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Specialist Tutor List June 2020
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the list.

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
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.

Gwyneth Rapsey: Tel: 01473 729924.
Teaches – After School and weekends. Age KS1/2. Teaches in own tuition
room in Ipswich.
Special Interests – Maths and Dyslexia, spelling, reading.
Assessments – Short written, with spoken feedback, recommendations for
subsequent teaching.
Qualifications – R.S.A. Diploma SpLD, Cert Ed.
Mrs Rapsey set up and ran The Dyslexia Dept at Hillcroft School and has
taught children with Dyslexia for many years.

June Devine: Tel: 07927 602051
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.
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.
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: website :
Facebook Page,
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:    Facebook Page
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:    Website:  Facebook Page :
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: Website : 
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:
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:
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: Facebook: Action4Dyslexia Woodbridge
Woodbridge and surrounding area.
Teaches: at home in Melton.
Days & times: Some day times and evenings.
Ages covered: 6 – Adult
Area of special interest: Reading and Writing Skills, Numeracy and Maths up to Foundation GCSE and
Functional Skills.
Qualifications: PGCE , Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Assessing for SpLD (AMBDA)
PhD Member of Patoss and Education Otherwise.

Further Tutor Information is available from Patoss
E mail: give your e mail and county required.
The SPLD Resources Booklet is available to download Pdf, 79 pages for
free from 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