I base my classes on assessing what is the student starting point, goals, and how much time they can invest. I usually have taught 1-on-1 students, in order to be able to concentrate on their development. I am good at keeping beginners interested in the game, without sacrificing quality of teaching.
I have played chess since childhood, but really took it up seriously in 2016. I have competed for Lewisham Chess Club in the ECF, reaching a maximum rating of 142. In teaching, I have had 5 1-on-1 students in the last 2 years and have helped them improve their understanding of the game, as well as their ratings on online platforms such as lichess and chess.com. My approach is very client-oriented, as I love chess and like to see players develop.
If you are looking for a professional chess coach, that is not me, as I don't have the chess skill to be or teach at Master level and beyond.
Perfect! The best tutor ever!
Very calm, clear and patient... also good sense of humour.
Would highly recommend!!!!!
Very enthusiastic, very focused during the lesson.
Perfect! Ivan has taught me the basics of chess in engaging lessons, I've steadily improved and I'm happy with the results. I can wholeheartedly recommend him.
Very enthusiastic, focused during lesson, takes time to make use of skills outside of lesson time.
Ivan and I studied at the same colleague. He is a patient, calm and anytical tutor who had pointed out several of my weaknesses and provided valuable recommendations on how to mitigate or even elimate them. His tutorials were a real eye-opener for me and definitely improved my chess game.
Ivan is a great chess tutor! I'm a beginner and after just a few sessions with him I understand the game much better. I'm already much more confident and successful and I'm constantly improving my ranking thanks to Ivan's support! Highly recommend booking your first session with him!
My chess game has massively improved since taking lessons with Ivan. He’s a fantastic, paitent teacher and has a great eye for identifying my weaknesses. Other than being a great and natural teacher, he makes playing chess so much fun and brings a lovely sense of humour. Would recommend Ivan to anyone wanting to learn or improve their game whatever level, and doing so in a friendly and comfortable environment :)
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