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Dianne W.

Houston, TX

$38/hour

Need help with Speech/ Writing/Presentations? Also Grammar/Reading?

In-person lessons
800+ Hours
4.9 average from 173 ratings
Great Tutor!!!
— Sofia, Houston, TX on 11/15/16

$38/Hour


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University of Houston
Education English

Education

University of Houston (Education English)

About Dianne

Teaching is a calling to connect with another person and help them solve their problems, whether it be written or spoken communication in a school setting (language arts, SAT) or business and sales setting (grammar, writing reports, editing and communication).

Because Houston is an international city, I have had the joy and privilege of helping many new adult and student residents improve their English pronunciations and communications, as well as their writing, grammar and reading comprehension skills. My international students tell me they are pleased with their progress in their speaking and writing English. In addition, I have been both a public and private school teacher for grades 5-college, and a marketing director for a large medical practice. As a marketing director, I developed patient interest articles for magazines and websites. My main field of expertise is helping the student with essay writing and literary analysis, pronunciation improvement, grammar and vocabulary building and editing and proofreading.

I will stay on task with a student and cover the material required for testing and course assignments. Sometimes what brings success to a student is having an encouraging tutor to sit right there and establish guidelines for reviewing the assignment.

We can set up goals and objectives for you on our first visit. Some of my recent tutoring has involved helping the student to write well-formatted sentences, paragraphs and reports. Other students have seen improvement in their enunciation as we practice where to place proper stress on a word.

If it's study skills, improving your reading and speaking, or helping you edit your reports and essays, I am available day or evening for you, and I look forward to hearing from you. Please note additional certifications with Wyzant in English, Bible studies, grammar, phonics, proofreading, SAT Writing, spelling, study skills, TOEFL, and vocabulary.

Happy Learning!

Dianne W.
Teaching is a calling to connect with another person and help them solve their problems, whether it be written or spoken communication in a school setting (language arts, SAT) or business and sales setting (grammar, writing reports, editing and communication).

Because Houston is an international city, I have had the joy and privilege
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

My rate is $38 per hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Houston, TX 77024
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great Tutor!!!"

- Sofia, Houston, TX on 11/15/16

"Patients and understanding!"

- Bella, Houston, TX on 5/3/17

"Outstanding tutor!"

- Karman, Houston, TX on 4/24/17

"Best teacher"

- Kadir, Sugar Land, TX on 2/11/17

"Wonderful and professional"

- Le, Houston, TX on 12/6/16

"Patient tutor"

- MENG-LIN, Houston, TX on 11/23/16

"Awesome tutor!"

- Theresa, Houston, TX on 10/30/16

"Thorough and kind"

- Laura, Houston, TX on 10/5/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- CARMELINA, Houston, TX on 9/9/16

"Very skilled tutor with much patience."

- Jeffrey, Houston, TX on 7/5/16

"A BLESSING PERSON"

- Antonio, Houston, TX on 6/14/16

"Great tutor"

- Anne, Austin, TX on 4/9/16
Dianne replied on 4/11/2016

We did have a whirlwind lesson, didn't we Anne! Two hours chock full of learning to write and speak with an American flair. I've never had a student that I can say after two hours, "No need to come back for another lesson! You got it girl!

My best to you on your travels and screen play, and please feel free to contact me anytime.

Dianne

"A Great Tutor"

- Gloria, Houston, TX on 3/6/16

"Excellent English class"

- Guangyuan, Houston, TX on 11/16/15

"Wonderful Teacher"

- Su, Houston, TX on 8/25/15

"Great help!"

- Terry, Houston, TX on 6/8/15

"Great Tutor"

- Sandip, Houston, TX on 6/2/15

"Thank you Dianne!"

- Ilya, Houston, TX on 4/9/15

"Wonderful tutor!"

- Yukiko, Houston, TX on 1/9/15

"Really good teacher."

- Se eun, Houston, TX on 10/27/14
Dianne replied on 5/23/2015

Se eun greatly improved her written and spoken English in the year we worked together. It's always sad to see a student move on, but she will take enhanced English communication skills with her.

"Good Tutor"

- Leon, Houston, TX on 5/12/14

"Very skilled tutor!"

- Eunjoo, Houston, TX on 7/28/13

"Very helpful!"

- Lauren, Houston, TX on 6/28/13

"Awesome Teacher"

- Brittany, Houston, TX on 5/28/13

"Wonderful and flexible."

- Angela, College Park, MD on 3/27/13

"Great and very dedicated tutor."

- Abdullah, Houston, TX on 3/16/13

"Excellent tutor"

- Nga, Houston, TX on 2/14/13

"Great tutor with passionate and focus on areas of improvement"

- Abdullah, Houston, TX on 10/17/12

"Polite - Development Enrichment Driven"

- R, Missouri City, TX on 6/20/12

"Great tutor"

- Ohod, Beaumont, TX on 6/17/12

"Excellent teacher"

- Maria, Houston, TX on 4/19/12
Science:
PSAT
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing

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.

English

• B.S. in Education, major in English, and ESL certification from state of Texas.

• Writer and marketing manager for a large medical practice for 17 years, and public school teacher for three years.

• Over 5 years with Wyzant.

• 4.9 WyzAnt rating for language arts improvement and college entrance exams.

ESL/ESOL

I have a BS in Education, major in English, ESL/ESOL Texas certified teacher.

I also have a 4.9 rating from ESL students for success with writing and verbal communication.

Taught ESL in Cairo Egypt at a Copt seminary, and learned as much (culturally speaking) from the students as they did from me.

With the increase of adult multi-national residents in Houston, and the importance of their gaining English proficiency, my skills and desire to inspire are a plus.

Grammar

I have a B.S. in Education, major in English, and ESL Certification from state of Texas. Writer and marketing manager for a large medical practice for 17 years, and public school teacher for three years. Over 5 years with Wyzant helping students with sentence structure, grammar. 4.9 WyzAnt rating for language arts improvement and college entrance exams.

Phonics

With a BS in Education from The University of Houston in 1965, and a major in English, I have had years of training in teaching reading and phonics to children; and also, these principles apply to adults desiring to learn English grammar.

Public Speaking

B.S. in Education and major in English at U of H. Texas State ESL Certified instructor.
4.9 Wyzant rating for good feedback from students.

Verbal Communication begins with pronunciation of letters and words, and sincerity in tone.

I have 17 years’ experience talking to patients/doctors for a large medical practice, and developing the ability to engage the listener.

Reading

I have a B.S. in Education, and a major in English. The materials I use draw from Common Core essentials, as well as time-tested methods of improving reading comprehension.

SAT Reading

I not only have a degree in English, but I specialize in writing essays as well. I have also passed the WyzAnt SAT language and writing tests.

I must tell you, however, that I do not tutor math or science, but for many students the language and writing portions require the most attention.

SAT Writing

• Over 5 years with Wyzant teaching the old SAT, and now enjoying working with the new SAT.

• 4.9 WyzAnt rating for language arts improvement and college entrance exams.

Study Skills

As a former 5th grade teacher, I know that good study/observation habits are the basis of success in everything we do. "Paying attention" is most of the battle in acquiring knowledge. The secret to paying attention is being interested in what the teacher or book is saying. How do we do that?

For history, government and social studies, for example, we need to take notes on key facts and ideas. Review what we have written and summarize by rewriting the main points.

I have a BS in Education, and also have an English major. When I help a student with grammar, it's important to begin with what the student knows and build on increasing his/her writing and speaking skills.

I look forward to helping the student understand how to priortize assignments and do the short assignments first. Also, another useful idea is using mnemonic techniques.

Each student acquires knowledge differently, and it's important to have a tutor that is sensitive to each student's needs.

Dianne

Writing

• B.S. in Education, major in English, and ESL certification from state of Texas.

• Writer and marketing manager for a large medical practice for 17 years, and public school teacher for three years.

• Over 5 years with Wyzant helping all students from any country write for success and edit grammatical mistakes and sentence structure.

• 4.9 WyzAnt rating for successfully tutoring language arts and college entrance exams.

University of Houston
Education English

Education

University of Houston (Education English)

Great Tutor!!!

Dianne is a great Tutor, she is very patient, and she adapts to your needs. She is an excellent tutor if you need help writing an speech or a presentation, and she will also help you a lot improving your pronunciation. I highly recommend to work with her, she is very professional and flexible to your needs. And she is also a very kind person!

— Sofia, Houston, TX on 11/15/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $38.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

My rate is $38 per hour.

Travel policy

Dianne will travel within 8 miles of Houston, TX 77024.