Tara's Tutoring & More NYC
CUSTOMIZED IN PERSON AND REMOTE TUTORING & MORE
Welcome To Tara's Tutoring & More NYC
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FREE 20 MINUTE, REMOTE INTRO "MINI" LESSON/SESSION
Homework Support, Tutoring,
Tutoring Child Care, Child Care
Creative Enrichment and
Services: homework support, tutoring, child care, creative enrichment, customized activities.
I am also a teaching artist and writer with over 15 years of NYC experience. I am focused, upbeat
and joyfully engage with learners of all ages, learning styles & levels.
I thoughtfully guide others to improve academic performance, grades, increase confidence
and enjoy learning. I tutor in-person and remotely, both one on one and also with groups/pods.
I will work with your schedule and grade level. Are you looking for after school tutoring
or homework support? Weekend tutoring? Tutoring to support remote learning? A home
school tutor? Great! I am here to assist all students on their academic and creative journeys by
customizing an individual tutoring, homework support or creative enrichment program for
I also create customized, vibrant, engaging activities for parties, special events & workshops.
I also lead the parties, special events and workshops.
I also offer Tutoring and/or Homework Support and/or Creative Enrichment AND Child care
together : Tutoring Child care. See below.
Ages Served: Age four and up
Populations Served: IEP/Special Needs/Special Education, Learning Disabilities/Challenges,
ADD/ADHD, Honors/IB/AP, Gifted and Talented, General Education, ELL/ESL.
Subjects/Areas Of Focus: I am a Writing Tutor, Reading Comprehension Tutor and English
Tutor. Looking for a History Tutor or Social Studies tutor? That's me, too. I am also a
Study/Organizational Skills Tutor, Executive Functioning Tutor, Special Needs and
Learning Disabilities Tutor. Looking for an Early Childhood or Pre-School tutor? I'm here!
Other Subjects/Areas of Focus: TEST PREP (T&E, FLI, ISEE, SAT, ACT, SSAT, TACHS) Hunter College
Campus Schools Admissions test: ELA & Writing, Bergen County Academies Admissions test:
Essay & ELA, ISEE Admissions test: verbal, reading comprehension, essay. Admissions Prep:
Interview Coaching, College and Career Coaching, High School, College and Graduate school
Application Essays and Personal Statements. ALSO: Creative Writing (Fiction, Non-Fiction,
Screenwriting, Playwriting, Editor/Writing Coach), Expository Writing, Theatre, Acting,
Public Speaking, Film Studies,Visual Art (Poetry Comics/Graphic Novels Painting, Drawing).
Early childhood numeracy, literacy, creative movement, art, science and more.
I Have Been Hired By : Bank Street School for Children, Friends Seminary, Hunter College,
92nd Street Y, The JCC of the Upper West Side, The New York Public Library, Teachers & Writer's
Collaborative, West Side Y, Village Community School, The Writer's Voice of the West Side Y
I Have Also : Created and conducted programs and written material and curriculum in:
Creative Writing, combining Visual Art with Creative Writing (Poetry Comics/Graphic novels),
Literacy, Theatre, Leadership/Conflict Resolution and other areas. I have taught professional
development workshops and partnered with classroom teachers to co-teach academic
subjects, integrating the arts, State Standards and The Theory of Multiple Intelligences into
the curriculum, thus enriching, enlivening and supporting classroom study.
More About Tara:
* Energetic College Graduate
* BA in Theatre: Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
* Graduate Classes: Smith College, Northampton, MA,
and Bank St. College of Ed, NYC
* Native English Speaker
* Long-time Upper West Side resident
* Non Smoker
* Prose Fellowship- NJ State Arts Council
* Patient, Active Listener
*Background in Professional NYC Theatre/Film/TV Production
* I believe in making learning enjoyable
and treating everyone with respect
"Learning should be a joy and full of excitement.
It is life's greatest adventure."
- Taylor Caldwell, novelist
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.
MY TUTORING SESSIONS ARE:
*Exciting, Enriching, Engaging
*Innovative, Inspiring and Interactive
*Infused with Learning Activities thoughtfully selected for each student
*Early Childhood through College and Adult learners
*Various Areas. See above under "Subjects and Areas of Focus."
*Don't see what you need? Just ask!
Pre-School, Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Graduate school, Adult
General Education, Special Needs/IEP,
Gifted and Talented/IB/AP, ELL/ESL
*Over 15 years of New York City teaching artist 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
Thanks for your interest.
I look forward to hearing from you
and customizing a tutoring or homework support or creative enrichment and/or child care program
to meet your needs.
Please click below to email me.
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 Campus School. Hunter requires prospective students to write an essay as part of their on-site admissions test. Thanks to Tara’s help, both goals
"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
"Tara is a talented, original woman with a particular gift for working with young people."
Writing Instructor & Author of Mermaids
(Made into a Golden Globe nominated film
starring Cher & Winona Ryder)
Tara, a gifted and insightful tutor, actively engaged our child with vibrant and fun learning activities appropriate for the age group four-five years old. These included drawing, writing, reading comprehension, sequencing and more. Our child loved working with Tara and improved in various important skills. I highly recommend Tara and hope to work with her again.
- Shaun S.
"Tara has been working remotely with my two middle school children on creative writing, English, History and school application essays. She is engaged and enthusiastic. Tara is also perceptive and a fantastic listener. She guides my children to think both critically and creatively. Most importantly, my children love working with her! I highly recommend Tara."
- Yasmine M.
"I love Tara's remote help with my contemporary adventure novel. Tara is patient and gives great advice. She has lots of awesome ideas to help me shape my story. She also encourages my own creativity. If you're a kid who likes to write, or would like to write better, call Tara."
- Charlotte C. 6th grader
"Tara helped my daughter remotely with her college essays. My daughter improved her writing skill a lot. So far, she’s been accepted to every college. We very much appreciate Tara's help.”
"Tara is kind, imaginative, upbeat, interactive, and adapts easily to different learning styles and needs. She tutored my first grade child in reading, reading comprehension and writing.
I highly recommend Tara as a tutor."
"I highly recommend Tara as a tutor for twice exceptional (2E) students. Tara worked remotely with my creative, gifted high school-age son. He has ADHD and, I believe, dyslexia. The remote sessions were excellent; just as good as in-person sessions. Tara guided him to strengthen his writing, reading, and reading comprehension. Tara also assisted my son with SAT verbal prep, research methods and study/organizational skills. Tara is wonderful at understanding a student’s needs, both academically and emotionally. Her expertise and insight helped guide my son to not only strengthen the above-mentioned areas, but to also become aware of his learning style. To this end, Tara encouraged my son to advocate for himself through encouraging him to recognize what he needs to succeed. Most importantly, my son loved working with Tara and now feels more confident as a learner."
TUTORING CHILD CARE
Looking For Tutoring or Homework Support
and/or Creative Enrichment AND Child Care?
I'm Here To Help
* Over 15 Years of Experience: Sitter/Nanny/Tutor/Homework Support
* Ages four and up
* Part Time and Occasional
* Regular Ed/Special Needs/Gifted and Talented
* Also Offered: Tutoring Only. Homework Support Only. Child care only.
* I Can Also COMBINE any of the above services, to Create A CUSTOM Situation
WHAT IS TUTORING: Teaching or re-teaching some or all of the material and/or teaching or re-teaching organizational/study skills and/or Other Academic and/or
WHAT IS HOMEWORK SUPPORT: Asking questions and/or making statements to help guide the student, so they may better understand the material, often using knowledge and/or skills they already have.
"Tara provided loving and enthusiastic child care for my daughter. Due to Tara’s understanding of multiple learning styles, she customized caregiving to best meet my daughter’s needs. Tara’s many skills and talents make her an ideal choice for child care, tutoring and teaching."
I Look Forward to Creating
A Customized Situation That Meets Your Needs
Different Services Have Different Rates
I Will Do My Best To Work With Your Budget
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TARA'S ACTING, ART & WRITING
Fun, Interactive, Vibrant and CUSTOMIZED
Activities for Parties, Special Events & Workshops
ANY THEME OR OCCASION
In-Person and Remote
Perfect for Children, Teens, Families and Groups
Choose A NYC Park Or Playground &
I’ll Meet You There For:
Joyous Celebrations of Imagination and Fun
* Imaginative Writing
* Creative Movement to Music
* Cartooning or Poetry Comics
* Drama: Theatre Games, Improv, Creating/Acting Out Original Scenes & More
* Creative Combo: Select Two or More of The Above, or Make a Suggestion
* Single or Multi-session options
Are you looking for Children's Party Entertainment in New York? Do you need Children's
Party Services? What about Cool Ideas for Kids Parties? I am an expert Teaching Artist
who leads Workshops, Parties and Special Events. I also Create Custom Party and Event Activities That Come To You.
RAVE REVIEWS FOR TARA:
"Tara is fabulous. She led a multi-session workshop featuring creative writing, acting and visual art activities for a group of elementary school-age students. The highly interactive remote sessions were outstanding, as if Tara were right next to them. Tara’s insight, positive energy and love of children,
plus her ease at meeting them at their level, was evident. The children’s writing, art and acting was terrific. It truly reflected the time and care Tara put into creating customized activities. The children loved working with her. Three (hundred) cheers for Tara!"
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