Teaching/Coaching

Teaching and coaching

Want to write a fantastic nonfiction book treatment? Need assistance with creative unblocking so you can finally finish your novel or script? Have a kid who hates writing and really needs one-on-one support to get an essay done? For the past fifteen years, I've helped folks with these issues and more.

My first career aspiration (in addition to "writer who also takes photos" - hey, I was seven) was to be a teacher! During my undergraduate studies at Warren Wilson College, I tutored international ESL students in writing. From 2004 to 2005, I spent a year in the AmeriCorps program teaching 9th and 10th grade creative writing and assisting in the social studies and science classrooms. In 2008, I completed my masters degree in education for grades 7 through 12 at Teachers College at Columbia University. I did my student teaching through Columbia University at the Bronx High School of Science.

I've coached, edited, and taught adults one-on-one as well as through comedy festivals, private companies and nonprofits. I'm available to teach adolescents and adults in person in the Los Angeles area or via Skype, Zoom, phone or email. If you or your organization can cover my travel, I'm happy to coordinate out-of-town workshops and coaching. Contact sara@sarabenincasa.com for rates and recommendations.

Ghostwriting, editing and consulting

Contact me at sara@sarabenincasa.com for assistance with writing and editing.

Freelance writing

A partial portfolio is available at Contently. I have experience reporting, interviewing, and copywriting.

Note: Due to volume of inquiries, I may not be able to send a reply. If you don't hear from me within a couple weeks, I'm just too busy to take your project on. Thank you for reaching out.