Some individuals with Dyslexia and Dyspraxia have difficulties with Numbers. They may have problems learning and recalling times tables, completing mental calculations and find mathematical symbols confusing. Tasks involving sequencing can also present difficulties, as can applying their mathematical skills to solve problems.
Our Specialist Maths Tuition is suitable for:
All children develop at different rates and a mathematical learning difficulty may not be apparent at an early age.
Brainwaves International Online offers 1:1 tuition in developing the four key programmes of study from year 1 to year 11, in line with the new GCSE maths curriculum grades 1 to 9:
- Number and Algebra
- Probability and Statistics.
Our tuition is delivered by Jane Dupree a qualified Dyslexia Specialist Teacher and an accomplished Special Educational Needs practitioner.
The cost of a one-to-one Specialist Maths Lesson is from £45 per hour.
Difficulties with Numbers
Some individuals with Dyslexia and Dyspraxia have difficulties with Numbers. They may have problems learning and remembering timetables, completing mental calculations and find mathematical symbols confusing. Tasks involving sequencing can also present difficulties.
Students with Dyspraxia have associated Visual Perceptual Differences and do not always find methods such as number lines suit their Learning Styles. Very often such students have well developed ‘higher order’ maths skills. Working Memory Differences, which are associated with a wide range of specific learning difficulties, can mean that students find interpreting word problems in Maths a challenge. In addition, some students find it very difficult to demonstrate their thinking by writing each step of the maths problem before the solution, (known as “grasshoppers” rather than “inchworms”). We can support them with this.
You may also have heard of the term ‘Dyscalculia’. The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) definition is: “Dyscalculia is a specific and persistent difficulty in understanding numbers which can lead to a diverse range of difficulties with mathematics. It will be unexpected in relation to age, level of education and experience and occurs across all ages and abilities”. Jane has a particular interest in the assessment and tutoring of students with Dyscalculia.
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