Thank you so much for all your help last year. We wanted to share some good news!
Harry has achieved two A stars at A-level, and has been given a place on his first choice course. He will be studying joint honours Politics and Philosophy at Sussex, and he is over the moon. He loved the course and campus but wasn’t sure he had a chance.
The assessment process and diagnosis really helped Harry by identifying, at the age of almost 17, various difficulties that he had lived with for years but had not previously understood. Your input gave him the confidence and understanding to work really hard and to discover alternative study methods that would help him to succeed.
We used the assessment report to apply for Disabled Students’ allowance (DSA). The DSA assessment went really well and he is going to be given a lot of support at university – they seem to be well set up for his dyspraxia needs.
Once again, thank you. We are immensely grateful, and would wholeheartedly recommend your services to others.
Our son, Mitch, started to struggle in the build up to his GCSE’s. His acclaimed independent school assessed him as intelligent but suggested he was not “applying himself” adequately to his studies. To us, the school’s conclusion was clearly wrong. Moreover, the school’s attitude was alienating Mitch from his studies and damaging his confidence.
One of Mitch’s more perceptive teachers suggested that he may be encountering learning challenges. We identified Maz as a leader in this field and arranged an appointment. Maz was excellent – he immediately put Mitch at ease and, following an extensive assessment, he was able to diagnose dyslexia and dyspraxia. He provided us with an extensive, detailed and clear report which we were able to use to secure Access Arrangements for Mitch.
The assessment Maz provided gave us and, more importantly, Mitch, the information and guidance we needed to make his study choices effectively and with confidence. This summer, Mitch graduated with a first class honours degree and a Chancellor’s commendation from his university.
Our younger daughter has subsequently suffered similar problems. With Maz’s excellent ongoing support, she is overcoming her challenges, and pursuing her degree at a leading US university.
After enjoying a successful career in IT, I decided that it was time for a change so I re-trained as a Financial Advisor. This required me to take professional examinations which I found a struggle.
I received tutoring from a fellow professional who couldn’t understand why I was unable to pass a certain exam, despite demonstrating in-depth knowledge of the subject. He asked if I had ever been tested for dyslexia and this prompted me to contact a number of professionals.
After making initial enquiries I chose Dr Maz Mohamedali from About Dyslexia as he was clearly the most competent and showed the most understanding of my situation. His assessment highlighted my strengths and weaknesses and he helped me to understand how to leverage my full potential. I had already developed some compensatory strategies, for working around my areas of weakness, but I wasn’t fully aware that I was doing this. The assessment helped me to make sense of what I was doing and to understand why some things seemed harder than they should. Maz advised me on methods and ways to adapt my learning style which I immediately applied to my studies and the results have been amazing; I passed my exam on the next attempt! I now feel that my potential has been unlocked.
Thank you Maz.