Qualifications 


Member of:

The Tutors' Assocation

The Chartered College of Teaching

British Dyslexia Assocation


Higher Education:

MA Education (SEN)  with Commendation    

PG Cert Understanding Pupil Bahaviour in Schools                                 

PG Cert Difficulties in Literacy Development & Dyslexia 


Level 2-4: 

Supporting Children's Speech, Language and Communication / Talk for All

Dyslexia Support, Awareness and Screening

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Children's Care, Learning and Development

Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Cover Supervision




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About 


Hi, my name is Amanda. I am an experienced, qualified SpLD tutor based in Bedford.  I have worked in

Primary Education for many years, and more recently have gained experience supporting older students with

their literacy skills.  I am passionate about finding the right way to support children and young people, particularly when they are finding the school environment challenging. 


From experience I know personally some of the struggles pupils encounter, and how their learning, behaviour, confidence, and self-esteem can be affected.  Despite receiving support through school, many children still require that bit extra -  teaching that is specifically aimed at their individual needs.  For some it is about filling some 'gaps' in their learning or having help with their homework, for others it is ongoing support. Whatever the reason it is usually initially about mindset, dealing with their anxieties, and increasing self-esteem and confidence.


For parents, I provide an empowerment service to discuss the 'niggles' that you feel about your child when you are perhaps feeling confused, or unsupported, by the school system.   It often just takes a small conversation to make a big difference. 


Having recently gained my Masters in Education (SEN) I am a highly qualified tutor with a sound overall knowledge of how to support, engage and motivate individuals.   I am fully DBS checked and complete yearly updates on safeguarding training.