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Joan P.

Bellingham, WA


Joan - Math, Spanish, French, and English Tutor

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Background check passed as of 8/21/13
4.6 average from 115 ratings
Very Helpful and Enthusiastic
— Lauren, Bellingham, WA on 6/9/16

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BA at Wichita State University
Spanish, French, Edu
University of Colorado (Statistics Major)


BA at Wichita State University (Spanish, French, Edu)

University of Colorado (Statistics Major) (MBA)

About Joan

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 raising those entrance exam scores. I have also worked extensively with students who do not speak English as a first language.

The joy I find in working as a private tutor comes from the unique one-on-one relationship which is formed with each individual student. Each of us learns in our own unique style. Once the learning style of a specific student is assessed, we are then able to focus on his/her strengths when addressing the material at hand. I love getting acquainted with each individual person; this makes the time we spend together much more efficient and effective.

One of the things that sets me apart from other tutors is the fact that we focus on YOUR goals. It is important for me to understand the client's goals and aspirations. Our sessions can then be tailored to these objectives.
BA - Spanish, French, Education
MBA - Statistics, Marketing

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36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Bellingham, WA 98225
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very Helpful and Enthusiastic"

- Lauren, Bellingham, WA on 6/9/16

"Knowledgeable help"

- Kean, Bellingham, WA on 5/16/16

"Engaging and aware!"

- Heather, Bellingham, WA on 5/10/16

"Patient and understanding"

- Dolly, Blaine, WA on 4/16/16

"Very Helpful!"

- Griffin, Bellingham, WA on 4/1/16

"Work Well Together"

- Dana, Bellingham, WA on 1/20/16

"Genuinely caring tutor"

- Eric, Sedro Woolley, WA on 6/22/15

"Great Tutor"

- JAlicia, Bellingham, WA on 5/29/14

"Great choice for a tutor"

- Sonya, Custer, WA on 5/22/14

"Great help for my struggling math student!"

- Trisha, Bellingham, WA on 6/17/13

"Joan is Excellent"

- Brad, Bellingham, WA on 2/26/13
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
French, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Study Skills,
Business, GMAT, GRE

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When working with students, I especially enjoy helping those who do not speak English as a first language. I, too, have been a student in a foreign culture. I recognize that it can be a particular challenge for those who have chosen to do this. Because I specifically appreciate words, language structure and methods of expression, I take pleasure in assisting those who choose to pursue studies in these areas. I, too, am a lifelong student of foreign language. My experience as a tutor includes work with Vietnamese, Russian, Mexican, Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Ukrainian, and Taiwanese students. Often, when working with them, we have found that the difficulties are not about intellectual ability, but more often they relate to understanding of language, gestures, or other cultural phenomena. What a joy it has been to share American language and culture with them, while learning a bit about their own. We have always been successful in reaching their academic goals.

Linear Algebra

As a math tutor with a Master's Degree in Statistics, I have been tutoring Algebra students in the local area for a number of years. I have been certified by WyzAnt in both Algebra I and Algebra II, and have worked recently with students studying matrices. Between the two of us, we can certainly get the job done!

Study Skills

I have been operating a full-time tutoring service in this region for the last 10 years, and have worked with both high school and college students, not only in their chosen fields, but in study skills and exam prep as well. I have trained in study skills at the local community college and have also studied multiple intelligences techniques(NLP) and self-talk improvement techniques.

BA at Wichita State University
Spanish, French, Edu
University of Colorado (Statistics Major)


BA at Wichita State University (Spanish, French, Edu)

University of Colorado (Statistics Major) (MBA)

Very Helpful and Enthusiastic — Joan was very helpful tutoring me in my statistics course. I would definitely recommend her. She has a positive and motivational attitude. ...

— Lauren, Bellingham, WA on 6/9/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joan will travel within 0 miles of Bellingham, WA 98225.