I am a fully qualified and experienced assessor and teacher of children with dyslexia, dyspraxia, difficulties with maths, language, handwriting, memory or concentration. I work closely with the child's parents and teachers.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach primary English literacy, Maths and handwriting and give support in all other subjects. I also offer comprehensive diagnostic educational assessments.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a Primary Teaching Diploma, a BA in Psychology and a Postgraduate Certificate in Specific Learning Difficulties
- How much do you charge?
I charge £25 per lesson. Details and cost of an assessment on request.
- Where do you teach?
I teach at my house.
- When are you available?
Time slots for lessons to be arranged at your convenience.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
My pupils range from age 5 to 14.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I taught 9 years as a class teacher and 22 years as a teacher of children with specific learning difficulties and SENCO.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
As there is always a parent present in my lessons, I was advised that there is no need for a DBS certificate.
- Where and with whom did you train?
The teaching diploma was obtained in Holland, the BA is from the OU in the UK and the SpLD certificate is from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a member of the Dyslexia Guild.
• The Dyslexia Guild, The National Handwriting Association
Our son had lessons with Mia for 2 years, after he was diagnosed with dyslexia and dyspraxia. Mia stripped literacy and maths to the basics and built them up with him. She also taught him strategies to cope with his conditions. Our son grew in confidence and ability. As parents we were
taught how to support our son. He continues to flourish and is now considering a career in medicine. I truly believe that our boy would not be doing so well without her help - we can not thank Mia enough.
Mia tutored my two eldest children for 2 years, both for dyslexia and the youngest for very poor handwriting as well. They showed huge improvements in their attitude to learning and made great progress in school. Mia gave us work to do at home so that we could support them with their work in class. With her expertise our eldest managed to achieve good SATs results in Y6. He is now in secondary school where he is taking 2 foreign languages and is streamed in the top 2 classes for all core subjects.
Our 8 year old son had become disruptive in class while his work was below expectation. We contacted Mia, who did an assessment and found that our son is dyslexic. Now he is receiving the right support in class. Mia has taught him for 7 months so far, with satisfying results. He enjoys his lessons, there are fun activities and he has no idea that he is actually learning. A parent is present in the lessons and that teaches us how to help our boy at home. His behaviour is vastly improved!
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