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Johanna Maria R.

Pronunciation and Accent Reduction for Listener-Friendly English!

Pronunciation and Accent Reduction for Listener-Friendly English!

$75/hour

  • 21 hours tutoring

About Johanna Maria


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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...

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 seven 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.


Education

Manhattan School of Music
Voice
Sarah Lawrence College
Masters
Westchester Community College (TESOL)
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Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I was trained as a singer (B.Mus., Manhattan School of Music) and an actor (Herbert Berghof Studios.) I teach workshops and give private coaching on presentation and public speaking for non-native English speakers. I have also taught masterclasses and given 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.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

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.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a consulting editor, wrote and edited entries for "NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music." Freelance editor and copy editor of fiction and non-fiction, including books on a variety of subjects as well as novels and short stories.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I was trained as a singer (B.Mus., Manhattan School of Music) and an actor (Herbert Berghof Studios.) I teach workshops and give private coaching on presentation and public speaking for non-native English speakers. I have also taught masterclasses and given 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.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Vocabulary

English

English,

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,

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.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a consulting editor, wrote and edited entries for "NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music." Freelance editor and copy editor of fiction and non-fiction, including books on a variety of subjects as well as novels and short stories.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I was trained as a singer (B.Mus., Manhattan School of Music) and an actor (Herbert Berghof Studios.) I teach workshops and give private coaching on presentation and public speaking for non-native English speakers. I have also taught masterclasses and given 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.
Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

English,

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,

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.
Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

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.

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English,

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,

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.
Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

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.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

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.
Writing

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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, 2 lessons with Johanna Maria
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$75/hour

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Johanna Maria R.

$75/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Johanna Maria

Response time: 7 hours