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Tara B.

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

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

$38/hour

  • 611 hours tutoring

  • Blacksburg, VA 24060

About Tara


Bio

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...

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.


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $38
  • Rate details: My online rates are lower because I do not need to charge for gas and driving time. They vary from $33-37 an hour.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Blacksburg, VA 24060
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/16/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

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

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

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

Public Speaking

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

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

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,

Elementary Math

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

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.
Handwriting,

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,

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.
Reading,

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

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,

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!
English,

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,

ESL/ESOL

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

Public Speaking

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

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 Reading,

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.
Writing,

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.
Grammar, SAT Writing, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

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

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.
European History, Geography, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

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,

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.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

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

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,

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,

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,

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.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

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

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,

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,

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.
Study Skills,

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,

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.
Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

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

Math

Algebra 1,

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,

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.
Geometry,

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.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

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

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.
ACT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

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,

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.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

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

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,

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,

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.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

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

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.
Study Skills,

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

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.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

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

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.
Geography

Science

ACT Science

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.

Special Needs

ADHD,

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.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

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

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.
Special Needs,

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

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.

Summer

Algebra 1,

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,

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.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

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

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,

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.
Reading,

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,

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.
Study Skills,

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

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.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

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,

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,

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.
PSAT,

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.
SAT Math,

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,

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.
SOL,

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.
ACT Math, SAT Writing, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (130 ratings)
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Reviews


Super Excellent!!!

This is our second lesson. I find her to be confident, thorough and to the point. I highly recommend her. Two thumbs up!!! Thank you very much.

Al, 2 lessons with Tara

Very resourceful and patient

Helped my 3rd grader language arts SOL reading practice fun and encouraging. Listens to student and parents’ concerns and addresses issues the best way. Very knowledgeable and on time.

Sunil, 3 lessons with Tara

Wonderful teacher

She really understands my daughter and how to bring out the best in her. My daughter looks forward to lessons and working with her and enjoys the time with Tara

Elliana , 7 lessons with Tara

Patient person

Tara was very good explaining the algebra to my granddaughter. I will be glad to contact her in the future. I will make sure to let other people know about her services.

Lourdes, 2 lessons with Tara

Great fit

My 16-year-old daughter never seemed like she was too thrilled with her last tutor as they just didn’t fit very well. But my daughter is thrilled with Tara. They hit it off really well and my daughter is very excited about working with her for ACT prep. Tara is very flexible on the schedule with proper notice which is important to us as our schedule changes weekly and she has a great personality. Well worth the fee she charges. Highly recommend.

Mark, 1 lesson with Tara

Created a trust and fun environment with my daughter

Listens to what the struggles are and identifies them. Gave my daughter options and made her feel like she is an adult with options. Create a trust with her students

Monica, 7 lessons with Tara

Help with Reading

Tara has really been helpful with Caleb and his reading. She has really taught him how to comprehend better with non-fiction books. Caleb has read more on his own than what he has in the past.

Christie, 32 lessons with Tara

Awesome tutor!!

My daughter has came up 6 reading levels since working with Tara in the past few months! We are soo grateful we found her. My daughter loves her an she is even work with her over the summer.

Jennifer, 43 lessons with Tara

Awesome

Tara is just awesome with our 16 year old for SAT tutoring! She's great with kids and they will instantly adore her. She is extremely versatile and knowledgeable in all subjects and we are so lucky we have her!

John, 13 lessons with Tara
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Response time: 3 hours