What Our Clients Say

Our clients include senior-level executives and professionals from industries including finance, consulting, IT, medicine, and legal services. We are pleased to share what our happy client reviews here, and are grateful to have served the NYC and online global community since 2011.

Also be sure to check out our Before-and-After recordings here!

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Vlad K.

New York City

I can only laugh

“I’ve always assumed that my accent was just something I had to live with for the rest of my life. It took just a couple of classes with Rochel to realize that it’s not the case. A great teacher (and a lot of hard work) can really change the way you sound. Now, a few months later, I can only laugh at the way I used to to mispronounce so many words and sounds.”

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Valentina

Brooklyn, New York

Flexibility and Customization

“I’m very happy to have discovered AccentsOff. I’ve been taking semi-private classes with Rochel for several months now, and I feel improvements in my speech every week. She has a great system that together with a lot of practice achieves noticeable results. Definitely a big confidence booster!”

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Abraham Jimenez, ANN Inc.

New York City

Always pushed to improve

“I have always struggled with my accent. As a result, it was difficult for me to communicate with my coworkers, clients, and friends. In addition, my accent was preventing me from communicating effectively and sounding confident in job interviews. My instructor Brittany Leaks has really helped me improve. In every session, we go over a few sounds, we work on the intonation, and making sure that I sound natural. We even have mock interviews which help me feel more confident and prepare for interviews. My coworkers and friends have noticed the improvement in my speech and are really proud of me. Thanks to Brittany I have improved my English pronunciation. ”

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Leandro B.

New York City

SYSTEMATIC AND METHODICAL

I took 8 classes at AccentOff with speech-language pathologist Amy and had an incredible learning experience. She was super patient with me, with tons of empathy towards the process.

Such a pleasure to have classes with such dedicated professionals. Strongly recommend it.”

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Luis Felipe Damian

São Paulo, Brazil

Skipped Jimmy Fallon for class

“I strongly recommend Accents Off if you want to reduce your accent, speak more clearly, and therefore increase your confidence when speaking in public. The classes were so fun and the results so obvious that I remember this specific one day that I decided to go to class instead of attending a taping of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon live on NBC Studios. Thank you very much!”

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Li, R.

New York, NY

I felt unhappy for years

“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 of my accent. After 7 months of training, I am doing much better in the American accent. Bianca helped me improve my accent much more than I expected.”

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Stan Hristakev, actor

New York

I am really happy

“I am so proud of the classes I have been taking and what I have learned from you, Deb. My American colleagues are amazed at how I can speak so clearly. I am even teaching my friends how to say some words correctly. Your classes have been so useful for me! I am really happy!”

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Galina

Professional Linguist and Actor, New York City

AN ACTOR AND LINGUIST’S REVIEW

“It is a pleasure to be taught by such a professional like you, Deb. I successfully graduated from a screen acting course in Britain. Your highly professional advice on typical mistakes when pronouncing vowels of English helped me to sound authentic while being filmed for the showreel. I received such positive comments from the tutors. They didn’t even recognize my country of origin until I told them. Only due to your support could I sign up for my first ever performing workshop in an English-speaking country.”

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Olena Yokos

Professional Linguist, New York City

A wonderful feeling

“Dear Rochel, I’d love to start taking your classes again! I feel like I’ve mastered a lot of pronunciation that used to be a problem! It is so inspiring, it makes me happy and makes me feel much more confident in a conversation – a wonderful feeling!!!! I know, there was some leftover material, we never got a chance to go over – I’d love to work on that, next time I’m in your class! You were one of the best teachers I’ve ever had in my life!!! “

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L.M. Vincent

Author

The best in the business

“When I needed a reliable, critical eye to help me edit my latest novel, RECEPTION, Deb Victoroff was the first person I contacted. She not only offered much needed, invaluable advice on structure, but pointed out sections that were unclear and improved the quality and clarity of my writing in general. She’s the best in the business!”

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Chelsea Davis, actor

New York City

THEY COULD NOT HEAR WHERE I WAS FROM

“Working with AccentsOff completely changed the way the industry sees me. I am a southern girl from Mississippi. When I meet with casting directors and agents they pay extra attention to my voice as soon as they see where I am from. In the past few meetings I’ve had various people have told me they could not hear where I was from. I found the voice recordings especially helpful to really pinpoint the sounds that are the biggest struggle.”

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Tim Chen

English Instructor, Taipei, Taiwan

TROUBLE WITH ENGLISH SINCE CHILDHOOD

“I’ve been studying English since I was a kid. However, I never knew there are still so many ways to improve my English until I started this program. My instructor realized I’ve been troubled by several words and patterns, and used her techniques to help me pronounce them correctly. She also noticed that I had a very weak voice and unnatural intonation when I spoke English. Not only did I reduce my English accent and improve my voice… I became a more confident person.”

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Jean Larsen

Certified Professional Life Coach and Motivational Speaker, New York City

IN ONLY NINE SESSIONS

“Rochel – I have thought of you many times with gratitude…I have kept up my practicing, and know that I still have a way to go – but I do know I have greatly improved! Sometimes when I meet people they do not believe me when I say I am from New York! As a matter of fact, in April I was featured on the Dr. Oz show and all of my friends commented and said: “Where did your New York accent go?”

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Oscar Rodriguez

New York, NY

A GREAT SOUNDING BOARD

“Deb is an expert in advanced business writing and has been a lifesaver, helping me revise, improve, and perfect critical documents. She has helped identify the systematic writing flaws in both my professional work and personal writing (resumes, blogs, articles, emails). She helps me understand my errors so I do not continue to repeat them. The Skype live sessions are useful for clarification of those issues and to discuss, in general, how to improve my business writing and communication skills. In addition, Deb is a sounding board for new ideas and my longer-term creative ambitions as they relate to my writing. A great resource.”

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Taras Glyantsev

Financial Analyst, New York City

INCREASED NUMBER AND LEVEL OF BUSINESS CONTACTS

“We have met every week for the last five months during our speech improvement sessions. I want to say that I have enjoyed all of them. Every session was very structured, informative, and helpful for me. I have felt more and more confident after every session using my English speaking ability for business meetings, interviews, and everyday communication. It gave me a chance to increase the number and level of my business contacts, and helped me upgrade my business network and create new opportunities for my professional development.”

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Pierre Thompson

New York, NY

Helped me organize my thoughts

“AccentsOff is a phenomenal resource to improve speech and diction. I knew immediately after the initial consultation that I had to enroll in this course. Aside from proper pronunciation and grammar, I was taught an extremely helpful tool called Mind Mapping, which taught me how to better organize my thought pattern into a format parallel to how the brain works. Learning this simple tool boosted my self-confidence and improved my presentation skills during meetings tremendously. An investment in AccentsOff is an investment in a more successful future.”

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Tatyana d’Hautcort

Founder, DHT Beauty

PROFESSIONAL BUT FRIENDLY

“I would highly recommend Rochel deOliveira’s classes for any person wishing to reduce their accent and improve their speaking ability. Her individualized instruction helped me not only to speak more clearly, but also to hear the language better. The homework assignments allowed me to work at my own pace in my free time. If you are looking for a professional but friendly approach this is the place for you.”

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Maya Repnik

New York City

SOUNDING LIKE A NEW YORKER

“It was one of the best decisions in my life to sign up for speech lessons at AccentsOff. I have not only obtained a solid knowledge of American pronunciation, but also confidence in my daily conversations. I was amazed how many words exist with d-like /t/ sound. The whole new world of vocabulary opened up for me. I started to use ‘cidy’, ‘compuder’, ‘wader’, ‘god it’….and I started to sound like a New Yorker!

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Alexandra P.

Project Manager, CCW Architects

MORE CONFIDENCE DURING MEETINGS

“My speech has improved so much, changing my image at work as a professional and making me more open to participating in meetings with clients and consultants. Besides the speaking improvements, my daily life communication has also improved e.g. I feel more self-confident speaking English at work, while shopping, during meetings, etc. I absolutely think this has been a really great investment in myself.”

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Yvenna Lysse

Financial Analyst, New York City

RECOMMENDING THIS PROGRAM

“Since I’ve started these classes, I feel so much more confident about the way I communicate. This work is vital to my professional life. I’m enjoying the classes and sharing the information with everyone I know. I will definitely recommend AccentsOff to my colleagues.”

Start speaking with clarity and confidence

We understand how critical it is to stay a step ahead of the competition and take control where we can. Learning how to become a crystal-clear, engaging speaker is one of the most important life investments you can make. Find out more about improving your American accent by scheduling a Discovery Call and complimentary Speech Evaluation.