Before joining the Accent’s Way team, Jelena worked as an online teaching assistant in a Japanese high school and then as a tutor in a Chinese online school where she taught children aged 4-16.
While she was a student in Hadar’s Accent Makeover course she fell in love with the sounds of English. “Spoken English quickly became a passion of mine, which made me want to help others gain clarity and confidence in their day-to-day lives,” says Jelena. Seeing her progress and natural ability to detect subtle nuances in speech patterns, Hadar invited her to join her team of coaches.
Jelena brings compassion and clarity to her work with students, and successfully helps them reach their goals with confidence.
Having come across Hadar’s YouTube channel and joined the Facebook community in 2018, Sergey keeps staying an active member there, and a student of the Accent Makeover program.
His passion for English has led him on his journey from a passive content learner to a confident English speaker and employee. This path has taught Sergey unexpected truths, helped to connect with people from all around the world, and opened amazing possibilities in life.
In his free time, he genuinely enjoys being outdoors and exploring nature, reading self-development and sci-fi books, and watching good movies in English.
Amr sees the English language as a bridge allowing people to connect and communicate. With that thought he started hosting Speaking Club meetings in the InFluency community.
With his passion for communicating with people around the world and his interest in technology, he found the best of both worlds in Beyond.
Originally from Mexico, Karen is part of our customer support team. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications. After graduation, Karen worked as a bilingual customer service representative for AT&T. This gave her the opportunity to communicate and improve her English skills. While living in the US for three years she worked as a hotel receptionist and personal assistant at an English Academy in New York City. She has also been a freelance writer in marketing and sales. Interacting with our members makes Karen’s day as she joyfully and adeptly helps them resolve any issue.
Natalie is a speech-language pathologist and pronunciation coach specializing in the Standard American Dialect. Originally from Los Angeles, she moved to Israel in 2016 and has been working as an accent coach with Accent’s Way since.
She has been helping people improve their spoken English and improve their confidence when speaking English.
Niko is an Israeli-born American actress, writer, and coach. She started her career as an actress on the New York stage and continues to work internationally in TV & film. As a non-native speaker, she has worked with dozens of students and is passionate about simplifying the nuances of speech, and sharing with students everything she has learned on her own journey.
Her knowledge and experience in acting, the American accent, and business, help her students reach the results they’re after in their personal lives and careers, and help their overall mindset and confidence.
Daniela was born and raised in Bulgaria, but has been living in the United States since 2002. She has a BA in Journalism from the University of Minnesota and is currently working on her Master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in the University of San Francisco. She is also a proud member of Hadar’s English Teachers Academy. Last year Daniela took Accent Makeover and describes it as a turning point in her English pronunciation and her career. Seeing her impeccable and sensitive work and commitment, Hadar was excited to invite her to join her team of coaches.
Marcela has been an English teacher for 25+ years and she’s been in love with the language since day one. Marcela is passionate about using her knowledge and experience to help students feel more and more empowered when interacting in English, improve their fluency, and even get to enjoy the process.
After being an invaluable part of the InFluency Community and the Accent Makeover program, Marcela was invited to join Hadar’s team of coaches. Marcela’s students praised her ability to help them gain true confidence in English speaking.
Daniel is a non-native English speaker who has successfully mastered the Accent Makeover Program. He was inspired by the way how English pronunciation can be taught and decided to follow in Hadar’s footsteps. Being talented at hearing small nuances in speech and explaining the challenges in a clear way has given him the opportunity to work as a pronunciation mentor.
His passion for helping people in achieving their fluency goals allows him to guide students through the right path by giving them detailed feedback based on their needs. Getting to know new people from around the world has been a true gift to him. He is fully committed to keeping on serving them as a mentor since he found teaching pronunciation another great motivator for their personal development and life.
Marwa has always been fascinated about “the sounds of English” and the way they are articulated. Her passion is rooted in her early childhood when she started learning about sounds in a book named “Super Spelling.”
Later on, and driven by her passion, she immersed herself in the language and became an active member in the English Teachers Academy. Being an avid contributor to the community, and by helping Hadar with one of her philanthropic services, Marwa was invited to join the magnificent Accent’s Way team.
Marwa believes that English is an empowering tool that can help anyone reach their wildest dreams. She believes that teaching is not just about delivering information, it’s all about building relationships and having an impact on other people’s lives.
Christina found inspiration to teach after her own experiences learning Spanish and German. Her year in Germany learning the language and obtaining a C1 certificate from the University of Eichstaett influenced her decision to get a BA in linguistics and TESOL certificate in her home state at the University of Florida.
She understands the challenges a foreign speaker faces, which ultimately led her to become a pronunciation coach and assist others to succeed in speaking the English language with fluency. Her main belief and teaching philosophy is that pronunciation can and should be learned in a clear, fun, and engaging way.
Deepika is an English Language Teacher with about 7 years experience in the industry. She has an MA in TESOL from Columbia University in New York, and a CELTA teaching certificate.
She truly believes that English belongs to the world and to YOU. In her free time, she loves reading, listening to podcasts, and baking.
Kayla is a pronunciation coach from upstate New York who fell in love with the art of the spoken word after mastering her Spanish accent through the study of phonetics and phonology. This motivated her to guide others in experiencing that same sense of accomplishment in her native language of English. She completed her BA in Spanish and International Development Studies in New York and went on to receive her MA in International Cooperation for Development from the oldest university in Spain.
Kayla currently remains in Spain and is passionate about sharing her love of language with her students while inspiring them to appreciate all of the nuances of not only English, but of their native languages as well.
Born and raised in the Deep South of the United States, Chris always wondered to himself why he didn’t sound the same as his classmates. He could pick up on the subtle differences in the way his parents spoke to him in private versus how they addressed their friends. This curiosity would follow him to college where he learned he had a knack for helping his classmates with their Spanish pronunciation homework.
Nearly a decade later, he now embraces the fact that he will always be an eternal student. “Helping a student to master a new sound is probably the closest I’ll ever be to conducting a symphony. I can assure you that it’s music to my ears,” he says.