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Chess has been part of my life since I was 8 years old that is why I love sharing my passion for chess with my students.

Hi!

I am Flavia and I come from Cuba, but I am living in Spain now. Chess has been part of my life since I was 8 years old. I graduated from the University of Havana as a translator and interpreter in English and Italian languages. I love playing sports and traveling. I have been coaching chess for years. My hours are flexible, and I adapt to my students' needs. I am charismatic and cheerful.

My passion for chess started when I was 8 years old, and it was my dad who taught me to play. I am a competitive athlete, I started out wanting to beat a friend, then a match, a championship and that's how my love for this sport grew. I was a provincial and national youth champion for several years in a row.

I got second place in the 2012 Pan American U-20 Championship. Also, I got 10th place in the 2011 World Youth Chess Championship in Brazil. I became a FIDE Master at 15 and I have an International Master standard. My highest FIDE rating was 2190.

Currently, I only teach, and I love sharing my passion for chess with the students.
My teaching methodology is inspired and based on concepts developed by GM Igor Smirnov. I work on expanding Smirnov’s approach to chess by focusing on strengthening and empowering the student’s logical thought process which will allow the student to analyze any position and execute the best possible plans and moves. I like to guide the student in their learning process/path. I believe it is better to study a book thoroughly and assimilate it well than to study 100 poorly. I teach openings in a dynamic and practical way. I am more interested in guiding the student in understanding the logic, plan and idea behind each move rather than drowning them in sole theory. I help the student assimilate basic endgames and the typical plans used in these. My current teaching platforms are lichess and Skype.

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Age:
Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
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Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

In the world of chess there is a lot of information so everyone needs someone to help them focus on what really matters and should be studied. Each person learns differently and at their own pace. My goal is to find your way and your pace, and in this way create a study plan tailored to you. Also, I like to organize and make the lessons as enjoyable as possible for my students. In addition to the classes, I share extra material, organize tournaments with my students and etc.

Education

-Tour Guide of the Cuban Agency - 2013-2014
-Substitute professor of the Oral Expression class in the Department of English Language at the University of Havana - 2017-2018
-Marketing manager at the Museo del Ron de Havana Club International - 2018-present
-Tour Leader of the Europe Division for the Welcome Caribe agency - April-September 2018.
-Publicist of the Chess Project "Caissa XXI" - 2020- present
-TEFL level 5 online course (168 hours) 2019
-Small businesses administration course at La Iglesia de la Salle, Havana, Cuba 201

Experience / Qualifications

-Chess coach since 2012-present
-Coach of Rodrigo Mederos 2012-2015 (bronze in the Central American sub 12, Colombia 2014)
-Maya Mederos 2012-2015 (provincial multi-champion in cat. 9-10 and 11-12)
-Trainer of the Foreign Languages ​​team of the University of Havana
2012-2018
-Assistant of the training group of the Colombian women's team of the Bolívar League 2013 in Cuba under the supervision of GM Carlos Antonio Hevia
-Assistant of the IM Abel Fabian López 2009-2011 training group under the
supervision of MF Eduardo Jesús Méndez
-Online Course (2020, Isla Bonita Club, Canary Islands) taught for talented children, on the fundamental elements of chess tactics.
-Collaborator and translator in the Caissa XXI magazine, 2021
-B.A. in Foreign Languages ​​(English and Italian)
-FIDE Master with a standard of International Master FIDE, top ELO 2190

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