Background Information

Sometimes parents are unsure of the best way to support their child. Following an initial telephone call or email you may wish to visit Sue. A friendly conversation at a mutually convenient time with your child may clarify a way forward with suggestions for possible future help. This initial consultation lasts about 30 minutes and following this, you would be asked to complete a short questionnaire about your child in order to provide useful background information. No fee is requested for this brief meeting. 

Teaching Programme

Specialist individual tuition is available for children aged 6 - 11 years and includes use of a variety of well - established programmes depending upon the age and needs of each child. As an experienced dyslexia tutor, Sue ensures that teaching is multi-sensory with auditory and visual skills being incorporated so that teaching builds upon strengths whilst improving areas of weakness.

Magic Link Handwriting

Top Dog Tutoring is delighted to have joined up with Magic Link Handwriting which teaches neat, cursive writing in 30 structured steps. As an accredited Magic Link teacher, Sue is delighted to offer handwriting tuition on selected days. Regular homework forms part of the programme ensuring practice between lessons. These sessions are suitable for children aged 6 upwards. 

Whatever the age and needs of your child, rest assured that Top Dog Tutoring prides itself on providing carefully planned sessions which include educational games and regular feedback.

Lessons take place on a weekly basis.

Written reports are provided at the end of the Christmas and summer terms.

Top Dog Tutoring follows the school term dates of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Depending upon the age and needs of the child, the following programmes may be used:

  • Reading - Sound Foundations - Dancing Bears phonics, Read, Write, Inc, The Five Minute Box.
  • Spelling - Spelling Made Easy, Alpha to Omega, Launch the Lifeboat.
  • Handwriting - Handwriting Rescue Scheme & Magic Link Handwriting with use of recommended pencils, crayons and handwriting pens. 
  • Mathematics - Numicon apparatus and games, Big Maths, The Number Box.
  • Memory Skills - Memory Booster, Memory Fix.


  • As an experienced teacher, Sue has experience with children with a variety of difficulties. She is happy to liaise with Speech and Occupational Therapists and support their remediation programmes should your young child present difficulties with communication or fine motor skills.


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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