private chess coaching

Chess coaching

What’s Provided

Private chess coaching, specialising in students up to 2000 FIDE rating (Simon has a FIDE rating of 2279). The classes can be held either at the student’s home, or in a public place such as a library. We also offer Skype lessons for students wanting to learn remotely. 

Regions Covered

The Central Highlands region: Ballarat, Creswick, Clunes, Daylesford, Hepburn, and surrounding towns. 

Fees Per Session

$50 per hour (1 hour minimum).
We accept Paypal, cash, EFTPOS, and bank deposits.

Chess Credentials

Master of the World Chess Federation (FIDE).

Twice represented Australia in international tournaments. Best result was 2nd in the 1991 Asian Under-16 Championship in Medan, Indonesia.

Australian junior champion in a number of different age groups.

4-time Victorian Under-18 champion, first holding the title at the age of 14.

2-time Victorian Under-16 champion.

2-time Victorian Under-14 champion.

Academic Qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in Finance (University of Melbourne). 

Undergraduate majors in Finance, Economics, Econometrics, and Marketing (University of Melbourne).

Other Accreditations

Simon holds a current Working with Children Check card, and is happy to provide this on request.

Other Teaching Experience

Head Undergraduate Tutor at the University of Melbourne within the Finance and Economics departments. 


Simon has taught chess at a large number of schools, including Wesley College, Melbourne Grammar School, St Kevin's College, Fitzroy Community School, Balwyn North Primary School, and Mt Waverley Primary School.


Simon offers private maths tutoring to high school students.


Check out Simon’s qualifications, teaching experience, and professional career here.
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