Prior to our first lesson, after you have filled out the contact form I will get in contact with you by email and have you answer a few questions:
- What is your name?
- What is your over-the-board rating? (USCF / FIDE)
- What is your Chess.com username?
- How long have you been playing chess tournaments?
- What are your short-term and long-term goals in chess?
- What do you want/expect to get out of a lesson?
As soon as you’ve answered my brief questionnaire and made payment for your first lesson, then we’ll begin to discuss a time to do the lesson that is convenient for both of us. Once we have schedule a day and time for us to do the lesson, we will meet in the “Live Chess Room” on Chess.com at that time and I will either call you on Skype, call your telephone number or use the text chat box on Chess.com to communicate with you.
In between the time we schedule the first lesson and the day of the lesson, I will be analyzing your recent online games on my own time. Looking at your games will help me to get an idea of your overall ability and help me to pinpoint a few places where you could improve. Future lessons would expound on these points and help you with other weak areas in your game as well. At the end of each lesson I will give you homework that is specifically tailored to you, the student.