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Diane P.

M.Ed Trained Reading Specialist

Birmingham, AL (35242)

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Thomas Jefferson once wrote, "I cannot live without books." I consider it an honor to help children fall in love with books who have previously found reading frustrating. My family owned a bookstore for years and it was always a delight to help people find literary treasure! I have a M.Ed from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and am trained in the Wilson Reading System, an instruction method that caters mainly to challenged readers K-adult. It requires at least 2 sessions per week, parent involvement and an ongoing commitment, but is very thorough. I also tutor all K-6 subjects, specializing in English, writing and grammar. I teach out of an office convenient to Hoover/Homewood/Mntnbrk/Vestavia and the 280 corridor, with a lovely waiting room. It is free of distractions that are found at home or in public spaces and I am able to utilize more materials. I will travel further than 10 miles for an additional fee. I have raised a wonderful young man who is an Eagle Scout and is on scholarship at Samford University. Thank you!

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Diane’s subjects

ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Phonics
Elementary (K-6th), English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Public Speaking


I am a Wilson Method Reading Instructor with a Masters in Education and have helped children with dyslexia gain competence and confidence in decoding (reading) and encoding (writing and spelling). I also love to foster a love of reading and storytelling in literature.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a MEd in K-6th and especially love working with reading, English, grammar, spelling, vocabulary and writing issues. Thank you!


I have loved the English language all my life. I am an avid reader and writer and have been accepted into the Sewanee School of Letters to earn a MFA in Writing. I have a MEd and enjoy all things word, speech, book and story!


I have been trained in the Wilson Method of reading instruction, a very in depth model with high success rates for challenged readers. I also hold a Master's in Education. My students must be willing to commit to at least two sessions per week, long term, with parent involvement. The investment is high, but so is the pay off! Thank you!

Public Speaking

They say the greatest fear is public speaking. Not for me! I minored in Theatre in college, I lector at church, belong to a storytelling guild and am a member of Toastmasters Int'l! If improving your public speaking skills is a goal, allow me to help you increase your confidence, get your message across and let your brilliance shine!

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University of Alabama (Communications)

Lipscomb University (MEd)

Sewanee The University of the South School of Letters (Graduate Coursework)

Fabulous tutor! — Our son has been working with Diane on reading for a little more than a year now. She is so patient and works so well with him. His improvement has been astounding. She really has a love for what she does. ...

— Pratt from Birmingham, AL on 5/15/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Diane will travel within 5 miles of Birmingham, AL 35242.

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