When is the time to hire a private coach for kid age 6?

derekt2011

My son is 6 years old. His rating is close to 800 after 6 months tournament and less a year learning chess. He won 3 kids with 1000 rating already. And also beat some people at chess.com with 950-1100 rating. I want to plan on when is the time for people hire private coach for their young kid. I don't know if he is really talented in chess but he is very into chess. And sometimes can memorize details of the games. Recently we have pretty intensive chess class. But I want to know in what kind of situation that we should have private coach to teach him? Cost is an issue to us because he is in private school to fit his school life need, so if we don't need to hire private coach too early then it will be better. Or we may need to plan to pull him out from private school early. Thank you. 

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TacticWiz

At this age, the best thing you can do is support him, and not push something on him, and if he is really into chess and likes what he is doing (playing chess) then you can get a coach that charges damn low, if cost is a problem. You can also find coaches that teach for as low as 5-10$ (not the titled ones as there is no need of a titled coach at this your kids level) 

derekt2011

Thank you for the suggestions. My son really loves chess and I was chatting with his club coach and he highly recommend me not to push him too hard. He suggested me to let him enjoy chess rather than get high rating but quit or hate chess in the future. 

jambyvedar
derekt2011 wrote:

Thank you for the suggestions. My son really loves chess and I was chatting with his club coach and he highly recommend me not to push him too hard. He suggested me to let him enjoy chess rather than get high rating but quit or hate chess in the future. 

Joining tournaments is really an enjoyable experience form him.  I have seen many kids playing chess tournaments as early as 4 years old and they still play today. So if there are tournaments, let him play. A simple way of helping him improve and not pushing it to hard is solving chess puzzles everyday appropriate for his level. As few as 2 puzzles everyday can improve him.  Between now and then show some instructive quick games. Does he know king and rook against a lone king mate endgame? Two rooks against a lone king endgames? You can teach these to him.

 

World Champion's Guide to Chess by Polgar has many tactics appropriate for his level. This is how Laszlo Polgar trained his daughters, he let them solve puzzles.

nicbrown8

Excellent in 6 years so play chess bq.png

I wish success to your son

Statute

2 years ago.  Some kids at that age are half way to master.  And since no one who's in this sport ever makes any money at it any local Club player will jump at the opportunity to make cash to show somebody something

BoggleMeBrains

I wouldn't bother with coaching below around 1800. 

IMBacon

Your son is not ready for private study.  It woud be a waste of time, and money.  No 800 player needs a private coach.

Nanadru

The best time to do it. Don't wait for him to pick up bad habits... I highly recommend Chessmaxusa. He is very established with children. Goodluck

erabin

 Hello Derek, 

If he's playing in tournaments already, he's definitely ready for a private coach. 

Premier Chess has a great Bay Area instructor. 

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Email me at erabin66@gmail.com or call (917)776-1306 today to chat. 

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Icouldabeenachampion

Poor little fella !

jambyvedar

derekt2011 wrote:

My son is 6 years old. His rating is close to 800 after 6 months tournament and less a year learning chess. He won 3 kids with 1000 rating already. And also beat some people at chess.com with 950-1100 rating. I want to plan on when is the time for people hire private coach for their young kid. I don't know if he is really talented in chess but he is very into chess. And sometimes can memorize details of the games. Recently we have pretty intensive chess class. But I want to know in what kind of situation that we should have private coach to teach him? Cost is an issue to us because he is in private school to fit his school life need, so if we don't need to hire private coach too early then it will be better. Or we may need to plan to pull him out from private school early. Thank you. 

if the coach is good and proven, i think it can benefit him. try to contact sunil(the step father of gm nakamura) or pandolfini. they are proven scholastic coach and they have great success at scholastic level.
MyApproach-1

Really into something (like chess) and really eager to learn more is already a talent. This is the right time to get a private coach. In my case I got really in love with chess and I taught myself.

Luitpoldt

By the way you have posed the question, 'when is it time to hire a coach for a child of six,' by definition the only possible answer is 'six.'

ghost_of_pushwood
Icouldabeenachampion wrote:

Poor little fella !

I concur.  No little kid is ready for (or needs) a private coach; more likely it's some form of status symbol for the parents. wink.png

daxypoo
maybe a summer camp at the chess club?

kids seem to just absorb chess so just send him to the chess club over the summer

cheaper than a coach and if the club is legitimate your kid will get some time in;

then evaluate the situation; is he a prodigy? is he passionate about game? he will let you know; then you can get a coach for the kid if it seems necessary
derekt2011

Thanks All. My son is in chess club already. He is pretty dedicated to the club time. We went to the kid's club 3 times a week which is not including the weekend tournament. It's a punishment to him if he can't go to the chess club. He used chess club as his social time. He even tried to play chess in his current school but no one play with him. I found out there are so many talented kids are playing the chess. I talked to the coach that his club coach told me wait until he passed rating 1000. And we are working on it now. 

daxypoo
sounds like you guys are on track
well done