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Finding a Tutor for your Dyslexic Child

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Jamie Oliver
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Steven Spielberg
Richard Branson


The gift of Dyslexia

If you have just learnt that your child has dyslexia, it can be reassuring to know two things.

  1. Dyslexia is a common learning issue that affects many successful and entrepreneurial people.
  2. There are many different strategies and fun ways to encourage dyslexic students.

Dyslexia is different for everyone!

Dyslexia is different for everyone and not straightforward to diagnose. Each student will show dyslexia in a unique and individual way. A dyslexic student can find challenges in Reading, Writing, Spelling, Organizational Skills, Memory, Word Finding and Processing Speed and Skills.

Dyslexia often overlaps with other specific learning difficulties which can make students process information in different ways. Typically, there may be overlaps with Dyspraxia and attention difficulties.

Challenges of Dyslexia:

Quite often a dyslexic student may have to work much harder at school to keep up with their classmates, their self-esteem falls, and they become very frustrated with the work presented. This may lead to anxiety issues, anger problems arising from frustration, poor self-image and in some cases this can escalate into various social and psychological problems for the individual, the family and society.

Providing a Personal Tutor

Inclusion and integration are very important for the Dyslexic Learner. These learners benefit from small classes and a high level of multi-sensory teaching, but the added provision of a private tutor can be extremely helpful where more individualised and personalised teaching is required. An effective tutor will promote positive attitudes and individual confidence ensuring their students experience success.

Choosing the right tutor

  • A tutor with a positive, enthusiastic and empathetic personality who will gel with your child.
  • A tutor who encourages and, hence, builds confidence and self-esteem.
  • A tutor who designs an individual multi-sensory programme for your student based on their strengths, learning styles and preferences.
  • A tutor who is well qualified and experienced in your child’s learning challenges.
  • A tutor who understands that each pupil is different and makes the most of these differences.
  • A tutor who has received regular continuing professional development (CPD)
  • A tutor who gives feedback to the carer or parent giving valuable insight into your child’s progress.
  • A tutor who is a specialist teacher with a current DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service)
  • A tutor who makes learning fun and inspires their student to have a love for learning.

“Believe in yourself and use everything you can- including the obstacles- to propel you along the road to success. Who knows what you might achieve?”

Richard Branson, Dyslexic Learner.

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