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Diondra H.

Newark, DE

$45/hour

A Tutor specializing in Early childhood and Elementary Education

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$45/Hour


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Lincoln University of PA
Education
Wilmigton University
Master's

Education

Lincoln University of PA (Education)

Wilmigton University (Master's)

About Diondra

I am an early childhood educator. I received my undergraduate degree from Lincoln University, where I double majored in Early Childhood education and Elementary education. I recently completed my Master's program with a Masters of Education in Reading. I have passed all requirements to become a reading specialist, and I am currently awaiting for ce

rtification from the Department of Education (Delaware). I am also a certified teacher in the State of MD, I am also awaiting reciprocity for dual certification in Delaware (they have all of my requirements!). I truly love teaching. I have been teaching for about 4 years now. I have taught pre-k and first grade classes.

I have worked as a private tutor. I worked with one family for over a year, and a second family for a spring semester. I have used many testing methods to assess my students and used those assessments to design lesson plans to fit their individual needs. I use different manipulatives, and methods to teach confidence and make learning fun! I love tutoring because I am able to work with students one on one, and truly meet their needs. I feel fulfilled when I notice that my students are making progress. Id like to say that my approach is student centered! I've been told by students and parents alike, that I am very influential and have been a great tutor. I hope that I can work with you, and/or your child!

I have passed the praxis requirements to become a reading specialist, as well as completed coursework for a Master's degree in Reading education. I have tutored a student in English/Reading/Language Arts. That student was below grade level when we started and was just over grade level at the end of the year.

I utilize the Words Their Way approach to spelling. In this approach, I test the students and find out which skills give them difficulty when spelling. Since spelling is linked to phonics, I teach phonics to increase spelling skills.

My approach as a Language Arts teacher, is to target all areas of Language Arts- reading, writing, speaking, spelling, and listening. If a student strengthens all of those areas they have a better chance in succeeding in the skill they are less successful in. I have used Hooked on Phonics, Basal Readers, Dolche and Fry words lists, as well as other materials.

I believe that I make learning fun. Students that I tutor learn through music, manipulatives, hands-on-activities, technology, and games. I work hard to help students create their own goals and meet and unlock their own potential!
I am an early childhood educator. I received my undergraduate degree from Lincoln University, where I double majored in Early Childhood education and Elementary education. I recently completed my Master's program with a Masters of Education in Reading. I have passed all requirements to become a reading specialist, and I am currently awaiting for Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Newark, DE 19713
In-person lessons
English:
Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
Reading
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Reading
Elementary Education:
Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

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.

Handwriting

As an early childhood educator, many of the places where I have taught have not been strict on handwriting. However, I feel that it is important that children gain confidence in writing before they are subjected to a disciplined approach to handwriting. Students in my care will gain confidence in handwriting while learning the mechanics of writing. Through increase activity and exposure in handwriting, students will learn to write my legibly and correctly.

Phonics

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. I have passes requirements for the reading portion of the praxis certification tests. I also have a Master's of Education in reading, where a few of my courses were based on Phonics and the importance of it.

Lincoln University of PA
Education
Wilmigton University
Master's

Education

Lincoln University of PA (Education)

Wilmigton University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Diondra will travel within 15 miles of Newark, DE 19713.