Tara Palmer

Tara Palmer

Essay Coach

Tara has been a literacy educator for 14+ years. Since she teaches multilingual students, it has always been her passion to provide them with the tools needed to excel in school and beyond. She believes she can develop a student’s inner voice by providing authentic learning opportunities.


As a teacher of multiple age groups and abilities, I have been able to support literacy growth and to improve my students’ confidence levels. I have a passion for making students feel comfortable when expressing their ideas and taking risks with their writing. Additionally, as a coordinator of ELL programs at a diverse high school, I have insight into the many possibilities for students to be successful in high school and post-secondary planning.

Counseling Style:

Communicating through writing is an essential lifelong skill. The personal relationship that I develop with my students allows me to provide the appropriate guidance and support that is needed for students to develop their writing.


Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three daughters. I am an avid runner and biker, but I also love to sit on the beach with an inviting book.


  • BS in Elementary Education & Special Education, Saint Joseph’s University
  • MS in Reading Specialist, Saint Joseph’s University


  • English Language Arts (9-12)
  • ELL (K-12)
  • Reading Specialist (K-12)
  • Special Education (K-12)
  • Elementary Education (K-5)