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I have worked with Lois for the past three month, and she is just AMAZING. I have learned so much from her about public speaking, interview techniques and accent reduction. I am now much more confident about my English and presentation stills. She did an absolutely fantastic job on editing my resume and personal statements. Unlike online editing services (which just correct grammar and punctuation mistakes and typos), she spent time to know my vision and what I really wanted to express. The end results were impressive pieces that were personal and really made me stand out. Lois is intelligent, delightful and inspirational, and I truly enjoy her teaching. I especially love her homemade iced tea in this hot summer. I strongly recommend Lois for her lessons and will definitely continue working with her!
Great teacher, helped me with my accent and an audition! Highly recommend !
Tracy is an amazing accent reduction coach. She is very caring and hard working. Every week she has new material and she will send you recordings of your session and homework the very next day. Very helpful teacher. I can hear my improvement every week.
Mr. Messina is terrific. I've enjoyed my lessons with him and his knowledge is impressive. My Italian family told me he has a great accent.
Actors (Business Professionals section below): Learn how to turn your accent "on" or "off" as needed, and book the role! Sound like a Boston cop for tomorrow's audition or a Russian diplomat or an Aussie rocker, or whatever you need! No matter what the dialect is, Rob can teach you to sound authentic and intelligible. If you have an audition that needs you to use a dialect, Rob can work with you fast to attain it with accuracy. HeÃÂll not only teach you the required consonant and vowel substitutions but also the rhythm, melody, pitch, tone, resonance and idioms of the dialect. He will work with you on particular sounds, sentences, words, and ultimately on your sides so that you may fully transition into the role. Rob has coached hundreds of actors in more than 50 stage productions. From Shakespeare to Mamet, Rob has coached over twenty-five dialects from British to Yiddish to West African. Rob has also offered coaching for film and TV, like British coaching for Sleeper Cell, Omid Abtahi in the Showtime series, and Dominic Bowden (host of New Zealand Idol). Recently, he was asked to provide dialect coaching for the spokesperson of the new Orbit Gum. His style covers not just the technical elements of grasping a dialect, but Rob also works with the unique skills of actors so that he/she remains organically connected to the role. Business Professionals Learn how to be more confident and better understood when you speak. Learn how to get rid of your accent. Many business professionals have come to Rob because theyÃÂre tired of having to repeat themselves numerous times in the office, when out with friends, or even at Starbucks. Prior to working with Rob, a lot have complained that they were passed over for extra assignments or promotions on account of their unpolished English or accent. No matter what the accent is, Rob can eliminate or reduce anyone's native sounds. His encouraging style would make you clear in your speech and feel at home with sounding American. His thorough and quick approach utilizes not only how the American accent sounds to the ear, as well as how it feels in the mouth. You will not only be listening to the accent and then trying to repeat it. Also, you will learn how to feel the accent in your mouth, so when you speak in an American accent, you will have the confidence of knowing that it would sound right to whoever hears it.
English is my sixth language. Before I worked with Linda, people had a hard time understanding me. She helped me reduce my accent. She also helped me improve my speaking, reading, and writing skills. She is an excellent tutor. She is also kind and patient.
Working with Jamison was so helpful and a total pleasure. As an Australian, having to audition with a specific regional American accent can be pretty intimidating, but Jamison broke it down in a logical, easy to understand way. She recorded samples of her speaking in the accent that I could refer back to, and kept the lines of communication open once our session was over. I can't recommend her highly enough. - CLAUDIA O'DOHERTY, ACTRESS / WRITER Working with Ms. Bryant was an incredibly satisfying experience. Not only did she completely grasp my needs in our sessions, she was able to help me address them and achieve the results I desired. She also gave me concrete vocal tools and exercises that I've continued using. She is an intuitive and wonderful coach and I highly recommend working with her. -LUCY ENGELMAN, ACTRESS / VOICE OVER ARTIST / WRITER
She is an amazing professional. I loved her help with the language improvement, pronunciation, reducing accent. She is funny and nice, making the learning process joyful.
I specialize in working with students who speak English but want to achieve a more native sound and take their English to the next level! Many of my students are professionals from Europe, Asia and Middle Eastern countries, including India. In fact, I do specialize in working with clients from India and Spanish speaking countries and can help pinpoint general and specific areas, where we need to focus in order to minimize accents. All my classes are one-on-one and personalized to your needs. It would be my pleasure to work with you. My lessons help ones to understand why Americans sound the way they do and how to sound more like a native English speaker. I live in Central America (which allows me to offer my lessons at a discount) and give lessons via Skype. Lessons last for 45 minutes and are $23 per session. Here is a bonus: If you schedule more than one session each week, I can reduce the price to $20 per session. I also provide you with videos, games, resources etc. to help you improve in between classes. One of the huge advantages of my lessons is constant, specific feedback. Here is a sample of what we do in between classes that can target problem areas, give you specific feedback on where to work on and how, as well as encouragement to keep going as you are seeing progress. If it sounds good, please let me know when you are available, and I can do an introductory class, so you can see if you like my teaching style. I've attached a language goals sheet that we can work on together when you have time. Additionally, the introductory class is a full hour. If you don't like what you're learning after the first 30 minutes, please just let me know, and we can stop and the class is free. My guarantee is that you will start sounding differently from the first class. Thanks again. Have a great day! Ron Binay
I am Chinese and Joanna is my first English teacher in USA. I have studied with her for more than 1 year already. She's nice and patient, very professional. She helps me on my accent problem step by step. We started correcting my words, then sentences, including rhythms of speaking and reading. My English accent is improved a lot, sounds much better, very appreciated! I will keep on studying with her! 😊
Learn French. Reduce your native French accent or other accents. Hello, I'm Rafaella, a 24-year actress born and raised in Paris France, but have lived in the US for 15 years. I master both French and English, both without an accent. I have done a lot of French tutoring for middle-aged school kids when I was living in Miami for the Carver Middle School students and for 3 years at the RAICES Summer Camp. I absolutely love working with students and artists. Because I have no accent when speaking in English, I sound American. Especially here in LA, a lot of fellow students at my acting studio always ask how I got rid of my accent. I believe that with my advantage of having lived in both countries and mastered both languages and accents, I can more clearly help those who want to lessen or get rid of their accents permanently or coach for auditions. My most recent coaching was on set for French actress Pauline Bourquelot in the Austrian Feature film "Billionaire" by Director Edgar Honetschlager. My teaching style is very tailored to my individual students. I try to work with them to see which method is best for the students, worksheets, visuals, conversation. I also incorporate material from past lessons so we do not forget what we have learned and practice! Many people think reducing your accent or learning French is too complicated or difficult, but all you have to do is be excited and willing to learn. I get so happy too when you get it right! Ask Pauline! My rate is $40/hour for French tutoring. Please inquire regarding accent reduction. Let's get started. I'm looking forward to meeting you! Merci. Rafaella
There are 26 letters in the English alphabet, but over 40 sounds. By targeting the sounds that are problematic at first, one can easily improve their clarity of speech. I offer one free phone consultation to help you determine the sounds that need improvement. I am an accent reduction coach. I can meet in person, or over the phone, and my lessons are available online for download, and daily practice at the speakclearlynow website. I am an English learner speech professor. Speak clearly today, and you will be understood. I have over 10 years of experience teaching ESL Speech at the university level. I am fluent in American English, French and Creole. Coaching available via skype, telephone or in person.
I teach what I do I do not teach out of a book a tailor make the lesson by observing the students talent .
I hired Stephanie to improve my English because I'm French and I learned English in high school long time ago. She helped me to correct my accent, I learned the English grammar with her. She is very patient, she takes the time to explain me everything, she is very punctual and sweet. Learning English with her was very great and helpful. I would hire her again.
I have been working with Elizabeth on my accent reduction for a while, and I can hear my progress with every lesson. I started in August 2012, I have my lessons weekly. She is my guide and a miracle worker. Once I started my lessons it was really hard for me to pronounce certain sound. In few weeks I understood what was wrong with my pronunciation, in few months I was able to hear and correct myself, which I believe is an amazing progress. Now, I believe I came close to being a true American English speaker and my goal is to be one. Nobody asks me where I'm from. Everyone can reach that with a teacher like Elizabeth and hard work. Apart from her knowledge she is very patient, interesting and knows how to lead her students through the path of American English speaking. If you want to trust somebody with the personal thing like that, go with Elizabeth and you will be 100% satisfied.