Chess Club - Tournaments and Tactics (Middle School)

Andrew Linke
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(237)
In this ongoing club, middle school learners will practice strategies and socialize while playing one of the world's greatest games.

Class Experience

Students will increase their skill in chess and, through playing, improve their strategic thinking. They will learn to both win and lose politely and with dignity.  
I have been teaching students how to play chess and managing middle school chess clubs for over a decade, with a special focus on gifted learners, students on the autism spectrum, and providing a space for LQBTQ+ students.
Homework Offered
Homework is not assigned, but students may play extra games of chess between classes to increase their ranking. I will post links to relevant puzzles, lessons, and chess tactic drills each week so kids can continue to practice between meetings.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Students will receive an automatically generated ranking from as they play. I will provide feedback for students on their progress and strategies, including both verbal commentary and visual guidance using illustrations on the chess board.
Grades Offered
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
♝ Parents must create a account for their child to play and join my private server on so students can find one another. 

Learners will need a free account to play. I strongly recommend enabling "Safe Mode" in the privacy settings of to prevent kids from chatting or sending messages on the website. 
I will post links to recommended lessons in the learning and puzzle library each week. 

Available times

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Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(237)
I've been a teacher for more than a dozen years and involved with Scouting and working in the outdoors for nearly thirty years. I was homeschooled for my entire life, an experience which gave me the opportunity to pursue my interests and explore... 
Group Class


1x per week
50 min

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(80)
Completed by 588 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 12-14
4-14 learners per class

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