Julie is a self – employed dyslexia assessor and support tutor and holds an MA in Adult Dyslexia Diagnosis and Support from London South Bank University. Although originally trained as a primary school teacher, she has mainly taught in further education delivering literacy and numeracy support. Julie is an ESOL subject specialist and during 11 years as a Basic Skills Development Manager in an Army Education Centre, gained considerable experience teaching both Gurkha and Foreign and Commonwealth soldiers.
Julie has also held several non – teaching posts, including community development roles within a local authority and an FE college. In 1999 this work culminated in research for an MA in Community Based Learning from Warwick University in which she investigated the barriers faced by adults who fail to engage and succeed within the compulsory education system.
Julie has delivered Access to Work support in a variety of workplace settings to the benefit of both employees and their employers. Her approach is based on holistic principles and she supports the view of dyslexia as a difference rather than a deficit. In addition to administering an assessment, Julie helps each learner to gain a better understanding of dyslexia and identify their strengths in order that they can become more confident and independent at work or in their studies.