Hope you're doing great! We are successfully settled in here in London, Canada and so far we are really liking it! I just wanted to let you
know that Niko just received his report card from his 6th grade teacher and his scores for the CA state testing that he does every
year...the fantastic news to report is that he improved his scores over last year by 200 points in both english and math and scored in the
96th and 94th percentile for english and math across all kids in the nation. That is a huge improvement over his scores in the past where
he was in the the 70-80th percentile! We believe that the big game changer has been his participation in chess and your coaching over
the past year!!
So as we plan out the next school year, I want to figure our a way that we can continue to keep him playing chess on a regular basis.
There is no chess school here in London so please let me know what you think might work for having Niko in some sort of chess
instruction once a week and then maybe participation in the HCA National Team where we can work tournaments into my travel
schedule or something like that!"
Hope you all are doing great!
Dante M. Pirouz
The Richard Ivey School of Business
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, CANADA