2009 & 2010 - Chess Coach of Calgary Elementary School Team Chess Champion (St. Vincent de Paul)
2011 - Chess Coach of Alberta National Scholastic Chess Team (Third Place - Canadian Chess Challenge)
2012 &2013 - Chess Coach of Calgary Elementary School Team Chess Champion (St. Jerome School)
2014 - Chess Coach of Calgary Junior High School Team Chess Champion (St. Elizabeth Seton)
Chess Coach of Alberta Junior High School Team Champion (St. Elizabeth Seton)
Chess Coach of Most Alberta Chess Champions in Calgary
Calgary Junior Chess Club - Vice President
Canadian National Expert - CFC Rating = 2032
Not accepting new students
I have several years of coaching experience which includes: private lessons, group instruction, as well as teaching classes in schools. I currently teach at The Renert and Edison schools in Calgary, where chess has been included in the regular school curriculum.
My students range from complete beginners to advanced competitive players.
During private instruction, I first assess the student and besides determining their chess skills, I try to evaluate their approach to learning, what they enjoy the most about chess and base my future lesson plans on that.
Besides being a chess instructor and a National Master, I am also an International Chess Arbiter. I have been the Chief Arbiter of two Canadian Opens, 6 Edmonton Internationals and an assistant Arbiter in a European Club championship.