Our tutors are not usually qualified teachers – a central feature of our method is that the students draw their learning from the computer, rather than by being taught. The tutors are trained, in-house, to guide students through the programme and facilitate learning. They have many years’ experience and share a vast amount of literacy knowledge. They have empathy with our dyslexic students and quickly build up good rapport; they are consistently caring, supportive, friendly and kind. The quality of delivery of the programme is constantly monitored and is to the highest standard.
Founder and Principal of the Connective Learning Dyslexia Centre, holds the Hornsby Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) and is an Associate Member of the Dyslexia Guild. She carries out the initial screening of students and tailors the Connective Learning programme to their individual needs. She is in close daily contact with Centre staff, advising on technique and promoting best practice.
Alison joined the Centre in 2015 following a management position with the British Heart Foundation. A skilled and empathetic tutor, she progressed to her Centre Supervisor role in 2017. In close cooperation with Isabel, she ensures the smooth-running of the Centre, organises staffing, assesses student’s reading and spelling progress and plans ongoing programmes of work.
Kate is currently studying for a Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching in Schools, with Special Educational Needs and has worked in schools on a voluntary basis and on placement. Kate is patient and nurturing and is committed to giving students the very best of help and advice.
Jane has built up great expertise working in the Centre since 2002 and is a dedicated and committed tutor. In addition, she has been a highly-valued volunteer in schools, helping pupils to improve their literacy skills.
Jill, who joined us in January 2016, is deeply interested in Special Educational Needs (especially dyslexia) and, in addition to her work at Connective Learning, is a qualified screener for Irlen Syndrome. She has previously worked in schools, supporting pupils with autism and other learning differences.
All Connective Learning staff have been checked by the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) at an Enhanced level.