Compton PESL Certified Teacher
Hi there! I'm Marissa. I'm a bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist and Certified Compton PESL Instructor. I'm originally from Arizona, where I became bilingual in Spanish. I have experience and training in a variety of languages due to my linguistics background. I specialize in bilingual/multilingual development working with children with communication disorders but I also love helping individuals from other languages learn and speak English more confidently. Being a second language learner myself, I know how difficult it can be to learn all aspects of a language fluently. I also understand not being confident in speaking and wanting to improve those skills.
I use a combination of the Compton and my knowledge of linguistics and your first language to help you achieve your goals. I also focus on other aspects of language that can also impede comprehension including, idioms, prosody, intonation. I also ensure that we are working actively towards your goals so the sessions are both meaningful and get you closer to your goals!
I currently live in Rockford, Michigan with my husband and we will be expecting a new addition to the family in the fall.
How It Works
American Accent Dialect Coaching is an elective service sought by individuals who want to sound more like they are a native American English speaker, by changing or modifying their pronunciation of words in their second language of English. Generally, the main focus of this therapy is learning to correctly pronounce sounds in American English but it can also include understanding idioms and/or confusing terms.
To get started, you simply need to schedule an initial consultation where we discuss the reasons you came to me and goals. The next step would be a comprehensive evaluation to determine your strengths and areas of improvement in English. Last we choose a package session length that will best fit your needs!
The initial consultation is free and involves finding out your goals for your English skills and discussion on how a course would go.
The comprehensive Assessment includes looking at all areas of language and finding your strengths and areas of improvement.
Book Your Lessons
Course lengths vary depending on your goals and the outcomes from your comprehensive assessment. Sessions are currently being held virtually.