Our Team

Jane Rupp, Owner & Speech/Accent/Language Trainer

Hello, I’m Jane Rupp, founder of Voices of the World. Thanks for visiting and learning more about what we do.

 

I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in French and Linguistics and a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology. Though I’m certified through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed by the State of Texas as a speech-language pathologist, we do not provide speech therapy services at Voices of the World. My training as a speech therapist was extremely valuable in developing feedback and cueing strategies that get results as well as training plans with solid forward momentum.

 

A French phonetics course I took in college, which was essentially accent reduction for non-native speakers of French, made me fall in love with pronunciation teaching. It was a difficult course, but so rewarding. Studying French and Spanish has helped me understand the challenges my students experience in speaking a foreign language. I’m passionate about empowering my students with knowledge and skills that allow them to communicate easily and effectively in English.

 

When I started teaching many moons ago, I searched for a detailed, thorough training program to use with my students; I found out that such a thing did not exist, so I set out to create it myself. My work evolved into a proprietary training approach, a robust e-learning site that helps speakers improve various communication and an intensive training program for other communication coaches.

 

At Voices of the World, we have now had the joy and privilege of teaching language learners from 49 different countries (and counting!). Beyond pronunciation, we target language skills, cross-cultural understanding, clear and natural speaking patterns (for native speakers), advanced business communication strategy and public speaking skills.

 

My business mission has always been to provide training of the highest quality with a results-oriented mindset. We strive for our students to become as independent as possible with their new skills in the shortest amount of time possible.

 

“Communication- the human connection- is the key to personal and career success.” – Paul J. Meyer

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Certified through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed by the State of Texas as a speech-language pathologist.

JANE RUPP, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech/Accent/Language Trainer

Dominique Vasquez, Speech/Accent/Language Trainer

Dominique Vasquez attended Arizona State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science with a minor in Spanish. She also has a master of science degree from the University of Texas at Dallas in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

 

Being bilingual in Spanish and English has helped Dominique establish an appreciation for other languages and cultures as well as incredible instincts about how to teach in a way that resonates with her students. She is passionate about helping others successfully reach their goals and communicate in a way that makes them feel comfortable and confident.

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Dominique Vasquez

Accent/Language Trainer

Esther Ho, Speech/Accent/Language Trainer

Esther obtained a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan and her Master of Arts in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Western Michigan University.

 

Esther is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese. She is also working on learning Japanese. In her spare time, Esther enjoys acroyoga, reading graphic novels, listening to podcasts, trying new recipes, and continuously learning.

 

Through her study of other languages and pronunciation systems, Esther has developed a keen ear that she uses to give her clients specific, accurate feedback that helps them grow their skills. Her greatest dream helping clients become strong, authentic, confident, effective communicators.

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Esther Ho

Speech/Accent/Language Trainer

Seanne Herbick, Speech/Accent/Language Trainer

Seanne received her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology & Audiology at Loyola University of Maryland and her Master of Education in Speech Pathology at the University of Virginia.

 

Seanne has over 25 years of experience in a wide variety of settings, populations and age groups. Her work in healthcare environments provided her with insight into interpersonal communication skills that she now employs in her training with clients at VOTW. Seanne fosters trust, kindness and relationship building in order to ensure positive outcomes in her training programs. Seanne works with her clients in a partnership to develop personsalized programs that will directly meet their unique communication needs.

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Seanne Herbick

Speech/Accent/Language Trainer

Susan Scheevel, Speech/Accent/Language Trainer

Susan received a Bachelor of Science Degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

 

Susan has 22 years of experience developing individualized plans to help those she works with reach their communication goals. She has a passion for helping people and has strengths in developing positive, collaborative relationships with others. She loves to travel and has lived in the southern, western, and midwestern United States, as well as London, England. Susan has studied French and Spanish and is currently learning Portuguese.

Scheevel, Susan

Susan Scheevel, Speech/Accent/Language Trainer

Speech/Accent/Language Trainer

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