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Private Lessons FAQ

Here's some frequently asked questions regarding private lessons. To schedule your lesson, please use our main Private Lessons page.

 

What are private lessons?

Private Lessons are 1-on-1 lessons with our experienced staff of instructors. Instructors will cover everything from the rules of the game to more advanced chess strategy.

 

How do I schedule a private lesson?

You can schedule a private lesson directly through our website by clicking “Sign up Now!” and following the instructions on the portal.

 

Does the Chess Club offer in-person Private Lessons?

We exclusively offer online lessons due to health concerns. There are currently no plans to change this policy.

 

How do online lessons work?

After scheduling through the website, you will receive an email with a link to a Google Meet for your lesson. Your instructor will join you at the meeting link and teach using screen-shares and online chess boards. If you would like to talk to the instructor before your lesson, please contact them directly using the email listed on their profile.

 

Is there an alternative to private lessons to learn how to play chess?

Yes! We offer weekly classes and lectures that range from pure beginner classes to advanced lectures taught by our Grandmaster in Residence. The full schedule is available here.

 

How soon can I schedule a lesson?

Lessons can only be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance.

 

I’m no longer available for my scheduled lesson. What should I do?

To reschedule or cancel a lesson, please contact your instructor directly using their email address listed on their profile page.

 

Can I cancel my lesson and receive a refund?

Lessons must be cancelled at least 48 hours in advance to receive a refund.

 

Is it possible to schedule one lesson with multiple students?

Please reach out to your instructor directly using their email address listed on their profile. They will be able to assist in scheduling a lesson with multiple students.

 

I already scheduled my lesson. How do I pay?

After scheduling your lesson, please click the green “Pay Here!” button shown on the scheduling portal. Alternatively, there is a link to the payment page at the bottom of the main Private Lessons page, or click here.