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Joanna Sakievich

Logan, United States of America

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Hello! As a free-lance artist, with a degree in English literature, over the past 10 years I have taught English, Art and Japanese in the USA, Japan, South Korea, and now in Beijing, through the Internet. 

Last summer I visited Taiwan, and I am planning a visit to Beijing this Spring. I'm so excited! I have a special attachment to the fascinating people and cultures of Asia.  But, with European roots, I would also love to work in Europe. 

My hobbies include baking cookies, reading, singing, art, and drama.  I use my hobbies, art skills developed in my previous career, and community activities of singing and acting, to make teaching fun for my students and for me! 


Brigham Young University


April 2012


TESOL Certificate 2015

February 2017


English Language Arts Teacher

Box Elder High School

August 2014 to August 2015

As a temporary, one year hire, I was privileged to teach some of the coolest high school students English! We used art and music to study Emerson and explore poetry.  We read plays, novels and wrote argumentative and persuasive essays.  It was a wonderful year of learning about great authors and ourselves!

English Language Arts Teacher

Soldier Hollow Charter School

January 2014 to June 2014

Before the middle school part of this charter school was removed, I had the privilege of taking over as English Language Arts teacher for students in grades 6 through 8.  As a culminating English learning and application experience, we performed a portion of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream for parents and friends.  My most gifted students edited the content, students studying ballet danced as the faeries, and everyone had a memorable and exciting final month!

Native English Teacher

JC Academy

August 2012 to August 2013

5 days a week, from 2:30 to 9:30 pm, I taught a different class of students English using art, music, and prepared lesson plans provided by the school to children grades 1 through 9.

Japanese tutor

North Carolina Virtual Public School

January 2014 to Current

4 days a week, in the afternoons and early evenings, using Blackboard Collaborate, I help small groups of high school students to speak and read basic Japanese.

ESL teacher on line


September 2016 to Current

6 days a week, for 4-6 hours, I teach English one on one, via the Internet, to kids in Beijing, China.


native english speaker two-year experience in teaching english to foreigners full time bachelor's degree or above one year commitment


english japanese


This video is geared toward very young ESL learners.  :-)


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As a graduate of UNI-Prep's TESOL program, we are confident in Joanna's skills as an English teacher and would recommend her to every employer looking for a qualified and professional teacher.

UNI-Prep Institute