Private Sessions: $70 for 60 minutes (or $65 for 50 minutes)

$3 additional for paypal

Classroom (group lessons)

  • Starting in 2019 Mario will be teaching chess classes at Parkway Recreation Center, 373 Park Way, Chula Vista, CA 91910. For beginners ages 6 thru 12. Currently no classes are scheduled but be on the lookout in the next few months. Cost: $48 for 8 classes ($6 per class). Register at the Parkway Recreation Center or online at and click on the blue “register online” button or click here
  • Since 2012: chess classes taught by Mario for children on Sundays at San Diego Hua Xia Chinese School (SDHXCS). To register 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