Tara Ondra

Tara O.

Allentown, PA

Lesson Details

Spanish

Levels Taught:
Beginner

I teach using a communicative approach. You’ll do lots of talking and learn lots of vocabulary. I am happy to cater topics to your needs.

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About

Tara delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2004

I am originally from Pennsylvania but lived a number of years in California where I obtained my TESOL certification in 2004. After that, I moved to Chile where I picked up the Spanish language and truly fell in love with teaching English. Now, I'm back in my hometown and teaching a diverse group of language learners at Lehigh Carbon Community College. Teaching brings me great joy. I love working with language learners of all levels. My primary area of expertise is working with adults but I am happy to work with children as well. My favorite thing to practice is pronunciation. I look forward to working with you!

Experience

ESL and Spanish Instructor
Aug 2017 - Present
Lehigh Carbon Community College


Education

BA Behavioral Science
Aug 1995 - May 1999
Drew University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

CTESOL
Feb 2004
Transworld Schools

Certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Photos & Videos

On the way to class

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Holiday outing with my students.

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One of just many of my incredible groups of students.

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3 Reviews

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Mariane Muraro Mar 12, 2019
ESL · In studio

I was an ESL student in Tara's class in 2018. In this class, I was still beginning to become familiar with the English language and she was certainly a key teacher in this process.

Classes were always very productive, balancing theory and practice. She provided activities in groups, individual, games, videos, readings and discussions, homework assignments and even extra material for that student who wanted to go beyond.

She was very organized, every class had with her planning wrote down in a notebook and always shared with us what the class would be like. She had very interesting strategies, such as the daily way of teaching and resuming new vocabulary. Most of the time, in the next class she already had the activities or tests corrected, the recovery of our mistakes always asked if we had doubts.

He is a person who was always smiling and encouraging the students, even some who are tired of a full day's work.

And she has a differential that is helping students beyond the classroom, in my case, I shared my difficulty speaking in English and she became available for conversation classes in the summer holidays. Of course, that helped me a lot!

Finally, Tara was essential in my walk in learning a new language. She is fantastic!

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Kate Feb 20, 2019
ESL · Online

I have observed many of Tara’s lessons. They are always very fun and engaging. She is sure to match student interests and needs with lesson topics. She also does a good job of giving feedback to students to help them improve. Highly recommended!

Tiffani Feb 14, 2019
ESL · Online

Tara is an experienced and dedicated ESL instructor. I recommend her to anyone needing to master English at any level.

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