Online Chess Lessons

LaurenGoodkindChess_10-13-15-0152Are you having a hard time finding a chess teacher in your area? I offer online chess lessons for beginners and intermediate players anywhere.

  • Who: I teach one-on-one, private chess lessons to dedicated adults, college students, mature high schoolers and children just starting to play chess or those who want to improve their game and meet their overall chess goals.
  • Where: I teach online chess lessons on, a very popular chess website. To communicate with each other, I also use Skype. Students must have a Skype account and be “Diamond” or “Platinum” members to receive online lessons on
  • How long and how much: I charge $37 for a 1 hour long lesson.

Lesson Description

I teach opening, middle and endgame strategies, tactics (specific patterns in the position), as well as basic checkmates — the goal of every chess game.

In addition, since chess is a 100% mental game, I teach how to think while playing chess. Developing a winning mindset is crucial to win!

I also go over move-by-move games that my students have played in person or online to help make improvements tailored for each individual.

If the student has not already played in tournaments and is interested in playing in his or her first United States Chess Federation (USCF) tournament, I’ll quickly help them get prepared. Students learn to record their moves, play with a clock, sign up for the right section at the tournament, and more.

I strongly encourage my students to play chess often, so they can start gaining playing experience and develop their own unique playing style.

If you are interested in discussing the right lesson plan for you, please contact me at I look forward to hearing from you!