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 4.00pm onwards. I also often offer lessons during the holidays.
All tutoring is done at my welcoming teaching studio 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 snoozing on the sofa!
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.
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