Sarah Lock


Bachelor of Arts Degree English Literature – University of Leicester

Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Primary) – Anglia Ruskin University

Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties – University of Leicester

Associated Member of the British Dyslexia Association

Assessing Practising Certificate

As a primary school teacher, I worked in a dyslexia-friendly school where I saw the impact that understanding individual children’s needs and a knowledge of specific learning difficulties could make. I worked with teachers who had trained to be able to recognise dyslexic tendencies and saw the effectiveness of skilled multisensory teaching. As a teacher I also worked on a one to one basis with children and saw how individual focused tuition could transform a child’s achievement and more importantly confidence. I therefore decided to train as a dyslexia assessor and tutor.

I now work as a tutor and assessor for children and adults. I enjoy working with all ages and in recent years have worked particularly with university students, many of whom had not been diagnosed with dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties until they arrived at university. This work has been particularly rewarding as the students have seen how they can achieve their full potential and how positive the process of assessment can be.

What I enjoy the most – working with a student and seeing them progress to take ownership of their own learning, having acquired new strategies and approaches.

Greatest achievement – my two children!

Hobbies – Yoga, Pilates, theatre and book club.