Coach Lazar Vilotijevic
Coach Lazar Vilotijevic

Coach Lazar Vilotijevic

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Offers remote services
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$60/hour
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Introduction: Earned Title At the World Open in 2014 (Age 13) 5 Time Suffern County Champion 4 Time Bergen County Champion Second Place at 6TH ANNUAL BOSTON CHESS CONGRESS Hundreds of First Place School District tournaments Rated 2175 at age 14 My name is Lazar and I am a FIDE Candidate Master and 2560 ELO online and have returned to the game to go for the Grand Master title. I currently teach full time and enjoy spending my time doing so. I teach remotely and in person to people of all ages, ranging from after school programs to the adult lessons at Complete Chess. Anytime I am not teaching, I am studying and improving my chances for the Grandmaster title. I am articulate in speaking my ideas across the board and am certain that when my students enjoy the game they realize an ELO of 2000 is easily in reach. I also host online tournaments amongst my students through my own team Arena. It is free and the link to join can be found in my bio by clicking the BalkanChess team mentioned above.
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Hired 38 times

Serves San Antonio, TX

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3 years in business

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2022

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Yael c.
Jul 31, 2022
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We’ve had a couple of sessions with Coach Lazar and it is clear that he is an excellent, top-notch instructor. Prior to meeting, Coach Lazar took the time to thoroughly assess my son’s chess skills, including strengths and weaknesses, and this informed his plan and approach during their lesson. My son is 100% engaged throughout the lessons, and he already feels as though he has learned so much. We feel very fortunate to have found Coach Lazar!

Details: 10 - 13 years old • Intermediate • I don't have an Elo rating • Once a week • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Jimmy T.
Mar 2, 2022
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Lazar goes above and beyond! Even before our first session, he studied my games by going to my chess.com profile. At our coaching session, he was able to tell me half a dozen insights about how I play. I was able to immediately apply his lessons to improve my game. Lazar has devoted his professional life to chess and it shows. His dedication -- combined with such an eagerness to help his students -- makes every dollar worth it. Thanks, Lazar!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Intermediate • I don't have an Elo rating • As recommended by teacher • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Vesna P.
3 weeks ago
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We are very satisfied with coach Lazar. He teaches our ten years old son, and we would hardly recommend coach Lazar for both adults and kids interested in chess.

Details: 10 - 13 years old • No experience • I don't have an Elo rating • Once a week • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Joey P.
Dec 26, 2021
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Lazar is extremely informative about the game of chess and is very helpful when learning. He likes to make you choose what the best move is an includes you in the lesson. He gave me the motivation to push to 1000 and even told me I’m above that. He’s a very great coach and informative. 11/10 recommend him to get better at chess and learn about the game.

Details: 14 - 17 years old • Intermediate • As recommended by teacher • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Luke A.
Jul 18, 2022
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Lazar helped me reconnect with my passion about learning Chess. As an adult with childhood experience in Chess, it was difficult to bridge the gap in decades where I didn’t study. But he’s given me such great direction and connected me with resources that have greatly helped my game. He’s definitely leading me into smarter ways of thinking and giving me direction to make me a much stronger player. Plus, he’s a really nice guy with a great teaching method and patience for learners.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Beginner • Once a week • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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