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Diana Z.

Franklin, MI

$40/hour

Dr Diana - Experienced ESL/English Tutor/Instructor

In-person lessons
4.5 average from 2 ratings

$40/Hour


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Albion College
English
Wayne State University
Master's
Queen's University Belfast (UK)
PhD

Education

Albion College (English)

Wayne State University (Master's)

Queen's University Belfast (UK) (PhD)

About Diana

I have attained extensive English teaching experience in the USA and the U.K. I have facilitated successful learning outcomes for English language learners and literature students from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds in universities, secondary schools, and international English language schools. Before moving back home to Michigan in the autumn of 2015, I was employed at a renowned language school in Northern Ireland for nine years: Foyle International. In 2014, I was employed by Oxford Royale Academy in Oxford, England where I taught IELTS examination classes to prepare college-bound 16-18 year olds from around the world for the rigors of university study at Oxford University and other prominent universities in the UK. I have been employed as a Pre-sessional EAP instructor at INTO Queen’s University, Belfast and the University of Southampton. I have also been a seminar instructor on English literature modules at the University of Ulster, Coleraine and Queen’s University, Belfast. I employ effective listening, oral, and written communication skills, and I provide tailored individual support. I offer constructive encouragement and positive reinforcements to keep students on task, focused, and motivated. A rapport between teacher and student is thus generated which results in increased learner confidence and successful learning outcomes. I am a keen practitioner of student-centered learning, and I implement dynamic lessons, communicative tasks, and grammar and skills lessons. I believe that learners should be encouraged to be active, responsible participants in their own learning, for such involvement is empowering.

I incorporate useful classroom technology, up-to-date materials, and relevant resources which accommodate different learning styles. In English language lessons, I offer students ample practice in vocabulary use, phonetic pronunciation, stress, rhythm, pitch, and intonation. I have acquired a flexible knowledge base and can adapt to teach any age or level of learner, from those undertaking general English language lessons to university students in developmental writing, composition, and literature classes. I am also proficient in teaching EAP, EOP, ESP, Business English, and exam preparation classes for IELTS, TOEFL, and the suite of Cambridge exams. I commence by performing an individual needs analysis and continue on to promote and maintain a comfortable and highly productive learning environment in which students feel appropriately challenged and motivated.

I possess a Master's in TESOL, a second Master's in English, and a PhD in English Literature.

As a patient and knowledgeable teaching professional, I am confident in my ability to aid and support your educational and professional objectives. Through my profession, I enjoy helping others to realize their full potential and occupational aspirations. Contact me at your convenience to learn more and schedule lessons.
I have attained extensive English teaching experience in the USA and the U.K. I have facilitated successful learning outcomes for English language learners and literature students from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds in universities, secondary schools, and international English language schools. Before moving back home to Michigan in the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Franklin, MI 48025
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, IELTS,
Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GMAT, IELTS,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, IELTS,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GMAT, Public Speaking

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.

IELTS

I possess a Master's in TESOL. I have taught IELTS examination classes for over 10 years. I also possess a PhD in English and a second Master's in English.

Albion College
English
Wayne State University
Master's
Queen's University Belfast (UK)
PhD

Education

Albion College (English)

Wayne State University (Master's)

Queen's University Belfast (UK) (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Diana will travel within 10 miles of Franklin, MI 48025.