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RSM-METROWEST

World Class Math Instruction Your Children Will Love! 

RSM-METROWEST

World Class Math Instruction Your Children Will Love!

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About Our Chess Classes

Our chess program is run by experienced Chess Masters Lou Mercuri and Kenneth Thomas. We offer Fall and Spring sessions (15-weeks each) during the school year, as well as a 6-week Summer Session.

Lou Mercuri

Mr. Lou Mercuri is actively teaching chess in the Boston area and in MetroWest. His students continue to improve and play at the highest levels for their age groups. Currently, six of his students are rated in the top 100 for their age group in the US and compete in National Scholastic Championships. As a player, he is a US Life Master and his rating has peaked at 2404 (Senior Master). He was awarded the International Title of FIDE Trainer at the Turin, Italy Olympiad in May 2006. This selective title is awarded to experienced chess coaches and trainers at the 2350 rating level. He is among the first chess trainers in the United States to be awarded this title by FIDE, the International Chess Organization.

  • Lou’s students have won Massachusetts State Scholastic Championship and one National Elementary Championship
  • Six students have exceeded a 2000 rating—starting out at less than 1400
  • Lou defeated World Champion Karpov in exhibition play in 1990
  • He is a writer and publisher of theoretical opening articles
  • He maintains an unsurpassed chess library (700+ books)
  • Lou uses his own proven interactive techniques
  • He has served as a consultant for various computer programs, books, learning methods, and tournaments

Kenneth Thomas

Kenneth is an experienced Master (highest FIDE rating 2225, current 2023) with 27 years of university teaching.  His chess coaching experience ranges from elementary schools to adults in Memphis, Chicago, and Boston. He coached the Hutchison School (Memphis, TN) to second place in the state elementary championships, and its first board was the winner of the overall individual event. He now teaches private clients in Boston and the Metrowest. He received his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy at Princeton University and his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.

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Chess FAQ

Q: How old are the children in the class?

A: We accept children of all ages

Q: What are the minimum skill requirements to enter the Chess I classes?

A: For the beginner class the only requirement is that the child knows the names of the pieces and the basic moves.

Children will progress as the class goes on.

Q: My child has been playing chess for a while. How do I know which class to sign up my child for?

A:. If your child has previously attended our Chess I class for one or two semesters, or has participated in a beginner chess program elsewhere,  he or she would likely be eligible for Chess II. The final determination of the class appropriate for your child will be done by the Chess Masters.   

Q: How can children of different ages and skills learn in the same classroom?

A: In chess, younger interested kids easily bridge the age gap. Even in competitive scholastic tournaments, most formats allow kids to play each other with up to a 4-year difference in ages. Within the class, children are grouped by age, and individual, skill-appropriate attention is given to each child.

TESTIMONIALS

“I have been going to RSM-MetroWest in Framingham for eight years now, and I have loved every year of it. Going to RSM has helped me excel in school, and develop my love for mathematics. The classes not only support the school curriculum but also go beyond it by challenging students with more advanced problems. I love the challenge, and I believe it has only made my interest in mathematics grow stronger. I am truly grateful for the knowledge and skills that it has given me, and I would not be where I am now if it weren’t for RSM-MetroWest.”

– Prakalya Chandrasekar, 10th grader at the Advanced Math & Science Academy

I enjoy advanced math because I am learning about new methods. One of my favorites is the mushroom. With that, you can find the LCM. I like my teacher, Mrs. Alla Farizon. She is very nice and she makes sure you understand the topic. I also like friends in the class. They are fun to play with at break. At my regular school, in my math class, there are a lot of kids who complain about math. But here no one complains about it, so it is much nicer. Every student is excited to learn and the best part is….. it’s math!

– Student, level 5

My son had a wonderful experience at RSM, Framingham, his mathskills improved considerably and was challenged enough to participate in competitions!! Needless to say his school math became very easy for him.

- Vishruta Parikh, August 2018

My favorite thing about advanced math is learning new things. I get new problems to solve. My teacher, Mr. Gene (Sigalovsky) is fun. He explains how to do a method to solve the problem. My teacher is very nice and he is also very fun

- Student, level 3.

I want to take this opportunity to thank you Anna, and the School of Mathematics, for broadening our son's field of vision on mathematics. He has seen many topics and ways to approach them that he would not have had access to otherwise.

- Dar and Einat Efroni, parents of a high school student, 2015

Our son has been with RSM-MetroWest for several years. At the end of the 7th grade he took the Math SAT and earned a perfect score of 800. We just wanted to thank Russian Math for preparing him so well.

- Mr and Mrs. Sridhar, Summer 2015

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