Teacher Serena S's Page

Language Skills

  • English (Australia): Native
  • Japanese: Intermediate
  • French: Elementary

Interests


Price (25 min):

10.00 Coins Book Sessions

* This price is for free conversation lessons.

Rating & Experience:

(4.83)
3120 sessions 1283 Ratings Cancellations: 0 No-show: 0

Introduction:

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 Japan, I visited many places all over Japan including Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and Okinawa. I have also travelled to 54 countries and territories on six continents.

I have been teaching English on SkimaTalk since March 2016 and have taught many students of all 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:

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.

Everyday English › Situational Conversation

Let me know what topic or expertise you would like to be able to talk about well in English. I will help you increase your vocabulary and expressions related to that area.

Résumé:

Education:
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
Legal
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

Rating

Overall: 4.83

Teaching Skill
4.85 (/ 5.00)
Feedback
4.80 (/ 5.00)
Enthusiasm
4.88 (/ 5.00)
Punctuality
4.90 (/ 5.00)
Voice/Video Clarity
4.74 (/ 5.00)

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