Athan Slotkin

Athan S.

Santa Monica, CA
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Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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).
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Athan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

- 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!). I love my students and helping them achieve their dreams!


Aug 2008 - May 2010
Yale University
BA, Economics, Spanish, French
Aug 2001 - May 2005
Cornell University


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Professional Proficiency

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4 Reviews

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Sarah Nov 29, 2018
Poker · In studio

Athan is a great instructor. He's patient, methodical, and adaptive. We had him for a group lesson, and he made learning poker super fun and easy to understand for us newbies. Even my husband, who is a seasoned pro, said he got a lot out of it. Highly recommend!

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roger Nov 29, 2018
Poker · Online

truly professional- patient- really provided excellent tips

Feng Nov 27, 2018
Poker · In studio

These lessons paid themselves off in spades 🙂. Athan charges a pretty high rate but it’s easily worth it.

Phil Nov 27, 2018
· Online

Athan is an awesome instructor - it's really impressive how he walks through the game theory and logic (and how well he can read hands!). I was a complete newbie to poker and now I'm REGULARLY beating not just my friends but people in poker room as well! These lessons have paid themselves back many times over!! Highly recommend!!!

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