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Walt L.

Level One Certified Chess Coach

Level One Certified Chess Coach

$40/hour

  • 690 hours tutoring

About Walt


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I am a member of the U.S. Chess Federation and The Willingboro Chess Club. I’ve been playing chess for over 20 years and would love to share my vast knowledge of the game with you. I have also played in local chess tournaments. Chess is not only a fun game it’s also known for the improvement of thinking skills.
I’m an avid chess player. It would be my pleasure to share my love of the game with you while enhancing your cognitive skills and have fun while learning the game. Over the...

I am a member of the U.S. Chess Federation and The Willingboro Chess Club. I’ve been playing chess for over 20 years and would love to share my vast knowledge of the game with you. I have also played in local chess tournaments. Chess is not only a fun game it’s also known for the improvement of thinking skills.
I’m an avid chess player. It would be my pleasure to share my love of the game with you while enhancing your cognitive skills and have fun while learning the game. Over the past 5 years I’ve helped beginners learn the fundamentals of chess and intermediate players improve their skills. My focus is to instill the fundamentals of the game while you have fun learning.

I own a large collection of reference materials that include books, software and practice materials. I would love to share my knowledge of this fascinating game of chess with you. My hours are flexible. I offer a consultation to determine your knowledge of chess and how I can be of help to you. I look forward to hearing from you soon!


Education

U.S. Chess Federation Certified Chess Coach
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Chess

I have played the game of chess for over 20 years. The last 5 years I have been working with beginners to learn the game and advanced players to improve their game. I am a member of the U.S Chess Federation, and a member of the Willingboro Chess Club. I own a large collection of reference, software, and study materials used to improve one game. I have also played in local tournaments!

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Knowledge and Speed

Knowledge is power— slowing down will Allow me to analyze at a higher level. Walt is giving me the tools I need to improve my rating.

Pete, 3 lessons with Walt

Awesome Tutor

Walt helped me understand the different chess moves of one piece on the board and it was so helpful. He took his time to review the different steps of the pieces and also helped me review a full game process.

Shirley , 2 lessons with Walt

Knowledgeable and very patient tutor for my 8 year old

Walt has been teaching my son chess for almost 6 months now. Always giving his feedback to us on his performance after each lessons and working on his areas of improvement. The virtual lessons have been working really well for us!

Prerna, 36 lessons with Walt

Encouraging tutor

Walt has taught me so much about chess. I have had a hard time playing chess and had difficult time solving puzzles. Walt not only was patient with me despite my hard time, but also helped me understand why I had such a hard time playing chess. On top of that, Walt has always encouraged me to keep playing despite the times when I was so down on myself. Later, I saw a huge improvement in myself thanks to Walt

Rakesh, 17 lessons with Walt

Thanks

I appreciate you taking the time to explain some of the resources I can use to bet better at chess. I will be subscribing to chess.com this week. See you next Sunday. There's hope!

Henry, 1 lesson with Walt

Hidden treasure!

Very flexible and knowledgeable! Great find! I enjoy how patient Walt is with our son. We are still not quite ready to venture out for our physical chess lessons,but our son hasn't missed a beat with Walt.

Robert, 23 lessons with Walt

Excellent chess coach!

Walt has been coaching chess with both of my boys (ages 7 and 8) for over 6 months now, they enjoy their sessions and are learning a lot. He's patient with them which is helpful because its great that they develop a real love for the game and continue with it. I definitely recommend.

Roberto, 24 lessons with Walt

Knowledgeable and awesome tutor

Walt is a great chess tutor for my son; he has different strategies that can help any aspiring chess student to build up and understand the do’s and don’t for every move. Walt has different resources and is patient and inquisitive enough to ask probing questions to understand students thought process. He is very kind and considerate who has knack to improve positions at any level. Thanks a ton Walt , you are indeed a great tutor and above all a great mentor!

Amit, 12 lessons with Walt

Walt is awesome!

As a mid-twenties adult, I was looking for someone who could share more about how to improve my chess. Walt has a ton of resources to share and walk through with you. He will also show you how to use chess engines to improve your game. Thank you for everything, Walt!

Ben, 7 lessons with Walt

Resourceful and Dedicated Tutor

In just around two months with Walt I have seen my overall rating grow from ~1000 on Chess.com to over 1400. I have seen my tactics rating go from ~1700 to over 2200. The lessons are enjoyable and informative, I look forward to them each week. Walt mixes up the material and always keeps it challenging. He is also very accommodating and understanding in terms of scheduling. You can tell he loves what he does, and he is very personable. As Walt will tell you, an hour a week is not enough on its own to grow your game. You have to put in your own study outside the lessons. Perhaps Walt's biggest strength is his ability to provide you with the right resources you need to grow your game based on your current level. Walt has gone the extra mile outside of lesson time to find materials about my preferred openings. His materials have given me confidence in areas I used to find myself lost. I have learned good foundational techniques for evaluating tactics and positions. I have learned to instinctively see simple tactics, and I can therefore find more complex combinations that escaped me before. If you are willing to study the materials Walt provides, you will see the results come.

Ethan, 15 lessons with Walt
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$40/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

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

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Response time: 1 hour