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Chess 1-1 Private Lessons: 25 Minutes

Chess with Will
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This course is an ongoing series of private chess lessons. Activities and lesson plans will be based on the learner's current knowledge and interests related to chess.

Class Experience

  • Due to the nature of private lessons, the learning goals for this course will be different for each student. However, it is my goal that the following are a common experience for all of my students: - Fun... while it is competitive, at the end of the day, chess is a game! - Intellectually engaging experience every session where the learner is challenged to think critically - Build a holistic understanding of chess that includes the ability to analyze positions, enjoy playing, and appreciate the game
Homework Offered
There will be no mandatory homework of any kind for this course. However, based on the learner's chess interests, I may sometimes recommend exercises or videos that I believe they would enjoy or find helpful.
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Not required - I recommend creating a chess.com account so we can use the classroom feature during lessons (please see "parental guidance" section for details)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
While not required, I recommend creating an account on chess.com to allow us to use the site's classroom feature during lessons. This empowers the learner to move pieces on our virtual chess board and makes the lesson more interactive and engaging. If you wish to participate without creating a chess.com account that will work too, but the learner will have to verbally tell me where they would like to move pieces rather than actually making the moves themselves. In this case, you do not need to create an account or do anything other than sign into the zoom meeting (all instruction will go through my screen share of an analysis board).

Creating an account on chess.com is free. It requires an email address (not visible to others) and the creation of a username that other members of the site will be able to see. You are not required to attach any other personal information to your chess.com account, including your name. The only use of your chess.com account during lessons will be to join me on an interactive analysis board in "classroom" (one of chess.com's features). If your student would like to use chess.com to play chess online outside of class, or take advantage of any of the site's other features (puzzles, game analysis, etc.) and you are concerned about online safety, I recommend enabling the "safe mode" feature of your account. Doing this will disable chat, friend requests, and any possible interaction with other players online. Here is a link to a chess.com article showing how to enable this feature https://support.chess.com/article/2003-privacy-settings. Please let me know if you have questions or concerns about this, or would like assistance creating an account on chess.com. Again, this is NOT required.
Joined April, 2023
Hello, my name is Will. I teach chess on Outschool because chess is a lifelong hobby of mine, and I am passionate about helping young people discover and enjoy this beautiful game. Chess teaches critical thinking, time management, patience,... 
1-on-1 Lessons


per session
Meets on demand
25 min

Completed by 46 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 6-18

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