Testimonials from Adult & Non-Traditional Students

As a result of her teaching style, I was given the tools to approach problems that I would have never been able to solve on my own.

Tatum provided tutoring to both of my brothers, one for the SAT and the other for the LSAT. When I decided that I wanted to prepare for the GMAT, she was my first choice. I chose to prepare for the GMAT while also working 40-50 hours a week. Tatum was aware of my busy schedule and was more than happy to schedule our sessions at a time that suited me.

When it came to standardized tests, I never considered myself a good test-taker. For this reason, I was feeling a bit discouraged and hesitant at the beginning, but due to Tatum's patience and her teaching style, I gradually gained confidence.

Also, as a result of her teaching style, I was given the tools to approach problems that I would have never been able to solve on my own. In addition, I was able to efficiently solve the problem due to the tips that I had learned from her. This enabled me to pick up on key words or phrases that helped me to solve problems in a timely manner.

Due to her patience, I could be very honest with her, too. If something did not make sense or if I found myself getting stuck, I could tell her. Tatum's guidance allowed me to make huge strides in my preparation for the GMAT, and whether you are preparing for a standardized test or need help with a particular school subject, I would highly recommend her.

- Mike K.


I would recommend Tatum to anyone, she is so bright and capable, but also has a great deal of empathy and understanding.

I called Tatum when I decided to reenter the work force as a 55 year old woman. I am an accountant but my computer skills were out of date, and I needed to learn Excel, Word and Powerpoint. What I needed also was a confidence builder to help me overcome my fears that I would not be up to speed in the workplace. Tatum has made all the difference in the world to me. She not only has taught me how to maneuver in these programs but she has inspired me with her belief that I could learn them. She is a fantastic teacher, and explains things in a manner that makes them understandable. I am a very visual person, and she was capable of showing me, not just telling me.

I am now doing well at my new job but also I have the tremendous confidence that I can call Tatum if and when I get "stuck." I plan to have her help me down the line improve my skills, and assist me in even more complex applications. I would recommend Tatum to anyone, she is so bright and capable, but also has a great deal of empathy and understanding.

- Marcia K., CPA


If you seek help writing any school application personal statements, definitely choose Tatum. I chose Tatum to help me write my personal statements and resume for my law school applications. I attempted to write my personal statement on my own and found that I was hitting a writer's block and needed serious guidance.

After just a few meetings, we nailed a perfect topic and she helped me focus on what was important to show through my writing. I am completely confident in the finished product and know that without her help I wouldn't have reached my goal or be nearly as satisfied with my work.

I am now at one of the best law schools in the country for my specific area of interest and I am thriving. If you seek help writing any school application personal statements I strongly recommend Tatum.

- Kate Broderick, St. Louis University School of Law


I've never seen Tatum become frustrated or thwarted when working with a student that doesn't understand the material. My life is such that it intersects with that of Tatum's and as a result I've been able to observe Tatum in a number of teaching situations.

It is my opinion that, as a teacher, Tatum is truly gifted. I've observed her instructing various ages from elementary to high school. No matter what the subject, no matter the difficulty or simplicity of the subject, she dignifies each student by being totally devoted to each moment she's working with them.

I've never seen Tatum become frustrated or thwarted when working with a student that doesn't understand the material. She genuinely believes it is her duty as a tutor to find out where the student's inability to comprehend stems from. She then tailors her teaching style to correspond to the student's manner or mode of learning. She has a resourceful way of painting word pictures to simplify more complex concepts.

I've also had the opportunity to watch Tatum interact with students in a classroom when she has brought her program on tolerance and Deaf etiquette to the classroom in which I work. At all times Tatum had complete control of the classroom situation. She calmly and competently demanded respect and in return she respected each child as she interacted with them. It's a difficult task to keep the attention of eight-year-olds for any length of time, but Tatum made it look easy each time she did her presentation (yearly since I met her). When she told the students the presentation was over, they all expressed disappointment. They all found Tatum's style of teaching exciting and stimulating.

In any given session Tatum goes from being serious and calm to animated and funny. It's truly a delight for me when I am able to observe Tatum as she's tutoring. I can, without hesitation, recommend Tatum as a tutor for anyone from 4 to 100!

- Barbara, Retired Teacher of 35 years