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Private Lessons

Private lessons are an excellent opportunity to get specialized, one-on-one instruction with our highly trained staff. Private lessons include an initial assessment where the instructor will determine the player's strengths and weaknesses, and then custom tailor a lesson plan to suit the player's needs. 


Purchase 10-Packs of Lessons Here

10-Pack Type

Price

Club Teacher 10-Pack

$250

Titled Instructor 10-Pack

$600

Grandmaster 10-Pack

$800

Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to receive a refund. More information can be found on our Private Lesson FAQ page.


GM in Residence: GM Varuzhan Akobian

Title:
Grandmaster
Peak Rating:
2673 FIDE
Rates:

$100 /one-hour lesson

$800 / 10 one-hour lessons

Lessons Offered:
Online or In-Person
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GM Yuniesky Quesada

Title:
Grandmaster
Peak Rating
2655 FIDE
Rates:

$100 /one-hour lesson

$800 / 10 one-hour lessons

Lessons Offered:
Online or In-Person
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GM Mikhail Antipov

Title:
Grandmaster
Peak Rating:
2626 FIDE
Teaching Rating Range:
All Levels!
Accepting Students?
Yes!
Rates:

$100 / one-hour lesson

$800 / 10 one-hour lessons

Lessons Offered:
Online Only

GM Cemil Can Ali Marandi

Title:
Grandmaster, FIDE Trainer
Peak Rating:
2568 FIDE
Rates:

$100 /one-hour lesson

$800 / 10 one-hour lessons

Lessons Offered:
Online Only
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WGM/IM Dorsa Derakhshani

Title:
Woman Grandmaster/
International Master
Peak Rating:
2405 FIDE
Teaching Rating Range:
All Levels!
Accepting Students?
Yes!
Rates:

$100 / one-hour lesson

$800 / 10 one-hour lessons

Lessons Offered:
Online Only
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NM Julian Proleiko

Title:
National Master
Peak Rating:
2366 USCF
Teaching Rating Range:
1600 to 2199 USCF
Accepting Students?
Yes!
Rates:

$75 / one-hour lesson

$600 / 10 one-hour lessons

$37.50 / 30-minute lesson

Lessons Offered:
Online and In-Person
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NM Nikolas Theiss

Title:
National Master
Peak Rating:
2245 USCF
Teaching Rating Range:
1200 USCF to 1900 USCF
Accepting Students?
Yes!
Rates:

$75 / one-hour lesson

$600 / 10 one-hour lessons

Lessons Offered:
Online Only
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NM Cole Blakeman

Title:
National Master
Peak Rating:
2202 USCF
Teaching Rating Range:
Beginner-1900
Accepting Students?
Yes!
Rates:

$75 / one-hour lesson

$600 / 10 one-hour lessons

Lessons Offered:
Online Only
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Sara Herman

Title:
USCF Expert
Peak Rating:
2062 USCF
Teaching Rating Range:
Beginner-1800 USCF
Accepting Students?
Yes!
Rates:

$30 / one-hour lesson

$250 / 10 one-hour lessons

$15 / 30-minute lesson

Lessons Offered:
Both in person and online

Vinny Thatiparthi

Peak Rating:
1964 USCF
Teaching Rating Range:
Beginner-1600
Accepting Students?
Yes
Rates:

$30 / one-hour lesson

$250 / 10 one-hour lessons

$15 / 30-minute lesson

Lessons Offered:
Online or In-Person
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Andrew Stappenbeck

Peak Rating:
1924 USCF
Teaching Rating Range:
Beginner-1600
Accepting Students?
No
Rates:

$30 / one-hour lesson

$250 / 10 one-hour lessons

$15 / 30-minute lesson

Lessons Offered:
Online or In-Person
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Thomas Walthall

Peak Rating:
1818 USCF
Teaching Rating Range:
Pure Beginner to 1300 USCF
Accepting Students?
Yes
Rates:

$30 / one-hour lesson

$250 / 10 one-hour lessons

$15 / 30-minute lesson

Lessons Offered:
Online Only
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Justin Beckstead

Peak Rating:
1618 USCF
Teaching Rating Range:
Pure Beginner - 1200
Accepting Students?
Yes
Rates:

$30 / one-hour lesson

$250 / 10 one-hour lessons

$15 / 30-minute lesson

Lessons Offered:
In-Person Only
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Andre Gorostiaga

Peak Rating:
1500 USCF
Online Rating:
2003 Chess.com Rapid
Teaching Rating Range:
Pure Beginner - 1200
Accepting Students?
Yes
Rates:

$30 / one-hour lesson

$250 / 10 one-hour lessons

$15 / 30-minute lesson

Lessons Offered:
Online Only
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Nathaniel Powell

Peak Rating:
1302 USCF
Teaching Rating Range:
Beginners - 1000
Accepting Students?
Yes!
Rates:

$30 / one-hour lesson

$250 / 10 one-hour lessons

$15 / 30-minute lesson

Lessons Offered:
Online Only
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Do you have questions about how to schedule a private lesson?

Call 314.361.2437or e-mail info@saintlouischessclub.org

 

All STLCC private lessons involving a minor must be monitored by a responsible adult. To ensure this, in-person lessons must take place somewhere publicly accessible. For online lessons, a STLCC employee will join the virtual meeting space to verify the initial and ongoing presence of a responsible adult with the minor or will remain to monitor the lesson if unable to make such a confirmation. All lessons comply with the full STLCC Minor’s Policy available here.