Chess Classes After School Programme


September 17 - December 10, 13-weeks session.
Fee: $260 (HST included)

Language of instruction: English


Age: 6-8 y.o.

Time: Tuesday, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Age: 9+
Time: Tuesday, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Chess is a fascinating game, which can be played and enjoyed at all 

levels. Recent educational research indicates evidence of a strong 
positive correlation between chess and student academic performance. The skills learned while playing chess are the same skills necessary for academic excellence: concentration, pattern recognition, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, strategic planning, patience, determination and good sportsmanship. Taking part in the chess program would encourage children to develop these important skills in a fun and inclusive learning environment.

Chess Classes After School - Erudite School Toronto

About the Teacher

Originally from Moscow, Natalia Khoudgarian started playing chess at the age of 7. 
In 1989 she became the under-21 Moscow women's chess champion and that same year took third place in the under-21 USSR women's championship. 

Natalia graduated from the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism with a diploma as a Teacher of Physical Education and Coach of Chess. 

Natalia arrived in Canada in 1995. She participated in various tournaments in Canada with great success. 

Natalia was Canada’s Woman Chess Champion 2006-2009, 2011- 2016. 

She represented Canada at Women’s Olympiads:

  • in 1996-Armenia (2nd board), 
  • in 2006-Italy (1st board), 
  • in 2008-Germany (1st board), 
  • in 2012-Turkey (1st board), 
  • in 2014-Norway (2nd board). 
  • In 2006 and 2012 she played at Women’s World Championships. 

Natalia Khoudgarian holds the title of International Woman Master. She is very experienced with youngsters and has taught children how to play the “King of Games” through lessons, camps, clubs and tournaments. Many of her students were Canadian and Ontario Champions by grades and represented Canada on International level.