My name is Paul and I have a passion for teaching, inspiring, and building personalized bridges for individuals to realize their innermost potential. I have tutored on a professional level for over 7 years in the areas of English, ESL, creative writing, elementary and middle school math, test prep, essay writing, lessons in bass guitar, among other subjects.
I've studied psychology from many different angles, and have applied this discipline over the past 8 years in virtually all aspects of the field ranging from behavioral intervention, social work in impoverished places of the city, crisis counseling, eating disorders, mental health administration, and worked with individuals with all types of developmental disabilities. This eclectic experience makes me adept at understanding people from myriad backgrounds, experiences, and personality traits. I utilize this perspective in my teaching and allow each student to fully maximize their potential by creating a learning modality tailored to his/her way of receiving information, interests and strengths, and his/her unique way of connecting to things, ideas, and people. It brings me joy seeing people actualize their potential, achieve success, and reach their goals - academic or otherwise.
I am computer proficient and have skills in troubleshooting, building computer systems, MAC/PC, Google applications, Microsoft Office Suite, Music Production, and Adobe Suite. I am also quite proficient in several different project management tools.
I also have several years experience as a professional writer in different capacities: clinical assessments, whole persons reports, grant-writing, creative branding, blogging, copywriting and poetry.
I am a musician of 15 years and have been producing/writing/composing music for close to 6 years.
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, I have a deep proclivity for fostering human potential. This desire to help connect people through my teaching modality is what ultimately drives me to be a better listener and hence, a better teacher.
I am very excited to meet and build a lasting connection with you!
University of California - San Diego