Help your students boldly go farther than they ever dreamed.

I will work with your school to establish a chess club and help kids get started with chess lessons.  If you would like to schedule an introductory session with a demonstration "simul" (where I play several kids at the simultaneously), contact me.

Studies have shown that kids who are involved in chess consistently out- perform their peers when it comes to the "three R's."  In fact, chess is part of the daily school curriculum in more than 30 countries around the world.  It is a great way to promote intellectual and social development, especially during the early childhood years.

Here are just a few of the educational benefits of chess:*
bullet Improves spatial and numerical abilities, as well as attention to details
bullet Develops visual memory, calculation speed, logical thinking and overall powers of concentration
bullet Develops numerical and verbal aptitude
bullet Enhances logical-mathematical intelligence
bullet Improves critical thinking and creativity
bullet Provides a strong sense of self-confidence and self-worth
bullet Improves rational thinking
bullet Raises cognitive skills
bullet Improves pattern recognition skills, which lead to higher grades (especially in math and English)
bullet Builds a sense of team spirit while enhancing individual ability
bullet Teaches the value of rewards for hard work and commitment

*From Chess in Education: A Wise Move, by Dr. Robert Ferguson Jr. of the American Chess School.

Read my essay, Chess and the Developing Mind.


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