Matthew Jacobs
Matthew Jacobs

Matthew Jacobs

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Introduction: My background is in physics and mathematics, I gained professional teaching experience as a physics graduate student at UCLA. I taught physics and programming to 100+ undergraduates over three college quarters. I have been teaching chess for four years, and have played most of my life. I offer individual and group chess lessons for beginners to advanced level players. I am a Data Scientist at PayPal and use Python daily. I have been teaching programming in Python for over two years, with emphasis on game development. I offer individual coding lessons for beginners to intermediate level programmers.

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Serves San Jose, CA

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4 years in business

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Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle


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Kristi E.
Oct 1, 2021
My son, age 12, has been enjoying his weekly chess lessons with Matt for over a year now and we’ve found him to be a wonderful teacher. My son reports that Matt’s lessons are engaging and interactive and help him learn to strategize better and become a more confident chess player. When my husband, who is an excellent chess player, plays with our son now, he sees the continual improvement in his skills from the lessons and now sometimes he can even beat his dad!
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