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It depends what you're teaching.
A 1500 player probably can't teach advanced strategical concepts very well or analyse games in great depth, but they can teach simple tactics and checkmates.
Yes ofc that is true. but i personally would feel weird if teached that and they had a another question about chess i might not be able answer.
Yeah I agree with that.
My chess school charged me $53 for 3 lessons (per month), and a rated game(costs money to play a rated OTB game in my country) against other students.
How much do they charge for Go lessons?
Group lessons, no more than $20 per hour at the most - until you demonstrate you can turn them into good players, when you can begin jacking up the price.
So, $25 for an hour-and-a-half, they can't complain, it's not much more than a babysitter. And don't be so tight with the time, if a session goes over because of their interest and questions, let it (at no extra charge).
For individual lessons, if it becomes possible, check what piano lessons cost in your area, and price accordingly.
Parents will pay more for (in decreasing order)
2. Tutoring any subject that improves their grades.
3. Music Lessons
4. Golf Lessons
5. Chess Lessons
6. Art Lessons
Over here we have a local hairdresser that advertises like this: not satisfied, hair back. You could try to develop a campaign like that too. You'll be popular soon
But the difference between Michaelangelo and an amateur with a block of marble is that Michaelangelo knows which parts to chip away, while I have to remind my stylist to shave my neck.
I don't suppose they pay much for a haircut in Australia, either. That's why they lose so many babies to the dingos.
"That baby stole my dingo"
Well that'll teach me to respond to another poster's claim of having looked up a person on USCF . ..
Do you understand the difference between a FIDE lookup and a USCF lookup? You did the wrong one.
waffle, idk if anyone should charge $25 as a first time coach, they dont have much credibility even though they are higher rated. $10 seems like a decent start imo, but people are greedy no doubt.
Rating means a lot though. If you are a master then $10 an hour, even for a first time teacher, is a joke. Even if you aren't highly experienced, a NM can even charge upwards of $50/hour depending on where you live. There are some chess companies that teach chess after school to children that pay $50+/hour and you really don't need any experience other than being a decent chess player (class C or higher, for example). It varies widely, but far more than almost minimum wage...
My son is getting really high quality IM lessons for 30/hour. I am not sure where an NM would get 50.
IM teaching on Internet for 30? Good deal for you. NM for 50 could be NM driving to the parent's home. Operating an automobile is an increasingly expensive proposition these days.
$10 an hour is wayyyyy to low.....me, as a parent, would have second thoughts to pay you that little thinking maybe you are not that good of a chess teacher? although you said is your first time teaching chess.....did u tell them? (they dont need to know!).........$20/hr per kid as a group....if any kids wants private classes make it $30/hr
Absolutely agree, Annabelle. Charging $10/h says that you think your skills are only slightly more valuable than a new fast food emplyee, less than a fast food "cook" and less than a babbysitter/nanny. Charging nothing, 0$ as some here have suggested says "I want to make my mistakes using your kids as lab animals." and it might also cause suspiciion that the "teacher" likes children just a bit too much. A final point: don't start low on prices if for no other reason than they are hard to raise later on. Establish a baseline that you might raise by $5 in a couple of years (primarily for new students) and maybe another $5 in another couple of years. That should get you to a number slightly lower than a reputable titled player. Other advice here about giving extra time is also good advice when you're starting out - within reason it is appreciated by parents. Make sure that student is not falling off the chair asleep at 9 PM on a school night. Cheers.
You could charge 2 million an hour if your student was blinded by the light.
The whole art is making them believe that 5) is included in 2).
good one :D
(for those who don't know - it isn't)
I want to teach chess later on in a few years once I have gained more knowledge and experience in chess myself. While I know skill doesn't directly translate into being a better teacher I suspect that people will give you more respect and credibility if you have a proven track record of some baseline success in chess and also have a larger pool of potential students besides beginners and new players. Maybe when I reach class A in USCF for example. Definitely want to teach someday!
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