I am a highly qualified and experienced specialist teacher for Dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties. I love to enable people of all ages to reach their full potential. Please contact me to discuss your needs.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I mainly teach English and Maths. I also enjoy supporting older students and adults with study skills and writing skills for assignments and exam preparation as I have experience of studying at higher levels myself (I have a Ph.D.). I can also provide advice and guidance for teachers and parents who want to support learners with specific learning difficulties.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
• Edge Hill University (2012) - Postgraduate Certificate in teaching and assessing for specific learning difficulties(Professional)
• University of Wales, Bangor (2003) - Advanced Certificate in teaching for Specific Learning Difficulties(Professional)
• Plymouth University (1984) - Research in applied botany (Doctorate)
• Bath College (1980) - Teaching qualification leading to QTS (PGCE)
- How much do you charge?
I generally charge £30 per hour for individual lessons that take place at my home in a dedicated teaching room. A discount is available when booking a block of ten lessons in advance. I offer one off consultation sessions for advice and assessment at £45 per hour. Discounts also available for small groups/ siblings.
- Where do you teach?
I teach from home in a fully equipped and dedicated teaching room. The location is very near to Kingswinford and Dudley. It is within easy reach of Birmingham, Wolverhampton, South Staffordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire.
- When are you available?
I currently only have availability on Fridays during the day on a regular basis. Initial meetings or one off consultations for assessment, advice, and guidance can be arranged for weekends or evenings on request. i offer study workshops during the school holidays.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages from age 5 with the emphasis being on overcoming the learning difficulties associated with Dyslexia.
I have a flexible approach to suit the learner's needs.
I always spend time carefully assessing any background information with you and helping to formulate a personal learning plan for you or your child.
My learning sessions are varied and enjoyable. I like to use a wide array of multi-sensory resources and games, particularly for younger children who are struggling with reading, writing or number skills.
The first few sessions would generally include information gathering and some assessment to get a clear starting point from where we can make progress towards your learning goals.
I generally work from home in order to keep the cost of lessons down.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can tutor online via Skype, email or Facetime for students and adults needing assistance with completing dissertations or assignments or for proofreading.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I love to enable people of all ages to reach their full potential and can help to remove the barriers to learning and boost confidence. I have a friendly and calm personality and lots of patience. Both young children and adults soon feel comfortable with me and are able to engage fully with teaching which is individually tailored to their needs.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have twenty years experience teaching and supporting students with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, and Speech and Language difficulties. I was the Special Needs Coordinator and specialist literacy and numeracy teacher at a school in Cumbria (ages 4 - 13) for twelve years. I have also taught children who are out of school for various reasons and worked as a teacher and assessor for learners of all ages at a Dyslexia Action Centre. I now work part time as a Dyslexia assessor and support tutor at Dudley College.
I taught my own children at home for a couple of years.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have an up to date DBS Certificate and appropriate professional insurance for working from home.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a member of PATOSS, Education Otherwise and LinkedIn.
Our son really enjoys his weekly sessions with Jean and he never complains about attending. She manages to hold his interest and keep him enthusiastic in learning by using a variety of teaching techniques. Each lesson is varied, fun and interactive but also structured. His primary school teacher has also noticed significant improvements in our dyslexic son's confidence and skills in reading and writing. We can definitely recommend Jean Perry.
â€œMy 7 year old son â€œT” has been having tutoring sessions with Jean now for 5 months. He has diagnoses of ASD, language disorder and ADHD. Jean was able to build a rapport with T quickly and clearly understood his difficulties. She is very calm and adaptable, which helps tremendously. As a consequence T looks forward to his tutoring sessions and has been making some great progress - both in terms of the subject content (maths) and also in his approach and attitude to learning.
Jean took time to read my son's EHCP and professional reports in advance of the first session and subsequently adapted the teaching approach to meet his needs.
She is also very organised and communicates well for organising sessions and discusses progress informally after each session. I would highly recommend her tutoring service.
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