Now Enrolling: PSAT, SAT/ACT, GRE/GMAT
Now Enrolling: PSAT, SAT/ACT, GRE/GMAT
"Fantastic SAT Tutor - Helped Raise My Son's Score by 250!"
Denice, 7 lessons with Allen
Response time: 6 hours
A Smith College grad with 10+ years of experience, I have helped hundreds of students achieve some of the highest score increases nationwide.
*Expert at guiding students through their exams and into top colleges, such as Harvard and Stanford
*Received extensive training while working full-time for an elite private Test Prep company for 3 years
*Highly-qualified and up-to-date on all recent changes to the PSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT
*I empower students with the content knowledge, tips, strategies, and techniques they need to "outsmart the test-writers" and reach/exceed their score goals, while closely monitoring student progress.
*I help students develop a customized plan of study to work toward their official test dates.
*My enthusiastic, interactive teaching style engages students and encourages them to take an active role in learning.
*I develop a rapport with my students to help them find their internal motivation, empathizing with them while still holding them accountable for putting in the effort needed to succeed.
*I also tutor a wide range of academic subjects including but not limited to:
Spanish levels 1 through 5 (including AP Spanish)
Bar/Bat Mitzvah prep, for both youth and adults
*My ability to speak and understand Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese (in addition to being a native speaker of English) helps overcome the unique challenges of learners from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds.
*Outside of tutoring, I am the founder and facilitator of Pnei Hamayim: Center for Jewish Spirituality in Scottsdale, Arizona, currently offering a weekly meditation group and half-day retreats.
Please feel free to message me with any questions about tutoring or to get started.
I look forward to working with you!
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Fantastic SAT Tutor - Helped Raise My Son's Score by 250!
Tamara reviewed my son's prior SAT test to focus on his areas of need. She was patient, timely, extremely knowledgeable, and communicated well with a 17 year old. Her tutoring, strategies, and tips helped my son raise his SAT score from 1710 to 1960. Thanks to Tamara, my son obtained the scores he needed to get a FULL tuition scholarship and be accepted into Barrett, The Honors College at ASU!! I would highly recommend Tamara as a SAT/ACT tutor. The small amount of money you invest in tutoring with be minimal compared to the tens of thousands you receive in scholarships offers.Denice, 7 lessons with Allen
Great at analyzing
Allen was good at analyzing where my daughter needs help and pinpointing strategies that she can work. It was a good experience.Anna, 1 lesson with Allen
Allen showed her areas that she needs to work on and helped her with concepts where needed. She enjoyed the lessons and felt she became more comfortable with tests after she started the lessons. ThanksIndira, 6 lessons with Allen
Allen was excellent in everyway. Pleasant to discuss the testing issues with and immediately performed an evaluation to ascertain problem areas. Very easy to work, with. We quickly established a schedule to accomplish improvement. Her depth of knowledge of the subjects was thorough and her ability to educate was solid (my daughter needed mostly math and science support for the ACT). I wish I'd have contacted Allen earlier as the time she spent with my daughter had a very positive impact. I would highly recommend her.John, 5 lessons with Allen
Tamara's tutoring allowed me to flourish in my studying. She helped me to sort my way through information and techniques, which made things so much clearer. I am usually timid when it comes being tutored, but Tamara made me feel very comfortable and made it very easy to ask questions!Lisa, 8 lessons with Allen
Tutor knowledgeable and patient!!
Tamara is very knowledgeable and patient with my son. My son really likes her and he respects her and learns quickly with her. We are very glad that we found her!Tracey, 12 lessons with Allen
SAT Preparation. She made learning fun.
Tamara stepped right into our home easily coming alongside our son. She quickly assessed his needs and challenged him with making the most of every minute they were together working. She not only answered and explain questions, she made learning fun, and shared helpful, key strategies all along the way. Many thanks Tamara!Natalie, 6 lessons with Allen
Excellent SAT Tutor - Highly Recommended
Tamara tutored my son for about three months from July through September, 2014. In this short duration, averaging 3 hours of tutoring per week, my son improved his SAT scores from 1990 (SAT taken in March 2014) to 2150 (SAT taken in October 2014). This is an excellent improvement and he could not have achieved the 2150 score without Tamara. Tamara was always professional, punctual, and was easily reachable either by email or phone. She came to each session well prepared with lesson plans and objectives clearly articulated, but was always willing to adjust the agenda at a moment’s notice based on our requests. I attended a few tutoring sessions with my son to gauge their interactions and as well as Tamara’s mastery of the SAT subjects. I am very happy to say that she passed both with flying colors. My son’s SAT score speaks for itself. In the beginning when I did not see significant progress right away based on the practiced SAT tests my son was taking, I became discouraged and reached out to Tamara to let her know my concerns. She was very understanding, did not feel slighted in any way, and worked with me collaboratively to plan the lessons, the additional practiced tests, and to get additional materials for my son to help speed up his progress. Tamara was also very flexible and was willing to re-schedule lessons to accommodate our summer schedule multiple times. Lastly, Tamara was very patient and always had a smile on her face. We are so happy to have found Tamara. We could not have found a better SAT tutor for my son that helped improved his score significantly in just three months. Thank you.Hang, 22 lessons with Allen
Tamara has been such a wonderful tutor for my son. She is teaching him so much and he really enjoys the sessions. 7/7/14 When my husband and I were deciding on hiring a tutor we chose Tamara and could not be happier with the results. In less than a month she enabled our son to improve his scores on both the SAT and ACT. He scored 250 points higher on the SAT and also a higher score on the ACT. My son is so excited about his score and feels very confident about applying to colleges. She was very helpful with all subjects. I highly recommend Tamara for any student who wants to improve their testing scores.Michele, 11 lessons with Allen
Great at making sure I know the material
Tamara takes extremely great notes that are short but really describe and help me to learn the material. I've already gone up one letter grade!Jennifer, 26 lessons with Allen
Response time: 6 hours