Chess Scholars instructors are trained to work with all levels of chess students to give them the best instruction possible. Each class will consist of expert instruction by one of our qualified instructors and guided practice that allows students to take what they have learned and apply it in chess matches with other students. Our instructors will also evaluate students using the patented Chess Belts system, modeled on martial arts. Over the course of their time with Chess Scholars students will be given the opportunity to advance their Chess Belt level, providing additional motivation that students find challenging and exciting. Our instructors also use a point system during tournaments that allows for all students to progress, regardless of whether they win or lose, creating an atmosphere of fun and learning that will have your child excited for their next session.
Our program is designed to meet the needs of all students. Whether your child is a beginner or a tournament champion, our instructors are trained to differentiate their lessons to meet the needs of all students. At schools with multiple instructors, classes are also split by age and experience level to provide the most targeted instruction possible for all students.
Currently, we only accept payments by mail. Please send payments made out to Chess Scholars at 2209B Lakeside Drive, Bannockburn, IL, 60015. Our instructors do not handle payments, so please mail payments even in the case of a late registration.
If you miss the registration deadline, please call our office at 847-482-9999 or email us at info@ChessScholars.com to ensure that there is still room in the class. Also, please email us your child’s registration information to make sure they are put on the roster for the first day. After you have confirmed your child’s place in the class with our staff, please mail the registration form and payment as requested on the form.
Chess Scholars offers private lessons for students interested in one-on-one instruction. Email ilya@ChessScholars.com for more information.
We also offer Guitar Stars, Stage Stars, and Afterschool Amigos at area schools and park districts.Guitar Stars teaches the fundamentals of guitar to beginners as well as continuing students in grades 1-8. The students learn to play exercises and songs that help them progress and have fun. Continuing students learn to play chords and improvise with the group. Students also have the satisfaction of learning different belt levels with our unique Guitar Belts system. Stage Stars introduces 2nd-6th grade students to the craft of stage acting with a professional theater instructor. During the one-hour class, students will learn theater terms, learn about performance etiquette and good stage voice, participate in interactive theater games, and act in a short skit. This is an opportunity for students to have fun, express themselves, and interact with others while learning the fundamentals of acting. Afterschool Amigos introduces the Spanish language to beginning students from K-5th grade. During the class and throughout the session, students will learn numbers, the alphabet, parts of speech, expressions, days and months, colors, food, animals, clothes, parts of the body, as well as family and community words in Spanish. During each class, the students will also play games and sing songs. This is an opportunity for students to have fun learning a very useful language.