About Sara M.

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Sara teaches: Ages 8 and up
Teaching since: November 2014
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Overview

Hello, My name is Sara and my mother is Japanese from Kobe, Japan and my father is Caucasian American. I grew up speaking both Japanese and English and I now work as a bilingual, full-time actor in beautiful Northern California. I'm looking forward to working with you on reaching your goals for 2016! Whether you want to study acting or Japanese, I'd like to talk about what you wish to accomplish with our time together. Your goals are important to me and I wish to help support you on your journey towards achieving them.

I've been mentoring actors for the past four years and have have been teaching Japanese and English for 3 years. A friend suggested I start teaching online after I told him about my desire to offer affordable acting lessons to anyone who was passionate about it, but had no resources. So here I am and I'm also offering Japanese lessons since I know it can be hard to find a Japanese teacher/tutor as well.

I have a B.A. in Theatre Arts and a minor in Education from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana and have a certificate of completion from the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco for completing their Classical Acting Intensive course. In addition to my western training I was an apprentice at Theatre of Yugen where I studied the dramatic art of Noh and Kyogen theatre for 3 years.

I've also taught Japanese 101 during college as part of my course work for Teaching Japanese as a Second Language as well as beginner Japanese to 5-7 graders at a local elementary.

And I also was an assistant English teacher for 2 years in Japan teaching Junior High School and working as a primary visiting teacher for over 40 elementary schools. Although my work was to teach English, because of my Japanese ability, I often worked as a substitute teacher and also translated documents for the local City Hall.

I can't wait to meet you and to work with you on pursuing your 2015 aspirations!

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Experience

Freelance Actor
Jul 2014 - Present
MDT Agency, Inc.

Assistant English Teacher
Aug 2007 - Aug 2009
Morioka Board of Education

Worked at two Junior High Schools and over 40 Elementary schools as an assistant and occasional primary English teacher. Also translated English to Japanese and Japanese to English texts for schools as well as for city hall.

Education

Film Acting
Sep 2014 - Present
Studio 24
Commercial, Character, and Narration Voice Over
Jul 2010 - Present
Voice One
Classical Acting
Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
American Conservatory Theater
Noh and Kyogen Dramatic Arts
Nov 2010 - Nov 2013
Theatre of Yugen
B.A. Theatre Arts and Minor Education
Aug 2003 - May 2007
Earlham College

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
Japanese
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Summer Training Congress: Classical Acting
Aug 2014
American Conservatory Theater

Awards

Chesley Award Nominee for Best Supporting Actress
Aug 2014
Woodland Opera House

15 Reviews on Sara M.

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kursey Mar 3, 2017
Verified Student · Acting · Online
Very nice and patient. We worked on comedy pieces, and I learned a great deal from her.
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Keith Feb 12, 2017
Verified Student · Voice Acting · Online
She relly good at helping me out with what should I do
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Shraddha Jan 16, 2017
Verified Student · Acting · Online
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Shreyansh T. Jan 15, 2017
Verified Student · Acting · Online
She was very nice and kind. And I loved all of the techniques that she provided for my son. It helped him a lot
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Rachel Jan 9, 2017
Verified Student · Voice Acting · Online
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Lauren A. Dec 4, 2016
Verified Student · Voice Acting · Online
Lauren enjoyed the lesson and felt that she learned a lot. Looking forward to the next one!
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Yousef M. Oct 31, 2016
Verified Student · Japanese · Online
She is good techer. Bout hear lessons is not actev 😔. And she tech like 123in japanes then at the same leson she go and tech smoothing als in japanes than she go bake for 123 so she is so confuse. She could be bater than that. Thank you.
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Staci Oct 23, 2016
Verified Student · Voice Acting · Online
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Becca Bishop Aug 16, 2016
Verified Student · Acting · Online
An amazing teacher, and she helps so much with self confidence!
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Claire Apr 28, 2016
Verified Student · Japanese · Online
Sara is a wonderful teacher. She teaches my daughter Japanese for preparing for her upcoming Japan trip. My daughter didn't want to take the lesson at the beginning. But, after one class, she wants to have more lesson with her. We look forward to more future lessons with her.
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