Naomi is simply wonderful! She helped me not only with the physical details of accurate pronunciation, but also helped me learn and understand the cultural differences that affect peoples' perception of my speech. Yesterday I gave a ten minute presentation and asked a friend to record it so that I could hear myself talking, and the difference between yesterday and a talk I gave 6 months ago (and also have on video) is amazing! I highly recommend working with Naomi if you feel like communication is an important part of your work or even if you feel the need for clearer communication in your day to day life.
-Practitioner or Chinese Medicine, Beer Sheva, Israel
“Working together on my accent with Naomi was a wonderful and constructive experience. Excellent results. I recommended 100 %”
- CEO, New Haven, native Spanish speaker
“This is a really helpful course. Naomi is definitely an expert in the field. She has helped me improve my pronunciation (vowels and consonants), fluent speaking (linking and intonation), and more. She is also an expert with interview preparation and helped me prepare for my job interview. I really appreciate it. I've already completed two 12-session packages, and I'm hoping to complete one more 12-session package. Really helpful!” - Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University, native Chinese speaker
“Naomi presented a workshop on American English Accent and Pronunciation last spring. It was a good introduction to accent reduction and phonetics. The presentation was well attended and well received. We are looking forward to Naomi's next workshop, and to working with her again!”
- Adult Literacy Services Coordinator, New Haven Public Library
"Naomi has worked closely with my daughter for over a year in preparation for her bat mitzvah. As a parent, I have greatly appreciated Naomi's professionalism, flexibility, clear communication and feedback, reliability, kindness, follow-up, and—importantly—her general demeanor. It is obvious that Naomi loves her work and is eminently qualified to do it. My daughter's progress with Naomi—in both technical Hebrew and general confidence with the language—cannot be overstated. She has felt guided and encouraged throughout the relationship. Perhaps most tellingly, she has asked to continue her work with Naomi after the bat mitzvah. I am not certain that higher praise exists."
- Hebrew student/parent, Ipswich, MA
"Naomi has been a volunteer tutor with Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven for the past three years. Naomi is professional, knowledgeable and dedicated to the cause of Literacy Volunteers. Her lessons are well planned and include a variety of activities to help non-native speakers improve their English language skills. As an accent specialist, Naomi also incorporates accent and pronunciation activities into her lessons. Our students frequently express their appreciation to Naomi for all she teaches them. As the ESL coordinator, I too appreciate all Naomi does for her students and for our organization."
- ESL Coordinator, Literacy Volunteers at Gateway, New Haven, CT
"I can’t say enough wonderful things about our experience working with Naomi. Naomi prepared my son, and daughter for their Bar and Bat Mitzvah. Prior to meeting with Naomi, neither spoke any Hebrew. This was a tall task, but with a lot of hard work, my kids read from the Torah with perfection! Naomi was very patient, kind and compassionate throughout the process. Naomi sets high, but not unreasonable standards and gives the tools to succeed. She was able to motivate, as well as customize lessons. Naomi clearly has a passion for teaching, and any student of hers is in the best of hands!"
- Hebrew student/parent, Beverly, MA