Teacher Serena S's Page

Price (25 min):

13.00 Coins Book Sessions

* This price is for free conversation lessons.

Rating & Experience:

8648 sessions 3464 Ratings Cancellations: 0 No-show: 1


Business English, IELTS Preparation, VERSANT practice and Everyday English - Free Conversation

Hello, my name is Serena and I am Australian. I live in Adelaide, which is the capital city of South Australia. I have a passion for learning and teaching foreign languages and have studied both French and Japanese at school and university. I hold the degree of Master of Teaching English as a Second Language from Flinders University in Adelaide.

I lived in Tokyo, Japan for about nine years and worked at a large corporate law firm called Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu for most of that time. While living in Tokyo, I visited many places all over Japan including Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and Okinawa. I have also travelled to 57 countries and territories and all seven continents.

I have been teaching English on SkimaTalk since 2016 and have taught many students of all ages, levels and abilities. I look forward to helping you improve your English language skills and abilities on SkimaTalk, and seeing you achieve your goals in English. Speak soon!

Teaching Specialty:

Other › Other

I have extensive knowledge and experience in legal English.

Test Prep › Other

I can help you practice and prepare for your online VERSANT test.

Everyday English › Free Conversation

I can provide a wide range of interesting topics for us to talk about in our free conversation sessions to help improve and challenge your speaking skills.

Test Prep › IELTS

I can help you practice and prepare for your IELTS speaking and writing tests.

Business English Basics › General

I teach all levels of business English from beginners to advanced.


1993 - 1995
University of Adelaide
Foreign Languages › Japanese (Bachelor)
1994 - 1997
University of Adelaide
Law › Law (Bachelor)
2014 - 2015
Flinders University of South Australia
English / English Literature › MA TESOL (Master)
Work Experience:
1998 - 2000
NOVA Education
Teaching Professional
English Language Instructor in Tokyo, Japan - Teaching conversational English lessons to Japanese adults; selecting, planning and conducting lessons; monitoring student performance and reporting on student progress; performing demonstration lessons and level assessments for new or potential students; maintaining a clean, comfortable and welcoming environment
2000 - 2008
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu Professional, Scientific and Technical Service
English Legal Editor in Tokyo, Japan - Reviewing, editing and proofreading all kinds of legal documents prepared by Japanese corporate lawyers for international clients wishing to set up companies and branch offices in Japan; translating Japanese emails and notices into English for non-Japanese speaking attorneys and staff members working at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Japan's biggest law firm


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