We've tried several chess classes before this, and this is absolutely the best, the most professional. KLC classes are uniquely arranged. Each level has a non-fixed number of semesters, and the students may be admitted to the next level, depending on their own progress. There are classes to build foundations, and for special topics, also classes offered by other chess masters, who share different perspectives. Students showing great talent will be selected to more elite classes. In this way, students are encouraged to learn proactively and diversely. Ms Kiki is not only professional/amazing in the chess domain, but also in management. KLC teaching/content is very solid. There's a wide range of topics, and by my daughter - Ms Kiki's teaching is very clear, on-the-point, and keeping in mind the big picture. Thus it has always been one of my daughter's favorite classes. There's good amount of homework after each class (6 puzzles), and a final exam at the end of each semester. Ms Kiki is very responsible and responsive to review the homework, and always gives prompt feedback. KLC also offers many activities, such as weekly chess[.]com tournament, zhisai tournament. The practices are fun and important. KLC also helps the students to participate and prepare for various chess competitions. They've built the community to allow parents/kids help each other. It's like a big family, and everything is very transparent. Many kids in KLC rank top nationally - they are great learning examples. We highly recommend KLC!
My kids have been learning Chess from Ms. Kiki for almost a year. She is very patient and very professional. Kids love her the most among all their extracurricular teachers. She made the chess learning fun while using a very progressive system. Classroom is clean with good setting. Multiple sessions to choose to fit people’s busy schedules. I recommend this place to all east bay families who want to learn Chess.
My kids have been training with Coach Kiki and Coach Leo for almost 3 years, all the way from absolute beginners to competitive chess players. They've really enjoyed the chess class here. The coaches are extremely patient and caring, and always make class time fun and engaging. They spend tons of time help each student polish their skills and achieve. Classes are online during covid so that kids are able to continue learning and practicing even in a pandemic. It's a great club for everyone who loves chess!
Absolutely love Ms Kiki's coaching! My older kid was one of the first kids to join her when she just started her school in bay area. We loved her coaching style from the very beginning. She makes sure her kids understand the concepts well, balancing between being too strict and making it fun to learn chess. She pays equal attention to all the kids, she takes time to talk to parents suggesting books, suggesting concepts they should reinforce. There is a difference when a teacher does it as a job versus who do it out of passion. Ms Kiki is very passionate about chess and about teaching it to kids. Both my kids are now enrolled in King's Land Chess. We absolutely recommend the school and all of it coaches.
My son has been in KLC since 2019 with almost zero chess knowledge. He loved Miss Kiki's chess class and improved very quickly. Later he was so lucky to be able to join Miss Kiki's Elite group, which aims at helping kids to become the top player in his/her age in short time. With Miss Kiki's great experience, my son achieved 1600+ online rating within 2 years. Strongly recommend.