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Ruth S.

Effective Public Speaking Coach with Years of Experience!

Effective Public Speaking Coach with Years of Experience!

$60/hour

  • 3,329 hours tutoring

About Ruth


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I firmly believe in the limitless potential of each and every individual. It does not matter how many times you have tried and fallen short before: determination, organization skills and resilience will allow you to achieve your goals. Speaking in front of a crowd or writing a persuasive argument can be intimidating. However, I can help you develop the individualized strategies you need to succeed.

I'm happy to coach my clients on both the strategies and the mindset they need to maximize...

I firmly believe in the limitless potential of each and every individual. It does not matter how many times you have tried and fallen short before: determination, organization skills and resilience will allow you to achieve your goals. Speaking in front of a crowd or writing a persuasive argument can be intimidating. However, I can help you develop the individualized strategies you need to succeed.

I'm happy to coach my clients on both the strategies and the mindset they need to maximize their potential, whether it be for a speech or presentation, an interview, or a publication. Since time management tends to be a challenge for most of us, I share a wide variety of methods that have helped my clients develop an effective approach to meet their individual needs. Each of us has different strengths and challenges, so it is important to identify these and test a range of approaches in order for each client to find what works best. Every client receives SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Limited) goals to work on between sessions, and meeting these benchmarks regularly gets them to the primary objective: Confidence!


Education

American University
Economics and International Studies
American University School of International Service
Masters
Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL certification (120 hours)
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: Please contact me to arrange a Free 30-minute Strategy Session!
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/19/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

I have been working with MBA students from around the world since 2014 and have more recently taken on a number of corporate clients who are interested in taking their career to the next level. I'm working on getting certified as a career coach in the coming months, but I would be more than happy to offer a Free Consultation to anyone who is considering applying for a management position or switching to a more satisfying career.
GRE,

GRE

I have helped hundreds of people prepare for the GRE, and I achieved a perfect score of 170 on the GRE Verbal and 158 on GRE Quantitative when I last to the exam myself. I'm very familiar with the current format of the ever-evolving questions, and can help each student overcome specific challenges and craft an individualized strategy that focused on finding the most effective combination of accuracy and speed.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I studied Economics and International Development at American University in Washington, DC, writing my Masters thesis on the need for improved Environmental Impact Assessments conducted by the World Bank and International Development Banks. I went on to work for the United States Agency for International Development in the Office of Environment and Urban Development and later in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I studied Economics and International Development at American University in Washington, DC, writing my Masters thesis on the need for improved Environmental Impact Assessments conducted by the World Bank and International Development Banks. I went on to work for the United States Agency for International Development in the Office of Environment and Urban Development and later in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

As a high school student, I participated in Debate Club and Model United Nations. After completing my Masters degree, I joined Toastmasters International to improve my public speaking skills. My first speech was very memorable, as my chest and throat felt so tight that I could barely get the words out. But I improved with experience, and went on to speak on behalf of the U.S. Government as a member of the U.S. Delegation to Habitat II, the Second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, held in Istanbul in 1996. Not only can I help you get more comfortable when preparing for a public speaking engagement, I can coach you on connecting with your audience, maintaining a good cadence and eye contact, and employing humor when appropriate to regain composure.

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

I have been working with MBA students from around the world since 2014 and have more recently taken on a number of corporate clients who are interested in taking their career to the next level. I'm working on getting certified as a career coach in the coming months, but I would be more than happy to offer a Free Consultation to anyone who is considering applying for a management position or switching to a more satisfying career.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with both K-12 and adult English language learners from around the world, and have many hours of experience assisting students in improving their writing, speaking, and understanding of English. I earned my TESOL in October 2014 so that I am now certified to teach classes, but find that working with students one-on-one yields the most rapid progress.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I studied Economics and International Development at American University in Washington, DC, writing my Masters thesis on the need for improved Environmental Impact Assessments conducted by the World Bank and International Development Banks. I went on to work for the United States Agency for International Development in the Office of Environment and Urban Development and later in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I studied Economics and International Development at American University in Washington, DC, writing my Masters thesis on the need for improved Environmental Impact Assessments conducted by the World Bank and International Development Banks. I went on to work for the United States Agency for International Development in the Office of Environment and Urban Development and later in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As a high school student, I participated in Debate Club and Model United Nations. After completing my Masters degree, I joined Toastmasters International to improve my public speaking skills. My first speech was very memorable, as my chest and throat felt so tight that I could barely get the words out. But I improved with experience, and went on to speak on behalf of the U.S. Government as a member of the U.S. Delegation to Habitat II, the Second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, held in Istanbul in 1996. Not only can I help you get more comfortable when preparing for a public speaking engagement, I can coach you on connecting with your audience, maintaining a good cadence and eye contact, and employing humor when appropriate to regain composure.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with both K-12 and adult English language learners from around the world, and have many hours of experience assisting students in improving their writing, speaking, and understanding of English. I earned my TESOL in October 2014 so that I am now certified to teach classes, but find that working with students one-on-one yields the most rapid progress.
IELTS,

IELTS

I was certified in 2014 as a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages by Oxford Seminars. I have been working with international graduate students who are in the United State to study a wide range of subjects, including Architecture, Business Administration, Economics and Statistics. I work with students who are taking either the TOEFL or IELTS in order to meet academic or professional requirements.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

As a high school student, I participated in Debate Club and Model United Nations. After completing my Masters degree, I joined Toastmasters International to improve my public speaking skills. My first speech was very memorable, as my chest and throat felt so tight that I could barely get the words out. But I improved with experience, and went on to speak on behalf of the U.S. Government as a member of the U.S. Delegation to Habitat II, the Second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, held in Istanbul in 1996. Not only can I help you get more comfortable when preparing for a public speaking engagement, I can coach you on connecting with your audience, maintaining a good cadence and eye contact, and employing humor when appropriate to regain composure.
English, Grammar, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with both K-12 and adult English language learners from around the world, and have many hours of experience assisting students in improving their writing, speaking, and understanding of English. I earned my TESOL in October 2014 so that I am now certified to teach classes, but find that working with students one-on-one yields the most rapid progress.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I studied Economics and International Development at American University in Washington, DC, writing my Masters thesis on the need for improved Environmental Impact Assessments conducted by the World Bank and International Development Banks. I went on to work for the United States Agency for International Development in the Office of Environment and Urban Development and later in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I studied Economics and International Development at American University in Washington, DC, writing my Masters thesis on the need for improved Environmental Impact Assessments conducted by the World Bank and International Development Banks. I went on to work for the United States Agency for International Development in the Office of Environment and Urban Development and later in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia.
English, Reading, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with both K-12 and adult English language learners from around the world, and have many hours of experience assisting students in improving their writing, speaking, and understanding of English. I earned my TESOL in October 2014 so that I am now certified to teach classes, but find that working with students one-on-one yields the most rapid progress.
IELTS,

IELTS

I was certified in 2014 as a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages by Oxford Seminars. I have been working with international graduate students who are in the United State to study a wide range of subjects, including Architecture, Business Administration, Economics and Statistics. I work with students who are taking either the TOEFL or IELTS in order to meet academic or professional requirements.
TOEFL

Math

Probability

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with both K-12 and adult English language learners from around the world, and have many hours of experience assisting students in improving their writing, speaking, and understanding of English. I earned my TESOL in October 2014 so that I am now certified to teach classes, but find that working with students one-on-one yields the most rapid progress.
English, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with both K-12 and adult English language learners from around the world, and have many hours of experience assisting students in improving their writing, speaking, and understanding of English. I earned my TESOL in October 2014 so that I am now certified to teach classes, but find that working with students one-on-one yields the most rapid progress.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I studied Economics and International Development at American University in Washington, DC, writing my Masters thesis on the need for improved Environmental Impact Assessments conducted by the World Bank and International Development Banks. I went on to work for the United States Agency for International Development in the Office of Environment and Urban Development and later in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia.
Microeconomics

Microeconomics

I studied Economics and International Development at American University in Washington, DC, writing my Masters thesis on the need for improved Environmental Impact Assessments conducted by the World Bank and International Development Banks. I went on to work for the United States Agency for International Development in the Office of Environment and Urban Development and later in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been working with both K-12 and adult English language learners from around the world, and have many hours of experience assisting students in improving their writing, speaking, and understanding of English. I earned my TESOL in October 2014 so that I am now certified to teach classes, but find that working with students one-on-one yields the most rapid progress.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I studied Economics and International Development at American University in Washington, DC, writing my Masters thesis on the need for improved Environmental Impact Assessments conducted by the World Bank and International Development Banks. I went on to work for the United States Agency for International Development in the Office of Environment and Urban Development and later in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I studied Economics and International Development at American University in Washington, DC, writing my Masters thesis on the need for improved Environmental Impact Assessments conducted by the World Bank and International Development Banks. I went on to work for the United States Agency for International Development in the Office of Environment and Urban Development and later in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia.
Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

I have been working with MBA students from around the world since 2014 and have more recently taken on a number of corporate clients who are interested in taking their career to the next level. I'm working on getting certified as a career coach in the coming months, but I would be more than happy to offer a Free Consultation to anyone who is considering applying for a management position or switching to a more satisfying career.
GRE,

GRE

I have helped hundreds of people prepare for the GRE, and I achieved a perfect score of 170 on the GRE Verbal and 158 on GRE Quantitative when I last to the exam myself. I'm very familiar with the current format of the ever-evolving questions, and can help each student overcome specific challenges and craft an individualized strategy that focused on finding the most effective combination of accuracy and speed.
IELTS,

IELTS

I was certified in 2014 as a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages by Oxford Seminars. I have been working with international graduate students who are in the United State to study a wide range of subjects, including Architecture, Business Administration, Economics and Statistics. I work with students who are taking either the TOEFL or IELTS in order to meet academic or professional requirements.
TOEFL

Examples of Expertise


Ruth has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Super helpful and encouraging tutor!

Ruth has helped my improve my GRE verbal score by 9 points within the past 2 months! She is so encouraging and patient when I am learning. She taught me many strategies that I would have never known about that has greatly improved my score and provided many resources. I definitely recommend her for verbal GRE tutoring!

Bradley , 12 lessons with Ruth

Ruth DEFINITELY knows what she's doing.

I came to Ruth needing help with GRE Reading. She was knowledgeable, but more importantly, gave me an effective strategy to achieve my goals. The time spent with her was priceless.

Brandon, 1 lesson with Ruth

Outstanding tutor with a great sense of humor!

I’ve been working with Ruth for a month now prepping for the GRE. Ruth is very patient, funny & makes learning fun! Since working with her I’ve noticed I am beginning to understand concepts and the material better. I throughly enjoy every session I have with her. Highly recommend!

Lexi , 8 lessons with Ruth

Very caring and patient tutor

Very impressed with Ruth. She cares so much about your success and gives you all the tools and faith to reach it. Would highly recommend Ruth to anyone who is reaching for a goal. She can help you reach it.

Susan , 4 lessons with Ruth

Good communication and notes!

Ruth is patient and gives great feedback. She ensures you hear it and you have some notes. She cares about your success and the experience you have getting there.

Bryn, 2 lessons with Ruth

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Ruth is super helpful and patient working with my son. We appreciate the feedback she provides. It's been tremendously helpful. They have spent some time reviewing for the ACT and have transitioned to the SAT.

Ann, 14 lessons with Ruth

Very Knowledgeable With Proven Results

Wow is my first word that comes to mind. When searching for a coach I read through at least a dozen of profiles. I wasn't sure what to expect or if coaching would be a good fit for me. Ruth's profile resonated with me. I have worked with Ruth in only two public speaking sessions and I can already see the difference. For starters, my confidence level has sky rocketed through the roof. Ruth's style is very eclectic and not a cookie cutter approach. I consider Ruth a part of my team that's helping me discover my voice while building my persona.

Renarda, 36 lessons with Ruth

Amazing To Work With

Ruth is amazing in identifying obstacles that is holding one back to achieve effective speaking skills. I enjoy working with her and she has helped me a lot already.

Yoel, 43 lessons with Ruth

Helping me improve verbal GRE

Ruth is awesome! She is very kind, easy to talk to, positive, and very knowledgeable for GRE and for me - GRE verbal. I have connected with her for GRE verbal, and she has lots of experience with it, so she can really dig deep on a question format to help me with understand it and master it. Most of all, she is sincere and positive, and makes you feel like you can accomplish anything!

Divya, 8 lessons with Ruth
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