UK top Elocution accent reduction speech and voice tutor. Featured BBC
speech therapy qualified
Expert in diversity / accessibility of information
Accent reduction / vocal coaching/Elocution
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach Elocution, English Accent training ,Speech improvement and Pronunciation, verbal non verbal and vocal skills
Voice coaching / Voice teaching, Accent reduction / Accent Removal,
General social/ conversational skills. 'Win Win Interaction techniques', Business English, Communication skills and Management Coaching, Leadership and Personal and top team leadership skills
Writing and publishing .Proof reading and presentation writing.Business communication change and project management.Organistaional development Top team mentoring and advanced business communication skills
Organisational analysis and process mapping and commercial communications from IT to intranet and corporate compliance with accessibility and diversity regulations eg special adaptations to Corporate websites and literature to meet globalisationa criteria
I can do mass training to out reach workers globally via google glass room nad go to meeting webinars
Organisational development and top team mentorship
Coaching for officer entry military , University interviews Medical and Legal / Professional exam preparation TOESL
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Bsc hons Speech and Language Therapy MBA
M.Phil (ed) /Phd partially completed
M.B.A equip course for world leaders ( Kings fund )
Project and Change management NHS Modernisation Agency task force
Business analysis and facilitation techniques NHS modernisation Agency
Business analysis and Process mapping/ care pathways NHS National Clinical Governance Support team
- How much do you charge?
free 10-15 minute telephone consultation (to landlines/SKYPE ) .
Initial assessment of spoken comunication ( includes significant analysis and client profiling) £.25 to enable thorough assessment
Regular sessions are £25 for 45 mins via Skype/ face to face at Central UK studio CV5
Discounts if a course is booked.and paid for in advance .Disounts for groups
Travel is charged after the first 8 miles at 40p per mile travel time is negotiable depending on number of students/number of lessons etc
We offer discounts to sessions of 5 or more booked in advance and for company staff groups en bloc
.A consultation session will always need to be booked. (free to landline/via skype )
- Where do you teach?
I have a home office base in Coventry nr Birmingham.Central UK and less than 1 hour from London
I also offer a Wednesday evening and Saturday 6 week rolling programme of courses
Excellent rail and road across the Country at hear of West Midlands/ Warwickshire/ Staffordshire/ Birmingham/ Black Country/ Greater Birmingham areas.One hour from London .twenty mins Biringham.Office 10 mins from Tamworh station
.SKYPE tuition available across UK /Globally .any time zone
Group bookings UK wide via arrangement.Corporate courses and bespoke training UK wide/globally
Willing to travel subject to travel costs and time
- When are you available?
I offer tutoring 7 days a week all hours including evenings and weekends Specialise in flexible options across time zones ..As i work across time zones please state what time zone you are in and your availability.I can accomodate anti -social hours and holiday times
I am available for overseas bookings and international business training of outsourced call centres and staff groups requiring English proficiency for Corporate Communication excellence
Trading of groups via google hangouts and google classroom and Skype classroom / webinars not a problem
Please feel state in your message via Tutor pages when i can contact you and give a landline and preferably a SKYPE contact ID /name in order to benefit from the free consultation.SMS/text messages welcome.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All..over11/ 12 preferred
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Spoken part of English Competencies
Entry (inc Officer ) to Military training
Drama school Entrance
Any Speech and Drama exams
Living in Britain English tests
Medical profession examinations
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
SKYPE sessions available at significant discount via webcam supported by email of resources/telephone packages. Distance learning packages available any combination of communication methods..Email ,phone and video conference options are supported by web resources ,sharing of links and documents ,video conferencing ,phone and email.Group sessions can be organised and group training for domestic or business users via web based /video conferencing options according to IT /individual factors.Prices are customised,Significant discounts for courses pre-booked,groups and in house courses
Please contact me clearly stating when you are contactable and PLEASE give land line / SKYPE contacts to benefit from free consultation
I can also train groups using google hangouts nadgoogle classroom and individuals using face time .
Please contact via Tutor Pages and include a landline number plus ideally a quick sms to my mobile.'
.Significant discounts for groups ,online pre-paid courses and Corporate training
Please give as much info as possible re preferred dates and times of input .All fees are stated on Tutor Pages.All sessions 45 mins in length.Pre payment 48 hrs in advance required for 1 st apt
...Please contact via email/skype preferably.All queries will be answered in line with available time (non client contact )
All clients may have a 10-15 min chat via SKYPE /landline call pre booking to answer any questions.A form to gather detail willl be sent prior to this to enable a full picture to be given .
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Whatever your Interpersonal Communication needs - Elocution, Voice coaching, Accent removal /reduction or General English speaking teaching /general communication improvement - I am able to help
. I guarantee the latest research and good practice will be used to help you - Unlike many tutors from a non Professional Speech and Language Therapy background who are self taught. I have a 4 year Hons degree background in Speech and Language ,thus equipping me to teach with authority, confidence and knowledge. I do not offer 'cook-book' /one size fits all menus for Communication change.
I thoroughly analyse the component and sub component parts of verbal communication, then set about small step teaching programe design , mentoring and reaources to enable lasting change,in line with learners style and expectations.
The first few sessions involve information gathering and giving, then we settle into Practical homework excercises including listening , theory and reflective practice to be done between lessons Sessions normally take a minimum of six weeks to be effective, but all depends on the learners engagement in practice. I recommend at least one session to assess possible benefits and to gain a baseline understanding of Communication. I believe Communication skills are sadly neglected -The Cinderella of skills....We go to the hairdressers, dentists, buy nice clothes, and invest in designer possessions....ALL TO IMPROVE OUR IMAGE !! Yet this can all be spoiled as soon as we open our mouths. Remember every journey begins with a single step ...
- What kind of experience do you have?
19 yrs as Speech Therapist and Academic in Public Service, then as a Private Consultant. Leading Academic in field of Human Communication. Significant expertise, experience and skill in Communication, Speech and Language coaching, mentoring.Teaching people and groups/organisations from diverse backgrounds. Special expertise in Disability/Special needs work Excellent record of training in all aspects of Communication / interpersonal skills Specialist in voice, and speech correction/improvement, accent softening and accent reduction.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
University of Central England in Birmingham
Kings Fund London
University of Birmingham
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Member Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists,Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice
- Tell me about some of your current students.
TV Presenters wishing to enhance the delivery and clarity of their speech Professionals wishing to soften/remove their accent ,to improve their Speech Delivery and enhance their chances of promotion/success Speakers of English as second language Business people wishing to improve communication skills e.g Speak with greater confidence and Authority Students with Specific Learning and Communication challenges
International companies with staff coming to work across Global Boundaries
Professionals held back by their accent
• Bsc hons Speech /Language Therapy
• Trained Facilitator/leadership skills/Presentation skills
• DBS enhanced clear
• Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Helen is a goldmine of information ,tips and techniques for better speech.She analysed my accent and improved my spech in a way that i could cope with.I was particularly impressed with her professional knowledge regarding accent removal
My self confidence was very low when i first contacted Hele.She put me at ease ,pointed out my good points and gave me a wealth of info about communication in general-non verbal and verbal,different aspects of communication and core skills
I am a TV presenter and felt that i was not getting the roles i wanted as i could due to my slight Birmingham accent.Helens lessons changed this and my friends and family are impressed by the new me.
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