Coaching sessions with Collins Mullen!

Hey guys!

Collins here, and I’m excited to announce that I’m offering personalized, one-on-one coaching sessions for Magic: the Gathering. Whether you’re just starting out onto the competitive scene, trying to learn some of the finer points of Magic Online, or are unsure of how to pilot a specific deck, I’d be happy to share some of my time with you.

So, what does this entail?

My goal for these coaching sessions is to personalize them to whatever your needs may be. Everyone is at a different point in their Magic playing career, practicing different formats with different decks. I plan on working with each individual on whatever they would like to focus on.

The session itself will involve us connecting through a video chat service that has screen sharing capabilities. I typically default to Google Hangouts, as that doesn’t require any account to be made. But I’m flexible and can also use Discord or Skype. Once we’ve connected we can screen share MTGO and go through some games there. I find it better if the student pilots the deck, so they can be in control of things while I give pointers and we talk through lines. But I’m also willing to pilot if the student doesn’t have access to MTGO or the deck they want to practice with.

Another option is for us to go over any MTGO replays that you may have of games that you thought were particularly insightful or interesting. One of the best ways to learn is to replay games that you have played on your own with someone else, to see what they think of your lines. Talking about your decision making process can be very insightful, and I think I can help there.

If you want to practice with a particular deck, and want me to have that ready on my MTGO account, it’s helpful if you email that decklist to me before our session so that I can have everything ready to go when our time starts. That way we don’t have to waste time waiting for me to scramble all of the cards together!

If you have any questions about this, feel free to contact me and ask!

Qualifications

So, what do I have to offer you? Well, my Magic results are pretty good–I’ve got an SCG Open win, an SCG Invitational top 8, multiple Team Open top 8s and a GP finals appearance. More than that, though, I love sharing what I know. I tutored for several years in math and physics and always felt that the back and forth discussion that those one-on-one sessions enabled was by far the best way to learn. Over the last eight months I’ve honed my skills at talking about Magic on the Grindcast, and I feel ready to coach.

Cost

If I could do this for free, I would. But for some reason I keep having to buy groceries and pay my power bill. My rates are currently $35 for an hour long session, or $50 for an hour and a half. Click the calendar below to schedule a meeting!