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Diane S.

Saint Charles, IL

$40/hour

Certified Montessori teacher taught students through age 18

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Butler University
Dance

Education

Butler University (Dance)

About Diane

I am a mother of 5 and grandmother of 10 children who is certified for 3-6 year old Montessori students. I have taught in Montessori schools for the past 15 years. I have also been a teacher's aide in a behavior disorders classroom for intermediate grade level students in a public school. I have been a teacher's aide in a mainstream first grade classroom, working one on one with a student with behavior disorders as well.
Currently, I am a nanny for a family with 6 children aged 9-15, and I am a dance teacher for two local park districts. I nanny in the hours before school and teach dance to students aged 2-16 a few days a week after school and on Saturday mornings. I'm interested in tutoring because I love teaching and would like to do so in a one on one fashion.

I have taught many children to read using the Montessori method of hands on learning. Children remember that I was the one who taught them to read, which I think is a very good testimony.

I have helped older elementary students who are struggling or don't "like school or learning." I make learning fun and show them examples, in everyday life, of how important learning can be. When a student realizes the usefulness of learning something, it becomes less of a challenge and more of an adventure.

The Montessori schools have a unique three step approach to learning letter sounds and combinations of letters, which create other sounds. Depending on the age of the student there are a variety of ways to use this method.

If you want to have fun discovering how exciting it can be to learn, I'm the person you need to call. I look forward to starting a new adventure in learning with you!
I am a mother of 5 and grandmother of 10 children who is certified for 3-6 year old Montessori students. I have taught in Montessori schools for the past 15 years. I have also been a teacher's aide in a behavior disorders classroom for intermediate grade level students in a public school. I have been a teacher's aide in a mainstream first grade Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Saint Charles, IL 60174
In-person lessons
English:
Reading
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Handwriting,
Phonics, Reading, Spelling

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Handwriting

I have taught handwriting to students starting at age 4. I use the Montessori method of tracing a letter with the fingers on sandpaper then they make the letter from memory in a sand or rice tray. After success with the tracing and memory, they use chalk on a chalkboard, then use a chalkboard with lines like lined paper. Finally, they practice using pencil on large lined paper and then smaller lined paper.

Butler University
Dance

Education

Butler University (Dance)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Diane will travel within 10 miles of Saint Charles, IL 60174.