I was once a scholastic chess player myself, and some of my fondest childhood memories are from my after-school chess club and from chess tournaments that I attended with my classmates. My goal as a chess teacher is to foster an environment, and to lead after school chess programs with enthusiastic, improving students, while enjoying the consistent support of the school's parents and administration. I love to share my enthusiasm for chess, and I want all of my students to improve as chess players, but my primary goal is to always to emphasize the important life skills such as sportsmanship and critical thinking. I have experience teaching students of all ages and skill levels.
For each after school chess club, I plan the time so that it includes an interactive lesson, chess puzzles, and then a chance for kids to play each other, often in a weekly tournament format. At the conclusion of each semester, chess-related prizes are given to the best performers in the club.
As of this writing, in January of 2019, I am excited to announce that I will continue teaching chess at the following schools: Princeton Day School, Lawrenceville Elementary School, Eldridge Park Elementary School, and Chapin School. My after school chess schedule is tentatively full, but If you are an administrator or parent at a school that might be interested in my services in the future, or if you are interested in curriculum chess classes, please contact me.
Registration for Eldridge Park Elementary Chess Club is now available and EPS Chess Club will resume on January 8, 2019. Click here for more details and to sign up.
Registration for Lawrenceville Elementary School Chess Club will re-open on January 8, 2019 at 8 pm. LES Chess club will resume on January 17, 2019. Click here for more details.
Registration for Princeton Day School and Chapin School chess clubs are handled offline. Contact me with any questions