My name is Alexey W. Root. I have a Ph.D. in education from UCLA. I was the 1989 U.S. Women's Chess Champion. I have the "Woman International Master" title awarded by the World Chess Federation (FIDE). I am available to give presentations about the topics covered in my books. Please contact me on Facebook or at email@example.com. As a Senior Lecturer for The University of Texas at Dallas, I teach online, college-credit, chess curriculum courses. Please see http://www.utdallas.edu/is/chess-online/. Earlier in my career, I taught social studies and English in secondary schools. In public and private K-12 schools, after-school programs, recreation centers, camps, university courses, and private lessons, I have taught chess to over 3500 people.