Welcome to my Chess Tutoring page!

As an educator, I’ve always enjoyed teaching chess because the skills that help us to succeed over the chess board (patience, timing, awareness, determination, calculation, planning, stamina, sportsmanship, etc…), these same skills can also help us to be successful in life.

I hold the USCF CM Title and I am also a former US National Amateur Team Chess Champion.  Additionally, I’ve competed in over 100 competitive chess tournaments and I am currently rated USCF 2187 which ranks in the top 100 active players in my home state of Florida, USA.  My most memorable professional chess experience to date was playing on the winning USAT National Champions Team “Armegeddon Your Pieces” in 2011 and going 2-0 in the internet playoffs clinching 1st Place ahead of over 600 competing teams vying for this coveted title.

I’m a patient chess coach with a broad chess opening repertoire, a player with a deep positional understanding, an endgame specialist, and I also excel in both attacking and defensive/prophylaxis chess play.  Among my favorite professional chess players are Anatoly Karpov, Alexey Dreev, and Vladimir Kramnik.

I offer face-to-face chess instruction in Taipei, Taiwan for all ages and skill levels below the FIDE 2000 level as well as online instruction using Zoom software in conjunction with the rich coaching features in chess.com. Wuhan Corona Virus Pandemic (COVID-19) UPDATE Fall 2020: I am currently offering online instruction via Zoom software + chess.com as well as face-to-face instruction in Taipei, Taiwan.  My chess.com handle is chesscoachtaipei.  Online lessons feature interactive analysis boards, video/audio, screen-sharing, and many other rich features which makes this mode perfect for your chess study no matter where in the world you are located. When this pandemic subsides, for more traditional face-to-face instruction in Taipei out in public or at your home, ask for a quote. So whether you are an absolute beginner and you’d just like to learn the basics of chess or you are a tournament player and strive to improve your chess skills to the Master level, I can expertly guide you towards achieving your goals.

Contact me so that we may discuss what services I can offer you or your child.

Sincerely, CM Jeremy Mandelkern


 Chess Tutoring Pricing by the Hour (Pricing given in NTD)

(Payment accepted through WeChat Pay, Bank Transfer, or PayPal.  From NTD price, Divide by 30 for approximate USD equivalent. Price Quotes also available in USD, RMB, BTC, [Insert Your Currency]. For face-to-face lessons in Taipei at your home or a designated venue, a small nominal add-on will be assessed in your quote for my transportation costs and transportation time.)

Lesson Format

Hourly Rate

First 1-hour Class:

600 NT (A 50% Discount)

Face-to-Face Individual Lesson:

1200 NT

Face-to-Face Group Lesson (2-3 Students):

1200 NT + 300 NT per each additional student

Online Lesson through chess.com:

900 NT (30 USD)

Package of 5 Face-to-Face Lessons:

5700 NT (A 5% Discount)

Package of 5 Online Lessons:

4275 NT (A 5% Discount)

Package of 10 Face-to-Face Lessons:

10800 NT (A 10% Discount)

Package of 10 Online Lessons:

8100 NT (A 10% Discount)