Director of Counseling Center
With 25+ years working on both ends of the college admissions process, Jocbethem is the ideal counselor for developing students and helping them reach their dream college. He has served in the admissions offices for three universities and is a long-time External UC Admissions Reader.
Working on both ends of the college admissions process for so many years, allows me to achieve my number one priority, which is to help you achieve your goal of getting into a great college. I will help you think, analyze, and reflect on your strengths and weaknesses so that you can develop your “profile.” With my guidance, you will create your college list, as well as develop and compose college essays that have depth and breadth. Lastly, with my coaching, you will complete college applications accurately and on-time! I look forward to meeting you soon!
My approach to counseling is best described as student-centered and delivered through wraparound support services. I do whatever it takes to help my students to develop personally, achieve their academic goals, and pursue their future dreams. I have a proven track record of rallying resources around my students and families.
When not serving as a counselor for UCEazy, “Mr. T” as his students like to call him, serves as a school counselor in San Diego, California. In his leisure time, his wife and puppy dog love to cruise at the beach and go to Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
- B.A. International Relations – University of San Diego
- M.Ed. Counseling – University of San Diego
- Administrative Services Credential
- Pupil Personnel Services Credential
- American School Counseling Association
- California School Counseling Association
- National Association of College Admissions Counseling
- Western Association of College Admissions Counseling
My goal was to get into a UC school. I heard that Mr. Tahapary read for UCSD and that helped me feel confident to apply to the UCs. He was really helpful in making sure that I answered the PIQs (Personal Interest Questions) correctly and that I answered them with a lot of thought and personal insights. He would always ask me “where is the why” to your story. Thanks Mr. T!!
– Brian C. – Temecula, CA.
Attending UC Santa Barbara.
I’ve worked with Mr. Tahapary since my sophomore year when I really didn’t have a clue as to what I wanted to do when I grow up, my major, and which colleges to apply for. Fast forward to my senior year and I can’t believe I have applied and been accepted to several of my top choices on my college list!! I decided to go to UC Irvine. Thanks for all your guidance Mr. T! I’ll miss yah!!
–Jaelyn D. – San Diego, CA. Attending UC Irvine.