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Ezekiel H.

Enthusiastic and Passionate Chess Tutor

Enthusiastic and Passionate Chess Tutor

$40/hour

About Ezekiel


Bio

I'm Zeke! I'm a full time chess coach who is passionate about sharing my love of chess with my students. While at Michigan State University I served as vice president and eventually president of MSU's chess club. In 2015 and 2017, I won the Michigan Master/Expert Class Championship for class C and class B, respectively. After college, I was hired as the lead instructor for a local club. Currently, I tutor chess full time, both online and in-person, with many of my students going on to become...

I'm Zeke! I'm a full time chess coach who is passionate about sharing my love of chess with my students. While at Michigan State University I served as vice president and eventually president of MSU's chess club. In 2015 and 2017, I won the Michigan Master/Expert Class Championship for class C and class B, respectively. After college, I was hired as the lead instructor for a local club. Currently, I tutor chess full time, both online and in-person, with many of my students going on to become very strong players.

When I teach I try to instill a deep love for the subject matter. My philosophy is that a student cannot be forced to learn but must want to learn. I achieve this by individualizing my lessons for each student and their playing style. Everyone learns differently and each lesson reflects this fact.

Before our first lesson, I encourage students to tell me a little about themselves and to also send me some of their games. During our first lesson, I try to establish a baseline of skill and playing style. At the end of our lessons and, only If the student wishes, fun work may be assigned to reinforce concepts learned during the lesson.


Education

Michigan State University
Kinesiology

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: 60 minute lesson: $40 **Heads up! I require a cancellation notice at least 3 hours in advance, otherwise the full rate will be charged.
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/20/2020

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Sports/Recreation

Chess

Chess

Currently employed chess instructor for 3&Up Game Lounge. In 2013 I was vice president of the Michigan State chess club while in 2014 I was the president.

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10 stars

My son loves his lessons. He looks forward to learning new strategies. Zeke goes above and beyond, he has extra puzzles after lessons as well. I’ve never heard d my son laugh and enjoy his chess lessons so much. We are so fortunate to have found Zeke. Thank you!!!

Christina, 5 lessons with Ezekiel

Exceptional Chess Skills and Excellent Tutor for Chess for all ages!!!

Ezekiel has worked with my son and helped him excel in chess. He is patient, smart, and really an expert in chess. He is funny and my son thoroughly enjoys learning from Ezekiel. He is always on time as well. Very reliable.

Tia, 35 lessons with Ezekiel

Great listener

Ezekiel is very good at listening to me describe what my problems and honing in on how to improve my gaps in understanding.

Allon, 34 lessons with Ezekiel

Knowledgable and patient tutor

This is someone who really understands the art of teaching. I had another teacher who lacked Ezakiel's skills, and the difference was night and day. The perfect teacher for me. Humble and competent - a great combination.

MICHAEL, 83 lessons with Ezekiel

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

He works well with your skill level and appropriately challenges you. His knowledge of the game is excellent and he always gives helpful feedback. He is a most knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Robert, 26 lessons with Ezekiel

Engaging and knows how teach kids

My daughter, 10 years old, really enjoys her time with Zeke. She's warmed up to him really fast because Zeke knows how to connect with kids. He's very knowledgeable, experienced, and knows how to communicate ideas effectively so kids can understand. I notice he also is very positive, upbeat, and is very perceptive in what kind of learner my daughter is. Very happy with Zeke and glad we made the jump to online teaching. Learning with Zeke has been so great - he really makes chess fun by finding the right balance of learning, fun, and conversation to bond with my daughter.

Cynthia, 35 lessons with Ezekiel

Wonderful with kids!

I have an 8 year old son, and Ezekiel is great with him. He is learning quickly and is having a lot of fun while at it. He looks forward to his time with Ezekiel. Two thumbs up!

Chua, 32 lessons with Ezekiel

Great with kids

Mr. Zeke is fantastic - really great with kids, patient and kind, and a highly skilled teacher. Our 5 year old son stays engaged the entire hour, loves his lessons and is always excited for his next one, and has already started winning more games!

Amy, 80 lessons with Ezekiel

Fabulous teacher and very patient

Brody loves Mr. Zeke and I'm amazed at how much he is learning and how well the lessons are going. It is awesome to get lessons right from the kitchen table!!

Annette, 33 lessons with Ezekiel
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$40/hour

Ezekiel H.

$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: 2 hours