Joan Banna

Joan B.

Carmichael, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am highly skilled and qualified to teach all levels of Spanish after having taught high school Spanish for 18 years. With beginning students I begin with pronunciation and greetings, introductions and essential vocabulary and work in conjunction with the textbook they are using to practice and reinforce the concepts presented in the classroom. With the more advanced students we work on conversation, grammar, reading comprehension and refining all elements of the language. I tailor the lesson to fit each student's needs, interests/goals and any textbook they may be using.

About Joan B.

I have 18 years experience teaching high school Spanish and have lived and worked in Spain. I am a UC Berkeley graduate with a minor in Italian. My passion is the study of foreign languages. I have also studied French and Arabic and am able to understand the difficulties of language learning from both the student and teacher's perspective. I am adept at explaining concepts in a clear and concise manner and targeting the student's specific difficulties. Students have found my tutoring helpful in improving their performance on tests, increasing their ability to comprehend and respond in Spanish and/or developing conversational Spanish when traveling to a Spanish-speaking country. I can provide the student with useful classroom strategies and study skills to make language learning easy and fun at all levels.

Check out my TakeLessons blogs:

http://takelessons.com/blog/Spanish-class-secrets-z03
http://takelessons.com/blog/study-spanish-in-free-time-z03
http://takelessons.com/blog/Spanish-classes-vs-tutoring-z03
http://takelessons.com/blog/degree-in-Spanish-z03
http://takelessons.com/blog/learn-spanish-with-guilty-pleasures-z03
http://takelessons.com/blog/save-money-in-spain-z03

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Randy
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Que bueno.

Posted Dec 22, 2017
Wesley B.
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Absolutely AMAZING!

Posted Feb 18, 2016
Astrid B.
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Outstanding

Posted Nov 10, 2015

Experience

High school teacher
Sep 1995 - Jun 2012

San Juan Unified School District

Education

BA in Spanish and Teaching Credential
Jan 1968 - Jun 1971

University of California, Berkeley

Languages

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

California Secondary Teaching Credential
Jun 1971

UC Berkeley

I am certified to teach Spanish in grades 7 through 12.

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