Do any complete beginners want to be coached by an intermediate player for $10 an hour?

Redgreenorangeyellow

Hello, I am redgreenorangeyellow. As said, I am currently offering chess lessons to complete beginners for $10 an hour. While other coaches may charge upwards of $30 an hour, I can help your analyze your games and teach you the basics for a very cheap price. I am offering a cheap price as I have never coached anyone before. While other coaches may be experts and I a mere 1500 intermediate player, there is no real reason to enlist an experienced coach if you have yet to learn very basics and stepping stones of the games. 

I know that I will experience a lot of hate by posting this thread, but I suppose that is the cost of trying to earn a little extra side cash. 

 

Extra: For my first class, I will charge only $5 an hour and, if you would like to keep training with me, subsequent lessons will be $10. 

AtaChess68
You won’t get any hate from me, but I don’t like your idea.

I got a few individual coaching sessions here on chess.com (thx Gorgonops, that was very instructive) and I did some absolute beginners coaching myself (harder then I thought it would be). That was all for free and I think that is the way it should be.

Non professionals coaching non professionals. For fun.
Redgreenorangeyellow
AtaChess68 wrote:
You won’t get any hate from me, but I don’t like your idea.

I got a few individual coaching sessions here on chess.com (thx Gorgonops, that was very instructive) and I did some absolute beginners coaching myself (harder then I thought it would be). That was all for free and I think that is the way it should be.

Non professionals coaching non professionals. For fun.

I understand where you are coming from, but a man's got to earn there money some way. I don't expect anybody to enlist me as a coach, and, of course, they are by no means obligated to pay me to coach them. However, if they wanted me to be there coach, and they understand that they are paying for the service, I see nothing wrong earning a some extra money. I would get a real job, but unfortunately due to my age, I am legally not allowed to work. 

 

Of course, whenever there is someone on the forums who I can help, I will always do so gladly. 

Deranged

I suggest you start off with some free coaching. Make a few YouTube videos and show us that you're a good instructor.

Then when someone asks the inevitable question "why should I pay you to be my coach?" You can link them to the YouTube videos you made and show them that you're good at explaining simple concepts, you speak fluent English and you can help them improve.

Redgreenorangeyellow
Deranged wrote:

I suggest you start off with some free coaching. Make a few YouTube videos and show us that you're a good instructor.

Then when someone asks the inevitable question "why should I pay you to be my coach?" You can link them to the YouTube videos you made and show them that you're good at explaining simple concepts, you speak fluent English and you can help them improve.

That sounds like a great idea, thank you. I should have done that in the first place. 

cerebov

I hope nobody decides to try this. Learning from a weak player is a really, really bad idea. Paying money for it is madness.

infestationPit

Teach them some exciting openings, such as Semi-Slav Botvinnik and Classical Sicilian.

horrible_scientist

blind leading the blind. terrible idea dude

Redgreenorangeyellow
BalticSovetsky wrote:

hMmm i think i wanna be taught by someone 600 ELO lower than me

I said complete beginner. I wasn't targeting advanced players. 

GM_chess_player
Redgreenorangeyellow wrote:
AtaChess68 wrote:
You won’t get any hate from me, but I don’t like your idea.

I got a few individual coaching sessions here on chess.com (thx Gorgonops, that was very instructive) and I did some absolute beginners coaching myself (harder then I thought it would be). That was all for free and I think that is the way it should be.

Non professionals coaching non professionals. For fun.

I understand where you are coming from, but a man's got to earn there money some way. I don't expect anybody to enlist me as a coach, and, of course, they are by no means obligated to pay me to coach them. However, if they wanted me to be there coach, and they understand that they are paying for the service, I see nothing wrong earning a some extra money. I would get a real job, but unfortunately due to my age, I am legally not allowed to work. 

 

Of course, whenever there is someone on the forums who I can help, I will always do so gladly. 

Paying? Eh. I've never really seen an intermediate player teaching for money for a beginner. Get a title first, then coach. 

GM_chess_player

Plus, I had a GM as a coach and he only charged me for 40$. 

happypi314
Redgreenorangeyellow wrote:
AtaChess68 wrote:
You won’t get any hate from me, but I don’t like your idea.

I got a few individual coaching sessions here on chess.com (thx Gorgonops, that was very instructive) and I did some absolute beginners coaching myself (harder then I thought it would be). That was all for free and I think that is the way it should be.

Non professionals coaching non professionals. For fun.

I understand where you are coming from, but a man's got to earn there money some way. I don't expect anybody to enlist me as a coach, and, of course, they are by no means obligated to pay me to coach them. However, if they wanted me to be there coach, and they understand that they are paying for the service, I see nothing wrong earning a some extra money. I would get a real job, but unfortunately due to my age, I am legally not allowed to work. 

 

Of course, whenever there is someone on the forums who I can help, I will always do so gladly. 

if your not old enough to get a job, than i wouldnt way your a man (no offence)

SchriSchri

You will probably learn as much or even more from teaching chess to beginners.  Nothing clarifies and defines gaps in knowledge and experience more than attempting to teach.  I would recommend you take on students and offer to give them a fee.  When, and if, they decide to reverse the arrangement is the only time you should consider receiving a fee.  By that time, you may not want to accept payment.

Teaching or coaching is infinitely more than a fee based transaction knowledge transmission utility.  You may ruin your own path of chess knowledge by attempting to cash in like this long before you are ready.

Redgreenorangeyellow
Redgreenorangeyellow wrote:

Hello, I am redgreenorangeyellow. As said, I am currently offering chess lessons to complete beginners for $10 an hour. While other coaches may charge upwards of $30 an hour, I can help your analyze your games and teach you the basics for a very cheap price. I am offering a cheap price as I have never coached anyone before. While other coaches may be experts and I a mere 1500 intermediate player, there is no real reason to enlist an experienced coach if you have yet to learn very basics and stepping stones of the games. 

I know that I will experience a lot of hate by posting this thread, but I suppose that is the cost of trying to earn a little extra side cash. 

 

Extra: For my first class, I will charge only $5 an hour and, if you would like to keep training with me, subsequent lessons will be $10. 

Ok all my lessons for now on are free, if any beginner wants them. 

ponz111

There may be someone who will take you up on your offer?

I am a 2500 rated player and years ago I offered free lessons here.

 

Good luck. tongue.png

ToastyPosition

There should be a point system for feedback. You earn points by helping those lower than you and you can then spend those points to get help from people higher. The players who are 2000+ could then cash them in for monthly premium services if they are not titled. 

 

You would decide how many points to give, and you could set how many points you want before giving help. For example, if I had a simple yes or no question, I would ask it and offer 5 points. If I was asking for a short explanation 10 points. A simple diagram, 20 points. You go from there. Something like that.

 

I am surprised people don't do that with books. You could get samples from books before deciding to buy them. This is why I refrain from getting them because I don't really know what exactly is in it and how useful the explanations are. However, someone higher level explaining the examples in a book would greatly improve my understanding. 

indiansniper007

Maybe try out by posting about a free session then make them an offer. You will have to try it, to see if it works or not. 

familyguy62

i wont pay for lessons in chess as there no guarantee you be a lot better. I rather do it myself.