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North Arlington Chess Instructors

Browse these chess instructors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in North Arlington.

Taylor McGraw
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
AUSTIN S.
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Taylor was kind and professional helping our son improve his chess play. Most importantly he made it fun and helped our son unlock his full potential.

Elvis Delahoz
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
LaRue A.
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Elvis is a terrific chess instructor. His puzzles help develop the ability to see several moves ahead. He arrives with notes on what he wants to cover that day. Asks me to consult my notebook so we can review the things I learned in previous lessons. After three lessons, when I played with my husband, he commented on my Increased confidence, already. Elvis makes it clear that I can become a good chess player and I enjoy his company on the journey

Simon - Chess Lessons
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Steven W.
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Simon was patient, experienced, and engaging. He was able to teach an Old Dog new tricks and made the lesson enjoyable.

Premier Chess
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
Molly C.
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Very responsive to what you are looking for as well as just generally responsive with communication.

Chess Coaching Services
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am a certified USCF chess expert with a 2189 rating. I teach chess at PS 6 and have taught at Hunter, Heschel, Nightingale, Rodeph Shalom, and Stevenson. For 20 years, I have been passing my passion for chess to children who have benefited both academically and socially in a healthy, competitive forum. I focus on chess as a way to focus attention, as well as teaching sportsmanship. You and your children will have fun as they learn this wonderful game.

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Whether your child is looking to first learn the game, or already knows and wants to improve dramatically, you've found the right person! If your child belongs to a after school chess program or just simply likes to play with other friends , I personally guarantee that he or she will become UNBEATABLE within just a few weeks! Bonus: I offer group lessons as well if interested.

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Our experienced chess teachers provide chess lessons for all ages and all levels. ICA runs rated chess tournaments every week (Mondays and Saturdays). ICA also provides after-school chess programs in Bergen County. Our instructors are ranked chess professionals (grandmasters, masters and experts) who, in addition to being strong chess players, have a gift of making chess lessons not only educational, but also fun and exciting!

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As a member of the U.S. Chess Federation for a decade, and a career that spans over 16-years, I offer a wide breadth of experience with chess, chess-education, and participating in tournaments on local and national-levels. My background as an educator provides with skills in classroom management, having taught chess in diverse classroom settings with students throughout the NY area. I have developed an eye for helping students apply their chess-skills in their academic- and social-lives, whether through pursuing STEM fields or through my past involvement in anti-bullying campaigns to better student relations.

  • 8 years in business
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101 Discoveries, LLC is forging a thriving community of chess players and math lovers through weekly classes, tournaments and math competitions. Enrolling students are ages 5 and up for Fall 2014 classes.

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I have been an NYC public school teacher for 9 years. I teach reading, writing, math, chess, technology and the guitar. I am successful because I am passionate about learning and I make it fun!

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We are a dedicated chess facility located in Norwalk, CT, offering tournaments, instruction, and casual play. The Chess Club of Fairfield County (CCFC) was opened in the belief that chess players of all ages and backgrounds deserve an elegant home to meet one another and share a common joy. Whether you are just learning the moves or a seasoned tournament player, we have something for everyone! Stop in anytime we are open to see our offerings, and talk to a director about how we can best meet your interests. In joining CCFC, you are joining a community of optimistic, bright, thoughtful, dedicated, and happy people who love chess. We know you’ll fit right in! Our hours of operation include: Monday-Tuesday: Private Lessons Wednesday-Friday: 5:30-9:30pm Saturday: Noon-9:30pm Sunday: Noon-8pm

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We are a chess school for children ages 4 to 18. We offer after-school chess programs, chess camps, tournaments, private lessons, online lectures, and school programs. We are a chess company located in Manhattan, but through our online school, we can reach children in other areas.

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I have been working with children, ages four to 14, for over 20 years, educating them in the art of chess to help them achieve a positive attitude towards life and teaching them cognitive and analytical skills along with sportsmanship. I have taught in many after-school programs, as well as am doing private and semiprivate lessons. Many of my individual students, as well as teams, have gone on to national events, with one team winning the National K-6 section and four others coming in the top five. I specialize in private/semiprivate instruction. I am willing to travel to you anywhere in Manhattan. Resume and phone number are upon request.

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I've been playing chess for about 3 years now since middle school and I'm in high school now I can teach a player that has no knowledge of the game, a beginner, and kids that are a little advanced I have a professional United States Chess Federation Rating and have played many tournament all the way to nationals. I can also get kids to play tournaments with Chess in the Schools I also offer tutoring for kids K-5

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I provide math tutoring all the way from basic arithmetic to precalculus. I am an economics major with a math minor. Currently, I am taking Calc 4 this fall. Please contact me with any questions you may have.

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I teach private chess lessons for interested players who take chess seriously and want to improve their game.

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I'm a chess instructor for private and class study, and I specialize in beginner/novice level for 6 yrs. old and up. All study materials are supplied as part of the instruction fee. I'm the president of Bergen Chess Mates in Ridgewood, NJ, a board member of the NJ State Chess Federation, and a certified United States Chess Federation Tournament director.

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Welcome to lessons at New York City Chess Inc. We are proud of our excellent faculty and our ability to teach players of all ages (4-104) and levels. From young children first being introduced to chess, to top tournament players, New York City Chess has provided the highest quality of instruction. Our coaching process is flexible, personalized, and fun. Private in home lessons, group classes, classroom instruction, and game analysis are just a few of the ways we can service you. New York City Chess Inc. has provide chess instruction to over 1,000 students. "My kids certainly benefit from the chess skills and enthusiasm that they are learning from you and your colleagues, and also from the nice manners that they are taught to apply towards the kids that they are playing with."

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I'll seriously teach you, if you try hard! I teach: 1. Positional theory 2. Endings 3. Chess vision (tactics) 4. Pattern recognition 5. Discipline at the board I avoid wasting time on listing opening moves. Instead, I go over common positions that occur in various openings. I cover opening theory as part of positional theory, which is more helpful. I expect students to do homework and play often. I promptly drop those who don't work hard. My rates are more if I travel to cover auto expenses. Group is cheaper. Contact me for my range without gas expenses.

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I am an intermediate chess tutor, and I enjoy teaching beginner players. I'm quite good at teaching basics, openings, the middle game, and end game. I've been a player myself for over 20 years, and I have a 1650 USCF tournament rating. People who enjoy my tutelage appreciate my ability to explain concepts very simply. I enjoy playing and teaching, and I am doing this for the love of it, rather than the money.

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My work is different from anyone else because I use a proven system that's been show to achieve phenomenal results with players of any level up until master.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you learn to play chess?

The earliest forms of the game we now know as chess originated in India during the fifth and sixth centuries A.D. Chess lessons can give you a strong foundation for a hobby that will keep your mind lively for your lifetime. Chess is a game of strategy; you can learn to play and understand the basic rules of chess in a short period of time — often you can cover all the basics in the first chess lesson — but understanding the strategies of chess will be a lifelong pursuit.  

During beginning chess lessons you learn the basics of the board and how to set up the chess pieces. You will learn the use for each of the different chess pieces: the king, queen, pawns, knights, bishops and rooks. You can learn about movements such as check, fleeing, blocking, capturing and checkmate. As you advance, your chess teacher will coach you on strategies and the finer points of the game. Chess lessons are great for any age player, from those just starting out to grandmasters looking to refine their skills.

What makes a good chess player?

If you want to be a good chess player, practicing often and studying strategies and techniques of more masterful players can help you advance. Good chess players have the ability to remember patterns, openings, endgames, tactics, guidelines and can visualize moves ahead and combinations. They can also sit comfortably for many hours and concentrate on an active game.

Research has shown that almost anyone can be a good chess player if they practice often and put in the time. Being a truly great player however involves more than just practice, and requires good general cognitive abilities and agile decision-making skills. It also helps if you first learned to play chess at a young age.

The US Chess Federation offers these additional tips for becoming a good chess player:

  • Look at your opponent's move.
  • Make the best possible move.
  • Have a plan.
  • Know what the pieces are worth.
  • Develop quickly and well.
  • Control the center.
  • Keep your king safe.
  • Know when to trade pieces.
  • Think about the endgame.
  • Always be alert.

Whether you are young or old, new to the game or advanced in your practice, chess lessons can be a good way to refine your game, sharpen your strengths, and keep your mind nimble. A chess coach can make you a good chess player by helping you develop opening moves, tactics, positions and endgames, and by helping you find and fix weaknesses in your game.

 

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