Tamara began her teaching career in the Department of German Studies at the University of Chicago. She has many years of experience as a Lecturer in German Language and a teaching assistant in the University of Chicago's Human Rights and Civilizations Study Abroad programs. She has taught courses on film, literature, and culture and has experience mentoring students in academic writing and speaking. She completed her PhD in the Department of German Studies. She also studied and researched at the University of Missouri Kansas City, the University of Leipzig, and the Philological Faculty in Novi Sad. She has mentored and tutored students of all ages in English as a foreign language, French, and German.