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Paul
« Excellent! Great first lesson. My tech platform could improve »
£30/h
1st lesson free!
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 1h
Lessons offered by Madara
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Chess
Levels
  • All Levels

Doctor of Psychology and Master candidate in chess based in London, UK offers online lessons for kids and adults

Methodology

My approach is student-centered, I am teaching both children and adults. I am patient, friendly, and understanding and trying to make sure that the student feels comfortable and enjoys the lesson, and gains confidence in the subject. I am also organising chess tournaments for my young chess students to monitor their progress and plan future curriculum. Currently, I am conducting only online lessons via skype/zoom and lichess chess platform.

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One of our best tutors! High-quality profile, qualifications verified and response guaranteed. Madara will plan your first lesson with care.

Experience

I have 27 years of experience playing chess, I am a candidate master of Latvia, having an international (FIDE) rating of 2063, and English Chess Federation (ECF) rating of 190 in Classical/slow chess, which is quite a good level. My recent best achievement is becoming the 1st in London Classic Women and Girls Rapidplay 2019.

I have graduated from Riga Chess School (which I attended from 1993 to 2009) and am holding a professional education degree in Chess.
I was teaching chess to primary school children and tutoring some adults back in Latvia for many years, and I enjoyed it very much. Since 2016 I have been tutoring many children and adults in London, UK, and online, and helped to progress them in chess and some of them gained good achievements in chess tournaments and were qualified for the next competitions (e.g. Gigafinal, London Junior Chess Championships).

I can teach basic concepts, moves, strategies, and tactics for beginners and help to improve the game technique of intermediate and advanced players, suggesting the theory and winning game plans, training thinking ahead and calculation skills, and many more.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £30/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £150
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £250

Details

The first lesson is free and lasts 30 minutes in order to assess the student's level and plan future lesson curriculum and schedule.

Lessons offered by Madara
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Chess
Levels
  • All Levels

7 reviews on Madara
  • 4.7/5

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P
Paul

Excellent! Great first lesson. My tech platform could improve

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Belén

Perfect! Madara is a great teacher. My 5 years old niece has loved her chess classes with her. I totally recommend her

J
Jade

Excellent! Our child enjoys the learning and Madara has been very patience and kind to the child. We really like her to come.

4 recommendations

V
Valfy

Madara is an amazing chess tutor. She has taught all three of my children who continue to excel in chess. She is patient and children love her.

Z
Zack

Madara is a very passionate and professional chess tutor and a very strong chess player herself. She is very good and patient with young kids helping to unlock their potential and rapidly progress in chess. She has a vast experience tutoring kids and adults over the past 7 years, and would strongly recommend her as a chess teacher.

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Jude

Madara is a Psychologist & also a highly skilled internationally recognised woman chess player/coach & experienced chess tutor who can quickly determine the level & the ability of the student. Then she uses her teaching techniques effectively to meet the student's requirements to make them understand & succeed in their chess career.

Congratulations to her for coaching students who had been performing outstandingly well during the current Mega finals & Giga finals chess tournaments.

J
Jude

Madara is a very experienced & highly qualified tutor who put in a lot of effort & care to guide her students to pass. Every day, she is there before the lesson starts, very reliable. I recommend her being the best psychology tutor, soon to be the best on Superprof.
Thanks.

Interview with Madara

QUESTION 01 | 08
When did you start practicing? How did this passion find you?
Madara — I started to practice playing chess at the age of 6 as my school had chess in the regular curriculum and I also enrolled in the chess club. I was pretty good from the beginning and I had a lot of friends in the chess club which I found fun. I loved to go to chess tournaments and camps and particularly enjoyed trips abroad to represent my country internationally.
QUESTION 02 | 08
Which artists or works affect you the most?
Madara — In terms of famous chess players, I like those who have creative and dynamic chess style, such as Mikhail Tal.
QUESTION 03 | 08
What are the qualities and skill required to succeed in this area?
Madara — Interest, motivation to learn and succeed, perseverance, good concentration, resilience in hard positions, and ability to overcome the loss
QUESTION 04 | 08
What is the most valuable advice you can give to help someone stay focused on creative projects?
Madara — Move on step by step and appreciate your progress, and one day when you have completed your work, you will be proud of what your achievements.
QUESTION 05 | 08
How would you describe your passion; how does it make you feel?
Madara — It makes me feel happy and alive
QUESTION 06 | 08
What creative achievements are you particularly proud of?
Madara — Tournaments/camps I and colleges have organised so far, and lesson curriculum and materials I have created.
QUESTION 07 | 08
Have you ever been surprised by a student; by their ability or quick progression?
Madara — Yes, I had some very young students who showed amazing talent at the age of 4 and 6. The key always was that they were very interested in chess and therefore eager to learn and showed excellent ability to focus.
QUESTION 08 | 08
Being a Superprof is an art! What is your secret?
Madara — Be flexible, patient, improvise, and inspire from my students.

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