StudySpot Vancouver


Watch Cindy’s recent interview on Savant & Sage!  Cindy discusses Executive Function and how Academic Coaching is an effective support for students who struggle to keep organized and manage themselves academically.

Cindy Barnett Stibbard is pleased to be joining StudySpot and bringing Academic Coaching support to Vancouver and the North Shore.

After leaving her ten year teaching career at a private school in West Vancouver in 2008, Cindy Barnett Stibbard began Ms. Barnett’s Tutoring Company so she could keep her hands in the world of education while raising her children.  She sees Academic Coaching to be a natural fit to the tutoring services she has provided her community for the past 11 years.

Cindy is a natural educator. She appreciates that each young mind is unique and that every student has the competence to succeed if provided the proper tools to do so. She loves to help students of all ages reach their full potential and to truly instill in them a love of life-long learning.

Cindy has spent a significant amount of her career working with children with various learning differences; specifically Dyslexia.  Having a Dyslexic son herself, she appreciates the great importance of supporting learning by teaching the specific skills students need in order to strengthen their confidence to succeed.  Cindy also has experience working with students who struggle with attention deficit and weak executive functioning.

When Cindy discovered StudySpot, their simple philosophy resonated strongly with her.  She too believes that the key to academic success comes not from content-specific academic support alone, but primarily from equipping students with the organization and academic tools they require to be effective learners.   StudySpot offers just that, and Cindy is very excited to bring the StudySpot brand of Academic Coaching to the students of Vancouver and the North Shore.

In any given moment we have two options: to step forwards into growth or to step back into safety.”  Abraham Maslow

What people are saying about us

  • I would like to thank our coach and your organization for giving my son a great opportunity to improve. He is much more responsible now and understands the importance of working hard as well as how to work and organize himself.

    Chieko(mother of grade 10 student)
  • Thanks for your good work with our son – I believe we are starting to see some positive changes and improvements. He seems to have a positive attitude overall and he is getting at his work on his own initiative which is good to see.

    David(father of grade 12 student)
  • Our daughter feels much more confident and on top of her work and comments often about how strong her marks have become. She feels that her sessions with you have been a big reason for the turn around.

    Sharon(mother of grade 8 student)
  • Thank you very much for providing such a very helpful facility for my daughter. She has benefited so much from the program, not only for her present situation but I think for life. Your coaches were excellent and they gave her the motivation, guidance, self-confidence and self-esteem that she lacked.

    Sandora(mother of grade 12 student)
  • Our coach works hard with our son in helping him approach his academic studies with more maturity, effectiveness and independence. Our son has responded well to his mentors coaching and guidance.

    Barbara(mother of grade 11 student)