Candy Chess and Science Academy
Candy Chess and Science Academy

Candy Chess and Science Academy

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Introduction: I am an internationally recognized chess master as well as a US national master, Louisiana state blitz champion and PMP certified consultant. I have over 20 years experience coaching at different age and skill levels. My approach is unique because not only do I train players to become masters, I also lean heavily towards utilizing chess as an educational tool for academic enhancement, cultivating intuitiveness and deductive reasoning habits as well as character molding. I will employ a personalized curriculum which systematically identifies your weaknesses with a view to correcting them. I have also represented Nigeria at various international events including the World chess olympiad and boast of a long list of medals, trophies and other accolades. Scientifically, I am an instructor and Ph.D. student in the biological sciences at LSU with 15 years experience teaching biological concepts from elementary to college level. If you want top notch chess training or need help in biology from a passionate, highly analytic and perceptive instructor, please contact me.

Hired 6 times

Serves Prairieville, LA

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2 employees

24 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and value.

Exceptional 5.0

5 reviews


Manojkumar C.

Chess Lessons

Good to work with. Very friendly and encouraging for the students focus. He sets up a good curriculum for the students depending on their needs to improve. I recommend him.
Jun 30, 2021
Zoya S.

We lived in Nigeria for 5 years and were looking for a professional Chess Tutor for our son who was ranked very high in our origin country. From the age of 8 and till he was 13 Mr. Campbell was his tutor. He also taught our two younger sons. Today our son is 19 years old and still plays chess during his free time! So do the other two kids! I'm sure it was Mr. Cambpell who gave all of them not only the knowledge and the know how, but also the passion to learn and develop in this beautiful and so important sport that develops their brains.
May 15, 2021
Adaora D.

Candy Chess captured the interests of our young kiddos through play, songs, storytelling. He broke down each move into very simple steps our kiddos could relate with. Every chess experience got our kiddos wanting to play more at home. Candy chess also provided a platform where kiddos from other schools could play competitive chess in a fun way. Medals and plaques were awarded to deserving chess players. My son was one of his students. Today, he is in college and still plays chess albeit for fun with his college buddies. He says Playing chess has helped him strategize in real life situations.
May 13, 2021
Juliana W.

Chess Lessons

My son enjoys working with Coach Charles. His approach works really well for my son.
Jun 30, 2021
Maxwell S.

Chess Lessons

May 21, 2021
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Charles Campbell


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I prefer long-term contract packages (minimum of 3 months comprising at least 2 classes per week) so we can track, project and easily assess progress in your chess or scientific career. These packages attract discounts ranging from 10% to 25%. I am also open to monthly packages with 5% discount.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Our very first meeting would involve a detailed analysis of each client aimed at gathering background information needed to strategically design a customized curriculum. This analysis is free and would highlight areas of strength and weakness in approach/conceptualization and implementation.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I hold a master's degree in zoology with a minor in ecotoxicology and pollution management and am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in biological sciences from Louisiana State University. I have also been playing chess for over 33 years now and represented Nigeria at various international events up to the world chess olympiad. I am a certified candidate master (courtesy world chess federation), national arbiter (courtesy Nigeria chess federation), and national master (courtesy US chess federation). I also hold a PMP certification from the project management institute.

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