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Over 800 tutoring hours

Diane P.

Birmingham, AL

$40/hour

M.Ed Wilson Trained Reading Instructor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 9/25/14
5.0 average from 285 ratings
Patient and positive attitude
— Kristi, Mount Olive, AL on 10/17/15

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University of Alabama
Communications
Lipscomb University
MEd
Sewanee The University of the South School of Letters
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Alabama (Communications)

Lipscomb University (MEd)

Sewanee The University of the South School of Letters (Graduate Coursework)

About Diane

Thomas Jefferson once wrote, "I cannot live without books." My goal is to encourage struggling readers to feel the same way! I consider it an honor to help children fall in love with books who have previously found reading frustrating. My family owned a bookstore for years and it was always a delight to help people find literary treasure! I have a M.Ed from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and am trained in the Wilson Reading System, an multi-sensory, research-based instruction method that caters mainly to challenged readers K-adult. It requires at least 2 sessions per week, parent involvement and an ongoing commitment, but is very thorough. I also tutor all K-6 subjects, specializing in English, writing and grammar. I teach out of an office convenient to Hoover/Homewood/Mntnbrk/Vestavia and the 280 corridor, with a lovely waiting room. It is free of distractions that are found at home or in public spaces and I am able to utilize more materials. I will travel further than 10 miles for an additional fee. I am the mother of one son who is a graduate of Samford University. Thank you! Thomas Jefferson once wrote, "I cannot live without books." My goal is to encourage struggling readers to feel the same way! I consider it an honor to help children fall in love with books who have previously found reading frustrating. My family owned a bookstore for years and it was always Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Birmingham, AL 35242
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Patient and positive attitude"

- Kristi, Mount Olive, AL on 10/17/15

"Fabulous tutor!"

- Pratt, Birmingham, AL on 5/16/14

"Diane is wonderful, energetic and patient with my struggling reader"

- Sherry, Leeds, AL on 1/17/14
English:
ACT English, English,
Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
American History
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Dyslexia

I am a Wilson Method Reading Instructor with a Masters in Education and have helped children with dyslexia gain competence and confidence in decoding (reading) and encoding (writing and spelling). I also love to foster a love of reading and storytelling in literature.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a MEd in K-6th and especially love working with reading, English, grammar, spelling, vocabulary and writing issues. Thank you!

English

I have loved the English language all my life. I am an avid reader and writer and have been accepted into the Sewanee School of Letters to earn a MFA in Writing. I have a MEd and enjoy all things word, speech, book and story!

Phonics

I have been trained in the Wilson Method of reading instruction, a very in depth model with high success rates for challenged readers. I also hold a Master's in Education. My students must be willing to commit to at least two sessions per week, long term, with parent involvement. The investment is high, but so is the pay off! Thank you!

University of Alabama
Communications
Lipscomb University
MEd
Sewanee The University of the South School of Letters
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Alabama (Communications)

Lipscomb University (MEd)

Sewanee The University of the South School of Letters (Graduate Coursework)

Patient and positive attitude — Diane is very thorough with her initial and weekly assessments. She's also very knowledgeable on History which my boys enjoy. She's very patient and has always has an upbeat and positive attitude. ...

— Kristi, Mount Olive, AL on 10/17/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Diane will travel within 5 miles of Birmingham, AL 35242.