Our Instructors

American Speech-Language Hearing AssociationEach AccentsOff speech instructor providing classes in accent reduction, American English pronunciation, and voice improvement services has undergone a rigorous AccentsOff certification and training program. Also, all our speech-language pathologist instructors are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and are licensed in New York State.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 145,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally. Speech-language pathologists are thoroughly trained in the anatomy and physiology of speech and voice production.

OUR INSTRUCTORS:

 

    • Rochel deOliveira, M.S., CCC-SLP is the founder and director of AccentsOff Speech and Voice Improvement and a New York State-licensed speech pathologist. Rochel received her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Columbia University and served as a lead consultant for the Sam Chwat Speech Center since 2006…
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    • brittany thaxton accent reductionBrittany Thaxton, M.S, CCC-SLP is a has had the pleasure of working with clients in a wide variety of settings throughout Oklahoma, Texas, and New York. She is a native Texan, but with a trained musical ear, a strong performance background, and her continued involvement in choir, Brittany has developed an accent about as “Standard American” as you can get!…
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    • Deb Victoroff accent reduction writing and editing coach NYCDeb Victoroff, M.S. is a native Midwesterner with a passion for reading, writing and the spoken word. She is the director and lead instructor for our “YPS” American accent training program for young professionals and students. Deb’s pedagogical strategy was honed by studying the teaching practice and principles of the late Sam Chwat, one of the pre-eminent accent modification specialists of the last century…
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    • Accent modification and American accent training for actors and business professionsals. NYC.Bianca Mazor, M.S., CCC-SLP received her Master of Science at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. She grew up as a bilingual Russian/English speaker in New York City which instilled in her a personal sensitivity to the professional, emotional and cultural issues that straddling two cultures and two languages can bring…
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    • accent reduction for actors american accent Sam ChwatMegan Bussiere, M.A., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist who has worked as an actor, singer, and voiceover artist both nationally and internationally, with a specialty in dialects and accents. She combines her academic background in speech pathology with a wealth of experience in the performing arts to hone her knowledge and skills in accent modification…
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    • speech pathologist accent modification Amy GervisAmy Gervis, M.A., CCC-SLP, AccentsOff’s presentation training specialist, is a licensed speech-language pathologist with years of experience providing accent modification and articulation therapy and is an award-winning speaker at Toastmasters International, a leading organization in communication and leadership development…
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    • Shannon Fallon Accentsoff accent reduction NYCShannon Fallon, M.A, CCC-SLP, brings a wealth of experience with accents, as she earned her bachelor’s degree in theater from the College of William and Mary followed by two years of professional actor training at Atlantic Theater Company Acting School here in New York City….
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