Helen Love

Elocution teacher

Based in
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Helen Love | Elocution teacher

Rates: Children from £17/half hour. Adults from £19/half hour. Intensive short notice sessions from £140 for two hours. Skype sessions £70/hour


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I am a fully qualified and highly experienced elocution teacher. I work with people of all ages from 3+ and specialise in helping clients with a wide variety of voice and speech problems to become positive, clear and polished in their presentation. Having started teaching in Swansea in 1978 and then Nottingham in 1980 I founded The Cardiff Academy of Speech and Drama in 1984. I hold the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art Teachers' Diploma (LLAM)and Public Speaking Diploma (ALAM), as well as a degree in English and Linguistics from Nottingham University. I set up The Play Machine Children's Theatre Company in 1985 and I am a member of Equity and the Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama. My work ranges from little children with speech impediments to corporation presidents addressing an audience of 3,000.

Experience

30 years experience

As well as my linguistics training, the techniques which I use have been developed over my 30 years of experience. Having had lessons myself from the age of 6 I have over four decades of experience as teacher and pupil. This is the expertise which I bring to bear in my work, whether it is running an examination centre or helping someone to overcome a stammer.

Dates: 
Jan 1978

Educational history

BA (hons) 2i English and Linguistics

Dates: 
October, 1979 - June, 1982
Institution: 
University of Nottingham
In order to change people's speech it is vital to know how it works. In my degree I studies Phonetics and Phonology - the way that sounds are formed and how they fit together. In Psycholinguistics I learnt the process by which children aquire language. This indepth knowledge of how lanugage works and how it is aquired, together with the study of English Literature, has equipped me to provide a range of services which is over and above the usual syllabus provided by elocution teachers.

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Online teaching offered

THE SMALL PRINT

Fees for the regular half hour sessions are paid half a term in advance for regular evening sessions. My service are always in great demand so all cancellations must be paid for and missed sessions cannot be rescheduled. For intensive daytime sessions fees are payable on the day and Skype sessions are paid via PayPal before the session commences.


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CARDIFF SPEECH & DRAMA offers MP3 and video recording facility

All of our clients can now bring their own pen drive or other USB recording device and take away a high quality MP3 recording of their session for practice at home. This is a vital part of our work since it allows the clients to listen objectively to their speech and provides audio exercises for them to practice. It is like having the lessons over and over again, making them even better value for money. Listen to an example of a recording by visiting the website. We also have video and audio recording facilities for instant playback during the session.

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