Our entire experience with Melanie has been incredible and we can't thank her enough for the support she has provided to our family. Melanie has supported both our children for over two years. She is incredibly organised, motivated, and knowledgeable about dyslexia and other learning difficulties. Our children lacked confidence but now they know that if they use the strategies and work hard they can accomplish anything. They no longer believe they are stupid but recognise their strengths. In addition, Melanie has a great rapport with our children. They look forward to her lessons and are happy to complete the homework and memory card routines provided each week. Simply put,
Melanie is amazing and we can’t recommend her highly enough.
An amazing testimonial received from Mrs MK:
“My daughter has been having tutoring with Melanie since March 2012, when I had concerns about her learning challenges.
Melanie carried out dyslexia and dyscalculia assessment and concluded that she was both dyslexic and had dyscalculia. Since that time Melanie has been tutoring my daughter in Maths and English and as a result she has made excellent progress. My daughter has developed a strong foundation in maths and has a good understanding of reading and spelling patterns, punctuation and grammar
Her confidence has grown enormously. She is actually beginning to enjoy maths and starting to find aspects of it much easier. Doing homework has become a more pleasurable experience as her confidence has grown and she has a better attitude towards her work.
Melanie is great tutor, my daughter loves going to her lessons and really enjoys learning. She is eager to practise the memory cards, homework provided, and strategies have been put in place to support her school work.
I would most definitely recommend Melanie as a tutor and assessor; she is extremely knowledgeable, always professional and incredibly enthusiastic about her teaching and her subject.”
“Dear Melanie, Our sincere thanks for all the wonderful support you've given to Z since Easter 2016. From the outset you helped him through an incredibly difficult period in his little world and since his first session he has always enjoyed his time with you, growing in confidence and learning great coping strategies along the way. We are happy in the knowledge that Z will continue to have lessons with you and make great progress. ”
DYSLEXIA & DYSCALCULIA FOCUS – AMAZING SPECIALIST SUPPORT
"Melanie Smith (Dyslexia & Dyscalculia Focus) has been supporting my dyslexic child for more than two years. She uses multi-sensory methods, to develop memory to support learning, and she has helped my child to develop independent learning skills.
Melanie’s support has made an amazing difference to my child, increasing his confidence and his performance at school. My child has made incredible progress since he started working with Melanie, and his assessments show how much he has improved.
I would recommend Dyslexia & Dyscalculia Focus to any parent who is looking for specialist support, Informal assessments or Full diagnostic assessments for their child."
Review on Yell.com Tuesday 23rd Jan 2018 from RedBalloon
Review on Yell.com
Saturday 22nd Sep 2018 from AnneB-194
A HUGELY SUPPORTIVE APPROACH
"Melanie worked with our daughter for just over two years, supporting her with her dyslexia with kindness, warmth and a very calm, practical approach. And giving her the confidence to make amazing progress at school and recognise her true potential. I recommend her unreservedly."
"After 18months of working with Melanie we all know now that the progress K has is due to the key strategies she puts in place with K as well as the constant work we do from home and the support from her school. K loves going to school and learning, at her own pace and with her own limitations, but she is a happy girl above it all and now I know for sure that she will thrive in life.”
Mrs M mum of an 8 year old girl with phonological awareness difficulties
“My son has improved so much since seeing Melanie. Her tutoring has helped his confidence too. We are so pleased with the hard work she has done with him. Thank you!”
"Thank you for everything you have done for B over the years. Especially your help getting the EHCP and your support and encouragement to get B into a special school. You have really helped her grow. Thank you. "
Mrs B July 2022
"Dear Melanie, You have been so kind and supportive to T from day one. Your lessons have made such a difference to him. The quality of your teaching is amazing and his writing is now so much improved. We are so grateful for your help and encouragement. The impact has been huge! Thank you! We look forward to working with you in September. "
Mrs E July 2022
“Dearest Melanie, Thank you so much for all your care and support for S. He absolutely loves coming to work with you! Thank you!”
"Dear Melanie, Thank you for all your hard work with B. He has really thrived under your care. "
Mrs A July 2022
This was an excellent lesson, exemplary in fact! Very well planned with a good variety of resources and activities. Your key questions are great and will promote a deeper level of reasoning and understanding in your learner.
Senior Tutor at Edge Hill University
"You are the best teacher a boy could ever have! Your the best. Thank you for being there.
Thank you so much for all of the support you have provided me! I appreciate it greatly. I doubt I could have gotten through these past years without you! I will miss you, your funny husband, Leo, Bella and our biscuit breaks!
Lots of love Ruby.