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I am a proud alumna of South Carolina State University and Strayer University. I have a bachelor's degree in Professional English and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership.

Working with the youth is my life's joy. I have been an educator for 17 years in the classroom. I most enjoy working individually with students because I am able to identify their strengths and weaknesses with the ability to provide strategies effective for the individual. I have experience tutoring students from 3rd grade through their first year in a post-secondary setting. My tutoring experiences range from: phonics, intensive and accelerated reading, grammar, writing, reading comprehension, organizational skills, SAT Prep and ACT Prep, and standardized state testing strategies. I enjoy reading comprehension, vocabulary and writing. These are my favorite subjects to tutor because it allows the student to express themselves freely, through their comprehension and writing.

I approach teaching and tutoring with the philosophy that everyone is a unique individual who needs a secure, sincere, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is my desire as a educator to help others meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is comfortable, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas. There are two elements that I believe are conducive to establishing such an environment: the teacher acting as a guide, and promoting respect for all things and all people.

When I am not educating the youth, you can find me engaged in a great novel, writing poetry, traveling, or listening to all sorts of music.

Education is essential! Once one has knowledge, the world is yours to conquer.

"If You Think Education is Expensive, Try Ignorance!"

Tamona’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: South Carolina State University - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: Strayer University-North Carolina - Master of Arts, Educational Administration


Reading, writing poetry, shopping, traveling, and listening to all sorts of music.

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Reading

ACT Writing

American Literature

College Application Essays

College English


English Grammar and Syntax


Essay Editing

FCAT 2.0 Prep

Florida EOC Assessment Prep

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing


Special Education


SSAT- Middle Level

Test Prep