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Specialist Tutor List June 2020

It is not the responsibility of the SDA to ensure that tutors or assessors are COVID compliant, they must follow Government Guidelines on issuing appropriate health declarations, risk assessments and maintaining their working environment to conform with the most up to date regulations.

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the list.

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It is not the responsibility of the SDA to ensure that tutors or assessors are COVID compliant, they must follow Government Guidelines on issuing appropriate health declarations, risk assessments and maintaining their working environment to conform with the most up to date regulations.

Elaine Stoneham: Tel. 01473 822536 Hadleigh Area
mobile 07968 093155.
Assessment only. Will travel.
All ages for support in exams, the classroom and at university.
Qualifications: OCR Certificate Level 7 for Assessment and Teaching of
SpLD, also SpLD APC Patoss. BA Open University and Cert ED 1977.

Amanda Ronan: Tel: 01473 736735. Mobile 07768 200855
Email: amandaronan14@gmail.com
Teaches: Taught at Ipswich School in the Special Needs Department for
10 years. Ages: Up to GCSE level. Now tutors from home.
Lives near Woodbridge and can travel within reason.
Special Interest: Dyslexia, Maths, Science, Revision and Study Skills
Qualifications: B.Sc Zoology, Exeter 1979, Hornsby Diploma in Special
needs teaching (Dyslexia) 2005.

June Devine: Tel: 07927 602051
Email: june_devine1@hotmail.com
Teaches Monday-Saturday, daytime and early evenings up to 7pm.
Prepared to travel up to 15miles from Ipswich or teach in my own home.
Age: Secondary, FE, HE and Adult.
Qualifications: BA HONS, PGCE DipSpLD (OCR), MA Education

Ann Patton: Tel: 01394 448749 Felixstowe area.
Email: m.ann.patton@btinternet.com
Teaching after school Monday to Friday.
Ages – All
Assessment. Irlen Screening/Scotopic Sensitivity.
Qualifications – B.A. Dip Ed., Dip B.D.A., Diploma Irlen Institute,
Diploma Educational Coaching 2001.

Diane Thurlow: Tel: 01284 769154
Bury St. Edmunds and District.
Email: the.thurlows@btinternet.com
Dyslexia Teaching and Assessment
Travel up to 30 miles
Ages 16+
Qualifications – B.Arch (Hons) RIBA, PGCE, QTLS Status, AMBDA, Patoss
SpLD Assessment Award – Practising Certificate.

Duncan Davies: Tel:01379 898028, mobile 07841 872366
Email: dastdyslexia@yahoo.co.uk website :
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Dastdyslexia/?ref=bookmarksAssessments,
Age: 16+ Younger age groups on request.
Available: Some afternoons, weekends and holidays.
Will travel in East Anglia.
Qualifications: BA Hons. Humanities. City and Guilds Cert. for Teaching
Students with Special Needs in Further Education. Cert. in Further
Education. OCR level 7 Teaching and Assessing SpLD (Dyslexia), Patoss
SpLD Assessment Award – Practising Certificate, QTLS Status.

Stella Alexiou: Tel: mobile 07907 872553
Email: infostellastar@gmail.com    Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/infostellastar/
Special Interests: Teaching and Workplace Needs Assessment.
Teaching: All ages, including adults.
Days & Times by arrangement.
Most areas of Suffolk
Workplace Needs Assessment: Adults.
Any area.
Days and Times by arrangement.
Qualifications: Qualified Teacher BA.ED. Hons QTS
PG Cert Dyslexia & Literacy. AMBDA ADG WNA

Denys Lyne: Tel: 01473 737324 Mobile: 07900 916333
E mail: denys@lynebylyne.co.uk    Website:  https://lynebylyne.com  Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/LynebyLyne-349545949126882
Woodbridge area. Will travel up to 15 miles.
Teaching and Assessment: Days and Times: by arrangement.
Ages: 6-16+
Special Interest: Dyscalculia and Dyspraxia.
Uses Montessori methods and materials to enhance hands on experience
and multi – sensory learning.
Online Tuition available using Skype or Zoom, still interactive and multi-sensory.
Qualifications: BA Hons (HE) PGCE. Int Mont Dip Advn.
OCR level 5 Post graduate Diploma, Teaching Learners with SpLD
(Dyslexia) BDA ATS, OCR Level 7 Post graduate Diploma Teaching and
Assessing Learners with SpLD (Dyslexia) APC (Patoss)

Jane Dupree: Mobile: 07946 004281
E mail: jane@brainwavesinternational.online Website : https://www.brainwavesinternational.online. 
Area covered. All UK areas using Skype and Zoom
Teaching: Days: Monday – Thursday
Study Skills – Saturday and UK school holidays
Ages covered: 6-18 and University – Post Graduate
Special Interest: Study Skills
Qualifications: Post Graduate Diploma in Dyslexia and related SpLDs
Master of Education (Cambridge University)
Current APC 0408/111 Member of PATOSS and Dyslexia Guild

Katherine Allen : Tel: 07790 345096
E mail: katherinehopper@hotmail.com
Ipswich area:
Assessments : Carried out in own home
Ages covered: All ages including adults
Days and Times: by arrangement
Special Interest: Diagnostic Assessments and Access Arrangements
Qualifications: OCR Level 5 and Level 7 Teaching and Assessing -SpLD (Dyslexia) APC (Patoss)

Elisabeth Suddell: Tel: Mobile: 07801 737762 E mail: thedyslexialady@gmail.com
Area covered: Suffolk and surrounding counties (additional charge for travel may be applied if journey over 25 miles from Ipswich)
Assessment: Diagnostic Assessments and Screenings for ages 16+
Also for DSA purposes and Exam access arrangements for GCSE level and upwards.
Days & Times: By arrangement
Qualifications: Associate member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA FE & HE) Assessment Practising Certificate (APC) through Patoss

Dr Jean Perry: Tel: 01394  384223 Mobile: 07855 528878
E mail: jeanperry6@gmail.com Facebook: Action4Dyslexia Woodbridge
Woodbridge and surrounding area.
Teaching and Advice Session: at home in Melton.
Online Tuition available using Zoom, still interactive and multi-sensory.
Days & times: By arrangement.
Ages covered: 6 – 16
Area of special interest: Reading and Writing Skills, Numeracy and Maths up to Foundation GCSE and
Functional Skills. Over coming stress and Maths anxiety.
Develops personal learning strategies within multi-sensory sessions.
Qualifications: PhD, PGCE, Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Assessing for SpLD (AMBDA)
Member of Patoss and The Tutors Association.

Lucy McCarthy:  Mobile: 07792 124811 
Email: rivendell28@hotmail.com / lucy.mccarthy28@gmail.com
Areas covered: Newmarket and surrounding villages/ Cambridge and surrounding villages/ Bury St Edmunds and surrounding villages/ Ely and surrounding villages. Online – all areas of UK.
Assessment: For SpLD Access Arrangements
Teaching: Face to face and Online (at present…Online only available)
Days and Times: By arrangement
Ages: Primary and Secondary
Special Interests: Dyslexia – Reading, Writing, Spelling
English Literature / Language and Study Skills
Qualifications: BA (Hons), PGCE, QTS Status, OCR level 5 and level 7 Teaching and Assessing SpLD (Dyslexia), Patoss SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate.

Further Tutor Information is available from Patoss
E mail: Patoss@sworcs.ac.uk give your e mail and county required.
The SPLD Resources Booklet is available to download Pdf, 79 pages for
free from www.patoss-dyslexia.org This costs £5 from the office:
Patoss Ltd, PO Box 10, Evesham Worcestershire WR11 12W
We suggest you look at the BDA information sheet “Private Dyslexia
Tuition” on www.bdadyslexia.org.uk