Welcome to Ten Feet Tall, I’m Sarah Hartley and I am passionate about my work with children as they develop their speaking and performing skills to be confident, authentic and engaging communicators.
As our communities grow reliant on technology and social media, our children have less exposure to learn to be socially appropriate communicators and often have no idea how to present their ideas and engage people effectively in their opinions. Our weekly classes, provide children with an opportunity to grow their communication skills so that they can present themselves confidently. Confidence grows when ‘watered’ with opportunity and encouragement.
Having worked in both education and business settings, I’ve seen the success that comes in all areas of life with strong speaking skills. I have worked as a secondary school teacher in English and Drama, worked with professionals in leadership and development and for some years as a Speech and Drama teacher. I take satisfaction in watching children enjoy the thrill of performing to an audience.
Like any skill, speaking and performing confidence takes time and commitment to grow. Children learn best when they are relaxed and having fun, which is why my classes and coaching produce confident speakers.
All of my sessions are developed around a year long programme with specific goals. Students sit an exam or assessment at the end of the year. In 2018, over 90% of my students received distinction or honours passes.
I love working with all children and would love to assist you in developing the speaking confidence of your child.
Sarah Hartley – Owner Ten Feet Tall