Every move that we make in life has consequences, and the same is true for chess. In both, every move should have a clear purpose that advances a plan toward a goal, whether the aim is making breakfast or mapping out a college career. Everyone who learns the game can develop skills in the areas of logic, focus, strategic planning, and critical thinking. This is training that can be directly applied to all professional and scholastic endeavors.
Learning chess has special bonuses for children. They will show improved self-discipline and confidence in decision-making. Noisy or overactive children become quiet and focused for long periods; those who are timid or withdrawn learn to socialize and communicate more freely with their peers in a safe, peaceful environment. Chess is officially recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee, a fact that has earned full university sports scholarships for two of our students. Also, attendance at chess tournaments will instill the virtues of timeliness, preparation, and organization.
What works best for you? Private lessons offer the flexibility to choose:
YOUR hours: Any time from 9AM to 9PM
YOUR days: Available seven days a week
YOUR place: We teach anywhere you prefer.
YOUR level: We teach only the needed skills.
YOUR pace: We will progress only as you do.
Our private lessons are one-to-one, hourly sessions that build up all the knowledge and skills you need to play chess. We customize our study plans to fit the needs of each student. Our training techniques include the use of books, video, software, and other audiovisual aids (for one example, we find that flash cards help our youngest students). New to chess or an expert, we can train you to your level of peak performance.