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About the Instructor


Tamara Macfarlane

Before becoming a Kumon Instructor, I was an elementary and middle school teacher of various grade levels and content areas. I was also an Instructional Coach for seven years in both Florida and North Carolina where I worked with students, teachers, and administration to improve student achievement and teacher capacity.


I have over 15 years experience in the field of education and have witnessed first hand how Kumon can impact children in so many ways! 

As an extensively trained and certified professional instructor, I serve as a mentor who guides your children through their work while also providing direction, support and encouragement. I create an at-home study plan in addition to monitoring classroom assignments, and I emphasize the importance of accurately completing each assignment within a designated time frame. This has helped many of my students increase self-confidence, thus becoming more self-reliant. Like all Kumon Instructors, I have a true passion for education and an earnest desire to help children succeed.


Biography and Background

Instructor Tamara Macfarlane
Tamara Macfarlane Headshot

Instructor Tam graduated from East Carolina University with a Master's degree in Elementary Education specializing in Curriculum and Instruction & a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Child Development and Family Relations. She brings over 15 years of experience in the field of education to her center.

She strives to instill a love of learning in children of all ages by providing individualized paths in which they can discover their highest potential through self-learning. It is a goal of hers to be part of impacting and shaping the children and families in her community by building study skills, confidence, and work ethic in our children.

Training and Certification

Master of Arts in Elementary Education specializing in Curriculum & Instruction

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a Concentration in Child Development and Family Relations

Florida Teaching Certificate

North Carolina Teaching Certificate

ESOL Endorsement

K-12 Reading Licensure

15 years of teaching, coaching, and/or administration

7 years college teaching experience (Education Courses)