Meet Our Instructors

Featured Instructor Profiles

Humans of Chess: Nick Grachev

“I got into chess when I was in grade two. Of course, I already played at home – my dad is Russian. But I vividly remember sitting in a particular room in Palmerston Public

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Humans of Chess: Qiyu Zhou

“I learned chess in France, just before I turned four years old. It happened completely randomly, I was walking down a street to the beach and just happened to see a chess set. I was immediately …

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CIC Chess to Life™ Instructors

Our enthusiastic Chess to Life instructors have a combined total of over a century of chess teaching experience. As our front line, they manage our important relationships with students, parents, and schools, and they use their experience to deliver fun and educational chess lessons with our unique focus on life skills.