Tamika Thomas

Tamika T.

Cincinnati, OH
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Lesson Details

Life Coaching

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
We are all in different walks of life and some of us are doing very well, while many of us are also struggling and perhaps merely surviving by making ends meet. Therefore, it is essential that we manage our finances well and plan S.MA.R.T. long-term and short term goals. This advice can definitely be easier said than done; therefore, assistance from a trainer such as myself can aid in these principles. I am willing to share my resources and knowledge as much as I can to aid you in your journey. Therefore, we should build a healthy, professional relationship because it is an investment in yourself for a more successful You that everyone in your life is waiting to see!
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Tamika teaches



Tamika passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Tamika delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 11 to 65

Teaching since:
June 2004

*** My availability fluctuates periodically so please reach out to me via the Ask-a-Question tool to confirm day and time before signing up for lessons.***

Tamika T was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is an 20˜04 alum from The School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) with a dual diploma in Creative Writing and Drama. Likewise, she is the youngest of three, and a first generation college graduate in her family from The Ohio State University. She received her B.A. in Communication Analysis and Practices and a double minor in Theater and Fashion Retail. As a Theater minor she was a part of the following productions: Wine in the Wilderness and A Song for Coretta. She joined the Cincinnati Black Theater Company family in October 2012 and has had the privilege to be in Black Nativity, The Delaney Sisters and Shakin da Mess Outta Misery. Currently, she is working on a project that she hopes to be released by the beginning of 2016. Also, she is a member of many arts organization in Cincinnati such as Elementz Youth Hip Hop Center, Bad Girl Ventures women entrepreneurship, Dress for Success and AmeriCorps to name a few.

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Image and Talent Development
Oct 2003 - Present
TYT Productions, LLC (on Facebook)

I coach children and young adults on acting for the camera and on stage. Likewise, I help develop the students confidence so they can also be comfortable with speaking in public in front of people and walking on the runway.


Master's: Professional Counseling and Human Development
Jan 2016 - Present
Lindsey Wilson College
Certification of Completion
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
Bad Girl Ventures Women Entrepreneurship Academy
Bachelor of Arts: Communication Analysis and Practices
Jan 2006 - Jun 2010
The Ohio State University (OSU)


Young Scholars Program
May 2004
The Ohio State University

This certificate was granted to me upon graduation from high school in 2004. It is a scholarship that allowed me to go to college tuition and room board free for the four and a half years that I attended from January 2004- June 2010.


Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc
Sep 2016

To invest in our communities, as well as ourselves, through: Volunteer service;
Advocacy and accountability; Leadership development and succession planning; Unity and collaboration; Engagement and empowerment; and Social responsibility and sisterly concern.

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Sep 2010

AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.
AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce. AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.

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Photos & Videos

Photo by Tamika T.

"Barbie"- challenge yourself not to assume you know the mentality behind the person wearing the logo.

Extension of Behind the Needle fashion show- in the plum jumpsuit.
Photo by Tamika T.
Photo by Tamika T.

Fashion Forward Cincy Winter Edition fashion show 2016 I have a mohawk ponytail 1st half: white fur vest 2nd half: purple, glitter lip balm
To support, attend and/or participate in the future in these voluntary type events- please contact me by requesting a session!

I'm the 2nd person- starting from the left- going to the right- dressed in a military uniform. Character: Gwen/ Play: "A Song for Coretta"
Created audition in 7 minutes on a napkin and then delivered it right afterwards
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17 Reviews

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Tierra Oct 25, 2018
Modeling · In studio

This was my first time modeling in a show, and my overall experience was great. Tamika provided great feedback regarding walking, using modeling stance, posing, and how to have fun and interact with the audience. She chose awesome people to walk for her in the show, and we all got along really well. Tamika communicated professionally and respectfully to her models. She also provided all of the clothing for the show which was great because I did not have to come out of pocket to get additional clothing. I would suggest that she get an assistant to help her on the day of the show.

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Anhony Oct 23, 2018
Modeling · In studio

I loved working with Tamika always giving feedback and positive energy and pushing me to go further. The photoshoot was phenomenal i loved the locations and the scenery. I loved my wardrobe and had so much fun walking the runway. Tamika gives top notch coaching and i highly recommend her to anyone whether you’re just getting started or you want to sharpen your skills.

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Kimberly Oct 12, 2018
Theater Acting · In studio

If you want constructive criticism with the passion from a teacher that is truly invested and the know how from the industry then Tamika is the teacher for you.

She is amazing and knowledgeable.

Nia Oct 12, 2018
Fashion Stylist · In studio

I was one of Tamika’s models for her first fashion show! It was definitely an honor to be involved. Her designs was truly unique and creative! She’s a great stylist with vision and has a lot of advice to offer.

Harry Oct 9, 2018
Modeling · In studio

Tamika helped prepare me as a model under her set TYT Productions in the Fashion Show called "Fashion Meets Hip Hop". This was my first time modeling in a fashion show and she helped me to feel comfortable and confident as I walked the runway. She worked hard preparing other models that worked alongside me that were under her set as well. She picked out our outfits and did a great job getting us ready for the show. We did a great job representing her in the fashion show. I look forward to working with her in the future.

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Harry Oct 9, 2018
Theater Acting · In studio

Tamika is a great teacher. It was easy working with her because she is passionate, honest, reliable, relatable and fun. She encouraged me to audition for the stage play "Why Does It Hurt So Bad?" and I made it in. She continued to work with me as an Artist Development teacher in the play. She really helped me as an actor and teaching me to take on the character I was portraying. It was amazing seeing myself grow as an actor and getting better during the whole process. I was able to put on a good performance because of her guidance and tutelage. I definitely recommend her.

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Chris Mar 2, 2018
Theater Acting · In studio

To be honest I've never acted a day in my life before. Tamika was absolutely wonderful in helping me calm my (obvuously) nervous self, and worked with what I naturally brought to the stage and highlighted my own attributes. By the time I had opening night, I felt more comfortable than presenting to a bunch of investors (which is my day job). Thank you again Tamika, for really helping me develop skills and traits for the acting stage even I didn't know I had in me! I loom forward to working with you again soon!

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Kecina Feb 27, 2018
Theater Acting · In studio

I was recently in a play titled “Why Does It Hurt So Bad?” with Tamika as an Artist Development teacher. She was extremely helpful when it came to knowing how to project your voice, emoting and becoming the character that you are portraying. Tamika was very professional and she always helped wherever she could. Tamika always gave great advice and how you can improve your craft as an actor. Everyone in the play took note of what Tamika was saying and applied it in the next rehearsal, getting better and better every time. This is the reason why the play was so successful. I will definitely keep in contact with her to keep perfecting my craft and to see if there’s a way that I can take acting lessons from her. Thank you so much Tamika. You’re AWESOME and so TALENTED!

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Christian Nov 16, 2017
Theater Acting · In studio

Tamika is very knowledgeable and professional. What I like most about her is how honest she is about your work and progress because that is difficult to find in a acting teacher.

Lisa F. Sep 27, 2017
Speaking Voice · In studio

I worked with Tamika to get help with improving my voice and presence. She is very professional and fun to work with. She listens to what you need help with and finds different ways to bring out the best in you. I would definitely recommend her as a teacher.

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Briana Aug 30, 2017
Film and TV Acting · In studio

Tamika is such a great instructor. She helped me break out of my comfort zone and worked with me to schedule lessons around my work schedule. I only got to be her student for a short period of time because school started back up, however, I would DEFINITELY recommend her to anyone who is interested in taking lessons with her. She will bring out the actress/actor in you you never knew was there!

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Harry Aug 20, 2017
Modeling · In studio

A great instructor, that is very thorough. She is friendly, easy to get along with and creates an excellent learning environment. She prepares you well to be able to perform at your highest capacity. I would strongly recommend her to others.

DeMarco Payton Mar 29, 2017
Film and TV Acting · In studio

I was really shy before taking Tamika's class, she really taught me how to bring out my inner actor!

Justin R. Jan 20, 2017
Film and TV Acting · In studio

Ms. Tamika is AWESOME. She always gives me feedback and helps me with ways I can improve. She is really fun and I enjoy every class I have with her.

Gary C. Sep 13, 2015
Speaking Voice · In studio

Very talented, skilled and effective instructor. Taught through demonstration and coaching. Very effective.

Gary Sep 13, 2015
Public Speaking · In studio

Very talented, knowledgeable and experienced, She taught through demonstration and coaching. Very effective.

Patrick K. Apr 20, 2015
Improv Acting · In studio

Tamika is awesome. It was her first time teaching and we really seemed to connect on all things acting and improv related. Can't wait for my second class with her!

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