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After School Teachers Needed For Enrichment Programs in California

August 21, 2019

We are a growing chess enrichment organization based in the Bay Area that offers our instructors fun teaching assignments and flexible schedules.

The Company: The Torres Chess and Music Academy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality chess instruction and opportunities to as many children as possible.

• Our organization is known for the great care we take with clients and employees alike.

• We believe that our teachers are at their best when they are having fun and we do everything we can to make that happen.

The Position: We’re looking for After School Instructors. The pay range we’re offering is $20-$40/ class.

• We equip our instructors with a great curriculum and classroom supplies.

• We also provide excellent opportunities for growth within our organization.


• Experience Working with Children

• Can pass background check

• Professional Attitude

• Reliability

• Strong Work Ethic

• Must Enjoy Teaching


• Early Arrival to All Assignments

• Always Maintain a Safe Environment

• Follow Our Curriculum

• Retain Children’s Focus on Chess

• Return Classroom to Pre-Chess Condition

• Make Sure that All Children Return to Guardians Safely

The Location: 

Elementary Schools throughout the Bay Area.


Why Should You Apply?

• Great Pay

• Fun Assignments

• Flexible Schedules

• Opportunities for Advancement

Email Resume to

The Torres Chess and Music Academy is Hiring in California

August 24, 2017

Apply for a job with the Torres Chess and Music Academy

After School Chess Teacher – We offer flexible schedules, good pay and excellent training for new chess teachers.

We are a well established nonprofit organization based in Northern California that offer our teachers good pay, fun assignments and opportunities for advancement.

The Torres Chess And Music Academy has instructed several individual National Chess Champions as well as coach for the Mission San Jose Elementary School chess team, which in 2009, 2013, and 2015 took first place at the USCF Super Nationals Chess Championship. The TCAMA also regularly organizes/hosts events for World Champion chess players, Fortune 500 CEO’s and celebrities. Working with us means joining the winning team!

The Job Position: We’re looking for individuals with strong people skills, experience with children, knowledge of chess and strong organizational qualities. Our teachers must be on time, provide a safe learning environment, follow our lesson plans, keep records of attendance, act professionally at all times and have fun interacting with our students.

The Location: The TCAMA has immediate openings in the Cupertino/Los Altos area and potential assignments elsewhere in the Bay Area.

Why You Should Apply:

Reason 1: Fun and Rewarding Job

Reason 2: Flexible Schedule

Reason 3:  Good Pay

Reason 4: Opportunities for Advancement

Reason 5: Joining a Winning Team

How to Apply: Email your resume (Please do not send resume as an attachment.) to

My Quora answer to: “How do you get paid for teaching chess?”

May 13, 2015

The first obvious requirement for earning money teaching chess is that you need to be able to play chess well. This of course doesn’t mean that you have be a grandmaster level chess player but you do need be able to teach from a position of authority which means that you should at least be the equivalent of a 1500 ICC rated player.

The other half of the equation is being able to teach.  I consider teaching chess to be an art form in and of itself. The best way to learn this art, is to sit in on the classes of other successful chess teachers and take notes on their lesson material and delivery.
In order to “get paid,” you’ll need to find students. The easiest way to do this would be to contact local scholastic chess organizations. You can find these by attending scholastic chess tournaments in your area and talking with the coaches of large teams. If you are confident of your chess skills, you can volunteer to go over games in the team rooms of these groups and who knows, you might land your first job or pick up a private student.
Far and away your best source of students will be “word of mouth” recommendations but you will also want to consider starting a website or blog to get your name out faster. Offering free learning material on a professional looking site will  impress any prospective students who are cross referencing a friend’s recommendation. In addition to learning material, you should also list locations where you are holding classes and tournaments you will be attending. This way, possible students can come and see you in action before registering for a session of classes.
Making a strong connection with your students is a must for any successful teacher. For chess instructors, this means remembering that the kids sitting in front of you are actual people and not little robots. Your students need to see that you genuinely care about them and their progress. In addition, you need to be there for them when they win first place or when they have a bad tournament. Being totally committed to every student’s progress is difficult work but without your commitment you will not gain their loyalty.
The fact is that parents will be expecting to see good results from their investment in lessons with you. For gauging improvement, they will be looking at their child’s rating changes and tournament results. Since kids don’t improve in a linear fashion, this means that there will be times where the child shows little improvement for a couple months followed by a sudden rapid improvement in understanding. During the slow growth times, it is important to give honest assessments to the parents and stay positive with the child. Failing to do both will likely result in losing a student just before his/her next period of growth.
The best advice I can give to new chess teachers is that they need to enjoy themselves while teaching chess. Chess is hard work and it is vitally important for a coach to keep the “fun factor” in the game. Without a genuine passion for chess, teachers can not expect their students to enjoy the learning process. If you don’t enjoy the game of chess and working with children, being a chess coach is not a good career choice.
Remember, the most successful professional chess coaches haven’t become so through luck. They have spent countless unpaid hours analyzing chess games, answering emails and offering their services at chess tournaments. If you are not willing to go “all in” for your students and business then you can’t expect to support yourself through chess. However, if you consistently try your best for the kids you serve and use common sense in managing your business, teaching chess can be a fun way to earn a living.
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Chess Teaching Jobs in California

September 2, 2010

The Torres Chess and Music Academy is hiring teachers for after school programs in the Bay Area. Applicants should have experience in teaching chess or music. A strong background in education is a must. Compensation is very competitive and based on experience. Apply by sending your resume in the body of an email to

Earn Money Teaching Chess to Children in After School Programs!

September 26, 2008

Earn money teaching chess to children in after school programs!The Torres Chess & Music Academy, a nonprofit organization, is currently looking for outgoing individuals who work well with kids.
Our schools are located in the Cupertino, Palo Alto, Fremont and San Bruno areas.
Join our team now!
There is plenty of room for advancement within the company.
If you are interested please call
Chris Torres at:

Compensation: DOE

  • This is a part-time job.
  • This is at a non-profit organization.
  • OK to highlight this job opening for persons with disabilities
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
  • Phone calls about this job are ok.
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.


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