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Bow Lake Elementary18237 42nd Avenue SouthSeaTac, WA 98188


Overview: With a fellow mentor, run one of our chess club per our Chess4Life Instructional System.

Schedule: One day of instruction after school and one quad night per week. Variation are okay if agreed to ahead of time; e.g. a mentor might be only able to commit to the instructions days or just the quad days.

Time Commitment: 2-4 hours per week.

* Practice: Expecting Tuesdays, starting around 3:30pm and lasting for 90 minutes

* Quad Game Day: Expecting Thursdays, 6:00-7:70pm

* Volunteer can commit to one or hopefully both days


* Chess Commissar: will email weekly and visit site every month

* Chess4Life Staff

Training: * Chess Instructor Training - Two days, 4 hours per day of professional instruction on our system.


* Ensure high quality instruction by using Chess4Life Instructional System

* Attendance:

* Arrive early enough too have classroom ready for kids

* Coordinate with other mentors if you will miss a day

* Monitor and Communicate (Each mentor team shall)

* Take attendance

* Take pictures each week

* Report weekly to Chess Commissar

* Attendance

* Online Chess progress

* Lessons taught

* Submit pictures to shared drive

* Training

* Attend chess instructor training


  • Multi-Tasking
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per week
  • • Practice: Expecting Tuesdays around 3:30-5PM • Quad Game Day:Expecting Thursdays, 6:00-7:30pm
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