I love working with children and helping them to make progress and achieve, using a structured progressive approach that is individual and fun - including interactive activities, games, reading activities and spelling activities.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach children with literacy difficulties - dyslexia in particular. I teach phonics, spelling, punctuation, reading, grammar and study skills.
I also teach English as a second language. I teach privately and on-line.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
BA Honours in Integrated Childhood Studies
Early Years Professional Status
Certificate in Education (post 16)
Diploma in Dyslexia (Distinction)
Diploma in Home Tutoring and Shadow Education (Distinction)
TEFL Teaching English as a Second Language (Distinction)
- How much do you charge?
£25.00 per hour
£15 per half hour - live-Skype lessons
I give a discount for lessons booked on block of 10% with payment in advance.
- Where do you teach?
I teach in children's homes, in my on home or live, on-line, via Skype.
- When are you available?
Available in the day times (except Thursday mornings).
Evenings - contact for details.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
From 5 years upwards.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I do not teach for qualifications, but help young people to achieve them.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
On-line tutoring two options - via Skype. I can teach children and youth who struggle with literacy and I can teach children, youth or adults with English as a second language. Contact me for details.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Hello! My name is Ruth and I am friendly, easy-going and approachable! I will help you to succeed in a fun and interactive way - you will grow in confidence, in skills and knowledge and enjoy the journey of learning and personal progression.
- What kind of experience do you have?
20 years experience in Early Years & special needs
10 years plus in teaching post 16 years
2 years in teaching children with Dyslexia and special needs
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
Worcestershire University - BA Honours
Greenwich University - Certificate in Education
Blackwell Centre - Diploma in Dyslexia
BSY Group - DIPLOMA in Home Tuition and Shadow Education
TEFL Academy, UK
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I currently teach 7 students in their homes and have previously taught students on-line.
To whom it may concern,
This is to confirm that Ruth Grigg has studies with the Blackford Centre and has successfully gained a Diploma in Dyslexia.
If you need further information, we would be delighted to help. Please contact our office using the information below.
I can't say enough good things about Ruth. She works so well with my children. The boys look forward to their learning times with Ruth. Her patience and calm ways are a comfort for me as a mother. I feel that in the time that my children have spent being given private tuition by Ruth has been quality. I intend to have the children continue on with her.
Adam has only just started on his journey with Ruth, but he is loving going and the help Ruth is giving him.
Ruth is a kind and caring lady who listens to the child's needs and helps where needed. Adam loves going to the lessons with Ruth.
Our son loves Mrs Ruth Grigg! She has been teaching him how to spell, read, understand the English language through a lot of activities and a lot of fun and many, many, smiles and laughter!
Our son Ted, is more confident now. He has been learning English, he has laughed, and he just can't wait for Ruth every Saturday!
His teacher has said how pleased she is with his progress, and how much he is improving!
Before my child only got 2 out of 10 right, this time he had 10/10 right! That's never happened before!
Our son has gone up two sets in English!
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