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Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Elementary Education)
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Master's)
American University of Paris (Graduate Coursework)
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! 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, Read more
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 overall attitude and class participation has improved dramatically. We are planning on continuing with Diane, and would highly recommend her.
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!
Diane is helpful in all ways. She is helping my child raise her grades in Language Arts class. Not only that, but she takes learning and turns it into to something fun. She truly is a great teacher.
I am very grateful to work with Diane. She is a wonderful tutor as well as a wonderful person.
She was able to analyze my needs and beautifully combine her knowledge to create a perfect lesson plan for me. Diane provides me strategies to improve my public speaking. Every lesson is very creative. Diane has knowledge of different languages and she uses her know-how to help me to identify my area that need improvement.
My children and I were unprepared, but Diane did a great job making the time productive. Thanks for your patience's Diane!
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I have an Illinois K-8 teaching certificate.
I have ESL endorsement on my teaching certificate. I have over 15 years experience teaching ESL to various age levels.
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.
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.
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