"My teaching style will give your child the confidence to succeed."
To my prospective students and families,
I am a student that is currently finishing up my last quarter at Whatcom Community College. I am planning on transferring to Western Washington University to pursue a major in Spanish. I have just recently come back from studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain for 2.5 months. When I was living in Barcelona, I was a tutor and teachers assistant at a local elementary school where I helped the kids with English. I am bilingual. For over 3 years, during th... ... More
"Business debt structuring and commercial banking"
I'm currently an inactive employee of H and R block as a tax professional. I conduct preparation of closely held business tax returns an individual tax returns. I have 30+ years of analysis using tax returns and GAAP financial statements. ... More
"Science, Math, And Business Tutor"
My background is heavy in biochemistry, biophysics, and mathematics. I taught Chemistry at University of Oregon while I attended there as a doctoral candidate, and tutored in physics, math, biology, and chemistry while at Western Washington University pursuing my undergraduate studies. I specialized in computational modeling of protein folding as a doctoral student. I was a top finalist in numerous national math competitions, including the national Mu Alpha Theta, the NSA Math Talent Search,... ... More
Joan is very patient and my daughter has loved the time spent with her and her encouragement is paying dividends.
Brad H. from Bellingham, WA
"Joan - Math, Spanish, French, and English Tutor"
BA - Spanish, French, Education
MBA - Statistics, Marketing
Tutoring middle school, high school, and college students in Math, Statistics, Spanish, French, English, ESL, SAT prep, ACT prep, GMAT prep, and GRE prep.
I especially enjoy working with students who are struggling with math skills, find Spanish to be totally "Greek", face a Statistics requirement for a degree, have trouble showing their true skills when taking tests, or are totally committed to rais... ... More
My son is a learning disabled young adult who has dreams and aspirations that he will not give up on. Before, during, and after starting sessions with my son, Ryan did his research on the particular disability and on my son's career choice. Ryan works patiently with him and helps him understand concepts and reading and offers suggestions that my son can do on his own time. My son has had a couple of tutors when he was in school but he always felt they weren't there to actually help explain difficult educational areas and he felt he was treated as though different and at times stupid. Ryan tutors with respect and continues to come up with new ideas and concepts to help my son break those barriers that have escaped him understanding things in the past. I find Ryan very conscientious, diligent, resourceful, timely with lessons and feedback. Ryan is an excellent role model and I would recommend him whole-heartedly.
Linda S. from Bellingham, WA
"Tutoring & Teaching Experience (12 yrs.) - Math, Physics, Reading"
In addition to my Learning Disability research focus on Dyslexia at Western Washington University, I have extensive experience working with students with ADHD. The reason I have acquired this knowledge and experience is because ADHD is highly co-morbid with Reading Disability (dyslexia), and other language disabilities. In fact, children with language disabilities are often misdiagnosed with ADHD as a root disability, when it is secondary to their language disability. ... More
"English and Writing Teacher"
I have always been passionate about writing, good communication, and helping people learn. I graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a degree in English and a minor in Linguistics. I spent my college years volunteering for a youth organization where I counseled and mentored recent high school graduates, providing on-the-job communications training in a fast-paced promotions headquarters. I have experience giving one-on-one coaching and feedback, have managed groups of up to 18 ... ... More