My name is Timo Paul and I originally come from the United Kingdom, I was diagnosed with dyslexia since kindergarten and consequently was put into a specialised school for dyslexics until the 5th grade. Dyslexia has been a part of my whole educational life and through a lot of hard work and help I have learned how to use dyslexia to my advantage, eventually graduating from university with a 2.1 in Multimedia Technology. I worked for a few years as a web designer but was never truly happy as I felt that there was more that I could do and wanted to have a job where I could help people. Then in 2005 I decided to start tutoring dyslexic children, I took two dyslexic teacher courses and as things turned out started teaching English in Japan.

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began to realize that there was very little support for dyslexic children and adults in Japan, even my wife who is Japanese had no idea what dyslexia is, I decided that it was time to do something about this as I am in a unique position being dyslexic and having studied about teaching dyslexia.

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of the most important things that I have learnt over the years is to remember is that dyslexic children have very low self-esteem and it is essential that they do not feel discouraged or worried about making mistakes. All things come with practice and time, and plenty of encouragement and hard work dyslexic children can compete and go beyond other students. I believe that dyslexia should not be frowned upon or see as something to hide but as something that should be celebrated. Some of the greatest minds of our time have had dyslexia such as Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci.

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between my dyslexic tutoring I also write music, which has been used by psychologists for relaxing patients, practice and teach karate and teach English to dyslexic Japanese students.

Qualifications

+ Bsc Multimedia Technology
+ Certified Dyslexia Teacher
+ Advanced Dyslexia Teacher Certificate
+ Level 4 CPD Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support For Dyslexia and Literacy


 
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