My daughter, Sienna, was 14 when she started lessons at Melem. Diagnosed with dyslexia, she was a slow reader and struggled to spell even the most common words. School and homework were a misery for her. Two years later, after weekly one-on-one sessions with Emma, Sienna is a far more confident reader and writer. Emma has given her the tools to decode words and ‘spelling hacks,’ which I wish every school taught. The icing on the cake came when Sienna scored an A in English at the end of Year 10. She could not have been prouder. Finally, she has the skills to express herself in writing and is not embarrassed about her spelling. She even read a novel over the Christmas holidays and loved it. We can’t thank Emma and Melem enough for this lifelong gift of literacy.