Joan Banna

Joan B.

Carmichael, CA

About Joan B.

Joan teaches: Ages 13 and up
Teaching since: September 1995
Last sign in: Within a month


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.

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High school teacher

Sep 1995 - Jun 2012
San Juan Unified School District


BA in Spanish and Teaching Credential

Jan 1968 - Jun 1971
University of California, Berkeley

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


California Secondary Teaching Credential

Jun 1971
UC Berkeley

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

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Wesley B. Feb 18, 2016
Spanish · In studio
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Absolutely AMAZING!
Astrid B. Nov 10, 2015
Spanish · In studio
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