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Lessons offered by Atticus
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Oral expression - English
  • Oral comprehension - English
  • Business English
  • Accent Reduction-English
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate
  • A1
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids

Accent Reduction Classes from a Reputable, Private Voice Coach! Learn to Speak with Confidence and Command!

Methodology

Accent Reduction for English as a Second Language Speakers:

Above all, accent reduction classes are designed to help you feel confident and communicate clearly. Therefore, they can be considered the last step towards native proficiency in your English language education. It is often the case that people want to soften their accent purely to speak completely understandably all the time. To clarify, the goal is not to sound exactly native but instead, close enough to native that communication is effortless and understandable. So, all courses of training offered are tailored to each person’s individual needs. I am happy to work towards whatever goals you specify for yourself and want you to be able to celebrate your identity while communicating effectively too.

Accent Reduction for Regional Native English Speakers:

Accent reduction classes for native English speakers with regional accents can help you to find clarity and confidence in speech in all situations. Importantly, all accents are wonderful and should be celebrated. I grew up with a Nottingham accent because I was born born and raised there. As a result, I have access to that part of my voice but naturally sit with an RP dialect nowadays. Therefore, I can completely empathise with the identity issues arising from judgemental views on accents. However, I also understand how frustrating it can be to be regularly misunderstood, misheard or asked to repeat yourself. In short, I possess the sensitivity and personal experience to find tailored solutions to your specific communicative issues.


My Methodology:

I operate from my own specific process that I have cultivated over the years but my training is grounded in the Haydn Rowles/Sharpe methodology of accent/dialect work. I will cover the following principles of speech with each student:

- Phonemes: The shaping of all Vowels and Consonants.
- The Articulator Muscles: Getting to know how your speech manifests.
- Problem Consonants: /r/, /h/, /l/, /ng/, /th/ and Glottal Stops.
- Intonation: Expressing yourself fully.
- Oral Posture: Setting, Zone, Direction and Tone.
- Rhoticity: How and when to pronounce the /r/ consonant.
- Intonation: Sentence, Word and Syllable Stress and Weak Forms.

We will shift focus between these features as we go depending on what I feel you need at the time. The majority of classes will be spent practicing from reading or free speech followed by feedback as I prefer to teach from a practical stand point. Speech training is a tacit knowledge transfer and so getting you talking as much as possible is absolutely key!

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One of our best tutors! High-quality profile, qualifications verified and response guaranteed. Atticus will plan your first lesson with care.

Experience

I am an experienced vocal coach and professional actor with an unrivalled level of training in voice and speech. My knowledge and background enables me to teach you how to speak with ease and confidence. I completely guarantee noticeable progress with just a few lessons. Doing my full 10 hour course you're voice will become your friend and a useful tool, you'll never hate talking again!

These classes are particularly useful for those looking to gain more respect from professional peers and/or for those of whom English is a second language.

I teach full time and waver between 15 and 30 active students from all across the globe. I have received positive feedback from every student as can be reflected from my 100% 5* reviews. I have had non native students gain promotions, win speech competitions and be asked if they were English on multiple occasions. The training works and I believe it is relatively easy when practiced with diligence.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £60/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £300
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £540

Details

Advance Bookings:

10 x 60 minute lessons online = (10 x £60) - 60 = £540.00
£54.00 per lesson

10 x 60 minute lessons in person = (10 x £80) - £80 = £720.00
£72.00 per lesson


Singular Bookings:

1x 60 minute lesson online = £60
1x 60 minute lesson in person = £80

You can book as a group and divide costs should you wish to.

Lessons offered by Atticus
Individual
The lessons will be held
at his home
Taught subjects
  • Oral expression - English
  • Oral comprehension - English
  • Business English
  • Accent Reduction-English
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate
  • A1
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids

Atticus's CV

I am a highly experienced and reputable voice, speech and accent coach. I have coached professionals from all over the world, offering both voice and speech training as well as accent and dialect coaching for professional and personal development. I am also a professional, working actor.

Qualifications and Experience:

– Relevant training to Masters level at institutions such as RADA, the Stella Adler Studio in NYC and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
– Enhanced DBS Background check.
– Five years of professional voice and speech training.
– Trained by internationally esteemed teachers such as Alithea Phillips, Rebecca Cuthbertson, Andrew Wade , Barbara Houseman, Jane Boston and more!

20 reviews on Atticus
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All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
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Perfect! Atticus is very good at identifying the issues in your speech and approaches them methodically and efficiently.

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Flavio

Perfect! You're in excellent hands with Atticus. He's a great tutor and he really understands your goals and needs.

I approached Atticus after living for 5 years in London. My English was kind of ok accent wise, but I just couldn't flow with the same expressiveness that I had with my native Portuguese. I approached Atticus initially for accent training, but he quickly identified the issue and directed me to some much needed elocution classes.

Atticus is a five stars tutor and an overall great guy.

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Media

Perfect! Atticus is insightful, deeply perceptive and a fantastic tutor and communicator. I couldn't recommend more highly.

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Andrey

Perfect! Brilliant!

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WL

Perfect! Atticus is an excellent coach. He quickly identified areas where I needed improvement and step by step guided me on how to make the necessary changes.

Each session with Atticus was comprehensive yet interesting and full of encouragement.

I definitely see improvement in my accent and hope to improve even more using this foundation and the resources I received from Atticus.

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María

Perfect! Very good at identifying some of my pronunciation challenges and helping me with them

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Tasie

Perfect! Atticus is an amazing speaking coach. He is very professional and effective in correcting and empowering learners to speak more standard English.
Since started taking his classes two months ago, I made big improvements on my accent and pronunciation. I also learnt lots of speaking and presentation techniques through the classes. Thanks to the help of Atticus, I feel very confident in public speaking and totally enjoy learning English now.

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Laura

Perfect! If there is someone who can help improve my accent, make me laugh and even remember how I like my tea, that's Atticus!
Atticus has a great intelligence and pronounced sensibility so he can tailor his teching method on me. Glad to have met him :)

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Adriano

Perfect! Atticus is terrific! It feels as if the learning experience is tailored exactly around you, and there is an undertone of constructive encouragement.
Don't hesitate, push that button, give him a test lesson: you will be hooked.

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Zhin

Perfect! Been with Atticus for 10 weeks now, working on acent reduction and speech training. I must say I have come such a long way within this 10 weeks, many thanks to this amazing teacher. He is able to pick up such small mistakes in my speech and point me in the right direction. Is like that one omelette you can't just seem to cook right but add a little more pepper and bam, it just tastes amazing. He is very patient and clearly shows a lot of passion for his work. Much respect and would totally recommend him. Currently I have gone from people asking where I am from to people being astonished when they eventually discover that I'm not from around here. Don't expect magic to happen if you don't practice though, but he certainly allows you to practice and be comfortable around him allowing you to maximise your sessions.

8 recommendations

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Ross

He’s a great guy, had the pleasure of working with him in a play, most supportive member of the cast, super passionate and loves teaching. Would pay him for lessons myself.

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Alison

Atticus is responsible, trustworthy and highly professional. I have known him this summer while working as Senior Teacher on a residential summer schools for secondary age students.

He would be an asset to any team, and us particularly gifted as a teacher to children and adolescents.

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Damien

I've known Atticus for years now, and I'm always blown away by the extensive knowledge and intelligence he possess. He's very well read, and has the inclination to delve deeper into the subjects he's studied to formulate ideas that show in his teaching. He's also a great guy and one in whom people look up to. I highly recommend him!

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Mack

Extremely talented actor and coach. Atticus has a true gift and is equally kind and generous with his time on and off the set. Anyone would be lucky to be taught by him, couldn't recommend more highly!!

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Holly

Atticus has been an outstanding member of our team. I have worked with him for two years and he has shown himself to be passionate and dedicated in his approach to educating and inspiring children.

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Taylor

Atticus was always punctual and prepared for our sessions. He helped me to feel comfortable and confident and I always knew I could count on him to be present physically and mentally when meeting with him. He has a true passion for both acting and teaching and has a serious ability to connect and inspire his students. I’ve had nothing but the most positive experiences working with Atticus and would wholeheartedly recommend him as a tutor.

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Erin

After spending 4 weeks with Atticus i learned more about the entire acting process, as well as about myself than i ever did. He really works with you, and really brings out your best version of yourself.

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Vanessa

Atticus has lead our drama workshops with students aged 12-17 over the last 6 years and I can honestly say he is the best Drama tutor you could wish for!! He is an extremely talented actor and combines it with an exceptional ability to communicate, teach and train others. He can motivate and develop every student at their own level and ensure that every student leaves his workshops and tutorials with a passion for drama and a guaranteed development in skill and drama abilities. I can whole heartedly recommend Atticus as a tutor for Acting / Drama.

Interview with Atticus

QUESTION 01 | 08
Do you speak this language fluently because of your origins or because a teacher inspired you to learn?
Atticus — I am a native English speaker with over 4 years of professional training in voice and speech.
QUESTION 02 | 08
Can you name a living, historical or fictional character that you think is the emblematic representative of the RP accent's culture?
Atticus — RP is an accent that is used by people who want to be better understood, it is not so much a regional accent but a travelling one. Therefore it's the accent for any person who has the bravery to base themselves somewhere new or to leave their comfort zone.
QUESTION 03 | 08
Is there a typical word, phrase, tradition or behaviour in the RP accent that you particularly like?
Atticus — The fact that specificity in sound and clarity are two key features of the accent make it a particularly generous way of talking.
QUESTION 04 | 08
Why does speaking in this accent matter to you?
Atticus — Being understandable and confident when you talk are absolutely key to you feeling capable and avoiding becoming frustrated. Every accent is equal but it's important to be generous enough when we talk that our message and simply our words can be taken in. The RP accent is worth learning as it helps people focus on what you're saying rather than how you're saying.
QUESTION 05 | 08
What is the main difficulty in learning this accent and what can help the process of learning?
Atticus — Learning an accent or any speech training is a physical process, you have to understand that there is a detachment between your brain and the articulator muscles so we have to repeat exercises and always be applying the training during a regular day. The training works you just have to do it!
QUESTION 06 | 08
Provide a valuable anecdote related to your learning or your days at school.
Atticus — During my first ever voice and speech lesson I was told to not raise my shoulders when I breathed in. I thought this was impossible. It's not. It's always surprising how concrete we believe our physical habits to be, to learn a new way to do something you have to learn to be flexible with the old way.
QUESTION 07 | 08
How has travel or a specific trip helped you to increase your skill and knowledge of what you teach?
Atticus — I lived in New York for three years and it was necessary to standardise my accent to RP in order to be better understood so I can empathise greatly with those who seek out lessons with myself. It's frustrating trying to fit in and not even being able to be understood but the solutions are readily available.
QUESTION 08 | 08
What makes you a Superprof in voice training?
Atticus — Besides my extensive professional training and teaching experience I am a calm and honest character who is very flexible in my teaching approach. I like to suit each lesson and way of teaching on an individual basis. Also I've been through what my students go through!

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