Public Speaking Coach and Certified TESOL Instructor
Public Speaking Coach and Certified TESOL Instructor
I firmly believe in the limitless potential of each and every one of my clients. It does not matter how many times you have tried and fallen short before: determination, organization skills and just plain hard work can help you tap into your potential. Speaking in front of a crowd, writing a persuasive argument, or preparing for a Standardized Test like the GRE, SAT, ACT, PSAT, SSAT, or ISEE can be intimidating. However, I can help you develop the individualized strategies you need to...
I firmly believe in the limitless potential of each and every one of my clients. It does not matter how many times you have tried and fallen short before: determination, organization skills and just plain hard work can help you tap into your potential. Speaking in front of a crowd, writing a persuasive argument, or preparing for a Standardized Test like the GRE, SAT, ACT, PSAT, SSAT, or ISEE 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, a test, or a publication. Since time management tends to be the biggest challenge for most of us, I share a wide variety of methods that have helped my clients develop an effective and efficient approach. 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!
Ruth has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Amazing, Patient, and helped me raise my score 9 points!!!
Ruth helped me raise my GRE score to a level I did not think was possible! I had tried everything under the sun to raise my score. I worked with other tutors, tried online services, and have taken a full length prep course. Ruth's realistic, patient, and motivating approach was the ONLY thing that helped me push past a seemingly impossible score plateau. She helped me feel confident, she helped me target my weaknesses, and gave me the kind of structure in between our sessions that I needed to thrive. Ruth isn't just any GRE tutor, she is one of the best! You will not be wasting your time!Julia, 4 lessons with Ruth
My daughter had her first SAT tutoring session today which went very well. Ruth is knowledgable in test taking strategies and has already set my daughter up with better skills for taking the exam. Looking forward to more sessions. Thank you!Karen, 4 lessons with Ruth
One of the best teachers I've had in a long time
Finally, I finished my TOEFL (score 98) and GRE exams (V154, Q164). I want to tell you, thank you so much! :) English is not my first language. Initially, I had problems with verbal section of the GRE, it was really hard to approach the questions in an effective way. I worked with Ruth S. around 20 hours and she provided me with tips and tricks that you simply can't figure out on your own. Without a doubt, one of the best teachers I've had in a long time. She is witty, intelligent, and explains difficult concepts with ease and I highly recommend her if you are in the market. Totally worth the money for quality instructions.Eljan, 12 lessons with Ruth
Great first impression
Initial session with Ruth was great. She made me feel very comfortable. She took time to assess the areas where I need the most assistance so she could tailor future sessions. I am confident that she will help me raise my scores. Thanks in advance, Ruth!Toya, 6 lessons with Ruth
Kind, patient tutor with expert knowledge
Ruth has been working with my daughter for several sessions and her test scores have improved dramatically as a result. She has a kind, patient approach that takes the pressure away from learning while understanding the expectations of the tests. We would highly recommend Ruth!Anna, 12 lessons with Ruth
Hit the ground running
Ruth suggested that my daughter take a pre-test before the first tutoring session. Using the results of the test, she was able to identify my daughter’s strength and weaknesses and start working right away on addressing those weaknesses. They had a great session - my daughter was very comfortable with Ruth’s teaching style and personality. We are going to schedule more sessions with her for sure.Tony, 1 lesson with Ruth
Patient tutor with good explanations
I took GRE verbal class with Ruth and she was soo helpful in explaining each and every query with patience. She explains what’s the text meaning and what goes in well in those text completions/sentence completions. Explained reading comprehensions too. She is a very good tutor and I would recommend her.Amrutha , 1 lesson with Ruth
Excellent ACT tutor
Organized & patient. Our student is learning strategies & solidifying knowledge. Excellent preparation.Nicole, 10 lessons with Ruth
Extremely knowledgeable and very patient
English honors for my son who is in 10th grade. He really enjoyed his sessions with Ms. Ruth. She was very punctual on her arrival time and was very pleasant. She applied some strategies on how to tackle his assignment and my son thought that it was extremely helpful.Soha, 6 lessons with Ruth
Ruth has worked with my daughter for two sessions on Algebra 2. My child was struggling with the concepts. After 2 sessions with Ruth she is able to complete the assignments and now has a better understanding of the subject. Look forward to continuing to work with Ruth.Jennifer, 7 lessons with Ruth
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