Chess Lessons

I have a couple openings for one-on-one lessons via the internet for players under 1400 FIDE or 1500 USCF. I work with both adults and scholastic players.

My Teaching Philosophy

I believe my value is in being an objective guide on your chess journey. I believe in helping you learn "how to fish" and not just "giving you a fish."

I do this in a few ways:
1. I ask a lot of questions.
2. I make sure you are an active participant in the process.
3. I respect where you are in the process and where you want to go.


For beginners, I teach a structured curriculum so that the student has a comprehensive foundation including:
1. Tactics
2. Strategy
3. Endgame

In addition, we analyze the students' games to help develop their opening repertoire gradually as well as improve how they think during a chess game.

Intermediate Players

For intermediate players, the lessons focus more on the analysis of students' games to find areas of improvement. We will fill any gaps in understanding and help the student become aware of any errors in thinking. We also do exercises such as solving problems "live" to assess and improve areas needing improvement.

Other Details

1. Lessons are conducted on Zoom for face-to-face interaction and screen sharing and's Analysis Board for interaction involving positions and games.
2. I provide homework and suggested activities between lessons depending on the goals and needs of the student. This could include problems to solve, positions to analyze, or asking you to provide analysis of your games.

Send an e-mail to betterchesstraining (at) to inquire about rates, scheduling, and availability.

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