Diane L.


Diane L.

Tutor

South Orange, NJ 07079

Will travel 20 miles

$100 per hour.

4.97 62 ratings

Reading Comprehension and Decoding Specialist

Hello, Do you need a patient, experienced and expert reading teacher to get your child/teen/young adult/adult on grade level reading or to aid in their comprehension? I am an elementary teacher for 19+years and I am available for private tutoring in reading and other subjects. My specialty is reading acquisition. I focus on increasing a young student's reading fluency, comprehension and decoding. I have a Masters in Education from Bank Street Education I generally grow a student's reading 1... [more]


Vocabulary


Grammar


Reading

Reading is my specialty. I have a Masters in Education from Bank Street College of Education. I have taught 19 years in elementary education. I have a proven track record of growing students reading and comprehension 1.5-2 years growth in an academic school year.


Writing

Writing is one area I continue to hone my skills as an instructor. I regularly attend Lucy Calkins Summer Reading and Writing Institutes to grow as an educator. I write for personal and professional reasons. I take pride in my students work having been published nationally and locally. Reading and writing are my specialties. I have a Masters in Education from Bank Street College of Education. I have taught 19 years in elementary education. I have a proven track record of growing students reading and comprehension 1.5-2 years growth in an academic school year. I have been following Lucy Calkin's work since 1999 as well as Nanci Atwell.


SAT Reading


Spelling


Elementary Math

Teaching Math is an area I grew to love after taking courses at Bank Street College of Education. It was this University that enabled me to correct and clarify my personal struggles with some mathematical concepts. Now I am able to assess a young mathematician on how they approach and think about their solutions. I can provide remedial assistance to hone in on the gaps students exhibit. In addition, I have been an academic tutor for over 10 years. I have been an elementary teacher for 19 years. I have a Masters in Education from Bank Street College of Education.


Elementary Science


Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught nursery through 4th grade for a total of 19 years in public, private and charter schools. I have a NJ standard teaching certificate for K-8. I have tutored through 8th grade. I have a Master's degree in Education.


Phonics

I have been trained with New York Reading Reform in phonemic instruction. I have taken extensive reading classes at Bank Street College of Education and Lucy Calkins Reading and Writing Institute. I have taught first grade 3 years with the Fundations phonemic letter/sound system. And I have a Master's degree in Education.


Study Skills

I have been a classroom teacher for 19 plus years, and organization and study skills are one of my key strengths. I have successfully assisted students with ADHD, ADD, Asperger's and Autism create systems that are manageable and independent. I use color coded systems for visual learners, pictographs for young literacy challenged students, created personalized checklists for students to keep track of their "To Do's", and provide incentives to keep them motivated.


ADHD

I have had 20 plus years of experience with hundreds of students with ADHD. I assist students to become independent by teaching organization of materials. I assist students and families with methods to improve a student's executive function skills. I provide their parents and classroom teachers with tools to aid their classroom functions and performance.


Handwriting

I have been trained in Handwriting without Tears and Fundations. I have taught first grade for a number of years, where handwriting is a basic component of a first grade curriculum. I have also tutored individual students in handwriting.


Common Core

I have been a classroom teacher for over 19 years starting my teaching career over 25 years ago. Thus I have grown professionally with the development and integration of Common Core into mainstream education. I have been writing weekly lesson plans that incorporate the Common Core Standards for Language Arts, Mathematics, Physical Education, Life Skills, Social Studies and Science for the last 6 years.


Homeschool

I am a 19 year veteran teacher. I have homeschooled students in the past in Art, handwriting, Math, Science, Literature, Social Studies, and reading. I have employed homeschool museum visits and historical sites to correlate with one or more disciplines.