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My name is Jane Dupree and I run Brainwaves International Online, the virtual tuition environment arising from the DLSC in Glemsford which closed over the Summer of 2017.
Teaching is what I was put on this earth to do; and whilst at teacher training college in Cambridge, studying to become a science teacher, I stumbled into the specialist field of dyslexia, which in the late 1970s was a little known area, I had found my niche. I have been working with children and adults who have Special Educational Needs since then. I was responsible for developing the Dyslexia Unit in the Mathematics and Computing College at Stansted in Essex, where students with a range of Specific Learning Difficulties including autism, dyslexia and dyspraxia flourished. I completed by specialist dissertation on Autism whilst gaining my Master’s Degree at Cambridge University.
After leaving full time teaching I set up my own business; teaching children, teenagers and adults and working in schools and with parents to support everyone’s understanding of the different way people with SpLDs prefer to learn. I am particularly interested in the development of study skills and thinking skills and believe these need introduced to children at a young age while the demands of the curriculum are manageable. In 2007 I published Help Students Improve Their Study Skills at the request of David Fulton Publishing, as David had heard me deliver a talk on this subject.
Due to demand for teaching, in 2007 my first tutor joined me in working with students, having finished her Hornsby Diploma and in January 2008 I opened the Dyslexia and Literacy Support Centre in Glemsford Suffolk. I am now responsible for 3 an additional tutors; we work well as a team and pride ourselves on well planned, well-resourced lessons. I am interested in the way in which technology can remove the barriers to learning and ensure our staff receive training and gain confidence in the use of iPads and on line interactive applications such as Skype.
I love working with children, teenagers and adults, they are delight and keep me young. I pride myself on being able to offer sound advice to all of our parents with regard to their children’s learning differences.
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Contact Jane or call her on 01787 280733