Bob is an American accent coach and English as a second language tutor, born and raised in Northern California, with over 18 years of experience teaching in person and online to nationalities around the world.
He holds a B.A. in foreign language with a strong emphasis in linguistics from San Francisco State University, California, U.S.A. Early in his career, he taught at Fast Forward Language Institute, São Paulo, Brazil and, more recently, worked as a language specialist for a prominent online accent reduction company based in New York.
Having learned what he could from those experiences, he now works freelance, cutting out the middleman and bringing personalized and affordable American accent training lessons directly to the language learner. Students can expect to have a teacher who is committed to helping them succeed.
To help you take the first step, Bob offers a Trial Class. It is an opportunity for you and him to meet online for a friendly chat, answer your questions, and allow him to assess your English-speaking skills. Then, if you wish to continue, you can work together to select the best English lesson plan for you.
“Amazing discussions, Bob! I got new words and idioms. Thank you so much and see you soon.”
Hasan, Business Analyst - Saudi Arabia
“I really enjoyed the lesson! Robert was professional, friendly and patient. I had a great time. Looking forward to more sessions.”
Peizhu, Teacher - China
“It was a fun session, and I was comfortable with talking with Bob. He is a nice teacher. He corrected some errors I made grammatically by using a message column. I could review them after the session. I'm looking forward to learning with him.”
MK, Doctor - Japan
“I thank you for your excellent explanation about differences in 'ed' pronunciations. I enjoyed the session very much!”
George Shalom, Engineer - UAE
“Robert is very easy-going and helpful. The trial session is balanced between student's speaking and teacher's reviewing. He is not a pushy or bossy teacher as he keeps appraising and encouraging students... In short, Robert is a polite, patient, and great teacher.”
Sophia Jin, Social Worker - China