Our accent will define us, elocution and the way we speak will influence our life, and public speaking can be traumatic, but with the right guidance and practice we will soon have you aching to be in the limelight, then see how speech changes lives.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Elocution, Public Speaking and accent reduction, both as 1:1 coaching and in small groups.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
ALAM -Trained in 1983, at the London Acadamy of Music and Dramatic Art, also gold medalist in verse speaking and prose with honours.
- How much do you charge?
One to one is from £35/hour, travelling will be charged depending on distance, if I am required to come to you. Group rates and block bookings arranged by negotiation.
- Where do you teach?
Usually teach in Southampton, but also Portsmouth, Winchester, Romsey, Bournemouth and all of Hampshire, with any travelling incurring additional costs.
- When are you available?
Available any time by appointment.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Ages from 7 to 80
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Lamda - speaking in public - if required.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
With improved internet speeds Skype is now a useful option and can be very successful.We can discuss requirements on line, but the nature of the subject can require personal intervention!
- Do you have a personal message for students?
The way you speak has the ability to change your life and I am in the business of changing lives!
Luke is one of our best tutors. They have a high-quality profile, verified qualifications, a quick response time, and great reviews from students!
- What kind of experience do you have?
Many years in various types of coaching and as an entertainer.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
• DBS Certificate
• Principal of The UK Speech Academy
I just wanted to thank you for helping Mark with his speech !
He absolutely nailed it !!!!!
I was so proud, it made me emotional, as I was expecting him to struggle
Thank you once again Luke for helping me so much. Without this help I would not have been able to undertake the presentation. I have always been so 'stage struck' in the past but somehow I didn't feel nervous.
I cannot thank you enough for all your enthusiasm and the 'work on me ' to turn my Father of the Bride speech into a resounding success. Quiet attention at times, gales of laughter at other times.
Thinking back to six weeks ago, I was wondering how I could make it.
Without your help, I have no doubt I would have been jibbering wreck, so thank you. My 2 hours were worth their weight in gold!
Just a very late thank you for your help with the Best Man's speech. It went down very well. I don't think it could have gone any better!
Just wanted to say thank you so much. The feedback was, and I quote 'Your presentation was lovely - enthusiastic'. Your help certainly boosted my confidence.
Thank you very much for the past 10 lessons, I have managed to improve my elocution and grammar, and reduced my French accent. I will now continue putting your advice into practice.
I had a look at my recent set, so much better and clearer. Had really good feedback, not bad after one session. Maybe we can go over the video on the next session and see what to work on.
English is not my native language and after moving to the UK from Russia I was facing big problems with public speaking.
Thanks to Luke I've improved significantly. We were practicing various kind of speeches, presentation styles, questions & answers sessions, introductions to the public, poetry, and accent reduction exercises. After a couple of months colleagues started to give me complements.
I would highly recommend Luke to anyone wanting to improve their communication in English.
Many thanks for your help, the speech went really well, and many dignitaries congratulated me. I hope we can work together again in the not too distant future.
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