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Henry M.

32 Reviews
San Jose, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, German, Spanish
  • Journalism, German from Humboldt State University
  • Awarded Emmy from Academy of Motion Pictures Television Arts and Sciences
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Henry M.

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Broadcast Journalist with more than 30 years speaking experience. CTESOL certified language professional with experience teaching all levels.

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Award winning journalist and teacher with international experience, having lived and worked in both Europe and the United States. Certified teacher with experience in all levels and with all ages. Both a Liberal Arts and a Science major.

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Henry adjusted to our situation today and he motivated without pushing, He is very knowledgeable and made our learning fun.
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Isaac W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Design in Interaction Design from University of Washington
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Isaac W.

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I don’t teach accent reduction—I teach North American Dialect Acquisition. It’s not the same thing.

“Accent Reduction” feels demeaning to students I’ve worked with. Accents are simply speaking someone else’s language by the rules of your own (Trevor Noah). I don’t want to rob you of your own language; I want to help you master the rules of mine.

I share tools and techniques for speaking with the grammar, tone, and character of a locally-born US citizen with an emphasis on midwest and northwest dialects (typically regarded a "clean" or "flat" North American sound, like a news broadcaster). We approach it analytically, physically, and emotionally. Language is a full-body experience and I seek to honor your culture while adding a new skill to your collection.

I developed and applied this novel approach with two different cohorts of adult students at Tacoma Community College’s Internationally Educated Nurses program. It helped them pass their TOEFL exams and earn jobs in the United ...

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CUSTOM-MADE FOR YOU Learning involves playfulness, curiosity, and personal connection. I've studied how people learn and how people play, along with 25 years of professional and performance experience, and I focus it entirely on you. We start with what you love, discover what you already know, then

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Zachary W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Hebrew, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Zachary W.

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Hello and welcome!
In accent reduction lessons we will work on correct pronunciation in English. Depending on the student's specific needs, we will focus on vowels, consonants, and proper syllabic accenting (where the stress occurs in a particular word). Learning a new language at times can be quite frustrating, but my methods center around practical, real-world use of the English language to maximize our lessons.

About Zachary

As a professional composer, producer, sound designer, and trombonist based out of Atlanta, GA I love to teach. I received my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Trombone Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music in Cleveland, Ohio and have taught for the past 10 years. Currently, I am wor

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Joseph B.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Russian, Ukranian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1990
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Joseph B.

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The key to reducing your accent is a sensitive, objective hearing. We hear what we project from our minds. Very often it is not the same as what comes out of our mouths. The listener is also a judge that effects our speaking and thinking as well as our emotional state. That as you may know, effects the way we speak and also the way we perceive what we hear. The accent actually changes every day.

There is your first lesson and its free! There is much more to learn and to explore in accent reduction. I speak multiple languages and I am a professional musician with an unusually refined hearing. I possess perfect pitch, being able to identify frequency to within a range of a tuning instrument. As a conductor, I am able to hear which section and which instrument in that section is sharp or flat on a given note in the middle of playing a symphonic work.

Why is this important? It is vital to being able to identify what and where is needed to be moved as you speak to reduce

About Joseph

~ Teaching beginners to professional students and coaching professionals for over 30 years. All levels and ages are welcome! ~ Hello my friends! I am an internationally respected concert pianist and composer who comes from a family of renowned musicians. I earned my degrees from the Julli

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Jeff
Joseph has a wealth of knowledge about speaking, listening, vocals, etc.

He created a welcoming environment in our online lessons that made it easy to be vulnerable and get right to working on new skills.

I highly recommend for others looking to better understand their voice and communication style, and learn to hone them.
Catherine K.
Joseph put us at ease immediately. Our first lesson included valuable information on how to warm up our voices, increase our range and protect our voices. We look forward to our next lesson.
Donna
I have been studying piano with Joseph for nearly five years. In that time, I’ve learned more about the piano and musical interpretation than I ever thought possible.

Joseph’s technical ‘short cuts’ are amazing! He illustrates ways for your hands and your mind to work that are tailor made for you. Learning from him is so fun it seems almost effortless.

The way Joseph teaches allows you to develop at your own pace. The atmosphere is always relaxed yet everything moves along quickly.

At the open classes I attend, his other students are progressing very rapidly too. After each class, we share our impressions. The mood is elated because it feels like we stepped back in time and into history.

Joseph often quotes inspired wisdom of his historic teachers in our lessons. He is a great inspiration on his own with great musical insights.

I’m playing Beethoven and Chopin works I never thought I could approach at this stage of study, with great depth of understanding. I now play with greater passion and skill, get compliments from everyone I play for, and no longer worry about playing in public.

I look forward to each and every lesson with Joseph. His encouragement and support makes learning so rewarding! Anyone who finds this musical treasure is a lucky person and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Erica M.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks English
  • Advanced Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from TEFL FullCircle
  • Teaching since 2003
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Erica M.

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Have you ever wanted to sound more like a native English speaker? Are you trying to improve your English for your career but don't know where to start? Are you wanting to have more confidence in your English & presentation skills? Want to have fun doing it? Then I'm the right English & Career Coach for you!

I'm a 160 Hr trained & certified TEFL instructor who has taught English online for over 2400+ hours & have taught over 7000 online lessons. Business English, & US/Canadian business culture are my specialty. I have over 16 years experience as a Corporate Manager and have worked in the US and Canada for Fortune 500 Companies and conducted thousands of interviews in my career. I'm also a Certified Career Coach!

I work primarily with business professionals, undergraduate university, and graduate students who need to improve their American English accent, vocabulary and daily conversational English. I work best with Intermediate and Advanced students but also work with Beginners. I

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Have you ever wanted to sound more like a Native English speaker? Are you trying to improve your English for your career but don't know where to start? Are you wanting to have more confidence in your English & presentation skills? Want to have fun doing it? Then I'm the right English & Career L

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Hiroko
I learned a lot.
Mohamed D.
Erica is a very professional, patient and understanding teacher. I recommend her work 100%. I am a very shy person, and I don't have much confidence in myself, however Erica knew how to handle the situation and gave me a lot of confidence.
I am glad to take classes with Erica, she is so helpful, each class with her is so great because I can understand much better and improve my English and reading. Thanks Erica!!
MOHAMED
Erica is a very professional, patient and understanding teacher. I recommend her work 100%. I am a very shy person, and I don't have much confidence in myself, however Erica knew how to handle the situation and gave me a lot of confidence.
I am glad to take classes with Erica, she is so helpful, each class with her is so great because I can understand much better and improve my English and reading. Thanks Erica!!
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Erin C.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Russian, Spanish
  • M.F.A. Acting from American Repertory Theater Institute at Harvard University
  • Teaching since 2010
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Erin C.

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I can help you adapt your accent or dialect for an acting role or for business/professional purposes. “Accent reduction” is sort of a misnomer because what we’re really doing is learning a different accent; we all have accents. I can help you code-switch between your habitual dialect and one that you feel is more suitable for your situation.

About Erin

I am an actor, speech & dialect coach, and acting teacher. I had steady freelance teaching and coaching jobs for 3 years in NYC, as well as steady acting work in NYC and Chicago theatre for 5 years total. I moved to LA from Cambridge, MA, where I earned my Master's in Acting from the American Rep

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Xolani K.
Excellent introductory session with solid explanations of work ahead and strategy for improvement.
Sasha A.
Erin is an excellent instructor. She is very knowledgeable, very generous with that knowledge, very attentive, and encouraging. She is not only good at what she does but she is also very good at teaching. If you're unsure when picking an instructor here, you couldn't go wrong with Erin.
Genevieve
She is great, just great. 1st course yet she immediately helped me understand what were the real issues and how to tackle them. Now I feel confident to pass in front of an audience, because I know I will be heard and I will be understood!

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"Micah is a very knowledgeable instructor and I had a great lesson with her"
Meg
Took Accent Reduction lessons from Micah B.
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"Gabriel helped me correct a few souds right away. His method is easy to understand. I have enjoyed my lessons and found them very helpful. Would highly recommend."
Yelena
Took Accent Reduction lessons from Gabriel
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"Fawn is an amazing teacher. I highly recommend her."
Rose
Took Accent Reduction lessons from Fawn A.
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"Great instructor! Highly recommend!"
Anna
Took Accent Reduction lessons from Adam R.
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"I had my first lesson and I am very excited to continue working with Steve on my accent.
He was able to identify what are the issues I need to work on.
Steve is very knowledgeable and fun to work with!
Thank you Steve!"
Daniela
Took Accent Reduction lessons from Steve S.
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"I've been working with Gabriel on reducing my accent, and my progress over the past month has been terrific! Gabriel's unique methodology is straightforward and effective. He's also very encouraging, patient, and upbeat. Thanks to Gabriel, I was able to understand (and *hear*) the mistakes I've been making for many years (I've been in the US for over 10 years) and to finally get to fixing them. My friends and colleagues have been asking fewer "What did you say?" questions and as I went to networking functions, I was not asked where I was from, which was a sign to me that people did not hear my Eastern European accent. I'll continue working with Gabriel until I sound like those broadcast TV reporters :-), and I am sure that under his guidance I'll be able to do that. Thanks, Gabriel, you are awesome!"
Lesya Pishchevskaya
Took Accent Reduction lessons from Gabriel
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"Great teacher with a vibrant attitude. She is pleasant and fun to take to. I signed up for her class for accent reduction training (advanced). She quickly identified where I need speech modification and focused on those areas. She has online videos of her own which helped me. Also, she provided phone apps which are immensely useful for accent reduction."
Sunil
Took Accent Reduction lessons from Nicole K.
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"The reason I looked for accent reduction training was I wanted to improve on my English and people understand my accent better. Our trainings were really helpful. When I started the training, I thought I just needed accent lesson, but during the process, I realized I needed the help for grammar, writing, vocabulary etc. I felt my lesson was comprehensive English not just limited accent lesson. I liked you to record my accent and listened together. I didn't like to hear my voice and accent , but it was great reality check. I also liked the motivation and encouragement from you. Your honesty was really helpful too. The favorite part was having good conversation with you. I recommend Nicole because she can detect our problem and really familiar with the problem of Asian accent. She prepares the lesson well and customize our needs. She will set the goal for you, so it is easy to follow. If you are not sure, I want you to take a test and go over with her. It would be the eye opening."
Julie
Took Accent Reduction lessons from Nicole K.
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"Nicole is a great teacher. She tried all the ways to help me improve my pronunciation, even the hardest sound. She patiently corrected my sound. It was a great time working with her."
Huy
Took Accent Reduction lessons from Nicole K.
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"Gabriel has developed an effective accent reduction method. In addition, he creates a friendly and comfortable atmosphere for his students. Gabriel's skill is one of a kind."
Amir
Took Accent Reduction lessons from Gabriel
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