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Jeanne P.
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Learn to reduce your accent: teacher with 15 years of experience
I love to teach accent reduction! My students are amazed once they learn how Americans really speak and that they can learn to speak like that too. From the first few classes, you will find that your attention is immediately drawn to how you are pronouncing not only individual words but complete sentences, and how your ear will quickly become attuned to the reductions and links that Americans make. We will use a variety of sources to target the most challenging areas for you, and you will have the opportunity to record our classes for your personal use. The first lesson will Include a review of your diagnostic test so that we can see what areas you need to focus on first. It's really fun and exciting to see how quickly your accent develops into one that people can understand better and that you feel more confident using. Let's do this!
About Jeanne P.

Hello! Are you ready to take your English to the next level? I would love to help you do that! I'm from Cleveland, OH, and have fifteen years of experience teaching Accent Reduction and ESL. I've got a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and a Master's in Education with a Graduate Certificate in TESL. I'm also trained as a nurse, a small business owner, and a Forest Therapy Guide. I LOVE connecting with my students on a professional and personal level, plus I speak fluent Spanish and a little French, Portuguese and Russian, so I understand the challenge of mastering a foreign language. My favorite area to teach is pronunciation and accent modification, and I can also help you with grammar, refining presentation skills, writing emails, oral reading... whatever! I like to have fun when I teach so that you can feel relaxed and have fun as you learn. If you're a very serious person, then I'm probably not the right teacher for you (unless you want to learn to be less serious!) NOTE ABOUT SCHEDULING: in order to get the most benefit from your classes, I recommend scheduling classes 2 to 3 times a week for 30 to 45 minutes. I enjoy having a flexible schedule and I offer flexibility for my students as well.

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ADN (Associate Degree of Nursing)

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Teacher's Studio

An excellent and gifted teacher. Makes the lesson fun and easy to follow. Thanks, Jeanne, for helping me improve my English skills

Posted Sep 22, 2022

Jeanne is an amazing teacher. I’ve been making a lot of progress with my accent. She is very knowledgeable and supportive.

Posted Aug 3, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Jeanne is amazing. We've been working for some time and I've made a lot of progress with my accent. She points out my weaknesses and we work on them until fully fixed. More lessons to come and more progress to make! Thanks Jeanne!

Posted Jul 14, 2022
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Self-employed Accent Coach and ESL Instructor
May 2019 - Present
I've been teaching on TakeLessons since May 2019. Most of my students are working on perfecting their English pronunciation in order to communicate more clearly. However, I also have students studying grammar, vocabulary, and all the basics. I have begun using the Color Vowel Approach with some of my pronunciation students. (colorvowel.com) Most of my lessons utilize American English Phonetics and Pronunciation (https://www.routledge.com/American-English-Phonetics-and-Pronunciation-Practice/Carley-Mees/p/book/9781138588530) I like to use Life 2nd Edition from National Geographic Learning for some of my ESL students. (https://eltngl.com/sites/Life2e/home)
ESL Instructor
Sep 2006 - May 2012
Cuyahoga Community College
I taught the four skill areas in a range of levels from basic to advanced.
ESL Instructor/Adult Education Coordinator
Jan 2004 - Jan 2012
El Barrio, Cleveland, OH
I taught all levels of English for community-based classes. I also ran the program by testing and placing students, planning outings, and coordinating a staff of volunteers.
Jan 1999 - Oct 2000
Jeanne's English School
I lived in Mexico for two years and taught a range of students from beginner to advanced in my own English school.
ADN (Associate Degree of Nursing)
Aug 2009 - Aug 2011
Cuyahoga Community College
Aug 2002 - Dec 2004
University of Akron
BA Spanish
Aug 1983 - Dec 1987
John Carroll University
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
TESL Graduate Certificate
Jul 2003
University of Akron

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