New to Chess ( <1000), Beginner (1000-1400), Tournament Level (1400-1800), Advanced (1800-2000)
|1 Hour of Live Chess Coaching.
||The student will receive 1 hour of live coaching in chess.com live chess.
|90-Minute Live Chess Coaching
||Same as above except the student gets 90 minutes.
|Premier 1 Month Course
||Do you want to improve at chess asap? Do you have free time this month? This 1 month crash course is for you! This includes 8 one-hour live lessons, 2 one-hour game analysis sessions, 5 correspondence training games, and homework plan for 1 month
||Want to work on chess improvement yourself but don't know what you need to study? In this 90 minute session you will learn what's wrong with your chess and how to improve by yourself! Book recommendations will be given as well as advice on self-study
|Premier 3 Month Course
||For serious students only. This package includes 20 1-hour lessons and 5 correspondence training games. Homework plan for 3 months provided to students.
I have been teaching chess to youth, teens, and adults internationally for 5 years. Over the last few years, I have established myself as Chess.com's #1-selling chess coach.
I have been inactive in over-the-board chess lately but plan on getting back to it soon. I would like to earn a chess master title in the near future. I am qualified to teach chess to those rated between 0 and 1800 USCF/FIDE.
Here are a few credentials and accomplishments:
- Founder and President of Coeur d'Alene Chess Club (2010-2011)
- Coeur d'Alene Chess Champion 2010-2011
- USCF Certified Tournament Director
- Chess.com Chess Mentor Author
- President of Chess.com University
- Instructor of Chess.com University's best-selling Chess 012, Chess 013, and Chess 014 courses.
- Chess coach of World Youth Chess Championship 2013 contender Rowan James
- Founder of A+ Tutoring in Moscow, ID
How to online lessons work?
I teach chess online using Skype along with the analysis board in Chess.com’s Live Chess server. Lesson topics are often pre-determined and may include game analysis, instruction on a specific topic, and training for improving chess skills.
The best way to learn is from your mistakes so I decide what to teach to a give student based on his/her 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 chess. Additionally, I create opening repertoires for advanced students. Of course, if a given student wants to learn something specific, such as a particular opening or a defense, I will gladly teach that!
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 $30 for new students. These days my time is limited and I primary teach group lessons and chess classes.
Hourly group rates are $15/person for small groups and $10/person for groups with at least 10 students.
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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