Rachel Holmes

Rachel H.

Livonia, MI
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Accent Reduction

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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.

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About

Rachel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+

Teaching since:
2009

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 want -- 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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Education

Chinese Language and Culture, BA
Sep 2008 - Jun 2012
Wayne State University
Speech and Language Pathology, BA
Sep 2008 - Jun 2012
Wayne State University

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Teaching English in Wuhan, China 2009

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Volunteer Teaching English in Livonia, MI 2012

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Volunteering in Livonia, MI 2012

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My husband and I

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My big girls

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And my baby!

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