One-to-One Dyslexia Tuition

One-to-One Dyslexia Tuition

The Sheila Ferrari Dyslexia Centre offers one-to-one tuition for primary and secondary school pupils and adults.

Primary School Pupils

Following assessment, we offer once or twice weekly sessions depending on the needs of the individual. Sessions usually last 50 minutes and focus on the improvement of literacy and/or numeracy skills. The sessions are structured to the individual’s needs and make use of the extensive resources available at the Centre. Independent learning and self confidence are encouraged through multi-sensory teaching. We recognise the importance of addressing emotional as well as academic consequences of literacy difficulty.

Secondary School Pupils

Sessions with secondary school students include study skills, revision techniques and assistance with homework and class work. We encourage pupils to continue their progress in literacy skills and to use these skills in a real context.

Homework Club

Homework Club meets on Tuesdays from 4.00 – 5.30pm. This provides an opportunity for Key Stage 3 and 4 pupils to talk through any issues they are having with their homework, and to discover strategies to overcome these difficulties. We teach and encourage pupils to utilise good study skills.


Adult tuition addresses the needs of the individual. This can involve basic language and literacy skills, or focus on specific courses or job requirements. Adult sessions are on a one-to-one basis.


The Sheila Ferrari Dyslexia Centre Team



Dawn Budd BA,Cert Ed, OCR Hornsby (SpLD)

Sally-Ann Conway BA Hons, OCR level5 (SpLD)

Maggie Forbes Hornsby Diploma (SpLD)

Jill Geddes  MA, PGCE, Post Grad Cert (SpLD)

Sue Hitching BA Hons, PGCE, OCR Dip. (SpLD)

Wendy Lazarus OCR Level 7 (SpLD) 

Elly Pearce MA Oxon, MAAT, Hornsby Diploma (SpLD)

Margaret Wagland BSc Hons, PGCE, OCR Dip. (SpLD)

Kathy Walker BSc Hons, PGCE, OCR Dip (SpLD)