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Tara S.

Professional and Credentialed Educator for Adults and Children

Santa Monica, CA (90404)

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I received a bachelor of arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a major in Education and a minor in theater arts. I began my career teaching elementary school in Chicago. I also worked abroad, teaching English as a foreign language to Korean students in Seoul, South Korea. I relocated to Los Angeles in 2000 and earned a professional California state credential to teach multiple subjects to children in kindergarten through grade 8. I am also certified to teach English to students in grades kindergarten through grade 12 and to adults. I have over 10 years of experience educating elementary and secondary school students. I have worked for unified school districts in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and Compton. I have taught large and small groups in public schools and private institutions. I have also provided one on one instruction and tutoring to both children and adults. As a young student, I earned straight A's, and in college I was an honor student, graduating with a 4.9/5.0 grade point average. I have superb organizational and study skills that I encourage my students to employ. I love teaching students of all ages and am extremely patient and supportive. English and math are my strongest subjects and I love teaching English as a second language!

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Tara’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, CBEST, GED, GRE, ISEE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Phonics, Special Needs
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Prealgebra, SAT Math
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

ACT English

I possess a CA teaching credential that enables me to instruct English to students in grades k-12 and adults.

Algebra 1

I began to love mathematics in high school because I had an excellent teacher. Many students, adults and children alike, have a fear of math. I enjoy helping students overcome their math anxiety.


I will assist a future teacher in passing the CA Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST). I completed all three sections (math, reading, and writing) in one sitting and passed the exam the first time I took it. It is a standardized test administered to individuals who want to teach at public schools and gain a credential.

Elementary (K-6th)

I possess a professional multiple subject CA teaching credential. I am certified to teach all subjects to students in kindergarten through grade 8.

Elementary Math

I am well versed in the CA state math standards. I have taught a standards based curriculum to students in kindergarten through grade 8. I have tutored high school students and adults in algebra.

Elementary Science

I have CA multiple subject credential, which includes science. I have taught science to students in grades kindergarten, second, fourth, & sixth.


I have a professional CA teaching credential in English. I have taught English language development and English language arts.


I have a CLAD credential which enables me to teach ESL to students in grades k-12 and adults. I also taught EFL in Seoul, South Korea.


I have taught fitness classes to both children and adults. These classes included cardio, strength, stretch, cycling, and yoga. I have over ten years of experience working in the fitness industry as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. I also taught physical education to elementary students.


I am certified to teach students in grades kindergarten through twelve. I have taught at high schools, as well as tutored high school students individually.


Both my parents were English teachers, so I acquired excellent grammatical, spelling, and writing skills.


My CA multiple subject credential enables me to teach phonics, phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, and reading comprehension.


I love teaching mathematics! I have taught math for 8 years. For 2 of those 8 years, I taught pre algebra to sixth grade students.


I possess strong grammatical, spelling, and writing skills. Along with my attention to detail, these abilities make me a thorough and adept proofreader.

Public Speaking

My undergraduate minor was theatre arts. I grew up performing in plays and musicals. As a teacher, I have enjoyed directing and producing student productions. I will assist you in improving your public speaking skills. We will practice pronunciation, annunciation, and projection.

Social Studies

I am certified to teach multiple subjects, including social studies, to students in grades kindergarten through 8. I have taught history, geography, and current affairs to children in grades kindergarten, second, and fourth.


I possess a professional CA credential in English. I am certified to teach students in kindergarten through grade twelve and adults. I have excellent spelling and grammar skills.

Study Skills

Study skills can be learned at any age! Great study skills include organization, creating and following a plan, and making a commitment to a quiet time and space in which to study. I acquired terrific study skills in middle school, and they have helped me be successful throughout my academic career.


I was awarded a full scholorship to study theatre arts. I grew up performing in plays and musicals. As a teacher, I have enjoyed directing and producing student productions.


I possess a CLAD teaching credential, enabling me to teach ESL to children and adults. I have over ten years of experience teaching ESL. I am confident in my ability to assist a student in passing the TOEFL.


I have been teaching English to students for over ten years. My grammatical skills, which includes spelling and vocabulary, are excellent.


I have experience teaching writing to students in grades kindergarten through twelve. I have taught writing to adults, as well. My students have included native speakers and those learning English as a second or foreign language.


I have practiced yoga with children and adults. While teaching elementary and middle school, I incorporated yoga, meditation, and mindfulness into the academic curriculum. I completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training course.

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Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

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Tara will travel within 10 miles of Santa Monica, CA 90404.

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