Discover amazing chess tutors

We connect households and businesses with knowledgeable and fun chess tutors. The young people on our platform are hardworking and sure to provide a great experience.

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Learn from youth

Our tutors are between the ages of 13-22, making them wonderfully keen and relatable. This can be a great way to build engagement and enthusiasm in chess tutoring.

Skilled and vibrant

Many of our chess tutors are skilled either through grades or through their experience. With tutors having recently learnt the content they’re teaching - the content is fresh, up-to-date and accurate.

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Affordable rates

Our prices are charged based on the age and experience of our chess tutors, thereby providing affordable rates for a range of budgets. Less experienced “Level 1” tutors can be booked from £5 to for 45 minutes, with more experienced tutors available for higher grades or theory.

Create a listing and/or find a tutor

Describe your needs in a listing and either our platform will connect you with a range of chess tutor choices or you can browse the platform for yourself.

Organise your session

Book a time and date to suit your availability. Most students offer the convenience of online one-to-one Book a time and date to suit your availability. Most students offer the convenience of online one-to-one chess tutoring.

Complete your session

The chess tutor will send you the dial-in details once the session is booked. MyPocketSkill deals with all of the communication, payment and reviews. We can step in if things go wrong.

Why hire a young person?

MyPocketSkill is a social impact company. We are passionate about helping young people to gain experience in the world of work and to become more financially capable. By using our platform you are helping us in that mission.

Our young people are highly enthusiastic, hardworking and personable. To sign up to MyPocketSkill, they are required to go through a screening and onboarding process. We also use a system of levels, based on age, experience and re-bookings, to help you choose.

How do I book a lesson?

Our lessons are available both online or offline. The process of booking a lesson is simple. Just get in contact with a chess tutor of your choice, or accept requests from young people who have contacted you, organise a time, date and session format you would like - whether it be a one-off-session or multiple sessions - and make booking. You can select different tutors based on their reviews, their profile and their listings.

How to hire the best chess tutor?

A few tips for selecting a chess tutor.

  • Read through their profile: our young people have robust personal stories and experiences to share and they often write about this on their profile. Select a profile which you believe is relatable to your child and with the skill sets which fit your requirements.
  • Read their reviews: our more experienced tutors often have reviews given by their past customers. Having more positive reviews are generally an indication of professional behaviour and that they have provided positive experiences to past clients.
  • Make a trial booking. It’s not expensive to book a tutor on MyPocketSkill. Booking an initial single lesson with one or more tutors can be a great way to understand whether it’s likely to be a fit. Once you have found a chess tutor that works for you, it’s possible to make block bookings on MyPocketSkill, which many customers find more convenient.

How does payment work?

Payment is managed through the MyPocketSkill platform. Our community managers work hard to ensure a good, fair and equitable experience is had by both our clients and the young people on our platform. If you have any concerns during our lesson booking process, get in contact with our team, via message or online chat, and we can assist.

Ready to find your chess tutor?