Our SEN Tutoring And Support Services

Our Teaching And Support Services

We provide SEN Tutoring on the Wirral for children with dyslexia, dyscalculia and other specific learning difficulties, and also for children who don’t have a diagnosis but need additional one-to-one support. There is no obligation and no contract. We also work with you as parents, to support and guide you with how best to help your child, and if applicable, we provide help and support through diagnosis and application for an EHCP.

We can also provide assessments for dyslexia and dyscalculia, and we work closely with an educational psychologist who can provide a full cognitive assessment.

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Book A Tutor Session

After a telephone or email consultation, we ask you to send over your child’s latest reports. We then arrange a meeting with one of our teachers. There, we will listen to you as you tell us about your child, and we will give you our advice and support.

If your child is present at this session (and some parents choose not to bring their child, which is also fine) then we will assess them so that we understand their strengths and weaknesses. If you have any additional reports or information about your child, we would encourage you to bring that to the session – it helps us to understand the bigger picture about your child.

We are patient, kind, supportive and helpful. Each hour-long lesson costs £60.

For this, we:

Plan detailed, personalised lessons
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

Set homework activities if you would like us to
Liaise with teachers and other professionals as necessary

Offer ongoing telephone and email support to you in case you have any concerns or questions

Unlike other tutors, we don’t follow a generic workbook or teach group sessions – 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.

Early Learning

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We know that young children learn best through play. Therefore, our teaching sessions are fun, interactive, specifically tailored to your child’s interests, and relevant to their stage of learning.

Perhaps you are concerned that your school-age child is only heard read once a week, in a group? Maybe you would like them to have one-to-one time with a teacher, that they are not getting in school. Maybe you are worried that your child has special educational needs, but they don’t have a diagnosis. We can help.

Our skilled specialist staff will assess your child to understand just what they need to learn. For example, through a variety of short, fun games, your child will begin to learn to hear sounds in words, to recognise letters and to put these letters together to make words. Perhaps they need to learn to recite numbers in the correct order, to match each item they are counting with a number name, to find one more and one less than a number, and to recognise numerals.

Teaching In Schools

Our teachers have all been enhanced-DBS checked and hold the relevant insurance. This means that we are able to teach our one-to-one lessons in school. These lessons can be paid for by schools or by parents.

We are absolutely delighted to work with Metamorphosis at LIFE Wirral. Having a specialist teacher in literacy and numeracy, to work with our students that need extra support for whatever reason, is fantastic. Baseline assessments are conducted by the specialist teacher and then targets are set and a programme of work is put together for the individual student. It is very much tailored to their needs, progress is measured at intervals, and formative and summative assessment allow for progression at a steady rate. As a dyslexia specialist myself, I am very passionate that students receive the right support for dyslexia, literacy difficulties, maths developmental delay and dyscalculia. Structured and cumulative programmes with a multi-sesnsory approach provide the best support with long lasting impact. Communication with Metamorphosis is fantastic and there are ample opportunities to discuss progress and ways to support in class. I have been particularly impressed with their ability to work with a range of SEN profiles and to build up trusting relationships with pupils. Metamorphosis gives me the peace of mind that we are doing the very best for our students and providing the right level of support both inside and outside of the classroom.

Sarah Quilty, Head teacher of LIFE Wirral Sports School

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Pupil wriiting with tutor

Exam Readiness

We offer assessments to apply for exam access (Reader, Scribe, Laptop, Extra Time requirements) through our in-house Specialist Assessor who is approved by the Joint Council for Qualifications Examining Board and is on the Register for Qualified Test Users (RQTU) with the British Psychological Society. This means that you can use our Assessor’s report and the Form C required for your child’s Exams Officer to apply. Please ask for more details – we are very happy to explain this process to you.

Advice For Parents

As parents ourselves, we do understand the worry you feel if your child isn’t achieving their potential. We can help you to understand the demands of the school curriculum, see where your child is up to in their learning, show you how to negotiate the maze of acronyms and jargon surrounding education, and find a path that suits you and your child. You may need support following a diagnosis, or you might want to begin the process of applying for an EHCP or choosing a school. We can help.