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Linda Black - Dyslexia /Literacy/ English Tutor

Linda Black Special Educational Needs (SEN) Tutor (North West London)

Linda Black

  • Kentish Town (NW5) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 13 Jul 2017
  • Sex: Female

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Personal Message
I have a lot of experience and success in working with individual students to raise their literacy and English levels. I am adept at developing students' self- esteem and their ability to overcome barriers to learning.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I am a dyslexia specialist and have extensive experience of working with students with Special Educational Needs, including those with a Statement. I work with all ages - primary, secondary, university students and adults, teaching all aspects of literacy ( reading, spelling, writing skills, handwriting, grammar, study-skills). I teach English up to GCSE level, English as a Foreign Language, and writing, editing and redrafting skills.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a Fine Art degree, a post-graduate teaching qualification, and an OCR Certificate in Specific Learning Difficulties from UCL. I have attended many short courses, for example, on Speech and Language Skills, Memory Skills, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, and other SEN specialisms. I have Chartered London Teacher status.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have many years experience working as a SEND/ English teacher within the state sector, with individual students, small groups and whole classes. I have worked extensively with students with a Statement of Special Educational Needs and those with English as a Foreign Language. I teach both primary and secondary age students. I worked for several years as an Individual Support Teacher and Home Tutor for the boroughs of Camden and Islington. I have run short courses in writing skills and grammar for adults and have taught Art and Citizenship in schools. I am an artist, a prize-winning poet with four published poetry collections, a reviewer, and an editor of a highly regarded poetry journal. I am a reader for The Literary Consultancy. I teach for The Poetry School and run poetry workshops.
How much do you charge?
I charge £120 for a Literacy Assessment (reading, writing, spelling, phonics, comprehension) which includes one hour with the student and a written report. I charge £40 for individual sessions of 1 hour.
Where do you teach?
I live in Camden, North London ( NW5) close to Tufnell Park underground, and teach students in my home.
When are you available?
I am available most evenings from 3.30 pm, plus some mornings and weekends.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages - primary, secondary, university students, and adults.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Entry Level English, GCSE English.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Proof reading and advice on essay writing skills via text document and comments.
Where and with whom did you train?
University College, London
Tell me about some of your current students.
I am working with, among others, a GCSE student ( English and study skills ), primary students with dyslexia / speech and language needs/ learning difficulties, a Polish professional, and a mature student with dyslexia.