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Diane P.

M.Ed Wilson Trained Reading Instructor

M.Ed Wilson Trained Reading Instructor

$40/hour

  • 1,259 hours tutoring

  • Birmingham, AL 35242

About Diane


Bio

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...

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!


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/25/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Diane hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

They say the greatest fear is public speaking. Not for me! I minored in Theatre in college, I lector at church, belong to a storytelling guild and am a member of Toastmasters Int'l! If improving your public speaking skills is a goal, allow me to help you increase your confidence, get your message across and let your brilliance shine!

Corporate Training

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

They say the greatest fear is public speaking. Not for me! I minored in Theatre in college, I lector at church, belong to a storytelling guild and am a member of Toastmasters Int'l! If improving your public speaking skills is a goal, allow me to help you increase your confidence, get your message across and let your brilliance shine!
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

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!
Phonics,

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!
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

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!
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

They say the greatest fear is public speaking. Not for me! I minored in Theatre in college, I lector at church, belong to a storytelling guild and am a member of Toastmasters Int'l! If improving your public speaking skills is a goal, allow me to help you increase your confidence, get your message across and let your brilliance shine!
ACT English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

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,

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!
Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

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,

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!
Reading, Writing

Special Needs

Dyslexia,

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.
Phonics

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!

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

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!
Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (375 ratings)
5 star
(368)
4 star
(6)
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1 star
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Reviews

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Ms. Diane is a wonderful tutor. She is patient and my daughter has become a confident reader while working with her. Plus, she gives results! My daughter no longer needs reading intervention!

THERESA, 22 lessons with Diane

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, 16 lessons with Diane

Fabulous tutor!

Our son has been working with Diane on reading for a little more than a year now. She is so patient and works so well with him. His improvement has been astounding. She really has a love for what she does.

Pratt, 198 lessons with Diane

Diane is wonderful, energetic and patient with my struggling reader

She is such a joy and is very helpful! She keeps it fun and my daughter enjoys (even looks forward) each visit. My daughter has been very disappointed whenever we had to cancel an appointment.

Sherry, 61 lessons with Diane

$40/hour

Diane P.

$40/hour

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