Teacher Shannon O'Brien's Page

Language Skills

  • English (US): Native
  • Spanish: Native
  • Portuguese: Advanced

Interests


Price (25 min):

14.00 Coins Book Sessions

* This price is for free conversation lessons.

Rating & Experience:

(4.89)
5558 sessions 1664 Ratings Cancellations: 4 No-show: 4

Introduction:

My specialities are writing, grammar and fun, interesting conversation!

Hello! My name is Shannon. I'm from the U.S. and have been teaching English since 2009. I've taught in Japan, Mexico, Korea, Brazil, Colombia, Saudi Arabia and Spain.

I'm a TEFL-certified teacher with a BA Spanish, an MA in International Education and another MA in School Management.

I'm passionate about teaching and can help you improve your speaking, listening, conversation, writing and pronunciation skills--even your test-taking and interview skills, as well! I love helping students to achieve confidence, fluency and accuracy in English and I really enjoy explaining grammar in new ways that help students understand better!

I love traveling, sports, dance, languages, psychology, learning new things, meeting new people and discussing anything from social lives and weekend plans all the way to history, politics, religion and cultures.

I feel lucky to work with so many incredible students on SkimaTalk. My favorite parts of teaching are seeing my students improve and getting to know new people from different backgrounds with unique ideas to share. I'm looking forward to getting to know you and helping you reach your goals in English!

Teaching Specialty:

Business Skills & Knowledge › Interview Skills

I have worked with many students on MBA applications, from essay-writing to interviews, with great success. I have lots of helpful tips I can share with you!

Topics › Discussion

Learning English through discussion is one of my favorite strategies (both when I'm a student and when I'm a teacher). Talking about different topics introduces loads of new vocabulary and helps improve fluency skills!

Business English Basics › General

I have taught English in many companies to people of all different levels. I can help company employees improve their overall English related to whatever their field is.

Topics › News Articles

I love teaching through News Articles. They are practical and students can practice pronunciation, increase vocabulary and enjoy some free talk about the new, interesting topics!

Writing › Essay Writing

I love writing and have taught many English writing classes. Sometimes it can be very detailed work but it's a great way to practice English! I can help students find structure, grammatical consistency, a broader range of vocabulary and flow in their writing!

Writing › Email Writing

Emails are a very practical tool and use a specific set of language. I am good at helping students keep their emails concise and accurate--a very helpful tool in the business world today!

Writing › General

I love writing and have taught many English writing classes. Sometimes it can be very detailed work but it's a great way to practice English! I can help students find structure, grammatical consistency, a broader range of vocabulary and flow in their writing!

Everyday English › Free Conversation

I love studying all kinds of topics and I have taught many specialized classes. I can talk to students about a wide range of interesting topics so that classes with always be fun and exciting!

Everyday English › General

I have studied foreign languages, too, and lived in many different countries. I understand the types of language my students will need when they speak to foreigners and I can help them practice it!

English Basics › Grammar

I love teaching and studying languages so I love grammar! I am able to explain difficult-to-understand grammar to my students in new ways so that they can finally feel comfortable with it. Then we practice, practice, practice!

Résumé:

Education:
2008 - 2010
Cleveland State University
Foreign Languages › Spanish (Bachelor)
2019 - 2020
Universidad De Alcalá De Henares
Education › International Education (Master)
2020 - 2020
Universidad De Alcalá De Henares
Education › School Management (Master)
Certifications:
2017
TEFL
120-hour course in Teaching English as a Foreign Language with International TEFL Teacher Training. Grade received: A.

Rating

Overall: 4.89

Teaching Skill
4.92 (/ 5.00)
Feedback
4.92 (/ 5.00)
Enthusiasm
4.89 (/ 5.00)
Punctuality
4.92 (/ 5.00)
Voice/Video Clarity
4.82 (/ 5.00)

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