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Diane L.

South Orange, NJ

$80/hour

Reading Comprehension and Decoding Specialist

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 2/24/16
4.9 average from 11 ratings
Patient
— Esther, South Orange, NJ on 10/19/16

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B.A. Montclair State College
Fine Arts
Bank Street College of Education
MEd

Education

B.A. Montclair State College (Fine Arts)

Bank Street College of Education (MEd)

About Diane

Hello,

Do you need a patient, experienced and expert reading teacher to get your child/teen/young adult/adult on grade level reading or to aid in their comprehension? I am an elementary teacher for 19+years and I am available for private tutoring in reading and other subjects. My specialty is reading acquisition. I focus on increasing a young student's reading fluency, comprehension and decoding. I have a Masters in Education from Bank Street Education I generally grow a student's reading 1.5 - 2 academic years within a calendar school year. References available upon request. I am available on regularly select weekdays, weeknights and weekends.

Personally, I am a voracious reader of adult/young adult/children's literature. I struggled to learn to read as a child, and I am completely attuned to the frustrations readers encounter. Teaching reading has become a passion and mission that accidentally found me. My pre and post graduate education has always revolved around language and reading acquisition. My intentions were only to be an elementary classroom teacher teaching multiple subjects. Student feedback, parental feedback, data analysis and administrative feedback showed my methods have been consistently highly effective.

My personal experience learning to read, who struggled with Phonics, serves the population of readers who struggle with Phonics. It is a culmination of my life experience, lifetime of education, and personal student success stories that aid struggling readers. I have studied under New York Reading Reform, Bank Street College of Education, Teachers College of Columbia University, Nanci Atwell, Fountas and Pinnell. It is my deep understanding of the three cueing systems meaning (Semantic). Structure (Syntactic). Visual (Graphophonic). that allows me to adjust instruction as needed for each reader.

I have 19 collective years of teaching elementary in urban public, private, charter, and suburban public schools which have informed my vast experience with various curriculum, methods and pedagogy.

My most recent success story is a male student, age 11, who has made tremendous strides in comprehension after 5 sessions with me. We continue to work to develop his autonomous fluency in comprehension. If you would like to work with someone who gives you personalized instruction and gets to know you as a learner, then contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Hello,

Do you need a patient, experienced and expert reading teacher to get your child/teen/young adult/adult on grade level reading or to aid in their comprehension? I am an elementary teacher for 19+years and I am available for private tutoring in reading and other subjects.
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of South Orange, NJ 07079
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Patient"

- Esther, South Orange, NJ on 10/19/16

"Extremely Helpful and Professional"

- Matt, South Orange, NJ on 7/25/16
Art:
Drawing, Painting
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Homeschool,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught nursery through 4th grade for a total of 19 years in public, private and charter schools. I have a NJ standard teaching certificate for K-8. I have tutored through 8th grade. I have a Master's degree in Education.

Elementary Math

Teaching Math is an area I grew to love after taking courses at Bank Street College of Education. It was this University that enabled me to correct and clarify my personal struggles with some mathematical concepts. Now I am able to assess a young mathematician on how they approach and think about their solutions. I can provide remedial assistance to hone in on the gaps students exhibit. In addition, I have been an academic tutor for over 10 years. I have been an elementary teacher for 19 years. I have a Masters in Education from Bank Street College of Education.

Handwriting

I have been trained in Handwriting without Tears and Fundations. I have taught first grade for a number of years, where handwriting is a basic component of a first grade curriculum. I have also tutored individual students in handwriting.

Homeschool

I am a 19 year veteran teacher. I have homeschooled students in the past in Art, handwriting, Math, Science, Literature, Social Studies, and reading. I have employed homeschool museum visits and historical sites to correlate with one or more disciplines.

Phonics

I have been trained with New York Reading Reform in phonemic instruction. I have taken extensive reading classes at Bank Street College of Education and Lucy Calkins Reading and Writing Institute. I have taught first grade 3 years with the Fundations phonemic letter/sound system. And I have a Master's degree in Education.

Reading

Reading is my specialty. I have a Masters in Education from Bank Street College of Education. I have taught 19 years in elementary education. I have a proven track record of growing students reading and comprehension 1.5-2 years growth in an academic school year.

Writing

Writing is one area I continue to hone my skills as an instructor. I regularly attend Lucy Calkins Summer Reading and Writing Institutes to grow as an educator. I write for personal and professional reasons. I take pride in my students work having been published nationally and locally.

Reading and writing are my specialties. I have a Masters in Education from Bank Street College of Education. I have taught 19 years in elementary education. I have a proven track record of growing students reading and comprehension 1.5-2 years growth in an academic school year. I have been following Lucy Calkin's work since 1999 as well as Nanci Atwell.

B.A. Montclair State College
Fine Arts
Bank Street College of Education
MEd

Education

B.A. Montclair State College (Fine Arts)

Bank Street College of Education (MEd)

Patient — Diane understood my needs as a graduate student and gave me good advice as to how to improve my paper. ...

— Esther, South Orange, NJ on 10/19/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Diane will travel within 20 miles of South Orange, NJ 07079.