Paid Instruction

Paid Private Instruction

Updated 2019-10-02

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.

Meet the Instructors

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.

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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.

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Chris Wells 4k is available to teach players age 13 and older, from beginner up to 8 kyu. He has taught at Seattle Go Center and at the Empty Sky Go Club in Rochester, NY. “I enjoy teaching Go, and particularly watching the same student get stronger over multiple games, with the most satisfying moments being when they employ a trick, or avoid a trap, that I had taught them about previously.”

Terms and Conditions

The instructors will establish the fees for their instruction, but the minimum charge is $20/hr. Payment is made directly to the Seattle Go Center by check, cash or through Paypal (button below). 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 Programs Manager, Mike Malveaux, at 206-545-1424, or by email.

You Can Pay For Your Lessons With Paypal

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