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Ms. Tara P.

Online Tutoring for Kinder- 8th, Ivy League Education Specialist

Online Tutoring for Kinder- 8th, Ivy League Education Specialist

$50/hour

  • 114 hours tutoring

About Ms. Tara


Bio

Hello! It's a pleasure to meet you!
I am a Tufts graduate and an Education Specialist who has been working with youth for more than decade addressing all sorts of challenges, helping students who have challenges with learning English language (ESL), learning differences and disabilities (such as dyslexia and dyscalculia), those on the autism spectrum, students with ADD/ADHD, many gifted students as well as those who missed concepts or classes due to being professionals themselves, illness,...

Hello! It's a pleasure to meet you!
I am a Tufts graduate and an Education Specialist who has been working with youth for more than decade addressing all sorts of challenges, helping students who have challenges with learning English language (ESL), learning differences and disabilities (such as dyslexia and dyscalculia), those on the autism spectrum, students with ADD/ADHD, many gifted students as well as those who missed concepts or classes due to being professionals themselves, illness, travel or displacement. I've taught every grade K-8 and High school writing and reading comprehension as well as managed IEPs and guided 504 planning. I am an autism movement therapist and author of several books and countless educational videos.
So, I know the troublesome concepts students face and I have universally designed engaging lessons that reach students at every level to ensure they can expect success at their highest level of potential. I'm patient, kind, happy and interested in every student (Yes, I have a fan club!)
Please meet me for a free consultation as soon as you can!
Online, I've taught students across the USA and globally for many years, creating a welcoming and safe environment where students can learn to their highest potential. Whether tackling an existing curriculum or tackling the tough subjects, your student will enjoy memorable lessons and learn study skills for life. I could fill a book with the voices of happy students who are learning. Let one be yours.


Education

Tufts University
Liberal Arts
California State Northridge
Graduate Coursework

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  • Background check passed on 1/25/2017

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Hello. I am a graduate from Tufts University in Boston where I completed my undergraduate studies in the Performing Arts. I am an accomplished actress with many awards in Public Speaking (Forensics/speech). I have performed in front of hundreds of people and I am very comfortable teaching Public Speaking. I can help you with diction (how to pronounce), for example if you have an accent I will teach you how to pronounce so you can be easily understood. I can also help you overcome stage fright, which is an issue for many people. I can help you drill your speech so you are perfect and comfortable in any situation. I am also a dance teacher who can help you with posture, grace and appearance in public. I am also a professional writer with many years experience in composing speeches, scripts, web copy, ads, e-books and much more. I am an excellent teacher, coming from a family history of 200 years of teachers, I am very kind and patient and confident, so I can assist you in any aspect of public speaking to increase your skills and confidence.

Corporate Training

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Hello. I am a graduate from Tufts University in Boston where I completed my undergraduate studies in the Performing Arts. I am an accomplished actress with many awards in Public Speaking (Forensics/speech). I have performed in front of hundreds of people and I am very comfortable teaching Public Speaking. I can help you with diction (how to pronounce), for example if you have an accent I will teach you how to pronounce so you can be easily understood. I can also help you overcome stage fright, which is an issue for many people. I can help you drill your speech so you are perfect and comfortable in any situation. I am also a dance teacher who can help you with posture, grace and appearance in public. I am also a professional writer with many years experience in composing speeches, scripts, web copy, ads, e-books and much more. I am an excellent teacher, coming from a family history of 200 years of teachers, I am very kind and patient and confident, so I can assist you in any aspect of public speaking to increase your skills and confidence.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University and completed my credential studies at California State Northridge in the field of special education/teaching.I have passed all subject matter tests and most of my credential work and specialize in Elementary education. As a private school teacher (lower, middle and high school), I have made many friends among students and parents. Also, I have completed over 1,000 hours of one-on-one tutoring in mathematics, English language, grammar and science. Students enjoy learning with me because I teach how each subject applies to everyday life and because I help them define and achieve their goals. I am especially good working with individuals who have learning challenges of any kind as well as remedial (catch up) in mathematics. Also, because of my extensive experience in the Arts, I am particularly skilled in helping students who are artistically inclined (writing, design, dance, acting, etc). Please let me know what you need so I can help!
Phonics,

Phonics

I have recently passed the RICA which is the California State Standard test for teachers of Reading. I am learning and applying multi sensory education (Orton-Gillingham) in a second grade classroom as an education specialist under a master teacher.
Study Skills

Study Skills

After graduating from Tufts University in Liberal Arts, I worked for several years in various learning centers and positions in a teaching capacity specifically tutoring study skills and how to learn. Currently I am working on my Masters degree in Education at Cal State Northridge (CSUN). I've also been a teacher in private school and I've taught various life skills to adults in a professional/business setting. Methods used: I discover the learning style that works for the student and focus on a) developing vocabulary in the area of focus b) identification and solid learning of the fundamentals of that subject c) application of the subject to real life. Where needed, I provide remedial education. When needed, I also assist in the development of the student's desire and purpose for learning. With these skills any student can learn any subject and become competent to their highest potential. I am very interested in working with students one-on-one during my graduate program and I am accepting 3 students at this time. Please contact me as soon as possible.

English

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Hello. I am a graduate from Tufts University in Boston where I completed my undergraduate studies in the Performing Arts. I am an accomplished actress with many awards in Public Speaking (Forensics/speech). I have performed in front of hundreds of people and I am very comfortable teaching Public Speaking. I can help you with diction (how to pronounce), for example if you have an accent I will teach you how to pronounce so you can be easily understood. I can also help you overcome stage fright, which is an issue for many people. I can help you drill your speech so you are perfect and comfortable in any situation. I am also a dance teacher who can help you with posture, grace and appearance in public. I am also a professional writer with many years experience in composing speeches, scripts, web copy, ads, e-books and much more. I am an excellent teacher, coming from a family history of 200 years of teachers, I am very kind and patient and confident, so I can assist you in any aspect of public speaking to increase your skills and confidence.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University and completed my credential studies at California State Northridge in the field of special education/teaching.I have passed all subject matter tests and most of my credential work and specialize in Elementary education. As a private school teacher (lower, middle and high school), I have made many friends among students and parents. Also, I have completed over 1,000 hours of one-on-one tutoring in mathematics, English language, grammar and science. Students enjoy learning with me because I teach how each subject applies to everyday life and because I help them define and achieve their goals. I am especially good working with individuals who have learning challenges of any kind as well as remedial (catch up) in mathematics. Also, because of my extensive experience in the Arts, I am particularly skilled in helping students who are artistically inclined (writing, design, dance, acting, etc). Please let me know what you need so I can help!
Study Skills

Study Skills

After graduating from Tufts University in Liberal Arts, I worked for several years in various learning centers and positions in a teaching capacity specifically tutoring study skills and how to learn. Currently I am working on my Masters degree in Education at Cal State Northridge (CSUN). I've also been a teacher in private school and I've taught various life skills to adults in a professional/business setting. Methods used: I discover the learning style that works for the student and focus on a) developing vocabulary in the area of focus b) identification and solid learning of the fundamentals of that subject c) application of the subject to real life. Where needed, I provide remedial education. When needed, I also assist in the development of the student's desire and purpose for learning. With these skills any student can learn any subject and become competent to their highest potential. I am very interested in working with students one-on-one during my graduate program and I am accepting 3 students at this time. Please contact me as soon as possible.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University and completed my credential studies at California State Northridge in the field of special education/teaching.I have passed all subject matter tests and most of my credential work and specialize in Elementary education. As a private school teacher (lower, middle and high school), I have made many friends among students and parents. Also, I have completed over 1,000 hours of one-on-one tutoring in mathematics, English language, grammar and science. Students enjoy learning with me because I teach how each subject applies to everyday life and because I help them define and achieve their goals. I am especially good working with individuals who have learning challenges of any kind as well as remedial (catch up) in mathematics. Also, because of my extensive experience in the Arts, I am particularly skilled in helping students who are artistically inclined (writing, design, dance, acting, etc). Please let me know what you need so I can help!
Study Skills

Study Skills

After graduating from Tufts University in Liberal Arts, I worked for several years in various learning centers and positions in a teaching capacity specifically tutoring study skills and how to learn. Currently I am working on my Masters degree in Education at Cal State Northridge (CSUN). I've also been a teacher in private school and I've taught various life skills to adults in a professional/business setting. Methods used: I discover the learning style that works for the student and focus on a) developing vocabulary in the area of focus b) identification and solid learning of the fundamentals of that subject c) application of the subject to real life. Where needed, I provide remedial education. When needed, I also assist in the development of the student's desire and purpose for learning. With these skills any student can learn any subject and become competent to their highest potential. I am very interested in working with students one-on-one during my graduate program and I am accepting 3 students at this time. Please contact me as soon as possible.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

After graduating from Tufts University in Liberal Arts, I worked for several years in various learning centers and positions in a teaching capacity specifically tutoring study skills and how to learn. Currently I am working on my Masters degree in Education at Cal State Northridge (CSUN). I've also been a teacher in private school and I've taught various life skills to adults in a professional/business setting. Methods used: I discover the learning style that works for the student and focus on a) developing vocabulary in the area of focus b) identification and solid learning of the fundamentals of that subject c) application of the subject to real life. Where needed, I provide remedial education. When needed, I also assist in the development of the student's desire and purpose for learning. With these skills any student can learn any subject and become competent to their highest potential. I am very interested in working with students one-on-one during my graduate program and I am accepting 3 students at this time. Please contact me as soon as possible.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

As a graduate of Tufts University and a teacher or tutor for many years, I have gained a wealth of experience in working with teenagers who have ADD or other learning challenges. Currently, I am working on my special education teaching credential and Masters degree. My methods involve testing the student to discover what type of learning method is best. Most ADD/ADHD students are kinesthetic learners in my experience, which means they require movement and real life examples to grasp the material with full understanding. I teach the fundamentals of each subject with application in real life. I also teach how to study/coping skills in school for ADD/ADHD students. I also teach vocabulary /key words of each subject using the study style that best applies for the student. This gives the student a real advantage. When needed, I provide remedial or "catch up" tutoring for the ADD student including English and mathematics. At this time I am accepting only 3 students at a time, please contact me right away.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Currently a graduate student in special education, I have completed courses and practicum on teaching students with mild-moderate autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As needed, I can provide recommendations from my professors and master teachers who comment that I have a particularly excellent rapport with exceptional students. My methods include individually tailored lesson plans aligned with the Common Core standards that are given after assessing student's needs and learning style.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

Hello, it is a pleasure to meet you. I am a student at Northridge University working on my special education credential and master's degree. My area of focus is mild/moderate disabilities K-age 22. I have an excellent rapport with students who have learning disabilities including dyslexia. My students receive individually prepared lessons to help them access the Common Core Curriculum for any subject taught in school. I have completed courses and practicum in teaching students with dyslexia and have tutored and worked with children diagnosed with dyslexia. I am skilled at visually and kinesthetically teaching information with prepared lesson plans and using technology as a teaching tool, though my teaching style is based on student's individual needs.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have recently passed the RICA which is the California State Standard test for teachers of Reading. I am learning and applying multi sensory education (Orton-Gillingham) in a second grade classroom as an education specialist under a master teacher.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I am permanently certified Special Education Teacher /Education Specialist, graduated from Tufts for my B.A. and California State Northridge for my credential. I am working on my Masters Degree in Special Education (mild-moderate multiple subjects K-age 22). I specialize in Educational Kinesthesiology which is movement based learning for the 60% of students who comprehend visually and with movement rather than just words and symbols. So I have unique talent in working with students who have ADD/ADHD, who are on the Autism spectrum or who have learning challenges such as Dyslexia or Dyscalculia. I am experienced in composing IEPs and have developed hundreds of them so I can counsel parents appropriately. I have thousands of hours of experience teaching and tutoring all ages 5-22 though most of my work has been with elementary students, I have taught special needs High School English for two years successfully. P.s. With a very firm grounding in all of the arts and sciences, I can teach the fundamentals of mathematics including the natural and physical sciences. I am somewhat of a language expert having studied Latin, English and Spanish and I am a poet and author with a background in the arts including design, music, theater and dance.
Study Skills

Study Skills

After graduating from Tufts University in Liberal Arts, I worked for several years in various learning centers and positions in a teaching capacity specifically tutoring study skills and how to learn. Currently I am working on my Masters degree in Education at Cal State Northridge (CSUN). I've also been a teacher in private school and I've taught various life skills to adults in a professional/business setting. Methods used: I discover the learning style that works for the student and focus on a) developing vocabulary in the area of focus b) identification and solid learning of the fundamentals of that subject c) application of the subject to real life. Where needed, I provide remedial education. When needed, I also assist in the development of the student's desire and purpose for learning. With these skills any student can learn any subject and become competent to their highest potential. I am very interested in working with students one-on-one during my graduate program and I am accepting 3 students at this time. Please contact me as soon as possible.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University and completed my credential studies at California State Northridge in the field of special education/teaching.I have passed all subject matter tests and most of my credential work and specialize in Elementary education. As a private school teacher (lower, middle and high school), I have made many friends among students and parents. Also, I have completed over 1,000 hours of one-on-one tutoring in mathematics, English language, grammar and science. Students enjoy learning with me because I teach how each subject applies to everyday life and because I help them define and achieve their goals. I am especially good working with individuals who have learning challenges of any kind as well as remedial (catch up) in mathematics. Also, because of my extensive experience in the Arts, I am particularly skilled in helping students who are artistically inclined (writing, design, dance, acting, etc). Please let me know what you need so I can help!
Study Skills

Study Skills

After graduating from Tufts University in Liberal Arts, I worked for several years in various learning centers and positions in a teaching capacity specifically tutoring study skills and how to learn. Currently I am working on my Masters degree in Education at Cal State Northridge (CSUN). I've also been a teacher in private school and I've taught various life skills to adults in a professional/business setting. Methods used: I discover the learning style that works for the student and focus on a) developing vocabulary in the area of focus b) identification and solid learning of the fundamentals of that subject c) application of the subject to real life. Where needed, I provide remedial education. When needed, I also assist in the development of the student's desire and purpose for learning. With these skills any student can learn any subject and become competent to their highest potential. I am very interested in working with students one-on-one during my graduate program and I am accepting 3 students at this time. Please contact me as soon as possible.

Examples of Expertise


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Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (43 ratings)
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Reviews

She's fantastic

Ms. Tara really cares about teaching and her students. She definitely goes above and beyond and can see her love for teaching. She is great. I would highly recommend her for any student.

Angela , 2 lessons with Ms. Tara

Good teacher!

Ms.Tara was very friendly and nice teacher. I think to meet her is very lucky to us. We can get together well.

Yeook, 3 lessons with Ms. Tara

One of the greatest tutors my family came across!!!!

Ms. Tara is a wonderful tutor she's patient smart intelligent and knows how to get your child's attention. Miss Tara is tutoring my son for math and science. Ms. Tara brings joy to learning. Usually my son does not like doing homework but when its presented by Ms. Tara he gets very excited and feel so good about himself getting the right answer. I would definitely recommend Miss Terra is your child's next to her because she is experienced and has a way of getting a child to be so interested in whatever they were having problems with before definitely a five star thank you we appreciate your hard work Ms. Tara.

Lusine, 7 lessons with Ms. Tara
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