Teaching Schedule

Last updated: April 27, 2018

Mid Afternoon Late Afternoon Dinner Break Evening
Monday Open K.S. 4:30-5:30 6:00-7:00 W.C. 7:00-8:30
Tuesday Open P.P. 5:00-6:00 6:00-7:30 K.G. 7:30-9:00
Wednesday Open Open 6:00-8:00 Open
Thursday Open J.S. 5:00-6:00 6:00-7:30 G.S. 7:00-8:30
Friday Open P.P. 4:30-5:30 5:30-7:00 Open
Saturday . Open 6:00-7:00 Open
Sunday . D.X. 4:00-5:30 6:00-7:00 H.I. 7:00-8:00


  • All times are Pacific time zone.
  • This weekly schedule is only for long-term private classes. Each student has a time slot for 1, 1.5 or 2 hours, with longer lessons reserved for advanced classes.
  • As an established master, I prefer to teach higher rated and older students (1000+ USCF and age 10+). I have considerable experience working with teenagers rated 1600-1900.
  • For health reasons, I can only accept up to 8 students, with a limit of 2 on any day.
  • I am available from 2:00 to 9:00 on most days, with exceptions for occasional appointments or other events.
  • A window of 1.5 hours is reserved each weekday for dinner and family.
  • Most classes begin after 3:30, when students return from school. Home schooled children and those from the Eastern or Central time zones should ask for earlier time slots.
  • I frown on weekend time slots because of the frequency of conflicts (both chess and non-chess events). However, I may be available for evening sessions on quiet weekends, roughly 3 times a month.
  • I expect students to be punctual. As a general rule, students should plan to log into ICC and Skype at least five (5) minutes early. Please say hello when you are ready. (tell fpawn hello, are you ready?)
  • If you cannot attend, please let me know. As a courtesy, 24 hours notice is appreciated. However, late notice is much better than none at all. I try to follow the same courtesy.
  • Typically, I am out of country for 2 months in the fall. Scheduling lessons during this time is difficult, but I do try to maintain email contact and will gladly comment on games played.
  • This schedule may change due to non-chess commitments of students. The biggest changes often come at the start and end of summer vacation and in January. Your flexibility is appreciated.

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