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Brandon S.

Top 99% (2100+) on Lichess and Chess.com, Nationally Ranked Player

Top 99% (2100+) on Lichess and Chess.com, Nationally Ranked Player

$79/hour

  • 288 hours tutoring

About Brandon


Bio

I have been ranked as 2nd in Florida for my age and leading my team to winning 2nd and 3rd place back to back Nationals. I also placed (individually) tied for 10th in the country at K-9 National Championships scoring against several masters. I currently rank among the top 99% on both Lichess (2100+) and Chess.com rapid ratings. I have been teaching chess to elementary students as well as playing competitively in local, state, and national events since 2010. I learned how to play chess at the...

I have been ranked as 2nd in Florida for my age and leading my team to winning 2nd and 3rd place back to back Nationals. I also placed (individually) tied for 10th in the country at K-9 National Championships scoring against several masters. I currently rank among the top 99% on both Lichess (2100+) and Chess.com rapid ratings. I have been teaching chess to elementary students as well as playing competitively in local, state, and national events since 2010. I learned how to play chess at the age of 6 and instantly fell in love.

The best part about tutoring is watching my students succeed and enjoy the game as much as I do. My tutoring journey started when I was in 5th grade I ran an after school chess program for about 20-25 1st-4th graders. In high school, I started 1 on 1 lessons in tournament preparation. I specialize in mastering endgames and opening theory. So if it's your first time touching a chess board, or you've been playing for years, I can help you improve your game. I enjoy reviewing students' games and highlighting critical moves and positions with them. All of my students were able to compete in local tournaments and win trophies. I've worked 1 on 1 for over 5 years with a Grandmaster and former Cuban Champion. I have implemented aspects of his lessons to my students as well. I am a current member of the Rochester City Chess Club NY and USCF rated 1952.

I am a heavily involved 3rd year Mechanical Engineering student at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology). I am a tutor for MCAS at RIT. There I work with peers 1 on 1 in math, science, and engineering courses. (Statics, Strengths of Materials, Pre-Calc, Calc 1&2, Algebra 1&2 etc). I have a strong foundation in math, scoring a 780/800 on the SAT Math and 33 ACT Math score. If you are a 1st or 2nd year student or even preparing for college, I might be able to help.

I am very flexible and willing to work with you and your schedule. I hope to hear from you soon!


Education

Rochester Institute of Technology
Mechanical Engineering

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

I am currently taking Multivariable Calculus. I am very experienced in subjects leading up to SAT and ACT Math. From PreAlgebra-PreCalc and anything in-between I can surely help you or your kids succeed in their math courses.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am currently taking Multivariable Calculus. I am very experienced in subjects leading up to SAT and ACT Math. From PreAlgebra-PreCalc and anything in-between I can surely help you or your kids succeed in their math courses.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am currently taking Multivariable Calculus. I am very experienced in subjects leading up to SAT and ACT Math. From PreAlgebra-PreCalc and anything in-between I can surely help you or your kids succeed in their math courses.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am currently taking Multivariable Calculus. I am very experienced in subjects leading up to SAT and ACT Math. From PreAlgebra-PreCalc and anything in-between I can surely help you or your kids succeed in their math courses. -
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am currently taking Multivariable Calculus. I am very experienced in subjects leading up to SAT and ACT Math. From PreAlgebra-PreCalc I can surely help you or your kids succeed in their math courses.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I am currently taking Multivariable Calculus. I am very experienced in subjects leading up to SAT and ACT Math. From PreAlgebra-PreCalc and anything in-between I can surely help you or your kids succeed in their math courses.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am currently taking Multivariable Calculus. I am very experienced in subjects leading up to SAT and ACT Math. From PreAlgebra-PreCalc and anything in-between I can surely help you or your kids succeed in their math courses.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am currently taking Multivariable Calculus. I am very experienced in subjects leading up to SAT and ACT Math. From PreAlgebra-PreCalc and anything in-between I can surely help you or your kids succeed in their math courses.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am currently taking Multivariable Calculus. I am very experienced in subjects leading up to SAT and ACT Math. From PreAlgebra-PreCalc and anything in-between I can surely help you or your kids succeed in their math courses. -
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I am a tutor for my school's diversity program, working with students in math, science and engineering courses. My personal favorites are Statics, Strengths of Materials, Pre-calc, Calc 1 and chemistry. Being a third year student, I have taken a majority of the mechanical engineering courses offered. I also scored a 780/800 on the SAT Math section.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am currently taking Multivariable Calculus. I am very experienced in subjects leading up to SAT and ACT Math. From PreAlgebra-PreCalc I can surely help you or your kids succeed in their math courses.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I am currently taking Multivariable Calculus. I am very experienced in subjects leading up to SAT and ACT Math. From PreAlgebra-PreCalc and anything in-between I can surely help you or your kids succeed in their math courses.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am currently taking Multivariable Calculus. I am very experienced in subjects leading up to SAT and ACT Math. From PreAlgebra-PreCalc and anything in-between I can surely help you or your kids succeed in their math courses.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am currently taking Multivariable Calculus. I am very experienced in subjects leading up to SAT and ACT Math. From PreAlgebra-PreCalc and anything in-between I can surely help you or your kids succeed in their math courses.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am currently taking Multivariable Calculus. I am very experienced in subjects leading up to SAT and ACT Math. From PreAlgebra-PreCalc and anything in-between I can surely help you or your kids succeed in their math courses. -
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am currently taking Multivariable Calculus. I am very experienced in subjects leading up to SAT and ACT Math. From PreAlgebra-PreCalc I can surely help you or your kids succeed in their math courses.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I am currently taking Multivariable Calculus. I am very experienced in subjects leading up to SAT and ACT Math. From PreAlgebra-PreCalc and anything in-between I can surely help you or your kids succeed in their math courses.

Science

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

I am a tutor for my school's diversity program, working with students in math, science and engineering courses. My personal favorites are Statics, Strengths of Materials, Pre-calc, Calc 1 and chemistry. Being a third year student, I have taken a majority of the mechanical engineering courses offered. I also scored a 780/800 on the SAT Math section.

Sports/Recreation

Chess

Chess

I have been tutoring in chess for 10 years along with competing in local, state, and national events. I have been ranked as 2nd for my age in the State of Florida several times and rank in the top 99% on Lichess and Chess.com rapid ratings. I am an experienced tutor teaching classes of 20-25 students along with 1 on 1 lessons.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am currently taking Multivariable Calculus. I am very experienced in subjects leading up to SAT and ACT Math. From PreAlgebra-PreCalc and anything in-between I can surely help you or your kids succeed in their math courses.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am currently taking Multivariable Calculus. I am very experienced in subjects leading up to SAT and ACT Math. From PreAlgebra-PreCalc and anything in-between I can surely help you or your kids succeed in their math courses.
Geometry

Geometry

I am currently taking Multivariable Calculus. I am very experienced in subjects leading up to SAT and ACT Math. From PreAlgebra-PreCalc and anything in-between I can surely help you or your kids succeed in their math courses. -

Examples of Expertise


Brandon has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 5 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Highly recommend

Excellent teacher and very patient. Brandon has helped me improve my chess skills and has a great knowledge of the game to do so. Would recommend 10 times out of 10.

Brandon, 1 lesson with Brandon

Great Tutor

Brandon has been a great tutor for my 12 year old. He has improved immensely going from a kid that did not care for chess much to one that loves playing it. I never thought I would see my son playing chess and enjoying it as much as he currently does. I am amazed.

Setrak, 15 lessons with Brandon

very good instructor.

I enjoyed the lesson. We went over certain endgame topics, and had some brief conversations about various vernacular. I had a good time and brandon sure knows this stuff pretty well.

George, 1 lesson with Brandon

Very knowledgeable and friendly

My first ever chess lesson, I'm a beginner and some of the basic concepts Brandon taught me were super helpful, will definitely continue with more lessons in the future.

Nicolas, 2 lessons with Brandon

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

I have an 11 years old son and Brandon is great with him. He is learning quickly and is having a lot of fun during the lesson. My son looks forward to his time with Brandon

Elizabeth , 7 lessons with Brandon

Knows his stuff

Easy going, doesn't rush, and is knowledgeable of the concepts and theory. Creates games for you to review afterwards for studying purposes. Looking forward to learning more. Thank you!

Mike, 2 lessons with Brandon

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Brandon is teaching Math to my 12-year-old son. He is very professional and knowledgeable. My son was very interested in the class the whole time. He was friendly and explained everything clearly.

Carla, 3 lessons with Brandon
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