to tutor anyone!

I believe in student-teacher chemistry so I offer the first lesson FREE for the student to decide whether he or she would like to continue. I'm open to students of all backgrounds and am ready to bring your game to the next level!


Education

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Political Science
University of Chicago
Masters

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading

English

Proofreading, SAT Reading, TOEFL

History

Political Science,

Political Science

M.A. in international relations. B.A. in Political Science.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I studied social sciences in college and during graduate school, where I earned an M.A. in International Relations. I have experience tutoring children of all ages by volunteer mentoring, teaching afterschool programs, and serving as a teaching assistant in college. Professionally, I've worked in Congress to get a better sense of social studies and government.
American History, Government & Politics, World History

Homeschool

SAT Math, SAT Reading

Language

TOEFL

Math

SAT Math

Other

Government & Politics

Sports/Recreation

Chess

Chess

I currently teach groups of elementary school and middle school students (seven to twelve students total) for 60 minute chess clubs before and after school as part of Silver Knights Enrichment. I previously served as captain of one of UMBC's nationally ranked college chess teams where we won a division championship in 2015. I have been tutoring students one on one as president of my college's chess club and competing in tournaments throughout college for four years. I am currently rated 1890 USCF and recommend students to pick a coach at least 200 points higher rated than themselves (although I'm happy to tutor all!)

Summer

SAT Math

Test Preparation

SAT Math, SAT Reading, TOEFL

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Engaging and fun chess tutor

My 7 year old son enjoys learning from chess strategies from Nathaniel. He is patient and respectful and engages my son with intelligent, thoughtful questions.

Alice, 2 lessons with Nathaniel

Nathaniel is a knowlagable and good teacher

Nathanial is a good (the best) chess teacher he actually help my son to get understanding of chess. Aaron enjoying it now. He is patient and knows how to convey the idea to the child and make it fun. Thanks Nathaniel you are the best. Thanks Gene Katzman

Gene, 6 lessons with Nathaniel

So patient and knowledgeable!

Nathaniel W. Has been giving chess lessons to my kindergartener that has been wanting to learn more about the game. He loves meeting with Mr. Nathaniel to improve his chess game. He doesn’t talk down to him, but is instead patience and teaches new strategies weekly.

Janelle , 6 lessons with Nathaniel

knowledgable and very patient

Very good advice and program. Has a lot of experience and very solid approach. I recommend to all ages and levels. He has already helped my son a lot. I might take some lessons too ;_)

Zohar, 19 lessons with Nathaniel
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$35/hour

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Nathaniel W.

$35/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Nathaniel

Response time: 25 minutes