About Don Diehl…

A Gifted Tutor with Credentials & Experience

Don Diehl has been a teacher for over 25 years. Winner of the "Mile High Teacher Award" from the Denver Mayor’s office, the "Inspirational Award" from the Barbara Grogan & Jared Polis Foundation, and "Distinguished Teacher of the Year" from the Denver Teachers Awards Foundation, Don is the only Denver teacher to have twice received a classroom adoption from the Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation. Don Diehl has been a teacher for over 25 years. Winner of the "Mile High Teacher Award" from the Denver Mayor’s office and "Distinguished Teacher of the Year" from the Denver Teachers Awards Foundation, Don is the only Denver teacher to have twice received a classroom adoption from the Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation.

Mr. Diehl was my 5th grade teacher. He found fun and effective ways to learn. A wonderful teacher. Matthew G., Denver student

Don tutors kids and adults of all ages, individually, in small groups, and now remotely. He's licensed by the Colorado Department of Education and has been successful with kids who've had difficulty in the past. Don tutors kids and adults of all ages. He's licensed by the Colorado Department of Education and has been successful with kids who've had problems in the past.

I highly recommend Don as a passionate educator with a keen eye for the individual needs of his students. Chris Blach, Denver teacher

Don is bilingual—a native English speaker and fluent in Spanish. He lived and taught in Honduras for 6 years while in the Peace Corps, and he holds a BA in Spanish and International Relations from Cornell College. He's tutored many beginning-level Spanish students, both young and old, helped native English speakers with the Spanish curriculum at immersion schools in Denver, and coached Spanish-speaking students in English Lit and Essay Writing at North High School, Metro State University, and the University of Colorado at Denver. Don is bilingual—a native English speaker and fluent in Spanish. He holds a BA in Spanish from Cornell College and taught in Honduras for 6 years while in the Peace Corps. He's tutored many beginning-level Spanish students, helped native English speakers with Spanish at immersion schools in Denver, and coached Spanish-speaking students in English Lit and Essay Writing at schools and universities in Denver.

Don has been tutoring both of our sons for over 2 years now. He is kind but firm in his teaching and his expectations of them. He has helped our sons build their confidence in both literacy and math. Natasha Olson-Smith, Denver parent

Don went on to earn a Masters in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan. During his years with Denver Public Schools he trained over a thousand teachers. In recent years he's been part of the Parent Teacher Home Visit Project, training teachers throughout the country. For a closer look at Don's credentials, click here (opens new tab). Don holds a Masters in Education from the University of Michigan. While with Denver Public Schools he trained over a thousand teachers, and he's recently been part of the Parent Teacher Home Visit Project, training teachers throughout the country.

Tutoring Subjects:

  • Math (kindergarten through 7th grade)(K–7th):
    • Review basic skills
    • Arithmetic, Fractions, Pre-algebra
  • Help with online tutorialsOnline tutorials:
    • Khan Academy
    • I-Ready:  literacy and math
    • IXL:  math, science, and language arts
    • Raz-Kids:  reading comprehension in English and Spanish
  • Language & Literacy (all levels):
    • Reading, including literature-discussion preparation
    • Writing, including essay and summarization
    • Beginning Spanish
    • Spanish Conversation skills

And more…