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Spanish & Polish tutor Joanna JOJO

Spanish & Polish tutor Joanna JOJO

$35/hour

  • 334 hours tutoring

About Joanna


Bio

I'm born and raised in Poland but in spirit I'm a citizen of the world. I lived in many countries with the purpose of learning foreign languages although I chose Spanish as my career given that at that time it was a very unpopular language in my motherland. I'm passionate about learning new languages but I also love teaching them hoping to help in building bridges between people of different origins. The human relations start with communication and the language is the tool with the proven...

I'm born and raised in Poland but in spirit I'm a citizen of the world. I lived in many countries with the purpose of learning foreign languages although I chose Spanish as my career given that at that time it was a very unpopular language in my motherland. I'm passionate about learning new languages but I also love teaching them hoping to help in building bridges between people of different origins. The human relations start with communication and the language is the tool with the proven record. Life is easier when the language barrier doesn't exist. World becomes a smaller place with the limitless opportunities. I have 15 years experience in teaching at the university level as well as private tutoring to students of all ages. I know ins and outs of what I teach so don't hesitate to count on me in your future Spanish or Polish learning adventure!

Polish is my native language but Spanish was my major at the university. I have a Master's in Spanish linguistics and literature. I have 15 years of professional language teaching at the university level and plenty of private tutoring hours. Although here I only want to focus on teaching these two languages, I speak French, Portuguese and Italian so if you're not an English speaker but want to learn what I teach, don't hesitate to contact me.

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Education

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland
Spanish Linguistics and Literature
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
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Corporate Training

Polish,

Polish

I am a Polish native with more than half of life living in Poland and 12 years of Polish language study that led to love of foreign language learning. Thanks to the detail knowledge of my native tongue I have a deep understanding of how languages work, of their similarities and differences. I feel prepared to guide you through the journey of Polish language learning. I obtained an English-Polish Interpreter certificate in 2004 and I tutored Polish to many second-generation Poles in US as well as to brave Americans that for one reason or another decided to accept the challenge of learning this difficult language. They say, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way”, and when you’re into it, Polish becomes more friendly and with each lesson easier.
Spanish

Spanish

Although I am originally from Poland, my life revolves around Spanish. Spanish had been my university career and before arriving to US, I lived for a year in Spain where I practiced Castellano (Spanish spoken in Spain) while living-in with Spanish family. When I arrived to US 18 years ago, I polished to perfection the Latin-American Spanish which is more common here and for the past 14 years I had been teaching it at the university in Philadelphia. Spanish has no more secrets for me, whether it’s grammar or vocabulary, and I feel adept to teach it at any level. Thanks to my love of language learning, I understand ins and outs of foreign language learning and I can’t wait to share with you all you want or need to know. Oh, and my husband is Cuban so Spanish in addition to Polish and English is spoken daily in our house.

Homeschool

Spanish

Spanish

Although I am originally from Poland, my life revolves around Spanish. Spanish had been my university career and before arriving to US, I lived for a year in Spain where I practiced Castellano (Spanish spoken in Spain) while living-in with Spanish family. When I arrived to US 18 years ago, I polished to perfection the Latin-American Spanish which is more common here and for the past 14 years I had been teaching it at the university in Philadelphia. Spanish has no more secrets for me, whether it’s grammar or vocabulary, and I feel adept to teach it at any level. Thanks to my love of language learning, I understand ins and outs of foreign language learning and I can’t wait to share with you all you want or need to know. Oh, and my husband is Cuban so Spanish in addition to Polish and English is spoken daily in our house.

Language

Polish,

Polish

I am a Polish native with more than half of life living in Poland and 12 years of Polish language study that led to love of foreign language learning. Thanks to the detail knowledge of my native tongue I have a deep understanding of how languages work, of their similarities and differences. I feel prepared to guide you through the journey of Polish language learning. I obtained an English-Polish Interpreter certificate in 2004 and I tutored Polish to many second-generation Poles in US as well as to brave Americans that for one reason or another decided to accept the challenge of learning this difficult language. They say, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way”, and when you’re into it, Polish becomes more friendly and with each lesson easier.
Spanish

Spanish

Although I am originally from Poland, my life revolves around Spanish. Spanish had been my university career and before arriving to US, I lived for a year in Spain where I practiced Castellano (Spanish spoken in Spain) while living-in with Spanish family. When I arrived to US 18 years ago, I polished to perfection the Latin-American Spanish which is more common here and for the past 14 years I had been teaching it at the university in Philadelphia. Spanish has no more secrets for me, whether it’s grammar or vocabulary, and I feel adept to teach it at any level. Thanks to my love of language learning, I understand ins and outs of foreign language learning and I can’t wait to share with you all you want or need to know. Oh, and my husband is Cuban so Spanish in addition to Polish and English is spoken daily in our house.

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Spanish

Spanish

Although I am originally from Poland, my life revolves around Spanish. Spanish had been my university career and before arriving to US, I lived for a year in Spain where I practiced Castellano (Spanish spoken in Spain) while living-in with Spanish family. When I arrived to US 18 years ago, I polished to perfection the Latin-American Spanish which is more common here and for the past 14 years I had been teaching it at the university in Philadelphia. Spanish has no more secrets for me, whether it’s grammar or vocabulary, and I feel adept to teach it at any level. Thanks to my love of language learning, I understand ins and outs of foreign language learning and I can’t wait to share with you all you want or need to know. Oh, and my husband is Cuban so Spanish in addition to Polish and English is spoken daily in our house.

Summer

Spanish

Spanish

Although I am originally from Poland, my life revolves around Spanish. Spanish had been my university career and before arriving to US, I lived for a year in Spain where I practiced Castellano (Spanish spoken in Spain) while living-in with Spanish family. When I arrived to US 18 years ago, I polished to perfection the Latin-American Spanish which is more common here and for the past 14 years I had been teaching it at the university in Philadelphia. Spanish has no more secrets for me, whether it’s grammar or vocabulary, and I feel adept to teach it at any level. Thanks to my love of language learning, I understand ins and outs of foreign language learning and I can’t wait to share with you all you want or need to know. Oh, and my husband is Cuban so Spanish in addition to Polish and English is spoken daily in our house.

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Excellent

I took clases with her for a period of time and after two months and a half without classes and any polish today I realized how much I’ve learned, with her it’s not about memorizing words, it’s about learning! The best language teacher I’ve ever had!

Candela, 45 lessons with Joanna

Summer School Spanish HW

Joanna was quick to respond and was able to assist my daughter with some really difficult Spanish homework. My daughter was very grateful and we would love to use her again!

Stephanie, 3 lessons with Joanna

Wonderful lessons

Thank you Joanna! I am learning so much with you. You make the lessons so interesting, and I am comfortable speaking my Spanish with you. At the end of each lesson, I feel more comfortable speaking. And you always give me helpful thing to work on for next lesson.

Laurie, 3 lessons with Joanna

She is amazing !!

Joanna was great . My daughter likes her a lot. She is on point and knows what to do. We will continue with her. The only thing was that there was too much FaceTime dealt while chatting Using the website. I wish there are ways to speed it up.

Lana , 6 lessons with Joanna

She knows precisely how to help!

I’m really impressed with how quickly Joanna came up with lessons that precisely addressed the mistakes I’ve been making when I speak Polish. We exchanged emails and had one short conversation. And, she told me, “Okay, I know how to help!” Sure enough, she’s given a framework for improvement. The lessons are fun. And, she’s encouraging and patient. I would definitely recommend her to anyone wanting to learn or improve their Polish!

Jan , 19 lessons with Joanna

Enthusiastic and friendly

Joanna helped my husband and I translate some text from English to Polish, and then helped us pronounce it. I was surprised to find that on our first lesson, she had prepared a worksheet with a breakdown of tough sounds, plus highlighted those key spots in our text. She also provided audio for us after the class. She went above and beyond! You will not regret taking lessons with her.

Yolanda , 1 lesson with Joanna

Easy-going and comfortable!

As a student who was determined to learn Polish in the perspective of a native Spanish speaker like me, I sifted through many sources for months on end to find any books or media that would allow me to progress through with this perspective. After much struggle, I found Joanna, an excellent teacher who has been flawlessly teaching me Polish from Spanish. Not only did I find a unique source like Joanna, but she is incredible at making you feel comfortable while at the same time making much progress with the time spent. I was very nervous at first to take an online interactive course, but of course my heart desired so dearly to continue, and Joanna rapidly changed my nerves. She made me feel comfortable with speaking up in Polish, because I had many hard moments speaking up when I was trying to learn German and I still do to this day. in fact, my rate of learning German for the past three years has never been as fast as my rate of learning in Polish for the past month with Joanna. I am very surprised she managed to break my shyness-shell quickly by having a patient attitude and being very accepting that it's okay to make many mistakes during the process. Even if I speak a mix between Spanish and Polish (Spolish??), she fills in the gaps and within the gaps, new conversations and exercises are created in order to combat those mistakes. I love that she creates personal exercises for me that fit my personal goals as to why I want to pursue learning this language, she even writes them from Spanish to Polish and explains the surprising amount of similarities the two languages have. She breaks down each exercise into small bits so that the lesson does not feel overwhelming, which means I would doubt that any of you reading this would feel inclined to stop learning, unless if you're lazy! Joanna puts in 110% of your time, and what does 110% really mean? It means she already places all of her efforts towards you during class, plus that extra time outside of the class in order to place care into your learning experience. Seriously, that feels absolutely heart-warming. All you have to do as a student is place your efforts to ensure the best optimal learning experience. Personally, I cannot wait for the progress I will make for the next month and am very much looking forward to applying my skills when I start living in Poland with my polską dziewczyną starting in the summer and begin to have deep conversations with the family. Thank you Joanna for making the past four weeks life-changing!!

David, 25 lessons with Joanna

Delightful!

Lively and good-humored, makes learning fun. Materials for review and preparation add an independent feature, but, always feel that she is there. I am looking forward to more lessons.

Edward, 8 lessons with Joanna

Fun, Knowledgeable and Patient

From the start, Joanna greeted me in Polish and took a genuine interest in my learning. There were a few technical hiccups in the beginning, (caused by me) but the hour was well spent in fun conversation and learning. I highly recommend Joanna as a Polish Language tutor!

Anthony, 36 lessons with Joanna

Very Enthusiastic and Knowledgeable

I had my first lesson with Joanna, and I was very impressed with her knowledge and patience. The lesson was really fun! Joanna even started teaching me before we met for class. I wrote her messages in Polish, and then she used my messages to help design some homework.

patricia, 40 lessons with Joanna
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