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Diana O.

Sumter, SC

$40/hour

Patient and Proficient English and Literature Tutor

Background check passed as of 12/1/14
5.0 average from 3 ratings
Powerful and Professional Tutor
— Hope, Sumter, SC on 4/19/15

$40/Hour


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Makerere University
English Language

Education

Makerere University (English Language)

About Diana

I enjoy tutoring students and helping them build confidence in their ability to achieve both academically and socially. I am a graduate of Makerere University with a Bachelor's Degree in Arts with Education (English and Literature in English). As a consummate educator, I believe knowledge is power and dedication to learning goes a long way. I have three years' teaching experience in high school grades 9-12 and can also work with grades 6-8. I have part-time experience teaching adult and college students. It is my aim to be a compassionate, enthusiastic and an intelligent teacher who will make a difference in my students' learning process. I am interested in reading and I also write as a way of expressing myself. I also love meeting and interacting with new people and getting to learn their language and culture.

I specialize in tutoring English language and Literature in English. I focus on grammar, creative writing, reading, comprehension, proofreading, typing and literature. I develop lesson plans to provide individual attention. I have set objectives for every lesson and ensure they are met. My teaching methods vary from one student to another depending on their abilities. I introduce my lessons by beginning from known to unknown to ensure better understanding, I use real life examples and experiences to enable the learner to actualize their learning, and I also use technology to add value to the learning process and to make the concepts easier and fun-filled for my student.

I hold myself to a high standard of producing good results. It is because of this that it is my aim that the students grasp the content I teach. I give assignments and homework frequently. In addition to this, I write and administer tests and evaluations adapted to the ability of each student to determine progress. Moreover, I ask for feedback to ensure both the parent and teacher are satisfied. On this note I would also wish to mention that I organize classes to the convenience of the student and the parent, and even though I have 10-hour cancellation policy, I offer makeup classes.

I am friendly and approachable. I give my best to every student, challenging them to apply, to think, and to attempt to their uttermost, while motivating them and encouraging them to develop their abilities to the fullest. I work with my students to turn their weaknesses into strengths giving them confidence and preparing them for later success in life.

I have had the opportunity to work with students from different backgrounds. For instance I have taught in Africa (Kenya and Uganda) which was a great experience and prepared me to be flexible, diverse, and work with individuals of different capacities.

Let’s explore together and strive to succeed. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you in your journey to success.
I enjoy tutoring students and helping them build confidence in their ability to achieve both academically and socially. I am a graduate of Makerere University with a Bachelor's Degree in Arts with Education (English and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
10 hours notice required

In some cases, I am flexible to reduce my rates to $30/hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Sumter, SC 29150
Background Check: Passed

"Powerful and Professional Tutor"

- Hope, Sumter, SC on 4/19/15
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Handwriting,
Reading, Vocabulary

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.

Handwriting

My education and teaching subjects require that I include handwriting as part of my teaching process.
I have experience teaching Handwriting with adult students I tutored. Most of them had problem with their handwriting yet it was a basic requirement in the course. In their final exams they were expected to submit hand written tests.

My handwriting teaching method is a reflection of what my elementary English teacher did with us. I teach handwriting beginning with Alphabetic letters both in capital and small letters. From there I move to words, sentences, paragraphs and then essay. I focus on how to hold a pen, best posture when writing and emphasize neatness.

Makerere University
English Language

Education

Makerere University (English Language)

Powerful and Professional Tutor — I had a wonderful learning experience with my grammar tutor Diana. She has improved my grammar tremendously. Majority of my life, I always had issues with the use of diverse tenses. I am glad that I decided to seek improvement and met a great tutor who was more than willing to help me to improve these deficiencies. She is a very patient and understanding person that provides clarity with her expa ...

— Hope, Sumter, SC on 4/19/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

In some cases, I am flexible to reduce my rates to $30/hour.

Travel policy

Diana will travel within 15 miles of Sumter, SC 29150.