Mario Amodeo Teaching

 

Mario Amodeo is a full-time professional chess coach available in San Diego County or online. Appropriate guidance for beginners to tournament players rated up to about 1800.

Testimonials and Highlights:

  • “Mario Amodeo is a first-rate Chess Instructor of very long standing in San Diego.” -from David Saponara, MBA, UCLA , Parent and Longtime San Diego Chess Club President, former United States Chess Federation Board Member, Former U.S. Navy Fighter Pilot
  • Very first one on one student (over 50 lessons in 1999-2000) graduated Yale 2014.

Union Tribune article featuring Mario Amodeo’s career choice.

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Student Featured in 92128 Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to July 2012 Chess Life magazine article featuring a student of Mario Amodeo: “Preparing the Classic Bishop Sacrifice

 

Lesson Details and Objectives:

  • structured chess lessons emphasize understanding and development of skills
  • before each chess lesson Mario Amodeo prepares a written outline of a personalized lesson, including homework
  • adults report improved overall memory, chess performance and enjoyment
  • children develop observational skills, self-esteem, responsibility, and tenacity (for Benjamin Franklin’s “Moral’s of Chess” click on Links page)

 

Mario Amodeo’s Qualifications:

  • taught over 2000 lessons to groups and ‘one on one’ to ages 4 to 84 at dozens of library and school locations since the 1990′s
  • lifetime passion for sharing chess
  • helping develop many skilled young chess players
  • USCF Candidate Master title (Expert), id: 12523359, competing weekly at the San Diego Chess Club for over 23 years
  • head instructor, San Diego Chess Club Summer 2000 Chess Camp
  • volunteer assistant tournament director for many scholastic chess events since 1997
  • State of California Substitute Teaching Permit for 2009-2010 (click for screenshot)

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Contact Information: 619-508-2312 or email:

 

 

UCSF Candidate Master Mario Amodeo at the San Diego County Bonita Sunnyside Library

 

US Chess Federation Expert Mario Amodeo at the 2012 Bonita Sunnyside Library Annual Chess Tournament Lunch Break Chess Workshop

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Examples of places Mario can drive to: San Diego, 4S Ranch, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, La Mesa, Hillcrest, Clairemont, Mira Mesa, Rancho Penasquitos, National City, Lemon Grove, El Cajon, Encinitas, Santee, Tierra Santa, Linda Vista, Mission Valley, Point Loma, Pacific Beach,  Mission Hills, Del Cerro, La Jolla, North Park, South Park, Kensington, Poway, Spring Valley, Normal Heights, East Lake, Coronado, Bonita, Rancho Bernardo.