New to Chess ( <1000), Beginner (1000-1400), Tournament Level (1400-1800), Advanced (1800-2000)
|1 Hour Online Chess Coaching
||The student will receive 1 hour of live coaching in Chess.com Live Chess. Click HERE to Order!
|90-Minute Online Chess Coaching
||Same as above except duration is 90 minutes. Click HERE to Order!
|1 Hour Online Group Lecture - Small Groups
||A one-hour online lecture for schools, clubs, or any other organization with 20 or fewer attendees. Contact me if you're interested.
|1 Hour Online Group Lecture - Large Groups
||A one-hour online lecture for schools, clubs, or any other organization with more than 20 attendees. Contact me if you're interested.
|30-Minute Chess Video
||Designed for schools, clubs, businesses, or any other chess organizations. I will design and record a 30-minute instructional chess video on the buyer's desired topic. Along with video, the buyer will receive reproduction, redistribution, and resell right
|1 Hour Chess Business/Organization Consultation
||An hour of consultation over phone or Skype. Good for growing chess businesses, academies, clubs, etc. Click HERE to Order!
I am officially Chess.com's best-selling chess coach with over six years of experience teaching youth, teens, and adults internationally.
My services are open to chess players rated below 1800 USCF/FIDE.
Credentials and Accomplishments:
- Founder and President of Coeur d'Alene Chess Club (2010-2011)
- Coeur d'Alene City Chess Champion 2010-2011
- USCF Certified Tournament Director
- Chess.com Chess Mentor Author
- Instructor of Chess.com University's best-selling Chess 012, Chess 013, and Chess 014 courses.
- Chess coach of 2013 World Youth Chess Championship contender Rowan James
- Chief organizer for the world's first-ever online chess camp featuring super-GM Boris Gelfand.
- President of Chess.com University, the leading chess-teaching organization in the world.
- President of tutoring start-up, Pacific Northwest Tutoring.
- Successful educator and entrepreneur.
How do online lessons work?
I use Skype plus the analysis board in Chess.com's Live Chess server to teach online. Lesson topics are often pre-determined and may include game analysis, instruction on a specific topic, repertoire-building, and training for improving chess skills.
The best way to learn is from your mistakes. Hence, I decide what to teach based on students' recent slow games. When analyzing students’ games, I pinpoint reoccurring mistakes and instruct based on what I believe is best for the student. I create a well-balanced lesson plan for regular students and help them improve all aspects of their game. I am a flexible and versatile chess coach. I will teach the way the student wants to be taught.
My hourly rate for chess coaching is $40. These days my time is limited and I primary teach group lessons, Chess.com University courses, and organize Chess.com University events such as our upcoming chess camp.
Recently, Chess.com University launched the world's best chess-learning program called the Prodigy Program. This program is the first of its kind and I strongly recommend it to all players wanting to improve at chess. Follow the link below to learn more about the Prodigy Program:
I don't have much time for one-on-one students right now but if you are interested in taking a lesson, feel free to message me on Chess.com. If I am unable to teach you myself, I will provide recommendations for other coaches.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a lesson, please message me on Chess.com.
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Here are two of my USCF rated tournament games against strong opponents:
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