Usually, the material that I post is either instructional, humorous, or both, but this time I would like to let people know that in addition to writing instructional articals, I also give private lessons. Here is my coaching profile.
All Skill Levels
||You send me a game of your choice and I will annotate it with my thoughts on the game, telling you the correct plans in the game including how you could have improved your play. I will then send it to you through a message.
||You tell me what opening you want to learn and I will tell you it's plans and show you it's main lines though a message.
|1 Hour Private Lesson
||I teach you for 1 hour in the live chess room and analyse your games, answer chess questions and help you improve. After purchasing the lesson, please have games to analyse and let me know what you want to learn.
|Training Game With Analysis
||I play you a 20 5 training game in the Live Chess room. Analysis follows.
|Online Chess Game
||I play you in a days per move Online Chess game at a time control of your choice. Afterward I annotate the game and send the annotations to you.
I became a four time City Scholastic Chess Champion before retiring from scholastic chess. In addition to this, I have achieved a Master's rating here at Chess.com. As for coaching, I train my students to excel in all aspects of the game through selective opening study, and the recognition and exploitation of positional/strategic subtleties. Although I tend to focus on chess understanding and planning as opposed to memorization of opening moves, I realize that openings are an essential part of chess success, and I help my students fine-tune their opening repertoire by finding innovative novelties that suite their style. I train my students in positional chess by showing them Grandmaster games and having them find the correct plans, and asking questions to make them use their planning skills. Also I will look at a game of theirs and ask questions about their plan and thoughts about the game to see where their areas of weakness are, and afterward send them a plan of study to help them improve. In a nutshell, I tailor my teaching style to fit my student's level of advancement and amount of time they can devote to chess. ALL of my students purchasing online live private lessons MUST have an account with Skype. I do not give lessons through video so it is entirely optional whether or not you do so. I only use Skype so we can hear each other during our lessons. It is recommended that you also have writing materials so that you can take notes during the lesson. Also, I speak only English, so if you do not, online live lessons are NOT for you. I coach anyone below 2000 Online chess at Chess.com. Contact me with any questions. NOTE: If a student is not online for an online training session within 15 minutes of the decided lesson time (without giving me notice 24 hours in advance), that student WILL lose the lesson.
Feel free to contact me for lessons. also please let me know of any questions you might have. I look forward to having you as a student.