100 student reviews
Tijana is a fantastic teacher. She prepares thoroughly for the lessons, provides instruction that balances review of past games with key themes, strategies, etc., to work on. She provides follow-up via a lichess study for each lesson and is always happy to answer any quick questions. As a passionate amateur, I've seen great improvements (1530>1730 in six months) and a greater appreciation for the game. She is fantastic!
had a very good coach but she stopped to teach to become a professional Chess player.
So what to do ? Then I discovered Tijana Blagojevic and a different way to learn : playing two rapid games then analysing. At this Art She is very very good ! She beats You and explains why ! I really enjoyed my two first meetings and there will be others for sure ! In bonus She gives you a bunch of material to study, according to what you need. So I contact Her if you really want to progress, learn and become better at Chess with this form of training. She is very cool too ! Highly recommended !
WIM Tijana Blagojevic is an amazing coach! I highly recommend her!
There are so many positive things to say that I do not know where to start.
1. She was very prepared. She definitely put in the time to analyze my games and find out where I need improvement.
2. She was engaging. There were not any moments where I felt lost or left behind. She always asked if I had any questions after each of her chapters. She respectfully considered all answers to her questions but did not allow errors to go unexplained.
3. Knowledgeable. Tijana definitely knows her stuff. Her explanations were clear, concise, and thorough.
4. Personable. I felt like I could be myself. I have learned from coaches before that made each lesson uncomfortable which made it more difficult to learn and needless to say took some fun out of it. I could tell that Tijana genuinely cares about the success of her students.
5. Tech savvy. Her degree in the information systems field definitely shows. She created a well-laid-out lesson for me that was easy to follow on lichess.org
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I will definitely be taking lessons from her again.
I've taken three lessons over 6 months and gone from 900to 1300 chess.com
Tijana is an amazing coach, all her lessons are clear and concise. my understanding of the game grows after every lesson.
and the bonus material at the end is plenty to help you master whatever concept she is teaching you, plenty to do, and practice in your games for weeks to go.
definitely worth every penny! thank you tijana
I have taken a few lessons with Tijana and she is a great coach. Many coaches just teach their method but Tijana really looked at my games and identified (Correctly!) my weaknesses. She really seems to care and has taken time to review my games before the lesson. She is also able to give exercises which have helped me grown. Thanks, Tijana, you are a great coach!
Tijana is a truly excellent chess coach! For a long time I was considering trying out a coach but was always hesitant to do so because I feel most coaches just teach what they already know and disregard your personal playing style. After having my first lesson with Tijana, I can not believe how perfectly she pinpointed and assessed my playstyle, strenghts, weaknesses, etc.. and helped form a repertoire for me. On top of that the lesson was very organized and an abundance of material was shared for me to work through. To be assessed honestly is a rare thing to come by nowadays. 10/10 experience and I highly recommend Tijana to anyway that wants to improve on theory and positional understanding.
I can really recommend taking a chess lesson with Tijana. Based on analysis of my games she identified common strategic mistakes I make and suggested changes in my opening repertoire to better fit my playing style and rating level. She is very knowledgeable but also a friendly and nice person.
I've just had my first lesson with Tijana and it was fantastic! She analysed my games and showed me my weaknesses. She also gave me suggestions on how to improve and suggested a plan for my training. Incredible coach, absolutely recommended!
Tijana was able to teach me more in a single hour then I have learnt studying alone for the past year. She could see exactly what I was doing wrong, and was able to show me what I needed to do to improve in a way I could understand. I highly recommend her lessons!
Wonderful coach!! For the first time ever i was able to reach my highest rating! I highly recommend her!
Wonderful coach! I learned so much in my first lesson! Tijana is friendly, generous with her time, and well-prepared- I learned so much, and came away really looking forward to both implementing what I had learned in my next games, and also to our next lesson! Tijana is a fantastic coach and highly recommended!!
A great player and a great coach!
I have been reading chess books for the past 6 months which were helpful, but what I gained with WIM Tijana in just one hour was way more than what chess books taught me in 6 months. I highly recommend having a coach if you want to advance your chess skills and I DEFINITELY recommend WIM Tijana even if it was just my first lesson, and cant wait for more lessons to come. Having a chess professional go over your games and put in the work to analyze them before hand was truly appreciated.
Tijana is a great chess coach! She is very knowledgeable and friendly. Going over games with her is very helpful, and she teaches all aspects of the game, focusing in on weaknesses and preparing exercises. I would highly recommend learning with Tijana!
I've only had a couple of lessons with Tijana as of now, but from my experience so far I can say that Tijana is an excellent pedagogue! She puts in the time to review some of your games before the lesson if you wish and goes over some of the main ideas with you. She's very welcoming of questions and her explanations are very understandable and general so you feel like you can apply them to future games. She's also friendly and creates an environment conducive to learning and improving. And of course, she has a vast knowledge of all areas of chess and has helped me with a wide variety of preparation.
Tijana teaches with a highly-personalized lesson plan according to your play-style, current weaknesses, important motifs, etc.
Her friendly attitude, commitment to your progress, and direct no-nonsense communication make her an excellent coach for players who wish to continually improve their game.
Tijana is great. I am a long-time teacher of my own discipline and Tijana hits all of the marks. She is clearly knowledgeable and very direct with the information she wants you to know. Her lessons do not feel pre-packaged but dependent on the student's level. Strongly recommended.
I've had one lesson so far with Tijana, and I feel like it's already helped my game a lot. She had very good insights into concrete things I can improve, she had prepared a lot of material by analysing my games, and she explains her thought process very clearly in a way that is easy to follow.
I recommend her thoroughly!
Coach Tijina has been really helpful with my chess improvement. Her classes really helped with my games as I could visualise the ideas when I am playing (such as strategies, playing against focal points, etc) .My rating has been climbing ever since her lessons. Recommend anyone who's looking for a coach to take lessons under Coach Tijina!
I had my first lesson with Tijana this morning and I'm already looking forward to our next one. She is incredibly knowledgeable, professional, and tailors the lesson to your level and games. I was thrilled to receive some coaching with examples from my own games and plenty of suggestions on how to improve.
I've worked with Tijana more than 2 years now and can honestly say she is one of the best chess teachers I've ever encountered. Analyzes your games and gives you recommendations based on the analysis, shows interesting puzzles and exercises and explains them brilliantly and overall is a great person with a sense of humour. Get a lesson from her and you will not regret it.
I've been working with Tijana for about a month now. It helps a lot beyond using computer analysis and youtube videos because Tijana can provide good context for why moves make sense.
Tijana also prepares very well for each lesson. I send along some games in advance and she puts them in Lichess ready with some commentary for when we have a lesson.
I definitely recommend lessons with Tijana as a way to get better at chess more quickly.
My 7 yr old daughter couldn't be happier with coach Tijana. My daughter told us "She is awesome, and her lessons are really easy to understand"
I love coach's Tijana's calm and patient demeanor. She is always prepared with fun and challenging lessons. She is also very accessible if we or my daughter ever have any questions or concerns. She is definitely a role model to all the little girls who want to be just like her!
Tijana's relaxed demeanor and sharp mind make for enjoyable and instructive lessons. I have had a few lessons so far and will definitely be continuing; looking at interesting positions and playing stimulating games. Highly recommended!
Tijana is an exemplary teacher. She delivers clear, carefully crafted lessons with a great attitude. She has a talent for teaching and makes every session instructive, fun, and thought-provoking. Both her passion and understanding of chess is honestly inspiring.
I wholeheartedly encourage people to reach out to her for lessons.
I learned a lot from Tijana. She looked at my games and noticed that I play aggressively but without direction. Tijana showed me how to use focal points to create and capitalize on plans in the middlegame, and suggested a couple of opening tweaks that will tend to get me into the positions I like. Tijana also built a comprehensive study so that I can review the themes in the future, which I really appreciated. I enjoyed our lesson and look forward to more.
Tijana is a pleasure to work with and comes well prepared to the lesson having looked at some of my games and preparing opening and middlegame suggestions as well as additional teaching material. This was one of my first experiences in receiving chess lessons, and it was very fun!
Tijana is a wonderful, warm, and supportive teacher. She studies my games, identifies areas for learning and growth, and shares simple and powerful principles that have dramatically improved my game and my enjoyment of playing. She also prepares extensive homework lessons that are very useful and fun. A terrific teacher and wonderful person.
Tijana did a great job giving a lesson based on my games and style.. I did not know my style and my streangths and weaknesses before the session.
She explained how should I think in the game.
She disscussed my games and why I made some mistakes and guided me on how to improve and prevent these mistakes. She is a great coach.
I started having group classes with Tijana (using her site) and I found them really useful. Even if they are group lessons, they are enough individualized; she answers the students questions, checking if they well understood her explenations, promoting an active learning. I think that's really useful and stimulating to learn chess with other people in a group lesson.
She also gives all the material treated during the lesson plus additional one (so you can review the topics) and, most important, she is available for any doubt after the lessons in a kind and professional way.
Tijana has been working with my newly 8 year old for a couple months. She is prepared for lessons and provides summaries of what they learned along with homework that can be completed independently. As a teacher myself, I am so impressed with how quickly he has picked up the strategy of the game and looks forward to doing his homework!
As a beginner with minimal knowledge of the game, she met him at his level during the first session and his confidence has continued to increase ever since. She is great to work with when it comes to scheduling and even made it work where he can do lessons prior to going to school some mornings. I cannot wait to see how far she can take him in the game.
Highly recommend for players of all ability levels. Cant wait for my 18 month old to be old enough to start with her.
Tijana has coaching my 6yr old son with his chess over the last few months. She is always well prepared with game analysis, lesson plan and homework. She's very patient, encouraging and professional. Excellent coach and highly recommended!
Tijana is an outstanding coach!
I've been watching grandmasters teach on YouTube for 10 years and, in about 1.5 months, I've started to understand patterns and strategies that I've never heard of.
In fact, after my first lesson I employed a teaching in the very next game, which led the position to open itself to dangerous advantages for myself.
I've already referred two of my friends and appreciate the stellar, personalized coaching sessions.
Highly recommended!!!!! 5 stars, no question.
Tijana is a great teacher! After my first lesson with her, we went over a few games that I previously played and she pointed out some errors in my gameplay. We also focused on my weaknesses as a player in general. It was a very instructive lesson!
Had my first ever chess lesson with Tijana! It went really well :D We went over some of my games, covered a few pointers on strategy, then talked about opening tactics and middlegame plans. I've learned a lot and can't wait to apply it to my games!
Tijana was very friendly and it was a pleasure to meet her. She came well-prepared to the lesson armed with some example games of mine and teaching aids. She was able to identify missing links in my chess knowledge, and piece them together for me. I felt like I had a kind of "eureka!" moment, and have a much clearer understanding of the various stages and methodologies employed in higher level chess games. Would recommend without hesitation and fully plan to book follow-up lessons once I have had time to put her insights into practice.
She is very friendly and comes very well prepared to the lesson. She provided lots of adequate training materials that cover my weak points. Very helpful!
Just had my first lesson with Tijana. It was deligthning. She has analyzed my games and came up with concrete advise to improve my game and combined it with theroetical background. Pragmatic and intelectual, perfect!
I had a very positive lesson with Tijana today. During our lesson, she was able to identify common mistakes that I had made in my prior matches, and was able to provide great advice, guidance and material. (It was clear that she had put in a lot of work beforehand.)
I was very happy with the result, and would recommend her to anyone interested in upgrading their level.
Tijana was able to look through my games and find common themes and positional mistakes for me to improve on. Our lesson was focused on some positional concepts that should apply to many of my games, which I found helpful. She also gave me some positional puzzles as homework.
Tijana is very responsive and patient. I really like that as I am a beginner and am light years away from all that she understands about the game.
She explains my mistakes and good moves in a manner that is clear and easy to learn from. She is very good at instruction, that is the only way anyone could help so many students in such an effective manner.
I look forward to tracking my progress under her guidance. I would definitely recommend her as she is going to tailor her style to your needs in a very natural way.
Thank you Tijana!
I was really happy with my chess experience from Tijana.
Thank you so much for the wonderful coaching.
With just one lesson immediately I upgraded my game
Tijana is an excellent coach, she gave me very helpful advice and showed me interesting ideas.
Very nice lesson with advanced analytics of games!
I started with a training game and two lessons before purchasing a package. My plan is to be ready for the hopeful resuming of fall USCF tournaments. Needed lessons as my USCF tournament results are not on par with blitz and puzzle ratings. Last year has been stagnant in my chess growth as well.
Lessons are customized and we start with analyzing previous games. Depending on the game there will be opening, middlegame, and/or endings concepts covered. We have a study of student questions that are answered during the lesson as well. Adhoc questions that come up during the lesson are handled too.
WIM mlatb's repertoire philosophy for a student at my level is to balance time with the problems you can set for your opponent. It's an active repertoire that isn't afraid of lines like From's gambit against 1.f4 and accepting the Morra gambit. Playing the c3/Alapin against the Sicilian is great at my level as it allows a small edge and more importantly frees up time to learn other skills. It's great to be playing 1.e4 again.
I just started taking lessons with Tijana - even in the first lesson, she analyzed my games, pinpointed my biggest weaknesses, and showed me tips that immediately benefitted my game. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a coach!
Very friendly and really good player, she will analyze your games and gives you feedback/tips on how to improve + extra material!
Would recommend :)
Tijana is friendly, enthusiastic about chess, and a great teacher. She had analysed several of my games before coming to the lesson, and was able to give me tuition that directly targeted my weakest points. If any of my friends needed chess tuition, I would certainly recommend her.
Tijana is a great teacher. She comes very well prepared to the lesson, and focuses the material around your strenghts and weaknesses. She furthermore provides additional material you can work on after your lesson. I can only recommend a lesson with her.
Tijana is extremely helpful and distills confidence. It was a pleasure learning global strategies for the various phases of the game: opening, middle, and end. She went through my mistakes in my past games on lichess, and sent me a link for me to study further. She also gave my advice on not giving up, why hope is always an option, and channeling frustration. I am now on the path to progress!
The greatest coach if you want improvement, excellence, and attention the detail. Tijana will walk through with you step by step and truly show you how to be not just a better chess player, but a better person.
After my first lesson with Tijana, I immediately felt like I was playing better; analysing positions in game became easier, and finding strong ideas easily followed from this. She'd analysed my games prior to the lesson and created a study specifically to work on improving aspects of MY chess. Tijana is a fantastic, and I will definitely be continuing lessons with her.
I had a great lesson with Tijana. She gave me clear and easily applicable advice, focusing on the elements of my game that require the most improvement. The lesson had been well prepared and organised in advance, meaning that the time within the lesson itself could be put to best use. Can highly recommend her as a coach!
Tijana is a great coach. I have been working with Tijana for awhile and can see that I am improving. She is very clear when explaining a concept and insightful when we review my games. She is patient, supportive, organized, and structures her lessons well. I highly recommend her.
I have been coached by Coach tijana for quite a bit now and honestly been a great help . I absolutely recommend her for anyone who’s serious about the game and wants to get better as she’ll take your chess skills to another level
Her lessons are always well prepared. She analyzes the parties very well. She takes care to check my games before the lesson and provides good lesson materials.
I am always learning new concepts and very happy to have as a teacher.
I'm a pretty low level player and am so glad I decided to improve my skills with lessons from Tijana. She comes well prepared with your previous games and her lesson plans are great. She is obviously a brilliant player, but teaches in such a way that a small-brained fellow like me can follow along easily! Her English is fantastic, and so is her patience!
I've only had one lesson but more will come! Reviewed some of my games and pointed out my mistakes and showed opportunities that I missed and gave suggestions on how to think and what to look for. Very rewarding and educational! I watch a lot of videos but sometimes find it hard to translate each scenario to the actual game I play, so to have someone knowledgeable to review them with and discuss the game gave me a lot of new insights.
From my first lesson with IM Blagojevic I could tell that she comes to these lessons fully prepared and ready to teach. She organizes the materials effectively so her students can get the most value out of the time spent. I really appreciate the attention she puts into her teaching and her students and look forward to future study with her!
Tijana is a phenomenal chess coach. She thoroughly prepares for each lesson and uses her analyses of my games and practice puzzles targeted towards my weaknesses to teach me. By going through my games, she helps me see my common mistakes and patterns and gives me tools to change those habits for the future. She often points out some fun tricks along the way too! Tijana incorporates a lot into each lesson, so I appreciate that she provides a copy of everything we went over in class so that I can review on my own. I look forward to every lesson and I am excited to continue to work with her.
So far I've had one lesson and one training-game session with Tijana and will defiantly be looking to have more lessons in the future. She had thoroughly prepared for both of the sessions and provided a lot of material for me to continue to improve on the weaknesses she identified in my game. I cannot recommend her coaching highly enough!
Great experience! Tijana has always been prepared and professional for our lessons. She takes a direct and practical approach at your game’s weaknesses. Besides being an excellent player, it was very obvious right away that she is equally talented at teaching. Highly recommend and can’t say enough good things about her!
Tijana is great teacher who takes the time to emphasize important key points. Her approach to the game and the way she explains concepts have generated immediate results in the form of a 100 point rating increase within a week!
I had a few lessons with Tijana and I love the way she analyzes the games and prepares training based on mistakes.
Great coach for beginners or more experienced players who want to improve!
Tijana is a wonderful chess coach!
She is well-prepared and very clear when she teaches. Before conducting our first lesson, she went through several of my games and analyzed my strengths/weaknesses, and developed a training plan suited for me personally.
Her teaching style is very logical, and she makes a point to go through different variations, as well as give time for questions. She also sends me additional material after the lesson is over so that I can review what I've learned.
Overall I highly recommend her coaching to anyone looking to improve at chess!
So far so good! I had my first private lesson with Tijana and she's a good teacher, zeroing in on my weaknesses and offering very practical methods to improve. The study material is great, with exercises I can really use.
I've had two lessons with Tijana with 9 more scheduled. She provides a clear logical framework to evaluate positions and moves. Her explanations are very clear.
She also provides study material to review the lesson. I look forward to her weekly lessons and going over the study material.
Tijana is a fantastic Teacher who has the patience to analyse your games and show you where you need improvement. She has the unique ability to not just tell you how you could have improved in the individual games, but how to re-adjust your thinking to make more strategic choices in future. Simply cannot recommend her enough!
I have had two lessons with Tijana now and she is an excellent teacher. She takes her time, explains things extremely clearly, and provides lots of additional material. As a beginner I was quite intimidated to learn chess, but Tijana's friendly and supportive approach makes it relaxed and fun, as well as very helpful! I highly recommend her lessons.
Tijana teaches in a very simple and understandable manner! She takes her time with her explanation and always asks you if anything is unclear. I'm only a beginner and I suspect that I'll improve quickly under her coaching.
Tijana is a great coach! She reviews your games and helps you understand what are the key mistakes you made during the game and how you can avoid them in the future. She always comes prepared for each lesson with a plan on how you can improve. I highly recommend Tijana for players of all levels.
Tijana is knowledgeable and excellent at analyzing games in order to help you understand where you went wrong and how to improve. I've managed to improve my chess greatly through her help, and I would recommend her lessons to anyone looking to improve their game.
Tijana is an exceptional teacher. She has that rare gift of explanation, able to convey complex themes and ideas in a way that is easy for the student to understand. She is a patient and helpful coach who is genuinely interested in understanding the student's thought processes behind their play, so that she can help them improve their understanding of the game. I learn so much about chess in every lesson I have with Tijana, from her expert coaching through to our conversations about the game more generally. I have seen my chess improve greatly since I started having lessons with Tijana recently. I would highly recommend her coaching to anyone who is looking to improve their chess.
Tijana is an absolutely excellent coach. She always comes to teach with an impressively organized lesson that is personally catered to your recent games and playstyle. Along with this, she listens to your feedback and gives advice to areas of play that you are specifically interested in.
Highly recommended, would give 10 stars if I could :)
Tijana is a great coach. She keeps it fun and has a great perspective on the game. I myself am a music teacher, and know that great musicians don't always make great teachers. She is the type that has great skill in both playing and teaching. Worth every penny. I highly recommend her.
Tijana is a fantastic coach! She's always very well prepared and organized, and she makes the classes very enjoyable. She's extremely helpful and her explanations are always very clear. I can't recommend her enough!
An excellent instructor has a great way of teaching. Great extra materials are given, tailored to your needs highly recommended
I'm a former military sniper instructor turned entrepreneur. Tijana is not only a great player, she can also teach very well, that isn't always the case with talent. Highly recommend her for a lesson.
Tijana is very dedicated to being a good coach. She goes over my games and analyzes what is a weak part of my game and helps me improve. So, her training is personalized to my playing style. I have had lessons with Tijana, and my game has improved, which is what it is all about. I understand what she says, and she is patient with my play.
I attended a group lesson with Tijana and I like the way she plans and delivers her class. Her lesson is well-paced, well-organized, and she presents the content in a clear and concise manner. She makes sure that her participants have ample time to clarify doubts, and also patiently explains the mistakes made. All in all, I like how the lessons are carefully structured, and I look forward to learning more from her!
she is the best :D helped me a lot :D and still do :) 10 /10 :D
Tijana came to our lesson well prepared, with games from my playing history that she had clearly already looked over, with key moments and regular patterns that were missing in my game clearly recognisable. She was able to concisely articulate to me the reasons I was facing these problems and how I can adapt my thinking to face them in real games. There was also teaching of the scenarios I could face in similar ways to ensure I was understanding the concept and could tackle it independently after some instruction.
The main part however is that the lesson with Tijana was engaging and enjoyable. She was patient with my beginner mindset and as frustrating as it must be to see it so easily for her there was no indication of that. I had a lot of fun and would 100% recommend Tijana not just because of her preparation but of her well established pedagogy that has clearly good effects on her students.
Thank you very much Tijana :)
Go for it. Tijana's a great teacher. She finds a few themes that need work and examples from your games, professional games to match, and makes it easy to digest. She clearly put in work to prepare. She's also great about picking the low hanging fruit. Sometimes I come away with several simple tools, sometimes we go deep into one complicated one. The studies she provides after the fact are great references so you don't feel like you need to be cramming notes. Clear and logical instruction. She's professional and efficient in the way she manages the lesson time and her prices are reasonable.
The fact that Tijana is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of chess is what makes her a great coach. She is patient , kind and can show great empathy in her teaching methodology. These attributes make working with Tijana both beneficial and fun for her students. I highly recommend Tijana as a coach. She can certainly help your chess efficacy.
Tijana has been a great coach. She's able to review my games and hone in on the instruction I need. The supporting materials she provides are thorough, tailored to my needs, and give me plenty to think about and work with between our sessions together. I'm a casual adult learner and have seen marked improvements in my games since studying with her.
Tijana is a great chess instructor. We play a few games, then she walks through each one, explaining where I made mistakes and showing other lines that would have been better. She has a pleasant demeanor, is encouraging and it is clear she cares about her students getting better at chess. Highly recommended!
Tijana has been a wonderful teacher for my five year old daughter. She is engaging and informative. My daughter is learning quickly and is having fun while doing so.
Tijana has been a great help to me. I get weekly lessons. She is not a coach who simply helps you analyze your games. She analyzes your games in preparation for lessons and prepares material based on the themes inspired by weaknesses shown in those games. She typically points out the key moments where these themes appear in each of my games, reviews a famous game or two emphasizing the same concept, then may follow up with puzzles that highlight the same thing. This tailored and multi-fasceted approach has been great for me. Even though we spend our time working on my weaknesses, she still finds a way to recognize my improvement and support me with encouragement. Highly recommended.
With great respect, I bow deeply to my Master Tijana Blagojevic. A true warrior with chess pumping through her veins. Her mother is a Master, her father is a Grandmaster and Master Tijana is the heir apparent to her family's throne. Within the first week of her teachings, she lifted my chess rating by 100 points and we are just getting started. She is my secret weapon, I employ her to sharpen my mind and open my eyes to any blind spots I may have. It is a great honor to call her Master and I will be her student until I can stand next to her in battle with the Blagojevic flag behind me pouncing on my opponents. So if you love chess and have a desire to get better, learn from a documented champion and join us in battle. But if you decline be prepared to have nightmares of us rushing your castle and knocking down every piece along the way until we have your King in a checkmated square. For Honor, for Victory, for another 10 thousand years of battle on these light and dark squares.
Tijana is encouraging and positive in how she approaches each lesson. You can tell that she wants me to do well. And that she has a great love of the game of chess. These qualities come through in every lesson. That is why I have taken many lessons from her.
For my first lesson, I told Tijana that I wanted help with how to attack. She prepared a detailed lesson. We went through various ways of attacking a castled king by focusing on the various focal points in the enemy's castled position. She gave me a pgn file with all the examples we had used during the lesson and many more examples. She also provided the same examples in Chessbase format when I asked for it.
For the second lesson, we reviewed some games I had recently played under slow time controls on chess.com
. Tijana analyzed the games on her own time to prepare for the lesson. As we went through the games, Tijana would point out the various mistakes that my opponent and I had made during the game. She also suggested alternative strategies that I could have used during the game to give me more ideas on how to play next time. I discussed my various thoughts I had during the games and she provided feedback on how to think about the position. Tijana also points out the critical times during the game when a decisive move was either made or missed.
Tijana answered all my questions in great detail during the lesson. You can tell that she knows her stuff. I liked this lesson so much that I have reviewed many more games with her in the following lessons. We have also used the time to discuss good and bad pieces and how to handle various openings and middlegame plans that my opponents throw at me. She always provides a pgn file of my games with her analysis and comments added in so I can review them later.
In short: a great coach at a great price!
Tijana is an excellent and very dedicated chesscoach. She gives the lessons in a very clear and enthousiastic way. The lessons are personal lessons , she takes a lot of preparations and thorough preparations and analyzes your chessgames before she starts her lesson. This way Tijana knows exactly your level of chess and which part of your game needs improvement. Every lesson has a specific topic and is fully focussed on your personal skills. This way your skills of playing chess are improving very rapidly. She is open minded and always with a very positive attitude which is very important too . That way it is a joy to have lessons from Tijana and to learn chess better and to improve your chessgame. After the lesson she sends you all the material of the given lesson, so you can look back at the material. If you want to improve your personal chess skills and want to improve fast, she is absolutely the best chess coach you can get. No doubt about that !
As a 1564 Lichess Rapid "Adult Improver" over the last 3 months I am improving by around 20 rating points a month with Tijana. I work full time do really appreciate :
* Her work rate in lesson prep & focus on personal weaknesses is incredible. Each lesson is focused on developing a specific skill. Tijana identified from my games that that my middle game planning was poor and we have specific lessons that have improved that.
* She built me a new repertoire for me Black and White. The openings I now play are solid, suit my approach, are simple to follow and are winning!
She leverages technology to make my learning very efficient. She introduced me to Chessbase and that has made the lesson, homework, game analysis, and opening prep so easy.
Amazing progress every week. Her approach makes it efficient and enjoyable. I have hired many coaches (Piano, Karate, Workouts, in Sales) for me and my children. She is the best coach I have ever worked with.
Just one tip - make sure you pay your coach for their lesson prep time as well as the lesson. Good luck on your Chess journey.
Super neat teacher, and always making sure that you understand what's being taught the whole way through.
I’ve been taking lessons for just over 2 weeks now and I can assure you that she enjoys what she does, and her lessons are both structured and to the point.
She’s quite a happy teaching which makes the lessons all the better too.
I'd definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a good teacher. 5/5