$70/hour for one student

Ways to get a discount:
  • $5 less for cash
  • Form a group to split the costs: $5 more for each additional student. Example: $75 total for a group of 2 students.
  • $5 less per referral for as long as the referred student continues lessons.
  • A less expensive option is to enroll in group chess classes taught by Mario for children on Sundays at San Diego Hua Xia Chinese School (SDHXCS) since 2012. To register for the group classes, visit SDHXCS website. SDHXCS is the largest (over 1000 children) non-profit Chinese school in San Diego, meeting at the Miramar College Campus. 29 classes / $450 (only $350 if also enrolled in Chinese class). Enrollment period: August/September. See SDHXCS website for times and chess class details.

What Is Included With Private Lessons:

  • Before each lesson Mario Amodeo prepares a written outline of a personalized, structured lesson that is part of a curriculum to meet your goals and expectations.
  • All homework provided.
  • Guidance to supplemental resources.
  • All lessons are always taught completely by Candidate Master Mario Amodeo and nobody else.
  • Mario continues to be a resource between lessons by email or phone for general discussion such as student progress or urgent questions.
  • For current long-term and former long-term students, Mario is happy to write objective letters of recommendations.
  • For current long-term students, Mario has assisted with recommending and finding internships or volunteer opportunities. This can be of help when making career choices and when applying to colleges and universities.
  • Mario has volunteered at countless local scholastic tournaments students typically attend over the last 2 decades, and continues to do so at non-profit tournaments.

Location Choices for Private Lessons

  • Chula Vista Library, Civic Center Branch located at 365 F Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910.
  • Online video conferencing for a virtual face to face lesson with a computer chessboard so both coach and student can move the pieces with a mouse.

Contact Information:

call Mario at 619-508-2312

Volunteering at the 2000 San Diego Math Olympiad, SDSU campus