NM Nikolas Theiss is available to coach motivated scholastic and adult players rated between 800 and 1800 USCF.

Coach Nikolas tailors each lesson to the individual student. A typical approach with new students is to spend a few initial lessons analyzing their games to determine the student's weaknesses. After weaknesses are identified, further lessons will focus on eliminating those weaknesses through analysis of illustrative master-level games.

A training plan is created for the student to follow at home between lessons so they can improve most efficiently. Notes and specific homework are provided via email after every lesson. Typical homework would include general training assignments as well as specific exercises related to the topics discussed during the lesson.

I'm happy to work with anybody rated over 800 USCF, but motivated students who are disciplined about completing their homework will achieve the most improvement.