The Vellotti Brothers have been teaching students complex subjects for their entire lives. They attend UCLA together and are currently Juniors. Carl is studying Bioengineering and Luke is double majoring in Math and Computer Science. Read more below.
Carl Vellotti is a senior bioengineering student at UCLA with an interest in prosthesis and biomedical devices. Carl is also a National Chess Champion and 2x Idaho High School Chess Champion. Along with his brother,International Master Luke Vellottii, he reigns as one of the top players in the State for both youth & adults.
As both a community leader and an academic standout, Carl is considered by parents to be a great role model for their children. Some his many accomplishments include 2013 National Merit Finalist, Mayor's Student City Council, National Honor Society President, and Boise High Swim Team Captain. He also runs a popular "Super-Teen" weekly chess class and teaches private chess lessons year round through Vellotti's Chess School to improving students of all ages.
Luke Vellotti is a International Chess Master and a three-time National chess champion. He is a member of the United States Junior Math Olympiad and a five-time All American U.S. Chess team member. He is also Idaho's highest rated player of any age. Now age 17, he has been Idaho's chess prodigy since he started playing competitive chess age at the age of four.
Luke is additionally an academic scholar whose favorite subjects are math and physics. He has been accepted with merit scholarships to the following world-renowned universities for Fall of 2013: Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, and UC Berkeley, among others. He is an AP National Scholar with Distinction, and a three-time State Champion for both Math and Science Bowl. He enjoys competing in piano performances and swimming events. Luke's future plans include attaining the title of Grandmaster in chess, and training to become a research Physician-Scientist for his career. He attends UCLA along with his older brother, Carl Vellotti, double majoring in Math and Computer Science. Luke currently works as a Senior Instructor and Curriculum Designer at Vellotti's Chess School.