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Diane L.

Reading Comprehension and Decoding Specialist

Reading Comprehension and Decoding Specialist

$80/hour

  • 111 hours tutoring

  • South Orange, NJ 07079


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Bio

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...

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.


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $80
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of South Orange, NJ 07079
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/24/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I have been a classroom teacher for over 19 years starting my teaching career over 25 years ago. Thus I have grown professionally with the development and integration of Common Core into mainstream education. I have been writing weekly lesson plans that incorporate the Common Core Standards for Language Arts, Mathematics, Physical Education, Life Skills, Social Studies and Science for the last 6 years.
Elementary (K-6th),

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,

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,

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,

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,

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

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.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a classroom teacher for 19 plus years, and organization and study skills are one of my key strengths. I have successfully assisted students with ADHD, ADD, Asperger's and Autism create systems that are manageable and independent. I use color coded systems for visual learners, pictographs for young literacy challenged students, created personalized checklists for students to keep track of their "To Do's", and provide incentives to keep them motivated.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Reading,

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

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.
Grammar, SAT Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Handwriting,

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.
Reading,

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.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a classroom teacher for 19 plus years, and organization and study skills are one of my key strengths. I have successfully assisted students with ADHD, ADD, Asperger's and Autism create systems that are manageable and independent. I use color coded systems for visual learners, pictographs for young literacy challenged students, created personalized checklists for students to keep track of their "To Do's", and provide incentives to keep them motivated.
Writing,

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.
SAT Reading, Spelling

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Reading,

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.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a classroom teacher for 19 plus years, and organization and study skills are one of my key strengths. I have successfully assisted students with ADHD, ADD, Asperger's and Autism create systems that are manageable and independent. I use color coded systems for visual learners, pictographs for young literacy challenged students, created personalized checklists for students to keep track of their "To Do's", and provide incentives to keep them motivated.
Writing

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.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been a classroom teacher for 19 plus years, and organization and study skills are one of my key strengths. I have successfully assisted students with ADHD, ADD, Asperger's and Autism create systems that are manageable and independent. I use color coded systems for visual learners, pictographs for young literacy challenged students, created personalized checklists for students to keep track of their "To Do's", and provide incentives to keep them motivated.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have had 20 plus years of experience with hundreds of students with ADHD. I assist students to become independent by teaching organization of materials. I assist students and families with methods to improve a student's executive function skills. I provide their parents and classroom teachers with tools to aid their classroom functions and performance.
Phonics,

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.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been a classroom teacher for 19 plus years, and organization and study skills are one of my key strengths. I have successfully assisted students with ADHD, ADD, Asperger's and Autism create systems that are manageable and independent. I use color coded systems for visual learners, pictographs for young literacy challenged students, created personalized checklists for students to keep track of their "To Do's", and provide incentives to keep them motivated.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Reading,

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.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a classroom teacher for 19 plus years, and organization and study skills are one of my key strengths. I have successfully assisted students with ADHD, ADD, Asperger's and Autism create systems that are manageable and independent. I use color coded systems for visual learners, pictographs for young literacy challenged students, created personalized checklists for students to keep track of their "To Do's", and provide incentives to keep them motivated.
Writing

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.

Test Preparation

Common Core,

Common Core

I have been a classroom teacher for over 19 years starting my teaching career over 25 years ago. Thus I have grown professionally with the development and integration of Common Core into mainstream education. I have been writing weekly lesson plans that incorporate the Common Core Standards for Language Arts, Mathematics, Physical Education, Life Skills, Social Studies and Science for the last 6 years.
SAT Reading

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Interested and very helpful tutor!

My daughter immediately connected with Diane. She was hired to help my daughter with ADD study skills. After the session, Diane let me know that instead of general study skills, my daughter really needed help with studying course content to prep for tests and projects. We will continue to hire Diane for Language Arts and History related test prep and or projects, and respect the fact that Diane let us know that another tutor would be more helpful for in depth math and science projects. She was easy and professional to talk to and I'm glad she is now a resource on my daughter's team.

Michele, 1 lesson with Diane

Excellent Tutor

Diane continues to be an excellent tutor to my first grader. She finds ways to engage him. His math skills have improved. Fortunate to have found her.

Neha, 22 lessons with Diane

Insightful tutor

Diane is a patient and engaging tutor. My child enjoys his time with her and is amazed at how quickly the time goes when he is with her. She is an insightful tutor and is able to see where his struggles are and makes suggestions on how this can be improved.

Caecilia, 4 lessons with Diane

Experienced and Knowledgeable

Diane has been an amazing Reading Intervention / Phonics tutor for my son. She is an experienced elementary classroom teacher with extensive knowledge of reading acquisition, phonological processing, and the Wilson Reading program. Henry enjoys his time with "Ms. Diane" and is beaming with confidence by the time he is done with his session. We highly recommend!

Amanda, 11 lessons with Diane

Knowledgeable, patient and understanding

Diane works with my 4th grade son to help with reading comprehension and math skills building. She knows how to work with children, taking breaks when needed, and engaging with them so they feel like their thoughts and ideas are valued. My son has responded very well to her tactics and looks forward to her arrival. Thank you, Diane!

Talia, 18 lessons with Diane

Patient

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

Esther , 11 lessons with Diane

Extremely Helpful and Professional

Diane tutors my 7 year old daughter and she is very professional and has helped my daughter this summer immensely. Highly recommend her for your kids, you will not be disappointed.

Matt, 16 lessons with Diane

$80/hour

Diane L.

$80/hour

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