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Joan Gwen W.

Seattle, WA

$30/hr

Lively and interesting tutor who can motivate your child

Background check passed as of 1/14/11
Usually responds in about 11 hours

Lively and interesting tutor who can motivate your child

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I have traveled all over the world and love the arts and children. I believe that I blend a fun approach to learning with high expectations for the student to achieve success.
My experience as a docent in a Fine Arts Center gave me the ability to project a fast and interesting lesson to all kinds of people, young and old.
I like to give the chance for small successes that can be built on and amplified over time to develop self-esteem. For instance, I can teach a child organizational skills which will help in daily life at school and home.
My particular expertise is in the field of remedial reading, and it is sometimes amazing what a difference a few months can make to fix a problem.
Please let me help your child live up to their true potential!

Testimonials

"Good and consistent"

- Renee, Seattle, WA on 9/10/13
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified elementary teacher, licensed in Washington State. I have over 20 years of teaching experience. I earned my teaching credentials from Colorado College, Colorado Springs.

Elementary Math

Math is a stumbling block for many children, and many times they must learn to like it again. I hope that I will be the person who helps them overcome their difficulties. I have taught Elementary Math successfully for many years. Patience and good humor help!

English

I can provide English tutoring for writing or the spoken language.

Phonics

I have taken graduate courses in remedial reading, and worked as a teacher and tutor using phonics.

Reading

I have taken graduate level remedial reading courses and have tutored and taught this subject for many years. I hope to inspire the love of reading by overcoming the student's problems.

Study Skills

I have taught students the art of organizing their study skills for twenty years. I begin by asking them for an overview of the coursework, and then demonstrate how to pinpoint what is needed to understand and master each subject. Students learn how to take notes and store them for future review. They also learn how to use corrected work to analyze where their difficulties lie.

Vocabulary


I am really literate, and read and write daily so my skills are always improving.I love the idea of giving students a bank of new words to improve their speaking and writing.

Writing

I am always happy to work with a student who does not like to write, because it involves creativity in motivating that person to express themselves, perhaps for the first time. Everyone has stories inside them. It is thrilling to get them on paper.

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
The Colorado College
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

The Colorado College (Graduate Coursework)

Good and consistent — Ms. Gwen is a good tutor. She is very patient and consistent in her approach. We used her over the summer to try not to lose any ground during the break. ...

— Renee, Seattle, WA on 9/10/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joan Gwen will travel within 5 miles of Seattle, WA 98117.


About Joan Gwen

I have traveled all over the world and love the arts and children. I believe that I blend a fun approach to learning with high expectations for the student to achieve success.
My experience as a docent in a Fine Arts Center gave me the ability to project a fast and interesting lesson to all kinds of people, young and old.
I like to give the chance for small successes that can be built on and amplified over time to develop self-esteem. For instance, I can teach a child organizational skills which will help in daily life at school and home.
My particular expertise is in the field of remedial reading, and it is sometimes amazing what a difference a few months can make to fix a problem.
Please let me help your child live up to their true potential!

Testimonials

"Good and consistent"

- Renee, Seattle, WA on 9/10/13
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Education

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
The Colorado College
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

The Colorado College (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Seattle, WA 98117

Joan Gwen’s Subjects

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Joan Gwen W.

Joan Gwen W. passed a background check on 1/14/11. The check was ordered by Joan Gwen through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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