"Very helpful advice"
Fran, 2 lessons with Diana
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Diana has an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Virginia and a MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College. She has been an Adjunct Professor at Montgomery College, Rockville campus, since 2003. She has taught composition and writing and tutored students in all academic classes (including ESL) in the Writing and Reading Center. In addition, she teaches classes on how to write a successful college application essay and on self-publishing at the Writer's Center in...
Diana has an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Virginia and a MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College. She has been an Adjunct Professor at Montgomery College, Rockville campus, since 2003. She has taught composition and writing and tutored students in all academic classes (including ESL) in the Writing and Reading Center. In addition, she teaches classes on how to write a successful college application essay and on self-publishing at the Writer's Center in Bethesda, MD.
Diana also has an extensive background in association, nonprofit, and corporation marketing. She has been a marketing consultant for many organizations, particularly those in the healthcare and child development arenas. As a freelance writer for over 20 years, Diana has contributed to local, national, and international publications. She lives in Rockville, Maryland with her husband and son, Alex, who has autism. She consults with families who have children and adults with disabilities and helps her son with his business.
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Very helpful advice
My senior daughter had drafted her college applications essays, but wanted a second set of eyes to give advice on grammar, theme, style, etc. Diana provided such creative insight and boasted my daughter's confidence in her writing abilities. I would highly recommend Diana as a college essay tutor.Fran, 2 lessons with Diana
My bright daughter is an enormous reader who's inspired by learning, but struggles with writing. She'll write her homework for other subjects, but rarely completes her English homework which is frustrating for everyone, especially for her. My daughter also has a Math tutor and Math is now easy for her so I know that tutoring works for her. My daughter's former therapist recommended Diana and we started working with her at the start of this school year. Diana is not only teaching my daughter how to write and writing skills, but also dealing with the years of frustration that has built up around writing. They haven't been working together a long time, but I have to give Diana credit for not giving up on my daughter and I'm hopeful that Diana will help her work through this hurdle. She engages the parent in the process and has asked me to provide tools and books and other things to help my daughter. It's an effort by all of us, but it's really about Diana and my daughter working together to achieve a great goal.Constance, 30 lessons with Diana
Great tutor for our anxious son
My son has a severe anxiety problem when it comes to essays and often gets "stuck" on the writing process. Diana showed exceptional patience and skill in working with my son to help him get unstuck helping him to understand the task at hand, find a way to organize his thoughts and get these down on paper. She really went out of her way to help our son while instilling in him the self-confidence he needed.Andrew, 3 lessons with Diana
Diana has been a valuable asset. She is very patient and very resourceful. Always recommending materials to improve learning. her method has been extremely helpful. She is also very flexible.Ifeoma, 13 lessons with Diana
First 4 lessons have been good and want to continue
Diana is an experienced tutor(specialist) for ESL(ESOL) students like my daughter. For the first meeting, she had prepared several materials so that she could find the best way for my daughter. Since my daughter wanted to improve her pronunciation, Diana introduced some web site regarding pronunciation and my daughter can learn how to pronounce correctly with the help of Diana. She also suggested to get a mirror to see the mouth carefully when my daughter speaks. Now, my daughter has found words she cannot pronounce correctly. We have been satisfied with Diana so far.Keiko, 39 lessons with Diana
Thank you Diana, You gave my daughter renewed hope, inspiration and motivation!! We look forward to further lessons!Sandra, 13 lessons with Diana
Diana M is a wonderful tutor. She is well prepared for sharing a lot of cultures and interests in USA as well as teaching English. I heartily appreciate her diligence, passion and experience that enabled me to have more confidence in English. Thanks a lot Diana.Minsuk, 26 lessons with Diana
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