Learning Chess Made Easy & Enjoyable

Scale-up your chess game with live, one-on-one online chess lessons from a hand-picked selection of friendly and encouraging chess coaches. Whether you are a beginner or a tournament player, in elementary school or enjoying retirement, or anything in between, you can master your chess game with MyChessTutor.

What's Included When You Sign-Up?

60-75 Minute Value-Packed Lessons

Personalized Notes & Homework Exercises

Detailed Progress Updates Via Text

Good Fit & Satisfaction Guarantee

Plans & Pricing

Foundations Private 1-1

$180 ($45/Lesson - 4 Lessons)

Ideal for beginners and U1200 players & those with <2 years of serious study.

In this program, we mainly focus on:

  • helping you learn the rules

  • working on your thought process

  • improving your tactical ability

  • key opening principles and endgames

Intermediate Private 1-1

$200 ($50/Lesson - 4 Lessons)

Ideal for advanced, 1200-2200 players & those with 2+ years of serious study.

In this program, we mainly focus on:

  • advanced middlegame strategy

  • advanced endgame strategy

  • refining your calculation ability

  • working on opening preparation

Want To Try A Single Lesson First Before Committing?

Foundations: $50/1 Lesson

Intermediate: $55/1 Lesson


Both Programs Include:

  • 60-75 Minute Value-Packed Lessons

  • Personalized Notes & Exercises

  • Monthly MyChessTutor Tournaments

  • Detailed Progress Updates Via Text

  • Good Fit & Satisfaction Guarantee

  • Join Our Community Of 200+ Students!

Need more information to decide? See our FAQs or contact us here.

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What You'll Learn

Elite Thought Process

How does a strong chess player make decisions? What goes through their mind? We break this down!

Calculation & Foresight

Train your mind to think several moves ahead and calculate complex variations effortlessly!

Opening Preparation

What are the key principles of the opening? Develop an opening repertoire, and understand its ideas.

Middlegame Strategy

Understand the different elements and structures of the middlegame. Learn to use them in your favor.

Ending The Game

Master the patterns behind checkmates, and harmonize your endgame pieces to get a result!

Chess History & Culture

Learn the ins-and-outs of the global chess scene today, and study the greats of the past and the present.

Foundations Private 1-1

$180 ($45/Lesson - 4 Lessons)

Ideal for beginners and U1200 players & those with <2 years of serious study.

In this program, we mainly focus on:

  • helping you learn the rules

  • working on your thought process

  • improving your tactical ability

  • key opening principles and endgames

Intermediate Private 1-1

$200 ($50/Lesson - 4 Lessons)

Ideal for advanced, 1200-2200 players & those with 2+ years of serious study.

In this program, we mainly focus on:

  • advanced middlegame strategy

  • advanced endgame strategy

  • refining your calculation ability

  • working on opening preparation

Want To Try A Single Lesson First Before Committing?

Foundations: $50/1 Lesson

Intermediate: $55/1 Lesson


Both Programs Include:

  • 60-75 Minute Value-Packed Lessons

  • Personalized Notes & Exercises

  • Monthly MyChessTutor Tournaments

  • Detailed Progress Updates Via Text

  • Good Fit & Satisfaction Guarantee

  • Join Our Community Of 200+ Students!

Need more information to decide? See our FAQs or contact us here.

Foundations Program - Perfect For Early Chess Learners!

Step 1: Complete the sign-up form.
Step 2: Pay for the first four lessons.
Step 3: Check your inbox and complete the intake questionnaire, where you will schedule lessons.
Step 4: We'll follow-up with your coach assignment.
Step 5: Get started within a few days!

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Unhappy with MyChessTutor after the first lesson? No worries—we'll refund the full cost—no questions asked.

Intermediate Program - Perfect For Experienced Players!

Step 1: Complete the sign-up form.
Step 2: Pay for the first four lessons.
Step 3: Check your inbox and complete the intake questionnaire, where you will schedule lessons.
Step 4: We'll follow-up with your coach assignment.
Step 5: Get started within a few days!

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Unhappy with MyChessTutor after the first lesson? No worries—we'll refund the full cost—no questions asked.

Our Team

All of our coaches are vetted thoroughly and are selected on the basis of their coaching ability and experience, kindness, and interpersonal skills. They are held accountable—through frequent lesson audits and performance-data—to always deliver exceptional learning experiences for our chess students.

Hello, I Am Priyav!

Founder & Chief Chess Officer
Candidate Master (2108 Rating)

Our Chess Coaches

  • 17 Total Coaches

  • 1 Chess Grandmaster (~2500 Rating)

  • 5 FIDE Masters (2300+ Rating)

  • All Are Rated 1600 to 2550

  • 75 Years Collective Coaching Experience

  • All coaches go through a rigorous hiring process.

  • All are selected on the basis of their communication and interpersonal skills, knowledge, and coaching experience.

  • All are held accountable to deliver top-notch lessons.

Frequently Asked Questions

❔ Do You Offer Private, One-On-One Chess Lessons?

Yes. We offer private, one-on-one lessons. This means students get 100% attention from their tutor. This is our flagship program that most students select. As of July 2020, we also started offering group lessons for kid beginners who are exploring their interest in chess. [GROUP FULLY BOOKED]

❔ Who Is MyChessTutor Suitable For?

We work with students of all levels of backgrounds. Our current students range from complete beginners to seasoned tournament competitors. Our youngest student is 5 and our oldest is 84. We have students from nearly all 50 states and multiple countries.

❔ How Do Online Lessons Work?

See How Lessons Work. Lessons are hosted using Zoom & Lichess.org's interactive virtual chess board. This analysis board also allows your coach to draw arrows and highlight squares to aid visual learning since chess is a highly patterned game.

❔ Who Will Be My Chess Coach?

One of the tutors in our team will work with you. Once you sign up, you'll tell us more about your goals and expectations, personality, and learning style. You'll also state your preferred timing for lessons. Based on this information, we'll assign the best chess coach for you.

❔ When And How Are Lessons Scheduled?

When you sign-up, you tell us your top timing preferences, and we make one of them work. Once we agree on a day and time, you and your coach will meet at that same day and time every lesson. Scheduling is flexible, and if you need to change on a lesson time, we can accomodate that request.

❔ What Will I Learn?

In the first lesson, we'll evaluate your strengths and weaknesses and devise a plan of action to help you progress efficiently. We'll teach you the exact thought process of an advanced chess player and equip you with models to make good decisions and play the right moves. See What You'll Learn.

❔ How Much Progress Can I Make?

Expect to see an immediate difference in your thought process within just a few lessons. Within 3-4 months of systematic and diligent work, you will see significant & tangible improvements in your game. Throughout this process, we keep students (and parents of young students) updated on progress.

❔ What Is Included In The Price?

60-75 minute lessons, homework and notes, progress updates, offline text support for homework help, and access to monthly MyChessTutor tournaments.

❔ What If I'm Unsatisfied With My Lessons?

We're confident you'll have a great experience with your chess tutor, but if you feel that your tutor is not a good fit for you, your first hour of bulk subscriptions is protected by MyChessTutor's Good Fit Guarantee. In short, we will credit your lesson back to you to be used with another tutor or refund your full amount. If you're unhappy with a lesson after your first hour, just let us know.

Still Have Questions? Contact Us

Ready To Begin Lessons? Get Started

Featured Reviews

"I love MyChessTutor! What I love the most is that they care, and I am very impressed with their professionalism. My 9 year old son has increased almost 200 rating since we started [3 months ago]. All I can say is that my children's coaches are incredibly passionate about chess, and their teaching style is phenomenal. They provide encouragement, focus, and support to help the students build and maintain the desire to learn more in chess. I couldn't have made a better choice."

Alexandra - Chess Mom

"Coach Priyav and Coach Ankit have been teaching my girls ages 8 and 11 for the past 15+ months. They're both extremely passionate about chess and their teaching style is absolutely phenomenal, they are very professional, always ready before the lessons and deeply care about their progress."

Bhavna. A - Chess Mom

"Really happy working coach [MyChessTutor} for the past two months. The lessons are well structured and focused on the areas my 7 year old daughter need improvement: calculation and positional understanding. Every lesson has been an intense and engaging mental workout."

Jiayao - Chess Dad

"I am a 15 year old chess player from the DC area who has been working with [MyChessTutor] for a couple months. For every lesson, they always are prepared with material to help my game, provide in depth analysis for my games, and help me understand concepts that I may not be grasping. It has been a great experience and very helpful to my chess game."

Steve - Chess Learner

How Lessons Work

Join The Lesson

Accept your coach's Zoom video conference call at the scheduled time of the lesson. This is how you will be communicating.

Learn Chess

Join the shared interactive chess board where you and your coach will make moves in real-time and learn the best chess practices.

Homework & Notes

Complete the homework and study the notes your coach sends you after every lesson. Take advantage of our homework text support!

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To get started, please complete our intake questionnaire:

New Student Intake Questionnaire

This will give us more insight on your chess background, goals, expectations, and other important information. You'll also be able to state your availability for lesson days and times.

Once you've filled out the intake questionnaire:

We'll send you an email within 24 hours confirming the chess coach you'll be working with as well as the tentative dates and times for your chess lessons.

We hope the above instructions are clear. If you have any questions, first and foremost, please read our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have other questions not answered in the FAQs, just send us an email.

To many more checkmates!

Priyav from MyChessTutor

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To get started, please complete our intake questionnaire:

New Student Intake Questionnaire

This will give us more insight on your chess background, goals, expectations, and other important information. You'll also be able to state your availability for lesson days and times.

Once you've filled out the intake questionnaire:

We'll send you an email within 24 hours confirming the chess coach you'll be working with as well as the tentative dates and times for your chess lessons.

We hope the above instructions are clear. If you have any questions, first and foremost, please read our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have other questions not answered in the FAQs, just send us an email.

To many more checkmates!

Priyav from MyChessTutor

MyChessTutor Referral Program

Know anyone that would benefit from taking chess lessons?

We would LOVE it if you could refer them to MyChessTutor!

And as a thank you, for every referral you make (that becomes a student), we'll send you $15 in cash or offer a complimentary lesson.

If you have someone in mind...

Just send an email to priyav@mychesstutor.com, and 'cc introduce them! :)

Need more information before signing up?

If you have questions not answered in our FAQs, we'd be happy to answer them. Just send us your message using the contact form, and we'll be in touch via email within 24 hours—guaranteed.

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How would you rate your MyChessTutor experience so far?

We'd love to hear your thoughts on your experience with MyChessTutor thus far. We take all feedback seriously as we strive to provide a 5-star learning experience for our students. Please be completely honest as this is how we can improve our program for students.

Thanks a ton! 🤴

Priyav - chief checkmate officer - mychesstutor.com

Kids Group Chess Class Program

Thanks For Signing Up! (Two Action Items)

Number One: Check your inbox to fill out our intake questionnaire and to schedule your first set of chess lessons. Please check your spam folder. You should get an email from us within 15 minutes.

Number Two: Spread the word and take advantage of our referral program.

Foundation - Fast Action - DISCOUNT - Expires 11:59p ET

Step 1: Complete the sign-up form.
Step 2: Pay for the first four lessons.
Step 3: Check your inbox and complete the intake questionnaire where you will schedule lessons.
Step 4: We'll follow-up with your coach assignment.
Step 5: Get started within just a few days.

$45/Lesson $40/Lesson ($180 Total $160 Total)

Foundation - Fast Action - DISCOUNT - Expires 11:59p ET

Step 1: Complete the sign-up form.
Step 2: Pay for the first four lessons.
Step 3: Check your inbox and complete the intake questionnaire where you will schedule lessons.
Step 4: We'll follow-up with your coach assignment.
Step 5: Get started within just a few days.

$30/Lesson (4 x 45 Minute Lessons)

Intermediate - Fast Action - DISCOUNT - Expires 11:59p ET

Step 1: Complete the sign-up form.
Step 2: Pay for the first four lessons.
Step 3: Check your inbox and complete the intake questionnaire where you will schedule lessons.
Step 4: We'll follow-up with your coach assignment.
Step 5: Get started within just a few days.

$50/Lesson $45/Lesson ($200 Total $180 Total)

Premium 1-1 - Chess Lessons

Step 1: Complete the sign-up form.
Step 2: Pay for the first four lessons.
Step 3: Check your email inbox and complete the brief intake questionnaire.
Step 4: Get started within just a few days.

$75/Lesson x 4 Lessons

Step 1: Complete the sign-up form.
Step 2: Pay for the first lesson.
Step 3: Check your inbox and complete the intake questionnaire, where you will schedule lessons.
Step 4: We'll follow-up with your coach assignment.
Step 5: Get started within a few days!

Foundations Program - Trial Lesson ($50/Hour)

Please note that trial lessons are non-refundable.

Step 1: Complete the sign-up form.
Step 2: Pay for the first lesson.
Step 3: Check your inbox and complete the intake questionnaire where you will schedule lessons.
Step 4: We'll follow-up with your coach assignment.
Step 5: Get started within a few days!

Intermediate Program - Trial Lesson ($55/Hour)

Please note that trial lessons are non-refundable.

Foundations Program - ($35/45 Minutes)

Step 1: Complete the sign-up form.
Step 2: Pay for the first four lessons.
Step 3: Check your inbox and complete the intake questionnaire, where you will schedule lessons.
Step 4: We'll follow-up with your coach assignment.
Step 5: Get started within a few days!

The Elite Chess Kid: Online Group Classes

Imagine 3 months from now: your child has caught the "chess bug" and loves the game. Your child has grown intellectually, his/her creativity and logical skills are far past his/her age, and he/she is capable enough to start competing in tournaments at a high-level. This is the reality of our young chess learners and is the promise we absolutely aspire to deliver on. Get started today!

  • Perfect for beginners & early chess learners and ages 8-12.

  • Lesson timing options: Thursdays at 4:00 pm ET, Saturdays at 3:00 pm ET, and Mondays at 4:00 pm ET. More times soon!

  • Maximum 6 students per session. Lessons conducted on Zoom.

  • Students receive homework and notes every session.

  • Each lesson is 1 hour long and costs $25 per student.

  • There is a 4 lesson commitment to be completed within 6 weeks.

  • You can sign-up for more lessons after the first 4.

  • ==Lessons are led by Coach Priyav, a top 1% chess master!==

Step 1: Sign up below. Step 2: Pay for four lessons. Step 3: Check your inbox. Step 4: Complete registration. Step 5: Get started as soon as this week!

Questions? Contact us, and we'll be in touch within 12 hours.

Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, and Agreements of Subscribing to MyChessTutor

(Last Updated 10/11/2020)

By subscribing (i.e. purchasing lessons) to MyChessTutor, you agree to and understand the following:

1. You agree to our 24-hour rescheduling and cancellation policy: if you reschedule and/or cancel a lesson within less than 24 hours of an agreed lesson time, MyChessTutor reserves the right to count that rescheduled and/or cancelled lesson as a paid lesson.

2. Trial lessons and discounted lessons are not eligible for refunds. All payments made for either option are final and non-refundable.

3. You are not allowed to work directly with your assigned coach outside of MyChessTutor. MyChessTutor coaches will NOT entertain any requests to work with students outside of the jurisdiction of MyChessTutor.

4. Purchased lessons must be completed within the agreed time-frame plus a grace period of four weeks. Lessons not completed within this time-frame will be counted as official. For example, for a 4-lesson subscription (i.e. weekly lessons), 4 "weekly" lessons must be completed within 8 weeks (4 individual weeks initially scheduled plus a 4 week grace-period). We will provide reminders in advance.

5. MyChessTutor reserves the right to charge customers for unpaid but completed lessons. That is, if a customer completes a lesson that is not paid for, MyChessTutor can create a charge for the lesson amount.

MyChessTutor chess coaches are contractors and are not employed or affiliated to MyChessTutor. Views expressed by contractors do not represent the views of MyChessTutor. Actions undertaken by MyChessTutor contractors are not endorsed by MyChessTutor. By purchasing lessons with MyChessTutor, you understand and agree that any legal remedy or liability that you seek to obtain for actions or omissions of contractors or other third parties will be limited to a claim against those particular users. You agree not to attempt to impose liability on or seek any legal remedy from MyChessTutor with respect to such actions or omissions.

You understand and agree that MyChessTutor has no control over the acts or omissions of any contractor on or off the site and during chess lessons, and that MyChessTutor makes no representations or warranties about the quality of the services provided by any contractor. You understand and agree that MyChessTutor is not responsible for the performance or conduct, whether on or off the site, of any contractor. As such, MyChessTutor expressly disclaims, and each customer expressly releases MyChessTutor from, any and all liability whatsoever for any controversies, claims, suits, injuries and/or damages arising from and/or in any way related to the business of MyChessTutor.

MyChessTutor is not responsible for disputes, claims, loss, injury, or damage of any kind that might arise during and after contractor and customer interaction.

Every effort has been made to accurately represent our service on this site. There is no guarantee that you (i.e. the student who is subscribing for chess lessons) will get specific results. Examples on our website and marketing materials are not to be interpreted as a promise or guarantee. Your level of success in attaining your desired results depends on several factors, such as your background, motivation, commitment, and actions. Since these factors differ according to individuals, MyChessTutor cannot guarantee your success, nor is MyChessTutor responsible for any of your actions. Results may vary.

MyChessTutor collects the very essential information of a student to be able to efficiently conduct chess lessons and deliver our service. Collected information is stored privately within MyChessTutor and is not shared with outside entities. Where and when needed, MyChessTutor reserves the right to share collected information with solely the chess coach (i.e. contractor) who a student works with. Such information includes: full name, age, chess background and profile. Every effort has been made to ensure confidentiality of information provided by students who subscribe to MyChessTutor.

Want to join MyChessTutor as a coach?

Requirements - Initial Screening Application Below - 10 Minutes Completion Time

1. You must be fluent in English. You can be based anywhere around the world, but your written and spoken English must be close-to or at a native English speaker's level. You must be able to speak with a clear and controlled voice.

2. You must be rated 1600+ FIDE or USCF and have a minimum of three years coaching experience.

3. You must have top social and interpersonal skills. You must have also have great energy to transmit to students.

4. You must have a bias for action. We like coaches who take action quickly and are on top of their duties.

Job Description

1. Part-time position with up to 15 hours of coaching guaranteed per week.

2. Flexible timing and scheduling. You set your own hours, and we assign students accordingly.

3. We audit lessons and provide feedback every few weeks. This is an opportunity to improve your coaching ability and strengthen your training methods in the long-run.

4. Duties: Tutoring, assigning weekly homework, providing lesson notes, and updating students (or parents of students) on progress.

5. Highly-competitive hourly rates based on experience-level and playing strength. Payments are conferred on a monthly basis.

6. A thriving and gratifying work-environment. Become a part of our growing and innovative chess academy and play a role in delivering a top-notch chess experience to passionate chess learners. We proudly boast an extremely low churn rate for coaches.

If you are interested in this position, please apply here.