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Johanna Maria R.

Nyack, NY

$70/hour

Pronunciation and Accent Reduction for Listener-Friendly English!

5+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/17/14
5.0 average from 3 ratings
Public speaking assistance
— Eugene, Nyack, NY on 9/24/17

$70/Hour


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Manhattan School of Music
Voice
Sarah Lawrence College
Master's
Westchester Community College (TESOL)
Other

Education

Manhattan School of Music (Voice)

Sarah Lawrence College (Master's)

Westchester Community College (TESOL) (Other)

About Johanna Maria

Do people have trouble understanding you when you speak English? Does this cause problems communicating? Do you feel anxious when you need to speak at your business or school, or with your kids' teachers? Is public speaking a challenge? I love helping people improve their ability to communicate in English. My specialty is coaching the pronunciation of English sounds and the rhythm and intonation of spoken English. When you learn to speak with the natural rhythm and melody of English, you will find that people understand you more easily, and you will comprehend spoken English better too!

I am a certified TESOL instructor with four years' experience teaching ESL and accent reduction to English learners. Because I have studied several languages myself (French, Italian, and German), I have a deep understanding of how challenging it can be to learn and practice another language. My extensive training and background as a professional singer who has sung in many different languages means that I understand how to create sounds in the mouth and throat. Together, we will identify and master the sounds that are most difficult for you, so that you can integrate them more naturally into your speech.

I look forward to helping you feel more confident speaking in all areas of your life! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to schedule a lesson.
Do people have trouble understanding you when you speak English? Does this cause problems communicating? Do you feel anxious when you need to speak at your business or school, or with your kids' teachers? Is public speaking a challenge? I love helping people improve their ability to communicate in English. My specialty is coaching the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Nyack, NY 10960
Background Check: Passed

"Public speaking assistance"

- Eugene, Nyack, NY on 9/24/17
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Public Speaking,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

As an ESL teacher and former professional singer, I have a deep understanding of English pronunciation and how to help my students improve their spoken communication skills. I teach ESL and specialized pronunciation courses at Westchester Community College, and also coach pronunciation of different languages for singers. Learning pronunciation is fun and you will be amazed at how much better you will understand and be understood!

ESL/ESOL

I am certified in TESOL from Westchester Community College, and have been teaching ESL and pronunciation/accent reduction at Westchester Community College since 2013. I am a former professional singer with years of experience coaching pronunciation of different languages.

Public Speaking

I was trained as a singer (B.Mus., Manhattan School of Music) and an actor (Herbert Berghof Studios.) My experience in public speaking includes giving masterclasses and lectures on vocal music and music history, as well as hosting classical music radio (WNYC-FM). A professional singer for over 25 years, I have taught voice (singing) and coached voice production for actors.

Manhattan School of Music
Voice
Sarah Lawrence College
Master's
Westchester Community College (TESOL)
Other

Education

Manhattan School of Music (Voice)

Sarah Lawrence College (Master's)

Westchester Community College (TESOL) (Other)

Public speaking assistance

Excellent first lesson. Looking forward to future lessons and coaching with Johanna. She listens, came with suggestions (even though it was a first lesson), was empathetic, and has a wealth of experience to share from her years as a performer in front of critical audiences.

— Eugene, Nyack, NY on 9/24/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Johanna Maria will travel within 10 miles of Nyack, NY 10960.