Diane has excellent experience when teaching English language to foreigners, with a whole set of tools to reduce foreign accent and to improve English pronunciation. She is an outstanding professional ready to deliver good results to her students.
Diane is a wonderful language coach. She analyzes in detail all the small mistakes that make your speech rough and smoothes it with great efficiency thanks to her crystal clear explanations. It is always a pleasure to work with her. Almost addictive.
Diane est une merveilleuse prof d'anglais. Elle débusque avec précisions les milles petites erreurs qui rendent votre discours rugueux et les adoucies jusqu'à disparition grâce à des explications limpides. Pour tout ceux qui parlent depuis de nombreuses années sans ressentir de gêne et qui pourtant savent bien qu'ils pourraient progresser. Le remède contre la fossilisation!less
Diane took on the job as an English teacher to me in the U.S. Her professionalism and superb teaching style helped me improve my comprehension and conveyance of English. Also, my assimilation into the surroundings was greatly boosted by her experiences. I would recommend her as an eminent teacher, especially to a first-timer in the U.S.
Diane was a fantastic person to work with. She helped me a lot on accent reduction and business oriented English. She brought to our classes her experience of living abroad, what makes a huge difference not only because she understands the difficulties of learning a second language but also the cultural differences. She managed to use her experience to make the classes more enjoyable. I definitely recommend Diane as the best English teacher that I ever had.
Diane was my English Trainer for almost 2 years, and I found her courses extremely valuable. She taught a group of 5 Brazilian co-workers in the same class, and she was sensitive to each professionals' needs. Her pronunciation-based method is not taught in Brazil, and we needed to understand the American English sound and spelling patterns to speak correctly. We had 2 hour classes twice a week. She demonstrated a high degree of expertise, and the material she used in class was very interesting. The courses included not only grammar, presentation skills and pronunciation materials, but also business oriented idiom books, magazines including the The Economist, The New York Times, and Businessweek as well as audio books and American cultural knowledge (which I considered great being a foreigner living in the US). We reviewed our company presentations and training materials too. In addition, her style was open and inviting to questions, networking and all kinds of help. Diane organized dinners and events to introduce us to her clients at other companies, and I made new friends with other ex-pats. Diane is extremely enthusiastic about her work and very sensitive to the issues of an “expat life” because she experienced it while she lived in China for three years. I would highly recommend her services to any professional who would like to improve their English skills.
I contracted Diane to deliver ESL training. She delivered a comprehensive program at a competitive rate. Also, when I provided Diane with feedback on her program, she was receptive and willing to make changes to meet our needs.
When I surveyed her students from our company, 100% of those participating in her course would recommend her to others and would welcome the opportunity to take another class instructed by Diane.
Diane helped the CTB/McGraw-Hill Professional Development team train over 1,000 schools in 11 days in New York City on how to use data to drive instruction. Her professionalism, wealth of experience, and great attitude make her a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Diane for professional development opportunites in the educational market. - Tom Moellering
Diane is a highly-skilled, multi-talented professional with a flair for thinking on her feet in difficult situations. She is genuinely concerned with the welfare of her clients and co-workers alike. Her knowledge and expertise in the field of second language learning, teaching, and teacher training is exceptional. - Jason R. Levine
I first met Diane when I enrolled in the TEFL Certification class at Bloomfield College. She did an amazing job of preparing me for a teaching job in South Korea. Diane's tireless dedication speaks volumes about her work ethic. Rain, shine, or snow, Diane came to teach us every Saturday and lent her experience without hesitation. She bent over backwards to accommodate me and make sure that the concepts I was learning were applicable to my situation. I sincerely appreciated all of her efforts and support. Diane continues to offer guidance to students and I am glad to call her a friend as well. She's truly an asset to ANY team or company. - Joia Starks