“Matthew gave my son just 3 one to one Chess coaching sessions in the run up to the National Primary School Chess Championships. He even set homework and looked at my son’s games online between sessions. Matthew picked up on how to strengthen the game very quickly and taught some very effective moves. My son went on to do extremely well and moved up a board and beat Haberdashers school for the first time, his nemesis. He said that Matthew had given him confidence and had understood how to improve his game. Matthew’s Chess coaching is second to none.”​​​​​​​

Chess Tutor Lessons North West London & London

I have been a private chess tutor for over 12 years specialising in chess techniques and strategies, including openings and endgames to a wide range of players for beginners up to advanced players competing in tournaments. My client testimonials show that my work is valued. It really is not important to have encyclopedic knowledge of the chess openings at many levels. That is simply because it is very rare for the opponent to play the book moves. Understanding the ideas is very important though. Especially at a lower level, it will be far more about learning how to punish mistakes and avoid making your own errors. I can also recommend good classical music in the background to help with the chess playing! I travel to the student.

Which levels do I teach?

I offer chess tuition for players ranging from complete beginners to skilled players (up to 1700 rating) who are looking to further develop their strategic and tactical knowledge.

Where do I tutor?

I am based in Mill Hill, London NW7 and I can tutor in most of London and Hertfordshire. That is approximately up to  45 minutes driving distance from Mill Hill.  My tutoring can also be online.

DBS Certification

I have up to date and entirely clear Enhanced DBS certification.

How to contact me

Please call me on 07776 273919 or email me to book a lesson.


Chess Tuition Locations

  • Mill Hill (NW7)
  • Edgware (HA8)
  • Colindale (NW9)
  • Kingsbury (NW9)
  • Hendon (NW4,NW9)
  • Golders Green (NW11)
  • Hampstead (NW3)
  • Camden (NW1)
  • Marylebone (NW1)
  • Cricklewood (NW2)
  • Kentish Town (NW5)
  • West Hampstead (NW6)
  • Saint John’s Wood (NW8)
  • Stanmore (HA7)
  • Harrow (HA1,HA2,HA3)
  • Wembley (HA9,HA0)
  • Pinner (HA5)
  • Northwood (HA6)
  • Rickmansworth (WD3)
  • Eastcote (HA5)
  • Ruislip (HA4)
  • Barnet (EN5)
  • Finchley (N3+N2+N12)
  • Totteridge and Whetstone (N20)
  • Cockfosters (EN4)
  • Highgate (N6)
  • Muswell Hill (N10)
  • Archway (N19)
  • Islington (N1)
  • Southgate (N14)
  • Palmers Green (N13)
  • Winchmore Hill (N21)
  • Enfield (EN1,EN2,EN3)
  • Edmonton (N9)
  • Chingford + Sewardstone (E4)
  • Epping (CM16)
  • Waltham Cross (EN7,EN8)
  • Marylebone (NW1,W1)
  • Saint John’s Wood (NW8)
  • Mayfair (W1)
  • Marble Arch (W2)
  • Holborn (WC1)
  • Victoria (SW1)
  • Westminster (SW1)
  • City of London (EC1)
  • Covent Garden (WC2)
  • Ealing (W5)
  • Kensington & Chelsea
  • Kensington (W8)
  • Holland Park (W11)
  • Paddington (W2)
  • Queensway (W2)
  • Notting Hill (W11)
  • Hammersmith (W6)
  • Earls Court (SW5)
  • Chelsea (SW3,SW1)
  • Belgravia & Sloane Square (SW1)
  • Westminster (SW1)
  • Victoria (SW1)
  • Clapham (SW4)
  • Knightsbridge (SW1,SW3,SW7)
  • Barnes (SW13)
  • Putney (SW15)
  • Roehampton (SW15)
  • Streatham (SW16)
  • Kingston Vale (SW15)
  • Kingston Upon Thames (KT1, KT2)
  • New Malden (KT3)
  • Worcester Park (KT4)
  • Surbiton (KT5,KT6)
  • Thames Ditton (KT7)
  • Chessington (KT9)
  • Epsom & Ewell, Epsom (KT17,KT18,KT19)
  • Richmond upon Thames (TW9, TW10)
  • Hampton (TW12), Kew (TW9)
  • East Sheen (SW14)
  • Mortlake (SW14)
  • Wimbledon (SW19)
  • Raynes Park (SW20)
  • Morden (SM4)
  • Fulham (SW6)
  • Sutton (SM1)
  • Croydon (CRO)




Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss any tutoring needs or if

you want to speak to any past or current clients.