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‘Tutor Tuesday’ – Elizabeth Johnson

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A profile of one of the Dyscalculia Network tutors and assessors -Elizabeth Johnson

Tutor Tuesday 

Elizabeth Johnson

I have worked as a teacher for 19 years and special needs teacher for the last 10 years. During that time, I have worked with children of all ages and all needs. I love working in this role and am passionate about helping children to learn.

I decided to specialise as a dyslexia teacher 3 years ago. I have always had a special interest in dyslexia and was keen to learn more about it. I was diagnosed with dyslexia at college, and having this diagnosis helped me to succeed at college and then at university.

After specialising in dyslexia, I decided to learn more about dyscalculia. At school, I always enjoyed mathematics, I liked that there was a right or wrong answer, which wasn’t the case with English. I want to reduce the anxiety surrounding maths for some people. I enrolled in a level 5 dyscalculia course. I found it interesting to learn about the different ways to help children who struggle, especially how to use visuals to help children learn number facts.

Besides teaching, I now work part-time assessing children and adults for dyslexia and dyscalculia. I want to help people learn more about their difficulties; as this knowledge was invaluable to me during my education.



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