Paid Instruction

Paid Private Instruction

Paid private Go lessons are now available at the Seattle Go Center at times when we are not open to the public. We will continue our extensive program of free group lessons on other days. Private lessons are great if you want to commit to an individualized program of instruction. Our teachers are well qualified for the levels they teach, and they are committed to finding effective ways to improve your game.

Yue (Vincent) Zhang is available to teach strong players, both adults and children, in either Chinese or English.  Yue is an AGA 7 dan, who won our Anniversary Tournament in 2016.   He has also done very well in international tournaments, placing 2nd in the 17th Pandanet Cup Internet World Amateur Go Tournament (2012), and in the top 8 in the 21th Pandanet Cup Internet World Amateur Go Tournament (2017), among other accomplishments.  In addition, Yue is a paleontologist with a PhD from Ohio State University, and he has extensive college teaching experience.  His specialty is early mammals, but he knows a lot about dinosaurs too.

Cullen Mott has taught a number of Double Digit Kyu classes at the Go Center, and has  provided individual lessons on Thursdays.  He is currently playing at a 2 dan level, and he is open to teaching adults and children from beginner to 4 kyu.  Cullen is willing to write up a lesson plan with homework for students with a specific goal, such as gaining two ranks.  He is also open to more impromptu lessons for students who don’t have the time for rigorous study.

Peter Nelson 5d is available to teach single digit kyu players and low dan players. He prefers students who are junior high school age or older. You can see his “Go personality” in these youtubes.

John Richards 7k specializes in teaching children (age 5 – 10), but he is available to all ages who are beginners or double digit kyu players on Tuesdays before 1 pm, and Saturdays.

Larry Eclipse 6k is available to teach beginners up to 15 kyu.  His schedule is pretty flexible.  He prefers to teach older children and adults.

The instructors will establish the fees for their instruction, but the minimum charge is $20/hr. The Go Center will be not be open to the public during private instruction times. Parents (or guardians) of children under 16 having lessons at the Go Center must stay with their child during the lesson, unless there are two other adults present during the lesson. (Yes, we have wi-fi and a couch.) If you are interested in private Go lessons, you may contact the instructors directly, or you may contact the General Manager, Brian Allen, at 206 632-1122, or by email.

Yue (Vincent) Zhang

You can use Paypal for your Private Lesson Payments!


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