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Athan S.

22 Reviews
Santa Monica, CA
Starting at $175
  • Speaks Latin, Mandarin, French, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Athan S.

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Yale MBA and Cornell BA and former professional poker player. I paid my way through undergrad and grad school playing and teaching poker (both online and live).

About Athan

- Yale MBA and Cornell BA - Expert in international business - have built 7 businesses myself, around the world - Former professional poker player - Former Cornell Varsity tennis player - Fluent in Spanish and proficient in French I've been tutoring since I was 8 years old (yes, 8 years old!)

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Michelle Adam Pinkert
We gave a poker lesson with Athan to our son for his 19th birthday. It was the best! Athan was extremely responsive and well prepared asking us in advance what our son wanted to work on. He made it fun while learning many skills. Highly recommend Athan!
Diego R.
Athan is very knowledgeable in the game of Poker. He has taught me the concepts needed to take my game to the next level. He has guided me in the right direction and I'm looking forward to more lessons with him.
Brandon
Very helpful and clear info
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Randy S.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Awarded Dean's List from Illinois State University
  • Bachelors in Fine Arts, sequence Acting from Illinois State University
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Randy S.

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I have played a lot of on-line Texas Hold-Em. My biggest take was a 12k win. I understand the game from the basics to the more advanced techniques. I have worked for on-line sites, played many live tournaments, table play etc...
THIS IS TEXAS HOLD 'EM ONLY.
This class is directed more at the beginner and the "intermediate" player who feels stuck, unable to move to the upper echelon. This class is a stout review of the solid basics required to win more than you lose. That is, to come out ahead in the long run, instead of walking away at the wrong time, or simply playing bad hands or getting pulled into expensive pots on a draw. If you understand any of this description, this class is for you. If not, I would look elsewhere. This is not a class for advanced players. I am an advanced player and such a pairing would be an attempt at lateral instruction and that dynamic rarely works in my experience.

About Randy

I have always been an actor first, it is the craft and discipline in which I hold my advanced degrees; it is my first and eternal love. There really isn't much more one could add to such a claim. Simultaneously I have believed a teacher is born, not bred; and I was born to be in theatre, and now, wi

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Charles
Very knowledgeable and personable. Able to communicate more complex concepts in an easy to understand manner.
Kariem
First off. Just want to say that we had to cancel our first session. However, I really like this guy because he had kept it real and set it straight on the reason why the session was cancel. He was very sick that day and he didn't want to be involved with the session not being at 100%. Respect! I wouldn't have wanted him not being at his best either. Takes alot of guts for a person to confess that. I really appreciated the honesty because that explains how passionate Randy is about the craft.
Second of all, when we did our first session, I had to deal with a rough technical patch of trying g to join in for the session. He had no problem helping me with this technical glitch rather than allowing TakeLessons (who I was unable to reach because of matainace issues), to handle it. He helped 5he TakeLessons team. A plus Randy! Though I had to finally use another device to finally join the session, Randy was still willing to have patience and help me with the tech problem.
Lastly, Randy brought a warm feeling to the session and yet sincere. He made me feel welcomed, which opened me up more during this session. This helped because I am uncomfortable with improv but want to get better. He understood this and gave a real honest approach. Also, he informed me that we were going to get a gist of my performance level and work from there. Furthermore, we were going to ease our way into improvement. This gave me alot more balance than other improv classes. He is even willing to give me a little homework that I can practice in prep for next week.
Randy is very encouraging and I enjoyed our first session. I'm exited for next week!
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Joshua S.

51 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • BFA Theatre from University of Southern California
  • Teaches students 4 to 94
  • Awarded Third Place, World Championship of Public Speaking - Regionals from Toastmasters International
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Joshua S.

51 Reviews
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I teach and play poker extensively. Winning at poker is a lot more than luck. It is about the skill of reading people, understanding incentives, math, and storytelling. When this all makes sense, you can win regularly in poker. I'll teach you how to win, and win consistently.

About Joshua

Mr. S is an accomplished public speaker (Third place in the Regionals for the 2006 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking and over 40 wins in various speech contests). He is also an avid, and successful poker player. By profession, Mr. S is a distinguished corporate, communication an

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Eli
Joshua's great! He's full of knowledge, high energy, and ready to share it with you. I recommend taking one of his sessions to improve your skills, whether it be in chess, poker, public speaking, or any of the other awesome courses he teaches!
Joshua T.
Joshua is wonderful and I recommend you take his lessons!
Michael Cohen
Very knowledgeable. Gave me some good perspectives that I think will help my game significantly.
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Andrew B.

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  • Teaching since 2020
  • Climatic Studies from Ohio State University
  • Teaches students 14 and up
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Andrew B.

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Whether you're just beginning your poker journey or you've been playing for years and want to take the next step into profitably playing poker tournaments, I can help to get you there. Poker has been a passion of mine from before I was legally able to play for money and have hundreds of thousands of hands played in my lifetime. I have gone from novice player to consistently profiting in micro, low, and mid stakes games and I am extremely confident I can help you do the same. I will listen to you for exactly what kind of experience you want from my poker coaching and if you don't know, we can try a few things like hand histories, database analyses, or just some simple situational practice. I enjoy learning, playing, and the process of getting better at poker more than any other activity in my life so I can guarantee a fun and educational experience from our sessions that will end in you becoming a profitable tournament poker player. If you're interested, feel free to send me a message ...

About Andrew

I am a semi professional poker player who specializes in no limit texas hold'em and, specifically, multi table tournaments but can offer assistance in sit and go's as well. I took up the game when I was 9 years old after the Moneymaker boom and dove head first into it even at that age. I was hosting

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"Just the beginning for a beginner (me) in Poker, and Randy hit the right points to start!"
victoria
Took Poker lessons from Randy S.
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"Athan is patient, professional and really knows the game. His input has been invaluabgle and I am winning!"
Robert
Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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"Athan is a fantastic teacher and communicator. To shake things up a bit this summer, I arranged an online poker lesson with Athan for my son. I saw later that Athan's resume is super impressive -- Yale, Cornell, professional poker player, CEO multiple times over. So impressive, actually, that leading up to the lesson I was wondering whether he and my son would even be able to communicate with each other, and whether I was getting my son into something that was way over his head. I sat next to my son the whole time, and saw the whole lesson. Athan came in and knocked the lesson out of the park. He knew his "audience," was totally prepared, and said all the right things at the right times to keep everything clear, interesting and effective. Just as one example, at the beginning Athan asked my son a couple questions about his other interests (e.g. what do you do? do you play sports? like math?) and when Carter told him the answers, Athan memorized them. Then throughout the lesson, Athan kept analogizing the principles he was teaching to those experiences Carter had told him about. Amazing! I was blown away. Athan's not only an apparent master of his poker craft, but he's got real talent when it comes to communication more broadly. It's no wonder he's traveled so far."
amanda
Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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"Wow. Poker is not so intimidating any more. Athan really put things into perspective and has made my game vastly better."
Bobby
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"Athan was great. Can’t wait for next lesson"
Susie
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"After lessons, I won a tournament! He was a great teacher!"
David
Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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"truly professional- patient- really provided excellent tips"
roger
Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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"It's was the first lesson he seems very educated about poker."
Mark
Took Poker lessons from Randy S.
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"Amazing, highly recommended Ethan,he was focused , Concerned, patients , listened to every world that I said and he cames out with an excellent example and result and solution. Can't wait to get more lesson with him and see my self in the right track with a great coach player like him.
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Mehrnoosh
Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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"We gave a poker lesson with Athan to our son for his 19th birthday. It was the best! Athan was extremely responsive and well prepared asking us in advance what our son wanted to work on. He made it fun while learning many skills. Highly recommend Athan!"
Michelle Adam Pinkert
Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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