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Chess Strategy & Gameplay

  • Price: Starting at $60/lesson
  • Age: 7 - 19
  • Skill Level: Beginner–Advanced
  • Format: Online Private Lessons | 1-on-1, Online
  • Duration: 1, 4, 8, or 12 lessons, 1 hour per lesson

About This Topic

With players as young as 12 years old hitting the ranks of Grandmaster, we have to ask: How did they get there, and what are their methods? The secret is no secret. You've got to practice deliberately, play constantly, and review each match you win or lose to continuously improve your internal mental model of the game. Under the guidance of an expert mentor, you’ll explore classic opening moves, work toward the mid-game, and rack up more play time in a controlled setting, so you can continue to improve your game. Whether you're a novice or working your way up higher in the ranks, you'll have dedicated time to play and hone your skills.

You'll learn to:

  • Play the game while focusing on mechanics
  • Explore classic opening strategies
  • Review moves and games

Choose a lesson package

Select your desired number of lessons per month! The more you buy, the more you save—and the faster your child advances in chess. Explore the benefits of each package.

Ideal for students who are new to the world of chess or are very busy with other extracurricular activities. The perfect way to try out personalized learning!

Ideal for students who are already interested in chess and are looking to build a solid foundation, or are somewhat busy with other extracurricular activities. Our most popular package, designed for weekly learning!

Ideal for students who are very engaged in chess and are looking to prioritize their skill development. Optimal for students seeking immersive, twice-weekly learning!

Ideal for students who are extremely engaged in chess, looking to prioritize their skill development, or plan to pursue chess throughout college and beyond. The ultimate package to maximize progress, fun, and savings!

Learn from the best

Passion for tech. Unmatched expertise. Personality that brings out the absolute best in your child. With 23 years of experience, we know there's no replacement for the best teacher. It's no surprise that iconic companies like Google, EA, Microsoft, and Disney hire the same talent we do. Our iD Certified instructors possess the whole package of skills that top employers seek.

  • 100% USA-based, adult instructors

  • Recruited from top universities like Stanford, Caltech, and NYU

  • Rigorous background and reference checks

  • Robust training programs and certification

  • Adherence to American Camp Association accredited guidelines

Select your lesson package

1 Lesson / Month
SAVE 5 %
$71 / Lesson

4 Lessons / Month
$68 / Lesson

8 Lessons / Month
SAVE 15 %
$64 / Lesson

12 Lessons / Month
SAVE 22 %
$60 / Lesson


Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for the ultimate strategic challenge for your child? Check. How about a competitive game that builds logic, math, and analytical skills? Check mate. From opening moves that have toppled champions to fundamental chess mechanics and legendary games, kids will level up their game fast. Chess is a classic challenge that teaches skills applicable to the latest technology. 

Whether your child is planning on becoming the next chess Grandmaster, there are plenty of benefits that will benefit kids across fields and areas of study.Studies show that regularly playing chess boosts academic performance, sharpens memory, concentration, and planning skills, and even helps get the creative juices flowing

Absolutely! Because our Online Private Lessons are 1-on-1 with an instructor, the curriculum is customized to meet your child's skill level, unique interests, and long-term goals. Whether they are just starting out or super advanced, our experienced instructors will engage them to bring out their best!

Our Online Private Lessons offer live, 1-on-1 learning with an experienced, USA-based instructor and curriculum tailored to your child's interests and skill level! Once you select a topic and purchase a lesson package, you can easily choose your instructor and schedule a 60-minute lesson for the date and time that works best for you.  

Once scheduled, you can share notes about your child and any specific goals they might have. When it's time for their lesson, your child will connect with their instructor via Zoom. You will receive a post-session progress report via email so you can track your child's success! 

Each child will need a Windows or Mac computer with audio and video capabilities. We do not recommend tablets or Chromebooks, as the multi-tasking ability between Zoom and other required software is often unreliable or nonexistent.

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