My Experience

Primed with my degree in English Literature & Education and my experience as a school TA - I decided I would help children find their story-writing bug! 🐛

I've now been inspiring children to write stories & poems in Steyning, Shoreham & Henfield for five years and I have big plans for the future.

In fact, I just trained with the Bristol Dyslexia Centre and I can't wait to share some brilliant new writing tips & tools with you!

1. Is tutoring right for my child?

If your child is struggling to write stories or put their ideas onto paper, then they will thrive with a creative writing tutor.

Tutoring shouldn't be like school. It should be a fun way to boost your child's writing skills, with games and activities that put them at the heart of the lesson.

2. What will my child learn?

Your child will unleash their inner storyteller or poet!

They will learn how to plan, structure and edit their writing. They will power up their poetry with similes, metaphors and rhyme. And they will develop their vocabulary to really make their stories sparkle!

My focus is always about celebrating children's creative ideas. Once they're feeling motivated and ready to write, then I gently guide their grammar and spellings.

3. How do you support dyslexia?

Although I'm not a specialist dyslexia tutor, I'd love to make my lessons as engaging and inclusive for your child as possible. 

They might like to use a laptop or a tablet to type, or to record their ideas vocally, and that's great! I'll use a visual timetable to help them stay on track. Plus, I'll give them extra thinking time, reading time and writing time.

4. Will you travel to my house? 

Absolutely! If you live in the Steyning, Shoreham & Henfield area, I'll be happy to travel to you.

5. Do you tutor lessons online?

While I mostly tutor in person, I tutor online too! If you live in the UK, but outside of the Steyning, Shoreham and Henfield area, we can instead connect for a 1:1 lesson on Zoom.

"Ryan has been a brilliant tutor for my 11 year old son. Now he enjoys writing stories and I enjoy reading them^^ Thank you Ryan!"

Lala (Online)

Ethem's mum