Location: England

I passed the PGCE (Dyscalculia) Edge Hill course last year and am now taking the PG Dip leading to AMBDA.   I’ve run the Southampton Tuition Centre since 2010 which offers English, Maths and Science tuition after school and Saturdays.

I have recently qualified as a Specialist Dyscalculia teacher & assessor, as well as a Specialist Dyslexia teacher too.

I started my career as a primary school teacher and decided to complete a  MA in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) when my daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia. Recently, I completed a Level 7 course in Dyscalculia to enabled me to assess for dyscalculia.  For the last 5 years I have worked as a specialist teacher in the senior division of a selective independent school providing literacy and numeracy support for students in the school aged 11-16 years who have specific learning difficulties, ADHD and/or ASD.

I provide dyscalculia assessments for students aged 8 years – 14 years in Fyfield, Essex.

I am a qualified assessor for dyslexia and dyscalculia holding an Assessment Practising Certificate (APC) and professional membership of both the BDA and PATOSS.

I am a qualified teacher with 28 years teaching experience, including 7 years as SENCO in a Swindon School. Between April 2018 and Dec 2020, I was Head of Assessment, Education and Training at the British Dyslexia Association (BDA). My current role is Learning Support Services Manager for West Berkshire Local Authority.

Having qualified as a teacher in 1995, I spent 17 years teaching across the whole of the primary age range (Early Years to Year 6). I then attained specialist teacher and assessor status for children with dyslexia in 2012 and became an Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA).

Since this time I have worked in Learning Support departments in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, supporting children across KS 2-4 with specific difficulties in both literacy and numeracy.

In 2018 I gained my Post Graduate Certificate in Dyscalculia with Distinction and was granted an Assessment Practising Certificate and Approved Teacher Status Dyscalculia. This qualifies me as one of the first specialist teacher assessors for children with dyscalculia in the country. Having Level 7 qualifications in both dyslexia and dyscalculia is seen as the “gold standard” for assessing dyscalculia (Peter Jarrett, Chair of the British Dyslexia Association’s Dyscalculia and Maths Difficulties Committee).

My current teaching role involves supporting children with dyscalculia through the use of a structured, multisensory teaching program. I am involved with staff training, both internally and within the local community of schools, and have run dyscalculia INSET at schools across the South East of England.