specialist tutors for Dyscalculia (SpLDs)


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Teachers qualified to teach pupils with dyscalculia, undertake further specialist training. Therefore it is important to ensure that tutors you pick are suitably qualified to teach you/your child.

There are many private tutors who work from home in the evening. Lessons take place after school. If you want to find a specialist tutor, word of mouth is the best recommendation.

But please make sure the specialist teachers:

* Are suitably qualified with a SpLD qualification.
* Regularly update their knowledge with suitable courses.
* Have references available.
* Have Certificates confirming police checks.

When teaching, does the teacher:
* Use a multi-sensory programme such as Hickey, Alpha to Omega etc?
* Feel qualified to undertake further assessments, as necessary?
* Have computer software to reinforce what the child has learnt and to stop the child from being bored?
* Follow the recommendations from any psychologist’s, school reports etc that are available?
* Liaise with the school as necessary?
* Give homework each week?
* Test at regular intervals to ensure progress is being made?
* Give out regular progress reports and do they charge extra for them?

To find a specialist tutor for dyscalculia in your area, go to our ‘online directory’.


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