I'm an expert in bring the teaching of reading and spelling to people who don't consider themselves qualified for the job.*

This expertise comes from an unusual background of a first class degree in English language and a secondary English teaching qualification all intertwined with years of youth work.

The result is an approach to literacy which is both research-based and unapologetically student centred. My goal with That Spelling Thing is to banish "look, cover, write, check" from every classroom and replace it with a cumulative and collaborative tool which is much more memory friendly.

*The non-experts have done such a brilliant job over the years that many experts have also come on board. See the reviews at That Reading Thing.

If your older students also struggle with reading: