|Working With||Youth, Adults, Groups|
|Levels I Teach||Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced|
|Lessons Take Place||Learner's Home or Work, Public Place, Online|
Native English speaker with over ten years experience as an English tutor in cross-cultural settings. Fluent in Portuguese and Spanish with extensive living experience abroad. I have taught English in Japan and have over four years experience teaching Chinese learners in classroom and online at private language schools.
My education has taught me to be well informed of global issues and apply new and insightful topics to learners who are interested in international ways of thinking about cultural awareness and events of the day.
I have a Bachelors and a Masters degree from Canadian universities and extensive ESL training from a language school in Japan as well as having offered IELTS, SAT and TOEFL classes with extensive experience in curriculum development.
I have worked for over ten years as a tutor to a variety of global learners. I taught English in Japan for one year at a top language school. I lived for over seven years in Brazil where I taught ESL for Business professionals and other learners while also teaching English on an online platform to Chinese students. Having lived in Vancouver recently, I have taught Chinese students grammar, literature and essay writing at private language institutes. I have also been working as a tutor with a private language school for French-speaking government employees for the last three years using an online platform here in Canada.
I have the skills to develop lessons for any level of learner and create a study plan for your specific needs, offering creative and engaging classes. Lessons usually include task-based teaching strategies and focus on the use of authentic language with target vocabulary and expressions. I am able to focus on English grammar for all levels or offer conversation classes based on requirements or a combination of both.
I am flexible and can easily adapt to a student's schedule with availability opening up in May 2022
Online via Zoom or I am available at locations around the Vancouver area.
Tara is a wonderful teacher, she is a very kind and very patient, and honest person and willing to help to improve English writing skills. She always gives advance notice if there are any time changes to coordinate with the student's schedule. Thank you for all the help and effort!
Tara has been my English teacher for one year. During this time, I have made excellent progress and improved in my oral, written and English comprehension. She was very important in my process of career change and preparing for international interviews with global companies. She is very nice, patient and professional. Tara is also fluent in Portuguese which is very helpful for Brazilian learners. Thank you Tara for being a “Super Teacher!"
Tara é excelente professora, didática e excelente companhia para as aulas de conversação, transitando em todos os assuntos com propriedade e sempre atrelando com a aprendizagem. Sabe adequar seu nível às suas necessidades; é paciente e o fato de ser fluente em português nos ajuda a "pensar" da forma inglesa, pois ela entende como nós estruturamos nossa fala. Super recomendo!
Tara has been my tutor for 1 year and she accompanies me in my learning by offering me good tools and a lot of encouragement. She listens to my needs and is patient when my schedule and workload require me to change my schedule. Thank you Tara for your devotion !