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Rajeev
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R
Rajeev
« Perfect! Joy is wonderful to work with, a great teacher with a clear love of the game. He spent time getting to know my level and developed a customized program for improvement with a range of exercises/apps. Would highly recommend. :) »
$40/h
1st lesson is free!
Verified tutor profile
Response Time 2h
Lessons offered by Joy
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Chess
Levels
  • All Levels

Online Chess Lessons - Teacher / Tutor Certified by World Chess Federation "Fide"

Methodology

I believe that teaching has to cover all essential aspects of the game (Openings - Middlegames - Endgames - Tactics – Strategy ... etc.) while at the same time being tailored to fit the style, strengths, potential and even personality of each trainee. I tend to study the player before teaching him, to assure that he will definitely reach his maximum. I use latest technologies in my courses, including top chess software and the breakthrough technology of Neural Networks and NNUE engines.

Background

My name is Joy, a dentist, chess author, international chess player and instructor, certified by World Chess Federation "FIDE". I have a vast experience of 36 years playing chess since childhood, and 27 years teaching it. Having passed this long road helps me dealing with players of all ages, levels, and potentials.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 40/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $200
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $375

Details

1- $ 35 for 60-minute first "demo" lesson (Minimum duration of the demo lesson).
2- $ 40/hour for private lesson.
3- Courses for one person: $ 200 / 5 lessons, $ 375 / 10 Lessons, $ 700 / 20 Lessons.
4- Courses for two persons: $ 350 / 5 lessons, $ 650 / 10 Lessons, $ 1200 / 20 Lessons.
5- Group rates will be determined upon contact.

Lessons offered by Joy
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Chess
Levels
  • All Levels

Joy's Resume

1- Online chess instructor and consultant since June 2020, at two of Canada's most reputable learning institutes.

2- Online personal trainer for multiple players in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, and Nova Scotia since my arrival in Canada in mid-2019.

3- Author of several chess articles, some of which were recently published in the official magazine of the Quebec Chess Federation.

4- Shared 3rd place in the World Amateur Chess Championship - Romania 2013 (I was advised to participate in the tournament by Super GM Peter Leko, based on his belief that I was a serious contender for the title).

5- Sole 2nd place in the Blitz section of the World Amateur Chess Championship - Romania 2013.

6- Shared 2nd place in UAE Grand Prix 2011 behind IM Fouad Al Taher but ahead of GM Sergey Kayumov among others. I was among only 12 finalists who qualified out of hundreds of participants after 9 months of preliminary stages.

7- 4th place in Ramadan Blitz Tournament 2010 Ahead of 4 GMs, 5 IMs, 2 FMs, 1 WFM and many international rated players.

8- Trainer of U14-U12-U10-U8 players in Abu Dhabi Chess Club 2010-2011. My players made considerable progress within the first 4 months.

9- The reigning Correspondence Chess champion of my country of origin.

10- U 20 Champion of my country of origin 1994.

11- U 14 Champion of my country of origin 1989.

12- In 2012 I participated in the preparation of the interface of the "Houdini for android" project. Unfortunately, the project was subsequently stopped by the programmer due to copyright issues.

The 6 reviews on Joy
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
R
Rajeev

Perfect! Joy is wonderful to work with, a great teacher with a clear love of the game. He spent time getting to know my level and developed a customized program for improvement with a range of exercises/apps. Would highly recommend. :)

Joy's response

Rajeev has everything it takes to be successful. I cannot challenge him to do further, more than how willing he is to challenge himself. Determined to succeed, he seems tireless in trying again and again until he reaches his goal. As I constantly motivate my trainees to do their best, I am amazed to which extent Rajeev's perseverance can motivate me to do my best!

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Jonathan

Perfect! Joy is an excellent chess tutor with a lifetime of experience that shows in every lesson. He takes the time and effort to get to know his students, hone their strengths, and develop strategies for their weaknesses. He has increased my passion for chess, and I consider myself lucky to have him as a teacher.

Joy's response

Jonathan is a real warrior! The combination of passion and determination is always the perfect formula, and Jonathan takes it to its limits in every game. While winning is a good motivation to keep going for most people, only real fighters can show their best after a defeat. Jonathan is that kind of person, working with whom, I cannot ask for more!

K
Keith

Perfect! Joy is a great teacher and it was clear from the start that he has a great understanding of chess. Very good experience!

Joy's response

I adore Pablo Picasso's famous saying “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist!”, but with Keith, the brilliant artist, the opposite is true! Imagine my absolute sheer joy watching him analyzing and obtaining the rules of complex endings using his creative imagination! Honestly, even writing about this is a reason to smile, let alone watching it!

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Scott

Perfect! Lessons with Joy have been great, I've noticed a big improvement in my skill set! Joy is a good communicator who tailors the lessons to your level, and personality, and each lesson is fun, creative, and challenging. Would definitely recommend his lessons to any chess enthusiast!

Joy's response

When I asked Scott about his preferred timing for lessons, he immediately picked early mornings on the weekends, after finishing his physical workout! I realized that I was going to learn a lot from him, and that was proved right away in our first lesson! The extremely kind and cheerful gentleman who strives to train his body and mind, rather than enjoying a long sleep on weekends, is someone I had the honor to meet, let alone to teach!

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Paul

Perfect! Joy is an incredible teacher! He's been able to analyze the weaknesses in my game (positional play and board analysis) and help take my chess understanding to the next level. Easy to get along with, passionate about the game, and a deep understanding of structure, tactics, and positional play --- he's the entire package and I highly recommend him!

Joy's response

With Paul, I had the feeling that I started the lesson with a chess player, and finished it with a player of a completely different level! This is incredible, and no teacher can do that alone! “It takes two, you know, to play a great game,” Kasparov once said, referring to the winner and the loser! Paul is definitely the type of partner with whom you can play a great game, and both of you will be a winner!

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Benjamin

Perfect! Love the approach to his teaching: individualized and catered to your strength and weaknesses.

Joy's response

It's always a pleasure to teach someone like Benjamin, who sparkles with intelligence. A gentle, quick-learning, enthusiastic and honest person. An amazing combination indeed!

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