The MCC is one of the strongest chess clubs in Australia. As such there are numerous master level players and experienced coaches available to coach individuals.Master coaching generally costs between $30-$40 per hour, or $60 for two hours. The MCC highly recommends:
FIDE Master Grant Szuveges:
after achieving his FIDE Master title around 10 years ago. Grant was coached by current Australian champion and Grandmaster Darryl Johansen when younger and his positional, classic style provides a foundation that many young players lack. He is a friendly and energetic guy with 15 years coaching experience.
Grant is based in Moonee Ponds. He can be contacted on 0401-925-075 or <firstname.lastname@example.org>
FIDE Master Michael Baron:
Michael Baron has been one of the strongest players in Australia for the last 20 years. Born in Moscow, Michael received elite coaching overseas before coming to Melbourne in his teens. He has a complete knowledge of the game and anyone serious about their chess is encouraged to inquire about his availability. Michael is a regular at the MCC Allegro every Saturday and we'd welcome you to come down and have a chat with him there (James will likely be there too!).
Contact Michael at email@example.com
Michael is based in Caulfield.
International Master Igor Goldenberg:
firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0417 519 733.
Igor is based in South Caulfield.
FIDE Master Bill Jordan
FIDE Master Bill Jordan has a fine history in chess, being Australian Junior Champion in 1974, former Australian Postal Champion, an ex-president of the Melbourne Chess Club and a computer chess-software programmer: he has a long list of state and national tournament honours to his name. Bill is an experienced individual and group coach, he has a wide and deep understanding of many opening systems and chess positions in general. In 2013 he achieved a draw with top 100 Grandmaster Igor Khenkin at the MCC Allegro. You can view the game here (scroll down!).
Bill can be contacted at <email@example.com>
Finally, improving kids and adults should read a chess book as well as playing. The MCC bookshop has chess books for children and adults on all aspects of the game, including various specific opening manuals and well regarded beginners books. A catalogue will be up soon.