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!
|Premier 2 Month Course
||For serious students only. This package includes 10 1-hour lessons and 2 correspondence training games. Homework plan for 2 months provided to students. Available starting July 2014.
I have over five years of experience teaching chess to youth, teens, and adults internationally. In a very short amount of time, I established myself as Chess.com's #1-selling chess coach.
I took a 3-year break from competitive over-the-board chess but will resume pursuing a chess master title starting August, 2014.
I am qualified to teach chess to those 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
- 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 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, repertoire-building, and training for improving chess skills.
The best way to learn is from your mistakes. Hence, I decide what to teach to a given 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 game. Additionally, I create opening repertoires for advanced students.
I will gladly teach any topic a student requests as long as I am confident teaching it. 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. 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.
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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