8 - 14 yrs
Wed, May 5, 2021 - May 26, 2021
6:30pm - 7:30pm CDT
This class starts at 7:30pm ET (6:30pm CT, 5:30pm MT, 4:30pm PT).
For students who have completed at least one week of Novice Intermediate Chess, this class is geared towards learning & applying tactical and positional strategies to gain a winning advantage. Students will learn how to solve checkmate puzzles, identify strengths and weaknesses on the chessboard and gain experience in opening theory, middle game, and endgame play.
This is a high energy chess class that involves singing, chanting and movement. During his 20+ years of teaching chess, Carlos has found this technique to be the most effective method for children to learn chess.
A message from Carlos: Welcome to all those who love playing chess and all those who want to learn. We will be training with fun practice chess tournaments, interactive chess puzzles, and chess movies! I look forward to playing with all of you! I have been teaching chess full time for the last 20 years. I have taught chess to more than 10,000 students. Many of my students train and participate in state and national chess championships. Some of my students have finished first place in their states and in the nation. My teaching methodology caters to all learning styles covering the full range of neuro-diversity. My classes are super fun and high energy, and incorporate singing, dancing, and chanting. Along with chess, I love making music.
Education: Baruch College, Philosophy
Hometown: North Bergen, New Jersey
One of my favorite books - Synchronicity: Science, myth, and the trickster Combs, A., & Holland, M. (1990)
What parents are saying about this instructor:
Carlos is great with the kids and makes it interesting for my daughter. She looked forward to the classes every day. We are in our 4th week with him.
Number of students: 12 to 15
Part of the Testing Mom Online Learning program.
How To Participate
You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions.
4.8 out of 5
Based on 10 activity ratings
Mar 18, 2021
We love Mr Sanchez! He’s sooo knowledgeable!
Jan 31, 2021
Mr. Sandwich (as he calls himself) is high energy and makes chess fun and exciting for the kids. My daughter loves his classes and tournaments, and relishes using her new skills against her cousins after learning new strategies.
Jan 21, 2021
My daughter loved the class. Instructor is very encouraging and helpful
Jan 7, 2021
It would be better if the instructor gives equal attention to all the kids.
Dec 15, 2020
Gambit play and an instructor with a passion for teaching young chess masters.
7 days a week???? This class is so great.
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