Personalised, carefully structured and above all, fun!
In addition to developing key literacy skills, Sally’s aim is to help children achieve their potential by increasing self esteem and by making the most of their unique dyslexic talents.
1 TO 1 TUITION:
ONLINE AND FACE TO FACE
Specialist dyslexia tuition
Weekly lessons are bookable on a monthly basis in advance during term time and, if required, during the school holidays depending on availability.
The first two lessons include a variety of assessment activities which will help Sally to identify your child’s strengths and areas in which they need support. This will be used to develop a personalised plan ensuring that any gaps in their knowledge can be addressed as part of the programme.
Tuition costs £40 per hour.
What to expect
Lessons will typically involve a range of multisensory activities based on phonological awareness, reading, spelling and memory skills. Other areas such as organisation, comprehension, listening skills and numeracy can also be included.
The priority is always making sure that the child feels confident in applying new skills and letter patterns to their work.
Games are an important learning tool which are often used for overlearning and introducing new letter patterns and learning concepts.
“Sally shows him patience and understanding”
“We were struggling with our 8 year old boy, as during the extra time doing home learning in 2020, it became apparent to us that he may have dyslexia. Along with that were his personal struggles, coming down to a lack of confidence in his ability to read and write at the expected rate of his peers. His frustration led to many a meltdown, with tears and tantrums. We thought we would give it a go with Sally, when she advertised her lessons. At first, because of the pandemic, these were delivered online, via zoom, and then face to face as soon as we were able to.
Right from the beginning, Sally has been able to capture his attention (and maintain it!) through using a variety of teaching and learning strategies that appeal to him. Her clever use of games and rewards have meant, that he doesn’t actually realise he is “working” at times! We have seen a big improvement in his written work, as well as his writing, but most impressive, has been his increase in self- confidence. This has shown through to his school work too, with his latest glowing report from school, saying how much better his concentration and effort is.
Sally shows him patience and understanding of his difficulties, and he is eager to attend his lesson every week, and he leaves feeling pleased with what he has accomplished.”
“She doesn’t focus on what he can’t do but praises him for what he can”
“Sally is lovely, My 13 year old son and I are really pleased to have found her. I have been really impressed with her friendly manner and the fun way she has of encouraging him to complete tasks. She doesn’t focus on what he can’t do but praises him for what he can. The jokes help too!
For the first time my son is not actively avoiding work with a tutor and instead gets his things ready for the session.”
“My daughter (aged 10) is really enjoying her time with Sally”
“My daughter (aged 10) is really enjoying her time with Sally. I asked her what she has learned and she explained to me the different sounds between ‘cap’ and ‘cape’ – can you hear the difference Mom? She also then proceeded to spell them for me.
We would love to continue and potentially add extra sessions after this current term.”