Tara Vassallo is an adjunct instructor at the English Language Institute at Pace University who describes herself as a "catalyst for creative engagement and collaborative learning." She earned a Bachelor's degree in italian and Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin and a Master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language at Toura College in New York City. Between these two degrees she also earned a double Masters in Education and Special Education form Toura College while teaching all levels of ESL at a special High School for Newcomers in NYC.
Last year, she was a field consultant for Brown University on an independent curriculum audit for English Language Learns commissioned by the NYC Department of Education. Tara has also lived ad taught English in Italy, Brazil, and Africa.