Who tutors: The Seabrook Mckenzie Centre has a network of self-employed teachers who have had specialist training in Specific Learning Disabilities. These teachers can provide tuition to address underpinning issues associated with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia.
Where: either at the SLD teacher’s home or in some cases at the child’s school, or at the Seabrook McKenzie Centre.
When: The duration and frequency of lessons varies depending on the age and needs of the learner, but is usually an hour per week, preferably in school time, particularly for young or distractible children.
How is quality assured: Seabrook McKenzie Centre teachers abide by the code of ethics and the quality control policies of the centre. They undergo professional development and are supervised by the centre. Teachers are required to have a Seabrook Mckenzie Practising Certificate, if they wish to have students referred to them by the Seabrook McKenzie Centre. The Practising Certificate must be renewed every three years: when the teacher undergoes successful professional development. We recommend that students be reassessed regularly (generally annually) to check progress and adapt the programme if necessary.
What: Each teaching programme is based on the information in the student’s formal SLD report. It is individually designed to accommodate the child’s particular learning style and individual weaknesses.
However: While every effort is made to find teachers for students needing tuition, we cannot guarantee immediate placement and some students may have to go on a waiting list.