Joy Lindsey

Joy Lindsey

5.0 (4)
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1 employee
15 years in business

About this pro

I taught English as Second Language at Houston Community College and Rice University for many years. Now I work one on one, my favorite way of teaching!  My students and I work together on the skills they feel are most important to improve quickly: vocabulary, pronunciation, listening, grammar, writing, conversational language or test preparation. Their priorities are my priorities, and we work as a team.

The most enjoyable aspect of my work is my students!  They are wonderful people who come from interesting backgrounds.  I love the creative aspect of my work: crafting lessons to address the specific language needs of each person.  And finally, the positive feedback and appreciation that I get from them is what keeps me at it.

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Houston, TX 77025
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4 Reviews


  • Sheyra Hernandez

    Joy always makes sure everything is clear and understandable. Her professionalism and pleasant personality led me to ask her to meet on a weekly basis. I have absolutely no reservations in saying that she is the best English teacher I have ever met. She is seeking excellence at all levels of her life. It is a pleasure to work with you!

  • mira

    Joy is by far the world's greatest ESL teacher. She was my first ESL teacher when I was in college. She had extensive experience with foreign students and knew how to apply her professional teaching skills to individual students to maximize each students' potential abilities by repeatedly correcting mistakes in detail. She handed out her own material every week and her material is by far the essence of English for ESL students. Once I went through her materials with her for about a year, my English has improved incredibly. She is open mind and patient so do not rush students to get anxiety. She is my lifetime companion and the best teacher. I am confident to recommend her. Do not miss the chance of a lifetime to meet the greatest English teacher.

  • Naomi

    I took classes with Joy for over a year and I highly recommend her. Her wide experience with ESL students is very helpful not only to understand grammar structure of your native language and improve your learning experience, but to give pronunciation advice as well. When we first met, I was interested in becoming more fluent and reducing my accent. I can definitely say that with all of her pronunciation tips and the vocabulary she exposed me to, I feel more confident when speaking. On top of that, it is worth mentioning that her material is ENTIRELY based on your needs and exposure to the English language. She will evaluate your objectives and assess your proficiency in order to develop your class material. Plus, she is a very kind and sweet person.

  • Marcia Fanini

    Joy is an impressive ESL teacher, and her methodology is unique. She develops a personalized material for each student, based on defined points that you want to improve. Using your phrases, she prepares your grammar exercises, vocabulary lists and also chooses the pronunciation or grammar books that will be used. You don’t need to buy any material. I’ve been studying with her for over a year now. When I started the classes, my writing wasn’t at the same level as the other skills. Now I feel more confident to write, and I’ve improved my vocabulary and fluency. She also helped me with job interviews through training, recording, rewriting and correcting my speech to sound more fluent. Her experience as an ESL teacher gave her the ability to recognize exactly what it is missing in your learning process.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Before I meet with a student, I ask the student to prioritize the areas that they feel they need to work on most and least: vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, listening comprehension, etc.  The first time I meet with the student, I assess their competency in the various skill areas. Then, I create an individual curriculum, finding and creating materials to strengthen the various aspects of that student's English according to their own priorities.  It works well!

Lessons offered

English Lessons ESL Classes Language Tutors