Teaching Schedule

Last updated: August 2, 2018
No new students accepted until November.

Mid Afternoon Late Afternoon Dinner Break Evening
Monday Open K.S. 4:30-5:30 6:00-7:30 W.C. 7:30-8:30
Tuesday Open P.P. 5:00-6:00 6:00-7:30 Open
Wednesday Open Open 6:00-8:00 Open
Thursday Open J.S. 5:00-6:00 6:00-7:00 G.S. 7:00-8:30
Friday Open P.P. 4:30-5:30 5:30-7:00 Open
Saturday . . 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. 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 for evening sessions when I have no other plans.
  • 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 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 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 usually come at the start and end of summer vacation and in January. Your flexibility is appreciated.

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