- Levels Taught:
- Teaches students:
- Ages 10 to 90 and special needs
- Teaching since:
- January 2014
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.
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!!
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!+ Read More
·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.
· 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
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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.
Joy was really nice and she helped me a lot.
Joy was a lovely instructor to work with! She was clear in her communication, and easy to work with. :-)
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!+ Read More
Joy is great! I enjoy learning Spanish with her. She is very patient and encouraging. :)
Thank you! Great lesson today!
She was a great teacher and I have no bad experiences!
Joy is an amazing and patient teacher!
Very friendly and patient, explains things well and in an easy manner
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.
It was great! You're really easy to talk to to!
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.
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.+ Read More
Whew! Another great lesson with Joy! There's so much to learn and I am grateful she is so patient with me!
Joy es excelente. She works well with my disabilily(blind) and is very patient with me.
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!
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
Joy has helped my daughter bring her grade up from an F to a High B.
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!
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.+ Read More
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.
I am getting more confident with her classes. Shes a very patient teacher as well!
Joy was absolutely wonderful to work with. She is patient and encouraging. She is also very clear in her instruction.
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.
Loved Joy! She was sooo nice. I feel really comfortable with her and look forward to learning more.
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.
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.
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.+ Read More
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.
So much fun and we learned a lot. Thank you.
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!
Joy is an awesome teacher, definitely you must review your lessons to keep learning, but I am always having fun with her :-)
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.
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!
Awesome! Well organized, great job explaining. Going well.
Learning food was awesome today ;) thank you
Happy to see you back!
Love Joy! super cool class.
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.
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.
she is amazing, works just to be a good person and help you out!
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.+ Read More
Love Joy......She is the best and nice. Love my classes.
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.
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 ;)
she is amazing
Joy , is fantastic!!!
best asl teacher ever
She was great! Very patient and understanding. Giving good advice and made me feel very comfortable!
Joy was able to still make it a fun and interesting class even with the technical difficulties on my end.
Joy and my daughter hit it off right away! She is a great instructor and my daughter is very excited to continue learning ASL.
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.+ Read More
She was delightful and patient! That's all I would ask for.
Caters the lesson to your needs/weak areas so you will be able to make the most of the lesson..
Great lessons, organized and very patient!!
Awesome lesson; thanks Joy!
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!
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!+ Read More
Joy is very easy to work with and answers questions while keeping my learning moving forward. Thank you!
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.+ Read More
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.
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.
the miss is very cool with us, she teach me a lot of things, and it´s very funny learn with her.