Dyslexia tutoring sessions are available for students aged 7-14 with a primary diagnosis of dyslexia targeting word reading, comprehension, spelling, writing and mathematics. Sessions are one to one (one teacher and one student) and run for 50 minutes.. Most families opt for one session per week however a more intensive program is advised if possible, particularly for new students.
Teaching programs are individually written. SMART (small, measurable, achievable, realistic, time bound) targets are set, and each 4-lesson block is evaluated against the targets. Progress is measured using standardised and informal tests. A systematic, structured literacy approach is used to support students in word reading and spelling. This approach teaches phonics, morphology, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension skills in an explicit and step-by-step way.
In order to make most efficient use of tutoring time, it is essential to properly evaluate the student’s current needs. If a recent, quality assessment report or school based individual education plan is available it may be possible to set targets from there. Otherwise, it is recommended to book either a full diagnostic assessment or a dyslexia screener.