Tutors and Assessors for Students and Adults  with Dyslexia or Dyscalculia

Scroll down the the bottom of the page for OTs and Speech theraists offering tutoring and therapy and Psychologists offering assessments


The following list of tutors work in Victoria, Tasmania, WA, QLD and Sydney, Australia. I would love to

have details of trained dyslexia tutors in other states or in any countries around the world.

Please send me information, which I can publish.

I have now added the names of some assessors in other States

For a list of Assessors in Tasmania click here and see below



Caroline Roberts is a qualified primary school teacher and experienced in working with children from prep through to year 7 in a range of different settings. She has taught children with a range of learning difficulties including dyslexia, ADHD and ADD, Aspergers syndrome and auditory processing disorders. Caroline has a passion for assisting children with learning difficulties develop their literacy and numeracy skills and uses a range of multi-sensory approaches to help children in a fun and supportive environment.  Karen says: Caroline lives close to me and I have referred a number of students to her. All parents have been full of praise for the support she has provided. Caroline’s contact details; caroline_roberts@ymail.com 




Jennifer is a primary school teacher who is dyslexic and has three dyslexic sons. She has been studying and researching dyslexia for the last 20 years and develops programs to suit individual needs. She works with all age groups including adults.  Jennifer works in Mornington. Contact Jennifer at essential.learning@bigpond.com 


Taken from Jennifer's Essential Learning & Tutoring website: 'Our approach is not about ‘teaching’ or ‘telling’. By firstly approaching the child with respect, we assist individuals to engage in learning by creating an environment that is safe. We believe that every child is gifted with the capacity to learn, it is just up to us to find the right combination of techniques to suit them!'



Sarah aims work closely with parents and teachers to provide targeted, multisensory learning experiences that make progress visible to the learner, allowing them a sense of achievement and building their self esteem. Sarah believes in empowering learners by teaching them strategies to better access classroom learning opportunities.

Sarah offers:  Diagnostic assessments   Specialist tutoring for students with dyslexia aged 7 - 14 in reading, spelling, writing, and maths    Teacher training    Support and advisory services for teachers, parents and adults with dyslexia

 Sarah’s qualifications:

  • Ø  Bachelor of Education, Primary - Queensland University of Technology, 2007

  • Ø  Oxford Cambridge Reward (OCR) Level 5 Certificate - Teaching learners with specific learning difficulties, 2011

  • Ø  Oxford Cambridge Reward (OCR) Level 7 Diploma – Teaching and assessing learners with dyslexia/specific learning difficulties, 2015

  • Ø  Assessment Practicing Certificate – Patoss, 2015 (Certificate number: 500002259-IF7105) Listed on the Patoss directory of qualified specialist assessors


Sarah’s experience:

Sarah worked as the reading and spelling co-coordinator at Fairley House School, which is an independent day school for students with dyslexia and dyspraxia. Many students had co-occurring specific learning difficulties (SpLDs) such as dyscalculia, ADHD, Asperger’s, autism, and specific language impairment. Sarah lectured and tutored on the OCR level 5 course, and innovated the teaching of spelling and reading at Fairley House. She also worked as a private tutor and assessor in London.

For more information, please contact Sarah on 0438901782, email sarah@inspirededucationservices.com.au, or visit the website www.inspirededucationservices.com.au


FELICITY WHITTEN – Balwyn, Kew, Ivanhoe, Deepdene, Surrey Hills, Camberwell, Canterbury, Clifton Hill, Collingwood

I am a passionate teacher committed to providing evidence-based literacy tuition for students from Prep - Year 12. Committed to synthetic phonics, my lessons are especially helpful for students with SLDs including; dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD and ASD.

Based upon the science of reading, I design individual programs for students that deliver effective instruction tailored to their specific needs. My lessons are not only fun and engaging, but also explicit, systematic, and grounded in evidence-based practices.

Creating positive relationships with students, parents and schools is of paramount importance when it comes to achieving success. I believe it is a collaborative effort!

I have been a teacher for more than 25 years, and currently, I serve as the literacy intervention teacher at a primary school in Melbourne. I have held this role for the past eight years.

A little more about me;

·       Master’s in education (Macquarie University)

·       Sounds-Write trained.

·       Little Learners Love Literacy trained.

·       Talk for Writing trained.

·       Board member of SPELD Vic

Felicity Whitten         Felicity.whitten@gmail.com    Mb. 0478668371



 Hayley Smith aims to work very closely with parents and teachers to help children with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia reach their full potential in the classroom. Her tutoring sessions are energetic, interactive, goal oriented and multisensory, aiming to make learning fun and effective.  Hayley provides the following services at home or at school in the Sydney metropolitan area:

·     Diagnostic assessments for Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD),

·      Specialized tutoring for children aged 5-15 with Dyslexia in Reading, Spelling, Writing and Mathematics,

·      Comprehensive occupational therapy assessments

·      Occupational therapy sessions

·      Teacher/parent training seminars.

 Hayley has recently returned to Sydney after 8 years working at a specialist school in London for children with SpLD (Dyslexia, Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder, Dyscalculia and Attention Deficit Disorders) aged 5-15 years. This provided Hayley extensive experience working with children with SpLD in all aspects of school life. Initially trained as an Occupational Therapist, Hayley focused on assessing and working with children with coordination difficulties, however her skill-set has expanded beyond this as her interest and experience in dyslexia has developed. She undertook further training to teach children with SpLD in the areas of Reading, Spelling, Writing and Mathematics, as well as obtained the qualification to complete diagnostic assessments for Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties. While in London, Hayley lectured and tutored on courses for teachers to obtain specialist qualifications in Dyslexia, in addition to presenting for Paediatricians at the Royal Society of Medicine and also at the Independent Schools Special Needs conference.  

 If you require further information please visit www.hayleysmith3d.com or contact Hayley directly on 0421 449 641 and hayley@hayleysmith3d.com.


DR FRANCESCA STRADA:  serving the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne for school visits during school hours (in addition to offering online classes).

Francesca, the founder of Reach-ed Learning Solutions, aims at creating a supportive environment where dyslexia and other learning differences are met with patience and encouragement so that learners can achieve their full potential.

Her tutoring business offers evidence-based learning support with a focus on multisensory, structured, explicit instruction for both literacy and numeracy. Francesca is trained in "Sounds-Write", an effective, evidence-based program that teaches reading skills through systematic phonics instruction and phonological awareness.

Francesca has an academic background in linguistics, phonetics, and language teaching. She also holds a PhD in Comparative Literary Studies from LaTrobe University. 

She is an experienced language teacher, having taught ESL students for over 15 years. 

Individual sessions can be conducted at the child's school in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne (with the school's permission), or through interactive online sessions.

Phone: 0405 985 190         Email: reachedlearningsolutions@gmail.com


Qualifications: Sounds Write Practitioner BA (Hons) - Language Studies  

PhD - Comparative Literary Studies University of Cambridge CELTA 



offers literacy tuition for students who struggle to read. Celeste is an experienced teacher, having taught both Primary and Secondary, and is a qualified and experienced linguistic phonics teacher. Celeste is a qualified teacher (Masters of Secondary Teaching) in addition to a qualified and experienced Sounds Write (phonetic literacy program) practitioner. Celeste uses her experience as a classroom teacher and remedial literacy tutor to teach reading to students who (with or without a learning diagnosis) struggle to read. Having taught in specialist schools for students who are disengaged from education, Celeste offers an approach which is sensitive to the struggles associated with learning disengagement, both for the student and his/her parents/carers.

Lessons are held in her home studio in Winston Hills, Western Sydney, both during and after school hours. Contact Celeste to discuss how she can best help your child with their literacy.




Annette Bamberg – Sydney NSW

I have been working with children for the past 30 years who have a complex range of specific learning difficulties from ADHD to Dyslexia and Autism. I began my career as a Nursery nurse and then worked as a play specialist at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. After working with a speech and language specialist, I decided to specialise in the field of Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. I have taught in a variety of settings from providing one-to-one tuition, running after school classes as well as privately teaching in schools. I am Accredited with the British Dyslexia Association and the Australian Dyslexia Association. Also experienced within the field of teaching touch typing and handwriting. 

Specialist qualifications are working with primary aged children from 5-11 years old. I can tutor adults although, I don’t have an additional specialist qualification.

Tel: 0406300372


KRISTY ELOVARIS- Dyscalculia Tutor Greensborough, Melbourne

Tasneem (the mother of a 7 year old child with dyscalculia) says, "My son was diagnosed with Dyscalculia almost a year ago but with Kristy’s help my son is really excelling. My son is now confident with maths and we are seeing an improvement in school. Kristy is so passionate about her job. My son looks forward to the sessions. I would definitely recommend Kristy as she is so passionate about helping children and making a difference."

Forging Roots Education offers targeted dyscalculia tutoring to children, teenagers and adults who are working up to a year 7 curriculum level. Located in Greensborough, Melbourne, sessions are delivered by Kristy, a learning disabilities tutor and special needs teacher with over 16 years of experience. Kristy thoroughly assesses for gaps in your child's knowledge, then carefully plans structured, cumulative steps to address those gaps. Kristy uses multi-sensory teaching strategies that increase motivation and engagement, decrease frustration levels and ensure success in maths. Her aim is for your child to gain confidence in maths by developing a solid understanding of numbers and their relationships. AAC and learning difficulties specialist

Find out more at forgingrootseducation.com  Contact Kristy  forgingrootseducation@gmail.com or on 0466 856 016.


Kate Hopkins – St Kilda

 Kate provides tutoring support to children aged 4-12, who have learning difficulties, including dyslexia and literacy difficulties. She has taught in primary schools for over 25 years and for 15 years was the Director of Additional Learning Needs Kinder-Year 6 at one of Melbourne’s leading independent schools. She has worked with students with a broad range of difficulties and now tutors privately in St Kilda.

 Kate has a Masters in Special Education and is a consultant member with Learning Difficulties Australia. She is committed to providing targeted support using evidence-based approaches. She provides a nurturing, safe environment, develops trusting relationships, and likes to work with families and the school in a team approach. Her interest lies in the well-being and growth of the whole child, not just their challenges.

 Contact details:

Kate Hopkins    Primary Foundations   www.primaryfoundations.com.au P: 0401 082 665

E: kateh@primaryfoundations.com.au

Alana P - Southern Gold Coast, Qld

Hi, my name is Alana and I am the owner of Flying Colours Literacy, a tutoring company specialising in literacy education and growth for 4 to 12 year olds.  I operate both face-to-face from the Southern Gold Coast and also conduct engaging and successful lessons online.  I have much experience working alongside students with a variety of learning differences and/or conditions including ADHD, Dyslexia, autism and speech and language disorders. 


Relevant qualifications are:
- Master of Teaching - Primary (current student)

- Certificate in Allied Health Assistance (Speech Pathology)

- Certificate in Training and Assessment

- Sounds-Write practitioner training including additional training in Yr 3-6 and intervention methods

- Word Detective and Writing Wizard practitioner training (DSF)

My contact details are:

0452 647 877

Dawn Colcott – Macedon Ranges

Your child is unique. The way that they think, behave and operate in the world is just that – their way!

In over 35 years of teaching I have worked with hundreds of children and observed them process information with their brains, hearts and guts!(intuition). I have watched some struggle and fall through the cracks in the system and guided many in self-awareness and self-confidence.

Understanding their own unique way of thinking and making their thinking visible to others is vital in communication and learning.

I will work with your child in a safe, secure environment to help them unlock their thinking and realise their true potential.

My experience:

35 years of teaching a wide range of students in primary schools across Victoria using a structured phonic system

8 years training teachers as Professional Learning Manager at the Victorian Institute of teaching.

Certified practitioner of (HBDI)Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument – profiling thinking preferences for individuals.

If you would like further information please contact me: dawn.colcott@gmail.com or 0415 840 726

JOAN PILBEAM:  Canterbury, Mont Albert, Balwyn, Box Hill, Kew, Camberwell, Hawthorn.

 Joan Pilbeam is a qualified Special Education teacher experienced in working with children from Year 1 to Year 7. She has taught children with a range of learning difficulties including dyslexia, ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome and auditory processing difficulties.  She offers diagnostic assessments.  She develops literacy and numeracy programmes to suit individual needs and uses a variety of methods as shown in the diagnostic tests. From the results of the assessment, specific weaknesses are determined and an individualised programme is developed using many approaches  including structured and multisensory teaching.  email: joanpilbeam@bigpond.com

Ashleigh Broad: Geraldton WA

Ashleigh is a qualified primary school teacher having worked in both remote and regional WA for the past 16yrs.  She has two children with Dyslexia. Ashleigh is experienced in working with children from year 1 – 7 in a range of settings such as the classroom, small group literacy intervention, staff literacy support and one on one specifically targeted intervention with diagnosed children with Dyslexia. She has taught children with a broad range of learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, intellectual disabilities, hearing loss, Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD and Sensory processing issues.

Ashleigh has the passion and desire for supporting students with learning difficulties to help develop their literacy skills, whilst using a range of multi-sensory approaches. She has completed numerous professional learning through Dyslexia SPELD Foundation in Perth WA and has completed all necessary courses to be recognised as a tutor for students with dyslexia/dysgraphia.

Ashleigh is able to offer support using the most up to date evidence based approaches at a pace manageable to each individual child.

Contact via website http://geraldtontutoringservices.com.au/

Email: geraldtontutoring@bigpond.com

Sandra Sartor

Lasting Lessons      93-97 Plenty Road, Bundoora

Mobile:  0417392998    Email: director@lastinglessons.com.au    Website: www.lastinglessons.com.au

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lasting.lessons

Welcome to my passion ... that is, to collaboratively work with families and schools to support children in developing their literacy confidence, skills and knowledge. The understanding that all children can learn is an important part of Lasting Lessons’ vision, and one of my initial goals is to foster a greater sense of collaboration with parents to improve the quality of literacy learning services afforded to your child.

My accomplishments as a literacy teaching specialist have included leading and participating on program monitoring teams throughout schools in Melbourne, as well as providing input into policy. My research studies include an extensive literature review focussing on family-school partnerships and the delivery of phonics and phonemic awareness instruction. 

 Apart from being an experienced teacher, I have extensive experience in supporting children with additional needs. I am particularly supportive of students with Dyslexia and only use research-backed strategies and approaches e.g. – the Orton Gillingham Approach to Reading Instruction.

Using Lasting Lessons as your preferred provider of one-to-one literacy learning guarantees that you will receive an individualised program for your child. The one-to-one literacy services offered are unique, testimony to Lasting Lessons’ capacity to not only ascertain the reasons behind literacy challenges, but also to develop and deliver tailored instruction to meet children’s needs.  No two programs are alike because no two children are alike. My expertise enables me to further explore the underlying reasons as to why a child finds literacy challenging. A "one size fits all" approach is not Lasting Lessons’ style, ensuring that children’s learning is facilitated in a customised manner. 

I am passionate about the education of all students, and the rewards I gain every day cannot be quantified. I look forward to partnering with parents to meet their children’s individual literacy needs.


Kristy Haworth – Wynnum, QLD All Kids Can Education

Specialist teaching of children with Dyslexia, High functioning Autism, ADHD/ADD, Auditory Processing Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorders, Dyspraxia and other specific learning difficulties.

Kristy has been teaching for the past 17 years. During these years Kristy developed a special interest in teaching those children who were 'falling though the cracks' or having difficulties learning in the classroom. This, paired with a love of teaching synthetic phonics as a literacy approach, lead her to teaching children privately in a one-to-one tutoring setting. This environment paired with explicit, systematic, multisensory evidence-based teaching allowed those children to thrive in their literacy abilities and beyond.

Qualifications: MSL (Multisensory Structured Language) training, Orton Gillingham basics and morphology training (Ron Yoshimoto), The Writing Revolution training, Bachelor of Education P-12, Post Graduate Certificate in Learning Difficulties - Specialising in Learning Difficulties - Macquarie University (Orton Gillingham approach) SPELD Victoria Dyslexia training

Availabilities: Monday to Friday. Email: info@allkidscan.com.au   

Website: www.allkidscan.com.au for more information.



Georgia Noveloso -Hallam Victoria

Georgia provides individual and sibling tutoring sessions out of her home office in Hallam, Victoria. Since completing her Bachelor of Education in 2015, she has spent time in early childhood, mainstream and specialist school settings and has completed her Master of Education. She is passionate about providing quality, evidence-based intervention and extension to individuals and small groups. She is a fully qualified Sounds-Write tutor and has seen her students flourish under the highly structured, cumulative, and explicit programme that Sounds Write offers. She remains a part of the school system, working three days as the Tutor Learning Initiative (TLI) leader, as she loves keeping abreast of the latest educational trends and developments.

Contact: Georgia.noveloso@gmail.com   https://georgianoveloso.wixsite.com/website

Bridges Multisensory Learning Centre- Experienced Language Therapist in Eastern Suburbs

 I met Barry Rasmussen at the Big Gig; a conference organised for people interested in promoting awareness of dyslexia in Victoria. Barry comes from Canada, where there is far better acknowledgement, training and provision for students with dyslexia than there is in Australia. Barry, like me, was shocked at the lack of provision and training in Australia.

 Although we only spoke for a short time of his commitment and enthusiasm for support dyslexic students was immediately obvious. He is currently able to tutor students with dyslexia and dyscalculia and has provided information that I would love to share with parents and teachers in Victoria:   

 Barry Rasmussen is a qualified Orton-Gillingham language therapist who has operated his own business serving students with language and maths difficulties for five years. Barry was originally worked for eight years as a primary and Junior High classroom teacher in Canada, then made the transition to teaching students with learning differences in Australia. Since gaining specialised training in teaching literacy to dyslexic students, Barry has become passionate about teaching reading, writing, and spelling to students in need of assistance, who need a different way of teaching and learning! The changes he’s seen for students in language led him to upgrade his instructional skills in maths. He reflected on his own learning and realised he could have learned maths better, as his students have experienced in language. He simply needed to learn more actively and hands on. Now he provides thorough, active, hands-on instruction in maths for students who learn differently. Operating a Learning Centre, he has gained an excellent rapport with parents.

Contact: mob. 0450 250 266 landline 03 8806 0173. Email Bridgesmultisensorylearning@gmail.com

website is www.bridgesmultisensorylearning.com See Events page for Barry's OG course

Chris Brooks and Dr Amanda Abbott (High Performance Learning) Adelaide, South Australia

Chris and Amanda are highly trained and experienced Specialist Educators who work on a 1-to-1 basis with people who have been diagnosed with dyslexia, auditory processing disorder, and other specific learning and language disabilities. They have developed a multimedia, colour-coded system of text which enables users to click on letters to hear their sounds. The colours of the letters help students learn the phonic rules of English (https://www.highperformancelearning.com/about-us/sample-reading-materials/).

Chris and Amanda use the internet to teach people throughout Australia, and around the world. Their programs provide students with games and activities so parents can be actively involved in helping their children overcome their learning problems between sessions.

Chris has been working in Special and Remedial Education since the early 1970s. He has a Degree in Psychology (UNSW) and a Diploma of Education (UNSW) specialising in Special Education and Mathematics. Amanda has a number of medical degrees and other qualifications including a PhD in Cranio-Facial Biology and Mathematics. She worked for many years at the Australian Cranio-Facial Unit at the Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital with children with physical, emotional and language disabilities. After completing Chris’s Language Program with her two children who had dyslexia in the late 1990s, she changed career and came to work with Chris as a Specialist teacher. She has an Education Degree (Deakin Uni) to teach from R-12. She specialised in Remedial Education and graduated with Distinction.

Chris Brooks; Principal, High Performance Learning.  https://www.HighPerformanceLearning.com

Phone: (08) 8370 0110    (+61 8 8370 0110) 24 Wonoka St, Eden Hills, SA 5050, Australia


I’m a special education teacher with 15 years teaching experience. I have worked in both the Government & Catholic sectors and have a Master’s degree in Learning Intervention (SpLD). I am a consultant member of Learning Difficulties Australia. I have a particular interest in dyslexia, dyscalculia and other LDs. I specialise in the late primary/early secondary school years (Grade 5 – Year 9) and can tutor adults. 

 The purpose of my tutoring sessions is to deliver a personalised learning program, designed to target your child’s unique learning needs. In these sessions, I use a range of resources to build skills.

The programs I use are explicit, multisensory, structured & cumulative, in line with current research findings regarding best-practice in literacy and Maths instruction. I supplement these resources with other materials (e.g. games, manipulatives, apps) to enhance engagement, and I integrate a range of assistive technology tools (e.g. C-Pen Reader, iReadWrite, Inspiration) into my teaching.

 Every learning program: is developed together with your child, in consultation with you, is informed by assessment data, involves clear and measurable learning goals, draws on your child’s existing strengths and interests. All students are capable of more than they believe; I aim to unlock this hidden potential! In addition to tutoring, I offer educational assessments and I am always happy to work together with schools to ensure continuity of care. For more information: https://www.amandakranz.com.au

Louise Vassallo: Western Suburbs

Maree (the parent of a dyslexic child in Melbourne’s west) says, “Louise is fantastic. After 5 tutors and many years I have finally found Louise. My son loves going to his sessions with her. He has become so much more confident and happy and has gone from 2 years below standard to at standard in English in less than one year. When people tell me they need a tutor I happily refer them to Louise I cannot recommend her highly enough.”

Louise is a qualified and experienced primary teacher. She is also the mother of a daughter on the autistic spectrum. She has been researching and studying learning difficulties for the past 15 years.  She has taught children from prep to year 9 in a variety of settings including the homeschool and with Kids Like Us. She has had experience with children with a range of difficulties including ASD, dyslexia, ADHD, ADD, Twice- exceptionality and auditory processing disorder.

To assist each child Louise designs an individual program to develop their literacy and numeracy skills and confidence. She uses a range of multi-sensory approaches in a supportive and enjoyable environment.

 Louise works in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

Telephone 9399 1904 or 0401 442 301 or vassallolouise@gmail.com

Jennifer Jedwab  in the Hawthorn Kew Camberwell area or in schools

My work has been characterised by assessing, designing, implementing and supporting children with Specific Learning Difficulties

I am a trained Special Education Teacher with many years of experience working with Children with a range of learning difficulties including Dyslexia, ASD, ADHD and ADD.I am also a trained Early Childhood teacher and I have a particular interest in Early Literacy and Numeracy.

I have spent the last three years working privately including tutoring at SPELD. I use a variety of resources and assistive technologies.  I tailor my lessons to suit the needs of the child, including the use of multi-sensory, structured and individualised programs.
I work from home in the Hawthorn Kew Camberwell area but also work with children at school when appropriate. I believe that liaison with the child’s school is a positive step in developing their strengths. 

I am a member of the LDA Consultants Network and VIT.  My interest and knowledge of the most up to date research in intervention and programming options and how they relate to improving student learning, has given me many opportunities to improve student outcomes through targeted Professional Development. 

 Jennifer Jedwab  0419882309    Jennifer.jedwab@gmail.com     


Sandra Dodd, Pakenham, Victoria.

I am a teacher of 25 years experience. I have taught children from prep to year 7 as a classroom teacher and more recently as a learning support teacher. I have Orton Gillingham training, accredited with the ADA (Australian Dyslexia Association). I work from Pakenham in East Melbourne and tutor from home or by arrangement in schools.  Contact: 0439558795

Bridget Roberts- Western Australia

 Bridget is a qualified social worker, who is also currently undertaking further study to obtain her Masters in primary education. Bridget has a national accreditation as a Spalding  literacy tutor.

  The Spalding method is an evidenced based approach in teaching literacy skills. The approach has proven to be successful for students with dyslexia and other learning difficulties. This method is systematic, phonics based and multi-sensory.

  Through this tutoring service students are taught - phonemic awareness  - skills in decoding so they can sound out unfamiliar words - comprehension -  knowledge of the rules that govern the English language.  Students will begin with an individual literacy assessment before a tailored programme is developed to suit their individual needs and goals.

  Please contact Bridget on 0425635254 or at bj2810@gmail.com to discuss your needs.


Sue Milverton-  Location Hillside, Sydenham.

l have a Post Grad Certificate in Specific Learning Difficulties from the University of Melbourne. I base all my programs on best teaching practices tailored to the needs of individuals. I currently tutor students with dyslexia from the age of 6 to 21 year olds. All with different needs. I also tutor students who have dyscalculia and auditory processing difficulties. I build a good rapport with parents and schools to ensure we work together for the needs of the students. I also worked at SPELD as a tutor.

Currently l work as a Literacy and Numeracy Intervention teacher from Prep through to Grade 3. I am also a registered member with Learning Difficulties Australia. I have been teaching for 20 years, and my interest in Special Needs came about when my son was diagnosed as having ADHD and having autistic tendencies.

Sue Milverton: Lead Tutor and Consultant, 0400 349 278    www.learningmattersau.com

Carolyn Wright- Bendigo

Teacher with added Graduate Diploma of Special Education. I have  recently completed the MSL training

Working in Bendigo as - Bendigo Tutoring & Education Services

Ph: 0409795054




Felicity Brown: Eastern Suburbs

Felicity Brown is a qualified teacher who has successfully taught dyslexic teenagers for 20 years. She has a Masters Degree in Education (Special Education) and works in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Felicity is also happy to teach younger children. Phone number: 0400887393

Candice Macqueen and Mike Lydon – Geelong Dyslexia and Learning Support


Candice is a qualified specialist teacher based in the Geelong region, offering support for children who are struggling with reading, spelling, writing, maths, organisational skills and other related areas of learning. She has been teaching primary and secondary age children with learning difficulties for 8 years in mainstream, special and international schools and through private tuition.


Candice trained initially as a primary/ early years teacher and then as a specialist teacher in the UK in multi-sensory, structured and personalised teaching methods and discovered her passion for working with learners with dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and overlapping conditions such as ADHD and ASD. She places great emphasis on building and consolidating skills but also on developing the student’s independence through awareness of their strengths and difficulties and developing their self-esteem. She encourages use of assistive technology and a range of resources where appropriate.

 Candice went on to study for a Diploma in Teaching and Assessing learners with Specific Learning Difficulties at the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre. She can offer detailed educational assessments that explore the strengths and weaknesses of the individual learner and make targeted recommendations for support. These may suit those who would like insight into cognitive skills, attainment and ability but do not require a diagnostic assessment from a registered Educational Psychologist

 From a parent of a child where Candice was recently employed as a Learning Support teacher: “Thank you so much for all of the support you've provided R over the last 2 years. We'll miss you for sure. I hope that those replacing you are as knowledgeable, patient, and thorough as you have been. Best wishes on your next endeavors.” John S, Parent, June 2015.

 Contact 0479 106 917  Prefers email contact initially  candicemacqueen@hotmail.co.uk


EMILY BALLENDEN -SUNBURY- online tutoring also an option

Emily Ballenden is located in Sunbury, working as a specialised teacher, Education Consultant, private SEN tutor and the owner & founder of Additional Education Services. Emily holds a Bachelor of Education P-12, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Educational Learning & Leadership and a Master’s degree, in Special Education.

Emily has taught in the early childhood, primary and secondary school sectors for over 15 years. She is a specialist educator based in schools and online, working with students from Foundation to year 12, assisting teachers and parents alike to achieve desirable outcomes for students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SLDs).

All tutoring takes place online, during the school day. There are many benefits of your child logging on at home, in a comfortable, safe environment. 

Sorry, there are no after school sessions currently available.

Feel free to contact Emily on 0405 213 166 to discuss your child’s needs further.

 Sue Spencer

My name is Susan Spencer, and I am a Special Education Teacher who offers one-on -one tutoring in Literacy and Numeracy for children with a wide range of learning difficulties, including Dyslexia. I teach reading and spelling using a phonic based approach, teaching students the 44 sounds of the English Language and how to blend the sounds into words. I use a range of resources including the THRASS materials, magnetic letters, and phonic based readers such as, the Dandelion Readers, the Fitzroy Readers and readers from the UK program called, ' Read Write Inc.'. I also make great use of appropriate software such as, Wordshark, Numbershark, Textease and an online program called

Studyladder, to reinforce what I have taught.


My teaching is very direct, explicit, systematic and Multi-sensory. I thoroughly teach a new sound/grapheme each week and give students spellings to learn in word families. I dictate sentences; do plenty of "sounding out" exercises both for spelling and reading, so as to raise the student's phonological and phonemic awareness, which is often one of the underlying deficits in Dyslexia. Students are taught frequently used words which are hard to sound out, with a range of strategies, including mnemonics for spelling, and snap and memory games for reading words.Students with processing difficulties or short term memory difficulties need plenty of practice and repetition in a fun, supportive learning environment.


Initially, I will assess the student with standardised tests in Reading, Spelling and Numeracy. Following the testing a report will be written. After 20 individualised lessons, I will retest and write another report. I am available to attend meetings at schools or to liaise with teachers and other specialists.


My operating times are Monday to Friday from 7.30 am to 6 pm. For more information please visit my website www.spencereducation.com.au  or call me on 9589 7089 or 0409 709 758.




Dennis Baker: Albury/Wodonga

Dennis is a qualified teacher with over 40 years’ experience, including in special schools. He has tutored many primary & secondary school students in Years 1 to 12 (HSC/VCE). He has also tutored university & Tafe students in maths, english & science. At all levels the tutoring has included students with a range of diagnosed learning difficulties including dyslexia, dyscalculia, autism, intellectual disability (IQ 40 – 70) and ADD, ADHD.

 Personal statement: “I love teaching children, especially those with learning disabilities. I enjoy the challenge of setting individual programs, to suit each student in a way that enables them to progress. I strive to make learning fun & enjoyable.”

 Dennis works in the Albury/Wodonga area and has very reasonable charges: $45.

“Dennis uses research based methods to teach students with learning disabilities. He is a member of the International Dyslexia Association. His methods include a multisensory approach & phonics instruction. He uses resources such as the Fitzroy program & Learning A-Z graded readers. He teaches individual students & provides free initial assessments before commencing individually tailored tuition.” 

Contact 02 6059 1888 or mob.0437 369 522 or email successtutorials@bigpond.com


Elena Peiros- tutors children in Melbourne for Reading, Spelling and Mathematics. 

Elena has received training Spalding Method and Fitzroy Program of teaching children to read, spell and write. In teaching, she mainly uses the Fitzroy program materials as she finds them student-friendly and rewarding as the students start reading stories after they have learned the first 13 letters.  Elena combines other methods and programs when necessary and according to the needs of the child.


Elena reports that, ‘One of my dyslexic students initially had been one of the last students in her class in learning to read and her teacher even advised her parents to repeat the grade. Now, after 10 months of tuition she is one of the best students for her grade in reading.


I enjoy teaching and love children. It gives me a great pleasure to provide them with the tools to become successful. I get great satisfaction from seeing the look on their faces when they realise they can read, write or calculate as well as anybody else and even better than some! Contact Elena on: 0402065154



(Telephone) 0415 775 540 (Email) crfrischling@gmail.com

Experienced professional seeks to utilize a Masters of Education in a learning support position. Highly organised self-starter, that is skilled at building rapport and cultivating collaborative relationships with students and peers. Proven track record of successfully working in an academic setting and supporting positive outcomes for all kinds of learners.

• Orton Gillingham Dyslexia tutoring • Academic coaching • Comprehension • Study and test taking strategies • Lindamood Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing • Rapport and relationship building • Executive functioning and organisational skills mentoring and training • Attention to detail • Customer service • Innovative and creative problem resolution • Collaboration


PAM WILSON- NW Tasmania and Melbourne - in Wynyard and Vermont South or Upwey (eastern suburbs).

Fully qualified and experienced primary and special educational needs teacher (BEd primary & MEd special educational needs), registered to teach in both Victoria and Tasmania.  Recently completed educator and associate Orton-Gillingham courses with an OGA fellow and board member ( Dawn Nieman).  

My tutoring is based on the principles of OG. I tailor each session to the needs of individual students and so use a wide variety of resources. I constantly update my knowledge of current practices and critically evaluate evidence-based research. Working remotely provides greater opportunities to assist students and their families across Australia.

I have a personal connection to Specific Learning Difficulties - dyslexia via my granddaughter and autism via my grandson.

Phone: 0411 814 316 (please leave a message ) Email:  kickstarteducation@gmail.com

Occupational Therapists, Audiologists And Speech Pathology

D.O.T.S. is a Paediatric Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology Service based in four clinics in Melbourne - Altona North, Avondale Heights, Moonee Ponds and Keilor. We provide a wide range of supports to help children develop skills in a fun, energetic environment to assist them to reach their full potential. We strive to work closely with a wide range of local allied health providers and paediatricians to provide your child and family with a seamless approach to therapy. http://www.dunnsot.com.au/

Rachel Hennig (Speech Pathologist) mobile service covering Bayside, City of Glen Eira, City of Kingston


  Phone: 0418991858

 I have a mobile practice and  tutor students in both primary and secondary school.  I offer both home and school visits.

 I am a Speech Pathologist with over 30 years experience working both in the government and private sector.  As well as providing, therapy for articulation, fluency and language skills, I have an interest in literacy development. I have extensive experience in assisting students to develop their reading, writing, spelling, phonological awareness and oral language skills.  I use a structured synthetic phonics approach and have trained in the Phonics International approach and Sounds-Write.  In addition, I have completed the Talk for Writing  training and also a syntax an morphology course with William van Cleave.  



Antonia McCurdy- Melbourne, Parkdale- trainee speech pathologist and tutor

I have always had a strong interest in language which has led me to where I am now. I am not a qualified teacher however, I have completed my Bachelor degree in Phonetics which gives me a detailed understanding of sound production. During my studies I also did a minor in special needs education which covered working with students with learning difficulties and students with additional needs. I am currently enrolled to finish my Masters in Speech Pathology.

I have a particular interest in written language and have been trained in multi-sensory language learning with the IMSLE, which is one approach shown to improve children's phonemic awareness and fluency in spelling. I tutor one-on-one and tailor the program based on the individual’s needs.

Tutoring takes place in my home office in Parkdale or at the child's school if that can be arranged.

Please call 0430823792    baysidedyslexia@gmail.com     www.baysidedyslexia.com.au


AMBER RICHARDS – Hobart Tasmania

Amber Richards is an audiologist specialising in Auditory Processing Disorder assessment and therapy for adults and children (from 3.5 years).

I have worked in the hearing industry for 17 years in adult rehabilitation and paediatrics.  I am a full member of the Audiological Society of Australia, hold a Certificate of Clinical Practice, and belong to the Auditory Processing Institute.  I work with children and adults who are not hearing well despite normal hearing acuity, or well fitted hearing aids. My services can be provided in person or via Telehealth. Please let me know if you have any questions or clients I may be able to help. Look on my website for more details about my service and for testimonies from clients.

Email: admin@auditoryps.com.au

Website: auditoryps.com.au






Yasotha V- North Metropolitan Melbourne

I am a Registered Psychologist with a Masters degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Melbourne. I have been a practising Psychologist for over 15 years with international experience in Melbourne and Singapore conducting assessments and providing intervention for children with Autism and Learning Disabilities . I have a special interest in assessments and support of children and adolescents with Learning Disabilities (including Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia) as well as Autism Spectrum Disorder.  I primarily support children and adolescents between 6 - 16 years of age.

  •   Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)ü  Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health    Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

  •   ​Completed Master of Educational Psychology at the University of Melbourne (2006-2007)

  • ​​Trained to conduct Autism assessments by the University of Cambridge, UK (Autism Research Centre) using the ADOS and ADI-R

  • ​​​Lecturer at the University of Melbourne, teaching in Master of Educational Psychology and Master of Teaching Program (2014-2017)

  • ​Senior Psychologist at SPELD Victoria (2017-current)

I am based in Coburg and support families in north metropolitan Melbourne. I can conduct assessments at my clinic or travel to schools.

Book Online: www.starspsychology.com.au   Contact: 9103 13 13      Email: starspsychology@gmail.com


Sara Gook- Macedon Ranges

Sara is based in Gisborne in the Macedon Ranges. She is a registered Psychologist with a Masters degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology. She has a special interest in the area of dyslexia and learning differences.


She offers comprehensive psycho-educational assessments for individuals experiencing:

-       Learning difficulties/disorders, including dyslexia;

-       Attention & executive functioning difficulties, including ADHD

-       Behavioural difficulties;

-       Autism Spectrum Disorder; and

-       Gifted and Talented assessments


She has an extensive network of colleagues in the local area and can liaise with, and provide referrals to, private tutors, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and paediatricians.


Written reports focus heavily on evidenced-based intervention programs and strategies to improve skills, in addition to accommodations and/or modifications appropriate in the school setting. All assessments are inclusive of a face-to-face feedback session to explain and discuss the results and recommendations.


Sara also works part-time for Student Support Services in the Department of Education and Training, Victoria in schools in the Macedon Ranges and as a casual contractor conducting assessments for SPELD Victoria. Contact: Telephone: 0400 372 725          Email: saragook@outlook.com



Karen King

MPsych(Coun), BPsych, BAPsych

Psychologist WA

I was first registered as a Psychologist in 2004 and have enjoyed a diverse career working with individuals in large multi-national corporate organisations, mothers and their infants in a private hospital, children and adolescents at a not-for profit community foundation, and children and their families in a private clinic.  I established Brainbox Psychology Clinic in Perth, Western Australia, to assist children and their families with a range of struggles.  One of my favourite aspects of my work is conducting detailed psychological assessments that unravel the complexities associated with learning difficulties, attentional problems and executive functioning delays. I have a passion for detailed psychological assessments that unravel the complexities associated with learning difficulties, attentional problems and executive functioning delays.  Given my own experience of parenting a dyslexic child, I take time with families to understand their concerns and recommend programs that are shown to be effective in assisting children achieve real results.  Please feel welcome to contact me via http://brainboxclinic.com.au/  

Dr Madeleine Valibhoy, Dpsych North Fitzroy

I have worked with children for 20 years and as a registered Clinical Psychologist specialised with children since 2009, and have developed a passion for literacy issues (due to my experience at work conducting dyslexia assessments, my concern about many students struggling from Melbourne’s lockdowns, and some issues on the home-front with one of my three children).

My style of conducting cognitive and educational assessments is highly comprehensive and focused on making this a helpful, comfortable and accessible process for children and parents. For literacy interventions, I draw on experience as a trained Sounds Write practitioner, and years of experience with the Fitzroy Method. For parent online support groups, I draw on my experience supporting clients with difficult situations as a Psychologist and also principles of adult learning and capacity building, as I have lecturing and tutoring experience across three universities. I work at Lallo part-time, and also work in mainstream child clinical psychology at a small clinic, and conduct school readiness sessions in kindergartens. I am experienced with children who have/may have SLDs/Dyslexia, ADHD, ASD, ID, SPD, 2E, and emotional barriers (e.g. anxiety, low confidence) to literacy. I have worked in the NGO sector, community health, schools and private practice.

 Lallo Yellow Literacy   M: 0403286485   A: 290 Park St, North Fitzroy, 3068   E: maddy@lallo.com.au   www.lallo.com.au



"The clinicians at the psychology clinic, Advanced Psychology, have extensive experience in supporting individuals with learning difficulties. The warm and friendly psychologists have a genuine interest in helping people to explore formal diagnosis for presentations such as Specific Learning Disorders (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia), ADHD and Autism, and to support them to develop their individual strengths. The psychologists provide intervention as well as assessments with comprehensive reports and personalised recommendations. All the psychologists are registered with AHPRA and use only evidence-based tools and approaches."

 Website: https://www.advancedpsychology.net/        Phone: 03 7002 8006



Dr Andrea Sadusky (Educational & Developmental Psychologist) aMAZEin' Minds Psychology.

Mount Waverley VIC 3149

Andrea is passionate about supporting children, teens, and adults who experience barriers in their learning and wellbeing. She has vast clinical and research experience in diagnosing Dyslexia and other Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) in reading, writing, and mathematics.

Andrea takes a comprehensive approach in her assessments whereby she uses a Cross Battery Assessment (XBA) approach to understand a person’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Many psychologists will apply the WISC assessment only, which does not assess all major deficits of dyslexia. My assessments are comprehensive, in addition to the WISC I also use additional tools to ensure that all deficits are assessed producing a confident diagnosis.
Andrea further inspects academic achievement (e.g., in reading, writing, maths, oral language), executive function, social-emotional wellbeing, and behavioural functioning to get a robust perspective of her clients as whole people.

Currently, Andrea provides psychological assessment, intervention, and counselling services to primary school-aged children, teens, and adults experiencing: Neurodiversity e.g., Dyslexia, ADHD Learning & academic difficulties, Anxiety & worries, Depression & sadness, Executive functioning weaknesses, Limited self-control e.g., impulsivity, emotional regulation, Low self-esteem, Motivation issues, Social challenges, Career uncertainty

Aside from dyslexia-related research, Andrea has conducted many research studies across a variety of topics including psychological assessments, burnout, culture, personality, trauma, self-reflection, and school-based interventions. T: (03) 7046 4528   E: info@amazeinminds.com.au    W: https://www.amazeinminds.com.au

E-mail: karen@dyslexiasupportservices.com.au