School Introdution Letter
Posted: 6/11/2009 | Updated: 8/28/2015

To Whom It May Concern:                                                                                                                                                                            

We would like to introduce the International Chess Academy’s “Chess Instruction Program” to your school. As the founders of the ICA, we would be interested in sharing our knowledge and interest in the game of chess with the many kids, parents, and even teachers in your local district.


The ICA (WWW.ICANJ.NET ) was founded with the aim of providing chess instruction and chess seminars at all levels and to a variety of audiences. The Academy founders, Irina Levitina and Diana Tulman, have many years of experience in the chess world, both as chess players as well as chess teachers. Irina Levitina a WGM (i.e.Woman Grand Master), was Vice Champion of the former Soviet Union, Vice Champion of the United States, and was at one point even the second best women’s player in the world and played for the Women’s world championship in 1984.  Diana Tulman is a Vice Champion of her native country (Moldova) and a very experienced Chess coach (over 20 years training children and adults of various levels).


Chess is a complex game of strategy. It incorporates elements of art, science, and sports. Studying chess disciplines the mind, and develops logical thinking and abstract reasoning skills that help a person well beyond the chess board.

The aim of our Chess Program is to teach chess to children of all school ages and of different abilities. In our practice, we seek to maintain the highest standards of professionalism. All of our teachers, without exception, are thoroughly prepared and ready for the task.  They are looking forward to helping your students by teaching this exciting game and by sharing their love for the game with them.  Besides conducting chess classes, we can also organize various Chess Tournaments (under the supervision of  USCF licensed professional tournament directors) on the School’s premises.  In addition, we can create or assist in creating a School Chess Club, which can participate in tournaments in NJ state and around the country allowing your school to compete against other school teams.  All our programs can be modified or re-designed based on the specifics of the school environment, school requirements and its student body.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by either e-mailing us at or calling via telephone: 201-833-1741 or 201-797-0330.


We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.



Thank you,

Diana Tulman and Irina Levitina