Joanna Tarnawa

Joanna T.

Tampa, FL
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hi! My name is Joanna and I am a Native Polish Speaker. I have been living in the USA for over 7 years and have become proficient in the language. I offer lessons in the polish language and ESL. I am also a translator and would love to offer my services in translations from English/Polish or Polish/English. Please contact me to know more about my qualifications.
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Joanna teaches



Joanna delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 2010

Hi! My name is Joanna and I am a Native Polish speaker. I have been living in the USA for over 8 years and I am fluent in the English language. I have been helping children and adults perfect their language abilities for 6 years now. I teach the polish language and ESL. Please contact me to learn more about my qualifications.


Polish Teacher
Aug 2016 - Present
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Teaching students of different levels and proficiencies the polish language. Composing curriculums, tracking progress, explaining grammar and teaching vocabulary.

Jan 2010 - Present

Translating documents, letters, advertisements, websites from English/Polish to Polish/English.

English Teacher in Poland
Nov 2013 - Jun 2015
Private Practice

Teaching English to individuals of varying ages and proficiencies, billing, planning curriculum,managing back-to-back lessons.

Apr 2015 - Apr 2015
Ride with your Mind

Simultaneous translation of horse back riding seminar held in front of an audience. Translating what the speaker was saying,( English to Polish ) and translating the questions of the audience ( Polish to English )

English Teacher
Sep 2013 - Mar 2015
DaVinci Studio

Teaching English to Polish employees working for IT company, planning lessons, work in an office setting, arranging curriculum, interacting with students


Jan 2017 - Present
University of South Florida


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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18 Reviews

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Georgene M. May 14, 2019
Polish · Online

I am very pleased. Joanna is enthusiastic, encouraging yet easygoing. I did not feel rushed. And mostly I didn’t feel stupid.

Anna K. Feb 11, 2019
Polish · Online

Joanna is wonderful! She is very easy to work with, positive and organized. I always look forward to our lessons.

Gabriela Dec 11, 2018
Polish · Online

Joanna really knows her subject and clearly enjoys sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge. She is well-prepared, organized and does everything to make you feel pleasant during the class. Her English and Polish skills are impeccable! I definitely recommend working with James!

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Jonathan Oct 14, 2018
Polish · Online

Joanna is a wonderful teacher. She is patient, and really took the time with me to get the pronunciations correct.

Annabelle K. Sep 16, 2018
Polish · Online

This year I decided to make a change in the way my daughter practices the Polish language...traditionally she had been going to a “Polish school”. She was in a class size of 20kids and I was concerned she was not getting the verbal practice that she needed. So this school year I decided to think outside the box and hire Joanna. We just finished our first lesson and I know we made the right choice!
My daughter is actually excited to learn polish outside the traditional “Polish school” classroom now. ;)
Joanna assessed her level by playing a quick game of “what do you see in this picture” making it as enjoyable as possible to assess her level.
We are both happy to have Joanna and look forward to more sessions.

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Agnes K. Jun 24, 2018
Polish · Online

Excellent instructor! She's thorough, organized, flexible and patient with my kids (ages 13 and 10). Highly recommend!

Bert Jun 11, 2018
Polish · Online

Impeccable, awesome, the best!

Erika Jun 1, 2018
Polish · Online

This is my first ever attempt to learn Polish, and Joanna has been an amazing instructor. I'm learning, I'm retaining, I'm understanding! I'm so happy to be working with Joanna :)

Dave May 20, 2018
Polish · Online

I've had three lessons so far and Joanna has been great. She's thorough, organized, patient, personable and fluent in both Polish and English. I was skeptical about getting lessons on-line but its been really good.

Margaret R. Mar 7, 2018
Polish · Online

Joanna is knowledgeable, clear and patient. I look forward to our next lesson!

Karolina .. Feb 16, 2018
Polish · Online

Really great instructor. She took the time to assess my skill level and then jumped right in, adapting expertly to my needs. We got a lot done in the class and looking forward to the next one.

Steve Nov 24, 2017
Polish · Online

Joanna is a fantastic Polish teacher and very patient!

Avery T. Aug 16, 2017
Polish · Online

Joanna has been wonderful with my 7 year old. She's always prompt, prepared and, most importantly for my daughter, friendly and engaging. She has been lovely and easy to work with.

Ben Jul 5, 2017
Polish · Online

Great 1st lesson

Stacy May 4, 2017
Polish · Online

So great, she explains things clearly and moves you through step by step. Great because she builds on the knowledge I already have.

Jenny M. Mar 7, 2017
Polish · Online

Very responsible, on time to our online classes, explains material well, friendly, patient.

Mahala & Franciszka R. Jan 8, 2017
Polish · Online

Joanna was super great with my girls. They loved learning. Due to my youngest age (6) her attention span was not the greatest, However, Joanna turned it around each time it looked we were going to loose my young one.They are looking forward to next lesson.

yan Sep 10, 2016
Polish · Online

Joanna is a fantastic teacher,my son still wants to learn polish,now more then before

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