Private Sessions: $65 for 50 minutes

What is included with Private Chess Lessons:
  • Before each lesson coach Mario Amodeo prepares a lesson that is based on your goals.
  • Homework assignments are provided, as well as guidance to supplemental resources.
  • Mario continues to be a resource between lessons by email or phone for general discussion such as student progress or urgent questions.
  • For long-term students, Mario is happy to write objective letters of recommendations.
  • Mario has assisted with recommending and finding volunteer opportunities for high school age students. This can be of help when making career choices and when planning ahead before applying to colleges and universities.
  • All lessons are always taught completely and only by Candidate Master Mario Amodeo.
  • Since 1997 Mario has volunteered at countless non-profit local scholastic tournaments in the San Diego County.

Classroom Options (group lessons)

  • Since 2012: Meeting Sundays at the Miramar College Campus – children only; 31 classes (September thru May). Register in August here: San Diego Hua Xia Chinese School.


  • Weekdays mornings 9:30am to 11:30am except Fridays.
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays starting about 5pm and later.

Contact Information:

call Mario at 619-508-2312

Volunteering at the 2000 San Diego Math Olympiad, SDSU campus