Bianca Mazor, M.S., CCC-SLP (Tier 2 instructor) received her Master of Science at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. The diversity on campus introduced her to clients from around the world, and exposed her to the almost infinite variety of challenges that face the non-native English speaker in New York City. These experiences were fundamental in developing her passion for accent modification.
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.
As a trained classical singer and pianist, Bianca also has a seasoned background in musical performance, which has trained her ear to recognize subtle patterns of speech and voice. She uses an empathetic and personalized approach to guide clients to achieve individual goals and improve confidence in communication skills. Bianca lives in Brooklyn and in her spare time enjoys singing, hiking anywhere, trying out new recipes and practicing accents!
I felt unhappy about my accent for years and I knew there was something off, but I could not figure it out by myself. The first day I met Bianca, she gave me a thorough inspection on my accent and I noticed not only those sound patterns that I knew I did wrong but also a lot more that never hit me before. After more than 7 months of training, I am doing much better in the American accent, and Bianca helped me improved my accent much more than I expected. I recommend this to anyone who is pursuing a better American accent.”
– Li, R., New York
“Bianca is an excellent teacher and a true professional, who helped noticeably improve my accent and speech patterns. Her analysis was spot-on and eye-opening — before this, I understood that my accent sounded “foreign” or “Eastern European”, but I could not diagnose what in particular was causing this. Bianca developed a plan to address those weaknesses in a very systematic way. She explained the material really well, using methods based on my needs and learning style.
Further, Bianca taught me to listen to myself during a conversation: now, I can identify a word or a phrase right after I have mispronounced it and am able to subsequently adjust it. This leads to continuous learning, a long-lasting impact of Bianca’s classes.”
– Martin B., Investment Officer, New York City