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Diana R.

West Hills, CA

$40/hr

Spanish/ESL/French tutor

Background check passed as of 9/11/09
Usually responds in about 8 hours

Spanish/ESL/French tutor

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Born and raised in the United Kingdom I graduated with a BA in Modern Languages and Literature, French and Spanish, and proceeded to do a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (language teaching). After this I spent six years living and working in Spain where I taught EFL and Spanish. I then wanted to 'do my bit' for the Third World and moved to Haiti where I worked for the United Nations teaching in a Montessori teacher training school. Evacuated in 1991 I came to California where I began teaching ESL for the parents of children in the Head Start program in San Fernando as well as giving private French and Spanish classes.

I eventually took another position at a residential facility where I taught ESL to the staff and Spanish to management. In 2000 I began tutoring students in their homes which is something I really enjoy due to the personal touch and individual treatment you can give to each student. I have taught both adults and children studying varying levels of Spanish, French or ESL. I have my CBEST & am currently working for Kaplan Learning Center teaching TOEFL."

Testimonials

"Very patient."

- Kim, West Hills, CA on 1/29/13

"First Session"

- Tonya, Simi Valley, CA on 12/18/08
English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French, Spanish
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
French, Spanish
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

I have the British qualification of a Post Graduate Certificate of Education which qualified me to teach ESL as well as French and Spanish. After graduating I taught ESL or EFL as it was known at the time, in Spain. My students were of varying ages and levels. In England I also taught at an international school near Cambridge. Here in the USA I gave classes at the Learning Tree University and have done a lot of private one on one tutoring. I believe in teaching situational ESL that is useful and practical and in encouraging students to speak and listen rather than just learning the grammar. I love teaching and am accustomed to working with many different cultures.

Manchester Metropolitan University
French and Spanish
Leeds University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Manchester Metropolitan University (French and Spanish)

Leeds University (Graduate Coursework)

Very patient. — Diana is a very patient and caring tutor. She helped my teenage daughter with Spanish 2 and was very encouraging and used great positive reinforcement. She helped build her confidence in Spanish. She is also very knowledgeable on the subject. I would highly recommend her. ...

— Kim, West Hills, CA on 1/29/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Travel policy

Diana will travel within 10 miles of West Hills, CA 91307.


About Diana

Born and raised in the United Kingdom I graduated with a BA in Modern Languages and Literature, French and Spanish, and proceeded to do a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (language teaching). After this I spent six years living and working in Spain where I taught EFL and Spanish. I then wanted to 'do my bit' for the Third World and moved to Haiti where I worked for the United Nations teaching in a Montessori teacher training school. Evacuated in 1991 I came to California where I began teaching ESL for the parents of children in the Head Start program in San Fernando as well as giving private French and Spanish classes.

I eventually took another position at a residential facility where I taught ESL to the staff and Spanish to management. In 2000 I began tutoring students in their homes which is something I really enjoy due to the personal touch and individual treatment you can give to each student. I have taught both adults and children studying varying levels of Spanish, French or ESL. I have my CBEST & am currently working for Kaplan Learning Center teaching TOEFL."

Testimonials

"Very patient."

- Kim, West Hills, CA on 1/29/13

"First Session"

- Tonya, Simi Valley, CA on 12/18/08

Education

Manchester Metropolitan University
French and Spanish
Leeds University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Manchester Metropolitan University (French and Spanish)

Leeds University (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of West Hills, CA 91307

Diana’s Subjects

English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French, Spanish
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
French, Spanish
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French, 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.


Background Check Status for Diana R.

Diana R. passed a background check on 9/11/09. The check was ordered by Diana through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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