Last weekend I was fortunate enough to attend Victoria Bagnall‘s Executive Functions are the cogs behind cognition: Neuroplasticity, Dyslexia and Neurodiversity live talk at The Dyslexia Show at the NEC Birmingham.
Category: Ways to help your child
What do Neurodiverse children often love and excel in? Art, creativity and science… Therefore the concept of offering small group lessons to children with similar learning differences but not necessarily exactly the same age was born. Topic-based lessons full of fun! Each session focusing on practical enrichment activities that inspire and encourage children to think, problem-solve and above all, understand the ‘hows? and whys?’
This week I took part as a panellist on a live Q & A session where we discussed What does a ‘Professional Tutor’ look like? I joined three other very experienced Tutors (Tracy Landsberg, Jay Shurley and Jo Broadey) who are also like me in The Tutors Learning Network (https://tutorsnetwork.org) where we support each other with networking […]
Home learning during the pandemic can be a stressful experience for parents and children alike. If your child is struggling with a Specific Learning Difficulty, (SpLD), such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD or ASD, there are added difficulties to cope with and greater patience often required by parents. Dyslexic children may need additional time to complete […]
Stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new and challenging isn’t easy to do and creates anxiety. Last week I joined forces with Julia Silver founder of the Qualified Tutor organisation, and we recorded an episode for their podcast series. The podcast is now edited and available on all usual podcast sites.
You have to be fast to be good…’ ‘Some people just can’t do Maths, so there’s no point in trying…’
These are just two of the myths around Maths and Maths learning. These myths and others have been debunked in educational research many times over. I have been reading some of this research to keep myself abreast of educational theory.
There is an analogy in maths teaching which asks ‘are you an inchworm or a grasshopper?’ ‘What is an inchworm?’ Now for us Brits, the first question is actually ‘what is an inchworm?’ So just to fill that in straight away for you they are one of those caterpillars that move forward by arching and […]
Is your child struggling with learning or remembering their times tables? Do you want some tips of how to help them? The age at which children are expected to be fluent and have instant recall of all their times tables up to 12×12 has in recent years gone down to Year 4, as compulsory timed […]
How to prepare for a return to school if you or your child are anxious? A guide for parents to prepare their children for school. Life has been so different for everyone this year and so full of change and continually changing rules and regulations. They haven’t seen their friends much if at all, missed […]
Primary Maths Catch Up This Primary Maths Catch Up course is for you as a parent to use to learn techniques and strategies to then use with your child. I will be teaching you how to then teach your child. I won’t be directly teaching them myself. The course has been designed and developed by […]