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.
  • Monitoring student activity on chess websites that have a report card, and making suggestions on how to better utilize those sites.
  • Organized online tournaments every week to practice with other students.
  • 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.
  • Facilitate 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.


  • Available almost every weekday.

Contact Information:

call Mario at 619-508-2312

Volunteering at the 2000 San Diego Math Olympiad, SDSU campus