Welcome to Tara's Tutoring.  Thanks for stopping by.  I'm a writer, tutor and teacher with over 15 years of New York City teaching and tutoring experience.

I have been hired by various schools, libraries, Y's and Arts-In-Education Programs: Bank Street School for Children, Friends Seminary, Hunter College, 92nd Street Y, The JCC of the Upper West Side, Manhattan School for Children, The New York Public Library, Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Village Community School,  The Writer's Voice of The West Side Y and more.

To this end, I have created and conducted programs and also written curriculum and materials in: Creative Writing, combining Visual Art with Creative Writing (Poetry Comics) Literacy, Theater, Leadership/Conflict Resolution and other areas.  I have also taught professional development workshops and partnered with classroom teachers to co-teach academic subjects, integrating the arts and

The Theory of Multiple Intelligences into the curriculum, thus enriching, enlivening and

supporting classroom study.

TUTORING SUBJECTS: English/ELA, Writing, Research, History/Social Studies, Study/Organizational Skills,

Test Prep, Hunter College HS Admissions Test Writing portion, ISEE essay practice, College & Grad School Application Essays, Admissions Interview Coaching: all grades. 

I joyfully engage with students of all ages and populations: Gifted and Talented/IB/AP, General Education, IEP/Special Education, ESL/ELL, Bilingual, home school.   I am upbeat and focused. 

My instructions are clear and in-depth. 

I am an energetic college graduate:
BA in Theatre from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.  Graduate Classes: Smith College, Northampton, MA and Bank Street College of Education, NYC.

I'm also a long-time Upper West Sider, non-smoker, Native English speaker and award-winning writer:

Prose Fellowship- NJ State Arts Council.

I am patient, an active listener, believe in making learning enjoyable and treating everyone with respect.


Customized Tutoring:

I customize every tutoring session and actively partner with students and parents.  I enjoy assisting students of all ages and learning styles to work toward their potential in an environment that is nurturing, energized, creative and inclusive.


*Exciting, Enriching, Engaging
 *Innovative and Interactive
 *Age Appropriate
 *Infused with Learning Activities thoughtfully selected for each student

*Admission essays:  (Common) Application and Supplemental Essays, Personal Statements

for graduate school, ISEE essay practice

*Admissions Interview Skills Coaching for All Ages

*English, AP/IB/Honors English, *History/Social Studies, AP/IB/Honors History

*Creative Writing:

Fiction, Non Fiction, Poetry, Screenwriting, Expository Writing

*Study and Organizational Skills

Students Served:

Elementary, Middle School, High School, College and Graduate, Adult

Populations Served:

General Education, Special Needs/IEP,

Gifted and Talented/IB/AP, ELL/ESL          

Tara Tandlich:

*Over 15 years of New York City teaching experience.

*Passed background and fingerprint check from New York Dept. of Ed

*Award-winning writer: Prose Fellowship- NJ State Arts Council;  Bechtel Prize Semi-Finalist  

*NY theater, film, TV production: MTV, NBC, NICKELODEON, VHI, Merchant/Ivory Productions, others




Tara's Contact Info

Thanks for your interest.

I look forward to hearing from you

and customizing a tutoring program

that meets your needs.



                                                  TESTIMONIALS  ABOUT  TARA:

   I hired Tara to teach my eleven-year-old son how to write an engaging essay. The goals were for him to not only strengthen his writing, but to also improve his chance at admission

to the highly selective Hunter College High School.   Hunter requires prospective students to write an essay as part of their on-site admissions test.  Thanks to Tara’s help, both goals

were achieved.
   Tara is a professional writer and her skill was evident. She showed my son how the writing process can be fun, while letting him know that to become good at anything requires regular practice. She taught him how to write using rich details and examples and she was kind and funny. My son liked Tara a lot and he definitely improved his writing skills under her guidance.

Tara fluidly conveyed to my son how to transform an essay into an interesting and vibrant story. She is not only a tutor, but also a professional writer in command of the art. I highly

recommend Tara.

-Amy R.

Tara is a talented, original woman with a particular gift

for working with young people.


-Patty Dann
Writing Instructor & Author of Mermaids

(Made into a Golden Globe nominated film

starring Cher & Winona Ryder)



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