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Dian F.

Orchard Park, NY

$30/hour

Tutor who wants to make learning fun

In-person lessons

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D'Youville college
Education
Harvard University
MEd

Education

D'Youville college (Education)

Harvard University (MEd)

About Dian

It is my personal belief that all students can learn,
however each child learns in their own special and unique way.
Unfortunately, the Common Core Standards have taken the love and joy and creativity out of learning for so many kids. It is heartbreaking to see the pressure students are under these days in this high stakes game of testing, testing, testing. Allow me to tutor your child back to where they once were -- excited about books and the adventures books contain. Learning should be fun and creative, not a chore to be avoided. It has been my joy and pleasure to have taught young people for over 32 years.

My many years of experience span grade levels K-12 and I am familiar with all aspects of general and special education.
I currently teach Regents English for the Buffalo Public Schools (September-June) and work in a morning summer session with the wee ones (grades 1-3). I am available afternoons and early evenings at your convenience.

I hold a graduate degree in Reading and Language from Harvard University where I studied under Jeanne Chall, Donald Graves, Courtney Cazden and Howard Gardner -- masters in the field before Common Core threw all sensibility aside. My undergraduate degree in Special Education and Psychology is from our local D'Youville College; a wonderful school!

If your child is feeling discouraged and pressured about learning, no matter what their age, I'd love the opportunity to work with them this summer to give them the confidence and creativity they need to start back to school energized and empowered this September.

I have 32 years experience across all grade levels and can meet all learning styles and challenges. I am a creative, kind, patient and funny teacher who can bring out the best effort in your child.
I can keep expectations high while making learning fun again. I am familiar with all aspects of NYS Common Core Standards, in particular why they don't meet the needs of all learners.

Ed M Reading, Language and Learning Disabilities
Harvard University
1992

BS Special Education and Psychology
D'Youville College
1983
It is my personal belief that all students can learn,
however each child learns in their own special and unique way.
Unfortunately, the Common Core Standards have taken the love and joy and creativity out of learning for so many kids. It is heartbreaking to see the pressure students are under these days in this high stakes game of
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Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Orchard Park, NY 14127
In-person lessons
English:
Literature, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Common Core

I am a current permanently certified NYS teacher with 32 years experience. I am currently employed at Hutch Tech HS for the Buffalo Public Schools, teaching 9-12 Regents English classes.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have 32 years teaching experience, a permanent certification in Massachusetts and NYS, and K-6 Elementary Ed and K-12 Special Education.

D'Youville college
Education
Harvard University
MEd

Education

D'Youville college (Education)

Harvard University (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dian will travel within 5 miles of Orchard Park, NY 14127.