CodeBreakers® Online Tuition (Worldwide)
Are you a parent wishing to access Dyslexia specific tuition for your child but can’t find someone locally who is qualified? Are you home-educating your own child?
Meet the Tutors
We are pleased to welcome our new tutor at CodeBreakers®. Melissa will be joining CodeBreakers in September 2021.
Melissa and I have been friends for 40 years. Whilst we took different professional paths upon leaving school, we both changed to work in education later in our careers. Melissa initially started working in early years and gained her degree in this field. She has an excellent knowledge of early years childhood development and progressed to assistant manager. She continued to study and became a qualified primary school teacher.
Melissa has now trained to deliver the CodeBreakers® reading and spelling programme and will be offering tuition online.
Although we are good friends, I have always admired Melissa’s professionalism and dedication to her students, she is an excellent teacher. She has first-hand knowledge of neurodiversity and has her own experiences of home education. I know that Melissa will be as passionate as I, ensuring CodeBreakers® is delivered to the same high standard and provide and will provide an excellent tuition service.
What is CodeBreakers?
It is a Dyslexia specific programme. Learners no longer have to rely on what words look like to read and spell them. Learners are taught individual sounds and how to make a written response for them. They are also taught to recognise a group of letters and know what sound they say. Learners are taught to encode and decode words. They can then apply this knowledge to words which contain this sound. We only introduce words with sounds a learner has discovered and continuously add to their knowledge. We structure and deliver the work to help them remember and store the information they are learning. There are lots of opportunities to over learn and it’s delivered in a multi-sensory way to make learning ‘stick’. We also make it fun! Worksheets are bite-sized to ensure learning takes place in small manageable chunks. Best of all it’s at the learner’s pace.
It’s known as a systematic synthetic phonics programme, which is cumulative and structured. It uses multi-sensory strategies to help learn and retain information.
Who is the author of CodeBreakers?
Georgina Smith is the author and has 15 years experience of teaching students of all ages, from 6-65 years. She has a level 7 qualification. She gained AMBDA status from the British Dyslexia Association on graduation. She is a member of PATOSS and has an additional Teaching Practising Certificate from PATOSS. Georgina is DBS checked and fully insured. Georgina has maintained CPD (continuous training), specifically in overlapping learning difficulties and has a holistic approach to teaching. She has a passion for supporting learners to help them maximise their potential. She works with students of all ages and has a good understanding of overlapping learning difficulties.
Who can access?
Your child does not need to have a Dyslexia diagnosis to receive tuition. If you’re simply looking to boost your child’s skills or not sure if your child has Dyslexia, you can still book sessions. Simply use the ‘Contact Us’ form. As long as you’re happy using the online tuition software, we can work together. We do encourage younger children to be supported at home by a parent. With prior agreement with a school, we can also deliver CodeBreakers® into your child’s school.
What you’ll receive
A 55 minute 1:1, online, live, individualised Dyslexia tuition session, from the author of CodeBreakers®, using the CodeBreakers® system. The session includes interactive whiteboard where students will complete lessons on the computer, helping them develop typing and intuitive computer skills. You can then save the lesson as a PDF file to your own computer to view or save. *Note, due to increased demand, we are now training appropriately qualified independent teachers/tutors to deliver CodeBreakers®. You might wish to chat to us about other tutors who offer additional areas of expertise, as they may be a good fit for your child also.
Is it easy to use the online software?
Most children are more tech savvy than adults these days. I was very impressed myself that I was able to use the intuitive software very quickly. I was very easy to operate and perform lessons. Most children, of all ages quickly have a good understanding of the easy to use tool bar within the first session. The software used does not need any complicate downloads or installation to your computer. Simply log in at your agreed time to receive your lesson. At the end of the session, you can choose to simply save your document/lesson. You’ll log into the same individual and unique URL/link. It couldn’t be easier or safer.
They system used has a built in webcam and mic meaning your child’s tutor can constantly observe their response to the learning experience and adjust accordingly. Your child can always see the tutor and communicate with them at all times.
What will I need?
All you need is an up-to-date computer with a mic and webcam. If you wish to print your completed lesson, you’ll need occasional access to a printer. Of course, a reliable internet connection is a must.
How do I know this will be right for me, my students or my child?
We can offer a short demonstration webinar to show how CodeBreakers® works.
What do I do next?
Use the contact form to request online tuition. Georgina will contact you directly and chat about your needs and your availability. You will then be offered a place with Georgina or a CodeBreakers® trained tutor. Once you have agreed a tutor, your child will only ever be taught by this tutor. They will personally get to know how your child works and their learning needs.
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