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Dianne W.

Houston, TX

$38/hr

English, Writing, Communication for Adults and Grades 5-College

Background check passed as of 2/28/12
Usually responds in about 8 hours

English, Writing, Communication for Adults and Grades 5-College

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Teaching is a calling to connect with another person and help them solve their problems, whether it be in a school setting or business and sales setting.

I have been both a public and private school teacher for grades 5-college, and a marketing director for a large medical practice. As a marketing director, I developed patient interest articles for magazines and websites. My main field of expertise is English writing, speaking, grammar and proofreading.

I will stay on task with a student and cover the material required for testing and course assignments. Sometimes what brings success to a student is having an encouraging tutor to sit right there and establish guidelines for reviewing the assignment. I work with many international students, both young people and adults, and I am pleased to report that much progress is made with improvement in speaking and writing English.

We can set up goals and objectives for you on our first visit. Some of my recent tutoring has involved helping the student to write well-formatted sentences, paragraphs and reports. Other students have seen improvement in their enunciation as we practice where to place proper stress on a word.

If it's study skills, improving your reading and speaking, or helping you edit your reports and essays, I am available day or evening for you, and I look forward to hearing from you. Please note additional certifications with WyzAnt in English, Bible studies, grammar,phonics, proofreading, Sat Writing, spelling, study skills, TOEFL, and vocabulary.

Happy Learning!

Dianne W.

Testimonials

"Wonderful tutor! "

- Yukiko, Houston, TX on 1/9/15

"Really good teacher. "

- Se eun, Houston, TX on 10/27/14

"Good Tutor"

- Leon, Houston, TX on 5/12/14

"Very skilled tutor!"

- Eunjoo, Houston, TX on 7/28/13

"Very helpful!"

- Lauren, Houston, TX on 6/28/13

"Awesome Teacher"

- Brittany, Houston, TX on 5/28/13

"Wonderful and flexible."

- Angela, College Park, MD on 3/27/13

"Great and very dedicated tutor."

- Abdullah, Houston, TX on 3/15/13

"Excellent tutor"

- Nga, Houston, TX on 2/13/13

"Great tutor with passionate and focus on areas of improvement "

- Abdullah, Houston, TX on 10/17/12

"Polite - Development Enrichment Driven"

- R, Missouri City, TX on 6/20/12

"Great tutor"

- Ohod, Beaumont, TX on 6/17/12

"Excellent teacher"

- Maria, Houston, TX on 4/19/12
English:
Bible Studies,
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading,
Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Writing,
TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
SAT Writing,
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Public Speaking

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.

Bible Studies

I am an ordained minister of the Christian faith and my husband and I have taught Bible studies for Prison Fellowship Ministry at Ramsey and Carol Young Prisons in the Houston area.

Bible learning is one of my passions and Scripture study has brought me into a more "level" state of being.

Although I am a Christian, most of my students are not, but adherents to the Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, or other beliefs. I respect that and do not attempt to proselytize.

Elementary (K-6th)

I received a BS in Education from the University of Houston in 1965. My major is in English. I have taught preschool, 5th grade and adults.

My specialty is in writing and for years I wrote news and web articles for a large medical practice.

I look forward to working with children, as well as adults,who seek to improve their English, reading and writing skills.

English

My degree is in Education and my major subject field is English. I am already working with four foreign students with their written and spoken English skills.

ESL/ESOL

With a BS in Education from The University of Houston in 1965, and a major in English, I can assist ESL/ESOL students in achieving a greater proficiency in reading, writing and speaking.

I taught ESL in Cairo, Egypt, at a Copt seminary, and feel that I learned as much (culturally speaking) from the students as they did from me.

With the increase of adult multi-national residents in Houston,and the importance of their gaining English proficiency, my skills and desire to inspire are a plus.

Grammar

I am certified as an English and grammar teacher, and writing is one of my specialties. I have helped students format their reports and essays, and taken a critical look at their sentence structure and grammatical correctness.

Phonics

With a BS in Education from The University of Houston in 1965, and a major in English, I have had years of training in teaching reading and phonics to children; and also, these principles apply to adults desiring to learn English grammar.

Proofreading

I have a degree in English from the University of Houston and experience writing web-based and magazine content for a large medical practice in Houston. Also I proof-read our web pages, brochure and magazine submissions written by others.

Currently, I am helping an attorney and a UH student with their reports. Both clients need help with proper grammar, punctuation and sentence flow.

I look forward to discussing how I can assist you in improving the readability of your essays and articles. Fees are negotiable for proof-reading services.

SAT Writing

As an English major, I love to write and can help the SAT student to organize and proofread his/her essay paper. I am certified by WyzAnt to tutor SAT essay writing. Also, I have written several articles for local magazines and I have a good feel for what engages the reader.

I look forward to helping the student create an articulate and well-written essay for the important SAT exam.

Study Skills

As a former 5th grade teacher, I know that good study/observation habits are the basis of success in everything we do. "Paying attention" is most of the battle in acquiring knowledge. The secret to paying attention is being interested in what the teacher or book is saying. How do we do that?

For history, government and social studies, for example, we need to take notes on key facts and ideas. Review what we have written and summarize by rewriting the main points.

I have a BS in Education, and also have an English major. When I help a student with grammar, it's important to begin with what the student knows and build on increasing his/her writing and speaking skills.

I look forward to helping the student understand how to priortize assignments and do the short assignments first. Also, another useful idea is using mnemonic techniques.

Each student acquires knowledge differently, and it's important to have a tutor that is sensitive to each student's needs.

Dianne

Writing

Writing engaging essay and articles for doctors and newspapers has been my field of expertise for 40 years.

With a major in English and years writing web and magazine articles for a large company, I can help you create your own style, and together we can make sure your grammar, sentence structure and punctuation are correct and appealing.



University of Houston
Education English

Education

University of Houston (Education English)

Wonderful tutor! — Dianne has a passion for teaching. We were having trouble with pronunciation and speaking clearly. Dianne gently taught us pronunciation in English time after time. We are very satisfied with our English lessons. ...

— Yukiko, Houston, TX on 1/9/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $38.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Dianne will travel within 10 miles of Houston, TX 77024.


About Dianne

Teaching is a calling to connect with another person and help them solve their problems, whether it be in a school setting or business and sales setting.

I have been both a public and private school teacher for grades 5-college, and a marketing director for a large medical practice. As a marketing director, I developed patient interest articles for magazines and websites. My main field of expertise is English writing, speaking, grammar and proofreading.

I will stay on task with a student and cover the material required for testing and course assignments. Sometimes what brings success to a student is having an encouraging tutor to sit right there and establish guidelines for reviewing the assignment. I work with many international students, both young people and adults, and I am pleased to report that much progress is made with improvement in speaking and writing English.

We can set up goals and objectives for you on our first visit. Some of my recent tutoring has involved helping the student to write well-formatted sentences, paragraphs and reports. Other students have seen improvement in their enunciation as we practice where to place proper stress on a word.

If it's study skills, improving your reading and speaking, or helping you edit your reports and essays, I am available day or evening for you, and I look forward to hearing from you. Please note additional certifications with WyzAnt in English, Bible studies, grammar,phonics, proofreading, Sat Writing, spelling, study skills, TOEFL, and vocabulary.

Happy Learning!

Dianne W.

Testimonials

"Wonderful tutor! "

- Yukiko, Houston, TX on 1/9/15

"Really good teacher. "

- Se eun, Houston, TX on 10/27/14

"Good Tutor"

- Leon, Houston, TX on 5/12/14

"Very skilled tutor!"

- Eunjoo, Houston, TX on 7/28/13

"Very helpful!"

- Lauren, Houston, TX on 6/28/13

"Awesome Teacher"

- Brittany, Houston, TX on 5/28/13

"Wonderful and flexible."

- Angela, College Park, MD on 3/27/13

"Great and very dedicated tutor."

- Abdullah, Houston, TX on 3/15/13

"Excellent tutor"

- Nga, Houston, TX on 2/13/13

"Great tutor with passionate and focus on areas of improvement "

- Abdullah, Houston, TX on 10/17/12

"Polite - Development Enrichment Driven"

- R, Missouri City, TX on 6/20/12

"Great tutor"

- Ohod, Beaumont, TX on 6/17/12

"Excellent teacher"

- Maria, Houston, TX on 4/19/12

Education

University of Houston
Education English

Education

University of Houston (Education English)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Houston, TX 77024

Dianne’s Subjects

English:
Bible Studies,
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading,
Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Writing,
TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
SAT Writing,
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Public Speaking

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 Dianne W.

Dianne W. passed a background check on 2/28/12. The check was ordered by Dianne through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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