In-Home Private Lessons - St. Louis

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Chess At Three has an international network of Certified Storytellers (Chess Tutors) who provide one-on-one lessons or group sessions in your home.

We utilize a unique cast of characters, in fun and interactive stories; children progressively learn to play chess. Our stories focus on why chess pieces move in their own unique ways and are supported by activities that cement chess knowledge in your child’s mind.

Meet our St. Louis Regional Director

Meet our St. Louis Regional Director

Mike Bertucci

I live in St. Louis with my lovely wife, Ally. I moved to St. Louis 7 years ago for graduate school and fell in love with this incredible city that I now call home. Chess At 3 opened classes in St. Louis during the summer of 2016. Since then, it has been an absolute blast working with kids across the region to make chess FUN and accessible through our engaging curriculum.

As a (former) athlete, I’ve always appreciated the way a game can have such an impact on kids. What drew me to Chess At 3 was the unique role chess can play in a child’s development. We all want our kids to flourish and grow into smart, successful and well-rounded people. I am passionate about the way chess can lay a foundation of problem-solving skills, critical and strategic thinking, and even emotional intelligence. It is an incredible way to build a framework for success in the years to come. What more, Chess At 3 makes chess fun and engaging for kids! It is brain food made fun!

I look forward to sharing Chess At 3 with your home, school, or community!


– Hugh Jackman | Actor & Parent of 2

"Chess at Three is 100 percent responsible for my kids’ love of chess. We’ve had several teachers over the years; each has been wonderful and taught my kids so much. "

– Rebecca Raphael

"My seven years old twins took the chess lesson with the Chess At Three program for two years and by far I have to say it is the best chess program we've tried.

My kids are full of energy, hard to settle down, but once the chess lesson started they would learn to quiet down and concentrate. The teacher taught them step by step about the basics of chess, the strategy, and how to think ahead of time and logically. I am glad to see my kids not only learning about the basic chess rules but also thinking independently, figure out the problem by themselves. Definitely one of their favorite after school programs. I will recommend it to anyone if they ask for my opinion."

– Hua Zhong

“Thank you so much for making chess so much fun! He absolutely LOVES it.”

– Lauren Zucker

"Chess At Three is incredible! Our boys absolutely love the game and almost beg to play!. Our tutor makes it so fun and engaging for them it's the highlight of their week! I wish I had access to something like this when I was their age! We need chess at 30 and 40 too!"

– Elizabeth Shaoul

“Chess At Three is the best! We love having our tutor as part of our family life all this time”

– Natalia Macias

“Chess At Three is fantastic - my children can't wait for their lessons, our teacher is so warm, fun and engaging, and they are already beating me at chess!”

– Serena Steinberg

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