To ensure that we tailor our services to your personal needs, we advise that follow-up by phone or email. For more information on the services we offer, read below.
Reading and Spelling Support For Students with Dyslexia
At the Foundation one of our key reading programs is , “ Spell Read “ published by Pro- Ed. This program focuses on improving a child’s decoding skills, which in turn improves their reading fluency. ‘ The content and design of the program are aligned with current, scientifically based reading research. A highlight of this program is the creative and varied array of activities that enhance student motivation and performance..” – Florida Centre for Reading Research.
Literacy , Numeracy and Subject Specific Tutoring
Our teachers are qualified to offer a range of interventions that cover the early years, primary and secondary aged students.
Tutoring In Exam Preparation
Programs and Workshops for Adults
We can provide guest speakers for teacher in-service days, brief seminars, one-day courses, weekend workshops and even longer courses during the school holidays.We also run longer programs, for example the 10-month Teaching Assistant’s Course.
We can assess for Dyslexia, Attention Difficulties, Executive Function Difficulties, Dyscalculia and Cognitive difficulties. We also carry out assessments that can determine if a student is eligible for examination accommodations. These can be carried out for the IB, AP, Edexcel and Cambridge examination boards.
Academic Director and CEO
During her 35-year career in Learning Support and Special Needs Education, Sylvia has been an advocate for change and development in this important area of education. In addition to her teaching activities, she has served on the Committee for Special Education for the European Council for International Schools and the International Baccalaureate Organisation. She offers many training workshops for teachers.
Foundations for Learning was founded in memory of Sylvia’s husband, David Leck, who was a gifted and popular teacher at Zurich International School, and who died in 2008.
For further information about Academic Services and appointments, please email Sylvia at: firstname.lastname@example.org