Gloucestershire Dyslexia Association


Wendy Hawkins 


Stroud, Tutoring and assessing primary and secondary children.

Margaret Black 


Churchdown Gloucester, Tutoring primary and secondary children.

Dr Georgia Niolaki Accredited Member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA)

Assessment for children and adults.


I am a Senior Lecturer in SpLD/Dyslexia at Bath Spa University teaching at the PGCert Dyslexia and the MA Inclusive Education. I have worked as a primary teacher for fourteen years before training to become a specialist dyslexia assessor. I have an MA in Literacy Learning and Literacy Difficulties from UCL and a PhD in Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics. I hold a BDA accreditation and professional membership and I am a trustee of the British Dyslexia Association. I hold an Assessment Practising Certificate.  I offer full diagnostic assessment and report following the SASC criteria and recommend  access arrangements tailored to the needs of the learner.  I assess children, young people and adults.

Jennifer Donovan 


Tutoring children, Assessment for children and adults.

Dr Jennifer Donovan AMBDA is a Senior Lecturer at Bath Spa University where she is the Award Leader for the SpLD (dyslexia) programme. She completed her MA in Special and Inclusive Education and her PhD at the Institute of Education, University College London. Jennifer is a member of the Accreditation Board for the British Dyslexia Association and the Education Panel for the Dyspraxia Foundation. Apart from her academic activities, she assesses and supports learners of all ages in her private practice.

Kathryn Alfieri 


Gloucester, Tutoring children primary and secondary.


Kathryn has been a GDA tutor for nearly 4 years and teaches all ages at her home in Gloucester. She has previously worked as a Learning Support Teacher for primary and secondary pupils, with particular experience in dyslexic and autistic pupils. 
Kathryn holds a Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with SpLD/Dyslexia and holds Qualified Teacher Status in Secondary Music, following her MA and BA degrees at Chichester University

Morag Masters

I tutor, on line, primary and secondary students from non readers to GCSE English literature and language. I tutor via Zoom using its interactive white board, a USB overhead camera and  a interactive games. Being online, I have tutored pupils from Bermuda to Ethiopia but most of my students come from the Cirencester/Cricklade/Swindon area. I also work as a study skills tutor at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester therefore I would be happy to tutor any adult wishing to improve their English skills.


I am a retired secondary SENDco with over 20 years experience working in the field of special needs.  I hold a post graduate diploma in teaching specific learning difficulties but I also have experience of a wide range of neurodiversity.  In addition, I hold a current assessment certificate although I am not carrying assessments out at the moment.

Marion Craven 



Dyslexia and Dyscalculia Assessor and Teacher for primary age children around the Cotswolds and Gloucestershire


Marion is a bright dyslexic who has personal experience and empathy of a challenging school and university life. Through her courses, teaching dyslexics in primary schools and taking part in a two-year BDA Sound Check project (2013-2015), she has explored and developed strategies for herself and applied them successfully to her teaching and assessment recommendations. She strives to help primary age children understand and overcome their barriers in life-skills and their literacy/numeracy to become independent learners.



  • Dyslexia and Dyscalculia APC
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Dyscalculia (Distinction 2021)
  • SENCO Award (2011)
  • MA SEN and Inclusive Education (Distinction 2010)
  • Dyslexia and Mathematics (2006)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Literacy and Dyslexia (2005)
  • BEd (1990)

Noelyn Davies 


Noelyn Davies is a Specialist Teacher and Assessor of Dyslexia and Literacy who lives in Cirencester.  
She holds a BA Hons. degree in History and gained distinctions for her PGCE, in both the written examination and teaching practice. She was awarded a distinction from Dyslexia Action, affiliated by the University of York, on achieving the Post-Graduate Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy  She has also successfully completed a course in Dyslexia and Maths, run by Dyslexia Action. Her Assessment Practising Certificate has been renewed by PATOSS since 2006 and  she continues to be an active PATOSS member.

Since graduating from University, Noelyn has gained widespread experience teaching History and English within the Comprehensive and Grammar School sectors. She has also held the position of Head of Humanities at a Special Needs School for students with moderate learning difficulties, before setting up a very successful private practice in South London, teaching and assessing SpLD students at Primary and Secondary levels, both from State and Independent Schools. Noelyn has recently moved to the Cotswolds where she continues to enjoy providing specialist tuition.

Bernadette Lee

I have worked for many years in a local prep school and live in Cheltenham. I have always had a special interest in dyslexia. I have taught many children who have presented with learning difficulties. Having specialized in literacy teaching for many years, I have much practical experience in the ways learning difficulties impact on a child’s progress.



  • Level 5 Dip SpLD
  • Level 7 PAPAA
  • SpLD APC – Patoss


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Service Provision:

  • Full Diagnostic Assessments for primary and secondary pupils.
  • Tutoring primary pupils
  • Assessments for Access Arrangements
  • DSA Assessments
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