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Sara B.

Renaissance Teacher for Writing, SAT English, & Public Speaking

Renaissance Teacher for Writing, SAT English, & Public Speaking

$55/hour

About Sara


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I am an educator who begins working with each student precisely where they are currently at, and from there growth and expansion happens. We collaborate together in regards to your goals.

My name is Sara B. For over 15 years, I have been tutoring students of all ages (inclusive of Middle School, High School, College, Post Graduate, and working professionals) with Writing and Public Speaking. Working as a Marketing and Management profession, I was called upon to be a trainer, teacher,...

I am an educator who begins working with each student precisely where they are currently at, and from there growth and expansion happens. We collaborate together in regards to your goals.

My name is Sara B. For over 15 years, I have been tutoring students of all ages (inclusive of Middle School, High School, College, Post Graduate, and working professionals) with Writing and Public Speaking. Working as a Marketing and Management profession, I was called upon to be a trainer, teacher, mentor and educator in every position I held. A partial list of subjects taught: creativity and innovation in Business, written and verbal communication improvement, Conversational English and Business English improvement.

Both Middle School and High School students work with me on the English sections of the SAT: Reading and Writing. Tactics and strategies are taught and practiced in order to help strengthen SAT English section scores. Students work on practice tests and essay prompts. Incorrect answers are gone over with thorough explanations. After the SAT, help in writing college application essays offered.

As well, I have been teaching ESL/ESOL for over 15 years to students ranging in age from 5 to 85. Students have had success with improving - sometimes vastly improving - their SAT Reading and Writing scores, Conversational English, Grammar, Business Communications, Essay Writing, Public Speaking and more.

I will happily provide references so you can speak to students who I currently tutor or who have been tutored.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

My best,
Sara B.


Education

Monmouth University
B.S. Business Administration
NYU School of Continuing Education: Communications
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $55
  • Rate details: Effective January 15, 2019 Wyzant's platform fee changes to a flat 25% model. My top 1% status had me at 20%. Given WyZant change, my hourly rate now $55
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/25/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

Having worked Worldwide in Marketing with a concentration in Business Development, Sales, PR, Promotions, Events and more, I can help you with business topics ranging from marketing plans to strategic objectives & goals to customer service to database management and basic statistics, to name a few. My client range includes Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 to a 5 person operation and everything in between. I can help you understand how retail, wholesale, entertainment, government, insurance, financial, travel, communications, education & international companies operate and succeed, in any economy. Discover how to pay meticulous attention to business objectives, database analyses, budget, time and people management.
Career Development,

Career Development

Having been both on staff and serviced clients at Fortune 500 companies as well as being an entrepreneur since 2001, I have developed and re-developed my own personal career and helped many others. My methods are primarily based on being a teacher/group leader at various companies in-house training programs as well as their outside recruitment efforts. Literally thousands of resumes have come across my desk over the past two decades. Ask me about my proven recipe for successful interviewing, targeting companies and prospects, knowing strengths and weaknesses, resume & introduction letter writing, public speaking and how to conduct yourself in a job interview.
Marketing,

Marketing

My marketing skills span 20+ years and include upper management positions at: Young & Rubicam: NY, IBM's in-house Marketing Department, Gannett, Western International Media and being a marketing consultant for 10+ years working with over 20 companies. My strength is in the use of how and when to use a myriad of marketing tools and how it coordinates with sales, public relations, direct response, online, website, promotions and events. I have worked in every facet of marketing, particularly in service industries. I am deft at creating Marketing Plans and implementing them and efficient at creating ROI formulas for determining Marketing Program effectiveness. I have a litmus test for determining if a Marketing Program is a viable option before implementing the program.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have delivered over 1,000 talks, speeches, and presentations to audiences sizes ranging from 2 to 2,000+. I have been a member of Toastmasters and am currently a Voiceover artist and on-stage actress. My training in Speaking Circles helps students to learn the art of relaxed confidence and relational speaking that yields powerful results. My philosophy is that public speaking can be a fun and energizing experience once students get over the "hump" of any perceived fears or limitations. If a student needs to prepare for a formal public speaking event or finds him or herself in a situation where suddenly they are in the spot light and need to speak to an audience, I help them to be quick and nimble and remain calm so as to be able to express thoughts and get points across. I am also highly experience at helping others "rehearse" for job interviews so that they go in as prepared as possible to speak with possible future employers.

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

Having worked Worldwide in Marketing with a concentration in Business Development, Sales, PR, Promotions, Events and more, I can help you with business topics ranging from marketing plans to strategic objectives & goals to customer service to database management and basic statistics, to name a few. My client range includes Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 to a 5 person operation and everything in between. I can help you understand how retail, wholesale, entertainment, government, insurance, financial, travel, communications, education & international companies operate and succeed, in any economy. Discover how to pay meticulous attention to business objectives, database analyses, budget, time and people management.
Career Development,

Career Development

Having been both on staff and serviced clients at Fortune 500 companies as well as being an entrepreneur since 2001, I have developed and re-developed my own personal career and helped many others. My methods are primarily based on being a teacher/group leader at various companies in-house training programs as well as their outside recruitment efforts. Literally thousands of resumes have come across my desk over the past two decades. Ask me about my proven recipe for successful interviewing, targeting companies and prospects, knowing strengths and weaknesses, resume & introduction letter writing, public speaking and how to conduct yourself in a job interview.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My success with teaching ESL to students ages 5-85 spans 15+ years, with students originated from over 30 countries in 4 continents. My approach is to use the right textbook (based on a student's current level of English) as well as engaging conversation and real life situations such as role playing. I help students improve in their studies and business people improve in their business communications. I introduce younger students to English for the first time and help advanced ESL students fine tune their skills.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have been working with students who wish to both speak and write using correct grammar for over 15 years and they get positive tangible results. I use some of the best grammar books available as well as individualized techniques that best suit each student and their goals. I would be happy to work with you on either spoken grammar, written grammar, or both. Letʻs talk.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have delivered over 1,000 talks, speeches, and presentations to audiences sizes ranging from 2 to 2,000+. I have been a member of Toastmasters and am currently a Voiceover artist and on-stage actress. My training in Speaking Circles helps students to learn the art of relaxed confidence and relational speaking that yields powerful results. My philosophy is that public speaking can be a fun and energizing experience once students get over the "hump" of any perceived fears or limitations. If a student needs to prepare for a formal public speaking event or finds him or herself in a situation where suddenly they are in the spot light and need to speak to an audience, I help them to be quick and nimble and remain calm so as to be able to express thoughts and get points across. I am also highly experience at helping others "rehearse" for job interviews so that they go in as prepared as possible to speak with possible future employers.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I have been working with students who wish to both speak and write using correct grammar for over 15 years and they get positive tangible results. I use some of the best grammar books available as well as individualized techniques that best suit each student and their goals. I would be happy to work with you on either spoken grammar, written grammar, or both. Letʻs talk.
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching Reading Comprehension for both school assignments and SAT prep for over 15 years. Effective Reading Comprehension abilities affects the quality of a personʻs communication in regards to school, work, and every day communication. My approach in working with Reading Comprehension students is to begin by choosing reading assignments that are of interest to the student. Student is asked to read both silently and out loud. Next, we discuss the main points of the reading. Student learns the importance of thesis sentences, Introductions and Conclusions, Body paragraphs, main topic sentences in paragraphs and more. Those who excel at Reading Comprehension working with me learn how to view each reading assignment as if it were a roadmap. The roadmap approach helps students to analyze reading in a more practical and logical manner. Discussion of reading assignments is also encouraged to encourage critical thinking after reading a passage.
Spelling

English

English,

English

I have been working with students who wish to both speak and write using proper American English grammar for over 15 years and they get results. I use an award winning grammar book as well as individualized techniques that best suit each student and their goals. Reading is essential to improving both writing and speaking. They all work together and I have taught students from over 20 countries how to improve all 3 skills.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My success with teaching ESL to students ages 5-85 spans 15+ years, with students originated from over 30 countries in 4 continents. My approach is to use the right textbook (based on a student's current level of English) as well as engaging conversation and real life situations such as role playing. I help students improve in their studies and business people improve in their business communications. I introduce younger students to English for the first time and help advanced ESL students fine tune their skills.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have been working with students who wish to both speak and write using correct grammar for over 15 years and they get positive tangible results. I use some of the best grammar books available as well as individualized techniques that best suit each student and their goals. I would be happy to work with you on either spoken grammar, written grammar, or both. Letʻs talk.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have delivered over 1,000 talks, speeches, and presentations to audiences sizes ranging from 2 to 2,000+. I have been a member of Toastmasters and am currently a Voiceover artist and on-stage actress. My training in Speaking Circles helps students to learn the art of relaxed confidence and relational speaking that yields powerful results. My philosophy is that public speaking can be a fun and energizing experience once students get over the "hump" of any perceived fears or limitations. If a student needs to prepare for a formal public speaking event or finds him or herself in a situation where suddenly they are in the spot light and need to speak to an audience, I help them to be quick and nimble and remain calm so as to be able to express thoughts and get points across. I am also highly experience at helping others "rehearse" for job interviews so that they go in as prepared as possible to speak with possible future employers.
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching Reading Comprehension for both school assignments and SAT prep for over 15 years. Effective Reading Comprehension abilities affects the quality of a personʻs communication in regards to school, work, and every day communication. My approach in working with Reading Comprehension students is to begin by choosing reading assignments that are of interest to the student. Student is asked to read both silently and out loud. Next, we discuss the main points of the reading. Student learns the importance of thesis sentences, Introductions and Conclusions, Body paragraphs, main topic sentences in paragraphs and more. Those who excel at Reading Comprehension working with me learn how to view each reading assignment as if it were a roadmap. The roadmap approach helps students to analyze reading in a more practical and logical manner. Discussion of reading assignments is also encouraged to encourage critical thinking after reading a passage.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I help many students increase their SAT Reading score in the Evidence-Based Reading section of the SAT. This section consists of multiple choice questions for both Reading Comprehension and Writing and Language, which asks students to be an editor. Working together through practice tests and homework, students will sharpen their skills for: basing their answers on evidence from the text, how a word is being used in context, and interpreting data from charts, tables, and/or graphs.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I help many students increase their SAT score in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) section of the SAT. Working together, students learn how to show effectively that they can read and comprehend a passage and write an SAT essay analyzing the passage. They learn how to show that they read the passage carefully, present a clear and logical analysis, and use language precisely. Students learn and practice through homework how to support the author claims with: evidence such as facts or examples, reasoning to develop ideas and connect claims and evidence as well stylistic or persuasive elements, such as word choice or appeals to emotion, to add power to the ideas expressed.
Writing,

Writing

My key areas include Essays, applications, reports, PowerPoint, critical writing, compare and contrast, creative writing, SAT Writing preparation, and much more. If there is a school assignment or project or any thing in the written form that you need help with, I can help. My specialties are thesis creation, setting up structure for logical sentence and paragraph flow, context in relation to the thesis (problem or question or clarification), grammar, formatting, creativity, word choice, evidence, analysis and reflection, theme and sub themes, title, topic sentences, and more. No matter what level you are and if you are a native English speaker or an ESL student, you will notice the difference when we work together to improve your writing.
Spelling

Homeschool

English,

English

I have been working with students who wish to both speak and write using proper American English grammar for over 15 years and they get results. I use an award winning grammar book as well as individualized techniques that best suit each student and their goals. Reading is essential to improving both writing and speaking. They all work together and I have taught students from over 20 countries how to improve all 3 skills.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My success with teaching ESL to students ages 5-85 spans 15+ years, with students originated from over 30 countries in 4 continents. My approach is to use the right textbook (based on a student's current level of English) as well as engaging conversation and real life situations such as role playing. I help students improve in their studies and business people improve in their business communications. I introduce younger students to English for the first time and help advanced ESL students fine tune their skills.
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching Reading Comprehension for both school assignments and SAT prep for over 15 years. Effective Reading Comprehension abilities affects the quality of a personʻs communication in regards to school, work, and every day communication. My approach in working with Reading Comprehension students is to begin by choosing reading assignments that are of interest to the student. Student is asked to read both silently and out loud. Next, we discuss the main points of the reading. Student learns the importance of thesis sentences, Introductions and Conclusions, Body paragraphs, main topic sentences in paragraphs and more. Those who excel at Reading Comprehension working with me learn how to view each reading assignment as if it were a roadmap. The roadmap approach helps students to analyze reading in a more practical and logical manner. Discussion of reading assignments is also encouraged to encourage critical thinking after reading a passage.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I help many students increase their SAT Reading score in the Evidence-Based Reading section of the SAT. This section consists of multiple choice questions for both Reading Comprehension and Writing and Language, which asks students to be an editor. Working together through practice tests and homework, students will sharpen their skills for: basing their answers on evidence from the text, how a word is being used in context, and interpreting data from charts, tables, and/or graphs.
Writing,

Writing

My key areas include Essays, applications, reports, PowerPoint, critical writing, compare and contrast, creative writing, SAT Writing preparation, and much more. If there is a school assignment or project or any thing in the written form that you need help with, I can help. My specialties are thesis creation, setting up structure for logical sentence and paragraph flow, context in relation to the thesis (problem or question or clarification), grammar, formatting, creativity, word choice, evidence, analysis and reflection, theme and sub themes, title, topic sentences, and more. No matter what level you are and if you are a native English speaker or an ESL student, you will notice the difference when we work together to improve your writing.
Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

My success with teaching ESL to students ages 5-85 spans 15+ years, with students originated from over 30 countries in 4 continents. My approach is to use the right textbook (based on a student's current level of English) as well as engaging conversation and real life situations such as role playing. I help students improve in their studies and business people improve in their business communications. I introduce younger students to English for the first time and help advanced ESL students fine tune their skills.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have been working with students who wish to both speak and write using proper American English grammar for over 15 years and they get results. I use an award winning grammar book as well as individualized techniques that best suit each student and their goals. Reading is essential to improving both writing and speaking. They all work together and I have taught students from over 20 countries how to improve all 3 skills.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My success with teaching ESL to students ages 5-85 spans 15+ years, with students originated from over 30 countries in 4 continents. My approach is to use the right textbook (based on a student's current level of English) as well as engaging conversation and real life situations such as role playing. I help students improve in their studies and business people improve in their business communications. I introduce younger students to English for the first time and help advanced ESL students fine tune their skills.
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching Reading Comprehension for both school assignments and SAT prep for over 15 years. Effective Reading Comprehension abilities affects the quality of a personʻs communication in regards to school, work, and every day communication. My approach in working with Reading Comprehension students is to begin by choosing reading assignments that are of interest to the student. Student is asked to read both silently and out loud. Next, we discuss the main points of the reading. Student learns the importance of thesis sentences, Introductions and Conclusions, Body paragraphs, main topic sentences in paragraphs and more. Those who excel at Reading Comprehension working with me learn how to view each reading assignment as if it were a roadmap. The roadmap approach helps students to analyze reading in a more practical and logical manner. Discussion of reading assignments is also encouraged to encourage critical thinking after reading a passage.
Writing

Writing

My key areas include Essays, applications, reports, PowerPoint, critical writing, compare and contrast, creative writing, SAT Writing preparation, and much more. If there is a school assignment or project or any thing in the written form that you need help with, I can help. My specialties are thesis creation, setting up structure for logical sentence and paragraph flow, context in relation to the thesis (problem or question or clarification), grammar, formatting, creativity, word choice, evidence, analysis and reflection, theme and sub themes, title, topic sentences, and more. No matter what level you are and if you are a native English speaker or an ESL student, you will notice the difference when we work together to improve your writing.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My success with teaching ESL to students ages 5-85 spans 15+ years, with students originated from over 30 countries in 4 continents. My approach is to use the right textbook (based on a student's current level of English) as well as engaging conversation and real life situations such as role playing. I help students improve in their studies and business people improve in their business communications. I introduce younger students to English for the first time and help advanced ESL students fine tune their skills.
Marketing

Marketing

My marketing skills span 20+ years and include upper management positions at: Young & Rubicam: NY, IBM's in-house Marketing Department, Gannett, Western International Media and being a marketing consultant for 10+ years working with over 20 companies. My strength is in the use of how and when to use a myriad of marketing tools and how it coordinates with sales, public relations, direct response, online, website, promotions and events. I have worked in every facet of marketing, particularly in service industries. I am deft at creating Marketing Plans and implementing them and efficient at creating ROI formulas for determining Marketing Program effectiveness. I have a litmus test for determining if a Marketing Program is a viable option before implementing the program.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My success with teaching ESL to students ages 5-85 spans 15+ years, with students originated from over 30 countries in 4 continents. My approach is to use the right textbook (based on a student's current level of English) as well as engaging conversation and real life situations such as role playing. I help students improve in their studies and business people improve in their business communications. I introduce younger students to English for the first time and help advanced ESL students fine tune their skills.
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching Reading Comprehension for both school assignments and SAT prep for over 15 years. Effective Reading Comprehension abilities affects the quality of a personʻs communication in regards to school, work, and every day communication. My approach in working with Reading Comprehension students is to begin by choosing reading assignments that are of interest to the student. Student is asked to read both silently and out loud. Next, we discuss the main points of the reading. Student learns the importance of thesis sentences, Introductions and Conclusions, Body paragraphs, main topic sentences in paragraphs and more. Those who excel at Reading Comprehension working with me learn how to view each reading assignment as if it were a roadmap. The roadmap approach helps students to analyze reading in a more practical and logical manner. Discussion of reading assignments is also encouraged to encourage critical thinking after reading a passage.
Writing

Writing

My key areas include Essays, applications, reports, PowerPoint, critical writing, compare and contrast, creative writing, SAT Writing preparation, and much more. If there is a school assignment or project or any thing in the written form that you need help with, I can help. My specialties are thesis creation, setting up structure for logical sentence and paragraph flow, context in relation to the thesis (problem or question or clarification), grammar, formatting, creativity, word choice, evidence, analysis and reflection, theme and sub themes, title, topic sentences, and more. No matter what level you are and if you are a native English speaker or an ESL student, you will notice the difference when we work together to improve your writing.

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

Having been both on staff and serviced clients at Fortune 500 companies as well as being an entrepreneur since 2001, I have developed and re-developed my own personal career and helped many others. My methods are primarily based on being a teacher/group leader at various companies in-house training programs as well as their outside recruitment efforts. Literally thousands of resumes have come across my desk over the past two decades. Ask me about my proven recipe for successful interviewing, targeting companies and prospects, knowing strengths and weaknesses, resume & introduction letter writing, public speaking and how to conduct yourself in a job interview.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I help many students increase their SAT Reading score in the Evidence-Based Reading section of the SAT. This section consists of multiple choice questions for both Reading Comprehension and Writing and Language, which asks students to be an editor. Working together through practice tests and homework, students will sharpen their skills for: basing their answers on evidence from the text, how a word is being used in context, and interpreting data from charts, tables, and/or graphs.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I help many students increase their SAT score in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) section of the SAT. Working together, students learn how to show effectively that they can read and comprehend a passage and write an SAT essay analyzing the passage. They learn how to show that they read the passage carefully, present a clear and logical analysis, and use language precisely. Students learn and practice through homework how to support the author claims with: evidence such as facts or examples, reasoning to develop ideas and connect claims and evidence as well stylistic or persuasive elements, such as word choice or appeals to emotion, to add power to the ideas expressed.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (418 ratings)
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Reviews


Experienced and Patient Tutor

Sara is very experienced in teaching public speaking. When she taught my daughter, she would make sure to know her strengthens and weaknesses as well as her personality. Based on that she makes weekly plans to help her improve bit by bit.

Yuxing, 3 lessons with Sara

Great to talk you, clearly on top of her game

Sara put me at ease right away and within 5 minutes already gave me advice that, if it had been all I got from her, it would have been worth it. I highly recommend her.

Julian, 3 lessons with Sara

Excellent tutor, kind and smart. Vey professional.

Sara has helped expand my vocabulary, understand the correct structure of essay writing. She has also helped me answer the questions in a sharp and clear manner.

Golriz, 61 lessons with Sara

Great tutor for creative writing

We spent lots of time trying to find someone who can build writing skills for a science oriented student. Sara managed to do just that. My son's writing was coherent, but dry. Sara found a way to teach him how to write with a soul. I will quote my son: "She gives me hints precise enough to know what she thinks it needs to be changed, yet vague enough to allow me to use my own imagery and creativity." Thank you!

Andrea, 3 lessons with Sara

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Learned how important it is to calm down. Created breathing exercises to use before I knock the doors, and explained how what's inside of me is going to be reflected in my presentation. She is an excellent coach.

Roderick, 2 lessons with Sara

Great

Taught grounding and breathing as well as helped ask the right questions for me to edit my speech. Good at figuring out where you are at with the process and picking up with your so that you can move from that point together.

Bryn, 2 lessons with Sara

Super Tutor, Patient and Knowledgeable

Sara B. was great. Will definitely reach out to her again. She was very thorough and knowledgeable and the pace of the session was great. She is one of the best tutors I have encountered.

Brenda, 1 lesson with Sara

Great and very professional

Sara is a great, creative, patient and responsable tutor. I enjoy and learn a lot in her sessions. She is clear, organized, fast doing her work and on time. Thank you so much!

PAOLA, 19 lessons with Sara

My 15yr old son

Today was the 1st lesson with my son - he struggles with soft skills / verbal communication in general. He is a good kid with good grades but shys away from general conversation. Hoping that Sara can figure out the keys to breaking the code of what he needs to work on or what is driving the concern. So far so good. Will keep posting as we get deeper but seem like a great match out of the gate !

Brian, 14 lessons with Sara
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