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About Margo L.

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Chicago, IL

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The reason people have "accents" is because they speak a foreign language using the grammatical and phoenetic rules of their native language. This is easily corrected and I am the one to show you how!

About Margo
Are you ready to fall in love with your voice? Are you ready for something different? If your voice isn’t becoming to you, YOU should be coming to ME!

I know what it's like to be frustrated with boring exercises and processes that seem to take a lot of time but yield no results. That's why I decided to teach DIFFERENTLY!

I've invested a lot of time, energy, emotion and $$$ on big-name schools and "experts", only to be disappointed with what I was taught because a lot of the information or techniques they employed simply didn't apply to me or my goals.

Since 1997, I have perfected the K.I.S.S. methodology to improve sales, stage performance, professional advancement and overall quality of life. My effectiveness and willingness to guarantee my work sets me worlds apart from every other professional in my field. Furthermore,
I have been named "Top Producer" in EVERY sales and management position held and have won first place in every singing and speech competition EVER entered since 1991. However, with my accolades, I am humble, easy-going and take a light-hearted and humorous approach to my coaching sessions.

At an early age, I was taught the importance of working "smart" and not "hard." Efficiency and effectiveness were the order of every day.
As the daughter of a Master Herbalist/musician (mother) and bodybuilder/ musician/ policeman (father), wellness, discipline and the stage have always been the way of life.

As a child, I was fascinated by my mother's stories of performing with members of Earth, Wind and Fire and other famous musicians and marveled at my father's accounts of being a friend and colleague of Sergio "The Myth" Oliva (3x Mr. Olympia). These experiences piqued a strong interest in stage performance and resulted in years of training in fine arts, fitness and linguistics. I was constantly reminded that the best performers in any field are "complete packages", meaning that they are well-rounded and adept in multiple facets of their chosen field.

To become a complete package, I studied classical piano and vocal performance at Sherwood Conservatory of Music and VanderCook College of Music; martial arts (Hapkido) at Hyun's; Fashion Design and Merchandise Management at International Academy of Design & Technology; herbal medicine at The School of Natural Healing; acting and musical improvisation at ETA Theatre and The Second City; flag, rifle and sabre twirling with South Shore Drill Team and runway/print modeling at Barbizon and The Fashion Connection. I have also studied tap, liturgical, ballet, modern, salsa, ballroom and street dance; speech therapy; actively study psychology, anatomy and nutrition and am a NESTA-certified wellness coach.

*** Specialties ***
Pitch Correction
Whistle Register Development
Vocal Physiology
Overcoming Performance Anxiety
Accent Reduction
Repertoire Selection
Concert and Competition Preparation
Public Speaking
Physical Maintenance of the Vocal Instrument
Overcoming Speech Impediments
Stage Movement
Studio Recording Techniques
Songwriting
Image Development
Vocal Range Enhancement
Post-surgical re-immersion
Students with autism, down syndrome and speech impediments

Group classes are also available.

*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson is tailor-made to suit the student's individual needs. Custom action plan will be given to each student on a case-by-case basis. No instruments are used in my lessons, as I train the voice to be a standalone instrument. However, if you would like to accompany yourself with a guitar, piano or percussion instrument, you are very welcome to do so.

*Please note that 15-minute sessions are ONLY available online. In-person sessions must be a minimum of 30 minutes. 31 and 61-minute sessions are for whistle register training only.

Online Disclaimer:
When choosing online lessons, please make sure that your system is functioning properly, that you know how to use the platform, that you have a good internet connection and that you are logged in on time, as no concessions will be made for time used due to technical difficulties.

Timing Disclaimer:
Our time together is very valuable. If you are not on time for your session, the missed portion will not be made up at the end of the session. If I am not on time, I will make up the missed portion at the end of the session or alternate agreed-upon time. No exceptions or make-up sessions will be made for illness, weather, transportation issues (including car trouble), or any other short-notice reason. Rescheduled lessons must be made a minimum of 48 hours in advance and must be made up within the calendar week of the original lesson. If it is not made up within that week, it will still count as a paid session and cannot be made up at a later time.
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Tina S. February 18, 2019
· Singing · In home
Margo is so talented, she is knowledgeable in techniques and has a special ability to know exactly
how to taylor your needs.
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Monica G. December 30, 2018
· Speaking Voice · Online
Very helpful and encouraging.
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Aleya December 14, 2018
· Speaking Voice · In studio
Margo was amazing! I went to Margo to improve my speech and speaking voice. Within a few minutes of talking to me, Margo diagnosed my problem and gave me execercises to do. I saw improvements in my speech after the first session! Her fun personality made the sessions enjoyable and I walked away with helpful excercises.
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Margo L.

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About Michele W.

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San Diego, CA
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I've been teaching ESL for over 20 years to adult students from around the world with different accent reduction needs.
Lesson will focus on student needs. A brief assessment will be done. Focus will be on specific pronunciation exercises, and placement of tongue.
I really enjoy working with International students of all ages and experience levels and I look forward to meeting you and helping you reduce your accent.

About Michele
Hello!

I look forward to meeting and helping you improve your English conversation.

I have over 20 years experience teaching adult ESL students from all over the world in the Community College and Continuing Education in San Diego and Los Angeles.

I enjoy traveling and seeing new cultures. I've traveled to Ukraine, India, Europe, especially to Switzerland and I lived in France for 15 months.

Married
I enjoy eating and cooking other cultural foods and fitness, and the beach!
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Michele W.

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About Stephanie B.

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Have coached on Broadway shows and major TV as well. Have worked with accent reduction as well as gaining an accent. Know how to lessen or eliminate any accent.

About Stephanie
Although splitting my time between NY and Hawaii (soon to be Florida) I still promise to my acting students you WILL book work. I will teach you the nuts and bolts of it all and then help you book bigger and better jobs as we work. You will have some homework as you must work hard to join this industry!

I am the proud author of 'Acting & Auditioning for the 21st Century: Tips, Trends, and Techniques for Digital and New Media" now on sale at Amazon, published by Routledge Press.

Award winning NYC teacher and internationally known director, producer - Founder of Nicu's Spoon Theater Company. Have taught audition classes, techniques, dialect and accent coaching, acting classes, etc. for 15 years in NYC and 8 in LA.

Have also taught literally ANY dialect and can teach it to you too. Also can work with you remove an accent. Worked w
ith kids and adults on preparing an audition that works for you! Have extensive experience working with disabled and special needs artists.

Policies: a minimum of 12 hours needed for cancelling a lesson, charge of one hour lesson for making an acting reel or a voice over reel.
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june August 20, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
great lesson and teacher.
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Brandi August 12, 2019
· Voice Acting · Online
Stephanie is wonderful. She has helped and taught my daughter so much about voice acting, such as voice acting lessons, insightful feedback, and explaining how she can audition for voice acting jobs. Stephanie is patient and knowledgable in the field. My daughter did the 1 hour lessons.
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Realynn Tence August 12, 2019
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Stephanie is a great teacher! She is very helpful when answering questions. She does a lot! I would definitely recommend her because she gives you a lot of important information.
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Stephanie B.

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About Tom S.

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Orlando, FL

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This course is about how to learn to say difficult sounds in English quickly and to reduce your accent audibly. We will cover the most important phonics/sounds that my clients - from India, China, France, Russia, Brazil, Spain and so on - have the most problems with doing business in the US/Silicon Valley. You don't have to go through all the lectures, just pick the areas you feel you still have to work on and practice the words diligently. You will see the slides that go with the video and most of the time, I also uploaded additional practice materials. If you work on your English pronunciation consistently, you will see results really fast.

Who this course is for:
You need to know some spoken American English already to benefit from the course. But, since this is an American English speaking course with lots of examples, if you practice a lot, you will be successful and will master American English.

We will cover all the phonic sounds of the English language

About Tom
Tom has been teaching private lessons since 2006 and is currently available to teach lessons online. Foremost, Tom provides expertise, experience, and encouragement when he received his English Literature from Boston University, Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in Arizona.

Tom's style is candid and are scheduled to best fit to the student's schedule when possible.

ESL/ELL STUDENTS

Its imperative that the student understands phonics as well as the seven parts of speech, i.e., nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections.

Currently, Tom works at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels as an adult education instructor providing English instruction to classes or individual students.

As an ESL teacher, developing curriculum for his students, he tak
es an overall approach to English study that focuses on a specific aspect of language use, e.g., life skills, literacy, or vocational and workplace English competencies. Both approaches involve teaching his students basic English skills, such as listening, reading, writing and speaking.

CLASSROOM/LESSONS

- Pronunciation techniques
- Quizzes, textbooks, videos and computer lessons
- Basic communication with real-life interactions

Using language use in different situations, such as shopping, schooling, job hunting or working with English-speaking co workers.

He places awareness on the students' culture and recognition of cultural differences which might affect a student's ability to acclimate to an English-speaking environment.

STUDENTS LESSON DETAILS

He prefers to discuss goals with his students or their parents to determine what they are most interested in ACHIEVING. Together we can create a lesson plan designed for the individual student.

TECHNOLOGY

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The Pedagogical Foundations Of EnglishCentral

By David Deubelbeiss

EnglishCentral is a company that takes pride in having experienced teachers on staff and designing a product that will help students learn and acquire English, particularly for international communication.

Too often technology is designed without the control or voice of educators. Technology for technology's sake. We have tried to avoid this error and build an e-learning platform that puts pedagogy and learning first.

Here are the key aspects of English Central's pedagogy:

1. Motivation.

We live in a visual and digital world. Students consume enormous amounts of video content and video has become the new textbook. EnglishCentral harnesses this built in, intrinsic level of motivation - why not learn English while viewing videos you love? EnglishCentral publishes 30 new video lessons per week and its vast library of video lessons and courses offers every student the chance to study what they want and listen to messages they want to hear.

2. Comprehensible Input

Not only do students need to listen to messages they want to hear - these messages must be level appropriate (Krashen, 2001). Each EnglishCentral video lesson or course plus our vocabulary is leveled and can be assigned to students based on their level of English. This provides appropriate practice maximizing language acquisition.

3. Precise, Timely Feedback

EnglishCentral provides instant feedback to students. Students begin to "notice the gap" (Schmidt, 1990) and begin to self-correct as they compare their speech to the original. Tools are provided so students can "dig down" and understand the language and get the answers they need immediately. EnglishCentral works to promote learner autonomy.

4. Lowered Affective Filter

Many students go through a substantial "silent period" (Krashen, 1985). Others need the time and space given through self-study before they are ready to excel in the very socially demanding classroom. EnglishCentral provides a safe, low anxiety environment where learners can proceed at their own pace and practice speaking in a non-threatening place. Teachers are often amazed how the quiet students in their class "bloom" on EnglishCentral.

5. An Oral Language Focus

The 21st century workplace and global nature of communication demands that students have strong speaking skills. The importance of written communication is receding. EnglishCentral's proprietary speech recognition system IntelliSpeech™ trains students to produce, clear, intelligible speech for effective communication across cultures and borders.

6. Blended Learning

The future of education lies in blended learning (Arne Duncan, 2014). EnglishCentral partners with schools and teachers offering a unique blended learning model and platform. Courses and video lessons can perfectly compliment what students learn in class, providing students with extra practice matching the class curriculum. Our free LMS lets teachers extend the curriculum and track student achievement.

7. Structured Learning

Our simple Watch | Learn | Speak methodology provides low cognitive overload and an easy to follow learning pathway. Courses and video lessons are leveled and vocabulary is presented with spaced-time repetition. EnglishCentral monitors every word or expression students study and provides a simple interface where students can use the feedback to improve their pronunciation and build their vocabulary.

8. Gaming

Students are highly engaged by the gaming dynamics of EnglishCentral. Students compete for XPs (Experience Points) and ranking through their study. However, we don't go overboard and aim to keep the focus on the learning, not the gaming.

9. Ambiguity Tolerance

Language is a vast and unpredictable space. Successful language learners are risk takers. Critical to being a risk taker is having a strong ability to not be stressed out by what you don't understand (Brown, 2007). EnglishCentral provides authentic content that challenges students to focus on the general meaning and gist and strengthen their level of ambiguity tolerance.
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chijioke August 18, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
Was very patient with me . Polite in correcting my mistakes. He is a good listener
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Sali C. August 14, 2019
· English · Online
Tom is excellent!!
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Vamsi August 11, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
Tom has been pretty good at figuring out my speech production issues and working through a correction plan to get the right sounds out. Also, has been very flexible about scheduling which has been very helpful.
Overall a fun teacher to work with.
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Tom S.

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About Henry M.

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San Jose, CA

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

About Henry
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.
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AnnMarie August 1, 2019
· German · Online
Er wahr sehr gut Heute. Ich lerne schnell.

Translated using Google.

He is doing very well today. I learn quickly.
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Maria July 25, 2019
· English · Online
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Ravindra B. June 17, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
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Henry M.

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About Lourdes G.

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Sarasota, FL
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About Lourdes
My name is L HELENA GALLAGHER a Professional with twenty years of experience in the Art of Science & Technology, Videography, International Business & Marketing, communication, TV & Radio producer, Commercial Artistic Director, Film Director, Film acting. Theatre + much more. I share my knowledge to many people giving back to the world. To pass the knowledge to enrich other human being lives. Making this Earth a cleaner place, energy green, plenty of purified water as a healthier place, plus safer place. To make our environment better. One person can make a difference. I am always seek to become a better person everyday.
High-impact communicator capable of effectively conveying information at all levels when dealing with young and adult students. Solid independent judgment, honorable work ethics, able to build outstanding work
ing relationships.

In 1995 BES Inc has chosen me to become a Project Manager eventually I become the Director of Strategies for South America division, very exciting position! I lived all over the Globe with great International experience (from living in Thailand, Japan, all over Asia, North America, Europe and South America.
My tutoring policy is not just simply to teach Science, International Business or a second language Portuguese, Spanish I always want to teach students more than Acting as well to Practice Communications Skills
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Carl January 11, 2016
· Language · Online
One of the nicest, most articulate and intelligent language coach/instructors I have ever had. A real pleasure to train with. I would highly recommend her services.
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About Carla C.

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Portland, MI
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I have experience tutoring Filipinos and Koreans in developing English fluency and accent reduction. My own practice in learning accents for acting, then in real life practice while living abroad, has equipped me to help others develop their own skill.

About Carla
I have been signing since 1998, spending every chance I can among my Deaf friends and immersing myself in the language as often as possible. I received my BA in Music with a certification to teach at Lubbock Christian University in 1998. Later I attended the Interpreter Certification program at Burlington County College in New Jersey from 2009-2011, and during that time took a summer course at Gallaudet University for the Deaf in Washington DC. Then in 2014 I received my MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with Instructional Technology from Houston Baptist University. I have been teaching ASL at the high school level since 2011. I am also one of the interpreters for the Deaf at my church in Fort Bend County, TX, outside of Houston, where I am a member and actively involved in the Deaf Ministry.

Please feel free to ask me any questions y
ou have. I'm happy to get back with you, and I look forward to teaching you!
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Sofia P. August 17, 2019
· English · Online
Very professional!
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Juan E. August 14, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
She is very clear, professional & patience. I enjoyed my first class.
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sunny August 11, 2019
· English · Online
She is very helpful,caring, great listener and is passionate about her work. Great friend and mentor! Thanks Carla for everything.
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About Tara O.

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Allentown, PA
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With over 14 years of experience teaching English, I have helped many students reduce the interference of their native language on their accents. I use a variety of tools, techniques and exercises to help you meet your pronunciation goals.

About Tara
I am originally from Pennsylvania but lived a number of years in California where I obtained my TESOL certification in 2004. After that, I moved to Chile where I picked up the Spanish language and truly fell in love with teaching English. Now, I'm back in my hometown and teaching a diverse group of language learners at Lehigh Carbon Community College. Teaching brings me great joy. I love working with language learners of all levels. My primary area of expertise is working with adults but I am happy to work with children as well. My favorite thing to practice is pronunciation. I look forward to working with you!
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Mariane Muraro March 12, 2019
· ESL · In studio
I was an ESL student in Tara's class in 2018. In this class, I was still beginning to become familiar with the English language and she was certainly a key teacher in this process.

Classes were always very productive, balancing theory and practice. She provided activities in groups, individual, games, videos, readings and discussions, homework assignments and even extra material for that student who wanted to go beyond.

She was very organized, every class had with her planning wrote down in a notebook and always shared with us what the class would be like. She had very interesting strategies, such as the daily way of teaching and resuming new vocabulary. Most of the time, in the next class she already had the activities or tests corrected, the recovery of our mistakes always asked if we had doubts.

He is a person who was always smiling and encouraging the students, even some who are tired of a full day's work.

And she has a differential that is helping students beyond the classroom, in my case, I shared my difficulty speaking in English and she became available for conversation classes in the summer holidays. Of course, that helped me a lot!

Finally, Tara was essential in my walk in learning a new language. She is fantastic!
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Kate February 20, 2019
· ESL · Online
I have observed many of Tara’s lessons. They are always very fun and engaging. She is sure to match student interests and needs with lesson topics. She also does a good job of giving feedback to students to help them improve. Highly recommended!
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Tiffani February 14, 2019
· ESL · Online
Tara is an experienced and dedicated ESL instructor. I recommend her to anyone needing to master English at any level.
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About Will H.

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As a skilled P-ESL teacher (Pronouncing English as a Second Language), I'll not only give you the tools to express yourself with clarity and understanding, but also confidence with the regional sounds of your area.

I know that your native accent is part of who you are. Don't worry, you won't loose your native accent. Instead, you'll have the tools to quickly switch back and forth.

About Will
Hi there, I'm Will. I’ve spent the last 10 years exploring the artsy-science of storytelling and persuasive speech, and put in many a late night to streamline success in the voice over industry (commercials and cartoons). Over the past 5 years, 200+ repeat clients in 23 countries have trusted me to speak for them, to be an advocate for their brand.

For years, I've spoken for other people...now, I want to teach others to speak for themselves. Maybe you're trying to gain greater confidence in speaking, maybe you're looking to modify your native accent, maybe you want to regain your old voice after a stroke or injury, maybe you want to build a sustainable career in acting/vo like I've done. Whatever you're after, I can help.
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Madison July 26, 2019
· Public Speaking · Online
Was looking for a speaking coach to help me become a better GM and storyteller. Will is an honest-to-God Matt Mercer. I’m 20 sessions in and my friends already notice a huge difference. Thank you!!
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Jamie L July 23, 2019
· Voice Acting · Online
Will walked me through each step of building a VO business: technique, marketing, professional standards, you name it. I got my first paid job today and I owe a hell of lot to Will’s training. If you want a coach who will go the extra mile and will celebrate your success without reservation--look no further. He is a superstar.
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Dmitry July 23, 2019
· Audition Prep · Online
I was impressed by the teacher. I've learnt a lot of new interesting and useful things about my voice.
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About Lynda L.

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Lynda, M.A. CCC-SLP is the owner and service provider of Care For Communication, LLC. She brings 25+ years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist with clients of all ages across a variety of settings. Lynda holds the American Speech Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, New Jersey Department of Education Speech Language Specialist Standard Certification and is licensed as a Speech Language Pathologist in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia and California. Lynda has specialized training and certification from the Institute of Language and Phonology (Compton P-ESL/Accent Modification) and from the Telepractice Certification Community.

About Lynda
I have been providing services for over 25 years and on line for the past 5 years in the areas of accent modification, English as a Second Language as well as a Speech Language Pathologist. My sessions are highly individualized with shared materials for home practice. Reach out to me with any and all questions.
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Lynda L.

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