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Joann S


Southern Adventist University
Classical Ancient Mediterranean & Near Eastern Studies & Archaeology
United States
United States

Language Skills

  • English (US): Native
  • Spanish (Latin American): Native
  • German: Intermediate
  • Polish: Elementary
  • Korean: Elementary


Price (25 min):

9.00 Coins

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Rating & Experience:

366 sessions 106 Ratings Cancellations: 1 No-show: 1


I help students feel comfortable and not afraid of practicing English. You can do it! ^.^

***From 2017-06-26, I will not be able to teach on SkimaTalk anymore. I am very sorry about any problems this may bring.
I will miss our lessons. I hope to come back one day. Again, I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
I hope you enjoy your lessons with the other great teachers SkimaTalk has! ^.^ ***

I have taught English for 3+ years in South Korea and 8 months in Poland. I learned a little Korean and Polish, not just to get by, but also to try to understand my students' struggles a little better.
English really is a crazy language. Let me help you (try) to make sense of it and understand it a little better. :)

Teaching Specialty:

Methods & Tools › Video

Let's use YouTube videos to practice your English listening skills! Watch a short video ( <4 minutes) about any topic (i.e. American tipping culture, Daylight Saving Time, American Black Friday, etc.), answer a few questions, and discuss! ^.^

Everyday English › Free Conversation

Let's talk! Let me know what you want to talk about, and I'll prepare more-than-enough for your chosen topic--just let me know what you want to talk about, ok?

English Basics › Pronunciation / Phonics

Go through different sounds of English, practice them as often as you need, and you will sound more like a native speaker! I can help you, if you want to work at it.

Everyday English › Slang

Why do Americans say the things they do? Why is American slang different from British slang? Let's learn and explore together!

English Basics › Accent Reduction

Want to sound like an American? I can help you (and take as much time as you need).

English Basics › General

Let's start from the very beginning . . . Introductions, Speaking about yourself (i.e. job, school, family, likes, dislikes, hobbies, etc.) Speaking, writing, reading, listening, grammar, vocabulary, . . . we can start it all here.


2004 - 2010
Southern Adventist University
Theology › Classical Ancient Mediterranean & Near Eastern Studies & Archaeology (Bachelor)
Work Experience:
2010 - 2013
SDA Language School Education
Teaching Professional
I taught English to students from 5 - 75 years old, all in group classes in 2 cities: Cheonan and Jeju City In the children's classes, I assisted the Korean teacher, providing a model for authentic speech and activities to keep them motivated. In the adult classes; I kept attendance, followed the institute's strict methodology, gave and graded projects, quizzes, and exams, and occasionally introduced self-designed material, when time allowed.
2014 - 2015
English Program in Korea (EPIK) Education
Teaching Professional
I taught English in 5 public schools (2 elementary, 2 middle, and 1 high) in 2 villages in South Korea. I assisted the Korean teachers by setting up activities for the students, in order to motivate them to get excited about English, making learning easier and more fun.
2015 - 2016
School by the Sea Education
Teaching Professional
I taught English to children, teens, and adults in group, small group, and individual classes in Kolobrzeg and Koszalin, Poland. They were from the entire spectrum of English levels (beginner - advanced). I followed textbooks, as well as designed my own teaching materials.
Online 100 hr. course through OnTesol.com
120-hour TEFL course from British Council Krakow; with assignments, lectures, and practice teaching. I taught mono- and multilingual teaching practice classes 10 times (each class = 45 min.) during the 4-week course.


Overall: 4.72

Teaching Skill
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Voice/Video Clarity
4.77 (/ 5.00)

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