Teacher Michele S's Page

Price (25 min):

12.50 Coins Book Sessions

* This price is for free conversation lessons.

Rating & Experience:

20501 sessions 8247 Ratings Cancellations: 122 No-show: 2


I tailor each lesson so students use their individual strengths to improve their language skills.

My Master's Degree is in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). I have been teaching with SkimaTalk since 2013.
My students include professionals from a variety of backgrounds. I have experience in test preparation for: TOEFL, IELTS, EIKEN, and GMAT. I have also coached MBA seekers and helped them gain entry into their dream schools abroad (in the US, UK, Spain, and France).
Even if my availability doesn't match yours, please feel free to follow me! I send English tips and interesting facts to my followers occasionally (just click the "follow" button on my profile page).
I wish you the best on your language learning journey.

Teaching Specialty:

Business Skills & Knowledge › Presentation

I have been an independent businessperson as well as a licensed corporate administrator. Additionally, I have some experience as a radio broadcaster. So, I know that WHAT you say and HOW you say it is important. I have done a lot of training, on SkimaTalk as well as in classrooms, or with corporate groups. I can help you level up your presentation: whether it is for a job or school interview, a speech, or even just an important conversation you want to "get right."

Kids › All Ages

My bachelor's of science degree is in child development. I was trained to notice HOW children learn and to teach them using their areas of strength. I taught and worked with children (preschool through high school) for 12 years. I raised three of my own, and I am the grandmother of 20!

English Basics › Pronunciation / Phonics

I have been teaching on-line for several years and have developed a wealth of resources. My resources include business English, real American conversational English, pronunciation and speech resources, as well as test preparation (TOEFL, TOEIC, and ILETS)


1982 - 1983
Moody Bible Institute
Communication › Mass Communication
1995 - 1996
University of La Verne
Education › Child Development (Bachelor)
1997 - 1998
University of Findlay
Education › Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (Master)
Work Experience:
1993 - 1996
Fuller Theological Seminary Education
General Office Clerk
As the Grade Recorder I interpreted Seminary grading policy to students and faculty. I coordinated the collection, entry, and reporting of grades. I also served as the Childcare Management for Commencement, supervising childcare professionals to provide oversight for approximately sixty children each year. I trained staff, and prepared for and managed emergencies and concerns.
1996 - 1997
Danbury State Preschool Education
Teaching Professional
As the Lead Teacher and Site Supervisor I directed two High-Scope instructional programs serving fifty children between the ages of three and five.. I harmonized the efforts of teaching staff, parents, and student volunteers. I also met with parents monthly to discuss their concerns and objectives for their children and to increase their knowledge of child development and help them improve their parenting skills.
1998 - 1999
Century Health Education
Other Professional
As a Youth Specialist I worked with a youth staff of high school volunteers who provided educational experiences for their peers and for younger children on staying alcohol and drug-free., I also directed a program called Helping HAND (Helping Adolescents Needing Direction) which provided resources to children and parents, and also allowed me to be the guest lecturer in several classrooms
1999 - 2012
Lower Valley Hospital Association Healthcare
Managing Director / Executive
As the Director of The Family Treehouse I managed a 24-hour/7 day a week childcare center serving children from infancy through age 12.
2013 - 2021
SkimaTalk Education
Teaching Professional
Working with English language learners of all ages and backgrounds to improve speaking, pronunciation, listening, and understanding of English as a second or foreign language. I customize each student's lesson to fit their interest, skill-level, and needs.
Master's Degree in TESOL and Bilingual Education


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