Our directors, Jo Cowan and Clare Liddy, have taught in mainstream schools across the state, independent and international sectors, teaching children across all abilities, including those with needs such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, autistic spectrum conditions, speech and language delays and disorders, dyspraxia, developmental coordination disorder,global developmental delay, English as an additional language and gifted and talented children.
In addition to full time teaching, Jo and Clare, as SENDCos, 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.
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 and Key Stage One 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 is fully DBS checked.
BA Hons, PGCE, PGCert Special Educational Needs Coordination, Specialist Assessor (JCQ Approved), PGCert Dyslexia and Literacy Intervention (ongoing)
Clare qualified as a teacher in 2001 with a degree in French and Business Management and a Postgraduate Graduate Certificate in Education in Modern Foreign Languages (French and Spanish). Clare has taught in mainstream schools as a Special Educational Needs Teacher since 2005 and has specialised in SENDCo and Dyslexia teaching since that time.
Clare gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs Coordination in 2014 and is currently completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Dyslexia and Literacy Intervention.
Clare is fully DBS checked.
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.
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 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.
Our sessions cost £50. For this, we:
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.
“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.”
“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.”