Mon-Fri: Chess for Beginners (Grades 3-8)

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5 - 7 yrs


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

May 24, 2021 - Jun 4, 2021


11:30am - 12:30pm CDT




15 students

Class Experience

This camp starts at 12:30pm ET (11:30am CT, 10:30am MT, 9:30am PT).

Important note: our system will send you the link to join the class 30 minutes prior to the start time of the class.

A super fun, high energy program where young chess players learn and practice chess piece names, movement, and

capture. Carlos incorporates singing, dancing, fun chess stories and movement to motivate and inspire your

child. Your child will learn the two most common basic checkmate patterns. Your child will also be introduced to the three

phases of the game: opening strategy, middle game (tactics & positional advantage) and endgame strategy. This is a two

week learning pod.

Instructor's bio:
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.


What parents are saying about this instructor:
"Carlos is a very fun teacher and really knows how to teach little kid, my daughter loves sing/learn from him. I hope

there’ll be next level class right after this week."


Number of students: 5 to 8

Part of the Testing Mom Learning Pods program.

How To Participate

You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions.


Joanna Z.

Oct 13, 2020


The teacher could be on time every single time,it’s only 30 mins class. Every time I doubted we failed to log in It at beginning.

Mon-Fri: Chess for Beginners (Grades 3-8)
Location: ONLINE | Instructor: Carlos

Reviews for

4.6 out of 5

Based on 578 provider ratings

Imelda W.

Jun 9, 2021


My son won one of the Kahoot games in the Roblox Medieval May class and never received the $10 Robux gift card that was promised in the course. Otherwise, he enjoyed the class.

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Eliana M.

May 25, 2021


I loved how each child was given a chance to do a show and tell. That really helps to boost their confidence, communication and presentation skills.


Nothing, presently.

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Janie H.

May 24, 2021


my daughter had lots of fun and is excited to learn more


class started about 5 minutes late

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Simona R.

May 24, 2021


The chance for the kids to compete. The interactive, playful instructive teaching.

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