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Ezekiel H.

Enthusiastic and Passionate Chess Tutor

Enthusiastic and Passionate Chess Tutor

$40/hour

  • 402 hours tutoring

  • Grand Rapids, MI 49525

About Ezekiel


Bio

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...

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.


Education

Michigan State University
Kinesiology

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: 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
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • 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.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (140 ratings)
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All reviews patient energy

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, 22 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, 24 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, 24 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

Patient and fun tutor

Definitely 5 stars, very patient and has the ability to keep a 6 year pay attention to a hour long chess game , already see great progress in the game of my son. Would highly recommend!!!

Renukha, 14 lessons with Ezekiel

Very Patient

Started my daughter with the basics and engaged my 6 yr old very well. He started her off with some fun chess games. I will continue to take his help for my daughter.

Preetham, 21 lessons with Ezekiel

Great!

My son has had several lessons and we love Ezekiel. He even sent an extra lesson to us so my son could practice. He has patiently worked with our schedule and most importantly, patiently worked with my son. We will most certainly keep using EH for our chess lessons!

K, 9 lessons with Ezekiel

Knowledgeable, patient and fun

Ezekiel tried to understand Allen's game in the first lesson. Allen has been sick for several days and did not respond actively due to lack of energy, but Ezekiel was patient and tried to encourage him and have fun.

Xiaohui, 62 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

Contact Ezekiel

Response time: 5 hours