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Joan C.

CAD $26/hr

Experienced and Enthusiastic Spanish, Chemistry and Biology Tutor!

5 hours
10 hours

Tutor Information


Hi my name is Joan. I recently graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science with Honors (BBiomedSciHons) with First Class Honors, majoring in Functional Human Biology. Currently, I am pursuing a PhD. I studied IGCSE and the IB Diploma in middle and high school, so I am very familiar with the curriculums, offering tuition to IB, IGCSE, ATAR and NCEA students in Biology and Chemistry over the last 2-3 years.


Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand


English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish




Middle School
High School


University of Otago

2022 - 2025
PhD, Physiology
PhD candidate studying seizures in Alzheimer's disease and looking at therapeutic treatments.

University of Otago

2020 - 2021
Bachelors with Honours, Biomedical Science

University of Otago

2018 - 2020
Bachelor, Biomedical Science

Work Experience

University of Otago

February 2022 - present
Lab Demonstrator
Work as a lab demonstrator for 100 level and 300 level courses. This ranges from molecular biology to cardiovascular physiology. This includes demonstrating techniques to students and helping them develop new techniques. Also involves answering any questions or helping students with any problems they have regarding the course content. Training is provided fortnightly to demonstrators to ensure that we are familiar with content and with the lab practicals.


June 2021 - present


September 2019 - present
IB Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics Tutor
Teach the IB curriculum for Chemistry and Biology (at Standard and Higher Level) and Maths (at Standard Level). Ensure that students understand all concepts outlined in the syllabus and strengthen their knowledge and understanding.

Bibo Global Opportunity Inc.

March 2019 - March 2022
English Tutor - Native Speaker
Teach English to non-native English speakers. This includes reading and comprehension, writing, listening and speaking. Different activities and materials are used in accordance to what the student is interested in.


February 2019 - present
NCEA Level 2 Statistics, Biology and Chemistry Tutor
Provided tutoring in NCEA Level 2 Statistics, Biology and Chemistry. Provided worksheets and exercises to help individual practice their knowledge and reiterate what they had learnt to enhance their understanding of the content presented. Also helped go through any content they were unfamiliar with or had any issues understanding.


February 2019 - present
Private Biology Tutor
Teaching the fundamentals of biology, as well as addressing any other areas of science the individual is interested in. I work through a certain syllabus with them, to ensure they have the basics before they continue further to grasp more complex concepts. I also provide worksheets every session containing info from the last lesson, as a recap for them, and any other resources that will aid them in their learning.


October 2018 - January 2019
Private Piano Tutor
Offered private piano tutoring to individuals of all ages. Helped improve their piano techniques, as well identifying certain components of music. Planned lessons in accordance to the individual's level of skill, and composed music scores that would help with their learning.


October 2018 - January 2019
Private Violin Tutor
Taught the basic skills of the violin, including reading music. Focused on trying to get students engaged with the instrument, by teaching them drills and exercises that were fun yet effective in developing skills and techniques.


September 2015 - November 2015
Volunteer Tutor
I volunteered to work in the Kids4Kids Buddy Programme, where we worked with underprivileged kids in Hong Kong between the ages of 5 and 14, and helped them with their English - reading, writing and verbal skills.


January 2014 - November 2015
Private Piano Tutor
Taught piano to kids between the ages of 6 and 12, teaching them the basics of piano. Not only did we focus on the technique and skills involved in playing the piano, but I also taught them how to read music. Specifically, we looked at identifying certain articulations and elements in music.


January 2014 - November 2015
Private Chinese Tutor
Taught individuals the basics of Chinese - intonations, reading, writing, etc. Created flashcards to help with their learning and understanding, as well as getting them engaged through fun activities and projects. Also assigned homework tasks to help them practice their skills.


Super informative

she was super nice and made things very easy and simple to understand!! I was able to convey my questions and get great answers
By: Madison

Neuroantaomy Review Session

Joan is a very bright individual who made reviewing neuro fun! She was very patient with good insight as to what I needed to prepare. Will be booking another session!
By: Phil


Joan was my tutor for a solid year and a half. I studied IB Bio (HL) and Chem (SL). Joan made the large and difficult syllabus, clear and easy to understand. I also really enjoyed my tutor lessons and I would highly recommend her to anyone taking IB or NCEA.
By: Ailish

excellent tutor

she explains the problems very well great tutor
By: P.

Really Thorough!

Joan was great! She really made sure I understood the mechanisms. Would recommend!
By: Oumaima