Wizard Chess

2-4 Hour Experience at Your Home

Wizard Chess is a fun way to delight children with highly engaging chess lessons adapted to your child’s age and chess level. In this Experience, your child will learn the basics of chess, openings, and several chess-variant games like zombie chess and two-time chess.

Beginning with free play to evaluate familiarity and comfort level, Timie will layer in skills and work with kids to learn to apply them to game play. Next, variant games are a great way to keep young learners interested, and chess extra fun and playful. Throughout this Experience, Timie will work with your child to connect chess concepts so they internalize the game's rules and overarching framework.

Total beginners will have a blast with Wizard Chess and Chess Wiz, Timie, too! They'll leave this Experience with introductory knowledge and joy for the game. This Experience is also available as a 6-week series. For added fun, Timie shows up in his chess wizard costume!

About Timie

Chess Teacher and Wizard

Timie is an engaging, charismatic teacher with a passion for working with children. Earning a Bachelor's degree in 2019 in Psychology, he has since put his knowledge and empathy to work teaching life skills to neuroatypical youth ages 6-17. He also teaches several coding and chess classes to kids in classroom settings. Timie is a creative thinker with a teaching style that is perpetually positive, and patient. He cares immensely for his work and students.

Timie is vaccinated against COVID-19.

* Fully-vetted, background checked, and interviewed

What Parents Are Saying

We LOVED everything about Grasshopper! The customer service experience was exceptional! I felt like so much intentionality was taken to ensure that the activity would be both age appropriate and fun for my kids. Our experience leader was so easy going and chatted with the kids during the experience, and really took the time to engage and get to know them. We are definitely going to be using Grasshopper again! Thank you!

- Mandi B.

Grasshopper offered my daughter an opportunity to learn in a vibrant, fun setting that was continuously customized for her attention span and interests. Her Grasshopper teacher was fun, engaging and supremely personable. She took the time to get to know my daughter before diving into anything. I felt more than comfortable leaving my daughter in such capable hands…and love that she truly learned some new things from the experience. We will be using Grasshopper regularly to broaden her horizons and expose her to new concepts in a safe and compelling way. The icing on the cake is that the experience took place in our home, at a time that was convenient for us!

- Lauren G.

Our Grasshopper experience was amazing! I have four very curious kids at different ages with different interests, and the experience had all four of them engaged the whole time. Also, as an educator, I was very impressed with how the teacher led the program. She obviously knew what she was doing, and the minute she left, my kids were asking for another experience.

- Sarah L.