Tuesday


Chess (1st-5th) 2:25 - 3:25

Instructor: Larry Snyder

Room: 11

Course Fee: $155


Chess (1st-5th) 3:30 - 4:30

Instructor: Larry Snyder

Room: 11

Course Fee: $155

Chess is a fun activity for kids of all ages. It is by far the oldest, most respected game in history and never goes “out of style.” Studies have shown that it cultivates sportsmanship and mental skills, particularly in the area of problem solving, which then is reflected in improvement of school grades. Students are encouraged to think logically and creatively, while getting immediate feedback on their decision-making.

This Chess class is in a one hour format beginning with a 15 minute lesson using a large demonstration wall board. Within this lesson all aspects of chess tactics and strategy are taught over the course of the 12-week session. The remainder of the time is devoted to students playing against each other using standard sized tournament chess sets. These games are continuously overseen for the purpose of making suggestions aimed at correcting patterns of errors and improving the students' skills. Beginners just learning the rudiments of the game receive individual attention and are supplied with instructional handouts which can be reviewed at home.

PLEASE NOTE that very interested Kindergarteners with some aptitude are welcomed to apply for this class. After dialog with the Instructor, a determination can be made about attendance.


About the Instructor:

Larry Snyder

Larry Snyder is an independent contractor teaching chess classes in BUSD continuously since 1996. Currently he works at three elementary schools (Emerson, LeConte, John Muir) and two middle schools (Willard, REALM). He has earned a National Master Certificate from the United States Chess Federation, he holds a master's rating in correspondence chess, and he has competed in hundreds of tournaments over a 56 year span. He also teaches individual lessons for children and adults.