Simple Accent Reduction
Simple Accent Reduction

Simple Accent Reduction

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Offers remote services
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Introduction: ABOUT (NOTE: I AM CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS until after APRIL 20TH, 2022. I am happy to speak with you in the meantime.) Do you have difficulty when speaking English? Do you have to keep repeating what you say or are NOT FULLY UNDERSTOOD? I teach pronunciation of English so that you CAN BE EASILY UNDERSTOOD! I teach HOW to make the sounds of English. and This is a complement for ESL learners and is essential to speaking the language effectively. I began teaching English speech instruction in 1991 and have worked with students from over 50 countries and over 25 different languages. I always work to positively encourage my students while guiding them to improve on how they sound. Standard American Speech is taught in top acting schools in the US. I simplified what I learned and work to give the essentials that a person needs to learn to speak English clearly and correctly. I give real goals to the student while pushing them to reach new and higher goals. This technique strengthens the voice and all of the muscles used in speaking. Different languages use different muscles to speak their language and I teach exercises that train all of the facial muscles in order to easily speak all of the sounds of English. It results in GREATER CONFIDENCE IN SPEAKING ENGLISH. It is extremely helpful for anyone of any nationality and a MUST FOR ACTORS AND PUBLIC SPEAKERS. Check out my website for more information. I "unlock the door" to how to make American English sounds. I enjoy helping students to find ways to make a speech or script stronger and more expressive, be it using the sounds and rhythms of the language, changes in pitch or finding which words to push to create the effect one wants to create. Communication is an essential part of living. It is also an art form and communicating effectively can be the difference between success and failure. Feel free to ask questions, I'm here to help!
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Serves Kingston Springs, TN

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Samuel o.
Jul 30, 2021
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Working with Judy was life changing! I always knew I needed to work on my verbal communication, but I wasn't sure which area to target. Judy knew how to help me within the first few minutes of our introduction, and told me I would see changes if I gave the effort to finish the lesson plan. She was 100% right! She totally enhanced my speaking ability which has given me more confidence in the work place and beyond!

Details: Beginner • 26 - 44 years old • Verbal delivery • Connecting with audience • To develop a skillset • To build confidence • Business • Not applicable, just interested as a hobby • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Thank you so much, Samuel!
Public Speaking Lessons
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Rebecca N.
Jul 6, 2021
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Judy is not only an expert in English pronunciation but also very pleasant to work with. She paid a lot of attention to the little details. She was committed to every session. Enjoyed working with her!

Details: Beginner • 26 - 44 years old • Verbal delivery • To build confidence • To develop a skillset • Business • More than 1 month away • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Thank you so much, Rebecca!
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Arnab B.
Jun 30, 2021
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It’s simply great to have Judy as a speaking coach. Her lessons and her explanation behind the phonetics of different words are very helpful. She is very sincere and cordial which I really wanted. I am taking the language course for the first time and am enjoying the whole process very much. She also provides tips for the public speaking from time to time which I find super helpful as well. She is very flexible and considerate when it comes to scheduling a class or the fee per class. I sincerely recommend her for the speaking coach.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Advanced • Professional or academic verbal comprehension • 60 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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Thank you, Arnab!
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Heidy H.
May 23, 2022
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I’ve been working with Judy since January. I was interested in getting some guidance and tools to improve and reduce my accent. I’ve found Judy’s approach to be very effective and after 10 sessions I feel very well equipped to continue working on my pronunciation over time. Judy helped me identify what were the areas (sounds) that needed more work and we focused on those over multiple sessions. I’ve noticed a great improvement and I’ve developed a new awareness and have lots of tools to continue improving over time.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Advanced • Professional or academic verbal comprehension • 45 minutes • I travel to the ESL tutor • The ESL tutor travels to me • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

ESL (English as a Second Language) Lessons
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Mihoko M.
Apr 1, 2021
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I was very pleased to take the lessons from Judy. She is a very experienced teacher. She understands why non-native Americans have a trouble pronouncing certain words and she can teach me how to use the tongue and lips correctly to articulate the sound. She also points out which sounds I cannot say right, so I am more conscious to say those words now and focus on practicing those. Thank you so much for your help, Judy!

Details: 45 - 64 years old • Advanced • Professional or academic verbal comprehension • 60 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    PLEASE NOTE: I work on SKYPE, TELEPHONE AND ZOOM ONLY. I work with students all over the world using these platforms. Fees are $85 per hour with a sliding scale discount for multiple lessons paid in advance. I am currently not accepting new students until February 1, 2021, my schedule is full at the moment. Please contact me for more information and to schedule a phone call. Thank you!

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

    I speak to the new student and find out their specific needs and goals. During this initial consultation, I listen to their speech and can evaluate strong and weak points. I then work with them on what their specific short and long range goals are and schedule according to their needs. I work to zero in on each individual's immediate needs.

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

    I trained with one of the top acting and speech coaches in the US for 3 years. I also studied singing at American Conservatory of Music for 2 + years. In addition, I worked at a business communications company that taught executives public speaking techniques, helping with the seminars. Throughout the years I have been doing a lot of independent study on effective communication and have worked now with students from more than 50 different countries and 25 different languages.

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