Paul Lingas

Paul L.

Portland, OR

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Levels Taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
Can help you how to read, understand and write about history from an academic viewpoint.
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Paul delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10 to 70

Teaching since:
September 1999

While attending the University of Southern California, where I received my M.F.A., I worked as a writing tutor in the USC Writing Center and also taught Classical Greek Mythology. After graduation, I taught Verbal, Writing and Literature SAT classes and worked as a private tutor in a variety of subjects.

I later taught for five years at the New York Film Academy in Universal City, CA, where I taught a variety of Critical Studies classes to various levels of students, some in certificate programs and others working towards their M.F.A.

As a former English and Spanish double major, I have always enjoyed teaching at various levels. Most of my other work these days involves the writing and editing of short stories, screenplays and novels.

You’ll find that I have the education, background and experience to be an excellent instructor for your needs.

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Sep 2008 - Aug 2013
New York Film Academy

Taught Critical Studies to MFA, AFA, BFA and Certificate students. Duties included creation of syllabi, lectures, grading, office hours and thesis mentorships.

SAT Prep Class Instructor
Feb 2004 - Dec 2004
Dr. Yang's Polymath Academy

Individual and group instruction of SAT test materials for SAT Writing and Verbal tests as well as SAT II Literature tests.

Writing Consultant
Aug 2000 - Jan 2004
The Writing Center, USC

Individual and group teaching of effective writing skills with students of all levels. Assisted in orientation of incoming consultants and took appointments, answered phones, assisted in administrative matters.

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Aug 2000 - Jan 2003
Department of Classics, USC

Teaching Assistant for Classical Greek Mythology. Taught two sections of 25 students each for five semesters. Duties included lecturing, group discussions, grading, student advisement and leading exam reviews in a class of 300.

Youth Hockey Coach
Aug 1993 - May 1996
USA Hockey, Lane County Hockey Association

Youth hockey coach. Two time Oregon state champion in that capacity (1994 and 1996).


Master of Fine Arts - Film Production
Jan 1999 - Dec 2003
University of Southern California
Bachelor of Arts - English Literature
Sep 1992 - Jun 1996
University of Oregon
Bachelor of Arts - Spanish
Sep 1992 - Jun 1996
University of Oregon


Professional Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Departmental Graduate Teaching Award
May 2002
Classics Department - University of Southern California

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Nicolette M. Sep 30, 2014
Film Studies · In studio

Paul was my favorite teacher at the New York Film Academy.
Unlike most of the teachers, Mr. Paul put a lot of effort and creativity into planning his classes, which made them both stimulating and fun for us.
I also loved the fact that Mr. Paul always respected our opinions, and never made us feel stupid when we didn’t understand something. He was always very encouraging and willing to keep explaining until we got it.

I highly recommend him to anyone interested in extra lessons. He is definitely worth it!

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