Private Sessions: $65 per 50 minutes

  • Coming in 2019: Affordable Recreation Center classes for young beginners ages 6-12.
  • Since 2012: Group chess classes taught by Mario for children on Sundays at San Diego Hua Xia Chinese School (SDHXCS). To register for the group classes, visit SDHXCS website. SDHXCS is the largest  non-profit Chinese school in San Diego, meeting Sundays at the Miramar College Campus (over 1000 children). 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 personalized, structured lesson that is part of a curriculum to facilitate your goals.
  • Homework is provided.
  • Guidance to supplemental resources.
  • All lessons are always taught completely and only by Candidate Master Mario Amodeo.
  • 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 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.

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