Approximately 30 years ago, James Altucher [pictured] was my first private chess student. One night a week, I would get out of work and drive to his house in North Brunswick where we would have a 2-hour lesson.
James was in his late teens at the time and rated about USCF 1900. Soon he was over USCF 2200, but by then James had stopped taking lessons from me.
I can't take credit for all of his chess success because James told me that he had previously taken lessons from grandmaster Michael Rohde.
As you can see from this article, James has come a long way since then!