Frequently Asked Questions
How do I contact you or schedule chess lessons?
You can pay for and book sessions via the packages page. The system will then direct you to a page where you book your time slots. Coach Dione will then email you to confirm all the details. You can also email him should you need any clarification [email protected]
What do I need to be an ELITE student?
All you need to do is select a package that you like and make payment. You will then be able to book your slot with Coach Dione and I will contact you to confirm the details about your first lesson.
Do I have to know how to play chess to be coached by ELITE?
No. All you need is the desire to learn and have the willingness to work hard. We will coach a player at any level and help you grow and reach your chess potential in no time.
What guarantee do I have that I will improve?
Your chess skills and rating will improve! Check out the testimonies from our students. But, if after 4 lessons you feel that your chess has not improved we will give you back 100% of what you have invested.
Why an ELITE Chess coach?
Most chess coaches focus on results, like wining or losing. But we focus on the root problems causing you not to improve. This makes our coaching effective and fun. Every chess player wants to stop making the same mistakes. Our coaching focuses how to best equip you to become a better chess player.
How do I ask questions if I don’t understand the chess lessons?
Ask during the lesson, or any time you want. Our coaching style is very interactive and we care more about you understanding the lessons than anything else.
Can you help me with chess tournaments?
We can also help you online with preparation for the chess tournament; game analysis of opponents and good advice to follow during the tournament.
What hours are you available for coaching, online or in person?
We are available for coaching online, Monday – Friday 8:30am – 6pm SAST.
How do I know I am safe meeting you for face-to-face coaching?
We have worked for schools, provincial teams and chess clubs. We are professional and take our coaching seriously. If you are under the age of 18 we recommend that a parent or guardian joins you for the first lesson. They are also welcome to contact us any time. You are also welcome to start with an online lesson and then progress to in person lessons at a later point if you wish.
If you want to meet us first you can schedule a free 20 min meet up here.
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