Leonardo Gifted School is partner or member of: ECHA - European Council for High Ability, WCGTC - World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, AERO - Alternative Education Resource Organization, BPLUSA - Big Picture Learning Design USA, University of Bucharest - Faculty of Phychology and Educational Sciences, University of Connecticut - Neag School of Education, Simon Fraser University - Faculty of Education

Andrada Cioteanu

Andrada Cioteanu

Offering Mentoring in Chess

Andrada Cioteanu is a graduate of the Master Training of Trainers course, taught at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (2012).

As a chess sport instructor, certified by the National Authority for Sport and Youth, she works on the project ” School of Chess” (www.scoaladesah.ro), founded by herself in 2012 at the Chess University Sports Club in Bucharest, and for various kindergartens, schools and afterschool programs. Starting with 2012, she has been managing the Chess University Sports Club from Bucharest.

She attended: Giurgiu Colosseum Chess Club, participating in Division A – Women and Division B – Men (2008-2012), the European Amateur Chess Champion, Czech Republic – Pardubice (2010 ), and SC News Feed SRL ( 2009-2010), as a chess coach.

Some of the outstanding results she obtained as a chess coach:

  • Dan Nicolae – School National Champion, category under 7 years (2014);
  • Robert Bough – 5th European Union Championships, category under 8 years (2014);
  • Andrei Mainescu – two bronze medals at the Junior National Championships, rapid and blitz chess category under 8 years (2014);
  • Place III National Championship Chess Team category under 8 years: Robert Bough, Andrei Mainescu, Matthew Marina (2014);
  • Place II National Chess Championship on mixed teams category under 8 years: Robert Bough, Matthew Marina, John Mainov, Karina Dumitrescu, Iris Nicoara and Ruxandra Inte (2014).

The chess course she teaches at the Leonardo Gifted School is addressed to both beginners and those who want to deepen their skills. The course is interactive, the focus is on learning through play, knowledge and practice.

Chess develops learning ability, concentration, logical and creative thinking, and self-confidence.