Personalized • Quality • Experience


“Tani is truly a Godsend and our entire family would highly recommend her to anyone who struggles in any academic capacity. She will take you from the often daunting and intimidating place of learning to an exciting exploration of the subjects you were previously struggling with.”

-Angela Kroeger, Homeschool Parent

“Taniʻs work has been nothing short of tremendous.”

– Eric Dustman, Head of School, Montessori School of Maui

“Ms. Toprakci is a first-rate, well-qualified and experienced teacher who has always exceeded expectations. She is one of our very best tutors.”

– Director of Tutors International

Private tutoring acts as the most personal form of teaching. Beyond the leadership qualities a classroom teacher must possess, the close and very individualized relationship created between a private teacher and her student requires an extraordinary capacity for mentorship.

Tani Toprakci has had a vast array of teaching experience both inside and outside the classroom in multiple schools, families, and classrooms. She has both volunteered and worked in the capacity of mentor, tutor, teaching artist, classroom teacher, and private teacher. Tani’s personal love for learning, for teaching, and for guiding students is evident in her imaginative approach to adapt materials across all subjects to fit each student’s learning strengths. She knows it is of the utmost importance that one utilizes the teaching moment as it arises and that learning never truly takes place without an authentic connection to the student’s personal world. Tani strives for not only academic growth, but also social and emotional growth.

“At the beginning I was a little bit worried about having a 1-on-1 learning environment. I had always been more of a ‘sit in the back of the classroom’ student and so I was concerned about adapting to the different type of learning I was about to experience. My concerns vanished within the first few days as Tani had such a welcoming attitude and comfortable presence. The year of home-schooling with Tani has certainly made a positive impact on my academic career and will undoubtedly be reflected in my best work to come.”

– Carl G.,Homeschool Student

“I’ve learned more from Tani Toprakci than from all my teachers combined.”

-Avalon K., Homeschool Student

“Seven months ago I hired Tani to tutor my teenage daughters in advanced high school math. Not only have their marks improved by entire grade levels, they have acquired an enthusiasm for the material that I haven’t seen in math for years. It is the enthusiasm that comes from feeling confident and successful about what you’re doing. Where other tutors were able to make small improvements through additional study time, Tani was able to make much more progress in the same time frame. Her techniques are thoughtful and professional. She pushes them hard but they respond well because they feel listened to and respected. I only wish that, as their mother, I could render the same result!”

– Michele Baldonado, High School Parent and Educator