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Classes for the summer term are now in progress. We close for half term on Saturday 26 May and restart classes on Monday 4 June. We break for the summer holidays on Saturday 14 July.



For children who need a little extra help with reading and maths

Our classes run throughout the school term. If you would like more details or to book an introductory assessment please phone 0116 2720005.

We have been teaching our classes now for seventeen years.   We know they work.   Most children, even those with dyslexia, gain 13 months in reading age and 6 months in spelling after eight hours of classes.   Even those children with very complex difficulties make good progress with us.    We now offer help with maths.

We offer an assessment before classes start, at a cost of £25.00, so that we can discuss with you what sort of help your child might need.

A lesson will last for thirty minutes.  The child is taught individually by a qualified teacher, experienced in teaching special needs in state schools.   Children have one lesson a week, and may have a small amount of homework to do between lessons.

Although most children who come to our classes are showing a delay in learning to read and/or spell, we also offer individual tuition in Maths for older children and young people.


Every evening after school between 4 and 7, and Saturday morning. Parents may stay if they wish. We provide tea/coffee and the papers!

Lessons cost £20.00 per session.

We ask parents to pay in advance for four classes at a time.

Who we are

We are a team of fully qualified teachers with extensive experience in teaching children with special educational needs.    We are all DRB-checked.

For further information on all the above, or if you are interested in becoming one of our Reading Shop teachers contact:

Telephone/fax: 0116 272 0005
Mobile: 07973 952879
Or urgent calls: 07970 937699


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Here are some recent comments from parents (names and addresses provided):

"I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Jo for all her help and work with G.  We are so pleased with his progress"

"We are delighted with the help J. has been given and the obvious progress he has made but feel he has now caught up sufficiently to continue to make good progress at school"