Playing chess teaches critical thinking, it helps children to categorize information, reason by analogy, follow a logical sequence of ideas, recognize patterns, apply general principles, assess whether one general principle overrides another, and calculate and analyze disparate values to arrive at practical outcomes.

Chess can teach children to follow the rules, take turns, accept responsibility for their decisions, respect tradition and demonstrate good sportsmanship in both victory and defeat. They learn that persistence pays off and that discipline and patience are well rewarded in this microcosm of the larger world.

Formal chess instruction can begin as early as kindergarten. Mohammed will use many methods of instruction. In each class, students will utilize verbal, visual, and hands-on activities. Each child can demonstrate proficiency or seek further guidance. Assessment is constant throughout as Mohammed observes the students and asks and answers questions.



A principal benefit of participating on a competitive team is a wonderful environment in which to play, watch or study chess with others interested in the world’s greatest game. Added benefits include:

  • Always a place to play or watch
  • Opponents to challenge
  • Discounts on tournament entry fees
  • Chess lectures and classes
  • Opportunity to mentor and bring your chess knowledge to others
  • Opportunity to observe or participate in simultaneous exhibitions
  •  Competitive Chess Team

Chess is a valuable educational tool that helps teach important lessons including problem-solving, critical thinking, sportsmanship, patience and goal setting -- plus, it is fun!

For students interested in competitive chess
Mohammed will be coaching a competitive team program
Time: Saturdays from 11:30 – 1:30
January 6 – May 12
Cost: $150.00

Community Chess Program:

Date: January 6 – May 12 - First Saturday of Each Month
Time: 9 am – 11 am
Cost: Free

 Coming this Summer! Chess Summer Camps

Keep watching for more information.


Mohammed will:

  •         Introduce chess to students in a way that strategically introduces the basics first, so that students quickly learn to play a legal game of chess;

  •    Facilitate progressive growth through the sequential introduction of increasingly complex skills;

  •    Provide students, and parents, course goals, and expectations;

  •    Provide framework to measure student results

  •    Levels are designed so that a typical  A third-grade student could complete a Level within 10-15, one-hour classes.



Competitive Weekly Schedule

11:15 - 11:30 - Arrival

11:30- 12:30 - Chess Lesson and Play

12:30 – 12:45 - Snack

12:45 - 1:20 - Organized Event (Tournament, Game Analysis, Slow Game, Bughouse, Puzzle Contest, etc)

1:20 – 1:30 - Wrap-up, Clean-up, and Departure