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1-Hour Trial

Assess your skills and see if our lessons are right for you. Pick any day you'd like!

  • 1 hour
  • 9.99 US dollars
  • Over Zoom & an Interactive Chess Platform

Service Description

This trial is tailored to your schedule, and it allows us to assess your skills and recommend the best type of lessons for you. We offer both group and private lessons. Enroll in our academy and get access to our monthly online tournaments. Join us today! Need some feedback or do you want to get in touch with the team? Contact Misha at 614-570-3858 or admin@mmchess.org Remember we will always be active to help you clear any doubts or requests Notes: -The schedule is the student's or parent's choice. -Put your timezone beside your name so we can coordinate better e.j: Misha Vilenchuk -CT- -Cancellations are done within a 24hr notice -You can choose to do the connection via email or WhatsApp. We recommend the latter because it's easier and quicker to have feedback from the coach


Cancellation Policy

Please cancel within 12 hours of the lesson if something comes up. We are happy to make exceptions for emergencies.


Contact Details

614-570-3858

misha@mmchess.org

Mindful Masters Chess Academy (MM Chess), West Newport Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA


  • What makes MM Academy qualified to teach?
    Head Coach Misha Vilenchuk developed a system to find the best chess masters to teach from around the world. As a result, we select instructors based on the following qualifications: A Master-level player as certified by FIDE or a national chess federation Strong communicative skills in English Emotional intelligence (& the ability to adapt lessons as needed) Experience teaching chess to children Trained by the MM Professional Development Program Find all of our coaches here
  • How are payments done?
    Our 200+ students use Stax for payments. You can see what they have to say here.
  • What process is used to teach at MM Chess Academy ?
    Our teachers believe in a systematic approach. We focus on building analytical skills by introducing one new concept at a time, and assigning homework throughout the week. The teaching is rooted in the Chess Steps curriculum.
  • How can I take the trial?
    If you would like to Book a trial lesson over the website click here. In this case, you’ll pay directly on the website. If you would like to schedule directly with us, let us know: The best time for you, and your time zone. Level of the student. Age of the student. Your email address and phone number. If you have a preferred coach (optional). You can check them out here. We’ll send a $10 invoice link over so you can pay in advance as a confirmation fee. We can accept Venmo or Zelle for the trial, but regular payments are done via invoice (Stax Payments) After the trial, the MM Coach will send the guidelines for enrolling in private lessons
  • Do you teach adults?
    Of course! They can take private lessons. Send an email to misha@mmchess.org if you would like to join a group or private lesson
  • Why I should choose MM Chess Academy ?
    MM Chess Academy is unique. 1. We hyperfocus on each individual student. 2. We follow a systematic process, rooted in the Chess Steps curriculum. 3. We are certified Masters. 4. We have a simple payments system.
  • How Online Lessons Works ?
    Classes are taught using: - A video medium such as Zoom or Google Meets - An interactive chessboard, such as lichess.org. Both you and the coach can move the pieces and draw arrows. ​ The coach will teach you new ideas, analyze your games, and answer any questions you have. Our focus is on teaching, not just playing.
  • What is the range of price for these classes ?
    We offer affordable prices of $25-35/hour. There is:​ No auto-renewal Class credits never expire Classes are 100% cancelable with advanced notice
  • Do you also do this for autistic children?
    Yes! We have some kids on the spectrum and one teacher that specifically works with a few kids with autism/learning disabilities.
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