NSCF Instructor Nathan Goldberg loves teaching, chess and children. He began teaching chess to children in 1999 for Chess-in-the-Schools, and became an elementary math and chess teacher for the NYC Department of Education in 2005. He has taught chess in classrooms, afterschool programs, camps and as a private tutor. Now retired from the NYC Department of Education, Nathan joined NSCF to focus on teaching his first love, chess.

Nathan has created a wide variety of chess worksheets, puzzles, activities and poetry to help him teach, always challenging his kids to think in new ways. He sees chess as the perfect metaphor for life, and engages his students with the wisdom and habits of chess playing along with the rules, tactics and strategies. Nathan shares his enthusiasm and passion for learning at every opportunity, and has the ability to motivate children to achieve great things.

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