Joy Binns

Joy B.

Fayetteville, AR
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Lesson Details

Spanish

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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 and then tweak it to meet your particular needs. All ages that I've taught, adults & youth alike, have benefited from my animated and motivating approach. Come learn & speak Spanish with me!
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Joy passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Joy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 2+ 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.

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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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!

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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

I share a little bit about myself in Spanish, at a slow pace. If you're a beginner, see how much of it you can understand!
Buena suerte!
Learn about why I love Spanish and my learning journey!
Hola! Interested in Spanish lessons? Let me introduce myself...
What to expect from my ASL Lessons!
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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Photo by Joy B.

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An English student doing an in class activity.
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95 Reviews

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Grace Jul 10, 2018
American Sign Language · Online

She was a great teacher and I have no bad experiences!

Nicholas T. Jun 28, 2018
Spanish · Online

Allison V. Jun 22, 2018
American Sign Language · Online

Heather Jun 22, 2018
Spanish · Online

Kate Jun 14, 2018
American Sign Language · Online

Joy is an amazing and patient teacher!

Christie H. Jun 6, 2018
Spanish · Online

Very friendly and patient, explains things well and in an easy manner

Donna W. Jun 4, 2018
American Sign Language · Online

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.

Donna W. Jun 4, 2018
American Sign Language · Online

Annapurna K. Jun 1, 2018
Spanish · Online

It was great! You're really easy to talk to to!

Kate May 31, 2018
American Sign Language · Online

Chrissy May 29, 2018
American Sign Language · Online

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.

Elizabeth May 22, 2018
American Sign Language · Online

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.

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Maria May 11, 2018
Spanish · Online

Whew! Another great lesson with Joy! There's so much to learn and I am grateful she is so patient with me!

Margaret H. Apr 23, 2018
Spanish · Online

Joy es excelente. She works well with my disabilily(blind) and is very patient with me.

Chelsea H. Apr 20, 2018
Spanish · Online

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!

Kendall G. Apr 20, 2018
Spanish · Online

Margaret H. Apr 20, 2018
Spanish · Online

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

Nikki Apr 12, 2018
Spanish · Online

Joy has helped my daughter bring her grade up from an F to a High B.

Chelsea H. Apr 6, 2018
Spanish · Online

Maria Mar 30, 2018
Spanish · Online

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!

Maria Mar 30, 2018
Spanish · Online

Sriya R. Mar 28, 2018
Spanish · Online

Sriya R. Mar 28, 2018
Spanish · Online

Alexus Mar 28, 2018
American Sign Language · Online

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.

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Juliet Mar 26, 2018
Spanish · Online

Sreejith N. Mar 23, 2018
Spanish · Online

Johannah Mar 19, 2018
American Sign Language · Online

Nikki Mar 15, 2018
Spanish · Online

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.

Ryan M. Mar 15, 2018
American Sign Language · Online

Miamun A. Mar 9, 2018
American Sign Language · Online

I am getting more confident with her classes. Shes a very patient teacher as well!

Katie F. Feb 26, 2018
American Sign Language · Online

Dana Feb 15, 2018
American Sign Language · Online

Joy was absolutely wonderful to work with. She is patient and encouraging. She is also very clear in her instruction.

Jacqueline Feb 2, 2018
American Sign Language · Online

Suzanne T. Jan 30, 2018
American Sign Language · Online

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.

Suzanne T. Jan 30, 2018
American Sign Language · Online

Loved Joy! She was sooo nice. I feel really comfortable with her and look forward to learning more.

Mandy Jan 26, 2018
American Sign Language · Online

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.

Carol Jan 25, 2018
Spanish · In studio

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.

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Christie H. Jan 24, 2018
American Sign Language · Online

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.

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Arun Jan 13, 2018
Spanish · Online

Awesome

Susan A. Dec 13, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

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.

Jasmin W. Dec 5, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

So much fun and we learned a lot. Thank you.

Rosie P. Dec 1, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

Marilyn Nov 21, 2017
American Sign Language · Online

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!

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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