As a first generation college graduate who took the long and winding road through her education, with a short four-year detour as a diesel mechanic in the US Navy, Tamar knows firsthand how difficult it can be for students to find their footing in college. As a result, her passion lies in seeing students through those challenges by helping them find and add their voice to the academic conversation through thought-provoking and lively classroom discussions and individual student conferences. Tamar has taught English Composition A, 2, 2i, 3, and 100W courses with Writing Programs at UCLA since 2010. She has also taught composition courses for the Academic Advancement Program’s Freshman Summer Program at UCLA as well as courses for UCLA Extension. Prior to teaching for UCLA, Tamar taught high school courses in History and English Literature. She holds a B.A. from UCSD and an M.A. from CSU Long Beach, where her Master’s thesis in History explored the cultural significance of the iconic pin-up image as it reflected the changing ideals of morality and gender role constructions of mid-twentieth century America.