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Joshua S.

38 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Awarded Third Place, World Championship of Public Speaking - Regionals from Toastmasters International
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joshua S.

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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 a

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Vikas
Learn poker the right way. Joshua explains and guides you with subtle points that are rare to find in other learning settings. He also offers other classes which are of great value and insight.
Diego
Joshua is a great teacher and very knowledgeable in Poker. He understands where you are at and will help you to improve your game.
YUKI ITO
Joshua is the most amazing teacher that we have ever met. His teaching style opened my daughter's eyes wide to figure out what the real public speaking stands for.
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Athan S.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $150
  • Speaks Spanish, French, Mandarin, Latin
  • 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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Cindy
A terrific coach. Athan is patient, upbeat and professional.
Highly recommended and anyone would be lucky to have him as their instructor.
Cat
Enjoyed it and learned a lot—thanks, Athan!
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Randy S.

23 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Bachelors in Fine Arts, sequence Acting from Illinois State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Randy S.

23 Reviews
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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, w

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Sampath
Enrique
Randy is a first rate coach. He is knowledgeable, experienced, and with an easy going natural style. Was very adaptable to my level of experience and was patient - no question was too dumb. I highly recommend him without any reservation. I have already booked my next session.

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Randy S.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Dean's List from Illinois State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2012
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Randy S.

23 Reviews
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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, w

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kobe W.
Sampath
Enrique
Randy is a first rate coach. He is knowledgeable, experienced, and with an easy going natural style. Was very adaptable to my level of experience and was patient - no question was too dumb. I highly recommend him without any reservation. I have already booked my next session.

John L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $109
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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John L.

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20 years experience, played in the biggest touraments with the best players in the world. With that said, have played against every level of competition and the education of those adaptation skills are crucial.

Detailed instruction with a big picture view of the game.

About John

Open-minded, innovative, understanding, positive and passionate. Experience at every level, whether you want to play for fun in your local game or desire to play at the highest-level. Adapting your skillset and mindset is crucial. I can help!

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Zachary G.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 15 and up
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Zachary G.

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Experienced poker player of 6 years with over 50k in live earnings. Specializing in 1/2 and 2/5 cash game strategy as well as low-mid stakes tournament strategy. Lessons are designed and created around the student's goals, bankroll, and base knowledge of the game as a starting point. I will help you to understand the math behind decisions, average player tendencies at these stakes, and how to manage your money to be a long term winner at No Limit Texas Holdem'

About Zachary

I am a semi-professional poker player with 6 years of experience in low-mid stakes cash games and tournaments. After having multiple 4 and 5 figure scores on the felt, I feel I am qualified to help you on your poker journey to do the same. I am an avid student of the game and believe that studying

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Really informative and down to earth! I'd reccomend him! I'm looking forward to future poker lessons with him.

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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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"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 was great. Can’t wait for next lesson"
Susie
Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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"These lessons paid themselves off in spades 🙂. Athan charges a pretty high rate but it’s easily worth it."
Feng
Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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"I've used Athan for several lessons now and he's become a friend. Happy to write this review for him (though I secretly don't want other players to get the same coaching :)). I can't recommend him enough as he's saved me tons of money and has made me much more. Athan is so smart and analytical. I already knew how to play before we started but I wasn't winning much if at all, in my home games and in casinos both in cash games and in tournaments. Athan came with a completely custom lesson plan and helped break apart how to think about the game in general, how to play players, the math, specific leaks/weak spots, and different situations. Just try one lesson and I think you'll see the same."
Edward
Took Poker lessons from Athan 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.
Best Regards"
Mehrnoosh
Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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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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"Enjoyed it and learned a lot—thanks, Athan!"
Cat
Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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"Athan is an excellent teacher. Very enthusiastic about the subject.
I'm looking forward to the rest of the lessons.

Allen"
Allen
Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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"I am not sure if this is a coincidence but I won my first tournament in a verrrry long while after just two lessons. Eric is easy to talk to and I like his lesson plan. I will be signing up for more lessons to continue sharping up my poker skills."
Roxann
Took Poker lessons from Eric W.
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