Coach Venkat is an excellent chess coach. He has a genuine passion for teaching chess to kids. He is patient, kind and encouraging. He motivates kids to get better with out forcing them. In one month, my daughter has improved her skills significantly. I can only attribute this to the gentle guidance and mentorship of Coach Venkat. My daughter says coach Venkat is the best chess coach she ever meet. I highly recommend Coach Venkat as a chess coach for kids at any level to gain confidence. Thank you Coach Venkat!!