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Purdue University
Elementary Education
Indiana Wesleyan University
Master's

Education

Purdue University (Elementary Education)

Indiana Wesleyan University (Master's)

About Diane

I'm a former elementary school teacher of 8 years. I have been certified to teach and am seeking Ohio certification since recently moving from out of state. I taught at a public school from 1994-2000. I have been homeschooling my own children, teaching online history, literature, and writing classes, and also teaching a variety of subjects in local co-ops over the last 12 years. I especially enjoy working with children one-on-one or in small groups.

I love learning and love to help instill a love for learning in my students through fun activities and games, where applicable, and with older children (middle to high school), I especially enjoy engaging in rhetoric discussions to help students realize how their learning applies to their current day events and affects their lives.

I am well versed in tailoring curriculum to best suit the child and their learning style, and incorporate student and parent feedback to make sure appropriate progress is being made.
I'm a former elementary school teacher of 8 years. I have been certified to teach and am seeking Ohio certification since recently moving from out of state. I taught at a public school from 1994-2000. I have been homeschooling my own children, teaching online history, literature, and writing classes, and also teaching a variety of subjects in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Solon, OH 44139
English:
Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher,
Microsoft Windows
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing

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.

Bible Studies

I have participated in a number of in-depth Bible studies over the past 20 years and have facilitated some of those studies myself with a group of adult women. I have also taught Sunday School as well as Community Bible Study classes to elementary students for at least 10 years. I have also been a Bible teacher in the Awana program for elementary and middle school students.

Elementary (K-6th)

I was an elementary teacher certified to teach K-6. I taught at a public school for 7 years. Over the past 12 years, I have been homeschooling my children, teaching online classes, and teaching at a local co-op. I have recently moved to Ohio and am currently in the process of renewing my certification.

Elementary Math

Having taught elementary school for many years, and homeschooling all the way through high school, I'm rather well versed in teaching math in a variety of levels.

Handwriting

As a teacher of 2nd and 3rd graders for 7 years, I regularly taught handwriting skills for print and cursive. I have also taught handwriting during the homeschooling of my 3 children over the past 12 years. I am most familiar with D'Nealian, Getty Dubay Italics, and Zaner Bloser scripts, but have had experience with others.

Microsoft Publisher

I have used Microsoft Publisher for many years. I am familiar with the many features within Publisher. I have taught my own children how to use Microsoft Publisher with great success.

Microsoft Windows

I have used Microsoft Windows for at least 20 years. I am quite familiar with the many features of this software. I feel confident in helping another learn how to use Microsoft Windows.

Phonics

I taught phonics as a public school teacher. I was also trained in phonics in college for my reading endorsement. I currently utilize phonics in my homeschool.

Public Speaking

I have taught public speaking classes in local co-ops and am a current coach for ICC (Institute for Cultural Communicators) where students learn valuable public speaking, debate, and leadership skills through mentorship. I have had personal experience in public speaking in a variety of venues, including classroom settings, parent meetings, and presenting curriculum to large groups. I am familiar with the proper tools for public speaking and evaluation.

Reading

I graduated with a BA in Elementary Education with a Reading Endorsement and a Master's in Education. I love working with young children learning to read and utilize a solid phonics program while encouraging a love for literature.

Religion

During the past 12 years of homeschooling, I have been able to teach worldview and church history with the comprehensive curriculum that I use. Each religion and history of the religion has been taught by me to my students at home, in local co-ops, and in online classes. This is an area that is interesting and I have many resources to support tutoring this topic.

Sewing

I have been hand and machine sewing for over 35 years. I have made numerous costumes for a local theatre company, clothing, draperies, and quilts. I also have been commissioned to make embroidered Christmas stockings, stuffed animals, linens, and personal items, such as a purses, and tote bags.

Social Studies

I have taught social studies in elementary school for 7-8 years. I have also taught social studies over the past 12 years in homeschool and local co-ops. The ages I've taught range from K-12th grade.

Study Skills

I have taught study skills at a local co-op as well as helped teach these skills throughout my years teaching in a public school as well as homeschool. Over the past 20 years, I've had a number of opportunities to help students learn proper study skills! I use a general framework of study skills but have a variety of options within that framework to help the student individualize a system that works best for their learning style.

Purdue University
Elementary Education
Indiana Wesleyan University
Master's

Education

Purdue University (Elementary Education)

Indiana Wesleyan University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Diane will travel within 10 miles of Solon, OH 44139.