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Tara W.

Spokane, WA

$45/hour

Published Academic Writer with Masters Degree in Psychology

100+ Hours
5.0 average from 20 ratings
Tara is absolutely the best tutor
— Peter, Reno, NV on 8/14/17

$45/Hour


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Eastern Washington University
Psychology
Palo Alto University, Palo Alto
Master's
Stanford University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Eastern Washington University (Psychology)

Palo Alto University, Palo Alto (Master's)

Stanford University (Graduate Coursework)

About Tara

My love of tutoring stems from enjoying watching others find their own passion and desire to learn. One of the greatest gifts which my late mentor did for me was help me to discover what I truly wanted out of life and learn the tools to achieve my goals. I recently earned my Masters degree in clinical neuroscience from a joint program between Stanford University and Palo Alto University. Currently, I work as a full time clinician within a hospital based research center.
I am a published academic writer and continuously work to remain relevant within the academic world by always challenging myself and seeking out new learning opportunities. I have 7 years of tutoring experience, working through the Writers' Center at Eastern Washington University and also disability services at Palo Alto University. With this extensive tutoring experience, I am able to truly team up with a student and work with them in ways which they learn most effectively.

With a Masters degree in clinical neuroscience, I am an expert in clinical psychology as well as neuroscience and biology. I have 2 Bachelor's degrees, one of which is in sociology and communications.

Earning 2 Bachelor's degrees and my Masters has required quite a bit of english and writing skill. I have published for scientific research, and also have extensive experience with a variety of other professional writing projects. In tutoring within university systems, I came to enjoy assisting students with personal statements as they apply to college or graduate school admission and working with them on resumes and CVs.

I look forward to working with you! I have availability during evenings on weekdays and anytime during the weekends. I am happy to meet with you in the location of your choosing and discuss your goals for tutoring and working with you to develop a plan for success!
My love of tutoring stems from enjoying watching others find their own passion and desire to learn. One of the greatest gifts which my late mentor did for me was help me to discover what I truly wanted out of life and learn the tools to achieve my goals. I recently earned my Masters degree in clinical neuroscience from a joint program between Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Spokane, WA 99203

"Tara is absolutely the best tutor"

- Peter, Reno, NV on 8/14/17

"Kind and patient tutor"

- Melody, Granite Falls, NC on 10/9/16
Math:
SPSS, Statistics
Science:
Nutrition,
Philosophy, Psychology,
Social Work,
Sociology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling,
SAT Reading
Computer:
SPSS
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Reading
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
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.

ADHD

As a practicing behavioral health clinician, I have several patients who either I have diagnosed with ADHD or I am working in conjunction with a physician who has made the diagnosis. I am skilled at working alongside the person with ADHD to assist them in study skills and teaching them effective ways to accomplish their goals despite and in conjunction with their ADHD. In addition, as an experienced tutor, I often work with students of all ages who suffer from difficulty in retaining information, and my approach in helping them to succeed is similar to someone who has been formally diagnosed with ADHD.

College Counseling

I am a practicing behavioral health clinician who regularly counsels teens who are making decisions about their career choices, including entering college. In addition, I work directly with current college students who are struggling with difficulties while trying to maintain their studies. As a clinician, I regularly guide young adults with several issues which involve college choices - including considering geographical area, financial concerns while in college or prior to starting college, family pressure around making specific career choices, and managing learning disabilities while in college level courses. Of course, high school age students who are exploring their college options and are writing personal statements are also a specialty of my practice.

English

I am a published academic writer and have experience with professional writing which is applicable in several disciplines.

Grammar

I am a published author in social science research and provide professional editing services to authors at all levels. My grammar and sentence structure skills are exceptional, and I enjoy assisting others to learn how to use writing as a solid way to communicate both formally and informally.

Nutrition

I have studied nutrition primarily from a sports psychology perspective. When I work with athletes clinically, we often address their nutritional goals for performance. I have a BS in biology which allowed me to take 3 advanced nutrition courses as electives. These courses educated me in micro and macro nutrients as well as the biological process of digestion and how the body maintains blood sugar and utilizes energy. I am familiar with calculating TDEE - or someone's Total Daily Energy Expenditure - which is different for everyone. TDEE is essential when establishing calorie or macronutrient intake goals.

Psychology

I am a licensed clinician in Behavioral Health. Regularly, I provide clinical therapy within a group setting and to individuals. My masters degree (MS) is in clinical neuroscience, allowing me to contribute to academic and medical research within psychology and endocrine sciences. In addition to being employed full-time as a clinician, I am a published author within psychological research.

Social Work

During my time practicing in behavioral health, I have performed the duties of a social worker and trained several on the job. Specifically, working in health systems and hospitals requires case management skills, and working in community mental health systems requires the ability to locate resources and make decisions which are in the best interest of families. My degree is slightly different, but overlaps substantially with the requirements of quality social work.

Sociology

I completed an interdisciplinary BA from Eastern Washington University in 1999 with Sociology being one of my majors. In addition, I am second author on a scientific publication regarding the application of sociological concepts within psychotherapy - this paper was published in a journal which focuses on sociology rather than a clinical journal. Finally, I have experience with tutoring students in both undergraduate and graduate level sociology.

Writing

I am a published author and writing instructor.

Eastern Washington University
Psychology
Palo Alto University, Palo Alto
Master's
Stanford University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Eastern Washington University (Psychology)

Palo Alto University, Palo Alto (Master's)

Stanford University (Graduate Coursework)

Tara is absolutely the best tutor

Tara helped me figure out key components of a complex process evaluation for a graduate level class. She is very quick, says exactly how long she will spend on a project upfront. She is extremely knowledgeable in behavioral sciences and research. Hire Tara today!

— Peter, Reno, NV on 8/14/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tara will travel within 15 miles of Spokane, WA 99203.