Joanna Tarnawa
Tampa, FL
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Joanna Tarnawa

Joanna T.

Tampa, FL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I help you master the Polish Language. If you are intimidated by the thought of beginning this learning journey, DON'T be! We take complex concepts and break them down to the simplest form. That way we build your Polish knowledge in the fastest, most effective way possible. I have years of experience in teaching this language and I've helped others just like you, go from beginner to fluent. The quicker we start the journey, the faster you will reach mastery! Let's get started today!

About Joanna T.

If you want results in your Polish Speaking Abilities, you have come to the right place! My curriculum is verified to help you understand Polish and Communicate Comfortably. No more confusion. No more being left out of Polish conversations. Just a sure and simple way of learning that will allow you to feel limitless in your ability to communicate in Polish. Book Lessons now!


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33 Reviews
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Excited for more lessons

Posted Jul 7, 2021
Georgene M.
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Best Ever

Posted Mar 2, 2021
Anthony G.
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Great instructor, learned a lot in my first lesson that has already made things a lot easier to understand. Looking forward to the next.

Posted Feb 16, 2021
Anne K.
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Joanna is great. Definitely helping me learn in a fun, interactive, no pressure way. Very encouraging teacher!

Posted Oct 13, 2020
Shelby & Brianna D.
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my daughter was very pleased with her first lesson!

Posted Aug 6, 2020
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Every class flies by! Joanna makes learning fun and exciting!

Posted Jun 2, 2020
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I'm literally blown away by her professionalism and effectiveness!!

Posted May 15, 2020
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So far, I have had one class and I love it! She explains things so well and has tricks to help me memorize rules.

Posted May 4, 2020
Kathy O.
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We bought 20 sessions with Joanna to start with. My two daughters just had their 1st lessons with her and they love her! Joanna made it fun and easy to correctly pronounce words and remember things. I feel like they already learned a lot in their first session. Even I learned a new word sitting in on the lesson and I consider myself fluent in Polish. They worked on grammar and Joanna showed my daughters an easy trick to remember how to properly conjugate verbs. It's like a light came on in my daughters' heads and they both said, "that makes sense." It just clicked. I love Joanna's strategy and visuals. She's great!

Posted Mar 9, 2020
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My husband and I are taking lessons together with Joanna online and have learned a ton in a short time.

Posted Feb 11, 2020
Joanne B.
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My lesson was great! In just 45 minutes, I feel like I made real headway. From zero to Dzien Dobry.

Posted Feb 10, 2020
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Joanna is amazing! She’s so knowledgeable and breaks things down in a way i can understand! I can’t wait for my next lesson!

Posted Oct 4, 2019
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I have had a few lessons now and enjoyed learning with Joanna. She is knowledgeable and patient. I was able to identify areas that I needed to work on with the Polish language because of her.

Posted Sep 20, 2019
Bridget M.
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Very pleased with my lessons thus far! Joanna is well-organized and an extremely engaging teacher. Her approach makes you feel confident and I look forward to all I will be able to learn!

Posted Jun 7, 2019
Georgene M.
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I am very pleased. Joanna is enthusiastic, encouraging yet easygoing. I did not feel rushed. And mostly I didn’t feel stupid.

Posted May 14, 2019
Anna K.
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Joanna is wonderful! She is very easy to work with, positive and organized. I always look forward to our lessons.

Posted Feb 11, 2019
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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!

Posted Dec 11, 2018
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Joanna is a wonderful teacher. She is patient, and really took the time with me to get the pronunciations correct.

Posted Oct 14, 2018
Annabelle K.
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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.

Posted Sep 16, 2018
Agnes K.
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Excellent instructor! She's thorough, organized, flexible and patient with my kids (ages 13 and 10). Highly recommend!

Posted Jun 24, 2018
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Impeccable, awesome, the best!

Posted Jun 11, 2018
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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 :)

Posted Jun 1, 2018
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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.

Posted May 20, 2018
Margaret R.
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Joanna is knowledgeable, clear and patient. I look forward to our next lesson!

Posted Mar 7, 2018
Karolina ..
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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.

Posted Feb 16, 2018
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Joanna is a fantastic Polish teacher and very patient!

Posted Nov 24, 2017
Avery T.
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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.

Posted Aug 16, 2017
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Great 1st lesson

Posted Jul 5, 2017
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So great, she explains things clearly and moves you through step by step. Great because she builds on the knowledge I already have.

Posted May 4, 2017
Jenny M.
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Very responsible, on time to our online classes, explains material well, friendly, patient.

Posted Mar 7, 2017
Mahala & Franciszka R.
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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.

Posted Jan 8, 2017
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Joanna is a fantastic teacher,my son still wants to learn polish,now more then before

Posted Sep 10, 2016
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Posted Nov 15, 2019

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Polish Teacher
Aug 2016 - Present

Take Lessons

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 - Dec 2020

University of South Florida

Jan 2017 - Jan 2020

University of South Florida



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