Greg Morris - Accent Reduction Coach
Greg Morris - Accent Reduction Coach

Greg Morris - Accent Reduction Coach

Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
Discounts available
$40/hour
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Introduction: FULL-SERVICE ESL including expert ACCENT REDUCTION * $40 for a 50 minute class * $175 for five classes EXPERIENCED ENGLISH TEACHER *Don’t settle for average.* I have over 15 years of experience teaching students at all levels from all over the world. EXPERIENCED ACCENT COACH *Good pronunciation is the first step to being understood * I hold a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics. I am trained to hear pronunciation mistakes and find their cause. Then I’ll patiently show you how to make each sound sound perfect! I LISTEN Each class begins with a 15-minute checkup where I just listen to your English. You can tell me about your week, your work, your family…ANYTHING! Meanwhile, I am assessing your English (grammar, vocabulary AND pronunciation), noting your mistakes, and planning for your improvement. Based on that day’s check-up, we fix that day’s problems. That way lessons are always relevant. GRAMMAR MADE SIMPLE We fix only what is broken. You don’t have to study the whole English grammar. I spot your mistakes and explain in very simple terms why it’s a mistake. Then we fix it. CONSTANT VOCABULARY BUILDING I am skilled at assessing a student’s vocabulary level and adjusting mine just ‘one step higher’. That way, new words come at an easy rate to learn. ACCENT REDUCTION SPECIALIST Unlike most ESL teachers, I hold a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics (UT Arlington, 1995). In other words, I have the training to help my students with their accent and pronunciation. Good pronunciation is the first step to being understood. FREE CLASS RECORDINGS I make a recording of each class and provide it to you free of charge. That way, you can listen and repeat anything you missed, anytime, anywhere! PERSONALIZED PRACTICE VIDEO After each class, I make a practice video just for you that covers that day’s lessons. UNLIMITED PERSONALIZED HOMEWORK The homework covers only what you need. You decide how much you want. I will check the homework, note the mistakes, and help you improve. LEARNER CENTERED My teaching style is learner-centered and learner directed. This means that each session is for you and not for me. My lesson plan is always flexible. If you want to do pronunciation drills for an hour, I will be patient. If you want to lighten up and have a relaxed conversation, I will accommodate. If you want something in-between, just let me know! SAFE AND RELAXED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT At the various schools where I have taught, I've always achieved high marks in building student rapport and setting the right environment for learning. I LOVE mistakes! Mistakes are teaching and learning opportunities and you are free to make as many as you want. EXCELLENT THUMBTACK REVIEWS I have a perfect FIVE-STAR rating over 42 reviews. COVID SAFE! Our work is - FULLY ONLINE. We work over video-call. This allows for face-to-face at a comfortable and safe distance. Our material is on a HUGE on-line whiteboard, at iDroo.com. We both see and write on the same board. Your whiteboard is available 24/7 while my student.
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Serves Belfair, WA

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Pawanjit K.

ESL (English as a Second Language) Lessons

Finished my first class this week. Greg is an excellent teacher. The content was excellent n he gave me homework for practice. So far I like my class and I will update my review regarding my overall experience once I finished my classes with him :)
Greg Morris - Accent Reduction Coach's reply
Thanks, Pawan!
Jul 22, 2021
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Analy V.

ESL (English as a Second Language) Lessons

Greg is such a great teacher. He makes sure you understand. He has all the resources available so you can practice at home and He always goes the extra mile . He is really committed that his students learn. It’s a blessing to have him as my teacher!
Greg Morris - Accent Reduction Coach's reply
Thank you, Analy, for the kind review.
Apr 28, 2021
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Emira S.

ESL (English as a Second Language) Lessons

I worked with Greg for a year and it was a great experience. He is a qualified teacher, able to adapt to your particular needs, and he is always very professional and patient . Class was always fun- a big plus! I would recommend his services to anyone that is looking to improve their English skills. Emira
Greg Morris - Accent Reduction Coach's reply
Thanks, Emira!
Jun 11, 2020
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Masako O.

ESL (English as a Second Language) Lessons

Before finding Greg Morris, English Accent Reduction Specialists, I had been very stressed when my American friends did not understand what I was saying in English. I could read and write English, but. I had problems with speaking English, specially my pronunciation and accent. It was hard for a native English speaker to understand my strong Asian accent English. But 3 months after I started to learn English from Greg, my friends said “Your English has improved more than before!” Greg definitely helped me to improve my English. He taught me how to pronounce each vowel and consonant sounds, showing me the mouth and tongue position through the Skype. And the class always starts off our conversation, which makes me relax and comfortable. Not only my English has improved but also I enjoy the class. Highly recommended!
Greg Morris - Accent Reduction Coach's reply
Thanks Masako! You are very kind.
Aug 7, 2019
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Seung-Hun C.

ESL (English as a Second Language) Lessons

Recently, I have begun to study with him. He is professional and helpful to his student. I already learn a lot from his sessions. He is also very punctual. I definitely recommend him.
Greg Morris - Accent Reduction Coach's reply
Thanks!
Jan 22, 2020
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FAQs

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

    PRICES: * $40 for a one-hour class * $175 for five classes Your 15 minute introduction to me and my methods is free.

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

    With a quick (and free) 15 minute consultation, I can identify your needs and set a program to satisfy them. Then, if you decide to hire me, I will send you my contact data and a link to your own personal 'virtual' whiteboard, pre-populated with the materials that we will be using in our classes.

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

    I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy (Seattle Pacific University, 1990) and a Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics (University of Texas at Arlington, 1995) during which I received training in phonetics and phonology. I earned all A’s in these courses; they were my favorite! After finishing graduate school, I spent two years teaching ESL for the Dallas County Community Colleges. Then I spent 13 months in Portugal learning my own second language. After I learned Portuguese, I spent six years in Mozambique, Africa working as a Field Linguist for SIL International. I was assigned to work among the speakers of Lolo, which is a minority language indigenous to Mozambique. This language had no alphabet—nothing had ever been written in Lolo before. I went in, listened to their language, learned their sound system, wrote them an alphabet, and started teaching them to read and write their own language. Then I chose some of their brightest—training them to translate from Portuguese into Lolo. After that, I returned to teaching ESL, amassing another eight years of ESL experience teaching English to students of all levels from all over the world. My teaching has sent me to The United States, Egypt, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, and Afghanistan. I have spent over two-years as an independent ESL Teacher - Online Only I am trained to prepare students for oral examinations. I am skilled at teaching American English pronunciation.

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