I am passionate about helping my students understand and enjoy doing math. I customize my teaching style to each student. I have been tutoring or teaching for over 20 years. I communicate with parents and teachers as needed to better understand my students. Most students have been with me for several years and we now do online tutoring. I focus on understanding concepts- how and why- not memorizing. I also work on test-taking strategies. I have degrees in physics, engineering, and teaching. I have a teaching certificate for math 7-12 to include experience with AP courses. I have taught Middle and High School in Washington, Arizona, and New York. I also have experience teaching college - cadets at West Point United States Military Academy. I became a teacher after retiring from the Army.
I absolutely love working with people, especially teens. I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing their confidence build. I enjoy learning new ways to explain math and science to students in a way they can understand.
Diane is awesome! She is a wonderful teacher and both my kids have understood their math assignments much better.
Diane did a wonderful job tutoring my daughter In her Functions, Statistics & Trigonometry class. My daughters confidence in math increased as well as her grades. Diane was easy to schedule with. Would definitely recommend Diane as a tutor.
Diane has been great working with my two girls on keeping them ahead in math and language arts. She is patient and has taught them good strategies of how to test and focus. She’s a wonderful resource and takes some stress out of our home for al!
She is the most amazing tutor that I have ever had. She really takes the time to show me how to work out problems with math. She has made me an A student and has helped me understand math more than i ever had
My goal is to give the student confidence. I talk to the parents and students to set goals and find out about learning styles. Sometimes, I communicate with the teacher at the family's request. Then I look at my student's tests and watch him/her do some work to understand the student's thinking processes. Once I have a familiarity with the student's strengths and weakness, I am able to devise a teaching strategy for each student. I work on understanding concepts- why and how - as opposed to memorization. We also do extensive test preparation, which I feel confident about.
I have a BS in Physics from West Point United States Military Academy, an MS in Engineering from Oregon State University, and a Masters in Teaching Mathematics. I taught engineers for three years at West Point, middle school math for two years in Flagstaff, AZ, and filled several high school leave replacement assignments in New York. Additionally, I was an Army officer, leading soldiers for 16 years, and a Girl Scout Leader for over 100 Girls.
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