(SEE SPECIAL AT BOTTOM OF POST)
I'm offering very inexpensive chess lessons. I am a strong Class A player (1950 USCF). Send me a private message or email me at "hester [dot] j [at] gmail [dot] com". Choose a time control, and we'll play on the Free Internet Chess Server (www.freechess.org
). (I will walk you through getting onto the server; it's very simple.) After the game we'll go over concepts that you seem to be having trouble with for as long as you like. For now, I will offer this service before receiving payment if you agree to post a review of my services in this thread.
Why buy a chess lesson from me?
I have experience teaching math to both kids and adults. (I can provide a letter of reference from the mother of one of my former students.) This should transfer very easily to chess.
I have a firm grasp of the English language and can explain things clearly.
I type very fast (80+ WPM), so you won't spend much time sitting and waiting.
I'm currently offering very low rates, as well as an introductory special.
*** SPECIAL ***
No need to dance around the issue: I didn't get a response to my first ad, so I'm sweetening the deal. I will give a free one-hour lesson to the first three people who contact me
, on the condition that they post a review of my service in this thread afterwards.
After that (or if you don't want to take the time to post a review), my rate will be .5 BTC/hour or .4 BTC/hour if you book multiple hours in advance and pay up-front. If you're concerned about deflation, we can discuss pegging the price to dollars.
(Note: I will not lower my rates further. If I don't get a response to this offer, I will move on to something else. As much as I enjoy chess, it's not worth it for me to give lessons for less than .4 BTC an hour.)