Maria has over twenty years experience within the education and teaching profession. Having qualified in 1995 from Trinity College, Carmarthen University of Wales. Maria gained a Bachelors in Education with Honours in Primary Education and then furthered her studies with additional postgraduate assessment qualifications. She is always adding to her expertise & professional development. Currently she is engaged in further masters level study in the field of Dyslexia, Literacy and SpLd (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia & ADHD). Maria also has a wealth of experience in working with children and young people with Autism and Aspergers syndrome.
Maria has worked extensively across both the primary and secondary sector as Special Educational Needs Co ordinator (SENCO) for several years . She has managed & trained large staff teams, held the role of Specialist Advisory Teacher and Systems Leader for Additional Learning Needs at Senior Local Authority level. She has a sincere passion for supporting all individuals with additional learning needs including those in public care needing specialist assessment and learners with complex and co occurring difficulties.
More recently Maria was co-founder of a local specialist tuition and assessment centre and now specialises in providing specialist Dyslexia and literacy tuition, along with detailed specialist cognitive assessments for a variety of purposes. This includes assessments for Access Arrangements/support in GCSE & ‘A’ Level examinations and reasonable adjustments at school, university; college; public service industries and much more.
Maria is also a specialist consultant & advisor for Dyslexia & Literacy difficulties and provides specialist advice, support & training for parents, students and professionals. She holds Approved Teacher Status with the British Dyslexia Association and is DBS checked, registered with the EWC & BPS and an Associate member of the Dyslexia Guild. If you have any concerns relating to your child making progress or if you are returning to study and require advice on a suitable way forward, it’s never too late to seek expert advice.
Specialist diagnostic assessments are offered from 7 years to adults returning to work or study. Assessments can be tailored for a wide variety of purposes including college, public services, university etc.
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Specialist Dyslexia & Literacy Tuition
Our Specialist Teacher has Approved Teacher Status with the BDA and is trained at Masters Level in a variety of Dyslexia interventions with great results.
Professional Letter & Report Writing
Professional services to support applications for Statutory Assessment, progress reports, new school transition and a wide range of other purposes.
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Professional Consultation & Advice
Are you concerned about your child’s progress at school or college? Are you unsure of their attainments? Are they reaching their true potential? Contact us for an initial consultation.
Independent Expert For Dyslexia
Independent expert for Dyslexia, Literacy and Additional Learning Needs. Over 23 years experience including several years as SENCo and at Senior Inclusion service level.
Professional Training & Advisory Service
Specialist Dyslexia, Literacy, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia and Additional Learning Needs training for a wide range of audiences, across the UK.
Access Arrangements & Reasonable Adjustments
Does your child have all the support they are entitled to? Your child could be eligible for extra time or many other adjustments.
What People Say …
My Daughter has been struggling for many years in School. She is very bright but was having difficulty keeping up with her peers and was becoming increasingly frustrated. I quickly arranged to meet Maria, and what a wonderful lady, accomplished, highly intelligent, compassionate and lots of fun. We had a full assessment which confirmed my suspicions and the thorough 15 page report has proved to be invaluable for getting my Daughter the support in place that she so desperately needed. Thank you for helping my little girl to succeed and feel happy and confident at school once again.
Rhian, parent of a 10 year old Primary School Pupil, Pembroke