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Jenna
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Jenna
« Perfect! Joanne was an excellent teacher! She taught a 90minute lesson over webcam to me and 4 of my colleagues (ages 21-30), as a team building activity. She was eager to teach, handled various skill levels confidently and most importantly made the experience fun! I would recommend Joanne for anyone looking to improve their skill level, or learn about the history and fun facts of chess. »
£30/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 18h
Lessons offered by Joanne
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Chess
Levels
  • All Levels

Chess Coach with FIDE rating and over 6 years of experience teaching chess online

Methodology

I believe students can always enjoy learning. I incorporate a lot of variety into my lessons, mixing lessons with games and friendly tournaments so students will never feel bored. I personalize my lessons to target each student's weakness, design opening repertoire that's suited to them, and make sure they are always having fun.

Experience

I have been playing competitive chess my whole life. I was Canadian Champion for my age and had the opportunity to play in 2 World youth Championships. I have been teaching chess with the Vancouver Chess School for over 6 years, and now that I'm in London I'm keen to continue teaching! I have worked with students aged 4-15, and have taught private lessons and group classes.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £30/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £30
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £30

Details

I offer semi-private and group lessons as well! Please inquire for rates

Lessons offered by Joanne
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Chess
Levels
  • All Levels

Joanne's CV

Joanne
Chess Coach

FIDE Rating
1721

Lesson Topics:
Opening Repertoire
Tactics Training
Strategy
Endgame Technique

Languages:
English
French
Mandarin
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EDUCATION
University of British Columbia 2014 - 2020
Bachelor of Applied Science – Civil Engineering
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CHESS TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Chess Tutor, London UK May 2020 – Present
• Teaching private students weekly lessons via Zoom
• Designing lesson plans specific to each individual student’s strengths
and weaknesses
• Using a variety of online resources, videos, and fun-based learning tools
to ensure students remain engaged and motivated on Zoom

Vancouver Chess School Oct 2013 – April 2020 Senior Coach
• Taught group classes of 5-15 children ensuring their weekly homework completion is above 80%
• Taught private lessons to students aged 4-15 to improve their tournament results
• Designed lesson plans tailored to improve each student’s individual weaknesses
• Maintained frequent and consistent communication with parents to ensure they stayed informed of students’ progress

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Angloville Jun 2019 – Jul 2019 English Mentor
• Mentored children aged 7-18 in Hungary and Romania to improve their English through an immersion-style summer camp program

Greenheart Travel Feb 2016 – Apr 2016 English Tutor
• Tutored two students aged 7 and 11 in Madrid to improve English marks • Designed and planned lessons to improve on each student’s weakness

AWARDS
UBC Chess Club Winter Blitz – 3rd place - 2019
Vancouver Rapid Chess League – Finalist - 2016
World Youth Chess Championship Particpant - 2015
BC Under-16 Open Champion - 2013
Canadian Under-16 Girls 3rd place - 2012
World Youth Chess Championship Participant - 2011
Canadian Under-14 Girls 1st Place - 2011
8-time BC Girls Champion - 2006-2015

2 reviews on Joanne
  • 5/5

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Jenna

Perfect! Joanne was an excellent teacher! She taught a 90minute lesson over webcam to me and 4 of my colleagues (ages 21-30), as a team building activity. She was eager to teach, handled various skill levels confidently and most importantly made the experience fun! I would recommend Joanne for anyone looking to improve their skill level, or learn about the history and fun facts of chess.

S
Saurabh

Perfect! Joanne is polite punctual and an excellent chess teacher. She knows her way around young kids as it was apparent with my 5 year old son. She has been extremely patient and incredibly nurturing. She has ignited curiosity about chess in my son, we as parents are very pleased. Thanks Joanne :)

Joanne's response

Very outgoing, polite and eager-to-learn student!

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