Certified Chess Instructor and Coach
Coach AL has been teaching and coaching scholastic chess for over 15 years
His experience in making chess fun and challenging has helped many young people
Coach AL makes it easier for kids to learn chess using “D.B.S.T.” concept
- Don’t react, calculate
- Be patient and deliberate
- See your next move before you take action
- Try to recall if you have encountered this situation previously
- Offers private chess classes and group chess classes
- Founder of “Kids Learn Chess”
- Excellent communication skills with students, parents, and program administrators
Many who have used my D.B.S.T. method begin to prevent what is known as “Hanging Pieces” in their games. They learn how to structure their games in the opening better and they begin to understand their target. When kids see opportunities they take advantage and this improves their game. Get more chess tactics and chess strategies in my new scholastic chess workbook at our chess store. Come see us at our Facebook page.
Here’s what our happy student’s had to say about our services:
“Coach Al has been teaching my son chess for more than 2 years now. My son truly enjoys the lessons and looks forward to them. Coach directs the lesson in such a way, that my son considers this as not a tedious learning experience, but rather a gaming one. Personally, I have never met a more patient teacher. Coach is very patient, even in a difficult situation and knows how to interact at the kids’ level by understanding what motivates them to learn. I highly recommend giving Coach Al a chance to teach chess to your child. It is worth seeing the smile on my son’s face at the beginning and end of each chess lesson.”
It has been in my experience when recruiting a chess instructor they either had the knowledge to teach but not the temperament to work with children. Mr. Eladio worked for the City of North Miami as a chess instructor. He was patient, knowledgeable and was very interactive with the students… Mr. Eladio is truly a rarity in his field.
Coach Al not only teaches to the knowledge level of the chess student, but he also customizes his approach for each student, taking into account their level of chess also their own unique personality and their style of playing chess, rather than trying to fit every student into a cookie-cutter approach. Add to that his cheerful encouragement and his endless patience, and you have a real King of a chess coach with Coach Al!
Coach AL, Thank you so much for all you do! I love how you have really worked to develop these kids and also getting them excited to learn about chess. These are great kids you are coaching. We love having you here at O2B Kids with us! Keep being a great teacher! You are exactly what we needed for these kids!
“Coach Al’s love of chess is contagious! His teaching expertise, natural connection with children, and passion for the game are bringing joy to young lives on a daily basis.”
We couldn’t ask for a better Chess Mentor. Before we met Coach Eladio Alameda, Eyal barely knew how to move the chess pieces. In less than 2 years, he has won many competitions and tournaments collecting trophies and knows a lot more about the logic of the game of chess. He looks forward to meeting with coach AL every week. Coach AL is patient and has a wonderful approach with every child of every age. His great personality, and his ability to give kids emotional support, encouragement and building confidence in a positive approach. My son’s achievements are a lot thanks to Coach AL Thank you!
Coach Al and chess go together like peanut butter and jelly. He does a fantastic job teaching students of all ages. In our school, he coaches students ages 3 to 13. With his guidance, they develop not only the skills for the game but also the passion. What a priceless gift to learn so young!