Enthusiastic and Passionate Chess Tutor
Enthusiastic and Passionate Chess Tutor
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.
Dedicated to his craft
Ezekiel is absolutely amazing! He puts a lot of time in preparing for your lesson. He analyzes several games before the lesson, putting much more time in than just the lessons. He also makes himself available outside of lessons for questions and game analysis. Not only is he very knowledgeable on all facets of the game but he is also very personable and relatable. You will not be disappointed.Trever, 4 lessons with Ezekiel
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
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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