Tara Purcell


Tara Purcell works at Fusion Academy as a Spanish teacher, helping students to gain language proficiency and realize the fun of learning a second language!

Tara attended the State University of New York at New Paltz where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, studying the language as well as the many Spanish-speaking cultures around the world. Her decision to study abroad in Spain for a semester is what sparked her desire to teach the language.  She worked one on one tutoring many students and finding so much joy in teaching them the language.

She worked as an au pair in Spain for several months where she taught individual lessons in English as a Second Language. She also worked as a tutor and mentor in the SUNY New Paltz Conversation Partner Program where she helped immigrant students improve their English skills.

During her free time, Tara loves to read, go to live music concerts, and travel. She is also enjoys cooking and is always trying out new recipes.

During college Tara worked in a coffee shop as a barista. She can make delicious lattes and cappuccinos as well as recommend some great tea flavors.