This is very exciting; my first blog!
My name is Narinda Algar (hence the name of the company), I am a private tutor/qualified teacher, run a drama club at weekends, write books and am a mum to 2 gorgeous children; one of which (my daughter, aged 9) is dyslexic. Hmmm, dyslexia - such a misunderstood thing. I have spent the past 3 years learning about it, dealing with it and at times, crying about it. Now I tutor other children (and their parents!) with similar issues & experiences, and yes, I have seen them too learn about it, how to deal with it and sometimes cry about it! This inspired me to start this blog, so that I can share my experiences and knowledge (which is growing with every session I tutor) with other parents of children whose experiences at School are difficult because of their reading/writing difficulties....
Recently I won a long & arduous battle...first to identify my daughter as dyslexic and then to allow me to 'flexi-school' her - basically tutor her at home in the mornings so that she can catch up with her peers/be taught in a multi-sensory way - [don't worry - all will be explained in another blog!] and then attend mainstream School in the afternoons to do the creative/physical subjects.
I started 'flexi-schooling' last week after the Easter break, and can already see the benefits. My amazing, confident girl was coming home from School with what I describe as 'the dead eyes of a dyslexic'; after 2 days of being at home she was glowing again & full of life..In this blog I will share with you our ups & downs; achievements & failures!
I absolutely welcome all posts, comments and information that you may want to contribute, I do not profess to be an absolute expert - just a teacher with some knowledge of education & a passion to learn more about these incredible brains & a mum who will do whatever it takes to help her kids through this life!
Join me on my journey!