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Johanna is the best! Great teacher - she works with you on a curriculum that fits your needs. She is a wonderful person as well - high energy and super positive so she is a pleasure to spend an hour with. Daniel and I are looking forward to moving towards our goal of speaking Spanish with fluency. Highest recommendations!!!May 29, 2018VerifiedJohanna S.'s reply
Aww thanks Guys!! ITS MY PLEASURE!! 😄
Did it in less than eight hours which was unexpected and faster than I've done before myself. Booked her againJul 30, 2017Verified
Johanna is a very good teacher! She is very open minded and will help you the way you think is the right way for you to learn. Johanna was a great help after lesson as well, when she answerd questions that I had, and sent me links to continue practicing at home. Thank you again Johanna! DanielSep 2, 2015VerifiedJohanna S.'s reply
Hey Daniel!!! Thanks for the awesome review!!! : ) I know how it is when one is constantly on the move. As you can see, Im just viewing your review now! I hope all's well and interesting in your life, and that your already good Spanish continues to improve, there's no doubt in my mind!! Hey, I just binge watched a show called "Tyrant" about this royal family's dynasty the Al-Fayeed's in "Abuddin", a fictitious name/place in the middle east somewhere where there's political and religious unrest, and the president of the country is the tyrant and the masses want him out, but there's no democracy to vote him out, til his brother, Americanized "Barry"/Bassam, a pediatrician from Pasadena, goes home to Abuddin for his nephew's wedding, thats when all hell breaks loose when he realizes that his brother is barely hanging on to the country, is a homicidal maniac and ge doesn't know how to run t he country, so he decides to stay as special counsel to his brother, and help him move towards implementing democracy to appease the masses...oh, man it was so good and interesting, plus visually impressive, the decor of the castle, the architecture, the costumes were elegant and beautiful, the women, stunning! Ahd the insight into that life, the war zone footage as well as the executions, all brutal ahd ruthless. ..is that how it really is over there?!? It was interesting and hard to watch at times, I cried at some scenes, I feel like I got to know them!! Lol! IF you have time check it out, and let me know if that's how it really is...idk, ive always been intrigued by Middle Eastern culture, I think I was Arabic in a past life!! Lol! Take care and safe travels!!! Jo!
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- How did you get started doing this type of work?At the age of 10, I was the only one in the house who spoke English, so by default, I became the family "secretary/Social Worker" and that's how it began. I've always been around children, cared for them, worked with them, so providing tutoring services seemed like a sensible way to put my knowledge, skills and experience to good use while I upgrade my Social Work license to Ca. standards in order to practice here. (Recently moved from NY)
- What types of customers have you worked with?General tutoring-Elementary school age, ESL (English) Tutoring, completing English forms, translating correspondence/reports, professional letter writing in both English and Spanish, phone calls to government agencies for Spanish speaking clients, referrals for services, editing of documents/reports, research.
- Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?My last employment at the INN(the Interfaith Nutrition Network), a network of 14 soup kitchens, of which I visited 7 on a weekly basis to provide direct Social Work services. I am proud of my employment there for I met and helped many, many good, kind people from different walks of life with life experiences that some of us cannot even begin to imagine. I KNOW I made a difference in each and everyone of those peoples' lives because of how they would express their gratitude every time I helped and would look for me week after week, even though we weren't carrying on-going cases for follow up and I only went to each location once per week. They wanted to come and talk to me even if they didn't have a need, just to update me and tell me how grateful they were for the time I took to listen, the assistance I provided and the outcome after I helped them. Of all the Social Workers in the organization, I was always the one most requested because I spoke Spanish, I was nice and treated everyone with respect, not nasty. I upheld the organization's mission every day because that's my personal belief in life- to treat everyone with love, dignity and respect, the same way we'd all like to be treated, especially at a time of need.