NYChessKids Teachers

Our teachers are qualified and well prepared, we believe they are very important assets in the development of our students. Thanks to all our teachers the students learn new things every day, helping our students succeed. Our teachers are wonderful, caring, and loving people. They come to school every day with positive energy ready for another day of teaching. Thanks to all our teachers our students are ready to learn. The majority of our former students have gone to many universities and now are very important people in our society.

All our teachers are passionate about your child’s happiness and education and provide a safe, nurturing environment that cultivates self-esteem and independence. Our teachers are dedicated to developing your child’s learning potential and are sensitive to your child’s individual needs.

Meet Our Teachers
Director/
International Master

Having achieved the rank of International Master, Saudin was a professional Chess player in Europe, winning a lot of tournaments. He established NYChessKids. He really loves kids, working with kids, and with anything related to chess. He also loves yoga and very much into it right now.

SAUDIN ROBOVIC

Chess Expert/
Q300 Chess Team Coach

Chris (Mr. Max) is a successful and experienced teacher and has been with NYChessKids for more than 15 years. He is one of the coaches for the Q300 Chess Team. He created very disciplined player and actually led Q300 team to tie for champion in 2018. He is also a black-belt judo master.

CHRIS MAKSYMOWICZ

Chess Expert/
Yoga and Arts Teacher

Khatia has been working with NYChessKids for more than 8 years. She is a very good private teacher and is always present at the tournaments and camps. She works with all levels but really love to work with little kids. Khatia also teaches arts and yoga.

KHATIA ABRAMIDZE

Chess Expert

Shep has been working with NYChessKids for more than 20 years. He is an excellent team coach, a good private teachers, and works at the schools, tournaments, and camps. He may not be active in tournaments but he really is a strong chess player.

JOSEPH SHEPARD

Office Manager/
Kids Club Teacher

Martha is the NYChessKids office manager. She is very talented and her ability to multi-task is just superb! She does most of the admin tasks and works at the camps and after-school programs as well. Martha teaches Critical Thinking, Yoga, and Coding.

MARTHA MORALES

Chess Master/
TAG Chess Team Coach

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NITAI LEVE

Chess Expert

Nathan has been active in New York city Chess since 2005. He is not just a great Chess player and coach, but also a musician. He, in fact, has a degree in Music from the City College. Nathan has been working with NYChessKids for more than 8 years.

NATHAN WHIPPLE

Chess Expert/
TAG Chess Team Coach

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JOHN HARDIN

Chess Expert

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LORAINE SALINAS

Chess Expert

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ANDY RUBIEN

Chess Expert

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ALEKSANDAR RASIC

FIDE Master/
Q300 Chess Team Coach

Ivan is one of the coaches for the Q300 Chess Team. He is a FIDE Master, and a great chess teacher. He is a very popular chess private lesson teacher and is good at teaching all levels, from beginners to more advanced players. He is also an IT expert.

IVAN BIAG

Chess Expert

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Kids Club Teacher

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AMAYRA

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