Joy Binns

Joy B.

Fayetteville, AR
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Beginner, Intermediate
As a fervent learner of Spanish since 2007, I have developed a sincere heart & successful process for teaching this language. I am super passionate seeing my students have that "aha" moment! I love engaging with my students with personalized lessons, that I adapt from a specific curriculum (Puntos de Partido) and then tweak it to meet your particular needs. All ages that I've taught have benefited from my animated and motivating approach. Come learn & speak Spanish with me!

About Joy B.

Want to learn to speak Spanish? Sign ASL? I would love to be a part of your journey! I am a patient, and friendly person, who is passionate about language learning!

SPANISH: I use my own personal learning experience mixed with a communicative approach to create a teaching method for my Spanish students. My Spanish teaching method focuses on the development of these four skills: speaking, listening, reading, and then writing. Do you have specific goals? Great! Or are you learning just to be able to speak any and all that you can? Awesome! I teach beginner and intermediate and am a conversation partner and tutor for students more advanced! Also be prepared to be challenged to get involved with the Latin American culture around you!

ASL: My lessons will give you a strong foundation in Sign, and then a few training wheels until you feel confident in what you know, and can converse about various real-life topics. My teaching method utilizes much of Deaf professor Dr. Bill Vicars' approach--with signed conversation in each lesson beginning with high frequency concepts. Each lesson is full of new signs, grammar, conversation, Deaf culture tidbits, and more.

About me:
I fell in love with language when in 2010 I lived, studied, and worked abroad in Colombia, South America. There I studied Spanish, worked with Deaf students, and taught Spanish speakers English. It was such an enriching experience that upon returning to the USA, I decided to fully surround myself with culturally diverse individuals and continue my learning journey.

One of the major differences between learning a language in a classroom and having a personal instructor is that one-on-one help you will receive --- specific to your level, learning style, and language goals. I will help you stop feeling nervous, renew your motivation, and get you communicating in a new language in no time!!

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Posted Feb 10, 2020
Jordan R.
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LOVE her format!

Posted Jan 17, 2020
April W.

Wonderful experience! The content was perfect and the pace was just right for beginners. Joy presented to our team of 12 and I've already received feedback from most of them with rave reviews. Thanks so much!

Posted Dec 9, 2019
John
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Posted Dec 5, 2019
Bryan
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First lesson was great! Joy is very knowledgeable and tailored the class to the pace needed for me. I look forward to continuing to learn from her.

Posted Oct 17, 2019
Christy
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Joy accurately assessed our daughter’s abilities and catered each lesson to engage, as well as challenge her. Our daughter enjoyed her online sessions, where she not only gained conversation experience, but also expanded her vocabulary and conjugational skills. She will be starting this school year with greater confidence in her Spanish class. Thank you so much for all your help, Joy, and we look forward to more lessons with you!

Posted Aug 24, 2019
Josh R.
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Posted Aug 5, 2019
Maya B.
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I just had my first lesson on TakeLessons and couldn't have picked a better instructor. Joy moves at a pace well-suited to my current comprehension of ASL and pays attention to every aspect of how I'm signing in order to help me improve. Loved it!

Posted Aug 1, 2019
Molly S.
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Posted Jul 24, 2019
Allison V.
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Posted Jul 17, 2019
Sophia D.
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Joy is a joy!
My daughter is a complete novice. Joy communicated nearly daily, prior to the lesson. The lesson itself was tailored to meet the exact needs of my daughter, which Joy knew because she asked all the right questions before the start of their time together.
Highly recommend!

Posted Jun 25, 2019
Bill R.
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I new some asl, sign language. I was searching for someone to teach me more one on one . I found joy through take lessons.com .. joy and I have been working together couple months now. I give joy 5 stars , and wish I could give her 10 stars . She is great . She’s very patient. I look forward to her classes every week . Bill Robles.

Posted Jun 25, 2019
Diana D.
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I thoroughly enjoyed the lesson. I know that Joy will help prepare me for my first Spanish class.

Posted Jun 25, 2019
John
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Posted May 30, 2019
Kate
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Posted May 27, 2019
Sharon R.
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Posted May 7, 2019
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Posted Apr 1, 2019
Jordan
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Posted Feb 27, 2019
Elena
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Posted Feb 22, 2019
Christopher
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Joy is amazing! I immediately felt comfortable talking to her and learning. Plus I learned so much from the very first lesson. She's a wonderful teacher.

Posted Jan 25, 2019
Caitlin
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Joy was really nice and she helped me a lot.

Posted Jan 22, 2019
Molly S.
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Posted Jan 16, 2019
Allison V.
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Posted Jan 8, 2019
Samantha C.
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Joy was a lovely instructor to work with! She was clear in her communication, and easy to work with. :-)

Posted Oct 31, 2018
Sharon R.
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Working with Joy makes me excited to study and challenge myself. i have never felt this confident in my ability to learn a new language. Joy is so friendly and patient that it is a stress free and fun learning experience each week. I couldnt be happier to have her as my teacher. I highly recommend working with her!

Posted Oct 26, 2018
Miamun A.
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Posted Oct 12, 2018
Alexus
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Posted Oct 2, 2018
Laura Netherlin
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Joy is great! I enjoy learning Spanish with her. She is very patient and encouraging. :)

Posted Sep 7, 2018
Royan G.
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Posted Aug 28, 2018
Mandy
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Thank you! Great lesson today!

Posted Aug 17, 2018
Jasmin W.
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Posted Aug 9, 2018
Christa
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Posted Aug 3, 2018
Andy
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Posted Jul 26, 2018
Grace
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She was a great teacher and I have no bad experiences!

Posted Jul 10, 2018
Nicholas T.
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Posted Jun 28, 2018
Allison V.
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Posted Jun 22, 2018
Heather
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Posted Jun 22, 2018
Kate
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Joy is an amazing and patient teacher!

Posted Jun 14, 2018
Christie H.
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Very friendly and patient, explains things well and in an easy manner

Posted Jun 6, 2018
Donna W.
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Joy was great. She understood my situation and focused on basics and then the phrases and words I wanted to know. I was nervous for the first lesson, but it went really well.

Posted Jun 4, 2018
Donna W.
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Posted Jun 4, 2018
Annapurna K.
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It was great! You're really easy to talk to to!

Posted Jun 1, 2018
Kate
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Posted May 31, 2018
Chrissy
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Very attentive and encouraging! make the first session very comfortable and easy going yet fun! especially for an early morning lesson. So excited for the next class.

Posted May 29, 2018
Elizabeth
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My younger sister was diagnosed with a disorder that is causing her hearing to go. Thank you for helping me through this process of learning ASL. Having the ability to communicate with my sister has made her transistion easier.I have a long way to go but am excited about the results.

Posted May 22, 2018
Maria
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Whew! Another great lesson with Joy! There's so much to learn and I am grateful she is so patient with me!

Posted May 11, 2018
Margaret H.
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Joy es excelente. She works well with my disabilily(blind) and is very patient with me.

Posted Apr 23, 2018
Chelsea H.
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I just finished lesson three and I feel I have learned so much! Joy is a wonderful instructor and is very patient and helpful. I couldn't have chosen a better tutor!

Posted Apr 20, 2018
Kendall G.
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Posted Apr 20, 2018
Margaret H.
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Joy was wonderful! I am completely blind And she was very patient and understanding with me. She went over everything completely and I truly enjoyed working with her

Posted Apr 20, 2018
Nikki
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Joy has helped my daughter bring her grade up from an F to a High B.

Posted Apr 12, 2018
Chelsea H.
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Posted Apr 6, 2018
Maria
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I've only started with my class but I can already tell Joy is very professional and knowledgeable of what she does! She listens and accommodates all questions! I can't wait for my next class!

Posted Mar 30, 2018
Maria
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Posted Mar 30, 2018
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Posted Mar 28, 2018
Sriya R.
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Posted Mar 28, 2018
Alexus
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Joy has been such a wonderful instructor! I started a couple month lesson plan with her and ended up continuing on form many many months after because she is so great. I'm learning a ton of stuff and it's so convenient and fun that I keep the motivation to keep going. She's super friendly and understanding.

Posted Mar 28, 2018
Juliet
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Posted Mar 26, 2018
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Posted Mar 23, 2018
Johannah
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Posted Mar 19, 2018
Nikki
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She has really helped my daughter. And is very patient. Veronica has brought her grade up from an F to a high C in just a few weeks.

Posted Mar 15, 2018
Ryan M.
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Posted Mar 15, 2018
Miamun A.
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I am getting more confident with her classes. Shes a very patient teacher as well!

Posted Mar 9, 2018
Katie F.
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Posted Feb 26, 2018
Dana
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Joy was absolutely wonderful to work with. She is patient and encouraging. She is also very clear in her instruction.

Posted Feb 15, 2018
Jacqueline
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Posted Feb 2, 2018
Suzanne T.
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Joy was great! I was nervous my first lesson, but she helped me feel really comfortable. I am so happy that I chose her for an instructor, and can't wait to continue with our lessons.

Posted Jan 30, 2018
Suzanne T.
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Loved Joy! She was sooo nice. I feel really comfortable with her and look forward to learning more.

Posted Jan 30, 2018
Mandy
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What a great experience! My husband and I are taking the online class together and Joy modified the course for our needs. We are both highly impressed with Joy's teaching skills.

Posted Jan 26, 2018
Carol
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Joy, is an outstanding teacher. She designs each class thoughtfully and in line with the students needs. I have completely appreciated and enjoyed our classes. She has helped me get past the learning curve issues I have been having.
She is kind, patient, and encouraging.

Posted Jan 25, 2018
Christie H.
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Joy has a variety of creative teaching methods. She is very well-organized and an excellent communicator. She provides helpful feedback to me on my daughter's progress and performance. Joy puts a lot of time and effort into teaching ASL, and it shows in the quality of her lessons.

Posted Jan 24, 2018
Arun
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Awesome

Posted Jan 13, 2018
Susan A.
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Joy is an outstanding teacher. She's warm and engaging, moves at whatever pace suits the student, and comes to each session armed with a great sense of humor. I highly recommend her as a teacher.

Posted Dec 13, 2017
Jasmin W.
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So much fun and we learned a lot. Thank you.

Posted Dec 5, 2017
Rosie P.
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Posted Dec 1, 2017
Marilyn
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Joy is an outstanding teacher! She tailored the classes specifically to my situation. I learned an incredible amount in a very short period of time. Her style is very encouraging. I couldn't have found a better teacher!

Posted Nov 21, 2017
Marilyn
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Posted Nov 16, 2017
Nadia
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Joy is an awesome teacher, definitely you must review your lessons to keep learning, but I am always having fun with her :-)

Posted Oct 30, 2017
Wendi
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Posted Oct 23, 2017
Susan A.
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Joy is very relatable and friendly, which immediately puts you at ease and makes you comfortable enough to learn. She does a great job of breaking the lesson into chunks that made sense, so that it doesn't feel overwhelming.

Posted Oct 18, 2017
Shai
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Joy is teaching beginner ASL to my 9 year old and she is amazing! My daughter loves learning from Joy and looks forward to each class. Even though she is in a different state, the online learning is simple and easy. Thank you Joy!

Posted Oct 12, 2017
Heather
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Posted Oct 10, 2017
Alexus
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Posted Oct 3, 2017
Mark
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Awesome! Well organized, great job explaining. Going well.

Posted Oct 3, 2017
Nadia
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Learning food was awesome today ;) thank you

Posted Sep 29, 2017
Nadia
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Happy to see you back!

Posted Sep 22, 2017
Nadia
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Love Joy! super cool class.

Posted Aug 9, 2017
David R.
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Posted Aug 1, 2017
Ileana sitko
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Joy is very good at explaining things. She makes sure that you understand everything. She is very helpful overall. I learned a lot of ASL in just 45 minutes.

Posted Jun 28, 2017
Nadia
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I love Joy, she is awesome teacher, fun and she explains clearly. I will stay with her for as long as I can since the learning process has been fun and pleasant.
Thank you J.

Posted Jun 28, 2017
Ayako C.
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Posted Jun 21, 2017
Michelle D.
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she is amazing, works just to be a good person and help you out!

Posted Jun 16, 2017
Robin
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My daughter absolutely enjoys her time with Joy. She has always had a desire to learn ASL but there were no consistent opportunities for such an education. When she found out that ASL would meet her foreign language requirement, she started searching and found Take Lessons, which led her to Joy. Joy has a teaching style that has increased my daughter's passion for ASL...so much so, that she intends to continue her ASL education through the college level. If you or your child are serious about learning ASL, I highly recommend Joy. She should be in the schools with this.

Posted Jun 7, 2017
Shagufta H.
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Posted May 14, 2017
Nadia
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Love Joy......She is the best and nice. Love my classes.

Posted May 3, 2017
Sarah
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Joy has been an awesome instructor! She is extremely knowledgeable and makes it easy to learn and obtain the information. I would definitely recommend signing up for her class if you are wanting to start a journey learning ASL.

Posted Apr 18, 2017
Nadia
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I love taking classes with Joy, super cool, patient and easy to follow. She answers questions and responds to emails very quick.
Check your lessons and practice the material and you will be having a conversation with her ;)

Posted Apr 17, 2017
Maria
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she is amazing

Posted Apr 13, 2017
Adrianna C.
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Joy , is fantastic!!!

Posted Apr 4, 2017
Maria
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the best

Posted Apr 4, 2017
Nadia
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Posted Apr 3, 2017
Sarah
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Posted Mar 31, 2017
Maria
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best asl teacher ever

Posted Mar 30, 2017
Alexus
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Posted Mar 27, 2017
Aryssa
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wonderful

Posted Mar 23, 2017
Maria
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wonderful

Posted Mar 23, 2017
Ellyn and Hannah S.
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She was great! Very patient and understanding. Giving good advice and made me feel very comfortable!

Posted Feb 13, 2017
Celina
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Joy was able to still make it a fun and interesting class even with the technical difficulties on my end.

Posted Feb 9, 2017
Chelsea
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Posted Feb 8, 2017
Scott B.
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Posted Jan 31, 2017
Denim
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Joy and my daughter hit it off right away! She is a great instructor and my daughter is very excited to continue learning ASL.

Posted Jan 31, 2017
shai
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Posted Jan 30, 2017
Angela
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Posted Jan 25, 2017
David R.
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I am currently enrolled in Joy's online Spanish lessons. In the beginning, I was a bit apprehensive about receiving private tutoring over the internet, however my apprehensiveness quickly diminished following my first lesson with Joy. Joy has been a wonderful teacher. Her level of patience is remarkable. Also, the way she presents material is in a concise manner makes learning very attainable. She is very passionate and prideful in her work. She is also always able and willing to answer any questions I have either during our lesson, or on a day we do not meet. Joy is a very talented teacher. She has truly made me desire on continuing more Spanish even after I graduate college. If there was one thing I could change, it would be for us to meet more than twice a week. But, above all I look forward to my lessons with Joy every week.

Posted Dec 20, 2016
Ashley K.
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She was delightful and patient! That's all I would ask for.

Posted Nov 21, 2016
Ayako C.
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Caters the lesson to your needs/weak areas so you will be able to make the most of the lesson..

Posted Nov 14, 2016
Shagufta H.
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Posted Nov 10, 2016
Ayako C.
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Posted Nov 7, 2016
David R.
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Posted Oct 21, 2016
Evie L.
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Great lessons, organized and very patient!!

Posted Sep 13, 2016
Chris J.
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Awesome lesson; thanks Joy!

Posted Aug 23, 2016
Kelsey
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Joy is very friendly and helpful. She tailors every session to what I am working towards and will integrate any and all materials I have or she can find. Great experience so far!

Posted Aug 19, 2016
Tara
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I was ready to brush off my high school spanish for a few months when I had some down time from my typical committments. Joy was amazing! She was patient, fun, and most importantly made the lessons relevant to my life and work! It made it so much easier to re-learn as we were focusing on things of interest and easily applicable to my day-to-day life. I highly recommend Joy - if I get another period of downtime I will absolutely go back to Joy to pick up where we left off!

Posted Jul 24, 2016
Joy K.
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Joy is very easy to work with and answers questions while keeping my learning moving forward. Thank you!

Posted Jul 19, 2016
Elaine
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I have worked with Joy for three years teaching English to members of the Hispanic community. She has organized, prepared, and taught lessons that are both beneficial and fun. Having an out-going personality, she adds vitality to her teaching that keeps her students' attention and encourages their participation in class. She is willing to help in any way and easily improvises when faced with a challenge. Joy is an asset to our program and lives up to her name.

Posted Jul 10, 2016
Isaías Martínez Cruz
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She is the best teacher I have had. Besides she is funny and enjoyable. With her help I have learned and I have managed to improve a lot.
She is great.

Posted Jul 6, 2016
Kim
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Joy connects well with students of all ages. She is fun and creative and always well prepared for the lesson. Her patience and enthusiasm make it an excellent learning experience.

Posted Jul 4, 2016
victor
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the miss is very cool with us, she teach me a lot of things, and it´s very funny learn with her.

Posted Jul 2, 2016

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Experience

Language Tutor
May 2015 - Present

Culture Connection, LLC

In only a year & a half I've taught over 50 students the wonderful language of Spanish or ASL. As the owner of my own business Culture Connection, LLC, my goal is to see those light bulb moments, to help you reach your personal goals, and to help you connect better to the culture around you! Learning can be fun! Take lessons with me and you'll be smiling the whole way, and I send resources along with each lesson to make sure you're fully equipped!

ESL Volunteer
Feb 2014 - Present

ESL - Lutheran Church

·Provide engaging lessons for Hispanic adults learning English · Participate with the team of instructors in program planning and curriculum development ·Assist students with personal goals in the language learning process ·Evaluate program’s effectiveness by measure students’ growth with post tests.

English Conversation Teacher
Jan 2010 - May 2010

La Pedagogica Universidad

· Designed my own lesson plans and materials for a multilevel classroom ·Energetically conducted a safe classroom environment by involving every student in the conversation and lesson

Education

Communications
Aug 2013 - May 2015

University of Arkansas

Liberal Arts and Sciences
Jan 2009 - Dec 2011

Johnson County Community College

Languages

ASL

Limited Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Affiliations

Lambda Pi Eta
Mar 2014
Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the National Communication Association’s official honor society at four-year colleges and universities. As an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), Lambda Pi Eta has active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide. Lambda Pi Eta recognizes, fosters, and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement while stimulating interest in the communication discipline.
Phi Theta Kappa
Dec 2011
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.
Girl Scouts of America
Aug 1997
It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon "Daisy" Low, who believed in the power of every girl. She organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, and every year since, we've made her vision a reality, helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents. Today we continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We're the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing.

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