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Tara B.

Blacksburg, VA

$38/hour

VA Cert Teacher specializing in English, Math, Science, and SAT/ACT

500+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/16/14
4.9 average from 103 ratings
Great tutor and is a great motivator.
— Karen, Radford, VA on 2/19/15

$38/Hour


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Gettysburg College
Child Psychology
Virginia Polytechnic & State University (Virginia Tech)
PhD
George Mason
MEd

Education

Gettysburg College (Child Psychology)

Virginia Polytechnic & State University (Virginia Tech) (PhD)

George Mason (MEd)

About Tara

I am excited for the semi-recent move here to SW Virginia, Roanoke and the NRV. I have been a tutor privately for the last 7 years in Northern Virginia in all subjects, as well as SAT and ACT test prep. I am a teaching veteran of 24 years and am looking forward to working with the students in Montgomery Co Public Schools as an English Teacher/Reading Specialist by day, and private tutor for students after school and in the evenings. I am patient and kind, and I specialize in children with gifted needs as well as SPED.I require the very best from all my students. I idolize people like Mary Poppins who use the "whatever it takes" method to encourage students to learn, because I do believe all children can learn. I welcome the new opportunities and challenges the students of Wyzant present. I am excited for the semi-recent move here to SW Virginia, Roanoke and the NRV. I have been a tutor privately for the last 7 years in Northern Virginia in all subjects, as well as SAT and ACT test prep. I am a teaching veteran of 24 years and am looking forward to working with the students in Montgomery Co Public Schools as an English Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

My online rates are lower because I do not need to charge for gas and driving time. They vary from $33-37 an hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Blacksburg, VA 24060
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor and is a great motivator."

- Karen, Radford, VA on 2/19/15

"Help with Reading"

- Christie, Dublin, VA on 6/22/17

"Awesome tutor!!"

- Jennifer, Shawsville, VA on 5/26/17

"Awesome"

- John, Roanoke, VA on 3/14/17

"Experience is the key!"

- Kay, Christiansburg, VA on 7/28/16

"Very patient!"

- Jessica, Floyd, VA on 4/17/16

"5 Stars!!"

- Dawn, Dunkirk, MD on 1/27/16

"Knowledgeable and reliable"

- Christina, Santa Rosa Beach, FL on 8/27/15

"She's great!"

- Melissa, Radford, VA on 6/19/15

"Good Algebra 2 Tutor!"

- Kris, Roanoke, VA on 11/27/14

"Tara is a one-of-a-kind tutor!"

- Millie, Fincastle, VA on 9/18/14
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math, ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
PSAT,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, SOL,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
TOEFL, Writing
History:
American History,
European History, Geography, Social Studies,
World History, Writing
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT English

I have been tutoring students privately in Reading, Math, Science and English ACTs for the past 8 Years. I have worked with Princeton review and use the materials to help my students obtain success on ACT, sometimes as much as 200 point increases.

ACT Reading

A six year private tutor of ACT and SAT prep in Math and English, Ive seen great success with my students over the years!

ACT Science

A certified public school teacher and reading specialist who has tutored close to 50 students in ACT/SATs in the last 7 years. My students do well but I expect them to study online with me as well as on their own time. I have seen great success and have helped in getting students into Duke, Yale, UNC, Virginia Tech, Old Dominion, Virginia Military Institute, UVA, Gettysburg and others.

ADHD

I have been working with dually identified students that are both second language learners and ADD for the last seven years as an ESOL/SPED Itinerant for Fairfax County Public Schools. In addition, I have privately tutored ADD/ADHD students for the last 5 years. I currently tutor one student who is not on medication and am working with the parents on environmental strategies to help this student be successful. We have found strategies the work both during tutoring and at school.

Algebra 1

I am a VA Certified middle school math teacher with a proven track record of helping tutoring and individual students excel in math as well as remediate, as needed.

Algebra 2

I have been teaching math for about 18 years and am a certified Virginia Public School Teacher. I currently work with a few students in SAT math tutoring as well as Algebra 2 and have seen my students make great strides while looking at Algebra from a different perspective.

American History

I am a Virginia-certified secondary public school teacher. I just finished tutoring a year-long U.S. history.

Dyslexia

I have worked for the last year privately tutoring dyslexia students in reading as well as SAT Test Prep.

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught K-2 for 10 years in Fairfax County public schools. I hold a masters degree in Elementary Education.

Elementary Math

I'm certified in K-8 Math. I've taught elementary math for 14 years.

Elementary Science

M.A.T. in Elementary Education
Teacher of 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades for ten years
Science Lab Specialist for K-6 students in a math and science focus school.

English

I am an 8th grade English teacher and certified in VA to teach English K-12. In addition, I have two master's degrees in education, and have had great success in helping students through private tutoring.

ESL/ESOL

I am a VA certified teacher, ESL teacher for 14 years, community college ESL teacher, and graduate professor at George Mason University.

Geometry

I have worked with many Geometry and Algebra I/II students to improve understanding and get better grades. I have seen great success with students in Math and hope I can continue to serve the math students and SAT students in the NRV and Roanoke Valley. I am certified to teach both Elementary and Secondary Math in Virginia.

Handwriting

I have been an Elementary teacher in the state of Virginia 13 of my last 21 years of teaching. I have taught K-3 and worked with many students in the classroom and tutoring with lack of fine motor control so that their handwriting can become stronger. I have worked with students who also need extra attention in gross motor control. I have seen great success in working with students in these areas.

Phonics

I am a classically trained first grade reading teacher, with phonics and whole language methods in my toolbox. I am Reading Recovery trained as well as QRI and DRA trained for assessment purposes.

Prealgebra

A middle school math certified teacher and tutor that has helped students in Prealgebra, Algebra, and Algebra 2 with great success.

PSAT

I have tutored many students in test prep for the PSAT including students who went on to post secondary schools like Duke, Yale, and Brown. In addition I support students not only with the PSAT but work with them on strategies they can utilize for the SAT or ACT in the future. I work with students on specific threads of the PSAT as well as making sure their timing is good so they have a chance to answer as many questions as possible. Ihave seen great results sometimes more than 200 points after working together for 3-4 months.

Public Speaking

I taught a public speaking course at Northern Virginia Communnity College to college students for 3 semesters.

Reading

K-12 Certified Language Arts/English teacher. Former elementary reading teacher with training in phonics and decoding. Specializes in reluctant readers at the middle and high school.

SAT Math

Teacher of Math/English for 21 years.
Private SAT tutor in all three areas of the SATs for the last 5 years. Currently working with 2 students at Blacksburg HS on SAT prep.

SAT Reading

I have been SAT tutoring in both reading and math for the last 6 years. I have worked with students going into the engineering program at Tech, ODU, University of Kansas, Ferrum, Duke, and Yale. My students work hard but make great gains. I have seen great success with students who need to make small gains but also ones that need to make large gains. I specialize in students that have or need accommodations on the SAT for IEP purposes.

Social Studies

I am a Virginia Certified teacher of Elementary Education K-6 which includes Social Studies. I have been privately tutoring Social Studies for the last ten years.

SOL

I am a Virginia Certified teacher of Elementary Education K-6 Middle School English and Math 6-8 and a Virginia Public School teacher for the last 20 years. I have been privately tutoring all aspects of the SOL for the last ten years.

Special Needs

I have been working with dually identified students that are both second language learners and SPED for the last seven years as an ESOL/SPED Itinerant for Fairfax County Public Schools. In addition I have privately tutored Special Needs students for the last 5 years.

Study Skills

I am a Virginia Certified teacher of Elementary Education K-6 Middle School English and Math 6-8 K-12 English Language and a Virginia Public School teacher for the last 20 years. I have been privately tutoring all aspects of the SOL/VA State tests for the last ten years. I have had experience as an educational coach working on basic skills with High School students for the last 5 years with great success. Many of my students have gone on to be successful both in High School and in College.

Writing

I am a university writing teacher, public school English teacher K-12. I am a teaching veteran of 21 years and am looking forward to working with the students in Roanoke City Public Schools as an ESL/English Teacher by day, and private tutor for students after school and in the evenings.

Gettysburg College
Child Psychology
Virginia Polytechnic & State University (Virginia Tech)
PhD
George Mason
MEd

Education

Gettysburg College (Child Psychology)

Virginia Polytechnic & State University (Virginia Tech) (PhD)

George Mason (MEd)

Great tutor and is a great motivator.

Tara has been a true blessing for my son. Her knowledge and energy has given him a new outlook on his studies. He is excited about their lessons and shows a new desire to learn.

— Karen, Radford, VA on 2/19/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $38.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

My online rates are lower because I do not need to charge for gas and driving time. They vary from $33-37 an hour.

Travel policy

Tara will travel within 40 miles of Blacksburg, VA 24060.