Vic. Int. Master ONLINE ONLY
Vic. Int. Master ONLINE ONLY

Vic. Int. Master ONLINE ONLY

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Introduction: Due to high demand ONLY Small group lessons are offered at this time. If you are looking for private (one on one) lessons or if the student is older than 14 years please don't contact me at this time. FREE services: 1. Up to 15 minutes of initial evaluation. 2. Chess tournaments every Saturday with awards for the winners and good sportsmanship. Sometimes cash prices and free class credits. 3. Students chess books reading group. 3 minutes each and taking turns. 4. Chess stories speed typing competition. 5. Students for students' books writing that could result in an additional line in the CV/resume for the co-authorship plus royalties from the sales. 6. Video library of prior classes based on specific topics (ex: strategy, developing a plan, tactics, etc.) PAID services 1. Small group lessons based on the results of the evaluation. Duration of the class 60 minutes. Prices start at $20. Typical class structure: 10-15 minutes review the homework; 15 minutes new theory; 25 minutes to review students or grandmaster games. 2. Trips to Europe for chess tournaments and historical sites seen.

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Alec H.

Chess Lessons

My 6 year old son had his first chess lesson today, and it was such an excellent experience to watch happen. Vic is very engaging with the kids, and works very hard to accommodate everyone's learning styles. Vic also gives out stars which was the best part of my son's day. Needless to say, we've found our teacher.
Dec 20, 2020
Thor w.

Chess Lessons

Victor is a wonderful chess instructor, a true master of the game with a special ability to connect and inspire young learners. My daughter (9) has gained in her chess skills, and she looks forward to her weekly lessons, and to the many other opportunities ( like free tournaments) that Victor offers. Highly recommended!
Oct 2, 2020
Xhoel V.

Chess Lessons

Vic has been a phenomenal chess coach. I have had four private lessons with Vic to date, and during that time have observed a sharp improvement in my gameplay. One of my goals in learning from Vic was to take a few games against my father, a long time player. In light of the lessons I have done, I was able to beat my father for the first time recently. In addition to Vic's invaluable insights, he is readily available outside of classes to provide learning material such as puzzles and books. Looking forward to my future progression as I continue my lessons!
Aug 23, 2020
Dillon E.

Chess Lessons

Vic is a fantastic chess teacher. My game has improved 100 ELO in just two weeks of starting the lessons. Take the opportunity to learn with someone that understands the game in such depth that the problems you were having improving seem simple and easily fixed.
Jun 14, 2020

Chess Lessons

Victor is an amazing chess coach. Taking my first chess class helped me understand the basics and become confident at playing. I would recommend having Victor as a coach if you want strengthen your game and become better at it. Five stars!!
Jan 5, 2021
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Victor Zaporojan


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

    Prices start at $20 for a small group chess lesson.

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

    Introductory lesson followed by individualized plan. Emailing to vzaporojan at yahoodotcom

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

    I am International Chess Master with FIDE ELO 2402. Played more than 100 tournaments and also professionally in the German team championship I did play for Frankfurt for about 7 years. Coaching students on how to play chess for over 20 years.

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