Connect with Chess!

Marissa CorleoneSummer @ The Connection2 Comments

Tuesdays & Thursdays

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

These 6 weeks promise to be a fun and engaging time, and I know that, by the end of it, we shall all be able to take something away from the experience. I’ll see you there! Carter Burgess

The Connection Tutoring Center is excited to present a new addition to our summer program – chess! This fun 6 week program has 12 intensive sessions that will teach your child the basics of chess, as well as additional tactics and strategies that will have them playing like a pro in no time!

Goals of the Program

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    Analytical Skills

    To provide students with the tools to analyze any position without being at a loss with regards as to what should be done

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    Mental Calculations

    To improve mental calculations (being able to look 3-4- 5 moves ahead in a position without moving pieces)

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    Enthusiasm for Chess

    To foster enthusiasm for the chess scene in Memphis

Program Schedule


Annual Analytical Skill Growth

There are numerous benefits to learning how to play chess, but don’t just take it from us. One study found that students who actively play chess have an average 12.7% increase in analytical skills growth compared to those who don’t.

Chess Students
17.3%
Non-Chess Students
4.6%

Meet Your Instructor

Carter Burgess is a graduate of St. George’s Independent School and is currently attending Emory University to earn a degree in Biology. Mr. Burgess began his career in chess during his Kindergarten years and has been playing competitively since the 4th grade. He has gained a lot of experience in tutoring chess, a career that for him began in the 8th grade. His current chess ranking is 1750.

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2 Comments on “Connect with Chess!”

  1. Giuliana

    Can you please let me know the days and times for the chess lessons for the summer? Also the age limit?

    Thanks!

    1. Marissa Corleone

      Hi Giuliana,

      If you click on the week in question, it will drop down to show the program date and what is covered during that lesson.

      For your convenience, the dates are June 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd; and July 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th, and 27th. These are all Tuesdays and Thursdays.

      The program runs from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM each day.

      As far as the age limit goes, we didn’t set one (as you can learn chess at any age!). However, our target age range is elementary to middle school.

      I hope this helps,
      The Connection Staff

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