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Ms. Diane S.

specializes in SB County Teacher of the Year: English, grades 9-12, all levels · female

"People learn in different ways, at different speeds, and through different methods. This is something that I learned throughout my career as a teacher of English at a local High School. I left the brick and mortar classroom in 2017 and have since been working as a member of the team that assesses student admission essays to the University of California, Santa Barbara and tutoring privately. I deeply loved more...

"People learn in different ways, at different speeds, and through different methods. This is something that I learned throughout my career as a teacher of English at a local High School. I left the brick and mortar classroom in 2017 and have since been working as a member of the team that assesses student admission essays to the University of California, Santa Barbara and tutoring privately. I deeply loved being in the classroom, but with individual tutoring, we can cultivate a collaborative approach that is more student-centered. I communicate regularly with the parents and the teachers, and can monitor a student's academic progress with parental consent. I am fully acquainted with the high school English curriculum, having taught all grades and levels (including AP, CP, remedial, and ESL), and I have the concepts and most of the texts readily available. Moreover, I have always loved teenagers, reading, and writing (not always in that order), so it is my pleasure to develop the one-on-one relationship it sometimes takes for a student to succeed.

In 2010, I was honored to be selected as the Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year. There are many wonderful teachers in our area, but I believe they selected me that year because I am relationship-oriented and sought to address the varied learning styles of all my students. I believe that literature and writing provide opportunities to clarify one's own values and ideas, and to communicate those ideas effectively. Sometimes that means expanding one's vocabulary, other times it means responding to a complex literary passage. In either case, I assess a student's strengths and weaknesses and build upon his/her existing foundation; essentially, meeting the student where s(he) is and moving forward. I have a widely varied tool box of techniques from which to draw, and a solid command of the technical skills (proofreading, grammar) necessary to support a high school student at any level.

I like to work with students who are giving their assignments an honest" less...

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fee: $65 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 10 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

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website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Diane S. is a certified tutor

UCSB, English

UCSB, Masters

UCSB, Other

Santa Ynez, CA 93460

Subjects Tutored

Grammar - Writing - English - Literature - Proofreading