Teaching Schedule

Last updated: November 22, 2022

Afternoon Late Afternoon Dinner Evening Late Evening
Monday Open Open 6:00-7:00 J.S. 7:30-8:30 N/A
Tuesday Open Open 6:00-7:00 I.S. 7:30-8:30 N/A
Wednesday T.T. 3:30-4:30 N/A 6:00-7:00 K.A. 7:00-8:00 N/A
Thursday N/A B.L. 4:00-5:00 6:00-7:00 J.S.3. 7:00-8:00 N/A
Friday Open Open 6:00-7:00 I.G. 7;00-8:30 I.B. 9:00-10:00
Saturday N/A N/A 6:00-7:00 Open N/A
Sunday K.G. 2:00-3:00 N/A 6:00-7:00 Office Hour


  • All times are Pacific time zone. Indeed, most of my students live in Northern California.
  • This weekly schedule is only for long-term private classes. Each student has a time slot for 1 or 1.5 hours, with longer sessions reserved for advanced students.
  • As an established master, I prefer to teach higher rated and older students (minimum 1000 USCF and age 10+). I have considerable experience working with teenagers rated 1400 to 2000.
  • For health reasons, I will only accept up to 10 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.
  • In general, a window of 1.5 hours 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 may be available when I have no other plans.
  • I expect students to be punctual. 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 strive to follow the same courtesy.
  • Typically, I am out of country for 2 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. The biggest changes usually come at the start and end of summer vacation and in January. Your flexibility is appreciated.

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