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María
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María
« Perfect! Very good at identifying some of my pronunciation challenges and helping me with them »
£31/h
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Response Time 8h
Lessons offered by Atticus
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Oral expression - English
  • Oral comprehension - English
  • Business English
  • Accent Reduction-English
Levels
  • All Levels

How to speak with confidence, comfort and command! Trained, professional Voice Coaching and Accent Reduction training!

Methodology

I am a warm character and it's very important to me that we work in a safe space where you are able to realise what you're capable of. Teaching the RP accent or any accent is more of a physical practice than intellectual for the student, with repetition being key.

I tend to suggest a 10 lesson course for each person in which we cover vowel and consonant sounds, zonal work, tonal work, setting, rhythm and stress patterns and schwa replacements. It takes the first half of 4 sessions to cover all the necessary theory work after which we'll focus entirely on practical work; you speaking and me giving you specific and detailed coaching on how to improve your sound in the agreed upon direction.

I try to avoid as much theory revision or teaching as possible, preferring to teach in response to your voice while allowing you the most time possible to practice your speech, to really reinforce new muscle memory. We can always carry on further but I believe after 10 sessions you'll notice massive differences in both yourself and how others react to what you say. I may also suggest less if I feel we can get where you want to be in fewer sessions.

For those wanting to learn more about general voice practice and how to strengthen their sound, I use freeing voice and speech techniques to unlock any hang ups you have with speech. I can also give extremely specific feedback with regards to your own speech patterns and general sound. People tend to harbour physical tension within the articulator muscles which will be muffling your full voice, together we'll find ways to find more relaxation and release within speech.

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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.

Background

I am an experienced vocal coach and professional actor with a high 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!

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £30/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £150
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £270

Details

Advance Bookings:

10 x 60 minute lessons online = (10 x £35) - 35 = £315.00
£31.50 per lesson
10 x 60 minute lessons in person = (10 x £45) - £45 = £415.00
£41.50 per lesson


Singular Bookings:

1x 60 minute lesson online = £35
1x 60 minute lesson in person = £45


Group Bookings:

Standard rate plus half rates for each student after the first e.g:
Group of 3 in person = £45 + (2 x £22.50) = £90 per lesson.
Group of 4 online = £35 + (3 x £17.5) = £87.50 per lesson.

Lessons offered by Atticus
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Oral expression - English
  • Oral comprehension - English
  • Business English
  • Accent Reduction-English
Levels
  • All Levels

Atticus's CV

We will be using training techniques from a plethora of practitioners, mainly Cicely Berry. I've had 4 years of voice and speech training from renowned voice coaches such as Rebecca Cuthbertson, Andrew Wade and Alithea Phillips, a lot of what I teach comes directly from them.

I am a professional, working actor with agency representation and I am the founder and director of 55 Kings, a contemporary theatre company that has been operating for 4 years.

15 reviews on Atticus
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
M
María

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

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.

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 :)

8 recommendations

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.

A
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!

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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