Connect 2 Success

Connect 2 Success

Gill Scott (Assessor and Educational Specialist)
BEd (Hons), MEd (Learning Difficulties), PgCert (Specific Learning Difficulties), PgCert (Educational Psychology), NZCER Level C Assessor, Dyslexia Diploma (Dyslexia Action)

Gill originally trained in the UK as a teacher before specialising in the area of learning difficulties and gaining her qualifications.

After working as a specialist teacher and advisor for learning difficulties, she trained with Dyslexia Action and continued to work for them before moving to New Zealand and working for the Ministry of Education in the Learning Support field. Gill recently studied at Massey University for a Post Graduate qualification in Educational Psychology and now runs her own business, making use of her 22 years of specialist teaching and assessment experience. Gill’s business has developed from a desire to provide a professional, caring and adaptable service which is closely linked to your child’s needs.

Assessments

Gill’s flexible assessment service offers screening through to full cognitive and educational assessments. The assessments include important aspects of learning such as phonological awareness, phonic knowledge, visual perceptual skills, memory and sequencing, auditory and visual processing and fine and gross motor skills.

Gill is able to identify strengths as well as difficulties and provides support to find the best solutions for your child. Working closely with you and schools, she works on an individual plan, to ensure the best possible interventions are reached.

Tuition

Your child’s individual programme includes a range of activities and is aimed at actively involving your child in their own progress. They develop skills in a structured and fun environment that enables them to succeed at their own speed and level.

Gill uses a combination of programmes in her tuition:
  • Dyslexia programme from Dyslexia Action
  • The Sonday System TM – a highly multi-sensory and structured literacy programme
  • STEPS – a multi-sensory, structured literacy programme with computer and workbook elements.
  • Gill additionally uses a wide range of other international learning resources depending on the individual needs of your child.

Flexibility

Assessments and tuition sessions usually take place in Gill’s home office / teaching space in Mairangi Bay, North Shore, or alternatively in your child’s school, if this is preferred. Assessments are organised over two sessions where required.

Gill provides a welcoming atmosphere and is very skilled at putting students and families at ease. She is very aware that attending an assessment can be a daunting experience and makes sure to engage with your child and make them feel comfortable.

Gill is happy to meet with you and discuss the options for assessment and/or tutoring for your child, before you make any commitments.

Services

Assessment:

  • Cognitive Abilities
  • Educational Achievements in Literacy & Numeracy
  • For special assessment conditions
  • Specialising in Dyslexia & Specific Learning Difficulties

Tuition:

  • For students with dyslexia & specific learning difficulties
  • Programmes designed for individuals or small groups

Services

Assessment:

  • Cognitive Abilities
  • Educational Achievements in Literacy & Numeracy
  • For special assessment conditions
  • Specialising in Dyslexia & Specific Learning Difficulties

Tuition:

  • For students with dyslexia & specific learning difficulties
  • Programmes designed for individuals or small groups

Thank you so much for the time that you spent with our daughter last year and your concluding report. I can only say that it came as an overwhelming relief to both her and us as parents to finally put some structure around the difficulties she was having. It has given her so much more confidence going into her Senior exams knowing now that she has areas of strength and some strategies for her points of struggle. It has enabled her teachers to add some layers to certain topics to further develop her learning and bridge some gaps that you identified. On the whole, the result we have a seen is a child that less stressed and more understood for which made the journey completely worthwhile. I can’t begin to recommend you highly enough to parents of any aged child, I believe your support has given her personal confidence and a real opportunity for academic success.

Gill has been working with our son for over 2 years. Her incredibly patient teaching style and student focused approach lends itself to a wonderful learning environment where our son has been able to implement new strategies to assist him in his learning and mastering of spelling challenges. Gill is very approachable and looks at the big picture of how the challenges faced by different individuals affect them academically and also from a social perspective; by doing this she breaks it down into manageable chunks and this style has allowed our son to integrate the tutoring into his school work and make steady progress. We are very happy to recommend Gill to other students who need one to one support.

My daughter had an assessment for Dyslexia with Gill Scott and was made to feel very comfortable and at ease. She took time to talk about the assessment with me beforehand and was really thorough in gaining any background information that she needed. Gill’s explanation of her findings to us was clear and precise and every question we had she was able to answer. We never felt rushed discussing the results and throughout the whole process Gill’s help and advice was invaluable. I couldn’t recommend Gill Scott highly enough.

Our son was identified at age 6 that he had learning difficulties. He was lucky to attend a very supportive primary school that provided him with extra individual learning opportunities but as parents we were still very concerned that our son was not reaching his potential. The Primary School recommended Gill Scott from Connect2Success as a private tutor and from that day on we have seen consistent improvement in our son’s reading and writing. Gill has wonderful empathy and patience, and through this, our son’s self confidence has soared. At age 12 he is now able to see that he is an intelligent child with an exciting future, despite having dyslexia and ADHD. The best advice I can offer any parent considering hiring a tutor is DO IT NOW, the earlier the better and you couldn’t find a more professional, organized, dedicated tutor than Gill.