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Ruth B.

Fort Collins, CO

$35/hour

Ignite your passion, outwit your fears: Public Speaking for all!

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Colorado State University
Communication Studie
Colorado State University
Master's

Education

Colorado State University (Communication Studie)

Colorado State University (Master's)

About Ruth

Hey there,

We don't know each other yet, but you are so, truly, amazing. Maybe you have the heart of dreamer with fantastic stories to tell, maybe you teach a class of honors calculus, maybe you thought of an idea that could change the world! The only problem is, you have to get people to listen to you first. Whether it's a job interview, pitching a project idea to your team, or a formal speech, we all wind up doing a little public speaking now and then. It can be scary, or frustratingly over-whelming to organize a presentation. Let's work on it together.

My name is Ruth and I've taught almost 200 collegiate-level students public speaking in CSU's SPCM 200 class. I focus on creating safe spaces so my students can feel comfortable pushing their boundaries and receiving honest compliments and critiques. WARNING: You will feel silly! I design exercises meant to nudge at the limits of your comfort-zone. If you can act like a fool with my challenges, then you can certainly ace that speech!

My favorite part of teaching is when my students have the "Oh" or "Aha!" moment. That's when you see it click. When you go, "Oh, this isn't so hard," or "Aha! Yes! I can really get good at this!" Watching that happen thrills me like the first drop off a roller coaster. I'm passionate about helping my students become the best version of themselves. Seeing and hearing my students find confidence in themselves is the most amazing work I've ever done.

Are you ready to find the best version of yourself?

Many of the skills I offer come with the turf of a Public Speaking TA. I graduated, so I must have done something right! With any speech or essay we look at, I can help you proofread, edit, and (most importantly) leave a stunning impression on your reader. I read and write on the graduate level. Got some tough stuff? Throw it at me! I'll give you the strategies that let me make it through teaching 50 students, working two jobs, and completing all my own classwork in time.

Life gets busy. I'll work with you so you can make the best use of your time.

Getting to grad school was tough, and it involved a lot of tricky tests. I have years upon years of experience in finding lots of study methods that utterly failed me. Thankfully, I have just a little more experience with methods that pay off. I personally like to find ways my subject relates to life beyond the classroom.

Let's work together to find the right strategy for you.

In conclusion, I'm a little crazy. You probably shouldn't hire me. I might make you act like a WWE announcer, practice gestures like Steve Irwin, or put gummy bears in your text books. I'm not all that passionate about school. However, if you're looking for a tutor who's passionate about learning, crazy about having fun, and driven to help you become your best self... I'm your tutor. I'm yours from day one, to that final reference letter for your dream job, and beyond.

Most of all, I know I don't know you, but I already believe in you. You're amazing.

Now let's get to work.
Hey there,

We don't know each other yet, but you are so, truly, amazing. Maybe you have the heart of dreamer with fantastic stories to tell, maybe you teach a class of honors calculus, maybe you thought of an idea that could change the world! The only problem is, you have to
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Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Fort Collins, CO 80524
In-person lessons
English:
English, Proofreading, Reading
Elementary Education:
Reading, Study Skills

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Colorado State University
Communication Studie
Colorado State University
Master's

Education

Colorado State University (Communication Studie)

Colorado State University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ruth will travel within 15 miles of Fort Collins, CO 80524.