Splash at Northwestern: Winter Splash February 26th, 2023


NU Splash Biography

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CONNOR TATOOLES, NU sophomore studying Economics & American Studies




College: Northwestern University

Major: Economics, History

Year of Graduation: 2015

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I have a wide breadth of expertise ranging from economics, physics, history, and mathematics. I especially love history and relating it to events today. I currently work part time for InstaEdu (http://instaedu.com/) as a tutor for history, economics, and computer science.

In my free time, I take a great interest in learning the nuances of high level strategy of video games. I played super smash bros competitively for around a year and a half, and I am eager to share my interests with others. This will be my second year teaching for NU Splash.



Past Classes

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X205: Advanced How To Play Super Smash Bros. in Splash 2013 (Apr. 06, 2013)
Ever dream of defeating your friends in one fo the most addicting "fighting" games on the market? There is more to super smash bros. than meets the eye. From combo-ing to wave dashing, to L-canceling, this class will teach more advanced techniques that could give you the edge in any smash battle. It will focus on more advanced techniques as well as character control and spacing.


X159: Introduction to Super Smash Bros. Theory in Splash 2012 (Mar. 31, 2012)
Tired of losing those games of super smash bros? Want to learn how to beat your friends? This class teaches basic and intermediate super smash bros theory, as well as introduces some higher level techniques. Techniques rely on predicting opponent's behavior and spatial reasoning. This class covers 64-brawl. Some time will be devoted at the beginning to differentiate between them, but for the most part techniques learned in this class will cover all 3 games.


M164: Predicting Pokemon in Splash 2012 (Mar. 31, 2012)
In this course the students will learn intermediate pokemon engineering. Emphasis will be placed on the mathematical models that govern the Pokemon world. Topics will include catch rate, effort values, individual values, natures, etc. The end of the course will give a brief introduction to the competitive Pokemon scene, including strategies and player prediction.