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Chess Novice Lessons

Aeman Nagi, MA
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(184)
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Progressing past beginner level, this novice course is perfect for those wanting to learn the next level of chess; covering attacking, defending, traps, planning, basic mates and basic tactics.

Class experience

Beginner Level
8 lessons//8 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
How to Attack and Defend
This lesson is about understanding the fundamentals of correct attacking and defending in chess.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Mistakes in the Opening
This lesson explores a common mistakes made during the opening phase of chess.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Opening Traps
This lesson continues from lesson 2, exploring at different traps to avoid during the opening phase of chess.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Concept of Planning
This lesson moves onto the core foundation of planning during a game of chess.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Basic Checkmates
This lesson aims to teach learners about basic checkmates such as: Queen/Rook Mate; Rook/Rook Mate; King/Queen Mate and King/Rook Mate.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Tactics and Double Attack/Forks
This lesson explores the concept of tactics in chess and begins with exploring 'Double Attacks and Forks'.
 Week 7
Lesson 7
This lesson explores the next basic tactic known as 'Pinning'.
 Week 8
Lesson 8
This lesson explores the next basic tactic known as 'Skewes'.
This class is taught in English.
  • -Gain proficiency in identifying and using various chess tactics. -Develop the ability to recognize and avoid common mistakes in openings -Understand and execute basic and advanced checkmates. -Improve strategic thinking and planning skills in chess.
Coached Chess on Outschool for the last 3 years. Prior to this, I hosted a Chess Club at a school I used to teach at.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Joined October, 2020
Rising Star
Teacher expertise and credentials
Master's Degree in English
Bachelor's Degree in English
NotInUS Teaching Certificate - English/Language Arts
Hi! My name is Aeman Nagi, and I am a certified educator specializing in English, with a master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

I've always been passionate about the English language. It's the linguistic bridge to... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $100 for all content
8 pre-recorded lessons
8 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Ages: 5-18

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