Our Dycalculia tutors are all qualified teachers with additional experience in supporting children with Dyscalculia. We believe one to one support can make a huge difference to a child’s education. Our tutors can provide support across a range of school entrance, GCSE and A-level subjects. Below, you will find a list of our tutors and further information. Refine your results by using the search box above, or view all Dyscalculia tutors below:
Laura is an experienced school entrance tutor and has over 7 years experience teaching across the state and private sector. Laura has gained the most exceptional teacher training from the highly regarded UCL Institute of Education, where she received her PGCE and completed the prestigious Teach First Leadership Development Programme.
3 hours available per week
Josephine is one of our most experienced tutors, having taught and tutored English for the past 20 years, 14 of which were spent in the classroom.
Josephine is now a full-time, professional tutor and draws on her years' of experience - both as a teacher and examiner - to help students excel in public exams (including GCSEs and A Levels) and school entrance exams at 11 Plus and 13 Plus.
4 hours available per week
Jacqueline studied at Oxford University, graduating with a 2.1.
0 hours available per week
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It’s not unusual to hear people say they are “bad at maths” or “I don’t like maths”. For some this might stem from a bad experience at school to a genuine fear of numbers – arithmophobia is a very real thing. For many students and adults though, difficulties with mathematics and numeracy stem from a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD), dyscalculia.
Where as Dyslexia manifests as difficulty deciphering and processing letters and words, people with dycalculia have difficulty processing numbers and developing the skills associated with numeracy. This can vary in extremity, from students who require a little bit longer to perform calculations to those whose dyscalculia inhibits their daily life.
According to the British Dyslexia Association (which helps those with dyscalculia), it “often co-occurs with other specific learning difficulties, mathematics anxiety and medical conditions” BDA/SASC (2019).
Like Dyslexia, there is enormous variety in how Dyscalculia affects and presents in individuals. There are, however, some common features:
(Source: BDA Biodiversity and Co-occuring differences)
As we can see dyscalculia can pose a real problem, particularly when it is a part of a mandatory assessment, such as school entrance examinations or GCSE. The good news is that we are getting better at recognising and supporting dyscalculia than ever before. Here are some things that can help:
We hope you have found these thoughts useful. If you suspect you have dyscalculia, or your child does, we recommend you speak with a professional clinician in the first instance. We have specialist SEN tutors, including for dyscalculia, who will be able to provide specialist, targetted support. It’s important to remember that not everyone with dyscalculia requires the same support, so the more information you have regarding the specific condition, the more targetted the support can be.
"We hired Owl Tutors to help our American daughter get up to speed on some UK Maths and English questions prior to us relocating from California to London. We were assigned Kelly, and she was fantastic. Our daughter was a little nervous in the beginning and Kelly was calm, friendly and patient, and our daughter warmed to her in no time.
After a couple of months our daughter took her UK entrance exam with confidence, and passed.
We highly recommend Owl Tutors and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Kelly. We hope to use her ourselves again in the future.