I qualified from Liverpool University in 1981 and have taught in a variety of schools throughout the United Kingdom; local authority and independent, from Nursery to Year 7. I have always had a particular interest in Learning Support and completed an additional diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties(Dyslexia) in March 2004.

Associate Member of The British Dyslexia Association and obtained the acclaimed AMBDA status. I continued to update my training and in March 2014 obtained the CPT3A in Test Use from The British Psychological Society.

I have an Assessment Practising Certificate from The British Dyslexia Association (Code: 17/APC08002).

I am married with three grown up sons, one of whom is dyslexic and who graduated with a degree in Criminology and Forensic Science. I possess an Enhanced DBS Certificate and professional indemnity and liability insurance. In addition I have completed a first aid course and a risk assessment for my teaching environment.


Top Dog Tutoring prides itself on maintaining and developing its professional standards. To this effect, Sue is a full professional member of The British Dyslexia Association, The Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties, The National Handwriting Association and The Tutors' Association.


A Selection of Recent Testimonials


Chris & Yvette G

“Yvette and I could write an awfully long testimonial for Sue and her abilities in helping our son Edward with his severe dyslexia but in summary Sue has been superb in helping Edward over two years in achieving where he needs to be academically but also ensuring Edward is a happy and confident child. Yvette and I unreservedly would recommend Sue to any parents whose child is in similar circumstances. Sue really is a Top Dog Tutor.


Jude G

“I can't recommend Sue highly enough. She was absolutely fantastic with my son. Sue was very professional but at the same time managed to develop a close relationship with him which enabled my son to flourish. I would not hesitate to advise anyone to use Top Dog Tutoring.”


Emma G

"Words cannot express how grateful we are to you for the work you are doing with Isaac. He has come on in leaps and bounds and feels much more confident at school as a result of that progress. He looks forward to the day that he has his tutoring lessons and I don't think many children can say that! He loves his sessions with you as you obviously tap into what works for him so he enjoys learning. What's more I genuinely feel you want him to do better, be confident and generally happy. I couldn't ask for anything more and really value your opinion on issues that may arise with him."



“I really enjoy going to Sue because she is kind and fun. We play activities and games and we laugh at funny things together!”


Cathie F

“Top Dog Tutoring with Sue Lyon is the best money we have ever spent. Not only is my daughter learning quickly and enjoying doing so but her confidence in her school work has dramatically increased already, after just one half term. In my daughter’s words, “I wish I could go to Sue every day. I love learning with her and can’t wait to get back.”


Louisa A

“Having lessons with Sue has made a huge difference to my daughter’s confidence both at home and school. She has made progress and benefits hugely from Sue’s vast knowledge, first - hand experience and understanding of dyslexia. We would both highly recommend Top Dog Tutoring to anyone who needs extra support.”


Donna T

“My daughter has attended sessions with Sue for over a year. Sue has helped her to gain confidence in and out of class. We have a great partnership between parents / child / teacher and school. If E is struggling in one area, Sue will pay attention to that. Her knowledge and experience are invaluable.  E. finds Sue’s lessons fun. She makes E feel at ease. I would highly recommend Sue to anyone who was thinking of extra tuition for their child.



 “I really enjoy your lessons. I enjoy beating you in our games. You make learning fun.


Mrs M

“We were delighted with the way in which Sue conducted a diagnostic test for our son in order to assess if he was dyslexic. She was very patient and reassuring and he didn’t find the session arduous or daunting. The report that we received was detailed, conclusive and professional. It was well received by his school to help channel the extra resource available to the most relevant subjects. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sue to others who are looking for similar help.”


Northfield House,

112 Main Street,


North Ferriby,   

HU14 3QR



01482 634 742




Lessons take place before & after school on selected weekdays.

Please contact Sue for availability. 

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