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Have fun learning chess!


50 simbi per hour - Virtual OK

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

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.
Emily received Hour of Have fun learning chess! from 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


Alyssa Hillary wrote a recommendation for Joe Martin
Aug 12, 2016

I've known Joe for years, and he gets along with everyone he meets. I'm fairly certain chess is literally in his blood, too. His students were definitely having fun at the chess lessons I've had the opportunity to see!

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About Joe Martin

Chess player, business owner, bibliophile, nerd. I'm friendly, affable, and reliable, and always interested in ideas, stories, and peculiar notions. Professionally, I specialize in teaching chess to c...hildren, personally, I get along like a house on fire with everyone I meet. I own a library full of books (4,000 something volumes and growing), listen to an egregious amount of music (I logged 53,000 minutes on Spotify alone last year), and have a sizable movie collection. show more

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