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Have fun learning chess with a pro!


50 per hour - Virtual OK - Posted Aug 11, 2016

Did you always mean to learn chess, but never got around to it?
Maybe you played when you were a kid, but forgot almost everything you knew back then?
Or maybe your kid is crazy about the game, and you have no idea how to help them develop?
That's where I come in! I'm a professional chess instructor, exploring the intriguing world of Simbi.

I can take you through the basics of the game, and introduce you to the wider world of interesting shenanigans available to the chess enthusiast. My professional specialty is working with children, but I enjoy working with beginning and intermediate students of all ages. My favored educational format is playing chess, and posing questions and offering insights as we play. I'm also proficient in an increasing number of educational chess variations, and spice things up with the occasional puzzle or story about famous players.

So what are you waiting for? Let's get started!

P.S. I've never taught online before. I'm inclined to think Skype is our best option, but we can figure it out as we go!

Training & Qualifications

Third generation chess enthusiast, full-time professional chess instructor for the last five years.
I've coached strong scholastic teams, helped organize large tournaments (50+ attending players), and built a chess education empire in my region.

Availability & Preferences

I'm usually free during the day, Monday through Friday. Afternoons and evenings tend to be very busy, though, due to my work. Still, if evening if your only option, we might find a mutually convenient time!

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Joe

Sep 12, 2016
Joe gave an awesome first lesson! He was approachable, which made it easy to ask questions. Unlike many great chess players, Joe not only knows what h...e's talking about, but he breaks down chess theory and simplifies it in a very tangible way, so at the the end of the lesson you have game theory take-aways that can be applied to a range of scenarios. On top of that, Joe customized the lesson to the type of chess that is most helpful to me (speed chess for chessboxing) and compared moves that are better for a more aggressive form of chess vs. the long game. In addition, he sent resources and made suggestions for improving my game outside of the lesson! show more
Emily provided hour of eHorizons Designs for Joe
Jan 24, 2017
Always a pleasure.
Simbi Community Development received Help with Tell Us That You Voted! from Joe
Dec 01, 2016
Joe voted! We think that rocks.
Nov 28, 2016
Joe is working to make his business a success and I admire his enthusiasm. Way to go, Joe!
Randi provided package of Design a Brochure or Booklet for Joe
Nov 18, 2016
Such a great guy! Massive kudos for the work you do with kids ^_^
Emily provided hour of eHorizons Designs for Joe
Nov 04, 2016
A treat a work with. Good luck, Joe. Thanks
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Inactive User provided session of Immersive Marketing Advice for Joe
Oct 27, 2016
Joe was awesome. He's driven, motivated, and thoroughly with it. I came up with a marketing strategy, pointed him at resources, and did my best to ans...wer all of his questions. Joe was kind, personable, and easy to work with. Can't wait to see what he does with all the information!show more
Shandra provided session of Start-Up Marketing Consultations for Joe
Oct 20, 2016
Easy to work with, friendly, funny, and on time! Great communications skills as well.
Lori provided unit of Simbi Help for Joe
Oct 12, 2016
Joe was really great at asking questions in such a way that I could easily get his information.


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About Joe Martin

Chess player, business owner, bibliophile, nerd. I'm friendly, affable, and reliable. I'm a professional chess instructor specializing in teaching chess to children ages 6-14 (although I also have wor...ked with older and younger students), and serve on the Board of Directors for the South Eastern New England Chess Association. show more

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