Quality Tuition for All
I aim to make learning fun and foster a love of learning for all. My teaching is designed for the individual and aims to boost skill levels as well as confidence and self-esteem.
Much of my work focuses on developing the sound-symbol relationship in written and spoken language. Often it can be working on organisational and memory skills. The work I do relies on a multi-sensory teaching system that uses visual, oral, tactile and kinaesthetic strategies to incorporate all learning styles. I also use assistive technologies, combined with my teaching strategies to support learning further.
The good news is that even if you or your child is struggling and showing a number of the signs indicated in the section on ‘What is Dyslexia’, I can help.
Initial Evaluation Session- £45
Initially, I like to meet you and evaluate your specific learning needs. The tests that I carry out last about 1 ½ hours and look at your ways of thinking, memory, learning and problem-solving techniques as well as your reading, writing and spelling. These test results will then give me a clear insight into your strengths and current difficulties, and ascertain if you have dyslexic traits or literacy needs. I will then design a personalised learning and teaching programme based on the results of the initial evaluation session and any previous assessments that you may have had. These will be tailored to support your identified issues and future learning.
Tuition Packages and Prices for all Learners
- 1 hour teaching session £30
- 10 hours of teaching time bought in advance for £275
Tuition for Secondary School, College and University students- Study Skills
My main aim is to make learning fun and to engage you on your learning journey by showing you how you learn best. Ideally, you want to learn to read and write well, so that you can access work set easily and confidently.
Many of you may feel frustrated as you try really hard, but still struggle to keep up with your friends and the workload set by your teachers. This can make life very stressful and you may find school or college a very challenging place to be. Don’t worry I can help you.
My teaching sessions are designed to suit your specific needs and are based on Dyslexia Institutes Literacy Programme (DILP). This focuses on developing the sound-symbol relationship in written and spoken language. It will include working on organisational and memory skills. It also supports your reading and written work, including how to use the correct punctuation, spelling patterns and how to gain meaning from various texts.
One of the key areas to combine within our teaching sessions is study skills. Study Skills are the ‘Survival skills’ needed in order to cope with the workload at school, college and University…
These are essential to learn in order for a dyslexic person to succeed within the educational system and beyond.
Alongside the DILP teaching sessions I aim to incorporate ‘Study skills’ into my weekly sessions. These aim to:
• Encourage every student to find their preferred learning style
• Introduce students to assistive technology to support their learning
• Help them to become better organised at school and at home
• Show them how to use their memory effectively to support their learning
• Demonstrate why homework is set and how to tackle it
• Teach various methods of reading; including skimming, scanning, word-by-word, surveying, questioning, study reading and reading for pleasure
• Teach a range of strategies on how to take and make notes, from teachers, books and videos. Including how to store and use them for revision
• Teach how to write essays and reports- focusing on planning, writing a clear introduction, logical paragraphs, clear conclusion and how to proof read and edit a completed essay
• Support spelling strategies and how to use dictionaries effectively
• Teach how to revise- focusing on planning and time management and prioritising what needs to be revised first
• Prepare students for exams
• Give top tips on how to cope with stress
I recommend that for you to make good and steady progress you need to have specialist 1 to 1 teaching on a weekly basis for at least 1 hour. This will be arranged at a time that suits you, either during or after school, or over the weekend.
You can discuss your learning differences either over the telephone, via email or face to face with me and together we can decide on the best course of action for you.