“Assuming a player is serious and wants to make significant improvement with a dedicated effort, whom are the best teachers to partner with for serious improvement,” wonders Joy. “And where are the very best schools in California for making significant improvement for go for adults?”
It’s impossible to say who’s “best,” as that depends on so many unique variables. Start by asking around at your local club (click here for clubs in California) to see who’s working with which teachers and what their experiences have been. Next, try some lessons with different teachers to get a sense of the fit between their strengths and your goals. Check out the list of US pros here. Also, a lot of go students these days work with teachers online; KGS is a great source of information on such teachers as well as lectures and more. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress!