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Diana S.

Madison, NJ

$65/hour

Writing Tutor/Student Support Coach

5.0 average from 2 ratings

$65/Hour


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Ramapo College of New Jersey
Communication
Montclair State University
Other
Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching
Other

Education

Ramapo College of New Jersey (Communication)

Montclair State University (Other)

Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (Other)

About Diana

I am passionate about helping teens and young adults develop skills that will help them succeed both in and out of the classroom. In addition to becoming confident writers, my students learn how a positive attitude and making goal-oriented choices will help them develop the confidence to reach their full potential.

I have 25 years' experience as a writer and editor, from newspaper journalism and magazine features and profiles to blogging and social media. I love helping students take their writing to the next level by showing them how to be master proofreaders, keen editors and grammar experts.

I have written for several online sites — including AOL Jobs, SafeBee and the Georgia Family Connection Partnership — as well as university magazines and community publications.

I teach students how to write with ease and more confidence as they learn the benefits of rewriting, how to edit their own work, and what to look for when proofreading any document. I also teach them ways to easily identify grammatical errors, misspellings and incorrect punctuation.

While working in higher education for more than 20 years, I had the opportunity to mentor many students in writing and general life skills. As a certified life coach and a United Way-certified mentor, I continue to help students achieve academic and personal success. I also hold a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and a Post-B.A. Certificate in Child Advocacy.

Today's students face many pressures. As a result, academic performance can suffer and students often feel overwhelmed and unmotivated. As a mother of two college students, I understand the frustration parents feel watching their child struggle as they try to juggle school, homework, sports, after-school activities, and more. In addition to developing students' writing skills, I specialize in empowering teens to navigate their own success by helping them improve in areas such as time management, decreasing test anxiety, and embracing change. I have presented workshops and led classes on these and other related topics.

As a student support coach, I help high school and college students identify their strengths and passions, as well as gain clarity on career direction. Together we identify and break down obstacles and create a plan to help them move closer to their goals and dreams. One student, Yvonne, said, "Before I started talking to Diana, I was feeling very lost, frustrated and depressed. Thanks to Diana, I now have clear career goals. Diana’s career coaching allowed me to open myself up to possibilities. Diana set me on the path, and I wouldn’t be where I am if it weren’t for her.”

Students are busy, so tutoring and coaching via phone or Skype gets results without having to spend time traveling to and from an office, although in-person sessions are available to those local to the area. Contact me for a free consultation. I look forward to helping you reach your full potential.
I am passionate about helping teens and young adults develop skills that will help them succeed both in and out of the classroom. In addition to becoming confident writers, my students learn how a positive attitude and making goal-oriented choices will help them develop the confidence to reach their full potential.

I have 25 years'
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Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Madison, NJ 07940
English:
Grammar, Proofreading, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
Career Development

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.

Career Development

I work with a program that matches recent college graduates who are under or unemployed with a coach to help them with career development and direction. Through this program, I have worked with several students in helping them identify and pursue their career goals. I also work with high school juniors and seniors to help them identify their strengths, interests and ideal job characteristics so they can narrow down on a college track and major.

Workshops and discussions I have presented include "Interpreting Your Leadership Profile," "Career Life Integration: Living A Significant Life," "Choosing Your Way to Success," and "Building Your Strengths."

Ramapo College of New Jersey
Communication
Montclair State University
Other
Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching
Other

Education

Ramapo College of New Jersey (Communication)

Montclair State University (Other)

Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Travel policy

Diana will travel within 35 miles of Madison, NJ 07940.