Making life changes for students with learning differences.

We provide remediation for students who are experiencing difficulties and have been diagnosed with dyslexia and/or attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD).

Oak Hill  Events


Open morning at Oak Hill

APR 26th

Come and visit Oak Hill. Our next "Open Morning" will be on April 26, 2018 at 10:00 am.




Math Seminar

 Scaffolded Learning:  Supporting students with visuospatial difficulties

MAY 2nd

Explore the challenges students have with visuospatial awareness and receive tips to support them.  For primary&middle school teachers, learning support assistants, parents/carers.

Alumni free/20chf guests, 6-7pm, doors open 5,30pm.





Jennie Guise's book, endorsed by Oak Hill

"Anyone involved in supporting students with a specific learning difficulty to achieve their potential will find this book invaluable. Reid and Guise share their extensive knowledge of dyslexia in order to provide clear guidance for conducting and understanding dyslexia assessment and for developing appropriate intervention. A must read."

Rita Waddell,
Head of School, Oak Hill

Interested in buying the book? You can do so here.


MAY 16th


What is it?  How does it affect children, how can we help?

Dr Jennie Guise, Practitioner Psychologist, will be presenting on DYSPRAXIA - what is it, how does it affect children and what can we do to help?


Wednesday, 16th May, 6,30-7,30pm, doors open 6pm.


This is suitable for primary and middle school teachers and teaching assistants as well as parents/carers.


30chf guests/alumni free


A unique programme that fosters self esteem

Oak Hill offers a unique half-day remediation programme to students with specific learning differences – dyslexia and/or attention deficit disorder, who are not achieving their potential in the mainstream classroom.


Teaching is in English and the programme provides students with three highly structured, multi-sensory lessons in reading, written language and mathematics.

Students typically attend Oak Hill for up to two years while continuing to attend their regular school for the remainder of their day, so that they can participate in the mainstream curriculum and attend extra-curricular activities with their peers.


Achievement, effort and resilience are celebrated within each component of the lesson and the programme empowers students to realise their potential by fostering self-esteem, concentration, social and academic skills.

Other events of interest:

Workshops focusing on cognitive behaviour by Margaret Curran

Margaret is an English-speaking Cognitive Behavioural Therapist currently based in Nyon, Switzerland. She offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mediation and Training in the Geneva and Vaud Region.   Please visit her website.



Kamy Lavanchy is a licensed Heal Your Life ®Workshop Facilitator/Life Coach, Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner. For more information about her work, please visit her website.


Dr Irina Schurov is a certified nutrition and health coach and founder of LiveRight, an initiative sharing knowledge of nutritional science and wellbeing strategy, please visit her website.


Izumi Takase is as an independent Trainer and Facilitator and founded iPostiveLINC in October 2016, she often spends time at Oak Hill offering programmes relevant to the parent body, please visit her website.




Meet the team

Rita Waddell has been in the teaching profession for more than 20 years. She holds a Masters degree in Special Educational Needs (SpLd) from IM Marsh University, Liverpool specialising in dyslexia. Rita has taught in primary schools across both key stages (3-11 years). She previously held the post of Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and has experience and knowledge in supporting students with a range of learning differences. Rita joined Oak Hill in 2010 and is Team Leader. She holds certification for Irlen screening, is trained in Reading Recovery.  After achieving her IMSLEC qualification in North Carolina, she is qualified to deliver the Hill Methodology.

B.Ed, M.Ed

Team Leader

Tricia has been a primary and middle school teacher for over 20 years. She has had multiple experiences leading special education/learning support in varying contexts in the UK, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and Australia. She qualified as a teacher in the UK (Surrey University) with a B.Ed (Hons) and a Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) with the Hornsby Institute. Since then, she has received a Masters in Special Education (2011) and a Masters in Autism Studies (2015) with Griffith University, Brisbane and has recently studied in the US, gaining her IMSLEC qualification through the Hill Centre, North Carolina (2016). She is also an IDA Certified Dyslexia Practitioner (2017) and is undertaking further post-graduate studies in Leadership.


B.Ed, M.Sp.Ed, M.Aut.Stds


Home School Coordinator


B.Sc., M.Sc., P.G.C.E.

Maths Teacher

Jonathan  lives in France with his wife and young daughter. He joined the Oak Hill team in 2016 having previously taught Middle and High School Maths and Science at an international school in Switzerland. He qualified as a teacher in the UK (King's College, London) and is educated to PhD level. Jonathan has worked with adults with moderate to severe learning differences in Paris for three years. More recently he has completed studies in Dyslexia, Co-occuring Differences and Dyscalculia.

Joanne Roberts is the school administrator at Oak Hill. Following her successful career at Procter & Gamble in Logistics and Administration, she spent some years at home raising her family, before returning to work at a pre-school and being a parent volunteer within school communities. She is a mum of two boys, one of whom is an Oak Hill Alumni.



School Administrator

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