Specialist Dyslexia Tuition
Specialist dyslexia tuition is available to primary school pupils from Senior Infants to 6th Class. Classes are available live online through Zoom or at our tuition centre in Castletroy, Limerick. We offer 1:1 and small group tuition.
The Orton-Gillingham Approach
At Premier Tuition Centre, we understand that children with dyslexia can learn how to read, write and spell just as well as everyone else but that they need to be taught in a highly structured, sequential and explicit way.
As primary school teachers and teacher-educators, we also understand that this kind of approach is often not taught at school because the majority of children learn to read through traditional ways of teaching that simply do not work for children with dyslexia.
From September 2021, we have been implementing a programme which follows the Orton-Gillingham approach into our literacy classes for children with dyslexia. This renowned approach is a “direct, explicit, multisensory, structured, sequential, diagnostic, and prescriptive way to teach literacy when reading, writing, and spelling does not come easily to individuals, such as those with dyslexia.”
Specialist dyslexia tuition is personalised to suit each child’s specific learning requirements. However, some of the most common areas of difficulty for children with dyslexia include:
- Decoding and encoding skills
- Phonemic segmentation and blending
- Phonemic / phonological awareness
- High frequency / sight words
Who are the Tutors?
Emer is a fully qualified and experienced primary school teacher. She has extensive experience teaching children of all ages and abilities in a variety of classroom settings. Emer is a specialist dyslexia tutor, having undergone training with the Dyslexia Association of Ireland and in the Orton-Gillingham approach. Her classes are available at the tuition centre in Castletroy, Limerick.
Laura is a fully qualified primary school teacher with over 20 years experience. She holds an honours Bachelor of Education with Irish degree from St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra and a Post Graduate Diploma in Special Needs Education from the University of Ulster. Laura is a specialist dyslexia tutor. She has completed courses with the Dyslexia Association of Ireland and is a registered tutor with them. Laura is registered with the Teaching Council and Garda Vetted. All of Laura’s classes are delivered live online through Zoom.