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Diana F.

Ellendale, MN

$45/hour

Experienced and Enthusiastic Elementary Tutor

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College of St. Catherine
Elementary Education

Education

College of St. Catherine (Elementary Education)

About Diana

My teaching career began in a rural, Parochial School in Southern Minnesota. I taught a combination classroom of 6th-7th-8th grade (yes, three grades...one classroom...all subjects) for two years and then transitioned to the Kindergarten-1st-2nd grade classroom for an additional two years. It was in this school setting that I learned the art of flexibility, patience, resilience, organization, and dedication. After the birth of my son, my educational journey led to Migrant Head Start, where I worked for two years as the Center Director. My responsibilities included Family Services, Community Engagement, and birth-to-5 educational curriculum. My work as a Center Director challenged me professionally, and ultimately, developed, defined, and strengthened my leadership skills.

In 2010, I began my teaching career at NRHEG Elementary School in Ellendale, Minnesota as a Reading Recovery teacher and the Title One Coordinator and Lead Teacher. I am equipped with 5 years of literacy intervention experience with first grade readers (Reading Recovery), 6 years experience as the Title One Coordinator and Lead Teacher, and 3 years experience as the Literacy Coach for both the Preschool and K-3 Minnesota Reading Corp programs at NRHEG. Currently, I am in my second year of teaching "Bridges", an Alternative Kindergarten program that I initiated, developed, and implemented at NRHEG the Fall of 2015. I am also NRHEG's Targeted Services Coordinator for "Power Hour" (after-school program), as well as, "Panther Power Up" (summer school program) serving students Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Throughout my 11 years of teaching, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with students of a variety of ages, supporting young readers and mathematicians, building confidence within each one, and learning from my students. I have been blessed with, and sought out, educational opportunities that are diverse and unique. Whether working directly teaching students, or developing and implementing programs to meet their diverse needs, I have kept the following words of wisdom at the forefront of my mind and embedded in my efforts. "Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or in the same way." and "Highlight my strengths and my weaknesses will disappear."

I will apply this same educational philosophy as I work diligently to support your child's academic growth, stir their learning curiosity, build resilience, and nurture their confidence. I look forward to embarking on this journey together!
My teaching career began in a rural, Parochial School in Southern Minnesota. I taught a combination classroom of 6th-7th-8th grade (yes, three grades...one classroom...all subjects) for two years and then transitioned to the Kindergarten-1st- Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Ellendale, MN 56026
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (K-6) at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota. I have 10 years of education experience, ranging from teaching Kindergarten through 6th grade, with a focus in Literacy Interventions. I am a certified Reading Recovery teacher and have been an Literacy Coach with Minnesota Reading Corp in both the Preschool and K-3 programs implemented at NRHEG Elementary School. In addition, for the past 5 years, I have been the Title One Coordinator and Teacher within our Pre-K NRHEG Elementary school.

Handwriting

Throughout my elementary career I have taught both Zaner-Bloser and D'Nealian. I use the Auditory Script for Zaner-Bloser in my current Bridges classroom. I am familiar with and have access to Handwriting Without Tears (K-5).

Phonics

In addition to my K-6 Elementary license and experience, I am also a Certified Reading Recovery Teacher with five years experience. I am a trained Internal Coach for the Preschool and K-3 Minnesota Reading Corp programs and functioned as such for three years within our school district.

College of St. Catherine
Elementary Education

Education

College of St. Catherine (Elementary Education)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Diana will travel within 40 miles of Ellendale, MN 56026.