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Chess for beginners and hobbyists, online lessons or in person

Chess is a great game for having fun and sharpening the mind. Suitable for all ages, I offer classes for beginners to advanced players from ages of 5 upwards. As an online player myself with a blitz rating of 2440, I find the study and play of chess endlessly rewarding and hope that some of my passion can rub off on you. I offer lessons on all aspects of the game from the opening to the endgame, from simple queen and king endgames to Novotny interference I can provide puzzles and exercises for any level.

Location

At student's location: Around London, United Kingdom
Online via webcam
At student's location: Around London, United Kingdom
At teacher's location: Matheson Road, London, UK

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Age:
Infants (0-3 years old)
Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Spanish, Portuguese

About Me

Growing up play in chess clubs and in tournaments online my passion for chess grew from an early age and at university I taught private students around central and west London. After leaving I started teaching in schools such as st. Pauls in mill hill and Christchurch school in Hampstead before returning to private tuition due to the covid pandemic. My teaching style tends to be informal and I like to make them as fun and therefore as engaging as possible. This can include playing blitz games playing variants of chess such as king of the hill or 3 check. I’m a big fan of ideas and principles that can be applied at all stages of the games and I try to encourage my students to play principled chess.

Education

Kings College London, MA in Philosophy with a dissertation in moral Philosophy
DLD College; 3 As at A-level in maths, economics and physics
Eltham College Senior School, 11 GCSEs

Experience / Qualifications

4 years teaching in schools and private students.

Former member of Hammersmith chess club.

Reviews (2)

Simple yet effective way to teach little ones. My daughter is always looking forward to her chess session. I highly recommend Mark!
Mark has been teaching my six year old son chess for about 6 months. My son always looks forward to his lessons and has made great progress throughout this time. Mark is professional and friendly, and I would happily recommend him to anyone looking for a teacher.
Maths is a highly useful skill in all areas of life as well as most fields of industry. Maths has been a passion of mine since my school days where I managed to achieve an A at A-level in one year. My focus was mechanics and calculus but my teaching skills extend to all levels of from A-level below. My focus on teaching is to try and bring maths alive with the more fascinating ways in which different areas of maths can conjoin and impact the real world. Why are beehives hexagonal shaped for example? Why do spider webs mimic certain road maps? I've been a chess tutor as well as a maths tutor for some years and enjoy the process of teaching, having taught students as young as 5 all the way up to adults. Feel free to contact me whatever level you're at whether studying for an exam, or just curious to enhance your understanding!

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