Tory has been involved with the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre for a number of years, firstly as a student and then as a tutor for the OCR professional training courses. She is very much aware of the professionalism and commitment expected of candidates studying at HADC, and is keen to support each cohort to develop their skills and to succeed.
Tory is a Specialist Assessor at the Centre and also enjoys delivering dyslexia awareness training to schools and parents, on behalf of the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity. Furthermore, in her role as a Specialist Teacher she is dedicated to providing personalised and effective specialist tuition to children with specific learning difficulties, ranging from late Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 3. She has long-term experience gained from working in a special support centre for children with additional learning needs, within a community primary school.
Prior to teaching, Tory enjoyed a successful career in marketing and public relations. She has first-hand experience of supporting members of her own family, who have specific learning difficulties. She loves her field of work and strives to add value wherever possible, while continuing her own professional development.