Educational consultancy and training
Tutoring services for all students
I offer diagnostic assessment for specific learning difficulties, including dyslexia and dyscalculia (all ages ) and developmental coordination disorder (DCD/dyspraxia – adults only).
Prior to any decision regarding assessment or tuition, I offer a free telephone consultation or face to face meeting. This gives students (and/or parents) the opportunity to voice their overriding concerns so that we can explore the various options for assessment and support.
Regular sessions to support literacy and numeracy or to develop study skills are available. 30 minute or 1 hour lessons are possible at my home, or 1 hour lessons at your home. I am also able to offer tutoring online via Skype or similar web-based platforms.
Information and evidence gathering begins in the initial interview and includes questionnaires for students and educational establishments as well as parents, if age appropriate. A full diagnostic report will consist of several tried and tested standardised assessments, selected according to age and screening, interview and questionnaire results. The combination of tests and time taken varies according to the individual.
Following assessment, a detailed report is compiled, with recommendations for home and school/college.
Assessment can take place at your home or in my comfortable teaching space. I am able to travel throughout South and Mid Wales, Avon, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Somerset and to London.
Before booking a full diagnostic assessment for Specific Learning Difficulties, you may wish to refer to one or more of the following:
Talks and training for groups, schools and universities
Experienced teacher and HE lecturer, speaking at conferences and delivering webinar presentations including on executive function, development and support of early academic skills, recognising support needs at school and study skills for teens and university students.
Licensed to deliver training for I Can’s award-winning evidence-based Talk Boost programme to groups of teachers and teaching assistants.
A bit about me
I am a teacher with 15 years experience working with pupils with a wide range of additional needs. I have a Master’s degree in Special Educational Needs and am a qualified specific learning difficulties specialist teacher and assessor accredited by the British Dyslexia Association, with a current Assessment Practising Certificate from the Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties, enhanced DBS check and professional insurance. I am currently undertaking doctoral research with families who home educate to meet special or additional needs.