In One-to-One Sessions, students can work individually with Speech Consultants in private, personalized tutorial sessions throughout the semester. All TfCS Speech Consultants have professional training and advanced degrees in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, or a related field, and many of them teach in the top higher-education institutions in New York City.
One-to-One Sessions focus on the individual needs of each student. Rather than work to eliminate your accent completely, our Speech Consultants will work to improve your overall intelligibility.
In your sessions, you will discuss various aspects of your speech, such as muscle movement, single-sound production, connected speech, thought groups, intonation, and much more. Speech Consultants can also recommend a personalized semester plan for you to stay on track and get the most out of TfCS. This might include regular practice between One-to-One Sessions using Tools To-Go.
Students are urged to make an appointment early in the semester and attend regularly. We strongly recommend signing up for the Oral Communication Video Assessment as soon as possible so that Consultants can have a good idea of your individual challenges and improvement. Though One-to-One Sessions are a terrific way to improve speech clarity, true improvement comes with regular participation in all TfCS services. We regret that we cannot offer as many One-to-One sessions as requested, but we have many other helpful services such as the Focused Skills Series and Overview Workshops that can be equally beneficial.
One-to-One Sessions for students are offered in 30 or 60 minute sessions, by appointment only, and can be booked up to one week in advance.
Students are allowed 60 minutes per week (Mon – Fri), and up to 60 minutes per day. Please visit the Attendance Policy page for additional information.
PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to check your confirmation and reminder emails for the specific location of your appointment.