Welcome to Spotty Dog Tutoring

For my Brighton based film making classes using Stop Motion Animation click here. 

Spotty Dog Tutoring is the tuition website for Hilary Burt, a Brighton based tutor, dyslexia specialist, musician and dog lover!

I offer dyslexia tuition to children who have had a dyslexia assessment or who have dyslexic tendencies such as slow reading, poor spelling, difficulties with handwriting, low esteem/confidence. 

I specialise in making the basics of phonics, spelling, grammar, handwriting and punctuation palatable for all children whether they are in Year 2 or Year 6

These skills are the building blocks of literacy and I aim to make the lessons fun and relevant whilst making sure the children are learning and retaining their knowledge.

I also offer Maths to children who are struggling to grasp the basics. We can look at how to write numbers, counting, times tables, fractions, decimals, division, multiplication, addition and subtraction or any other of the juicy topics on the KS1 and KS2 curriculum!

There is a strong emphasis on creativity and fun whether that be making High Frequency Words more interesting or cutting up apples to show how fractions work. Every child is an individual and I am continually making professional decisions as to what is best for the child at any particular time. The lessons are carefully planned to ensure progress and enjoyment. If one of my students is not enjoying their lessons then I will 'lose' them and that defeats the whole object.

I recognise that I am in a privileged position being able to work with one child at a time. I am all too aware of how difficult it is to work in a busy classroom of 30 plus children since I have been in that situation. That is why I love my work and am able to put energy and commitment into making sure each child flourishes under my tutelage.


If school is going too fast and your child is struggling to keep up, or your son or daughter has dyslexic tendencies and needs help with reading, writing and spelling, then please get in touch. I would love to help.

Your child does not need to be dyslexic to see me.


I teach after school usually from 3.30pm onwards depending on demand as well as offering morning sessions for children being home educated. I also offer lessons during the holidays. In addition I now have a few adult students who are catching up on their reading and spelling.

All tutoring is done at my welcoming teaching studio in Brighton Junction, close to Brighton Railway Station - my 'mini-classroom' as one of the children called it!

Please note that the dogs will not be in the office when we have our lessons! They will be at home snoozing on the sofa!


Stop Motion Animation

I offer 1:1 sessions in Stop Motion Animation where we bring stories and characters alive. These tend to be holiday sessions though they can be ongoing throughout the term. They are perfect for unlocking creativity and enabling children who may not be able to record ideas well on paper to express themselves. For creative types they are great fun and extremely rewarding. To view  some of the films visit ´╗┐the Stop Motion page.


There is more information about my teaching including testimonials at Spelling Help Online.com - my other site. 

I am listed on the The Tutor Pages.com Kids In Brighton and Netmums.

Hilary Burt Teaching
Hilary Burt is a specialist dyslexia tutor in Brighton who can help with phonics, handwriting, reading and writing. She teaches from her office near Brighton Station.
Brighton Junction
I teach in Brighton Junction, a few minutes walk from Brighton Station
When I teach
When I teach - these are the times when lessons can be arranged. It also shows which times are currently available.
Multisensory dyslexia teaching
Multisensory Dyslexia Teaching - some photos from my dyslexia tuition in Brighton
Multisensory Maths Teaching
Multisensory Maths Teaching - some photos from my maths tuition in Brighton
Stop Motion Animation - bringing stories alive
Stop Motion Animation - I offer classes in stop motion animation for primary aged children. We bring stories and characters alive and have fun in the process.
Stop Motion Animation Brighton
Stop Motion Animation Brighton - these are on-going classes aimed at children who have lots of ideas but can't seem to express them at school.
Stop Frame Animation
Stop Frame Animation - here are some of the films we've made in the Spotty Dog studio in Brighton. Sessions usually take place in the school holidays when there is more time to spare.
Stop Motion Holiday Courses
Stop Motion Holiday Courses for children age 7-11. Come and bring objects to life. Brighton based.
Phonics For Adults
Phonics For Adults - if you need help with your reading or writing and live in the Brighton area, then get in touch. I teach one to one in my office near Brighton Station.
How To Help Your Child With Phonics
How To Help Your Child With Phonics - this is a one off session designed for parents who want to help their child with phonics at home. Based in the Brighton office of Dyslexia tutor Hilary Burt
Maths Help Online
Maths Help Online - recommended online maths games for UK children. Also help with reading if your child is slipping behind.
Lesson Prices for Spotty Dog Tutoring
This page gives lesson prices for tuition by Hilary Burt
Why Spotty Dog Tutoring
Why Spotty Dog Tutoring? People have asked me why I called my tuition service Spotty Dog Tutoring? I have also been asked whether dogs get dyslexia!
Teaching Background Hilary Burt
Hilary Burt has been teaching since 1986 and is now a private tutor in Brighton with a specialism in dyslexia.
Contact page
Contact Hilary Burt using this page


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