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Retired Cert.Teacher Elem thru High School SpEd & Gen. Studies

Little Elm, TX (75068)

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I am a Retired Cert.Teacher who specializes in Special Education, Basic French & Spanish, Pre-Algebra, Reading, Language Arts, Test Preparation and Study Skills. In addition, I have B.S. in Psychology, A.A. in Sociology, and an A.S. in Dietetics. I have taught both General Ed and Special Needs (inclusive and resource) students, Elementary to High School level, as well as gifted students in a public school system.

The techniques I use in tutoring are very basic. First determine how the student learns: Is it through kinesthetic, auditory or visual instruction? Does the student use flash cards for general memorization or does he/she need verbal repetition (auditory) for results? Your child's learning style must be determined first for maximum results, and this is what I do that sets me apart from other teaching styles.


DIANA’s subjects

English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, TOEFL, Writing
ESL/ESOL, French, Spanish, TOEFL
Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, French, Reading, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, French, Spanish


I have received my Special Ed certification in both Florida and Georgia and have taught in public middle and high schools in both states. I taught students with Aspergers. Autism, SLD, ADD/ADHD, OHI, and EBD, and more. I received my certification in 7/2005 and 2007, respectively.


I have received my Teacher Certification in Special Ed in both Florida and Georgia, in 2005 & 2007, respectively. I have taught students with Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, SLD, ADD/ADHD, and EBD and more, in both Middle and High Schools.


I have received my Teacher's Certification for Special Ed in both Florida and Georgia in 2005 and 2007, respectively. I have taught students with Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, SLD, ADD/ADHD, OHI, EBD and more. I have taught SpEd students in both Middle and High School settings.

Elementary (K-6th)

My teaching certification is in Special Education K-12 however, I can General Ed as well in all subject areas, including study skills and test prep.


I have taught Language Arts (English) both as a Co-lab Inclusion teacher as well as a Special Ed teacher teaching Language Arts and covering curriculum-based English from general grammar, parts of speech, writing techniques, poetry, etc. In addition I have facilitated special projects and reports, teaching in the round (similar to Common Core instruction).


I have taken ESOL courses to broaden my teaching experience and have since worked with ESOL students in the classroom. I have also tutored Elementary French and Spanish, and have traveled extensively, which gives me global perspective when working with students where English is a second language.


I have taught and tutored students with dyslexia as well as students using the FUNNIX system at the elementary level in Georgia. I have also taken Reading Endorsement classes in Florida for PLU teacher points that covered basic phonics skills.


As an Honor Student in Spanish on the West Coast, I started my teaching career straight out of high school as a Bi-lingual Parapro. Years later, I became certified as a Special Ed teacher but have tutored primary-level Spanish for several years. If you need help with basic Spanish, simple verb conjugation, general conversation and vocabulary, I can help you!

Special Needs

I am a GA Certified Special Education teacher and can teach general studies as well to all students (including gifted students)such: as Social Studies, Pre-Algebra, US History and Study Skills. I am currently teaching in a Title 1 school, so I work during the school day, but am available to tutor in the evenings and occasionally on weekends for a short term project.

Study Skills

I can tutor children of all ages to help them with standardized tests such as the CRCT's. Gateway's, etc. I can also tutor older children and adults as well, so if you are preparing for a college entrance exam, need to write an essay, a resume, or pass an ASVAB test, let me know, and I can help! Successful testing and writing skills requires specific strategies to be effective and pass, whether you are a child or an adult.


I have taken ESOL courses and have experience in tutoring foreign language. I have also lived overseas learning languages in class and by the "full immersion" method. I am very familiar with the dynamics of the TOEFL tests and can help facilitate the student to pass.

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Liberty University (Psychology)

EXCELLENT tutor!! — Ms. Diana is absolutely wonderful! Prior to our son starting the tutoring program with Ms. Diana he was struggling with reading. After 4 lessons he is now reading at least one book at his level to us every night! I can't imagine what he can do after the 7th session. Ms. Diana is very knowledgeable and she is extremely patient. We are forever grateful to have found her and for all her help!! ...

— Nina from Atlanta, GA on 5/9/13

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