"Our family had a true privilege to know Jim Freerksen, who opened a door to the joys of chess for our 6-year-old son Ethan. Jim knows how to interact with young kids and teach them chess in a very fun and stimulating way. I never expected that a 6-year-old would sit and play chess for more than 30 minutes, but each of 12 private sessions he had went more than one hour. In addition, Ethan often asked when the next session was and very much looked forward to it. Always told us how much he loved playing chess and being friends with Jim, who made the little shy boy talk, think and laugh! I would highly recommend Jim to any parent who is looking for someone to develop interest for a chess beginner!"
- JinJin Z.