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About us

Ian Abbott

Professional profile

I am passionate about education and learning, and firmly believe that the best learning happens when it is motivating, meaningful and manageable. My broad range of experience supporting those with numeracy, learning and literacy difficulties, spans all ages, from primary school children to young people and adults in further or higher education.


My original career was in Engineering, but I soon found the Basic Skills Agency, volunteering as a tutor to support local adults with learning difficulties before re-training as a secondary-school maths teacher. Later as a lecturer, I benefited from working with learners at all levels, from those developing key, fundamental skills and independence, to young people at degree level. But it was always supporting those having the most difficulty that were the most rewarding, unravelling and unpicking their learning history and needs.


With strong interests and specialist qualifications in dyslexia and reading difficulties, research methods, numeracy teaching and psychology, my purpose is to champion hard-to-hear, often vulnerable learners at all stages of education while raising awareness of the learning complexities and organisational challenges some might face.

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