About Me

Mary SmythI have been a fully qualified teacher for over thirty years. I started teaching as a specialist English teacher and so have taught all levels of English from KS1 to GCSE. More recently I have become a specialist dyslexic teacher and I am an Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA). I can, therefore, help with all levels of English, from reading and spelling to the more formal writing of GCSE and beyond. The youngest pupil I have taught was four years old and the oldest was 60+.

I also teach Study Skills and have, for over 25 years, prepared children for 11+ entrance examinations, including verbal/non verbal reasoning and mathematics.

I am Criminal Record Bureau checked.

Signs of Dyslexia

The list of problems associated with dyslexia is almost endless and not every dyslexic child will show them all, but some of the more common ones are listed below. I have used the masculine pronoun throughout this assignment as I find s/he clumsy. I hope I cause no offense by using “he” when I could just as easily have used “she”.









There is not one specific symptom of dyslexia and most children at some stage in their development will display some of the symptoms associated with dyslexia, but most children grow out of them. What we are looking for is a cluster of symptoms that is out of synchronisation with age, experience and education.