Joy Binns

Joy B.

Fayetteville, AR
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Lesson Details

American Sign Language

Levels Taught:
Beginner
I studied ASL in college for a year with Deaf professors. After that I did my best to maintain the language by surrounding myself with Deaf friends or classmates, or online vlogs, etc. I offer between 25-30 ASL lessons which will help a complete novice cover all of the ASL beginner lessons and learn about Deaf history and culture. Once a student arrives there, I can then become a conversation partner.
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About

Joy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 12+

Teaching since:
January 2014

Want to learn to speak Spanish? Sign ASL? I would love to be a part of your journey!
As a current Spanish and ASL tutor, I am a patient, and friendly person, who is passionate about language learning! I have personal experience on what it takes to learn a second language, for I am a learned Spanish and ASL speaker. My teaching approach is personalized, fun, and focused. I can't wait to meet you, assess your language level, and get started with what will best help meet your goals!

Experience

Language Tutor
May 2015 - Present
Online

I currently meet in person or online, giving one on one lessons for my English,Spanish, or ASL students. Either before meeting my student or at the first meeting I give an assessment to gage the student's level. Then I form personalized curriculum to help meet their needs.

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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.

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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

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.

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Photos & Videos

Joy and her ESL student with her certification of completion!

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One on one tutoring

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Experience with group settings

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An explanation of when and how to use these three words: Should, Could, and Would
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An English student doing an in class activity.

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One of my Spanish students doing a class activity.

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ASL lesson
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52 Reviews

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Marilyn Nov 16, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

Nadia Oct 30, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

Joy is an awesome teacher, definitely you must review your lessons to keep learning, but I am always having fun with her :-)

Wendi Oct 23, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

Susan A. Oct 18, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

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.

Shai Oct 12, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

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!

Heather Oct 10, 2017
Spanish · Online

Alexus Oct 3, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

Mark Oct 3, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

Awesome! Well organized, great job explaining. Going well.

Nadia Sep 29, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

Learning food was awesome today ;) thank you

Nadia Sep 22, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

Happy to see you back!

Nadia Aug 9, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

Love Joy! super cool class.

David R. Aug 1, 2017
Spanish · Online

Ileana sitko Jun 28, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

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.

Nadia Jun 28, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

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.

Ayako C. Jun 21, 2017
Spanish · Online

Michelle D. Jun 16, 2017
Spanish · Online

she is amazing, works just to be a good person and help you out!

Robin Jun 7, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

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.

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Shagufta H. May 14, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

Nadia May 3, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

Love Joy......She is the best and nice. Love my classes.

Sarah Apr 18, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

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.

Nadia Apr 17, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

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 ;)

Maria Apr 13, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

she is amazing

Adrianna C. Apr 4, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

Joy , is fantastic!!!

Maria Apr 4, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

the best

Nadia Apr 3, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

Sarah Mar 31, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

Maria Mar 30, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

best asl teacher ever

Alexus Mar 27, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

Aryssa Mar 23, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

wonderful

Maria Mar 23, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

wonderful

Ellyn Feb 13, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

She was great! Very patient and understanding. Giving good advice and made me feel very comfortable!

Celina Feb 9, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

Joy was able to still make it a fun and interesting class even with the technical difficulties on my end.

Chelsea Feb 8, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

Scott B. Jan 31, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

Denim Jan 31, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

Joy and my daughter hit it off right away! She is a great instructor and my daughter is very excited to continue learning ASL.

shai Jan 30, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

Angela Jan 25, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

David R. Dec 20, 2016
Spanish · Online

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.

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Ashley K. Nov 21, 2016
American Sign Language · Online

She was delightful and patient! That's all I would ask for.

Ayako C. Nov 14, 2016
Spanish · Online

Caters the lesson to your needs/weak areas so you will be able to make the most of the lesson..

Shagufta H. Nov 10, 2016
American Sign Language · Online

Ayako C. Nov 7, 2016
Spanish · Online

David R. Oct 21, 2016
Spanish · Online

Evie L. Sep 13, 2016
Spanish · Online

Great lessons, organized and very patient!!

Chris J. Aug 23, 2016
Spanish · Online

Awesome lesson; thanks Joy!

Kelsey Aug 19, 2016
Spanish · In studio

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!

Tara Jul 24, 2016
Spanish · In studio

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!

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Joy K. Jul 19, 2016
Spanish · In home

Joy is very easy to work with and answers questions while keeping my learning moving forward. Thank you!

Elaine Jul 10, 2016
ESL · In studio

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.

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Isaías Martínez Cruz Jul 6, 2016
Spanish · Online

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.

Kim Jul 4, 2016
ESL · In studio

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.

victor Jul 2, 2016
Spanish · In home

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

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