Accent Reduction & Standard American Speaking Techniques

Accent Reduction & Standard American Speaking Techniques

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2 years in business

About this pro

Your first lesson is FREE! 

I teach Standard American speech to those who want to reduce their accent. I use the techniques that actors use! My goal is to make sure you are heard and understood when you are speaking. 

I specialize in working with native Spanish-speakers who want to improve their English, reduce their accents, and improve their public speaking skills. I also work with students with various other native languages. I also have experience with preparing students for the English Oral Proficieny Interview. 

When I was teaching my Tia (aunt) from Puerto Rico, I realized I can use my theatre training to help others speak clearly and be understood. There are specific techniques and exercises that American actors use that can directly translate to speaking in real life.

I have a BFA in Theatre from NYU (Stella Adler Studio). I have taken 4 years of classes specifically on voice and speech techniques. I was born and raised in the US, and my mother is from Puerto Rico, so I am a native English speaker and I speak Spanish conversationally. 

La primera lección es GRATIS!

Yo enseño el acento americano a personas que quieren reducir sus acentos. Yo uso las técnicas que usan los actores. 

Me especializo en trabajar con los hispanohablantes que desean mejorar inglés, reducir los acentos y mejorar los habilidades para hablar en público.

Cuando estaba enseñando mi Tía, me di cuenta que yo puedo usar mi enseñanza de teatro para ayudar a otros hablar con claridad y ser entendidos. Hay tecnicas específicas y ejercicios que usan los actores estadosunidenses que pueden ser usado en realidad. 

Tengo una licenciada en teatro de NYU (el estudio de Stella Adler). Tomé 4 años de clases específicamente en las tecnicas del voz y las palabras de inglés. Nací y crecí en los Estados Unidos, y mi mamá es puertorriqueña, pues yo soy una hablante nativa de inglés y yo puedo hablar español conversacionalmente.

I love watching students improve and watching their confidence grow! 

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New York, NY 10029
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2 Reviews


  • Dmytro Smith

    Sara is a cheerful teacher!

  • Dr. Shirley Gonzalez

    I now feel empowered to speak in public. Sara taught me the correct pronunciation for words I was not pronouncing correctly. I was not aware of these mistakes. She teaches in a way that makes one enjoy the lesson. She taught me how to engage the audience and gave me tools to get over my fear of speaking in public. Audiences can now understand the message I am trying to convey. I have taken many lessons with her and plan to take many more. She is the best!


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I would love to know what the student's goals are, and what challenges they are having in their lives because of difficulty with the English language. I would assess the student's current level of knowledge and style of working. If there no particular speeches the student wants to work on, I will assign some text for the student to work on. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

New York University Tisch School of the Arts - BFA Theatre and minor in producing

TESOL and TEFL certified through VIPKid

Currently teaching several private adult students.

Currently teaching English to kids in China online through VIPKid. 

4 years of Voice and Speech training

10 years of vocal training and performance experience

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Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

The first lesson is FREE! Then for further lessons, I will provide a quote based on your goals. 

Lessons offered

Accent Reduction Classes English Lessons Speaking Voice Training Public Speaking Classes Speaking Coaches Dialect Coaching Lessons Stage Performance Training