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Chess class for beginners, fundamentals basic strategies and ideas.

Chess is fun, challenging, and in the times of Covid can be a great passtime, as it can be played online in a multitude of platforms. And most importantly, it is never too late to start playing.

In this class you can learn the fundamentals, so that you will soon be able to start enjoying the game.

Location

Online via webcam

General info

Skills:
Age:
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Duration:
45 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Greek

About Me

Teaching is a way to grow as a person and as a professional, by exercising my own knowledge and skills, and passing them on, by building trustful connections.

I strongly believe that a lesson, in order to be effective, has to be both serious and fun, and I can proudly say that I have succeeded in finding the balance, when teaching both groups and individuals.

Education

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Master's in Computational Physics. Currently a PhD student, studying the application of Machine Learning methods on Air Quality modeling.

Experience / Qualifications

Six years of teaching experience as a teaching assistant in University. Strong scientific background on Data Analysis, having taken part in 15 scientific publications.

Reviews (3)

Very helpful and competent, thanks!
Amazing tutor! Really helpful and patient
Very good teacher
Programming is becoming more and more required both in industry and in research. For some, it can be challenging to grasp the concept of programming, but I believe that with the right guidance, it is absolutely attainable. I have six years of teaching experience at the university level, mostly Matlab, but also Python and Fortran. I also have a strong background in Data Analysis and machine learning and have used a variety of related software, such as WEKA and SPSS. I am comfortable teaching any of the aforementioned subjects.

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