My interest is in providing the highest quality learning experience for your child, working in partnership with school
With over twenty years of experience in primary special education, all my work has centred on pupils with specific
learning needs. I have most recently completed a two year diploma course in supporting pupils of all ages
with a range of learning needs. My private practice, on Hayling Island, has been established for some years and
I combine this with work in local schools, aiding individual pupils, advising parents and training teaching
staff in dyslexia-friendly practice.
My daughter was diagnosed with significant dyslexia when she was 9 years old. At the time, albeit a difficult time to understand, my daughter found comfort in the fact that she did indeed have a difficulty that we could seek some help for.
Since being recommended to meet Kate Peters, my daughter and I have finally realised just what is actually possible!
After attending regular weekly tutor sessions with Kate, my daughter has been able to prove to herself that she is indeed capable of grasping all the necessary skills to survive the path of education and learning.
In a comparably short space of time, Kate has taught my daughter far more than I ever expected. Alongside the tremendous understanding she provided regarding the Dyslexia, Kate has a natural passion and sincerity which has shone through from the very first day.
Kate looks at the whole picture presented to her in the case. She takes account of the students specific strengths and weaknesses (both emotionally and practically) and is able to provide a focused path and strategy to create an individual, taylor-made plan.
Together with her support and teaching skills Kate has clearly demonstrated another of her invaluable qualities is the ability to deliver regular concise feedback to me, which enables me to fully understand my daughters progress and therefore I am able to continue the support at home.
I would gladly recommend Kate to any student wishing to gain a clearer understanding of their learning which will in turn give their confidence a healthy natural boost!
Nicola Fairchild - Hayling Island
Kate has been our savior in recognising our son’s potential, and she has managed to re-build his self-esteem
despite him having pretty much given up on his Maths. All schools and pupils that are underachieving would
benefit from Kate’s incredible expertise, and her calm, measured approach.
Kate has an amazing insight and perspective on children’s individual learning needs, and has
managed to ‘reach’ our son and help him make progress where previous interventions have not worked.
Kate has helped me so much. She has made me feel confident and I like Maths now. She’s just brilliant.
Now I can do my Maths homework on my own!
Son age 9
Kate provides a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in which to learn; my daughter was struggling with the
fundamentals of maths and Kate was able to identify and help her overcome the obstacles which were hindering
her learning. After only a few sessions, my daughter made significant progress which resulted in a noticeable
improvement in her performance at school.
Mrs Peters has worked with our daughter for over a year on a fortnightly/holiday basis. During this time E has steadily
grown in confidence and dramatically improved in her abilities. She has closed the gap between herself and her
classmates. She now happily uses her own techniques and strategies to answer questions, understanding that her
learning style may be different - and that is a not a bad thing!
Mrs Peters is highly skilled in understanding the emotional side of learning. This is so evident in all her
discussions and lessons. It is this unique understanding that I believe enables her to work so successfully
in quickly building trust and confidence. By working with ourselves as parents and the school together,
it has made such a difference for E. She has literally changed from a child believing she has a problem,
at the bottom of the class, to one armed with a variety of skills and tricks up her sleeve looking forward
to secondary school.
Lynn Saunders, Bosham.