Dianne Neaves

Dianne N.

Fremont, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I hold a Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis in Bilingual/Bicultural Education. Prior to earning my masters degree, I was a bilingual educator for six years. In addition, I have conducted research in language acquisition and have been trained using research based learning strategies.
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Dianne delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Hello, I am a certified teacher and also an engineer. My main goal as an educator is to help students realize their true potential. Beyond helping my students complete homework or learn a new skill I provide them with tools for success. I teach my students so they can take charge of their learning.

I hold a Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis in Bilingual/Bicultural Education. Prior to earning my masters degree, I was a bilingual educator for six years. In addition, I have conducted research in language acquisition and math and have been trained using research based learning strategies. I also hold a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked six years in this field.

I work with students all ages. I am available for homework, homeschooling, and enrichment activities. Before meeting with my students, I gather the necessary information in order to create a lesson plan that will meet the student's specific needs. I have extensive experience in curriculum design. My approach to teaching is student-centered. I use a variety of methods to ensure that students are active participants in the learning process and get the most out of instruction.

I have worked with students with special needs including, learning disabled, ADHD and gifted and talented. When planning my lessons, I make sure that the activities included are appropriate for the student and use students feedback in future planning.

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ESL Instructor
Jan 2018 - Present
MVLA Adult School

Instruct adult learners in intermediate high / advanced ESL level and conversational English.
Design lesson plans to develop students’ English writing skills.
Use data from formal and informal assessments and students’ input to meet students’ instructional needs.

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Consultant / Principal
Mar 2017 - Present
UP Learning Services

Startup, development, and branding of self-employed business.
Design of custom curriculum for private lessons.
Conduct holistic assessment of students to determine best approach to meet academic goals.
Creation of social media content

Graduate Research Assistant
Aug 2014 - May 2016
Texas State University

Assist with research projects; literature reviews, transcription, translation, data analysis, video editing.
Assist in the development of new material for courses including materials adaptation from English to Spanish.
Provide assistance with event planning including supervision of undergraduate student volunteers.
Provide assistance with administrative tasks including preparation of presentations, spreadsheets, data entry and analysis.

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Bilingual Education Teacher
Sep 2008 - Jun 2014
Austin Independent School District

Implemented research-based instructional strategies in all content areas for a multilingual, heterogeneous group of students in a self-contained setting.
Designed curriculum-based reading, math, and science common assessments.
Instrumental in the implementation of the Gomez and Gomez Dual Language Enrichment Model.
Mentored teachers during their first year on the job.
Coordinated enrichment activities for at-risk and gifted and talented students.

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MA Education - Bilingual / Bicultural Education
Aug 2014 - Dec 2016
Texas State University
BS Mechanical Engineering
Aug 1995 - May 2000
University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Bilingual Education Teacher
Sep 2008
Texas Education Agency

General Education
Sep 2008
Texas Education Agency


• Elected, Outstanding Graduate Student - Bilingual/Bicultural Education
Jan 2016
Texas State University - San Marcos
Recipient, Thesis Research Support Fellowship
Nov 2015
Texas State University


Nov 2015

Since 1975, the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) has been a non-profit membership organization that works to advocate for educational equity and excellence for bilingual/multilingual students in a global society.

NABE’s priorities include: Improving instructional practices for linguistically and culturally diverse children; providing bilingual educators with more high-quality professional development opportunities; securing adequate funding for the programs serving limited-English-proficient students; and keeping the rights of language-minority Americans clearly in focus as states and communities move forward with educational reforms.

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Golden Key International Honor Society
May 1995

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity

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