"Expertise in the subject area, excellent teaching strategies and patient."
Sandy from Brewster, NY on 2/24/12
Diane S. tutored my daughter in SAT Math. She has the gift to be able to identify where weaknesses lie and sets specific goals to overcome those weaknesses. Not only was basic and advanced math reviewed so that my daughter was refreshed in all areas, but she also took the time to work through different strategies for solving various types of problems, which is so important when taking a test such as the math SAT. Diane has a wonderfully pleasant personality, is very patient, well organized, and brings forth a lot of expertise. Diane always communicates to me at the end of the lesson what she went over, what review is still needed and the progress that is being made. Her expertise in the subject area, her teaching strategies and goal setting skills really set her apart from others. I highly recommend Diane S.
Sheila from Ridgefield, CT on 12/6/13
It's been two months since Diane has been working with our son and he has been doing tremendously well in his chemistry class. He has achieved the best grades so far than any of his other high school science classes. Diane is patient and knows how to teach science in a way to help students develop deeper understanding, and critically think about the purpose of what they are learning.
Tammy from Ridgefield, CT on 11/18/13
Diane was very thorough and knowledgeable coupled with a great personality and friendly manner made it a very positive experience.
"Excellent Teaching Techniques"
Lori from Brookfield, CT on 11/13/13
Diane has a knack for teaching students at all levels. She understands their frustrations in dealing with difficult concepts and is excellent at teaching them new skills to understand these concepts. She is very patient and kind and my son really enjoys working with her. In addition, she is responsible and dedicated in helping her students advance their learning ability. I would highly recommend Diane for other students looking to improve upon their skills.
"Great Fit for our 8th grader."
Becky from Stamford, CT on 11/8/13
Diane has been providing tutoring in ISEE math. Diane's gentle manner and experience are really helping our daughter to brush up on old math concepts, solidify currents ones, and understand the unique (and tricky) aspects of doing math on this test. Diane provides detailed and constructive reports after each tutoring session.
"Help with physics too!"
Karen from Weston, CT on 10/30/13
Diane is helping us with physics. Since we have been getting help in algebra and geometry, this transition to physics is helpful.
Nancy from Stormville, NY on 10/10/13
I was almost in tears within the first 15 minutes. I'm 43 and have not looked at a math textbook in over 20 yrs. I was going to give up and scratch the idea of taking my entrance exam for school. However, that all quickly changed with Diane. I went from being clueless to quickly learning the information. The math problems went from being challenging to EASY! I will need many more hours of help from Diane, but I am confident that I will succeed. Diane has an ability to transform her skills and teaching style to the student's learning ability.
"Great Tutor! Praxis II Elementary Ed Math and Science Content"
Jessica from Ridgefield, CT on 10/6/13
Diane was wonderful-- she really helped me understand mathematical concepts that I was not comfortable with prior to tutoring with her. She aided me in learning how to read word problems, which was my biggest struggle. She was also good with science content, and helped me understand bigger picture ideas in order to prepare for my Praxis II Exams. She was very patient and was a great teacher to work with because she explained things systematically and clearly.
Overall, this was a very beneficial experience that I hope will pay off.
"Great first impression!"
Donna from North Salem, NY on 9/22/13
Diane and my daughter got along great from the beginning! Diane is very patient and ensured my daughter understood a concept before moving on. She made sure to give my daughter tips before she left. I would definitely recommend Diane!!!
"Excellent detail "
Gregory from Ridgefield, CT on 9/9/13
Diane is very experienced and comes very well prepared for each lesson. She teaches her students numerous tips and procedures how to avoid making mistakes. We look forward to working with her throughout the year.
"Good tutor "
Mary from Ridgefield, CT on 9/3/13
Diane is a good tutor with lots of patience dealing with students who are not necessarily "top" students! My daughter feels as if she has learned ACT strategies that will help her to succeed on the upcoming test.
Anthony from Danbury, CT on 8/31/13
Diane is a great math tutor! My gre math scores started low and after only 3 reviews with her I saw great improvement. I highly recommend Diane.
"Excellent first day!"
Diane/ mitch from Bridgewater, CT on 8/31/13
Our daughter came away from the first lesson and said "she is REALLY good!" I learned so much in those two hours than I had in school and Diane made it so clear and simple.
Alex from South Kent, CT on 8/26/13
My daughter is enjoying working with Diane. We are in early stages but thus far it seems to be a success. I will write in more depth as we proceed but so far it is working out well.
Update: After a few sessions with Diane, our daughter's math skills have noticeably improved. Thank you, Diane, for your mentorship. We will be in touch.
"Patient, flexible, and motivating!"
Lilly from Danbury, CT on 8/17/13
We have been working with Diane for some time now. I began using her to prepare my son for his SAT's. The results were amazing. Not only did his scores improve, but so did his confidence. When my daughter was having trouble with algebra and geometry, we didn't hesitate for one moment. I contacted Diane and she began tutoring my daughter. Diane is so kind and patient, that tutoring has become a welcoming coaching session for my daughter. She never complains and looks forward to spending time with Diane. Once again, her confidence has become evident and her grades have improved! I would highly recommend Diane!
Grades and confidence continue to improve. Furthermore, Diane looks to the future and provides my daughter with what to expect and a plan to prepare for what is coming ahead.
The new year begins and we look forward to work with Diane again.
"Great individualized tutoring."
Mary from Newtown, CT on 6/13/13
Diane was able to identify my daughter's specific weaknesses and to focus and teach her strategies to compensate and manage her time in preparation for the ACT. She is thorough, easy to work with, reliable, and provides excellent feedback regarding the lessons. I recommend her highly! Diane continues to do an amazing job individualizing her instruction to my daughter's needs. I couldn't be more pleased with her tutoring. Diane is professional and knowledgeable. I recommend her highly. Another great, individualized lesson. I am continuing with Diane even though my daughter has already taken her ACT. She is working on final exam preparation and continues to be an invaluable resource!
"Goes above and beyond"
Karen from Bethel, CT on 6/5/13
Diane has been very patient with my daughter and put in a very long session to prep her for her final exam. The extra time really paid off as my daughter did well on the exam!
Michele from Wappingers Falls, NY on 5/13/13
Hi Diane. It was a pleasure meeting with you today. You are extremely patient and precise in your instructions. I will do my utmost to follow your instructions and to double check my answers.
You sent me away feeling so much better about what I need to do and cover in order to be successful.
And, thank you very much for your encouragement. It is greatly appreciated.
I look forward to next Monday, same place, same time.
Diane replied on 5/13/2013:
This student is preparing for a college math placement exam as well as the TEAS V. (Thank you Michele!)
"The first lesson with my son went great."
Richard from Brookfield, CT on 5/6/13
We asked Diane to tutor our son in preparation for his SAT and ACT. As we felt the instruction he was getting at High School was not getting through to him leading up to the exams so we saw the need for a personal tutor. Diane met that need. The feedback from my son on the initial session was very positive and he is actually looking forward to the next session. Well done Diane!
Kim from Brewster, NY on 4/30/13
My daughter came home from school after having one session with Diane and said she was answering the questions in algebra before the teacher finished the equations on the board! This was a huge boost for my daughters self esteem! I just can't wait to see what two sessions will do! I think Diane is awesome!
"Excellent tutor! "
Joan from Danbury, CT on 4/28/13
Before the first session with Diane, my son attempted to get out of the tutoring. Amazingly enough, afterwards he said he may need 2 hour sessions. I am so pleased with Diane's knowledge and demeanor. A wonderful first tutoring experience. Thank you, Diane.
Another successful session! Thank you, Diane.
I wish I had hired Diane sooner. It is money well spent! Thank you, again.
After each lesson my son is energized and very happy. Diane seems to be a very positive influence and inspirational. Thank you.
Again, a pleasure to see Diane and my son sitting together and working hard. Thank you for the last minute time change.
Diane replied on 5/14/2013:
This student is preparing for the SAT. (Thank you Joan!)
"My son has gained a lot of confidence."
Leslie from Brewster, NY on 4/22/13
Solid lessons with Diane --- very patient and able to communicate very, very clearly -- has enabled my son to gain more confidence to the point where he wants to try AP Math next year!
Diane replied on 5/14/2013:
These tutoring sessions are in Geometry and the student will be taking the NY state regents. The student is also preparing in advance for the SATs next year. (Thank you Leslie!)
"Great in every way."
Michael from Pawling, NY on 4/19/13
My son really likes Diane and he IS learning. Boys can be tough so I feel I got very lucky when I found Diane. No one told me about her, I read her profile and had a good feeling and thankfully that feeling turned out to be correct. We are very, very pleased with Diane. I wish we had started sooner.
It has been a few weeks now and Diane continues to see what is needed and Michael is coming along nicely.
Diane replied on 5/14/2013:
This student is being tutored in Algebra 2/ Trig, as well as preparing for the SAT, ACT and NY State Regents.
Erin from Roxbury, CT on 3/26/13
Diane S. met with my daughter six times over her March break to work on SAT Math prep. The feedback about her progress for each session and the test-taking exercises done at home was extremely detailed and helpful. We were very pleased with our entire experience!
"Excellent SAT Math prep tutor."
Rory from New Fairfield, CT on 3/17/13
We hired Diane as a tutor this summer to assist in developing a strategy to improve my daughter’s math/SAT scores. Diane began by reviewing and assessing my daughter’s basic math knowledge/skills then developed a plan to address areas requiring improvement. My daughter is becoming more confident in the areas of math that Diane has reviewed with her. I highly recommend Diane as a tutor.
Nara from Danbury, CT on 2/20/13
Diane helped me understand 4 years worth of high school math in a short period of time. It wasn't easy at all but she was very patient with me and even worked overtime without charging for it! She will be very understanding to your situation and work hard to make sure you get ahead. Thanks Diane.
Diane replied on 5/16/2013:
This student is preparing the the GED.
Tino from Danbury, CT on 10/5/12
I do believe that my daughter is trying hard to get more familiar with the math. She tells me that your explain the problems well. I have credit the account so you can continue to help her. Thanks.
"Great follow through!"
Logan from Danbury, CT on 10/3/12
Diane came to us to help my daughter with her (lack of) math skills for the SAT exam. She worked very hard to help my daughter understand the concepts, even showed her ways to actually get thru the test itself. Diane helped her build her own confidence levels, so we hope the score will increase.
Diane has a positive attitude,not a hard old-school approach, and was very accommodating. A great tutor, glad we had her!
Melissa from Brookfield, CT on 10/2/12
Diane has been a great tutor for my daughter. She is patient, friendly and thorough. My child always leaves feeling more confident about the material and never complains about going to the sessions.
Dariel from Danbury, CT on 9/1/12
If I were to describe Diane in one word, it would be patient. Never met someone so knowledgeable about accuplacer tests or algebra in my whole student career. Diane was very reasonable when it came to price, and teaching always came first. She even exceeded the time we agreed upon just to make sure what I learned stuck.
She also tutored my sister, and when they were done the first text my sister sent to me was "she's awesome!" Believe me when I say Diane is an Ace, you can't go wrong.
"Best Tutor Ever!!"
Monica from Mahopac, NY on 8/13/12
This is an update of our experience with Diane, the tutor we chose to work with our College student that had such a delay in Math we did not think it would be possible to pass a College Algebra course. Diane exceeded all our expectations. She was quick to accommodate our daughter's schedule, never missed a class and we had no problem getting in touch with her. Diane was able to unlock my daughter's phobia with Math, she was able to actually teach her valuable steps that ultimately helped her understand the subject and was instrumental in my daughter's success. She passed her course and what is most important is that she gained a new confidence in herself that will allow her to move forward with all areas of study. We can't thank Diane enough for what she has done and how easy she was to work with. Diane's vast knowledge and patience is what made all the difference in our daughter's life. We thank you Diane!!!
Liz from Brewster, NY on 6/18/12
My daughters were very skeptical about being tutored in their least favorite subject for a test they are dreading. After only one lesson, they feel encouraged and a lot less intimidated. They both felt Diane is very nice, supportive and knowledgeable. They are actually looking forward to working with her. What a relief for me!
Diane has continued to be extremely helpful and supportive. My daughters are feeling much more comfortable about the upcoming SAT test. I'm glad she suggested starting the lessons when we did otherwise it would have been a lot more pressure. The pace has worked out well and the girls are much more confident. One will be taking the test next week. We are eager to see her performance.
Once again Diane has been a real added value in helping my daughters build their math skills and confidence. We can't thank her enough for all her insights and helpfulness.
Kimberly from Brookfield, CT on 6/12/12
Diane is amazing. She is patient and very helpful to anyone who struggles with math. Highly recommended to people who just need a little encouragement with great teaching strategies!
Diane from Sherman, CT on 6/7/12
Best tutor I've hired to date! Her detailed review is very informative. She was very patient with my son and able to help him begin to unravel confusing concepts. Thank you!
"Excellent knowledge of SAT/ACT prep"
Patricia from New Fairfield, CT on 6/6/12
Diane is a wonderful tutor with broad knowledge of math SAT/ACT type and weight of questions. She can also identify math "blocks" very quickly and find problem solving methods that work. I highly recommend Diane!
Harriet from Ridgefield, CT on 6/4/12
After all a few hour long sessions, Diane managed to tutor my son's way to an 80 point increase on the math portion of the SAT. Thanks, Diane.
"Very Reassuring! "
Elizabeth from Danbury, CT on 5/22/12
Diane is wonderful! She made me feel a lot more confident about taking the Praxis math test. She works with me step-by-step to make sure I have the skills I need to apply myself when taking the test. I love her sense of humor, encouragement. It is always difficult doing something that you are not completely comfortable with in front of another person, but Diane is very patient. My favorite thing about Diane is the way she breaks down the math problems, while many people follow a series of “steps” when doing math problems Diane looks at the important key components in the problem and breaks it down into a better understanding way, she also had many helpful tricks that will save a lot of time when solving certain difficult problems.
Cheryl from Redding, CT on 5/20/12
I hired Diane to tutor my 8th grade son in Algebra. He was really struggling and had dropped down to the D range in the class. Within a few sessions Diane had caught him up with the rest of the class and brought his grade up to the B+ range. He is very comfortable working with Diane and has gained so much confidence in the class. I wish I had hired her much soon. I strongly recommend her for your child.
"What a terrific tutor!"
Samantha from New Fairfield, CT on 5/10/12
Diane has been meeting with my daughter weekly, leading up to the June SAT. I cannot say enough positive things about her tutoring ability! Besides being a wonderfully nice person (which she is), she has given my daughter invaluable strategies to work through SAT math problems, and also taught her the art of "skipping" questions with discrimination. Most of all, though, she has given my daughter confidence in her own abilities, which is something she did not have before. I would recommend her VERY highly to anyone seeking a math tutor for their child. Thanks, Diane, for all your help!
"Super Helpful!! I absolutely recommend!!"
Megan from New Milford, CT on 5/9/12
She was super helpful, increased my confidence and helped me know what I was doing on the test! She was very kind and really helped specify what I needed more help on. She also gave me a lot of test taking strategies which was really helpful when actually taking the test!
Diane replied on 5/16/2013:
This student was preparing for the SAT.
Karen from Easton, CT on 4/26/12
Diane is a lovely person and a great tutor. She has helped my daughter improve her math grade. I would highly recommend her services.
Diane replied on 5/14/2013:
These sessions are in Geometry.
"Great math tutor, easy to reach, responded quickly to my request and worked with us to establish a schedule that was mutually convenient"
Barbara from Ridgefield, CT on 2/28/12
I was looking for a math tutor for my 11th grade daughter to help her brush up on her math skills prior to taking the SAT test. I reviewed Diane's profile and felt that she would be a good match. I contacted her and she replied in a timely fashion. Diane was enthusiastic, upbeat and had many good ideas on how to get my daughter up to speed. She wasn't about the "quick" sale. She offered a variety of options to fit the pocketbook of the parent and I really appreciated that. So many times the SAT prep is all about the money, so having the opportunity to have a qualified professional work one on one with your child and also offer a reasonably priced service was invaluable. My daughter has enjoyed working with Diane, she feels a lot more confident with her math skills and is much less nervous about taking the SAT test.
Nancy from Southbury, CT on 2/23/12
Diane S. is very patient with my child. She understands when the concept is not fully understood by my child. She will then find a new method or example to explain the concept with my child until she understands the math. My child feels like she is making great headway in her math knowledge and is more confident. Her math grades are improving and she no longer dreads doing her math homework. My child enjoys her tutoring sessions. I highly recommend Diane as a tutor.
Diane replied on 5/14/2013:
These sessions are in Algebra 1, middle school.
"Very Much Liked by My Children"
Warren from Wilton, CT on 2/14/12
Diane tutored my twin sons in SAT math. The children say their scores have improved on sample tests, and they are learning a lot. Diane is always very punctual and comes well equipped with work materials. She appears well organized in her presentations. I would recommend her to other parents and students who need help in this area.
"Great, flexible tutor"
Crisy from Bridgeport, CT on 2/14/12
Diane was great! She helped my son to grasp various math concepts on the ACT; the difference was almost immediate. Diane was flexible, gave us great materials to work with and gave my son great strategies to use. I highly recommend her!
"Great Tutor "
Eric from Brookfield, CT on 2/7/12
Diane has been great and our son has said that he is gaining a lot of insight into the SAT testing process. Diane has been on time to the scheduled appointments and very accommodating to our schedule.
Charissa from Somers, NY on 1/9/12
Diane really helps me identify my strengths and weaknesses in preparing for the mathematics portion of the SAT. She is very patient and helps build my confidence in my ability to do math problems that may appear difficult at first. Overall, I feel I will do well on the exam because of her tutoring. Highly Recommended!
JAMES from Mahopac, NY on 11/4/11
My son went up 10 points in Math and 30 points on the English section!
Diane replied on 5/16/2013:
These sessions were for a student hoping for an even higher score than he had on the SAT. He had more room to improve in the verbal sections, for which I gave him pointers, than in the math, and did very well.