Student Testimonials

Helen Kobek - Boston Accent Modification Instructor

“From the moment you start speaking with Helen you can just tell that she cares. She spent the time to help me not only understand why I was pronouncing words with an accent, but also worked with me to say things correctly. Written words can’t capture the Joy I had when I could finally speak in way so that people weren’t frustrated when I spoke. I’m no longer embarrassed to talk with native English speakers and I owe it all to Helen. I can’t recommended her – enough 10 stars!” AD, Manager, Massachusetts (native language, Russian)

“Before I started studying with Helen, I felt insecure. I knew that in every situation where I was speaking English, I was going to feel stressed. After just a couple of months people noticed the difference! And it got better from there. Now, it is very rare for someone to ask me to repeat myself. Even more, rarely is the first question someone asks me is, ‘Where do you come from?’ It’s a relief.” – P.B., healthcare worker, Massachusetts (native language, Russian)

“I have never had such professional lessons…Your encouraging words mean a lot to me as do your detailed and complete review of my speech patterns.” – B. C., counselor, Massachusetts (native language, Italian)

“Helen’s approach is finely tuned, while being surprisingly relaxed and, actually fun. People at work heard a difference in my speech within a month of starting lessons with Helen. There is hope!” – A. P., medical professional, Massachusetts (native language, Spanish)

Thank you for helping me, Helen, more than 10 years ago. People now think I grew up in the U.S.!” M.T., Teacher, Massachusetts (native language, Bulgarian)

“I honestly think I’d have lost my job if I hadn’t been taught by Helen. I’d taken classes, studied with a few other tutors, but none of that was specific or specialized enough to help me make the changes I needed to make. I knew the grammar…I just couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong with pronunciation. And she helped me in a professional way, sincerely interested in my learning and progress. I’d recommend Helen to anyone.” K.M., researcher, Massachusetts (native language, French)

“It was hard for me to start accent lessons. I was pretty nervous and I didn’t think it would help. I was a little stubborn with her at the beginning, because I thought it wouldn’t help. But Helen was patient and kept supporting me. I’ve made a lot of progress with my pronunciation, so I’m glad I stayed with it.” R.L., software engineer, Massachusetts (native language, Mandarin)

“Helen is the best English pronunciation teacher I have ever had. She figures out just the right way of getting me to move my mouth so I make the sound right. Sometimes I’m so surprised when it comes out right, but it gives me hope, each class I learn new things and make progress towards my goals. Personally, I want for people to understand me easily, and I’m getting there with Helen’s help.” P.C., customer service representative, Massachusetts (native language, German)

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