My name is Diane Talbot and providing individualized instruction and support for students is my passion.

I provide private tutoring and academic coaching at my Boulder, CO office or online.

I provide creative, flexible, individualized and assessment-based, research-based, multi-sensory, explicit, and emotionally sound methods are the basis for my approaches of teaching children with learning difficulties.

I have 15 years of experience working with special needs, twice exceptional, and gifted students. I am LGTBQ affirming.

I specialize in working with bright, creative children and young adults who have/are:

  • Dyslexia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Learning Disabilities
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Twice Exceptional
  • Gifted and Talented

I also work with students who struggle with:

  • Math Anxiety
  • Low Number Sense
  • Poor Handwriting
  • Poor Written Organizational Skills
  • Poor Executive Function

I can provide enrichment for gifted and curious students who need a challenge, twice exceptional students, and student who are struggling academically for whatever reason.

I support students who need help organizing academic belongings, assignments, and adjusting to a new setting (such as high school or college) as well as with study skills. I can help them access the resources available on campus.

On a personal note, I am the mother of five gifted and/or twice exceptional adult children and the grandmother to four. I am a serious ceramic artist, gardener and yogi. I love to read and in 2019, surpassed my Goodreads reading challenge goal of reading 50 books by finishing the year with 77 books.

Qualifications

  • MA in Education, Western State Colorado University, emphasis in literacy
  • Associate level certification with AOGPE (Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioners and Educators)
  • Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP) level with Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA)
  • Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist with Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI)
  • Math Interventionist certificate from Adams State University
  • Reading Specialist Endorsement from Colorado Department of Education
  • Special Education Generalist from Colorado Department of Education

I am committed to continuous professional development and individual learning. Here are a few of my ongoing efforts and affilitions:

  • Currently studying Multi-sensory Math through ASDEC
  • I study Structured Word Inquiry with a variety of teachers and mentors
  • Professional Member of the International Dyslexia Association
  • Member of The Reading League

You can learn more about the services I offer here.