Accent Reduction & Standard American Speaking Techniques

Accent Reduction & Standard American Speaking Techniques

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About

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!


Highlights

Hired 12 times
5 years in business
Serves New York , NY
Offers online services

Payment methods

Venmo, Zelle

Details

Student's goals

Conversational proficiency, Full professional fluency, Native / bilingual fluency

Current fluency

No experience, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Student's age

19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old

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Dmytro S.

Sara is a cheerful teacher!
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June 06, 2020
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Dr. G.

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!
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March 15, 2020

Frequently asked questions

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. 

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

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


Services offered

Public Speaking
Elocution
Speech
Esl