Tarah has always been interested in learning about how things work, and in particular, how the earth works. Beginning in high school Tarah took every honors and AP science and math class she could fit into her schedule. She worked with a tutor for almost every one of them, learning just how much of an advantage a good tutor can give students.
She found that tutoring helped her understand the science and math material on a deeper level and gave her increased confidence in her knowledge of various subjects. Tarah continued her education at the University of Pennsylvania where she pursued a double major in Environmental Studies and Political Science while also playing on the Division I women’s lacrosse team. The team advanced to the NCAA Finals her senior year, but lost. She is still hasn’t gotten over this.
After college, Tarah stayed at the University of Pennsylvania to complete a Master of Science in Geoscience where she also worked as a teaching assistant for the Earth & Environmental Science Department. Since moving to San Francisco four years ago, she has worked as a Geologist in the field of environmental consulting. She also spent a year employed by the Sylvan Learning Center, tutoring students of all ages in various subjects and test-prep courses.
In her free time, Tarah enjoys reading science fiction and fantasy books, playing lacrosse, eating pizza, and obsessing over cute dogs. She is currently in the process of transitioning into a career in teaching. She hopes to begin a credential program in 2015 and looks forward to sharing her love of science and learning with students!