Rene Munoz
Rene Munoz

Rene Munoz

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Introduction: Welcome, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. First, I am a member of the United States Chess Federation, and currently, tutor children and adults who have minimal or no experience. Secondly, I also work as an educator for the public school system of NYC as a technology teacher as a well as a chess coach. In 2013 my middle school chess team finished 1st place overall in the Non-Rated division (a group mostly encompassed by children with little or no experience). Additionally, I personally compete in tournaments: recently winning 4 of 5 games in the 16TH ANNUAL MANHATTAN OPEN 2017 (NY), allowing me to finish with a 1597 rating. (2018 Update*) I competed in the 17TH ANNUAL MANHATTAN OPEN on August 2018 (NY) and finished 2nd overall with 4 wins and a tie out of five grueling games to conclude with 1674 USCF Rating. I use my two decades of classroom experience to make chess fun and educational. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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3 years in business

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Jul - Dec

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25 reviews


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Mikayla M.

Chess Lessons

I contacted Rene Muñoz for chess lessons. I’ve never played chess before, he was very reassuring that with dedication on my end that I would be able to learn the process. He provided me with a resourceful tool that allows me to practice even after our lessons. He is extremely polite and professional. Thank you Me Muńoz
Jul 15, 2021
Nandini k.

Chess Lessons

Exceptionally knowledgeable and dedicated! My son will be 7 soon and he really wanted to learn chess. I researched extensively for a patient and experienced coach. I was very fortunate to have found Rene. He is highly experienced and devoted to his lessons. My son can get distracted however Rene incorporates various coaching skills to keep him focused and at the same time, have fun! I truly cannot express Rene’s affable nature and ingenious chess skills. I really appreciated that during the chess lessons, Rene ensures that my son truly understands before moving on to new skills. Rene is also tech savvy, prompt and organized!!
Mar 28, 2021
Tom H.

Chess Lessons

I have taken a few lessons with Rene and will continue to do so. He quickly responds and is always on-time for our lessons. It's a pleasure working with Rene, plus I feel confident I will get better at chess.
Mar 3, 2021
Mayuri S.

Chess Lessons

I have taken a few lessons with Rene and it has been an absolute pleasure working with him to learn the foundation of the game. I had no prior knowledge of chess and found it very intimidating. However, Rene broke down the game in easy to learn lessons leaving me ecstatic to win my first recreational game within a few short weeks. If you are looking for someone who is passionate, patient and can teach adults and kids alike don't hesitate on hiring Rene as your chess tutor.
Feb 26, 2021
Audrey s.

Chess Lessons

I purchased a few chess lessons as a gift for my fiancé. After his first lesson with Rene, my fiancé could not stop raving about how much he enjoyed it and wanted more lessons. Rene is an awesome teacher and great with communication, would recommend his services to anyone.
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Thank you for the kind words.
Jan 1, 2021
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Rene Munoz


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

    I usually charge $35 an hour, but I'm willing to do a package deal to reduce my hourly rate.

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

    If you are within eight miles of New York City, I can travel to your home or any other desired location. I gauge your learning style and chess ability through a conversation and a game.

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

    Although you can't get a "degree" for playing chess, I have a Bachelor's in Graphic Design, a Masters in Education Technology, and currently finishing a second Masters in School Administration. I have a 1674 USCF rating and have trained adults and children of various strengths and learning abilities.

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