28 Player reviews
Cami is a fantastic and attentive coach. Each lesson is appropriately paced, just at the right level. Cami is professional, responsive, and a true pleasure to work with. Highly recommended!
My review is quite short, but i guess that i will cover every important aspect.As a coach she does exactly the things that a good coach has to do, in order to teach her students, she also has a warm personality which is nedded and she's easy to understand.I only had 1 lesson, but it was marvelous. I think i'll get some more in the days to come, because, with no doubts, i think that she is going to help me improve my chess level .
Ho appena concluso la prima lezione con Camelia, è stata molto proficua, il suo metodo d'insegnamento è molto valido. Anche se sono un dilettante lei è riuscita a trasmettermi alcuni principi base degli scacchi. In conclusione l'esperienza, anche se breve, è stata molto positiva, consiglio a tutti le sue lezioni.
I’ve had several lessons with Cami now. I should say that I am essentially a beginner as I am coming back to chess from close to a decade of not playing. First off, I’ll deal with some non-chess related, general considerations:
1. Her English is very good. We don’t speak English often but when we do her accent in particular is impressive.
2. If her English is good, her Italian is enviable. I chose Cami as an instructor mostly so that we could have lessons in Italian. My level is around C1 (CILS exam certified) but her ability with the language far surpasses my own, which is perfect for me.
3. She’s friendly, well prepared, and quite patient
During our lessons she focuses mostly on helping me to think accurately about a given position. In our last lesson, for example, we went over one of her games and I was struck by the simplicity of her thought process and I’ve become convinced that my path forward is not going to be improving my ability to find the correct move (I usually find it, or at least the correct idea), it’s more important for me learn to separate the signal from the noise. My mind becomes to cluttered with wrong ideas that I am unable to reject. If nothing else, this “meta-knowledge” about my playing is worth far more than the cost of her lessons.
I am a corporate professional and hardly get time to play. Despite having lesser bandwidth, I like this game by heart and required an expert to help me win on my weaknesses and ghost squares. And with experts in a specific field, you hardly get time to setup a meet. But Cami welcomed my issues in play and resolved all my queries to date. And trust me sometimes there were stupid queries as well, but she did her best and gave me a different perspective of this game. I look forward to work with her more and improve my game to the best of my potential. Thanks Cami!
Clear explanation, enthusiasm and deep understanding is just what you need! A lively conversation and attention to detail is the icing on the cake. Wholeheartedly recommended!
She is an excellent coach, with a lot of advices and a clear method to improve your skills, very recommended!
It is insane how only 2 lessons can help you a lot with a correct coach, I actually improved after just 2! She is an excellent chess coach, always plans in advance and tries to make every session interesting! With a vs. game at the end, really enjoy those:)! I would highly recommend her!! As she said, chess is like dancing, and she is an amazing dancer ;)!
"Chess is like dancing" Its not always, but with Cami it is - as we played and talked at the same time we were making fun of the moves, forks and threats and suddenly it became a dance - so I like her metaphor a lot, an interesting approach to teach chess and a very happy person! Definitely 5 stars :)
Cami is not only a fantastic chess teacher but also a great person. She is very helpful and one of the best who can improve your chess skills. If you are looking for a coach, do not hesitate to contact her!
An absolutely stellar teacher in all aspects. Explains everything very well, and exudes great passion for Chess.
Smart, exciting chess coach, took some lessons and already raised my rating. much recommended
Great hands on lesson, jumped in immediately and got to review my games, her games, and play a bit all with very patient and pleasant analysis and a great job of helping me to think better about the game and see alternative lines. Thanks Cami!
I played some training games with Cami, she is very passionate about chess and her enthusiasm for the game is obvious in her teaching. I felt much more confident in myself after our session. Cami is friendly and fun!
Great coach, plays chess well and can teach with enthusiasm. Would recommend to any beginner or player looking to improve their chess skills. Thanks Camelia
Camelia è una ragazza semplice e molto intelligente,il suo modo di insegnare gli scacchi rispecchia in pieno queste sue qualità.
Per me è stata una vera fortuna averla incontrata.
Had training games with her. Thank you!
Molto brava, sa spiegare le partite in maniera coinvolgente e paziente
Camelia è un'ottima insegnante di scacchi, molto paziente e riesce a trasmetterti un grande entusiasmo per il nobil giuoco! Consigliatissima!
very good lesson from cami .
one of the best coach for online lesson
I was stuck at some ratings and after I took lesson from her after I increase my rating on chess dot com
A lesson with Cami is a pleasure - she is relaxed and informal but concentrates on the Chess. She did insist I calculate when I would rather have just bumbled along.
Only poverty prevented my continuing the lessons.
Ottima insegnante, parla perfettamente italiano e riesce a trasmetterti velocemente i concetti chiave. Ogni lezione ho imparato qualcosa di nuovo e ho avuto degli spunti su cui riflettere. Consigliata!
One of the best coaches I've utilized. She is very helpful and thorough and will point out your weaknesses and show you ways to improve upon them. Well worth the time/money spent to improve!
I have had several games annotated by Camelia. Her annotations are thorough and insightful, and I really like the way she summarises the lessons learned for you at the end. I have always found her to be professional, reliable and pleasant. Her English is very good. She clearly loves the game and is passionate about teaching it to others. 5 stars.
Camelia is really positive and easy to work with.
Her natural play style features aggressive moves and sharp lines.
If you're looking for a teacher for the French Defense, this is her specialty, and her expertise will surely benefit you.
It's important to choose a coach whose play style matches what you wish to learn.
Her English is flawless, and her Italian accent is thick.
"Chess is like dancing, you need the right partner in order to improve" = 100 % Agree :)
She have passion for the game and her aim is to ensure you first picks up the basics and then point how to imrove , with her , many things is possible , Working on Tactics , playing Chess and you can rely on her! I enjoy our lessons and I got better :)
One of the best to make your game better :) I enjoy our lessons a lot and I got a lot better.