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.
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.
I offer semi-private and group lessons as well! Please inquire for rates
University of British Columbia 2014 - 2020
Bachelor of Applied Science – Civil Engineering
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
• 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
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
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
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.
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 :)
Very outgoing, polite and eager-to-learn student!
chess lessons closeby? Here's a selection of tutor listings that you can check out.
|at her home||at your home||By webcam|
|1 hour||Not available||Not available||£30|
|5 hours||Not available||Not available||£150|
|10 hours||Not available||Not available||£300|