Chess Tutor in Central Salt Lake Valley of Utah
Copyright 2016 Jonathan David Whitcomb
Jonathan Whitcomb uses the NIP system of chess training (nearly identical positions), a new advanced method of chess tutoring for all ages and skill levels in chess
The following communities in the Salt Lake
Valley can easily be visited by the chess
tutor Jonathan Whitcomb, who lives in the
city of Murray. Many days are available:
Little Cottonwood Creek Valley
West Valley City
If you live in or near one of the above cities,
getting either regular or occasional chess
lessons from this tutor should be easy. If
you live in or near the communities listed
below, you may still be able to get chess
lessons, depending on the schedule of Mr.
Whitcomb on any particular week:
Salt Lake City
South Salt Lake
If you live in another area further away
from Murray, phone or email Whitcomb
for his estimate of a reasonable travel
charge. No harm in asking: 801-590-9692.
Another possibility is meeting with the
chess tutor at a public park or library that is
reasonably convenient to both the student
and the teacher. This eliminates the travel
charge, so the fee remains at only $25.
Jonathan Whitcomb also has experience in
producing mini-documentaries, one of
which is an instructional video available on
Youtube: Bishop-plus-knight checkmate.
He is a professional nonfiction writer and
has written chess articles on many blogs:
Chess for Beginners
Beat That Kid in Chess
Best Chess for Children
The Chess Ladder
Chess Club Resources
[and many more]
Free: get-acquainted meeting
The $25-per-lesson does not yet apply when you
meet briefly with Mr. Whitcomb in a preliminary
introduction: That short meeting is free. You can
judge for yourself if you think his chess lessons
are best. Ask all the questions you want.
Who is Jonathan Whitcomb?
Before moving to Utah, he was helping, part time
for over ten years, with his wife’s large family
child care business in Long Beach, California,
where they offered free chess lessons for children
registered in that daycare.
More recently he has been active in his chess club
in West Valley, usually placing in the top two
positions in the chess-club ladder ranking.
He published the book Beat That Kid in Chess in
September of 2015. It’s probably the first chess
book ever written (for the “raw” beginner) in
which the new NIP system of chess instruction is
taught systematically: nearly-identical positions.
He can teach a student of almost any age and
playing ability, and this includes players rated up
to 1500 by the United States Chess Federation.
This includes the great majority of adults, kids,
and teenagers in the state of Utah: over 99%.
Private Chess Tutoring
When you choose private lessons, rather than just
group lessons, you get the benefit of concentrated
individual training. The chess instruction will
then be highly specific to your own needs.
This is a chess tutor having decades of experience
with those of many skill levels and knowing how
to find out what the student most needs and how
to teach those principles of sound competition
that will lead to winning more games of chess.
Yet group lessons are available at the same charge
of $25 per session. This may be more appropriate
if a class or library is involved and when cost must
be kept to a minimum per student. Call Whitcomb
for when he is available: 801-590-9692. He’ll be
happy to answer all of your questions about
lessons or chess in general.
Convenient (at your home or at a nearby library)
Reasonable rate: just $25 for a lesson of 60 minutes
Private or group lessons, they’re still only $25 per hour
Whitcomb is the author of book Beat That Kid in Chess
Training materials are included at no extra charge
Don’t be shy about learning chess.
You can learn at your own pace, and
this chess tutoring is only $25/lesson.
You can win at chess. Get going with a tutor.
Near-Philidor position in a Q-vs-R end game
(This is for the more-advanced chess player)
Chess tutoring or coaching in the Salt Lake
Valley of Utah - by Jonathan D. Whitcomb
Call now: 801-590-9692
and get all your questions answered
Or contact the chess tutor by email