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Sara B.

Astute English Tutoring: Writing, Public Speaking, Resumes, SAT, ESL

Astute English Tutoring: Writing, Public Speaking, Resumes, SAT, ESL

$60/hour

  • 1,958 hours tutoring

About Sara


Bio

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) for Writing, Public Speaking, Career Development, ESL, and more. Working as a Business professional, I was called upon to be a...

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) for Writing, Public Speaking, Career Development, ESL, and more. Working as a Business professional, I was called upon to be a trainer, teacher, mentor and educator. A partial list of subjects taught: creativity and innovation, written and verbal communication improvement, Conversational English and Business English improvement. I can help with writing resumes, applications, website content, LinkedIn profiles, speeches, essays, thesis, and more.

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

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.

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! Tell me what you are aiming to improve.

My best,
Sara B.


Education

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

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  • Hourly Rate: $60
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  • Background check passed on 2/25/2012

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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 servicing clients at Fortune 500 companies as well as being an entrepreneur since 2001, I have developed and re-developed my own career as well as 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. 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 your strengths and weaknesses, resume & introduction letter writing, public speaking and how to conduct yourself effectively and successfully in a job interview.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have personally delivered over 1,000 talks, speeches, and presentations to and audience size ranging from 2 to 2,000+. I former member of Toastmasters and various Improv acting groups, I am currently a professional 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 spotlight 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 servicing clients at Fortune 500 companies as well as being an entrepreneur since 2001, I have developed and re-developed my own career as well as 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. 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 your strengths and weaknesses, resume & introduction letter writing, public speaking and how to conduct yourself effectively and successfully in a job interview.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My success with teaching ESL to students ages 5-85 spans 15+ years, with students originating from 30+ countries and 4 continents. My approach is to use the right textbook (based on a student's current English level) as well as engaging English conversation and real life situations such as role playing. I help students improve their grades and business people improve their business communications. I am capable of helping beginner students to expand their English 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 personally delivered over 1,000 talks, speeches, and presentations to and audience size ranging from 2 to 2,000+. I former member of Toastmasters and various Improv acting groups, I am currently a professional 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 spotlight 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 work with students who wish to both speak and write using proper English grammar and they get results. I use an award winning grammar book as well as individualized techniques that best suit each individual 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. I also tutor and help with public speaking, essay writing, resumes, reading comprehension, application writing, website content, LinkedIn profiles, and more.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My success with teaching ESL to students ages 5-85 spans 15+ years, with students originating from 30+ countries and 4 continents. My approach is to use the right textbook (based on a student's current English level) as well as engaging English conversation and real life situations such as role playing. I help students improve their grades and business people improve their business communications. I am capable of helping beginner students to expand their English 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 personally delivered over 1,000 talks, speeches, and presentations to and audience size ranging from 2 to 2,000+. I former member of Toastmasters and various Improv acting groups, I am currently a professional 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 spotlight 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 work with students who wish to both speak and write using proper English grammar and they get results. I use an award winning grammar book as well as individualized techniques that best suit each individual 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. I also tutor and help with public speaking, essay writing, resumes, reading comprehension, application writing, website content, LinkedIn profiles, and more.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My success with teaching ESL to students ages 5-85 spans 15+ years, with students originating from 30+ countries and 4 continents. My approach is to use the right textbook (based on a student's current English level) as well as engaging English conversation and real life situations such as role playing. I help students improve their grades and business people improve their business communications. I am capable of helping beginner students to expand their English 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 originating from 30+ countries and 4 continents. My approach is to use the right textbook (based on a student's current English level) as well as engaging English conversation and real life situations such as role playing. I help students improve their grades and business people improve their business communications. I am capable of helping beginner students to expand their English and help advanced ESL students fine tune their skills.

Most Popular

English,

English

I work with students who wish to both speak and write using proper English grammar and they get results. I use an award winning grammar book as well as individualized techniques that best suit each individual 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. I also tutor and help with public speaking, essay writing, resumes, reading comprehension, application writing, website content, LinkedIn profiles, and more.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My success with teaching ESL to students ages 5-85 spans 15+ years, with students originating from 30+ countries and 4 continents. My approach is to use the right textbook (based on a student's current English level) as well as engaging English conversation and real life situations such as role playing. I help students improve their grades and business people improve their business communications. I am capable of helping beginner students to expand their English 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 originating from 30+ countries and 4 continents. My approach is to use the right textbook (based on a student's current English level) as well as engaging English conversation and real life situations such as role playing. I help students improve their grades and business people improve their business communications. I am capable of helping beginner students to expand their English and help advanced ESL students fine tune their skills.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My success with teaching ESL to students ages 5-85 spans 15+ years, with students originating from 30+ countries and 4 continents. My approach is to use the right textbook (based on a student's current English level) as well as engaging English conversation and real life situations such as role playing. I help students improve their grades and business people improve their business communications. I am capable of helping beginner students to expand their English 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 servicing clients at Fortune 500 companies as well as being an entrepreneur since 2001, I have developed and re-developed my own career as well as 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. 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 your strengths and weaknesses, resume & introduction letter writing, public speaking and how to conduct yourself effectively and successfully 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 (546 ratings)
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Reviews


Superb lesson. Great mentor!

I like her friendly gesture and honest feedback. Detailed explanations on each problem and approach for solving problems. Analytical skills are great. I loved working with her.

Vy, 5 lessons with Sara

Knowledgeable Career Development Tutor

For the past two months Sara has been helping me develop well rounded cover letters and brushing up my resume. With her help I was able to secure a winter/spring internship, and is helping me with summer internship applications. She is extremely skilled at taking out key words that employers are looking for and curating what you wrote to fit whatever field you are looking to get your foot in the door with. As well, working with her in a few sessions on talking about what I really should put my energy towards and where my skills may best fit have helped. I highly recommend her!

Anna, 13 lessons with Sara

Dedicated, dynamic and knowledgeable teacher

Sara is an amazing teacher and I enjoy our lessons so much! I have been with Sara for almost two months, my conversation skills in English have improved, I’m more fluent and feel much more comfortable. Sara has identified the main grammar challenges I face and has made very useful recommendations. I love her energy and the accuracy of her teaching. I can tell that she really likes teaching! I highly recommend her!

Josana, 24 lessons with Sara

Energetic and encouraging tutor.

Sarah was encouraging. She offered suggestions for my speech and presentations in the basic understanding of 1)being specific and 2)being personal. I hope to continue the journey as I grow in my own giftings and share the experiences life has to offer. Thanks.

Cameron, 1 lesson with Sara

Wonderful Tutor, Great Experience.

I had worked with multiple tutors on Wyzaunt and also through my College writing center, on a variety of papers. Sarah was terrific, and by far the best. She made my very good essay become outstanding. She helped me cut out what wasn't important, and helped me add a lot to make my essay really stand out, and show my authentic personality.

Katie, 3 lessons with Sara

Passionate about tutoring.

She gets straight to the point! It has been only one session so far but she already identified a lot of my weaknesses. Provides you a systematic way on how to get rid of them.

Ruvin, 8 lessons with Sara

Sara is great!!

Sara is a really great tutor! We have just first class last week but very helpful! I am looking forward to the next lesson and can't wait to learn from Sara again.

Jianying, 2 lessons with Sara

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, 24 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
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