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Our private lessons are offered in combinations of teaching games, game reviews, Go problem homework, and general lectures. In the first lesson, the instructor will ask the student general questions to grasp the student's current strengths and weaknesses. Then, a study plan will be designed for the student.

For the best results, students are strongly encouraged to practice between each session. Instructors assign homework weekly, which include a combination of solving Go problems, playing games, doing textbook questions, self-game reviewing, and studying professional games. The Divine Move of Go textbooks at NYIG provide a systematic instruction series of 14 books from beginner to 5d. Purchasing a textbook is strongly recommended for complete coverage of the core concepts.

Scheduling is flexible on a weekly or biweekly frequency. A live recording of each online lesson is available upon request. If you have any questions, please send an email to info@ny-go.org with Private Lesson in the title.

Online or In-Person

Upon registration, your instructor will send a welcome email to get in touch. After the first lesson, we will follow up to discuss enrollment details. The instructor will recommend a suitable volume of The Divine Move of Go. The textbook is optional for students with preference for practical game reviews.

Online: Students will connect with the teacher via Zoom and use KGS, OGS, or the Fox Go Server. Students may indicate a preference during registration. Please verify the working status of Zoom and Go software in advance.

Onsite: Indicate your desired teacher & location and your teacher will meet you there. We offer on-site private lessons at Manhattan and Little Neck. Please arrive promptly.


Note: Only first-time students are eligible for a trial class. Prices in US dollars.

Textbooks: Depending on your progress, following the NYIG curriculum is recommended. Textbooks are $50 each (+$20 shipping & handling) and includes an additional exercise book with 700+ practice problems.

Private Lessons

Location Online Little Neck Manhattan
1-hour Trial 88 99 109
10-hour Lesson Package 880
(88 per hour)
(99 per hour)
(109 per hour)
20-hour Lesson Package 1672
(83 per hour)
(94 per hour)
(103 per hour)

Semi-Private Lessons

Two to four students per class. Prices are per student.

Location Online Little Neck Manhattan
1-hour Trial 64 72 79
10-hour Lesson Package 640
(64 per hour)
(72 per hour)
(79 per hour)
20-hour Lesson Package 1216
(60 per hour)
(68 per hour)
(75 per hour)