At present I am extremely busy but am always willing to consider any particularly interesting project.
I offer private/small group chess tuition, but at present I can only take on pupils who are prepared to travel to me
(I live in Whitton, Twickenham) or who live within easy reach by public transport.
There are two categories of children I am interested in teaching on a one-to-one basis:
children who are taking part in tournament chess on a regular basis, or who are interested in doing so,
and children who have specific social reasons for wanting to learn or study chess.
Please consult the ARTICLES
page, and, if you'd like to take things further, tell me something really interesting about your child
when you contact me
. I can also run small group courses for beginners. These require groups of at least four children and a committment,
for the first step, to a course lasting one year. Again, contact me
if you're interested.
Chess Teaching in Schools
I am available to run structured chess courses (NOT informal unstructured chess clubs) in schools, either on the curriculum or through after-school clubs.
These courses will be based on my curriculum, which is also used by Chess in Schools and Communities
, and which can be found on chessKIDS academy
and in my books
Funding may be available for state schools wishint to put chess on the curriculum.
or visit the CSC website for further details.
I am only be available to teach in schools in my immediate area, but can provide informal consultancy for schools in other areas.
I'm also available for 11+/Secondary School entrance preparation, especially in Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning, and have produced
a wide range of other products designed to enhance young children's cognitive skills: Word Searches, Word Finders, Anagram Games,
Countdown Letters/Numbers Games, Sudokus, Logic Puzzles, General Knowledge/Vocabulary crosswords etc, many of which can be tailored
to suit individual requirements. Contact me
if you're interested.
I have strong literacy skills and a wide knowledge of chess so am able to offer this service on any project not requiring a high degree of
chess playing skill.
No formal qualifications but many years experience controlling/arbiting, particularly in Junior Tournaments.
Look here and at my other websites for evidence of my work in these fields.
Please note that I have enhanced DBS clearance - copy and references available on request.