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Katelyn H.

Accent Reduction Coach and English Pronunciation Instructor

Accent Reduction Coach and English Pronunciation Instructor

$60/hour

  • 57 hours tutoring

About Katelyn


Bio

Hello students! My name is Katelyn. I am an English coach that specializes in American English pronunciation and accent reduction. I have worked with students from all over the world in Boston, Massachusetts in pronunciation development. I started my career at Boston Language Institute in 2018 and continued to teach pronunciation at private institutes such as OISE Boston and FLS International. My goal is to help English learners improve their American accent. I have worked with business...

Hello students! My name is Katelyn. I am an English coach that specializes in American English pronunciation and accent reduction. I have worked with students from all over the world in Boston, Massachusetts in pronunciation development. I started my career at Boston Language Institute in 2018 and continued to teach pronunciation at private institutes such as OISE Boston and FLS International. My goal is to help English learners improve their American accent. I have worked with business professionals as well as college and high school students to improve their speech intelligibility. When we have the gift of being multilingual sometimes English pronunciation of words and sounds is affected due to the influence of our other languages. I think accents are beautiful because they show us where we are from, however, there are times accents might get in the way of being understood when presenting in class, talking with friends, or working. This is where I come in! I have a bachelor's degree from Southern Connecticut State University in communication disorders. I also have my license as a speech therapist assistant and a master's degree in international higher education from Lesley University. Additionally, I have worked with students from Japan, China, India, South Korea, France, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Colombia, Brazil and more, so I have good idea of the pronunciation issues students experience from these areas. I first start out a pronunciation lesson by doing a pronunciation diagnostic to observe what sounds you need help with. I then go into training you how to make the sound with your mouth and how to recognize when to use it. We will practice making the sound and include role play exercises so you are able to feel confident when speaking with others. I also teach intonation (the rise and fall of the voice) and word/sentence stress (emphasis in words and sentences). I am a passionate and enthusiastic teacher! I care very much about correction, improvement, and helping students reach their English goals.


Education

Southern Connecticut State University
Speech Therapy B.S.
Lesley University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: I am very flexible with rescheduling. If you need to reschedule a session, please let me know 30 minutes before our lesson. No fee will apply.
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL

English

ESL/ESOL

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL

Language

ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL

Other

ESL/ESOL

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Speech

Speech

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in communication disorders from Southern Connecticut State University. I studied phonology and communication disorders in children and adults. I have 25 hours of speech therapist observation. I am also Speech Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA) certified in Massachusetts (No. 1828-SP-SA) and have experience being an SLPA in Everett, MA. I received my Teaching English as a Foreign Language certification from Oxford Seminars in 2016. I spent three years (2018 - 2021) teaching English and pronunciation to international students in Boston, MA at Boston Language Institute, FLS International, OISE, and New England Language School. I have taught private, corporate clients, and students ages 16 - 60 years old in English and pronunciation instruction.

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ESL/ESOL

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Gifted Speech Therapist

I'm in the field of psychology and I asked Katelyn to help me with my Russian accent, which was thick. We practiced the difference between /v/ and /w/ sounds, learned how to pronounce "TH" and "R", light L and dark L, /i/ and long /i:/, and many other sounds. As a speech therapist, she clearly sees where I am struggling, she is considerate, precise, and gives easy-to-follow directions. I deem Katelyn the best teacher I ever had because she is able to focus my attention on certain things for success and because she has a pleasant attitude and it is so delightful to learn from her. And we got results! Thank you Katelyn!

Andrey, 5 lessons with Katelyn

Knowledgeable, friendly and sweet tutor

I really liked Katelyn during my lessons on improving my pronunciation. She was sweet, attentive and knowledgeable. She knows her business, is friendly in approaching teaching and sweet when addressing my mistakes. Definitely would recommend her to anybody who wants to improve their English. Since she is so good, we have had rseveral lessons per month and the feeling is the same as well as I continue improving on my English pronunciation

Omar, 6 lessons with Katelyn

My first pronunciation lesson

Katelyn was great in teaching me the pronunciation of “L” and “R”, in which a lot of Japanese have difficulties. I hope to continue to work with her to improve my pronunciation.

Tsuyoshi, 6 lessons with Katelyn

Great coach

True expert on American pronunciation with superb didactic skills . She started by identifying the sounds where I need more coaching. I am looking forward to learning more from her.

Jose, 5 lessons with Katelyn

Extremely productive teaching experience

I wanted to learn and improve my accent and Katelyn's tips very of immense help. Really easy to get along, spots all mistakes, understands your needs and addresses them. I really like working wit Katelyn and recommend her strongly for all those wanting to improve their speech patterns. I actually learned very difficult sounds from the first lesson.

Svetozar, 4 lessons with Katelyn

Knowledgeable, friendly and sweet tutor

I really liked Katelyn during my first lesson on improving my pronunciation. She was sweet, attentive and knowledgeable. She knows her business, is friendly in approaching teaching and sweet when addressing my mistakes. Definitely would recommend her to anybody who wants to improve their English, I have requested already a second lesson with her to continue improving my English.

Omar, 6 lessons with Katelyn

Katelyn is amazing!

Katelyn has a very practical approach and dives right into fixing your "problems" while being super cheerful and nice about it. I would highly recommend Katelyn to anyone wishing to improve their pronunciation.

Alex, 3 lessons with Katelyn

Accent reduction teacher

I can’t wait to start our next session. Katelyn explained everything trying to make sure everything was clear and made being focused during the whole lesson. She caught my pronunciation problems and made a plan of our work. It was intense interesting lesson. And also she I like her light energy.

Yulia, 4 lessons with Katelyn
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$60/hour

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Response time: 3 hours