Testimonials for Your Review
Students (Most recent on top - Click name to read.)
Either by hard work or plain luck, I have a special gift with kids:)
This is my newest private student. It is actually a brother & sister who didn't know how to play when we started.
Dan's son was one of the most talented students in my after-school chess classes.
Pritee was an employee at a Kids to Pros (below) that hired me to develop their after-school program. Her daughter was interested in chess, so I gave her a lesson there, which led to private lessons.
Professional (schools, coaches etc.)
Ted Castro (Owner of NorCal House of Chess - chess school)
Kids To Pros (After-school chess program company)
I taught K6 after-school classes for them for a year before they hired me as Chess Program Director.
Rick Wolfrom (Ches Instructor)
Rick was the lead teacher in a large class with 3 instructors, of which I was one.
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I have taught after-school chess for numerous schools since 2013.
Additionally, if you go to my LinkedIn Profile you will find many professional testimonials re my teaching and coaching skills as a sales trainer for over 30 years. I have hundreds of hours of professional education in accelerated learning, study technology, professional presenting, and courseware development.
My personal 15-minutes of fame in chess.
Players above from left to right: My opponent-Victor Puploes, my buddy Neil Regan, IM Jermey Silman, myself, and FM Richard Lobo
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In 1980 I played in an open tournament, beating a 2300 master in the last round to tie for second place in the tournament. I tied with three 2400 players, International Master (IM) Silman and Federation Master (FM) Lobo. I don't remember who the third player was.
I was very fortunate to have had my coach take this picture of the post-game analysis.