Tara

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English
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130
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979
class
English
user_group_man_woman
130
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979

Speaks

English
Native
,
Spanish
C1
,
Portuguese
B1
,
Hindi
A2
,
Malayalam
A2

About Me


Hello friends! :) My name is Tara and I am from New York. I speak English and Spanish and I have been a language instructor for 5 years in the US, Spain, and China. I have a Masters degree from Columbia University in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I can help you reach fluency quickly for daily conversation, work presentations, or whatever else you need!
Hola amigos :) me llamo Tara y soy de Nueva York. Hablo inglés y español y he sido profesora de idiomas durante cinco años en los EEUU, China, y España. Tengo un Masters en la enseñanza de inglés como idioma extranjero de Columbia University. Les puedo ayudar aprender inglés rapidamente y fácilmente para conversar con hablantes nativos, hacer presentaciones en el trabajo, o cualquier cosa que necesite, sea lo que sea!

I have taught English in many cities across the US as well as in China and Spain (Salamanca y Madrid). I was born and raised in the USA, but my family is from India. I love traveling and meeting people from all over the globe and listening to them tell stories in their native languages. I believe learning languages is the best way to expand our knowledge and get in sync with our big, beautiful world.


I'm thrilled to have new students online, so message me or sign up for a private session!

Teacher Stats

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Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Beginner
Upper Beginner
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
American English
Children (4-11)
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Learning Materials
Lesson Plans
Proficiency Assessment
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Accent Reduction
Business English
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Phonetics
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction
AP
FCE
GRE
IELTS
SAT
TOEFL

Résumé

Education

2015
Adult ESL Teacher
Columbia University - Community Language Program - New York, USA
Teach intensive English classes (integrated skills, Academic Writing, Advanced Conversation) to adults of diverse language backgrounds.
2015 - 2017
M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Columbia University (Teachers College) - NYC, New York
2009 - 2013
University of Pittsburgh
-B.A. in Linguistics, B.S. in Psychology --- Minor in Spanish --- Related Concentration in Latin American Studies

Work Experience

2015
Afterschool Enrichment Teacher
All Ivy Tutors - Manhattan, NY
Design and teach English language enrichment lessons to primary school children in a low-income school.
2009 - 2015
SAT Test Prep Instructor
Kaplan
2013 - 2014
Bilingual (English-Spanish) Literacy Tutor
Austin, Texas - USA
2013 - 2014
Adult ESL Instructor
LifeWorks - Austin, TX

Certifications

2014
Cambridge CELTA
Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults - PASS A GRADE (above standard)