To whom it may concern:
I met Flyn when he was hired to help Kids to Pros, develop our after-school-program.
Flyn taught chess classes for us for about 2 years before he was hired by the COO on a contract basis to do some projects for our chess program. He was soon brought on as the director of the chess program, where he proceeded to develop a full year’s curriculum for the coaches to teach and a training program for the coaches to improve their effectiveness.
In the conversations that followed his employment, he discovered that my daughter, age 10, was interested in chess. He offered to give her a lesson as we could film it and use it for our program.
I was not prepared for what happened. He sat down with my daughter for about 90 minutes of chess instruction – she was totally engaged for the full 90 minutes – she never even blinked.
I told him after the lesson she'd never been that engaged for that long about anything.
I understood why this happened, as Flyn has a “self-discovery” teaching method and personality the kids can’t resist.
Shortly after that, we hired Flyn to give her private lessons – she made amazing progress and yes, she was always fully engaged whenever he arrived.
She made quick and obvious progress. It’s hard to imagine I could have made a better choice.
If you’re looking to have your child coached at chess, I can unconditionally recommend Coach Flyn as your guy.