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About Brenda B.

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Franklin Lakes, NJ

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Do you have an accent and want to reduce it? Through speech training I can help you change your speech patterns and sounds to sound like a more native English speaker.

About Brenda
Hello, my name is Brenda! It is nice to meet you.

I have been teaching private lessons for over a decade, and hold two music degrees and two teaching certifications in music (NJ) and ESL (international). I obtained my B.M. in Music Education from William Paterson University where I was a voice major and flute/piano double minor, and obtained my Masters of Music in Performance with the Opera Institute at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Although I do work with students of all ages, I specialize in working with younger children and retired adults!

I primarily teach voice, flute, piano, music theory and history and have over 10 years of experience teaching in both individual and group settings. I also work on audition and performance preparation, do speech/accent work and more. I am constantly studying different
teaching methods so I can develop a custom program that best fits your learning styles and incorporates what you already know, with what you will need to learn in order to achieve your goals.

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Whether you want to play flute, sing, act, or learn to play piano, I am here to help you become the best musician you can be. Classically trained, I also work with the styles of musical theatre, pop, rock, and jazz. I can teach you the proper techniques, posture, and breathing necessary to perform to the best of your ability and teach you how to utilize your full lung capacity to extend phrasing length and dynamic range. I will also help you learn to read and write music. Together, we will keep a log to track your progress lesson to lesson. This will also help you keep a record of the steps you are taking to obtain and achieve your goals and dreams.

*** Specialties ***
Young and beginner students.
Senior & Retired students
Students with special needs.
Performance techniques.
Audition preparation
Speech techniques (public speaking/voice-overs, etc.)
Bel Canto technique.
Performance anxiety
Life coaching!

"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for in the patterns of music and all the arts are the keys of learning" ~Plato

**if you need a particular time slot or one not listed on my availability I will do my best to accommodate your needs**

**All lessons will be scheduled in advance with confirmation of both the student and instructor. If cancellation is necessary, a written notice 48 hour cancellation policy is in effect or you forfeit the lesson credit. For lessons scheduled outside of the areas provided, a surcharge for travel will be added.**

***BB Studio now has a base location! Studio lessons are now also available for students 18+ in addition to in-home and on-line lessons***
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Camilla April 30, 2019
· Singing · In home
Brenda is fabulous, she is skilled and a great teacher!!
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Xu Y. March 26, 2019
· Singing · In home
Brenda was very patient with my 5 year old even and tried many ways to motivate my daughter. At the end, my daughter wanted to have Brenda coming over to teach her every night!!!
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Jian L. December 30, 2018
· Flute · In studio
My daughter loves to have Brenda teaching the flute lesson and to feel very comfortable and enjoy to learn new skills. Brenda is extremely talented, knowledgeable, professional, and skillful. We are glad to have her teaching.
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Brenda B.

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About Molly M.

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Schaumburg, IL

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My background as a singer and speaking voice expert has allowed me to help many not native English speakers gain confidence! I also work with regional accents to help "neutralize" . Bet you can't tell I'm from Chicago: I got rid of MY OWN accent through vowel work!

About Molly
I’ve had the chance to learn from some of the greatest, and I am STILL learning from ‘em!

I think anyone can and should sing. Why? Simple. Singing is FUN . Singing is FREEING. You’ve got a voice- why not use it, and as often as possible? Your voice is unique and capable of soooo many cool things- just let me show you! Anxious? Shy? You're in very good hands. I have anxiety myself, and know just how to put you at ease.

I’m different than most voice teachers. I don’t make you practice. If you’re happy, I’m happy! If that means you want a lesson of all vocal exercises, cool! If you want to work on Puccini one lesson and Judas Priest the next.....niice! Why not? The more genres you try the more you’ll love music- and yes, you CAN sing as many styles as you want no matter what you’ve been told. I will never have you sing anything
you are not 100% stoked to sing- promise!

Maybe you don’t like your speaking voice and want that to be stronger for either professional or personal reasons. I do that, too. I can help you with confidence in basic conversations and accent reduction. Maybe you want singing lessons just ‘cause, and don’t ever want to sing in public because that terrifies you. I totally get it. And I say do it!

Acting? Music theory? These are also things I love to teach, especially newbies. I love helping beginner performers get confident in selecting material that shows THEM off- comic and dramatic.

Online voice lessons are my jam. These are especially convenient for those that are pressed for time or maybe a little shy or anxious.

I am the teacher for those that don’t want someone too …well….teacher-y. I want you to laugh as you learn, and love love love the results you’ll get . I understand what what it's REALLY about- expression and fun, not judgement . Vocal exploration that's 100% customized . Join me!

More about me:

BMus Millikin University, further studies Boston Conservatory . Coachings with professionals from Rossini Opera Festival, Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera. Rock vocals with Melissa Cross. Musical theatre with Sheri Sanders of Rock the Audition!, Vocal Instrument 101 training with Dr Shannon Coates. Dalcroze Eurythmics. John Henny's Science of Singing course completion. Belting with Lisa Popeil. Teacher masterclass with Maestro David Jones. Proud member of NATS. One of only a few CoreSinging teachers in the USA!

In progress: Ultimate Music Theory Teacher certification.

Former students from ALL walks of life, including many beginners of all ages - an even an American Idol Top 12 Finalist!

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I teach in person ( Schaumburg, Northwest Suburbs of Chicago) and online via Zoom, FaceTime or TakeLessons Classroom, of course!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Sing and See Software. Additional materials I use: Funky n' Fun Vocal Exercises, Estelle Liebling Vocal Methods, Bona and Dannhauser for sight-reading, Full Voice workbooks for young and serious singers!

*** Specialties ***
Beginner vocalists! Very shy singers. Very young singers. Lapsed singers, and seniors. Post-menopausal voices, adolescent voices. Experience in working with those with learning disabilities, anxiety, special needs, and victims of abuse. Have also worked with the LGBTQ community and studied with experts in transgender voice .I also love to give workshops!
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Noemi Q. September 5, 2019
· Singing · Online
Awesome class! As always! :-)
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Lia August 21, 2019
· Theater Acting · Online
Great first lesson!
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Ahmad S. August 8, 2019
· Speaking Voice · Online
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Molly M.

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About Kelly M.

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I've worked with dozens of students on English accent training with great success! I take a very prescriptive approach by focusing on specific pronunciation structures in order to guide my students toward softening their accents and developing an ear for native-like pronunciation patterns in English, and learning to replicate them.

About Kelly
Kelly is a highly skilled teacher who is bilingual in Spanish and English and licensed to teach children, teens, and adults. With over 10 years of experience teaching throughout the United States, Latin America, and Asia, Kelly has developed a passion for language education and multiculturalism. Her teaching philosophy focuses on the development of authentic, student-centered learning opportunities that promote long-term success. She is an enthusiastic, charismatic teacher who is eager to design the perfect course to help you reach your learning goals!
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Yuheng August 5, 2019
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ILMO August 2, 2019
· Writing · Online
It was very productive~!
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Yasuyuki July 31, 2019
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Kelly M.

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About Micah B.

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Dallas, TX
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10-Hour Course will prepare you to keep improving on your own and will improve at least 3-4 critical sounds/vowels/consonants that you struggle with the most. Liaisons and the schwa sound - most people have no idea about these, but you will learn what they are and how to sound more like a native speaker if you use them both correctly.

Suggested: At least 30 hours for long term accountability and change.

There is more time available than what is shown on my calendar. Please email me to discuss your preferred time. I call you before the lesson and plan your specific goals. I create a tailored course specifically for your needs, whether you're from Russia, Japan, Latin America, Italy, France or another country. I have 12 years' experience, and I am an expert.

I use a specific curriculum to help you understand the phonetics and vowel sounds in the English language. There are so many different vowel pairs and learners of English must understand them all. Let me help you ...

About Micah
I have been a full time private English instructor since 2008, and I've had my global language training company (over 100 instructors) since 2014. I take on private students here, exclusively with take lessons, because it's important to always be teaching and creating more modern curriculum for real progress in fluency. I know what it takes to get fluent, because I've acquired Spanish, French and Japanese as an adult. I know you can improve and reach your goals just as I have.

I always call clients before the first class to extensively discuss your goals. I have a specific form we full out together for every 3 months of progress. I have researched this, and it's the most effective way to improve.

I work primarily with professionals who need to improve American English language skills and/ or accent for those working in the United
States or working with Americans. Also, I can get English speakers to a high level of fluency in Spanish.

This includes, slang, idioms, phrasal verbs, professional email writing, presentations, American culture, accent/pronunciation and more.

I have created a method, which is a specific way to learn languages, which is the most effective for acquiring a language.

I always use RELEVANT articles to read, TV shows to watch, books to read, radio shows to listen to, in order to incorporate English as much as possible in every aspect of the student's life.

This is how we learn our first language, so why would we try to learn our second language in a different way? Second language researchers have been saying for decades that grammar- focused lessons don't work, yet our schools continue to focus on this. You want to be FLUENT, right? Writing is easy after that.

I have had contracts with Hitachi, NTT Data, Intel, Amazon, Google, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Samsung, Ferrovial, Webber, Bluebonnet, Austin Bridges and Roads, North Tarrant Infrastructure, Trinity, Mary Kay International, and many, many more international companies.

How I teach: I create customized classes for you. I teach you to SPEAK the language. Lessons are dynamic, fun and give you confidence, incorporating things you like: TV, radio, music, movies, current events, and much more.

One-on-one, small groups, company-wide programs, online, in person.
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Shiri April 21, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
Very helpful and professional teacher
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RAMON F. March 25, 2019
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Shuai March 21, 2019
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Micah has a lot of experience in teaching. Great teacher!
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Micah B.

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About Stephanie B.

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I have taught students from nearly every country to lessen or eliminate their accent. Whether it is for work or school or just social needs I can help you to sound how you would like and how to adapt your speech to a more westernized sound.

About Stephanie
Although splitting my time between NY and 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! Making a reel, auditioning and getting an agent are all steps I can help you to take.

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 tea
ch it to you too. Also can work with you remove an accent. Worked with 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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JAY August 29, 2019
· Acting · Online
Been through one lesson with Stephanie it was awesome. Super excited and motivated to continue one this path.
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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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Stephanie B.

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About Gabriel B.

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La Crescenta, CA

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I have developed a proven, groundbreaking, unique, fun and interactive approach to reduce, and in some cases eliminate the foreign accent completely. How you ask? Being a singing teacher for over 15 years, I have always found it fascinating when my foreign students would be able to sing a standard American song with NO accent. Somehow, singing completely eliminated their accent. Since that discovery, I was determined to find out why and how. Based on my research, I have created a very easy to understand method that can dramatically reduce the foreign accent.

Coming from an immigrant family myself, and being fluent in three languages (English, Spanish, Italian), I can relate to the challenges foreigners face when attempting to speak in a neutralized American accent. This can be holding you back from advancing your career.

You will see results instantly. Take the first step to propel your career to the next level!

About Gabriel
Two-Time Broadway Award Winning Actor/Singer Gabriel has performed starring roles on Broadway, Las Vegas and International stages around the world. Known as the “Trilingual, Triple Threat”, this powerhouse of a performer has also appeared in hit shows like ABC’s “Switched at Birth”, CBS’s “Criminal Minds”, Nickelodeon and many other Principle leading roles in Feature Films and Television. His televised PBS concert “Live from the Venetian in Las Vegas”, has aired in over 350 PBS stations across North America. Most recently, Gabriel starred in his award winning portrayal of Dean Martin in the hottest show on the Las Vegas Strip called “Vegas! The Show” at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

Gabriel has studied voice at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and began his career as an Apprentice Actor at the prestigious Shaw Festival
of Canada. He made his Broadway debut in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bombay Dreams, under the direction of 2-time Academy Award winning composer A.R. Rahman. He also starred as Lancelot in the Broadway National Tour of Camelot and Magaldi in the Broadway National tour of Evita (Harold Prince Revival). Gabriel had the distinguished honor of originating the role of the elf archer Legolas in the $30 Million Dollar, world premier production of The Lord of The Rings, directed by Tony award winning director Matthew Warchus.
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Brandyn August 6, 2019
· Acting · In home
Gabriel is an amazing coach. He takes the time to explain in detail how to discover a character in an easy to understand way. As a beginner he has really helped me learn to break down a script and understand what is going on. He teaches you how to set yourself apart from the crowd in an audition. I highly recommend Gabriel to anyone seeking to better their craft or begin acting!
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Dmitry July 30, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
Gabriel developed a proprietary method of accent reduction that makes it easy to focus on the areas that need change or improvement. The method, combined with Gabriel’s passion for teaching, make the classes dynamic and productive. He quickly identified my problematic areas, and patiently worked with me on changes I needed to make to the way I pronounce certain sounds.

He also provides ample resources and direction for exercises in between the lessons to make the progress faster. I highly recommend Gabriel for accent reduction classes.
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Timmy July 24, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Had an amazing first lesson with Gabriel. He really knows his stuff and not only demonstrates but teaches the techniques that he uses. Lots of material and I'm looking forward to the next lesson!
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About Vandi E.

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Carmel, IN

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As a Native American English speaker with extensive training in Diction, Public Speaking, Vocal Pedagogy, and Voice for the Actor along with years of private coaching experience, I will work with you to create the right approach to lessons and independent exercises to help you get your desired results.

About Vandi
Vandi has extensive performance experience in multiple genres: professionally with opera, orchestra, chamber music, musical theater, straight theater, film, sacred works, church music, jazz, and contemporary music.

Credentials:
Meisner Training-Phoenix Theater with Bill Simmons 2017-2018
Destruction in Decatur 2017-Broadsword and Rapier and Dagger SAFD Certifications
Crittenden Opera Workshop 2017-Washington D.C.
CISCO 2017-Stage Combat Certifications
Vianden Summer Program 2016-Luxembourg
CISCO 2016-Stage Combat Certifications
MM in Vocal Performance, the University of Akron, May 2015
BFA in Musical Theater, Shorter University, May 2011
(Theatre minor and Equivalent of a piano minor)
Cosmetology Instructor's Certification and License, Gadsden State Community College, May 2007
Cosmetology Certification and License, May 20
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Emma June 14, 2019
· Broadway Singing · Online
She’s helping me prepare for an audition and giving me valuable tips to sound as good as possible in a short time.
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Melissa May 30, 2019
· Piano · Online
Practicing with Vandi improves my skills more quickly than practicing alone and she is very good at not only answering questions via the internet tutoring but through phone as well. She is very prompt and consistent and provides easy to read materials for my skill level. I'm very happy with my purchase through Take Lessons so far. This is my first time using this website and it is my third lesson as I am new to piano. I have already recommended this site to other people.
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Kenneth October 23, 2018
· Singing · Online
Vandi has been awesome. In just a few hours I hear a difference!
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About Jacqui V.

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Grand Rapids, MI

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My name is Jacqui, and I am a licensed speech-language pathologist and member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. I have a diverse clinical background specializing in speech mechanics, voice and resonance. I understand that issues with communication and one’s voice image cause limitations for students and professionals. My trainings provide the specific skills and tools that position you to communicate clearly and effectively while enhancing confidence and the accurate reflection of your leadership skills. My accent modification programs are designed to provide solutions to reduce your communication barriers quickly and speak with greater clarity and confidence.

About Jacqui
My name is Jacqui, and I am a licensed speech-language pathologist and member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. I have a diverse background in public speaking, voice disorders, autism, traumatic brain injury, stroke recovery, swallowing and pediatric therapy programs. As a licensed speech-language pathologist, my clinical background specializes in speech mechanics, voice and resonance.

I believe the greatest individual success can be achieved when your voice can be heard. I understand that communication barriers and one’s voice image cause limitation for students, leaders and companies. My training programs provide the necessary tools and skill sets that position professionals to communicate clearly and confidently.

My accent modification programs are designed to provide solutions to reduce your communication barrie
rs quickly and speak with greater clarity and confidence. You will notice improvement in just 2-3 weeks with consistent practice. I will provide tools for you to practice throughout your day so you can exercise your new speech at work, home, and in the community. My goal is to empower you as a professional to speak with a voice reflective of a confident leader. I look forward to our communication journey together!
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Lizzie June 1, 2019
· Accent Reduction · In studio
Jacqui was very friendly, thorough and helped me reach my goals in a timely matter. I would highly recommend her and return again for any future needs that arise !
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Elena May 20, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
Jacqui is an excellent speech therapist and instructor. I learned so much from each lesson she gave me. I can't thank her enough for the confidence she gave me in my speech, as public speaking is critical for my new career. Not to mention, her outgoing personality made the experience fun. Thank you!
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Balu May 19, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
I was worried about using an online service for accent reduction but with my schedule I didn’t have another option. After working with Jacqui, I only wish I acted sooner. Jacqui was flexible with her availability and the results speak for themselves. My clients and I can now focus on the task at hand. No more “What? Could you repeat that?”!
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About Rachel H.

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Livonia, MI
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Are you speaking English but not being understood? Accent reduction will make all your hard work and English study worth it. I have 10 years teaching experience in ESL and a BA degree in American English Speech Language Pathology. I provide coaching in all areas of American English, including vowels, consonants, syllable/word stress, sentence intonation and tips for sounding fluent. I also offer coaching for specific pronunciation errors from many different languages. Send me a message and we'll create a personalized plan together.

About Rachel
Teaching English is my passion and accent reduction is the best part. I meet many students that work very hard to perfect their English only to be not understood when the time comes to communicate. I love being the one to give them the tools they need to deliver that perfect sentence during a job interview or final presentation.

I've traveled widely and studied Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. I know the joys and struggles of learning a second (or third) language, and use that experience to help my students. I graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI with a BA in Speech and Language Pathology (SLP) and also a BA in Chinese Language and Culture. As a BA SLP, I am qualified to coach accent reduction. I believe there is nothing wrong with having an accent, but I also believe you should be able to turn it on or off whenever you w
ant -- fluently. Just like an actor/actress learns an accent for a film, you can learn American English for your professional life.

I have four kids, all girls. I love to write fiction and poetry in my spare time and I also volunteer twice a week to teach English. I also love gardening, but I am not terribly good at it! People who meet me say, "Wow you have your hands full!" and I love to answer, "Yes! Full of good things!"
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Rachel H.

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About Mei H.

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Brooklyn, NY

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Reduce your accent. All ages and native languages learning English welcomed.

About Mei
Trilingual (Spanish/Chinese) NYS Certified Teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience. I care about the success of my students as if they are my own children. They all succeed because they all have the potential. Gifted and Talented, Specialized HS, NYS State Tests, Foreign Languages, PreK-12th Grade - ELA, Math, Writing, Science, Study Skills, etc.
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