"There is no elevator to success. You will have to take the stairs."

Absolute Beginners: For BRAND NEW players only; still learning the pieces and unable to checkmate.  Topics can include: Piece names/movement, starting position, turn-sequence, piece values, special rules, general board competencies and checks/checkmates. Combine with the first 7 video lessons on ChessKid for optimal development and support!
     2-  Beginner: The student knows the rules and had casual lessons, but has played under 100 games and/or is under 400 rating (USCF). Topics can include: Checkmating patterns, opening principles, the art of drawing, introduction to notation, early tactics and traps, the strategy of positional play and beginner end-game theories/conditions.
     3-  Intermediate: ~400-900 rating and/or has had between 2-5 semesters of Chess, some tournament experience and is ready for harder concepts.
     4-  Advanced I: Tournament Level, with years of instruction, ~800 - 1250 rating.
     5-  Advanced II: 1200-1500 rating, GM lecture style - Master Game Review.

Higher Rated players should look into the Weekend A-Team. (adults welcome there, too)


* Rating Estimates use USCF, not Chesskid Ratings (Chesskid scores are often inflated by 25-50%)