Accent Reduction & Standard American Speaking Techniques

Accent Reduction & Standard American Speaking Techniques

5.0 (2)
12 hires on
3 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 non-native Engligh speakers who want to improve their English, reduce their accents, and improve their public speaking skills. I have worked with students from a variety of countries, including students from Ukraine, Thailand, China, India, Sri Lanka, Korea, The Phillippines, Egypt, and Argentina. I also work with native English speakers who want to neutralize/standardize their accent. 

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.

I love watching students improve and watching their confidence grow! 

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New York, NY 10075
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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 may 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