Specialised Teaching On The Wirral

Our Teachers

Our kind and patient teachers have taught children across all abilities, including those with needs such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, autistic spectrum conditions, speech and language disorders, dyspraxia, developmental coordination disorder, global developmental delay, English as an additional language and gifted and talented children.

In addition to full time teaching, we have worked extensively amongst multidisciplinary teams as well as leading annual reviews of Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs), applications for statutory assessment and applications for school entry deferral. We are experienced in liaising with speech and language therapists, paediatricians, social workers, foster carers, educational psychologists, clinical psychologists and psychiatrists and early years intervention officers. We have experience of running parenting clubs and classes and online training courses. Contact us if you would like to find out more.

Jo Cowan


BA Hons, PGCE, PGDip Advanced Educational Practice (Special Educational Needs)

 

Jo qualified as a teacher in 1993 with a degree in English and Psychology and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, specialising in the lower primary years. She has since taught in a variety of Early Years, Key Stage 1 & 2 classrooms.

Jo gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Educational Practice (Special Educational Needs) in 2012 and has worked as an Early Years SENDCo for the past seven years. Jo currently teaches children with a range of additional needs, from ages 3 to 12.

Jo is fully DBS checked.

Sally Tempest


B. Ed (Hons)

P.G. Dip (Dyslexia/Dyscalculia Research and Practice)

AMBDA

Sally qualified as a teacher in 1989 and has worked extensively across the primary age range in a variety of schools as both a class teacher and intervention teacher. In 2012 she joined an outreach team working across Wirral schools supporting pupils with dyslexia and dyscalculia who were struggling to acquire basic literacy and numeracy skills. She was also SEN teacher at a local independent school. Sally is currently supporting pupils with Education Health Care Plans in schools as well as pupils after school hours.

Sally gained a P.G. Cert in 2017 and P.G. Dip in 2020 from University of Chester. She is an Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA) and holds an APC (Assessor Practicing Certificate) to enable her to assess pupils for dyscalculia/maths difficulties and write full diagnostic reports.

Sally is fully DBS checked.

Pauline Wright


BSc Hons, PGCE, PGCert Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Pauline qualified as a teacher in 2006 with a degree in Biology and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education in Secondary Science. She has since taught in a variety of settings as a science teacher but predominantly in a short stay Secondary Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) supporting many children with a wide variety of need.

Pauline gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs in 2015 and worked as Assistant SENDCo within the PRU and latterly as SENDCo in a school catering for pupils from 2 to 18 years. Pauline currently teaches children with a range of additional needs, from ages 7 to 16.

Pauline is fully DBS checked.

Our Tutors

We have several other tutors who work with us. They each have a specialism, ranging from Early Years, through Infant and Junior level, and up to GCSE level Maths and English. They work in their own homes across the Wirral, although some will come to your home if you prefer. All of our tutors are hand-picked, highly experienced and police-checked.

Specialised Teaching and Training

With many years’ classroom experience behind us, as well as post-graduate qualifications in Special Educational Needs and Disability, we are highly qualified and specialised teachers who are offering a bespoke service – not only one-to-one tutoring, but also training and advice to parents, schools, charities and community groups. We chose the name ‘Metamorphosis’ because we know that we change children’s lives, and therefore parents’ lives.

Book A Tutoring Session


Our sessions cost £50. For this, we:

  • Plan a detailed, personalised lesson
  • Produce individualised resources
  • Teach your child one-to-one
  • Constantly assess and review your child’s progress throughout each lesson and in the longer term
  • Feed back to you at the end of each lesson
  • Set homework activities if applicable (you as parents will know whether homework is necessary for your child)
  • Offer ongoing email and telephone support to you in case you have any concerns or questions
  • Liaise with teachers and other professionals as necessary

Unlike other tutors, we don’t follow a generic workbook – we believe that your child is unique, with unique skills and experiences, and that’s why we prefer to plan our lessons from scratch, based around your child’s specific needs. That’s why we believe our SEN tutoring on the Wirral is the best place for your child to become a confident learner.

Parent Testimonials

He is like a different child…..

Our child’s life has been transformed. He is like a different child.”


I’ve always appreciated your calmness, kindness and expert teaching….

Thank you so much for all your hard work with Samuel. He has come on so much. I’ve always appreciated your calmness, kindness and expert teaching – what wonderful hands he has been in with you!”


Thank you very much for everything you have done for my son…

Thank you very much for everything you have done for my son, and for going that extra mile with him.”


Thank you for all your patience and support…

Thank you for all your patience and support you have shown to us and also to Thomas.”

 

Student Testimonials

I am now much happier and I have a happier time at school…

I am now much happier and I have a happier time at school. Thank you for being so kind to me!”


Thank you for helping me with my language and for being so caring…

Thank you for helping me with my language and for being so caring.”


Thank you for helping me at hard times. I have loved my lessons with you….

Thank you for helping me at hard times. I have loved my lessons with you.”