What do you think makes you a good coach?
I believe that my patience and my desire to see my student's succeed make me a good coach. As a student myself, I understand how to make learning fun and enjoyable.
What are your key strengths?
My strengths include simplifying complex concepts, being a good listener, and problem-solving.
Why do you love chess?
I love chess because it teaches us full responsibility for our actions. Every move has a consequence, and this reflects the challenges we face in life.
When/how did you first learn to play?
I first learned to play chess with my dad when I was six years old. I have been playing with my friends ever since, and I have also taught some of them how to play.
Why do you enjoy working with kids?
I enjoy working with kids because they have open minds and are quick learners. They are also creative, which reminds me of when I was young.
What are your main chess achievements?
While I have not participated in any tournaments, I was one of the best chess players in my friend group.
How do you think chess helps kids?
I believe that chess helps kids to understand the importance of being responsible and learning from their mistakes. It also teaches them to be more strategic and better at analysing situations, which can be applied to other areas of their lives.