ESLKatie - Accent Specialist
ESLKatie - Accent Specialist

ESLKatie - Accent Specialist

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Offers remote services
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$60/hour
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Introduction: Learn to communicate in English with clarity and confidence! I specialize in accent modification and spoken English. Of course, grammar and vocabulary are often a part of this. Our lessons are conducted via Skype or FaceTime, so you can learn from the comfort of your home or office at a time that is convenient for you. Lessons are individual, and tailored specifically to your needs. Whether you're preparing for a job interview, working on a presentation, or just want people to understand you more easily, I can help! Some clients have worked with me for over a year. Others have chosen to have 4 or 5 lessons. It all depends on you and your goals. I love to meet people from all walks of life. My favorite thing is to see the growing confidence as my students begin to speak more and more fluently.
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Hired 10 times

Serves Saint Paul, MN

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4 years in business

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Alexander K.
Apr 5, 2021
The confidence I’ve gained while working with Katie is invaluable. She is knowledgeable, flexible, and interesting. Together we work on language specific to my profession. I highly recommend Katie to anyone who wishes to improve their English, their accent, or their professional speaking ability.
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Rajita N.
Jun 25, 2020
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Katie is an amazing teacher for me. She went way above and beyond to understand my challenges and create a customized plan for me. I never felt the lessons to be a chore, rather it was a wonderful experience. I cannot say enough about Katie, her etiquette, personalized lesson plans, great personality, and the fact that even though time flies when you are taking lessons from her, her exercises and tidbits stay with you forever. I truly believe that your search for a great teacher ends with her.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Advanced • Professional or academic verbal comprehension • 30 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

ESLKatie - Accent Specialist's reply
Thank you so much Rajita. I am grateful that we had the opportunity to connect!
ESL (English as a Second Language) Lessons
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Vlastina H.
Jun 9, 2020
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Katie is a very good teacher. She is always punctual and friendly, always quiet but not boring. Conversely, Katie is very lively and interesting. Finding a teacher who teaches you to understand English acoustically when you are no longer young and have hearing problems was not easy. But with Katie it is going very well! I have been learning English with Katie for 3 months. I like her teaching method very much. During the lessons we play sometimes, sometimes I get homework on grammar and basically we just talk as friends - I tell Katie for example about a book I once read. Or Katie tells me a story and I have to hear it, understand it and retell it. I think this method helps to understand English by ear. Katie always tries to find topics that interest me. I have English classes on Tuesdays. I like my teacher and I love Tuesdays because every English lesson gives me something new and I feel more confident to communicate with people in America. Thanks, Katie!

Details: 45 - 64 years old • Beginner • Conversational proficiency • 60 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

ESLKatie - Accent Specialist's reply
Thank you, Vlastina. It is a pleasure to work with you!
ESL (English as a Second Language) Lessons
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Rajita N.
Jun 25, 2020
Katie is an amazing teacher for me. She went way above and beyond to understand my challenges and create a customized plan for me. I never felt the lessons to be a chore, rather it was a wonderful experience. I cannot say enough about Katie, her etiquette, personalized lesson plans, great personality, and the fact that even though time flies when you are taking lessons from her, her exercises and tidbits stay with you forever. I truly believe that your search for a great teacher ends with her.
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Vlastina H.
Jun 9, 2020
Katie is a very good teacher. She is always punctual and friendly, always quiet but not boring. Conversely, Katie is very lively and interesting. Finding a teacher who teaches you to understand English acoustically when you are no longer young and have hearing problems was not easy. But with Katie it is going very well! I have been learning English with Katie for 3 months. I like her teaching method very much. During the lessons we play sometimes, sometimes I get homework on grammar and basically we just talk as friends - I tell Katie for example about a book I once read. Or Katie tells me a story and I have to hear it, understand it and retell it. I think this method helps to understand English by ear. Katie always tries to find topics that interest me. I have English classes on Tuesdays. I like my teacher and I love Tuesdays because every English lesson gives me something new and I feel more confident to communicate with people in America. Thanks, Katie!
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My price is $60 for a 45 minute session. An initial consultation is free, and follow-up practice assignments are included in this fee.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I learn about my customers' goals, and do an evaluation of their spoken English. Together, we create a plan. Each session includes practice exercises to help achieve those goals.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am a licensed ESL teacher with a Master's degree in education. I'm also certified as a pronunciation instructor. I have taught ESL for over 20 yers, and have been doing accent modification for the past three years.

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