Chess Instructors

The following are active chess teachers in North Carolina and surrounding states. Current members of the N.C. Chess Association may advertise on this page at no charge.

Bernard Baker - Charlotte area back to top

"I have been teaching chess to adults and children for the past six years. I currently instruct at several private schools, and tutor several students who are getting better everyday. I have noticed that I work best with 400 to 1500+ rated players. Please let me know if you are interested."

Peter Giannatos - Charlotte area back to top

Peter is a National Master in the state of North Carolina. Both individual and group instruction in the Charlotte, NC area are offered.

Ellis E. Jones - Bryson City back to top

Scholastic and adult chess instructor for individuals or team -- 30+ years of experience.

Email: Ellis Jones
Phone: (828) 488-3651

Fabio A. Hurtado - Charlotte/Concord area back to top

"I have coached two South Florida school teams to FIRST PLACE (Under 1200 Section) at K-12 Nationals. Along with more than 10 years experience coaching, I am a certified TD, an 1800 rated player, and an English teacher at Cannon School in Concord."

"I only take a handful of private players at a time so you can expect an individualized teaching plan along with reasonable rates. I will travel to your home if desired. Individual lessons best for players USCF rated 100-1200. I also run a Chess Camp for two weeks at Cannon School for beginners."

Jessica Martin - Charlotte back to top

Jessica Martin has been teaching chess for over 10 years both in public schools and privately in AZ, NYC, and now Charlotte. She is currently ranked 84th woman in the U.S. Her approach is student-centered, and her lessons are tailored to fit the skill level of the student. All ages welcome.

Smart Moves Early Learning Chess - Chapel Hill back to top

Smart Moves’ preschool and community center program brings a variety of unique teaching tools to each session and uses fun outside activities to teach the basics of chess to children ages 3 to 7. Preschool sessions are conveniently held at the school’s playground during regular business hours. Community center programs are offered according to the community center’s schedule. Smart Moves makes it easy for parents to get involved by sending out regular updates and lesson summaries.

Jeff "Pig" Jones - Triangle Areaback to top

I am seeking students in the Triangle for group/individual lessons. I have been a tournament player and director since 1996 and have provided lessons to several groups and individuals since 2011. I provide a free 20-30 minute assessment test for each candidate student with which I will then put together a syllabus based on their current understanding of basic concepts of the game.

Email: Jeff "Pig" Jones
Website: Chess Pig

Triangle Chess - Triangle Areaback to top

Triangle Chess is introducing chess to youth; we help kids achieve more through chess. Chess gives kids confidence that carries over to many other pursuits. Reading and math skills of children who play chess consistently soar. Their social skills increase substantially with respect to playing fairly, courage facing difficult situations or opponents, and the patience needed for exceptional timing. Troubled youth benefit from chess with increased interest in learning and a reduction of performance distracting outbursts.

Phone: (919) 272-8017
Email: Bill Clausen
Website: Triangle Chess

NM Russell "Rusty" Potter - Roanoke, Virginia back to top

TOP QUALITY BARGAIN CHESS LESSON BY PHONE. The Mid-Atlantic Chess Instruction Center is the best in the business, with nearly 40 years of experience teaching chess. Adult students are our specialty. We offer 32 different courses, as well as individual game analysis. Center Director: Life Master Russell Potter, three time Virginia Champion. Start your road to chess mastery today. Call (540) 344-4446. Please leave your name and telephone number if we are unavailable when you call.

Phone: (540) 344-4446

Chacha Nugroho - Chapel Hillback to top

Chacha Nugroho is one of chess coaches and chess coordinators of Seawell Elementary School and Smith Middle School in Chapel Hill (2011 - present). He is also the founder of Chess Stream. A website that helps chess organizers to stream chess tournaments for better internet audience. Chacha has small groups of students who learn chess together at their houses and he is looking to expand his groups. Good for students in 300-1000 level rating. Because Chacha is 10+ years profesional computer programmer, he is also open computer programming lessons for kids who want to start learning programming in different platform like Scratch or Code Academy. Please free to contact him for your convenience schedules.

Email: Chacha Nugroho
Website: Chess Stream

Winston Chess Instruction Center - Winston Salem back to top

A fresh start to anyone's chess journey! Winston Chess Instruction Center provides the most solid Chess foundation for interested nonplayers and players of any age. My students will enjoy an individualized teaching plan, along with an overview to optimize retaining of the lesson. The initial meeting will include a free 30-minute assessment.


Also please ask about group lessons, chess lectures, and networking opportunities for the competitive player.

Email: Tony Sanders Jr.
Phone: (336)-521-5862
More information: Scholastic Chess Coach
You Tube Channel: Anthony Sanders