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Ezekiel H.

Grand Rapids, MI

$40/hour

Enthusiastic and Passionate Chess Tutor

200+ Hours
5.0 average from 79 ratings
Dedicated to his craft
— Trever, Marietta, GA on 8/31/17

$40/Hour


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Michigan State University
Kinesiology

Education

Michigan State University (Kinesiology)

About Ezekiel

I am a recently graduated college student from Michigan with an intense passion for chess and teaching. In college, I helped run the Michigan State Chess Club first as vice-president and then as president. 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, and many of my students have gone on to become top 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.
I am a recently graduated college student from Michigan with an intense passion for chess and teaching. In college, I helped run the Michigan State Chess Club first as vice-president and then as president. 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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required

60 minute lesson: $40 90 minute lesson: $55 **I require a cancellation notice at least 3 hours in advance otherwise you will be charged for the full rate

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Grand Rapids, MI 49525

"Dedicated to his craft"

- Trever, Marietta, GA on 8/31/17

"Engaging and knows how teach kids"

- Cynthia, Menlo Park, CA on 10/29/17

"Wonderful with kids!"

- Chua, Somis, CA on 10/25/17

"Great with kids"

- Amy, Wellesley, MA on 10/21/17

"Fabulous teacher and very patient"

- Annette, Keller, TX on 7/13/17

"Patient and fun tutor"

- Renukha, Troy, MI on 7/2/17

"Very Patient"

- Preetham, Birmingham, MI on 6/25/17

"Great!"

- K, Argyle, TX on 9/30/16

"Knowledgeable, patient and fun"

- Xiaohui, Bellevue, WA on 8/1/16
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

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Approved subjects

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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.

Michigan State University
Kinesiology

Education

Michigan State University (Kinesiology)

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, Marietta, GA on 8/31/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

60 minute lesson: $40 90 minute lesson: $55 **I require a cancellation notice at least 3 hours in advance otherwise you will be charged for the full rate

Travel policy

Ezekiel will travel within 40 miles of Grand Rapids, MI 49525.