Teaching Schedule

Last updated: August 5, 2023
Afternoon Late Afternoon Dinner Evening
Monday N/A T.O. 5:00-6:00 6:00-7:00 J.S. 7:30-8:30
Tuesday N/A S.L. 4:30-5:30 6:00-7:00 I.S. 7:30-8:30
Wednesday T.T. 3:30-4:30 K.A. 5:00-6:00 6:00-7:00 Reschedule Only
Thursday N/A B.L. 4:00-5:00 6:00-7:00 J.S.3. 7:00-8:00
Friday N/A T.T. 5:00-6:00 6:00-7:00 I.G. 7;00-8:30
Saturday N/A N/A 6:00-7:00 Reschedule Only
Sunday K.G. 2:00-3:30 N/A 6:00-7:00 Office Hour


  • All times are Pacific time zone. Indeed, most of my students live in Northern California.
  • This schedule is only for long-term private classes. Each student has a weekly time slot with longer sessions reserved for advanced students.
  • As an established master, I prefer to teach higher rated and older students (minimum 1000 USCF and in 4th grade). Much of experience is coaching ages 10 to 15 and ratings 1200 to 2000 USCF.
  • Due to long-term health issues, I only accept a limited number of pupils (no more than 2 per day). This limits me to about 12 students at a time. Honestly, I would love to teach more...
  • I am available from 2:00 to 9:00 PM on most days, with occasional exceptions.
  • In general, a window of an hour is reserved each weekday for dinner and family.
  • I discourage weekend time slots because of the frequency of conflicts (both chess and non-chess events). However, I tend to be available when I have no other plans.
  • I expect students to be punctual. Students should plan to log in at least five (5) minutes early.
  • If you cannot attend, please let me know. As a courtesy, 24 hours notice is appreciated. However, late notice is better than none at all. I strive to follow the same courtesy.
  • Unfortunately, I am out of country for two months in the fall. Scheduling lessons is difficult due to 9 hour time difference, but I maintain email contact and will gladly comment on games played.
  • This schedule may change due to non-chess commitments of students. Most changes come at the start and end of summer vacation and in January. Your flexibility is appreciated.
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