I am an experienced, qualified senior teacher and SpLD/dyslexia tutor with over 20 years experience of working with dyslexic adults as well as students of all ages. I hold the Master's level diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties/dyslexia and the APC Assessment Practising Certificate from Patoss, the Professional
Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties.
The SpLD diagnostic assessments I offer include diagnostic assessments for the DSA, diagnosis of Dyslcalculia in adults and
children, and diagnosis of co-occuring Dyspraxia in adults. The assessment takes four hours and is carried out in my office in Collier's Wood, south-west London. A diagnostic report with
recommendations, follows within two weeks. This provides a detailed analysis of the learning profile, including: underlying verbal and non-verbal ability, performance in literacy, and cognitive
processing: cognitive processing includes memory and concentration, phonological (sound) awareness, visual-motor integration and speed of processing.
Tuition is results orientated and focuses on improving cognitive processing and enabling the individual to use techniques and strategies to
manage their underlying difficulties and improve their performance. I also work on developing confidence, self-esteem and coping strategies, as these are critical to a positive outcome.
I have worked in education as an interim Head Teacher, SENCo, Borough SpLD Assessor and latterly as a coach; supporting senior leaders to implement the 'Achievement for All' programme within schools. I have succesfully assessed and tutored staff, as well as students at Primary, Secondary and Tertiary level. Prior to my career in
education, I worked in social research and marketing.
I am passionate about supporting the learning of individuals with specific learning difficulties and have a wealth of strategies and techniques to support significant learning outcomes. I am
holistic in my approach and liaise with schools, families and the workplace, as appropriate.
I also have personal experience of dyslexia, as many members of my family have dyslexia.