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Sara O.

English and Writing Help from a Real Writer

English and Writing Help from a Real Writer

$60/hour

  • Granada Hills Granada Hills, CA 91344

About Sara


Bio

I have been writing stories since I was a young girl, sitting at my little desk, dreaming of worlds and villains. I studied English literature at three very excellent universities. I lived two amazing years in Gainesville, Florida, in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Florida. It was there I learned how to write and also how to think.

Writing is really thinking clearly and discovering the best way to communicate your thoughts to your reader or audience. After I worked as a...

I have been writing stories since I was a young girl, sitting at my little desk, dreaming of worlds and villains. I studied English literature at three very excellent universities. I lived two amazing years in Gainesville, Florida, in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Florida. It was there I learned how to write and also how to think.

Writing is really thinking clearly and discovering the best way to communicate your thoughts to your reader or audience. After I worked as a professional writer and film producer-director, I went to USC Film School, where I learned how to write stories using the language of cinema, which is the universal language of light and sound.

I worked for several years as a writer, producer, and director, then returned to school once more to study psychology. Did you know that psychologists are now using writing to help clients heal? Writing is not only a useful business tool, it can be a self-teaching, self-healing process.

I would be delighted to share all the gifts of education and experience I've been given to help you on your writing journey!


Education

Pennsylvania State University
undergrad
University of Florida
Masters
University of Southern California
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Granada Hills, CA 91344
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Sara hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Art

Video Production

Video Production

Since 1977, I have been a professional filmmaker, writing, editing, directing, and producing films and video programs. I have taught screenwriting and film and video production at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. I have also taught classes in screenwriting and production for business professionals. I have written, directed, and produced award winning educational films, and have written and edited scripts for major motion picture producers. A recent video production for a national public service announcement won a Merit Award for Consumer Decision Making Information category in the National Health Information Awards.

Computer

Video Production

Video Production

Since 1977, I have been a professional filmmaker, writing, editing, directing, and producing films and video programs. I have taught screenwriting and film and video production at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. I have also taught classes in screenwriting and production for business professionals. I have written, directed, and produced award winning educational films, and have written and edited scripts for major motion picture producers. A recent video production for a national public service announcement won a Merit Award for Consumer Decision Making Information category in the National Health Information Awards.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

B.A., English, The Pennsylvania State University; M.A., English, Creative Writing Program, The University of Florida; M.F.A., Film and Television Production, The University of Southern California; Psy.D., current, The San Diego University for Integrative Studies, dissertation completed. In addition, I have worked as a professional editor for over 30 years.
Proofreading

Proofreading

I have been a professional proofreader and editor for over 30 years, since I was in graduate school.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

B.A., English, The Pennsylvania State University; M.A., English, Creative Writing Program, The University of Florida; M.F.A., Film and Television Production, The University of Southern California; Psy.D., current, The San Diego University for Integrative Studies, dissertation completed. In addition, I have worked as a professional editor for over 30 years.
Reading,

Reading

BA, English Literature, Penn State MA, English Creative Writing, Univ of Florida MFA, Film & Television Production, USC and currently PsyD, Psychology
Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I have a Bachelor's Degree in English from the Pennsylvania State University. My Master's Degree in English, specialized in Creative Writing. Both degrees required demonstration of reading and writing skills at a professional level. I have taught writing to college students, high school students, and to adult-learners. I have designed and taught courses on basic writing, creative writing, medical writing, and screenwriting.
Grammar,

Grammar

B.A., English, The Pennsylvania State University; M.A., English, Creative Writing Program, The University of Florida; M.F.A., Film and Television Production, The University of Southern California; Psy.D., current, The San Diego University for Integrative Studies, dissertation completed. In addition, I have worked as a professional editor for over 30 years.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have been a professional proofreader and editor for over 30 years, since I was in graduate school.
Reading,

Reading

BA, English Literature, Penn State MA, English Creative Writing, Univ of Florida MFA, Film & Television Production, USC and currently PsyD, Psychology
Writing,

Writing

I have been writing and teaching writing for most of my life! I am a professional writer, with over 30 years of experience.
Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

I have a Bachelor's Degree in English from the Pennsylvania State University. My Master's Degree in English, specialized in Creative Writing. Both degrees required demonstration of reading and writing skills at a professional level. I have taught writing to college students, high school students, and to adult-learners. I have designed and taught courses on basic writing, creative writing, medical writing, and screenwriting.
Reading,

Reading

BA, English Literature, Penn State MA, English Creative Writing, Univ of Florida MFA, Film & Television Production, USC and currently PsyD, Psychology
Writing

Writing

I have been writing and teaching writing for most of my life! I am a professional writer, with over 30 years of experience.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have a Bachelor's Degree in English from the Pennsylvania State University. My Master's Degree in English, specialized in Creative Writing. Both degrees required demonstration of reading and writing skills at a professional level. I have taught writing to college students, high school students, and to adult-learners. I have designed and taught courses on basic writing, creative writing, medical writing, and screenwriting.
Reading,

Reading

BA, English Literature, Penn State MA, English Creative Writing, Univ of Florida MFA, Film & Television Production, USC and currently PsyD, Psychology
Writing

Writing

I have been writing and teaching writing for most of my life! I am a professional writer, with over 30 years of experience.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

BA, English Literature, Penn State MA, English Creative Writing, Univ of Florida MFA, Film & Television Production, USC and currently PsyD, Psychology
Writing

Writing

I have been writing and teaching writing for most of my life! I am a professional writer, with over 30 years of experience.

$60/hour

Sara O.

$60/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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