Tyler Paras

Tyler P.

Santa Barbara, CA

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I achieved a chess rating in the 98th percentile of scholastic players. I have had the opportunity to teach chess to many beginners by starting the chess club at my elementary school, and teaching students in junior high and high school chess clubs. I would like to teach beginning chess players (<1200 elo rating) and share my love of chess with them.
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Tyler teaches



Tyler delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
September 2012

I received my Bachelors of Science in Cellular Molecular Biology, graduated Summa Cum Laude (GPA > 3.9) and Phi Kappa Phi (Top 10% of class). I scored in the 99th percentile of the MCAT, 100th percentile of the ACS National Organic Chemistry Exam, and 98th percentile in the science section of the ACT. This fall, I will be attending a Top 15 medical school.

I grew up with the learning disabilities dyslexia, dysgraphia, and auditory processing disorder. I believe the challenges of having learning disabilities has given me the experience to help others succeed and enjoy academics.

I began teaching by tutoring at-risk students in chemistry at my high school. I mentored students in problem solving and aimed to excite them towards the assignments.

I continued teaching as a teaching assistant for the upper division cell biology class by instructing students in immunological laboratory techniques (including flow cytometry and ELISA).

My research on rheumatoid arthritis conducted at my college and Harvard Medical School has resulted in seven presentations, three at national medical conferences.

As a chess player I achieved a rating in the 98th percentile of scholastic players and have taught students from 8 to 27 years old.

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May 2015 - Present
Harvard Medical School


Aug 2017 - Present
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Cellular Molecular Biology
Aug 2012 - May 2016
Westmont College


Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician
Aug 2014

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5 Reviews

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Devon V. Aug 16, 2017
Chess · Online

Fantastic Instructor and very positive experience. The lessons are catered to my personal style, and are always fun and informative. Tyler really knows his stuff. In 5 lessons, I went from consistently playing ~1050 on Chess.com to ~1350 and still climbing!

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David Z. May 4, 2017
Chess · Online

Lessons were always interesting and informative, but most importantly they were all personally catered towards my personal play style, strengths, and weaknesses . Helped move my chess gameplay to new heights.

Ronald P. Mar 27, 2017
Chess · Online

Great mentor! Knowledgeable and can help you with fundamentals in a fun way!

Melody M. Jan 22, 2017
Chess · Online

Very pleased with Tyler's teaching style! He's an awesome instructor:)

Melody M. Jan 22, 2017
Chess · In studio

Awesome instructor! I'm very pleased with the experience! I feel like my daughter is progressing quickly:)

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