Testimonials 2016-11-25T10:27:14+00:00

Rachel is one of the most positive, productive, energetic and enthusiastic teachers it has been my pleasure to know.
Mike Kirby, Principal of Ashbourne College, Kensington. www.ashbournecollege.com

Rachel takes everything you do apart and starts again with a professional rebuild including: preparation; scripting; performing; posture; breathing; vocalising and rehearsing. Incredibly useful.  Giles Rowe CEO & CIO of Henderson Rowe

People kept shaking my hand telling me what a great job I did!
Managing Director of Goldman Sachs

Rachel understands elocution & speech from every angle: physiological; sociological; historical & that, truly helped me.. Added to her vast knowledge, her positive attitude & well structured methodology, the only possible outcome, is success!   Samuel Garcia Vega CVA Quant Lloyds TSB

Rachel is an outstanding voice coach and she helped me a lot with my accent! Paul Vorobyev Manager – Balfour Beatty

Despite having lived in London for 20 years, I still had a strong French accent and some people found it difficult to understand me. I was conscious that it didn’t help my career in Investment Banking where excellent communication skills are a must. I decided to get help from Rachel Preece and undertook a course of 12 sessions. It was an investment that I didn’t regret! Rachel is a gem of a person. Her expertise of voice kinetics is second to none. During the course, I became aware of the exact mechanics of my own accent. It felt such a freedom to understand at last why my voice sounded different to the British accent.  I then learned how to improve it by changing the position of my mouth and tongue, the gaps between my teeth, and my “beauty muscles” as Rachel refers to them. Rachel is a sophisticated person with great British etiquette yet she is very accessible, down to earth and with a great sense of humour. During the lessons she made me feel at ease like I was a friend. I always came out of her lessons uplifted. I tried both home and Skype lessons and they work equally well. Thank you Rachel for the fine teaching and the good times! Amandine, Risk Management, Investment Banking

A very senior American lady in my team watched my presentation & told me I looked really relaxed & natural; &, my voice carried well!  No microphone! C L of F C A

Rachel applies herself wholeheartedly to every lesson demonstrating a wonderful mixture of professionalism, hard work, humour, eccentricity & unquestionable charm! This, coupled with a super impressive selection of herbal teas, student tailored conversation topics & genuine interest in cultural & linguistic differences – guarantees quick progress & great fun! Anna Selwyn Head of EOTAS,  Education,  Brent Council.

I have been told I sound like I live part time in England & that I have an Oxford English accent!  Stella Wilde (German) Financial Technical Analyst in Munic – Skype lessons.

Rachel taught me how to pronounce correctly & I progressed quickly, gaining skills. Rachel is delightful & extraordinary; thorough; patient;  reliable & effective – I’m very grateful. It’s amazing! Tea Chaldize (Gorgian) Manager, Becketts Foods

In 3 weeks Rachel raised my mark from a 6 to an 8 (IELTS) enabling me to attend the L.S.E. Rachel is an excellent teacher: she made hard work fun and I learnt so much in a very short time. Her teaching method is very different from other people: she is the expert of correcting people’s pronunciation.  Yunqi Zhuang 

I used to have a strong Nigerian accent before working with Rachel. I work in the entertainment industry and l need people all around the world to understand me. Rachel’s method of teaching was so different from what I’ve had in the past: fun and very effective. The feedback I’ve received has been very good.  I now speak with confidence in front of camera. I recommend lessons with Rachel to anyone. She’s a great teacher. Mercy B – Global TV Talent Show Presenter.

Being brought up in Coventry, I’d never had imagined that one day I could speak Standard English so convincingly. Rachel’s teaching is faultless & she made learning Standard English a lot easier than I’d anticipated! I highly recommend her. Polly White, Teacher.

Thanks to Rachel, I got to go to the LSE. I strongly believe taking her way of teaching is the easiest & quickest way to boost your IELTS score.
Atsushi Nishimoto – Japenese

Rachel was an excellent teacher: I reduced my accent & acquired a more, authentic Standard English (or RP) accent.  Dedicated and creative in her approach, she listens and tailors her lessons to fit you. With a deep and sound understanding of the technicalities of how sounds are made by the tongue, lips, teeth & jaw, she was able to break them down and explain them so effectively, that I incorporated them into my daily life. A talented mimic, she uses this to explain how & why we pronunciation words differently from those who speak Standard English, very effectively and so what to do – to change. We also covered rhythm and meter through the speaking of  poems & Shakespeare, which was great for accent intonation. Rachel’s many years of teaching experience – & singing & acting – are intrinsic & valuable  assets to her style: a wonderful, encouraging & warm teacher who makes learning fun & very  rewarding. S.L. Chinese Lawyer

In one month Rachel helped me achieve an IELTS score 8! Allowing me to study medicine. She was strict and funny ~ a good combination ~ and very sympathetic to my frustration. I had been to other teachers before and I loved that her teaching methods are totally different from others and it clearly helped me to reach my mark. I highly recommend her 
Ausra Suchodolskyte – Lithuanian

Rachel taught me how to speak Standard English – I’m South African – and I gained English accent acting jobs.. She is very motivating; recognizes what you need to work on & works conscientiously with you to achieve this. She gave me fantastic advice & direction.
Isla Hall, Actress

Rachel is an amazing dialect and accent coach. For example for South African she will offer you 4 different dialects and research another if you need it! She is a natural mimic, so no accent is too difficult and she then analyses it and dissects it to teach you – and it works! Reliable every time, even at short notice, Rachel has helped me many times and I consider her to be the best dialect coach in London. Talullah Sheffield Actress & Casting Director www.talullahsheffield.com

Ava got an EIGHT for speaking !!!! I was flabbergasted ! So many congratulations on your great work !.sending more work your way..  Judith Cronin, IELTS Specialist Exam Tutor  http://www.thetutorpages.com/tutor/judith-ielts-fce-efl-teacher-spanish-tutor-SW-London

I come from Georgia and am delighted with the results. I now communicate much more effectively. I strongly recommend her.
L. C.
City Conference Manager

My son is so much easier to understand & much more confident in himself & that is wonderful to see! You are much appreciated and thank you for all you are doing with him. SM – Mother 


 

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