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I'm a bright, motivated person who loves to learn and loves to pass that learning along. I served in the military out of high school, and then spent 15 years in IT, moving up the ladder from technical support to systems administrator to network engineer. I attended college whenever I could throughout my time in IT, however, and last year I left the IT world to attend the University of Texas full time; I'm currently a junior, pursuing a B.A. in English, and will move on to an M.F.A in creative writing after graduation.

My great love is reading and writing, and I'm looking forward to working with others and helping them develop their own appreciation for the joy that can be found in the written word, both in consumption and in creation. I'm also enthusiastic about history and science, and of course, if you're hoping for a career in IT I'm happy to get you started.

Paul’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: The University of Texas at Austin - Current Undergrad, English

Hobbies

Gaming, Running, Reading, Writing

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Reading

History

American Literature

AP Comparative Government and Politics

AP European History

AP Human Geography

AP U.S. Government & Politics

AP World History

College English

College Level American Literature

Comparative Literature

Creative Writing

Earth Science

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

European History

High School English

High School Level American History

High School Level American Literature

High School Political Science

High School World History

High School Writing

HSPT Reading Prep

Introduction to Fiction

Introduction to Poetry

ISEE Prep

ISEE- Middle Level

ISEE-Lower Level Reading Comprehension

ISEE-Lower Level Verbal Reasoning

ISEE-Lower Level Writing

ISEE-Middle Level Reading Comprehension

ISEE-Middle Level Verbal Reasoning

ISEE-Middle Level Writing

ISEE-Upper Level Reading Comprehension

ISEE-Upper Level Verbal Reasoning

ISEE-Upper Level Writing

Political Science

PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Writing Skills

SAT Reading

SAT Writing and Language

Science

Social Sciences

Social studies

Technical Writing

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

World History

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that students learn best when the subject being studied can be connected to their lives; accordingly, I endeavor to provide learning aids that are of significance to them, such as reading passages that relate to their hobbies and interests.

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

My first session would be spent getting to know the student and evaluating their level of knowledge in the subject matter.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

The best way to help a student become an independent learner is to target their areas of interest; for example, if a reading student enjoys gaming, I would tailor the readings toward fiction based on games, or articles about those games.