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Paul

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I am a graduate of Southern Nazarene University with a Bachelors of Science in Theology and a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a Masters in Education/Adult Education and Training. During my undergrad work, I travelled to Europe were I expanded my practical application of Spanish and Portuguese. Since returning to the United States, I have worked in several venues providing linguistic translation services and assisting in ESL assignments.

While I tutor a broad range of subjects, I am passionate about comparative religion, Spanish and SAT prep. I am a believer in practical based application and will always bring learning back to the "Why". I believe that this not only enhances a deeper understanding of a subject but also encourages overall retention.

In my spare time, I enjoy a work-life balance that includes weight-lifting, podcast binging, meditation and yoga, reading and novel writing along with an occasional visit to Children's Mercy Park to see KC Sporting win another match.

Paul’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Southern Nazarene University - Bachelors, Religion

Graduate Degree: University of Phoenix - Masters, Education/Adult Education and Training

Hobbies

weight-lifting, podcast binging, KC Sporting games, reading, writing, Trek enthusiast, socializing

Tutoring Subjects

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

Conversational Spanish

English

Essay Editing

High School English

Languages

Literature

SAT Reading

SAT Writing and Language

Social studies

Spanish

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Test Prep

World Religions


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Problem-based learning and clear application techniques helps a deeper appreciation of a subject and a greater retention.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Walk through materials in use, get to know the student, assist in any current challenges student is facing in a class or subject and address future curriculum.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Application-based learning helps students understand subjects in deeper ways, encouraging students to think more critically through the subject.