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Growth vs Fixed Mindset

A fixed mindset is a major barrier to learning for any student. It is the belief that one's...
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The Dominance Factor by Carla Hannaford

Most people know whether they are left or right handed, but do they know which foot, hand, ear,...
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How to interpret reading and spelling tests

If you have raw scores from a recent reading or spelling test, you can establish a suitable...
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To home school or not to home school?

For the past year I have been having a debate with myself about whether or not to home school my...

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  • Sue Lyon Tranby, HU14 Gold Member

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    I provide 1:1 specialist tuition for children who require support for dyslexia, dyscalculia and handwriting difficulties in a positive, friendly environment using proven multi-sensory methods. I aim to build confidence whilst having fun!
  • Toni Packer Central Chelmsford, CM1

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    I am a dynamic and enthusiastic teacher who enjoys working with students on a 1:1 basis to help them realise their full potential in academic subjects. I am currently available to undertake dyslexia diagnostic assessments at a competitive rate.
  • Lynda O High Barnet, EN5 Gold Member

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    I provide 1 to 1 customised and specific support for children diagnosed with Dyslexia, who may present with dyslexic tendencies and learning difficulties. I also carry out informal assessments to confirm a suspicion of dyslexia.
  • Primary Tutor Experienced Central Bedford, MK42

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    Hello I am a fully qualified primary school teacher with 7 years teaching experience. I have worked for the past 3 years as a senior leader of a school. I am passionate about teaching and helping children to reach their full potential.
  • Jane Emma Salisbury, SP4 Silver Member

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    Qualified and experienced study skills and special needs specialising in helping students develop the skills that are essential for successful learning and employment.
  • Mel Kirby Guisborough, TS14

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    I have been supporting people to overcome their dyslexic symptoms for the last 20 years and am currently available to help both adults and children over the age of 8. I offer 1:1 tuition but also run workshops for parents.
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  • Speaking With Children

    Catherine Alexander Special Educational Needs (SEN) Tutor (North West London) Picture In her book 'Tout est Langage' (All is Language) the French paediatrician and psychoanalyst Fan├žoise Dolto, who bases her work on a fundamental belief in the importance of speech, gives this lovely example of the way she responds to a child's demand for sweets: "I want to illustrate something...
  • Growth vs Fixed Mindset Editor's Pick

    Michael Chambers Special Educational Needs (SEN) Tutor (South East London) Picture A fixed mindset is a major barrier to learning for any student. It is the belief that one's ability as a learner is 'fixed' and unchangeable, regardless of effort or practice put in. For the best results academically, it is vital that a growth mindset is fostered in students. This is achieved...
  • Anxiety When Learning, For A Child With SEN

    N Khan Special Educational Needs (SEN) Tutor (South West London) Picture A student with SEN participating in a learning task finds it uneasy, and feels they are taking a risk. Learning makes the pupil feel threatened and susceptible to failure, feelings of weakness and inadequacy, all of which can produce anxiety. Students with an education health care plan (EHCP)...

 

  • Special Needs of Students often Missed in Schools Editor's Pick

    Viv Special Educational Needs (SEN) Tutor (South West London) Picture Dyslexia The modern trend in education is to place the vast majority of dyslexic pupils in mainstream schools. However it is clear from research that youngsters struggle with daily routines, and face teachers in the academic environment who are not always sympathetic or simply do not know how to...
  • To home school or not to home school? Editor's Pick

    Karen Russell Special Educational Needs (SEN) Tutor (Brighton) Picture For the past year I have been having a debate with myself about whether or not to home school my 7 year old daughter. I have two children, my daughter and my son who is 5. Both are extremely different in every way. When my daughter started in Reception, I had all the same highs and lows as any...
  • The Dominance Factor by Carla Hannaford Editor's Pick

    Melissa Mansfield Special Educational Needs (SEN) Tutor (Dartford) Picture Most people know whether they are left or right handed, but do they know which foot, hand, ear, eye and side of the brain are their dominant ones? According to Carla Hannaford, there are 32 possible 'dominance profiles' and we can all identify our own. Why is this important? She argues that at...