DYSLEXIA TUITION

Georgina Smith has over 20 years experience as dyslexia tutor and is a member of PATOSS.

Georgina has run an independent practice for 20 years working with students of all ages referred by their family and through both mainstream and non-mainstream schools.

As members of her family have struggled with dyslexia over the years, she is passionate about supporting children and adults with dyslexia, ensuring they maximise their potential and develop literacy skills to enable students to become independent, confident readers and spellers.

Georgina has completed CPD in various overlapping SEN/SPLDs and has a particular interest in Visual Processing (VPD), Auditory Processing (APD), Complex Language Difficulties, Sensory Processing (SPD), Autism (ASD), Pathological Demand (PDA), Dyspraxia and Retained Primitive Reflexes. Whilst Georgina is unable to diagnose additional SPLDs, she does consider key characteristics and presenting behaviour and has an excellent network to sign post and refer to.

Georgina prides herself on her relaxed and friendly, yet professional approach to tuition.

Georgina is not only a warm and friendly Tutor but she’s also extremely knowledgeable and passionate about helping children and adults with Dyslexia. Her approach is methodical, engaging, and (most importantly for our 7-year old son) FUN! In a relatively short period of time, our son has come on incredibly well and we have no doubt that this is due to Georgina and her dedication – Thank you!

Parent - United Arab Emirates

Georgina always makes learning engaging and full of games. Tasks are tailored to her needs and pitched at a challenging level. Language has been explained and broken down so that she understands, possibly for the first time. My daughter is now enjoying regular lessons. I can already see improvements, yet it is still very early days. Georgina is very thorough and professional in her approach and for the first time I feel supported and positive about my daughter’s educational journey.

Parent - Staffordshire

Georgina is a lovely professional to work with and I have found her  to be;

Reliable
Use suitable resources
Provided appropriate and timely feedback
Provided appropriate advice
Personable and approachable
The learner has developed;
Overall confidence
Less stressed/anxious when learning
More self esteem and confidence in school
Reading accuracy has increased
Spelling accuracy has increased
Writing and building sentences has developed
More confident to attempt writing
Willingness to engage and try new strategies when learning
Works more independently/needs less support
Headteacher

Georgina has made learning fun. He absolutely loves bingo and noughts and crosses, he is learning whilst playing.  Georgina has provided work at his level of ability. He has definitely improved not just in confidence but his ability to use the skills in everyday life. This is evident when he asks to spell a word, he will take time to think about the word and the techniques he has been given. 

I have found he has more self esteem and confidence in school.  His writing and building sentences has developed.  He is
Parent - Staffordshire