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Diane C.

Sun City, AZ

$40/hr

A plus tutor for English/ESL/Spanish

Background check passed as of 1/24/12
Usually responds in about 1 day

A plus tutor for English/ESL/Spanish

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I am here to help you succeed! I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, a Master's degree in TESOL and twenty- five years experience in teaching English, English as a Second Language and Spanish to all age levels from pre-K - college and adults. I have created curriculum with Language Leaders! to teach children. I have taught English in Paris, France, ESL in various public and private schools in Illinois including after school reading programs for ELL students and Spanish for native English speakers. I believe in a holistic approach to language using natural language and real-life situations. I assess each student's learning styles and connect personally to motivate students to learn. Through my methods, I have helped many students improve their grades, their reading, speaking and writing fluency.

I am happy to tutor in your home or at a quiet, comfortable space like a library of your choice. I am flexible with tutoring times to accommodate schedules, but appreciate as much advance notice as possible.

I will help you succeed in your language learning goals!

Testimonials

"Excellent reading tutor"

- Jennifer, North Aurora, IL on 1/18/13
Diane replied on 1/21/2013

Thank you so much! I appreciate your feedback. Your son is a delight and it warms my heart to know I had a hand in his progress. He should be very proud!

"Awesome Teacher"

- Purna, Aurora, IL on 4/3/14

"Well rounded Teacher - Creative lessons"

- Moira, Naperville, IL on 5/3/12

"Productive time"

- Mardeanna, Naperville, IL on 4/4/12
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

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 have an Illinois K-8 teaching certificate.

ESL/ESOL

I have ESL endorsement on my teaching certificate. I have over 15 years experience teaching ESL to various age levels.

Phonics

I have a BS in Elementary Education and an MA in teaching ESL. I have taught ESL to all levels and Reading to elementary students using various methods, but I employ phonics as part of the teaching when necessary or particularly useful. I understand the sounds/phonemes and particulars of how pronunciation effects the learner's understanding of meanings of words and how to connect that with our unusual spelling in the English language. My knowledge of Spanish and French also have allowed me to have a greater understanding for how sounds are heard and defined in written form. Each language has its unique rules, and phonics helps teach those rules.

Spanish

I have taught Spanish to children and created loads of curriculum in this field throughout the years. I use games and songs with other activities to make it interesting and fun.

Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Elementary Education
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Master's
American University of Paris
Graduate Coursework

Education

Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Elementary Education)

Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Master's)

American University of Paris (Graduate Coursework)

Excellent reading tutor — Diane has been tutoring my first grade son in reading for two months. He was below grade level when he began his sessions with Diane. He has made tremendous strides in two months. He is now at or above grade level in all subjects. Prior to knowing we were working with a tutor, his teacher commented on his significant improvement. She noted that as his confidence has grown in reading, his over ...

— Jennifer, North Aurora, IL on 1/18/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Diane will travel within 12 miles of Sun City, AZ 85351.


About Diane

I am here to help you succeed! I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, a Master's degree in TESOL and twenty- five years experience in teaching English, English as a Second Language and Spanish to all age levels from pre-K - college and adults. I have created curriculum with Language Leaders! to teach children. I have taught English in Paris, France, ESL in various public and private schools in Illinois including after school reading programs for ELL students and Spanish for native English speakers. I believe in a holistic approach to language using natural language and real-life situations. I assess each student's learning styles and connect personally to motivate students to learn. Through my methods, I have helped many students improve their grades, their reading, speaking and writing fluency.

I am happy to tutor in your home or at a quiet, comfortable space like a library of your choice. I am flexible with tutoring times to accommodate schedules, but appreciate as much advance notice as possible.

I will help you succeed in your language learning goals!

Testimonials

"Excellent reading tutor"

- Jennifer, North Aurora, IL on 1/18/13
Diane replied on 1/21/2013

Thank you so much! I appreciate your feedback. Your son is a delight and it warms my heart to know I had a hand in his progress. He should be very proud!

"Awesome Teacher"

- Purna, Aurora, IL on 4/3/14

"Well rounded Teacher - Creative lessons"

- Moira, Naperville, IL on 5/3/12

"Productive time"

- Mardeanna, Naperville, IL on 4/4/12
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Education

Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Elementary Education
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Master's
American University of Paris
Graduate Coursework

Education

Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Elementary Education)

Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Master's)

American University of Paris (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Sun City, AZ 85351

Diane’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

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.


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