Tara's Tutoring NYC
CUSTOMIZED IN PERSON AND REMOTE TUTORING
I am a private tutor and award-winning writer with over 15 years of New York City teaching and
tutoring experience. I am focused, upbeat and joyfully engage with students of all ages,
learning styles and levels.
I thoughtfully guide students 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 am available to work with your schedule. Are you looking for after school tutoring or
homework help? 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 program for each learner.
Populations Served: IEP/Special Needs, Learning Disabilities/Challenges, 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 and Special Needs and
Learning Disabilities Tutor.
Other Subjects/Areas of Focus: Test Prep, Hunter College HS Admissions Test Writing Portion,
ISEE Essay Practice, Admissions Interview Coaching, College and Career Coaching,
Application Essays, 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) 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 Me:
* 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
* 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;
it is an illustrated excursion into the minds of the noble and the learned."
- Taylor Caldwell, novelist
Welcome To Tara's Tutoring NYC
Thanks For Visiting
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 and Interactive
*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
Fiction, Non Fiction, Poetry, Screenwriting, Expository Writing
*Study and Organizational Skills
Elementary, Middle School, High School, College and Graduate, Adult
General Education, Special Needs/IEP,
Gifted and Talented/IB/AP, ELL/ESL
*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
Thanks for your interest.
I look forward to hearing from you
and customizing a tutoring 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 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
"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 has been working 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 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 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.”