Dyslexia Tuition and Assessment

Workshop Tuition

The Shrewsbury workshop takes place on Saturday mornings from 9.30am -12.30pm and Thursday evenings from 4.15-6.15 during term time and is held at:


Belle Vue Methodist Church

Belle Vue Rd



Workshop  dates 2017-2018

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Tuition is on a one-to-one basis where pupils work on individually designed programmes, tailored to their difficulties and taught to their strengths.


These are conducted in a friendly and encouraging manner and are made as interesting as possible. 


Progress is carefully monitored and re-assessment of reading and spelling ages is undertaken when it is thought to be necessary.


Some tutors are also qualified to assess pupils.  Full diagnostic assessments or a screening assessments are available on request.


Please view the tutor availabiliy pdf 




  • 60 minute individual attention from a Specialist Teacher with post graduate qualifications in assessing and teaching dyslexics.
  • Spelling based on a structured phonic approach or other techniques, such as visual memory, if these are more appropriate.
  • The improvement of reading fluency through a carefully graded choice of material and attention to the child's own interests.
  • Practice in handwriting using a style consistent with school policy.
  • Phonological training where problems with processing spoken sounds are improved, to aid progress in reading and spelling.
  • Free-writing and comprehension development to improve vocabulary, sentences and paragraph writing, reading for meaning, organisation of ideas and other study skills.
  • Learning through educational games.
  • The maintenance of a friendly confident atmosphere in which pupils can build on success and where mistakes and failures are not criticised.
  • Touch typing and Times tables learning sessions under the supervision of a classroom assistant, are also available before or after the main lesson.  Each half hourly session costs £5.00 to members and £6 for Non-members, to be paid a half-term in advance.

If you are interested in arranging tuition for your child please contact: 

Anne Townsend  01939-233141    

Workshop Aims

To give individual help specially designed to each child's difficulties.


These may include:

  • Inaccurate and bizarre spelling
  • Inaccurate and laboured reading
  • Poor handwriting
  • Lack of concentration
  • Lack of confidence
  • Sequencing problems
  • Inabilitiy to copy correctly
  • Difficulty with sentence construction
  • Poor punctuation
  • Poor vocabulary/word attack
  • Left/right confusion
  • Study skills/essay wriring for older pupils.
  • Poor self-esteem


What our students say about the workshop:

'I'm really good at my times tables and I can read about anything'


'I used to be shy but I'm more confident now'.


'With one-on-one (teaching) it doesn't feel like school.'


'I don't feel out of place.'


Financial Arrangements

Parents and children can make a free initial visit to the workshop where they can meet the tutor, give their details and decide whether they want to go ahead with tuition.


To attend the workshop parents are required to be members of the Shropshire Dyslexia Association. The subscription for families is currently* £20.00 per year. 


Workshop fees* are £25 per one-to-one session (£24 for siblings), paid half termly in advance.  Cheques payable to :


'Shropshire Dyslexia Association' or 'SDA"


Financial assistance may be available from the association or local trusts.


Please note that no refunds are available should a child miss a lesson because of illness etc. If a child is unable to attend, please contact your tutor.


Half a term's notice is required if a child is withdrawn from the workshop.


* As at of July 2017




Contact Us Today:

Shropshire Dyslexia Association Helpline:

Anne Townsend

01939 233141 


(Please note: this number is staffed by volunteers. Please allow 48 hours for a response)


email: info@thesda.org.uk 


Or use our contact form


Charity No:513065

Dyslexia Tuition

At Belle Vue Methodist Church, Belle Vue Rd, Shrewsbury.


On Saturday mornings during term time between 9.30 and 12.00 am.


On Thursday evenings between 4.14 and 6.15 pm.

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