Contact: 217-979-1707 or email [email protected]
I am a nationally board certified speech language pathologist and I am also a certified pronouncing english as a second language provider. I received my master’s of Speech Pathology from Midwestern University and my bachelor’s in International Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My degree in speech pathology provides me with the technical skills relevant to understanding the anatomical production of sounds and the application of that knowledge to help clients achieve more natural sounding English. I have a keen ear for differences in pronunciation and ability to explain those differences as I have learned multiple foreign languages myself. I believe accent modification is the final key to perfecting an individual’s mastery of their second language, a powerful skill that is rarely addressed in any language courses.
I love helping people find more confidence in their personal and professional lives as they increase their English language abilities. From teaching ESL, to assisting individuals in perfecting their American English accent, I am here to help with whatever your needs are! I speak Spanish, French, and Portuguese too, for native language assistance.
Rita is great teacher . She loves teaching and she is so patient with her students . She makes sure they get it right. Love learning from her . Looking forward to get more lessons from Rita.
For Accent-Modification: Ask about goals, then have client complete english pronunication screening
For English-learners: ask about goals, then start with conversational practice or target grammatical explanation
-Compton P-ESL certified instructor
-Master of speech-language pathology
-Experience with teaching ESL online through open-english