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Diane S.

Experienced, licensed tutor with PHD and 19 yrs experience. GED expert

Experienced, licensed tutor with PHD and 19 yrs experience. GED expert

$50/hour

  • 118 hours tutoring

About Diane


Bio

Hi! My name is Diane and I am a licensed teacher with a doctorate degree in education and 19 years of experience in teaching! My philosophy of teaching is that everyone can and should be given every opportunity to learn. I use a humanistic approach which encompasses the total development of each student. The use of multi-tiered, cooperative learning activities address students of all academic levels. Varied lesson plans focus on each of the seven learning styles giving each student the...

Hi! My name is Diane and I am a licensed teacher with a doctorate degree in education and 19 years of experience in teaching! My philosophy of teaching is that everyone can and should be given every opportunity to learn. I use a humanistic approach which encompasses the total development of each student. The use of multi-tiered, cooperative learning activities address students of all academic levels. Varied lesson plans focus on each of the seven learning styles giving each student the ability to thrive.

My teaching career has been geared toward the empowerment of elementary school children. I have a strong passion to educate young minds and help them blossom into well-rounded, responsible and successful individuals. Throughout the course of my career, though, I have had wonderful opportunities to teach diverse groups of students of all ages, including those with learning disabilities, those who performed at grade level and those who were gifted. As a result, I have become proficient at designing creative and stimulating lesson plans, which accommodate multiple intelligences, bring a hands-on approach to learning, and keep students interested and focused.

In the last 7 years, I have been teaching GED courses to help adult learners. I have seen over 100 students successfully pass the GED test after using my services and I hope to see many, many more. The feeling of setting that goal and then reaching it is amazing!

Here is what you can expect when using my tutoring services: a personal, tailor-made lesson base created just for you, a boost in self-confidence when you reach the goals you set forth, and instruction from a trained, experienced educator who knows how to get results. Here is what I expect from my students: a mutual respect between tutor and student, a willingness to learn and a desire to succeed. I offer both personal and online tutoring and daily and weekly tutoring sessions. I also will do half-hour, hour or 2 hours blocks. If you wish for a longer session, please contact me. I tutor both gifted


Education

Cleveland State University
BA, BS
Western Governors University
Masters
American College of Education (ACE)
PhD

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Subjects

Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

Composition tutoring includes teaching students styles of music, chords, music themes and sense to create a flow of music on paper and when played. I have 20 years of music composition experience.

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

Career Development Tutoring includes aiding students in finding what areas they are interested in and combining that into what they are good at to come up with a possible future career. I use testing such as the COIN test, personality profiles and learning style quizzes to find out for which areas the student is best suited for success.
Microsoft PowerPoint

Computer

Microsoft PowerPoint

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

Career Development Tutoring includes aiding students in finding what areas they are interested in and combining that into what they are good at to come up with a possible future career. I use testing such as the COIN test, personality profiles and learning style quizzes to find out for which areas the student is best suited for success.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I work for a company out of Beijing teaching Chinese clients speak and read English. I have the skills and tools to teach you!
Grammar, Microsoft PowerPoint, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I am a licensed teacher, so I had no choice but to take on the common core for my students. I have been teaching common core since its inception and have become an expert on it. I am able to teach all of the core subjects, even the "crazy" math! :)
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a masters in education and 12 years experience teaching K-8th graders. I am proficient in all subjects and have taught all levels from struggling students to exceptional. I teach to the student's learning style to give the student the best chance at success.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I taught 5th grade Math and Science for 5 years and tutored 5th grade math for 6 years.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

The study skills method I use is the GOAT method which works well for all learning styles. Students will learn tricks for studying including sight reading, topic acquisition and organizational skills. I have 3 years of experience in this area!
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I work for a company out of Beijing teaching Chinese clients speak and read English. I have the skills and tools to teach you!
Writing,

Writing

I am a published author.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

History

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

Religion tutoring involves all aspects of the Bible from the Old Testament to the New. I have 9 years of experience teaching Bible Studies, from a Christian perspective, to K-11 graders. I enjoy bringing Bible stories to life by using multi-media technology and hands-on fun.
American History, World History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a masters in education and 12 years experience teaching K-8th graders. I am proficient in all subjects and have taught all levels from struggling students to exceptional. I teach to the student's learning style to give the student the best chance at success.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I work for a company out of Beijing teaching Chinese clients speak and read English. I have the skills and tools to teach you!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

The study skills method I use is the GOAT method which works well for all learning styles. Students will learn tricks for studying including sight reading, topic acquisition and organizational skills. I have 3 years of experience in this area!
Writing,

Writing

I am a published author.
Algebra 1, Biology, English, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I work for a company out of Beijing teaching Chinese clients speak and read English. I have the skills and tools to teach you!

Math

Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a masters in education and 12 years experience teaching K-8th graders. I am proficient in all subjects and have taught all levels from struggling students to exceptional. I teach to the student's learning style to give the student the best chance at success.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I work for a company out of Beijing teaching Chinese clients speak and read English. I have the skills and tools to teach you!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

The study skills method I use is the GOAT method which works well for all learning styles. Students will learn tricks for studying including sight reading, topic acquisition and organizational skills. I have 3 years of experience in this area!
Writing,

Writing

I am a published author.
Algebra 1, Biology, English, Prealgebra, Reading

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

Composition tutoring includes teaching students styles of music, chords, music themes and sense to create a flow of music on paper and when played. I have 20 years of music composition experience.
Flute,

Flute

I have been playing the flute for 30 years. I have placed 1st in my flute solo competitions, and received 1's on my duets. I can sight read music and have a 3 octave range. I have 2 years experience as a flute coach.
Music Theory

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

Religion tutoring involves all aspects of the Bible from the Old Testament to the New. I have 9 years of experience teaching Bible Studies, from a Christian perspective, to K-11 graders. I enjoy bringing Bible stories to life by using multi-media technology and hands-on fun.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I work for a company out of Beijing teaching Chinese clients speak and read English. I have the skills and tools to teach you!
Study Skills

Study Skills

The study skills method I use is the GOAT method which works well for all learning styles. Students will learn tricks for studying including sight reading, topic acquisition and organizational skills. I have 3 years of experience in this area!

Science

Biology, Physical Science, Psychology

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

The study skills method I use is the GOAT method which works well for all learning styles. Students will learn tricks for studying including sight reading, topic acquisition and organizational skills. I have 3 years of experience in this area!

Sports/Recreation

Cooking

Cooking

Cooking tutoring includes everything from ingredients to measurements to the final product. I have 29 years of cooking experience and worked for 2 years as a cruise line chef.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a masters in education and 12 years experience teaching K-8th graders. I am proficient in all subjects and have taught all levels from struggling students to exceptional. I teach to the student's learning style to give the student the best chance at success.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I work for a company out of Beijing teaching Chinese clients speak and read English. I have the skills and tools to teach you!
GED,

GED

I have been tutoring students in test prep for the GED for 7 years. I have seen over 100 students meet their goal of passing the test after tutoring with me. I have purchased all the materials the student needs to prepare for the test and I stay up to date on changes and enhancements made to the GED test. I offer standard tutoring for those new to the testing and advanced fast-track for those students that only need a refresher. Tutoring is done at your pace on your schedule! Even if you've tried tutoring before with unsuccessful results, you haven't tutored with me! If you dedicate to the studies, I will get you to the point where you will pass the test and get your GED!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

The study skills method I use is the GOAT method which works well for all learning styles. Students will learn tricks for studying including sight reading, topic acquisition and organizational skills. I have 3 years of experience in this area!
Writing,

Writing

I am a published author.
Algebra 1, Biology, Reading

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

Career Development Tutoring includes aiding students in finding what areas they are interested in and combining that into what they are good at to come up with a possible future career. I use testing such as the COIN test, personality profiles and learning style quizzes to find out for which areas the student is best suited for success.
Common Core,

Common Core

I am a licensed teacher, so I had no choice but to take on the common core for my students. I have been teaching common core since its inception and have become an expert on it. I am able to teach all of the core subjects, even the "crazy" math! :)
GED,

GED

I have been tutoring students in test prep for the GED for 7 years. I have seen over 100 students meet their goal of passing the test after tutoring with me. I have purchased all the materials the student needs to prepare for the test and I stay up to date on changes and enhancements made to the GED test. I offer standard tutoring for those new to the testing and advanced fast-track for those students that only need a refresher. Tutoring is done at your pace on your schedule! Even if you've tried tutoring before with unsuccessful results, you haven't tutored with me! If you dedicate to the studies, I will get you to the point where you will pass the test and get your GED!
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Examples of Expertise


Diane has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 5 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Best tutor I have ever had!

Diane was my first tutor that I picked when I wanted to go after my GED and without her I would not be where I am. feeling confident and almost ready to take the GED math portion of the test! I never used to feel confident in math till Diane started working with me. Now I feel like I can tackle any math problem put Infront of me. She’s patient, knowledgeable and ready to help you tackle what you want to go after. She’s very supportive and wants to see you succeed! Best tutor I have ever had!

Brook, 24 lessons with Diane

nikki

Diane is the best tutor, hard worker and very intelligent patient teacher. She herself takes the ged test yearly so she knows what she is teaching! I know she will get me to where I need to be to pass my test! IF you are looking for a tutor she is the one.

Nicole , 6 lessons with Diane

Very patient and understanding

Our first session was Math. Diana was able to explain all the work and the process. She was also able to show me how everything worked and how I was able to apply it. She has a great set up and is very patient when teaching.

Levy, 8 lessons with Diane

Cooking and English course

Fantastic teacher. My daughter loved her cooking and English session with her. She taught her a lot and my daughter had a lot of fun!! Highly recommended. If I could give her 6 stars, I would.

Nick , 22 lessons with Diane

Amazing tutor!!!

Diane is patient, she learns what works best for the student. She doesn't mind repeating lessons when the student needs more time, will alter the lessons to best help the student! Diane does not give up on her students!!!

Becky, 5 lessons with Diane

Sweet and patient tutor!

Diane is a very sweet and patient person. I've only met with her once but, I feel confident that she will help me reach my goal. I love that she has a plan of action and sets up lessons a head of time.

Gabriela, 1 lesson with Diane

Great tutor!!

Diane was a great tutor. I loved the way she explained things to me and was very patient and understanding! I wish I could keep her but we lived far from each other so I couldn't keep her cause we are 40 mins away.

Cynthia, 1 lesson with Diane
Tutor responded:

Thanks, Cynthia! I wish you all your best in your journey to your GED. Never give up on your dreams!

Happy

This was my son's first session with Diane and he seems to have learned something and is happy with her help. She has a very calm demeanor and I like her approach to teaching. I'll keep you updated!

Marie, 5 lessons with Diane
Tutor responded:

Thanks, Marie! It was a pleasure working with your son and I look forward to our next session!

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$50/hour

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Diane S.

$50/hour

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Response time: 8 hours