For Parents

Give your children the benefits of private tutoring…..at a fraction of the cost!

Why Choose Us?

ChessGuides’ classes and events are the perfect way for your child to learn new life skills, instill productive habits, and have FUN in a supervised environment. All of that and more for under $8/hour with our annual plan.

Supervised Learning & Fun

When your child or children join ChessGuides, they will be entranced in hours of supervised learning and FUN every week

Club Membership

All the benefits of private tutoring...PLUS a chess club of new friends!

Online Benefits

No more driving to tutoring centers, or tutors physically entering your home! ChessGuides is 100% focused on chess and connecting the global chess community - at your convenience!

Safe & Private Environment

If you prefer your child to remain anonymous, they may interact solely through keyboard chat function under an anonymous username. No webcam or personal information is required to participate.

Play

Learn

Grow

Play

When your child joins ChessGuides, they are getting far more than a typical private tutor provides.

Kids get excited every week! Our students enjoy camaraderie & events with their new chess peers.

Learn

Our Guides are experienced players and teachers, ensuring your child is taught to their specific needs.

When you enroll in a membership with Priority Scheduling, you gain guaranteed access to the world’s BEST chess coaches, including FIDE and International Masters.

Grow

ChessGuides goal is to see your children grow in life, not just chess.
Numerous studies have shown the benefits of learning chess at a young age, including:

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
Chinese Proverb
"The place of chess in the society is closely related to the attitude of young people towards our game."
Boris Spassky
“Every top player has his own style, just as every painter has his own personal signature.”
Vladimir Kramnik
“Unless you know who you are, it’s very difficult to identify what is the best strategy for you. Whether it be on the chessboard, or elsewhere.”
Garry Kasparov
"The essence of Chess is thinking about what Chess is."
David Bronstein
“I started playing chess when I was about 4 or 5 years old. It is very good for children to learn to play chess, because it helps them to develop their mental abilities. It also helps to consolidate a person's character, because as it happens both in life and in a chess game we have to make decisions constantly. In chess there is no luck and no excuses: everything is in your hands.”
Vladimir Kramnik
"A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought - they must be earned."
Naval Ravikant
"To avoid losing a piece, many a person has lost the game."
Savielly Tartakower
“If you can recognize the strengths and weaknesses of your opponent, then you can start thinking about designing the game that will be beneficial for you – and will be most annoying for your opponent.”
Garry Kasparov
“Chess is like body-building. If you train every day, you stay in top shape. It is the same with your brain - chess is a matter of daily training.”
Vladimir Kramnik
“You should remember that when you make a move, the opponent makes a move. And anything can change.”
Garry Kasparov
"Becoming successful at Chess allows you to discover your own personality. That's what I want for the kids I teach."
Saudin Robovic
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What do studies say about chess?

Chess is the sport of the mind! Studies show that practicing chess over time leads to the development of intelligence and increased IQ.

Chess teaches you to have logical thinking, to develop strategies and to improve your memory. The brain functions like a muscle and needs constant exercise to keep it healthy.

Chess is the best way to practice logical and critical thinking. A child may not notice, but chess means more than a game:  arranging ideas, creating a plan, forming reasoned thinking and making choices.
Chess demonstrates the importance of drawing up a plan, concentrating, and realizing the consequences of decisions.

During the game of chess each player must pay attention to the opponent’s moves, paying attention to each piece and detail. Chess develops the power of concentration, patience and memory.

Chess helps a child develop his imagination as he learns the game and discovers new positions and possible combinations.
Chess gives clarity to thinking and encourages creative thinking. A chess player learns to see creative ways and discovers strategies on the chessboard.

Chess develops the spirit of independence, forcing the player to make decisions based only on his own reasoning. Chess helps children to become independent, to make decisions and to have a positive, winning attitude.
During the game of chess each player creates a plan, develops strategies and follows certain rules. Children gain confidence in their own strengths when they discover what wonderful things they can build with the power of their minds.

Chess teaches you to think logically and efficiently and helps you make the best choice from a large number of options. Thanks to chess, children learn to make the “best” choice from a large number of options under the pressure of time.

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