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Laila Faerman

My Background

Laila is a professional NYC coach, a tournament director, and an expert chess player with 20 years of teaching experience around NYC! 

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Teaching experience

-Growing Minds Chess Academy 09/2017 - present
Chess Instructor, Team coach
-Teaching chess to elementary grades in Avenues: The World School. NYC.
-Chess Instructor Tri-State Chess Inc 09/2010 - present
Instructing students in Yeshiva of Central Queens (Private Jewish
elementary school). NYC.
Northside Center for Child Development New York, NY 09/2008 - present
Chess Instructor, Team coach
Working with children with special needs.
Organizing and directing a summer chess program for over 80 kids (2010- present)
Running in-school tournaments
PS 9 Sarah Anderson School New York, NY 09/2007 - 6/2015
Chess Instructor, Team Coach
Taught k – 5-grade classes
Ran and taught an after-school chess club
Coached teams that have won the State Championship, City Championships, and
the National Chess Championships.
Tournament Director
Local Tournament Director USCF Title.
Directed tournaments including World Open (2012), Greater New York
Scholastic Championship (2010-13).Saratoga Springs (2012).
Marshall Chess Club office manager and tournament director (2010).

Chess in the schools Org. New York, NY
09/2003 -01/2008
Chess Instructor
Taught chess in the elementary and junior high schools of NYC.
Organized parent-teachers meetings
Ran an after-school chess club program for a nationally-ranked team

Dean Ippolito LLC White House Station, NJ
09/2005 - 06/2008
Chess Instructor
Taught after-school programs in public and private schools of NJ,NYC
Directed summer chess camps of 100 and more kids
Handled parental concerns and held parent/instructor meetings.

Playing experience

-Participant of the Female Youth World Championship of Chess in Paris, France (1996)
-High School Chess Champion of New York State (1998)
-3rd Place in the NYS Women’s Championship (1999)
-Merit Scholarship 2000.
-Vice-President of Brooklyn College Chess Team.

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