How does Chess at Three Work?
Do you provide the chess board?
What are Chessercises?
How long until my child learns chess?
Why do you teach through stories?
Young children need reasons for things. Arbitrary rules don’t make sense to children (or adults either). This is why children ask ‘why’ all the time. They are trying to get to the root of the rule, its justification. All children are brimming with curiosity. They want to know everything. That’s why stories are the heart of the Chess At Three Core Curriculum. The stories funnel all of the ‘why’ questions that children are so quick to ask into the principles of basic chess strategy.
Stories also accommodate different levels of chess experience in the classroom. If an absolute beginner and someone who has some chess experience are in the same class, they will still be able to connect to the story and learn something, regardless of skill level. These stories engage everyone.
Do you come to the home?
How do I register?
Why is there a waiver?
What can be expected in a lesson?
The first 10 lessons are the piece mechanics: how they move, what they like to do and their relationship to each other. At this point they will have played many small games using a select few pieces (they are fantastic for learning the full game but in doses). By the tenth week (approximately) your child will know all the pieces to play full games. But a teacher may repeat some lessons as well – repetition, taking their time and being thorough is always a good thing.
The next section will be basic strategy: how to play a full game and what sequences to use in the beginning. After strategy we focus on sportsmanship. We take the children on an adventure story of how to be friends when they play, and how to win and lose. We have many lessons post the core curriculum that dig deeper and provide great amounts of fun while they are learning a complex game that teaches them incredible skills.
How many children in a lesson?
We can provide 1-on-1 lessons.
We can also provide lessons for groups of 2, 3, or 4+ children. The sky is the limit.
What is the benefit of a 1-on-1 private lesson?
- Focused attention on your child’s needs and learning style
- Individualized creative curriculum our tutor tailors for your child
What is the benefit of a group lesson?
- Children getting to learn to win and lose with each other
- They get to learn teamwork and communication
Do you offer group lessons?
How long are lessons?
Do you teach in schools?
Can we get a trial lesson?
Payment & Pricing
How does payment work?
Do you offer package pricing?
What is the cost for a lesson?
What times are lesson offered?
Do you teach on the weekends?
Do you teach on holidays?
Are your lessons weekly?
Do substitutions happen?
What if I want to change the schedule of our lessons?
What if I want to leave for vacation or take a long break?
What if my child is sick?
Well we hope your little one feels better soon. Please contact your tutor and inform them of the sickness and they will not show up.