1) My best chess memory as a player was when I won 6 out of 7 games as a 6th grader competing in my last Nationals. My best memory as a coach was meeting and working with "The Great One" -- Magnus Carlsen when he participated in Chess NYC camp for an entire week.
2)I've been playing chess since I was in 3rd grade. I didn't play for many years and then rediscovered the game in college. But to my own amazement, I have now been coaching the game to players of all ages for 18 years.
3)I'm proud and honored to say I am a long-standing Chess NYC coach who has worked with the company for almost 10 years.
4)I think by now I bring a lot of good attributes to the table as an experienced chess coach, but one of my best qualities in my own opinion is that I use analogies and literary language to help students remember concepts and break this complicated, often intimidating game down to size.