Over 200 tutoring hours

Tanya E.

Encino, CA


Effective Reading, and Writing Tutor Specializing in Dyslexia

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 4/16/14
5.0 average from 27 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
— Jenna, Woodland Hills, CA on 10/29/16


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Ithaca College
New York University (NYU)


Ithaca College (Communications)

New York University (NYU) (Master's)

About Tanya

I worked for the New York City Board of Education as a English Language Arts Teacher and Librarian for almost four years. I taught Reading, Writing and English Language Arts to grades kindergarten through six. I also tutored students privately in reading, writing and math.

In my experience, a successful tutoring relationship is one that consists of trust and encouragement. It is my job to make students feel safe and confident as they face their academic challenges. I am very patient and understand how it feels to require extra help with a subject that seemingly appears so easy for everyone else.

I get equally excited when a student finally understands a concept or masters a skill. I want them to exceed and to reach their highest potential. I am committed to their success.
I worked for the New York City Board of Education as a English Language Arts Teacher and Librarian for almost four years. I taught Reading, Read more

24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 9 miles of Encino, CA 91316
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Jenna, Woodland Hills, CA on 10/29/16

"Intelligent, caring and fun!"

- Kristine, Northridge, CA on 2/16/16

"So glad that we found Tanya"

- Mark, Encino, CA on 5/16/14

"Awesome tutor!!!"

- Shameka, Brooklyn, NY on 3/4/14
Voice (Music)
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Special Needs:
Autism, Dyslexia,
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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I have been using the Barton Reading and Spelling System: An Orton-Gillingham Influenced Simultaneously Multi-sensory Explicit and Systematic Phonics Program for three years to treat individuals with dyslexia. I am well versed in assessing and working with children with dyslexia. My children have made remarkable strides working with me and using the Barton System.

Elementary (K-6th)

As an elementary educator, I consistently worked to achieve excellent student results. Because each student had a certain mix of traits, strengths and learning challenges, I had to apply differing proportions of the curriculum to the children. Each day, as a teacher, I always maintained structured lesson plans that met the state standards.

During my elementary teaching experience, I taught Math, English/Spelling, Science, and Social-Studies. In order to give my students a greater understanding of the curriculum, I incorporated visuals into my daily lessons. For example, in math class, I did a lesson on shapes. When we studied circles, I bought an unsliced pizza and showed them that the pizza is a circle. Then when I cut the pizza, I showed them that the slices of pizza were shaped like triangles. In addition, after the completion of an author study, each child would write a letter to the author and share their likes or dislikes about the book; and/or questions about the characters in the book. We also sometimes created mini plays from the characters of the book.

During my tenure as a teacher, I maintained positive relationships with parents, fellow teachers and office staff. Teaching has always been more than just a source of employment, it is my passion. My deepest focus is encouraging students so that they can be successful regardless of their circumstances.


I am very qualified to teach phonics. Currently, I am teaching and receiving training in the Barton System which is an Orton-Gillingham influenced simultaneously multi-sensory explicit and systematic phonics program. I have seen tremendous progress in my students' phonetic awareness since incorporating this system into their learning plan.

Voice (Music)

I received my Master's degree in Vocal Performance in 2004 from New York University. I've been teaching private voice to students of all ages for the last seven years. I am very experienced. I instill the execution of proper breath support and breath control. I also teach proper vocalises to strengthen and warm-up the voice.

Ithaca College
New York University (NYU)


Ithaca College (Communications)

New York University (NYU) (Master's)

Knowledgeable and patient tutor — Tanya is Amazing!!! She is friendly, patient and professional. She's helped my student work through Dyslexia and continues to make improvements with him every session. I'd highly recommend her! ...

— Jenna, Woodland Hills, CA on 10/29/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tanya will travel within 9 miles of Encino, CA 91316.