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English Coach & Learning Support Specialist

Hi I'm Ruthie! I'm an academic coach and learning specialist with over 15 years of experience. My specialty is using interactive practices to support the learning and development of people of all ages.

I hold two master's degrees - the first is in Art & Design for Applied Learning from The Rhode Island School of Design. The second is a diploma in Embodied Dramaturgy/ Devised Theatre from Arthaus Berlin. I'm proud to have worked internationally since 2005, using theatre and applied arts practices for social change. I'm passionate about facilitating workshops and lectures that help educators and learning specialists use interactive practices to support English, Math, higher-order learning skills, and STEM fluency. I've been an Artist in Residence and Guest Facilitator at Brown University, Antioch College, The Rhode Island School of Design, and The City University of New York.

I believe that interactive learning is the key to engaging with young people. My training, facilitation, and pedagogy looks beyond the standard, spotlighting how educators and families can support young people with ADHD, ADD, dyslexia, and processing differences. This specialty in education and creative engagement has led much of my curriculum building, professional development for educators, and camp programming. I believe learning environments and camps are places to engage with “the new and challenging” while celebrating and elevating the special things that make each young person unique.

At Linden during the academic year, my focus is on supporting participants of all ages with English, academic writing, reading, literature, and general math support. I can also help with studies in the Humanities, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and beginner to advanced essay and thesis writing. If you're a young person or a family looking for a partner who can provide support, techniques, and interactive learning practices to help with decoding, comprehension, and problem-solving skills, I'm here for you.

I'm originally from Maine, and English is my first language, but I can also help participants with B2-level French. I'm based in Berlin but travel regularly for workshops and programming internationally. I'm happy to teach in a hybrid setting, both online and in person in Berlin.


Online & Face to face sessions in Berlin

What Clients Say

"We just wanted to send a quick message to express our family’s overwhelming gratitude to you and the whole Linden team. The team is absolutely amazing. They are smart, creative, warm... and already helping D to feel stronger and more capable."
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