Hello! My name is Jenny Aguilar; I am a certified educational therapist and an active member of the Association of Educational Therapists. My small practice specializes in supporting students first to college-aged students with dyscalculia, ADHD, and written expression challenges. I have a Masters degree in Education and teaching credential from Pepperdine University and an educational therapy certificate from the University of California, Riverside. Before becoming an educational therapist, I was a 4th and 6th-grade math/science classroom teacher for seven years. I teach students about the science of learning, their cognitive profile, and use a strength-based approach to cultivate skills and bolster their self-confidence. To learn about the learner’s cognitive profile, I read over a comprehensive neuropsychologist report, if they have one, meet with parents, teachers, and other allied professionals, and then assess students formally and informally. In addition to gathering objective data about skills and discovering misconceptions from the assessments, the information gathered helps me establish and prioritize treatment goals and select the appropriate methodologies. Upon gathering information and understanding the child’s learning challenges, I plan specialized strategies that are responsive to their learning needs and strengths and improve their academics and self-confidence.
I provide assessment and bespoke specialist teaching for school-age students with maths difficulties. The focus of my work is to help pupils to build their self-esteem, and to develop a learning strategy that uses their individual areas of strength to support areas they find more challenging.
My professional teaching career has spanned two decades, initially as class teacher and maths subject lead. I was the author of books for the Folens Maths Scheme, including the manuals for struggling students in years 5 and 6. I understand the demands of teaching a class of 30+ children, each with differing strengths and difficulties.
After having children, I began my training in the field of dyslexia and supporting students with specific learning difficulties, but teaching maths has always been my first passion. I have worked as a specialist teacher/assessor both in school and privately. In addition, I can provide training and guidance for parents, teachers and support staff.
I am currently continuing my studies, with a long term goal of getting an MA in dyscalculia.
As a Dyslexia and Dyscalculia Specialist Assessor I assess and diagnose Dyslexia and Dyscalculia, as well as supporting dyslexic and dyscalculic learners through one-one tuition using multisensory teaching methods. I am a qualified teacher and have spent a number of years working with many learners with Specific Learning Difficulties as well as learners with other Special Educational Needs. I have experience teaching KS1-KS4 learners and adult learners in a private setting. My approach to teaching, learning and assessing is student centred and holistic. I always have my student’s interests at the forefront.
|I have lots of experience of carrying out diagnostic assessments for children and adults who may be living with Dyslexia or Dyscalculia and I understand the impact that this can have.
I provide a confidential service, tailored to the needs of the learner and I have access to a wide range of standardised tests and I offer face to face and online assessments.
At the end of the assessment, I will give you feedback and you will then receive a detailed written report of the strengths and areas of difficulty and I will set out for you detailed recommendations about how to help both at home and at school. As a teacher with 20+ years of experience, I have taught many children with dyscalculia and I understand how they learn best – through high quality cumulative and structured teaching.
I mainly work from my home in Maidstone and I offer a friendly and personal service in a safe Covid19 environment. I primarily work Monday to Friday but I am flexible and can offer weekend assessments.