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Moira
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Moira
« I used to dread speaking in public. I would be nervous which would make my accent stronger (I am Scottish) and I would run my words together – no one would understand me! Liam showed me how to control my breathing, my pace of delivery and to articulate words more correctly. I feel much more confident about giving presentations now. »
£29/h
1st lesson free!
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Liam
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • Accent Reduction-English
Levels
  • Adult education
  • Intermediate

English Elocution and voice improvement classes for your business orpersonal needs

Methodology


My name is Liam O'Sullivan. I am from Windsor and speak with Received Pronunciation (also known as standard or neutral English). I have also provided voice overs for various multimedia presentations and audio books
I am offering a package consisting of five, voice control and elocution private tuition classes. You will need to have access to Skype or Yahoo Messenger and be amenable to having the sessions recorded. The purpose of these recorded classes will be to demonstrate to future students the rapid progress that can be made in voice control and elocution.
Particularly welcome are volunteers who are interested in improving their voice for:
• Telephone work: such as for telesales and other call centre work
• Acting: volunteers who are involved (or would like to be involved) in amateur dramatics.
• Business presentations
Contact me stating why you are interested in the elocution and voice control classes, what you hope to achieve and also your Skype or Yahoo Messenger contact details.
I am from Windsor and speak with Received Pronunciation (also known as standard or neutral English). I have also provided voice overs for various multimedia presentations and audio books.

The key to good Elocution is understanding one's own voice. Our structured course is tailored to meet the needs of each student. If you want to improve your voice for work or personal needs, public speaking etc than call me .

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Elocution and communication skills,Business English Skills, interview skills and public speaking

- Tell me about your qualifications.

T.E.S.L Diploma level Three Distinction from Stonebridge Associated College.
London T.E.F.L company, London. TEFL ( Teaching English Language as a Foreign Language) Certification-
John Moore's University, Liverpool. LLB law degree, but for a personal reason I had to withdrew from the course.
Access Law course- Maidenhead College
St George's Public School, Weybridge, Surrey.
Watford Grammar School, Watford.

- How much do you charge?

The course consists of 5 tailored Lessons which are spread over a five week period, an hour per week.
The cost per hour is £25.00 per class. After the five week course I am always available if any student wishes to practise his/her spoken English.

- Where do you teach?

My classes are taught online using Skype or Yahoo Messenger. I live near Kettering,Northants.

- When are you available?

Please contact me to arrange times and dates. Email me on (concealed information)

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

Mainly (but not exclusively) those wishing to improve their spoken English for professional and business purposes.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

My classes have been developed to help people to improve their spoken English for either personal or Professional. needs. For example,If you give presentations to work colleagues or on behalf of your business. Then you may find these classes will provide you with extra confidence. Similarly, if you just would like to improve your spoken English for daily needs then please contact me.

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

I am offering a package consisting of five, voice control and elocution private tuition classes. You will need to have access to Skype or Yahoo Messenger and be amenable to having the sessions recorded. The purpose of these recorded classes will be to demonstrate t the rapid progress that can be made in voice control and elocution.
Particularly welcome are those who are interested in improving their voice for:
• Telephone work: such as for telesales and other call centre work
• Acting: volunteers who are involved (or would like to be involved) in amateur dramatics.
• Business presentations
Contact me stating why you are interested in the elocution and voice control classes, what you hope to achieve and also your Skype or Yahoo Messenger contact details.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

The course consists of a package of 5 weekly lessons . You will need to have access to Skype or Yahoo Messenger and be amenable to having the sessions recorded. The purpose of these recorded classes will be to demonstrate the rapid progress that can be made in voice control and elocution.
Why is my course better than others? Well, learning should be an enjoyable experience. Modern techniques Elocution classes can be very frustrating, insisting on students getting to grips with the 44 sounds of English . My approach is to get people to listen to the sound of ones own voice. If you are interested on how this proceeds then please contact for friendly, informative tuition. I was interviewed on the BBC world service and the Times newspaper to provide my insight into spoken English.
I am from Windsor and speak with Received Pronunciation (also known as standard or neutral English). I have also provided voice overs for various multimedia presentations and audio books.

Background

I was recently teaching general English, business English, pronunciation, communication and presentation skills to students online in China and America. I was teaching one to one classes and group lessons. The range of students varied from those looking to improve their general English to those students who were looking to improve their English elocution and communication skills for the Business Market. The lessons concentrated on presentation skills and public speaking. Before this, in 2007 I moved to Romania and I became aware of the fact whilst teaching TEFL that my students were more interested in the use of the skills of pronunciation and tone to further their linguistic abilities. I became aware that whilst the grammatical structure of English is very important, the ability to speak English succinctly was perhaps equally important or more so. Since returning from Romania, I undertook a second ESL course at Stonebridge College for which I received a Distinction.

- What kind of experience do you have?

I was recently teaching general English, business English, pronunciation, communication and presentation skills to students online in China. I was teaching one to one classes and group lessons. The range of students varied from those looking to improve their general English to those students who were looking to improve their English elocution and communication skills for the Business Market. The lessons concentrated on presentation skills and public speaking. Before this, in 2007 I moved to Romania and I became aware of the fact whilst teaching TEFL that my students were more interested in the use of the skills of pronunciation and tone to further their linguistic abilities. I became aware that whilst the grammatical structure of English is very important, the ability to speak English succinctly was perhaps equally important or more so. Since returning from Romania, I undertook a second ESL course at Stonebridge College for which I received a Distinction.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

No

- Where and with whom did you train?

I received my original Tefl qualification in London On returning to the UK from Romania I took the TESL, SAC dip diploma with Stonebridge College and achieved a Distinction level for the course.

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

No

- Tell me about some of your current students.

My students have been of various ages - from 18 year old students to mature business persons. They have been British, Chinese, Romanian and Indian.
My students have been from all back grounds, teachers, housewives,Medical Doctors and many more. They all came to me because they wanted to improve their spoken English for personal or Professional needs.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £29/h
Lessons offered by Liam
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • Accent Reduction-English
Levels
  • Adult education
  • Intermediate

3 reviews on Liam
  • 5/5

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3 recommendations

M
Moira

I used to dread speaking in public. I would be nervous which would make my accent stronger (I am Scottish) and I would run my words together – no one would understand me! Liam showed me how to control my breathing, my pace of delivery and to articulate words more correctly. I feel much more confident about giving presentations now.

Q
Qing

I was upset that some British people thought that I seemed aggressive. I am not but Chinese people can often say words in a short way with an incorrect pitch. Mr O'Sullivan showed me how to change that.

A
Arun,London

When I started working in technical support, customers would ring me and ask for advice about computer problems they were having. My manager told me that I sounded very unconfident, mainly because I would not project my voice sufficiently. Liam was very understanding and helped me not to be so shy! My manager is now very pleased with my professional telephone manner.

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