Welcome to Ms. McAllister's ESL Class!

Phone: (908) 777-1357


Degrees and Certifications:

M.A., TESOL, Teachers College, Columbia University B.A., Anthropology (Linguistics), University of Montana NJ Teaching Certificates for ESL and K-5.

Ms. Tamara McAllister

Welcome to ESL 2020-21!  My name is Ms. McAllister, and I'm your ESL teacher. 

This is my first year teaching at Flynn but my tenth year teaching ESL.  I love getting to know my students and all the fun we have exploring and learning together! 

I have a Masters degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Bachelors degree in Anthropology from the University of Montana.  Teaching children is my passion -- I love it more than anything!  I've done a lot of other jobs too, anything from managing foundation grants to cleaning motel rooms to refugee resettlement work.  To me, nothing is as rewarding as helping my students grow and achieve!  

I call NJ home, but I grew up in Montana and have lived in Malaysia and San Francisco too.  My husband grew up in Malaysia, and our child is 15 years old.  We love to play our musical instruments, try new foods, read, and travel.  Our busy family shares our home with one cat, one rabbit, two guinea pigs, numerous tropical fish, and 13 chickens in the back yard.   

I'm so excited to spend the year learning and growing with you!

Ms. McAllister