There are many reasons someone might want to modify their accent – to improve intelligibility, for social reasons, to secure a job where speaking clearly is essential. Whatever the reason, I can help you reach your personal goals. We will work on key American (or British) sounds, pronunciation, vocabulary, the prosody (stress and rhythm of speech) to create a new sound with your own beautiful voice! All lessons are custom-planned to your individual needs.
I specialize in reducing, British, Australian, Indian, Russian and Slavic accents, but whether you are from Eastern Europe, Western Europe, India, the U.K., South America, Africa or even from a heavily accented region of the U.S., I can help you to sound more more comfortable with General American English (or British English) in both social and work situations. As a licensed speech therapist and phonetician, I am uniquely qualified for this work!
I provide my service via easy-to-meet Zoom sessions professionally moderated from my home office. I strive to help my clients reach their individual goals, whatever they may be. After assessment, I provide detailed individual lesson plans to each client, I record each session in audio and video format, provide handouts and tools to help with home and work practice between sessions and give gentle, usable feedback on all aspects of our work together. I also strive to increase English vocabulary in our sessions together.
In addition to basic accent modification services I provide:
– Assistance with presentations and speaking engagements – As a public speaker with over 50 national conference speaking engagements, I can help you make your presentation more dynamic to Americans and help you to sound your best.
– Role play interview situations and help with interview preparation – Interviews are important and being prepared means your accent is clear and fluid
– Meeting preparation – I can help you prep for meeting by role playing questions and giving pointers on how your speech in meetings can be most impactful.
Convenient times are offered wherever you are in the world. Payment can be made via PayPal, Venmo or Zelle. Package pricing is available for six sessions or more. Contact me for more information.