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FM Tautvydas Vedrickas

Target Students:

Beginner (1000-1400), Tournament Level (1400-1800), Advanced (1800-2000)


Service Description Price
Chess Coaching Up to 10 hours (price listed per hour) $30.00
Chess Coaching 10+ hours (price listed per hour) $25.00

About Me:

5 years of coaching experience, fluent English. I do prefer committed students, but at the same time I like to have some fun. We will share a laugh or two inbetween the serious work, I promise :) 

 

If you want some samples of how I sound and my style of speaking/teaching, you can check my Youtube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/Tvedas


Cheers!  

 

 

 

 

Shout out to 2+2! 

Comments


  • 8 weeks ago

    FM TVEDAS

    Yes, I do :) 

  • 8 weeks ago

    Wackypoof

    Hi do you still do lessons now ?

  • 5 months ago

    vyrelord

    do you still do lessons?

  • 8 months ago

    imsayinghello

    COol!

  • 8 months ago

    TexAg06

    I have been taking lessons from Tautvydas for about 6 months so far and cannot say enough good things about his coaching.

    In my opinion, Tautvydas' strongest trait is his ability to relate to the student.  He is a very strong player but remembers what it's like to not understand a concept or idea.  I'm rated just shy of 2000 USCF and I can tell that Tautvydas really understands my struggles because he tells stories about having some of the same problems I do.  Not only is he able to identify with the issues of a lower rated player, he is fantastic at explanining his thoughts in a clear and concise way.  No matter how many times I ask the same question trying to grasp a certain theme, he is very patient with me and happily explains the concept again.  And if you didn't know it, you'd never guess English is not his native language.  He uses slang and colloquial sayings as well as anyone I know.

    Our lessons are typically two hours in length, with the majority of the focus being on games I've played since our last lesson.  Tautvydas looks at the games beforehand and comes prepared to talk about them during a lesson, which is great so he's not seeing the games for the first time and you can really get started right away.  We go deeply into each game, and he ALWAYS comes up with ideas and thoughts that never entered my mind.  He's an extremely creative player and has really opened my eyes to the dynamic and tactical possibilites present on the board.

    One of my favorite things is that he's not just your coach for those two hours when you meet.  Throughout the week, if he knows I'm playing in a tournament, he'll send me a message asking how the games are going.  Or if he knows I've got a big game coming up, he'll help me come up with some good opening preparation.  You can genuinely tell he cares about his students and wants them to do well, which is an incredibly refreshing feeling.

    Last but not least, his lessons are just plain fun.  He has a great sense of humor and loves to interject jokes and offbeat comments into the game.  But no matter how much we laugh and joke, I always come away from our lessons feeling like I learned something and the money was well spent.

    I'd highly recommend Tautvydas to any player that is looking to seriously improve his/her game.

  • 11 months ago

    favour223


    Hello
    My name is Favour. I came across your profile in website and found you interesting so i had to contact you. You can reach me through this e-mail
    (bashir.favour@yahoo.co.uk)

  • 23 months ago

    KyleMayhugh

    I just finished three months of lessons from Tautvydas, and I couldn't give him a higher recommendation.

    I was at USCF 1548 when we began the lessons, and suspected I might be a little stronger than that but not much. I was skeptical of taking on coaching, but I was also beginning to feel plateaued from books, videos and studying master games.

    Our lesson format was one two-hour session per week in which I'd bring him 3-5 of my own games and we'd analyze them together over Skype. He was always prompt, professional and flexible on scheduling. Our "two hour" sessions frequently went to more like 2.5 hours if we were engrossed in a game. He has a slight accent, but is completely understandable and fluent in English.

    The "game analysis" approach took us all over the board, and he did a good job teaching me about openings (mostly by showing better ways to visualize development and thus make it easier to play out of book) and was always interested in a good endgame.

    But where he really shined was in explaining positional concepts and the middlegame. He was constantly showing me interesting ways where pieces that I thought were strong or weak were actually the opposite, how to improve the timing and execution of my plans, and how to use the psychology of human chess to my advantage.

    There was one point, about halfway through the program, that he started the lesson with a couple of positions from master games where he asked what I thought of a certain move. Then he showed me similar positions in a few of my games. He then explained a concept that completely explained and began to solve a major weakness in my game, and did so in such a way that I felt like the whole chess board looked different and more clear. I swear, that was one sentence that added 100 points to my rating.

    All in all, I couldn't recommend TV more as a coach for amateur players. He's strong enough to lead the way to mastery but still remembers what it's like to be one of us.

  • 2 years ago

    PushBull

    I have been taking lessons from Tautvydas for over one year now and will continue to do so because of several reasons.  First of all, he has helped me improve my attacking plans/ideas associated with specific openings.  Secondly, he reviews my games with me and points out areas for improvement.  Listening to what he would doing and thinking about during a game has also helped me improve.  Thirdly, he is a really nice guy with a great sense of humor!  Taking chess lessons from Tautvydas has been very educational and fun. 

  • 2 years ago

    FM TVEDAS

    Discounts available if you buy in bulk :) 

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