Paul C.

Bio

Paul is a native of Skokie, IL. A graduate of Vassar College and Wits University in Johannesburg, Paul is currently a PhD candidate at Harvard University. At Harvard, he has received multiple awards for his teaching and was recently awarded research fellowships from the Fulbright-Hays Program, the Social Science Research Council, the Wenner Gren Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education.

Paul has taught students in the humanities and social sciences at Vassar and at Wits University. While at Vassar, he created and designed a course titled “Mandela: Race, Resistance, and Renaissance in South Africa” for the college’s History department. Paul has helped students craft graduate and law school admissions essays and, while serving as an early childhood teacher’s assistant, tutored elementary school students. A tutor with Cambridge Coaching since Fall 2017, Paul has worked as both a writing and study-skills coach, helping students with term papers and admissions essays to college, law school, and medical school. In addition to admissions and essay writing, his teaching strengths are in anthropology, sociology, history, and political science.

In his free time, Paul enjoys mountaineering, cooking, and watching the Green Bay Packers.

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard University, PhD Candidate in African and African American Studies
  • Harvard University, MA in Anthropology
  • University of the Witwatersrand, MA in Anthropology
  • Vassar College, BA in Political Science & Africana Studies
Specialties
  • GRE
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Expository Writing & the Essay
  • Political Science & Government
  • Political Theory
  • African History
  • Research Writing
  • Medical School Admissions
  • Graduate Admissions
Testimonials
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Paul was a tremendous help to me while I was applying to medical school. Anyone who is familiar with the process knows that the personal statement and secondary application are quite daunting. Paul not only helped me develop my framework to tackle different prompts, but also gave me effective writing strategies that made the flow and readability of my essays much better. He was always mindful that our time was limited and would ask me what I wanted to prioritize before each session. Whenever I sent a piece of writing for him to look over, he would always send back his notes within a day. This was extremely helpful, as the medical school application is rolling and quick submission is key. Paul is a talented writer, kind person, and excellent teacher. I highly recommend him to anyone who chooses to apply to medical school."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Anonymous, Medical School Admissions)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "As someone who finds the college transfer process stressful, this feeling was brought down immensely when I began to work with Paul on my applications. He was very thorough with his work, and always made sure that I was staying on top of my deadlines. We worked together to ensure that I had several goals to achieve by the end of each week, and he was prompt to respond with his comments on my pieces. It was a pleasure to work alongside Paul, and I highly recommend him to those going through a similar process."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Mélanne, College Transfer Application)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Paul is always willing to help. He is always available on short notice, never wavers. Paul is a tutor but he is more like a professor with the quality of his input."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Jonah, International Relations)