Join our Community!

Interested in learning more about chess or becoming a tutor? The sign-up process is easy! Just go to our pairing website at the button below, and sign up. You'll receive a follow-up email with more instructions.

Requirements to be a student:

  • Have a rating below USCF 1000.

  • Be in elementary school or middle school.

Requirements to be a tutor:

  • Be a high school student.

  • Have a USCF rating of 1200 or above (exceptions can be made).

NYC Chess Connections, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) with the mission of providing free chess tutoring to disadvantaged students of all ages.

Our Educational Partners:

We are proud to partner with Youth4Better to help underserved children receive the education they need and deserve. If you're interested in receiving academic tutoring or learning more about Youth4Better, please click below.

We are proud to partner with NYC Mentors to connect middle school students with old peers to guide and mentor them through the NYC High School Application Process. If you're interested in learning more or signing up, please click below.

We are proud to partner with United Tutoring to provide tutoring in all academic and extracurricular subjects. If you're interested in brushing up on school subjects or trying something new, click below to visit their website and to learn more.