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Tara

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I received my Bachelor of Arts in English, with Honors in African and African American Culture, from the College of Liberal Arts at Penn State, University Park. I also have an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College in Vermont.
Over the past ten years, I have worked as a tutor and teaching artist. I have taught urban, rural and suburban students creative ways to study, learn and achieve. I really enjoy helping students to understand literature and the writing process. I have had great success preparing for critical reading on exams and developing strategies for expanding vocabulary.
When I'm not teaching, you can find me practicing yoga, gardening, and reading about diverse cultures, the arts and politics.
I believe in education and most importantly, I believe in the unique genius that lies in every individual. I've tutored honors students in college preparatory programs as well learning disabled students in homeless shelters and I have found that with a little creativity, I can inspire anyone. Every student can learn. The challenge and reward for me is in discovering a student's individual learning style and converting that discovery into a strategy to help that student pass the test, do the writing, and make the grade.

Tara’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Penn State University - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: Goddard College - Master of Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Art

Hobbies

reading, organic gardening, yoga, and vegan baking

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing

Adult Literacy

College English

Creative Writing

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

Expository Writing

Fiction Writing

High School English

High School Writing

Middle School Reading

Middle School Writing

Other

Persuasive Writing

Reading

Summer

Vocabulary

Writing