About

Contact Rachel here.

Rachel has been working on Rachel's English for over 5 years.  Having taught ESL off and on since 1999, she became interested in developing a pronunciation-focused resource while living in Germany under the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship program in 2008. 

Rachel's initial idea in developing Rachel's English was to make the kind of resource for self-study that she wished she could find for her own foreign language study.  As a classical singer, Rachel has spent much time immersed in singing in German, French, Italian, and Spanish.  She studied with highly acclaimed vocal teachers and coaches and brings a body of detailed knowledge connected to the voice, placement, and the musical nature of speech to her work as a pronunciation coach. 

Rachel lives in New York City.  She was born and raised in Florida, went to college in Indiana where she studied Applied Math, Computer Science, and Music, and graduate school for Opera Performance in Boston. She loves being connected to people throughout the world through Rachel's English. 

Want to know more about Rachel and her teaching background? Watch this interview with FluencyMC:

 

 

Tom Kelley

Tom Kelley -- Teacher and Voiceover Artist 

Tom Kelley is an actor and language coach living in New York City.   He has an MFA from Harvard University's acting program, where he took courses in phonetics as part of his voice and speech training.  Additionally, Tom studied music and holds a BA with a major in acting and a minor in music, vocal performance.  Tom has been teaching with Rachel since September 2012.

 


In November 2011, I held a fundraiser leading up to my birthday to raise money for a redesign of the Rachel's English website.  Many people sent in money to make my dream a reality.  The benefit to me went beyond offsetting the costs of rebuilding the site.  To receive gifts from so many, from people all across the world, boosted my confidence and convinced me that what I was doing really was benefitting others.  :)

A huge thank you to:

Lynne Abeles
Aleksey Andreev
Mario Bermejo, Buenos Aires
Andrew Butenko
Nelson Castilho, Brazil
Torsten Daerr
Catherine Duffy
Danilo Felicio
Ting Gao
Linda Mason Hood
Ian Lin
KAY International
Paul Koch
Laura Litwiller
Elizabeth Miller
David Nascimento
Alipio de Paula
Alexey Rusanov
Patricio Hernández Saez, Chile
Koji Sakamoto
Petr Skočík
Nik and Kate Stoltzfus
Melani Susanti
Dave Valiulis, stroke survivor
Diana Yarmolinska, English tutor
Boyang Zhu

And many anonymous donors!   

  

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