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Online Voice/ Elocution/ Accent Reduction Tutor - Clare Elizabeth

Clare Elizabeth Elocution/ Accent Reduction Tutor (Gloucester)

Clare Elizabeth

  • Cirencester (GL7)
  • Last Logged In: 28 May 2018
  • Sex: Female
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*New for 2018* travel to the beautiful Dordogne, France and stay in a real Chateau (B&B) with private daily voice coaching lessons with me. I am a Voice Coach and Accent Reduction specialist, personally trained to modify any accent in 6 sessions.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
- Voice training & accent reduction
- Received Pronunciation RP (BBC English)
- Diaphragmatic breathing and projection
- Public speaking and Presentation Skills
- Sales and Marketing techniques

Using the unrivalled Joanna Gray Voice Coaching training techniques, I train people in the art of accent reduction. I can also train a member of your staff to be your own in-house accent reduction voice training expert thus avoiding the need for sending individual clients for training - prices available on request.

I usually recommend a minimum of 6 half hour sessions of online tuition but each individual is different and you may choose to take less or more depending on your needs and ability. I am confident that significant changes can be made for the majority in just 6 sessions. I do not tie people into long courses as they simply are not necessary. The methods, if applied correctly, will work in 6 sessions. I believe people need to know in advance what they are signing up for.

I can work with any age or nationality and the flexibility of Skype Tuition allows me to teach outside of normal office hours and at weekends. Those who book and pay for a course of 6 sessions will receive a discount on the usual price.

Refresher sessions to former clients are always available and Joanna's voice training programmes are offered at a discount to former and current clients.
Diaphragmatic breathing and projection
- Public speaking and Presentation Skills
- Sales and Marketing techniques

Using the unique Joanna Gray Voice Coaching training techniques, I train people in the art of accent reduction and also train a member of your staff to be your own in-house accent reduction voice training expert thus avoiding the need for sending individual clients for training - prices available on request.

I usually recommend a minimum of 6 half hour sessions of online tuition but each individual is different and you may choose to take less or more depending on your needs and ability and am confident that significant changes can be made for the majority in just 6 sessions. I do not tie people into long courses as they simply are not necessary because the methods, if applied correctly, will work in 6 sessions. It is important that people know in advance what they are signing up for.

I can work with any age or nationality and the flexibility of Skype Tuition allows me to teach outside of normal office hours and at weekends. Those who book and pay for a course of 6 sessions will receive a discount on the usual price.

Refresher sessions to former clients are always available and Joanna's voice training programmes are offered at a discount to former and current clients.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I am fully trained and qualified in the Joanna Gray techniques for Voice Training. My mother was trained in speech and drama and taught elocution for many years and therefore my sisters and I were brought up to speak correctly from an early age. I developed quite an ear for accents and bad English!

In my professional life I have a 20 year background of business and commerce and have worked in IT, Telecoms, Sales and Marketing and senior management. I have also set up and run my own companies for the last few years. I am thus able to advise on business skills as well as voice training and how to best use a polished speaking voice to improve productivity and credibility in the work place.

Voice training builds confidence, helps you achieve better communication both in your personal and professional life and can make the difference between promotion within your current field or change in profession. The first thing people notice about us is the way we look and then the way we speak and therefore good communication skills are essential in all fields of work, particularly those professions where you are dealing with clients or customers or selling products. Equally, in order to make a good impression and sell yourself, you need the best possible diction and there is no walk of life where standard neutral English, RP diction, is not acceptable and in most cases preferred. Joanna has helped people to attain higher ranking at work and to achieve new goals. She has increased productivity in corporations and helped actors to get their chosen role. I am equally committed to helping people achieve their goal of RP diction and enabling my clients to reach their potential and goals whether personal or professional. It is never too late to change your voice and it can be done easily and quickly with only a very small daily commitment of 10 minutes. If you follow the programme and instructions, you will be amazed at the results. You will also find it enjoyable and immensely rewarding.
What kind of experience do you have?
Over twenty years in the corporate sector where good English, both written and spoken, was of significant importance, I moved into the world of voice training over the course of the last few years. I have teaching experience in English, Voice Coaching, Life Skills, NLP, Voice Training and Accent reduction.

The Joanna Gray methods have been used globally to cure speech difficulties and to modify accents. We are regularly invited to speak to companies and educational establishments on voice coaching, communication and presentation skills, and have helped companies increase their productivity by coaching their staff to communicate clearly and effectively. We speak voluntarily to charities and schools as we believe in the incentive of teaching future generations to have good clear diction and a positive self-image.
How much do you charge?
Prices vary according to the individual client's needs and for an intensive package of online tuition covering a number of different problems and start at just £40 per half hour. This price reduces to £35 per half hour if 6 or more sessions are booked and paid for in advance.

Please note that I require 24 hours notice of any cancellation or change to sessions. Lessons cancelled within this 24 hour period will be charged at £20.

I teach holistically bringing in the skills necessary for the individual, so courses are tailored to fit around the client's own needs, commitments, timetable and aims.
Where do you teach?
For the summer of 2018 I will be based in our location in France therefore, I am only offering Online Tuition but will be commencing in-house tuition in the UK later in the year so please enquire. Lessons are held via Skype and support given by email and/or phone which provides a very efficient and flexible approach and has the advantage of allowing students to work at their own pace and around their other commitments. The lessons are tailored to the needs of the individual in all cases.

Please note I do not travel to individual clients - only corporate clients.
When are you available?
I am able to be flexible on times and days and a mutually convenient time should be easy to facilitate. I work until 8pm in the evening, so after work sessions are usually available as well as weekends for those who cannot book a weekday appointment.

I do expect a commitment from those who book so I have a 24 hour cancellation period. Skype tuition is available outside office hours and these sessions are currently £40 for half an hour intensive training, including email support, and all manuals and exercises designed to suit your personal difficulties. (This price reduces to £35 if 6 or more sessions are booked and paid for in advance.) This gives those who have no time to travel, an opportunity to learn with the flexibility of being able to fit it around work and other commitments. It is also a way of trying out voice training at a very affordable price. Exercises are emailed to clients and written to suit their specific needs.

Please view the website for further information and testimonials or to buy voice training audio programmes. There are plenty of tips and video tutorials on the site for your use and we regularly add information to the blog site and new videos, so it is worth a visit.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I can teach any age and have taught across the board in my subjects.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
As required - GCSE, A Level, AS Level, IB, Guildhall, Lamda, English to Masters level, Cert EFL and all English& Drama related exam boards.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I tutor via Skype, both nationally and internationally
Where and with whom did you train?
Joanna Gray School of Voice Coaching. Joanna's publications include her bestselling Voice Training programme, English Pronunciation Made Easy her latest audio book which I use with my clients - this programme is fast becoming the leading product on accent reduction as is available on Amazon and Audible but the manual is free to my clients (by approval of Joanna herself). Advanced Voice training CD and Audio Book, Kids Voice Training CD and audio download, Voice Training for Business, Accent reduction CD and manual and audio download and Voice Training Complete - a complete guide to voice training. All Joanna's products are written by her personally and work for everybody regardless of age, ability or nationality.
Tell me about some of your current students.
For confidentiality reasons we do not discuss our students by name but there are many success stories. I am confident that those who take up my services will be satisfied with the results and always endeavour to ensure that students feel listened to and that tuition is tailored to the needs and wishes of the individual. I also aim to ensure that learning is fun for children and adults alike.

We have helped many high profile people with speech presentation and public speaking including working with actors, politicians, medics and consultants in all fields.
Do you have a personal message for students?
To speak and be clearly understood is the purpose of language. My aim is to help you overcome any difficulties you might currently experience and achieve this clarity of speech and diction, thereby giving the confidence to carry you through any circumstance in which you find yourself, either socially or in business.

"The sound of your voice is like an open window through which others see into your very soul." NAPOLEON HILL