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Sue Lyon - Dyslexia / Dyscalculia / Handwriting Tutor in Tranby

Sue Lyon Key Stage 1 English Tutor (Hull)

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  • Professional Qualification University of Liverpool Certificate in Education
  • Professional Qualification Diploma Specific Learning Difficulties (Hornsby), AMBDA, APC
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check Enhanced Disclosure
  • Professional Membership BDA, PATOSS, Dyspraxia Foundation
  • References References are available upon request
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Personal Message
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!
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach reading, spelling, handwriting, mathematics and memory skills.
I am an experienced tutor of young children who have traits of or a diagnosis of dyslexia or dyscalculia and who are struggling to keep up with the classroom environment.
I am happy to liaise with local schools and other professionals such as speech therapists. In addition I can offer sessions for "home educated" children.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I qualified from Liverpool University in 1981 and have completed further qualifications to teach children with Specific Learning Difficulties. I gained a Diploma from Hornsby in SpLD in 2004 and have AMBDA status in addition to an Assessment Practising Certificate (BDA) which enables me to assess individuals for dyslexia and the Disability Students' Allowance.
What kind of experience do you have?
I am an experienced teacher of 36 years of children aged nursery to Year 7. I have taught in a variety of local authority and independent schools in addition to providing individual tutoring for the last five years. I am committed to extending my personal qualifications and regularly attend professional development training. I possess an Enhanced DBS and have professional indemnity and public liability insurance. I have completed a risk assessment for my personal teaching room and have completed courses on Safeguarding , First Aid Essentials and Data Protection.
How much do you charge?
I offer lessons of 45 minutes at £30, or for lessons in a local school, 30 minutes at £20.
In addition I offer Full Diagnostic Assessments for which a separate fee applies.
Where do you teach?
I teach in my own family home, within a light, bright well-resourced teaching room. Children currently travel from Beverley, South Cave, Market Weighton, the villages of North Ferriby and Swanland and the western suburbs of Hull such as Anlaby and Kirk Ella.
When are you available?
I am available after school on selected weekday evenings, before school and occasionally during some morning sessions on selected days. In addition, I teach during some school holidays. Please contact me for current availability.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I offer individual teaching sessions for children aged 6 - 11 years.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Whilst I do not particularly prepare pupils for specific qualifications, I find that parents frequently contact me as their child prepares for, or has completed Key Stage assessments. Secure foundations of literacy and numeracy are vital for children to develop key skills with confidence.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I possess an Enhanced DBS ( Disclosure and Barring Service).
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a member of the BDA (British Dyslexia Association), PATOSS (The Professional Association of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties) and the Dyspraxia Foundation.
Where and with whom did you train?
My teaching qualification was from S. Katharine's College, University of Liverpool.
My training for specific learning difficulties (dyslexia) was with Hornsby which merged with the Dyslexia Institute to become Dyslexia Action.
Tell me about some of your current students.
I currently teach pupils aged 6 - 11 years with varying degrees of dyslexia. Some also have attention deficit difficulties.
I also teach pupils requiring help with maths, this may be because of dyslexia, weak short - term memory or dyscalculia.
In addition some children just require a boost with their schoolwork.
My website www.topdogtutoring.co.uk provides further information and recent testimonials. Please take a look for more information.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I am committed to providing a safe, caring, positive, holistic approach to individual tuition using a range of tried and tested multi-sensory teaching programmes and techniques in order to raise self - esteem and build confidence, whilst having fun. It is vital that a child wants to attend tutoring sessions.
I hope they leave sessions with a smile on their face and a spring in their step, keen to return the following week!