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Privately Funded Support

Privately Funded Support – Who is it for?


At Optimum Student Support we believe that every individual has a right to achieve their full potential in education and in life in general.

Privately funded support is for students and individuals who do not qualify for DSA (Disabled Student Allowance)

Academic Subject Specific 1:1 Student Tuition

Optimum Student Support understands that every student learns differently and that every student deserves the best chance of achieving their full potential in education. Find out more.

GCSE and A-Level 1:1 Tuition

Highly specialised and experienced tutors will provide additional study skills guidance and support in core subjects. Find out more.

Study Skills and Life Coaching

Optimum Student Support has highly experienced study & life skills coaches to guide students and young people. Find out more.

1:1 Study Skills and Mentoring ASD and ADHD

Study skills and Mentoring for ASD and ADHD supports students with both their academic studies and social development while at school, college or University. Find out more.

Counselling for Young People

Young people today face many challenges growing up in our ever-changing multicultural and technologically oriented society.  They are often overwhelmed with a wide range of emotions that all happen at one time. Find out more.

Counselling and Psychotherapy for Adults

Counselling involves talking with a trained professional (either a counsellor, psychotherapist or counselling psychologist) to explore specific aspects of your life that are causing problems with the aim of making things better. Find out more.

  • We have over 20 years experience in helping students and individuals achieve their best

  • All of our staff are highly qualified and trained in their field

  • Individually tailored academic and mental health support

Success stories

  • I’m so thankful that I’ve been able to receive specialist mentoring because of the wonderful personalised support that has helped me get through university

    Some days I’ve been feeling down, but after my session I leave feeling infinitely better because it’s an outlet for whatever’s on my mind and my mentor’s warmth and enthusiasm is really uplifting.

    Cansu T, Zoology Student

  • With the help of my mentor I have done things I didn't think I'd be able to

    like present a poster at a conference, and now, I am a PhD student and the happiest I’ve ever been.

    Oliver B , Phd Student

  • When I first came to university, I was extremely anxious having never been away from home

    My mentor has been instrumental in helping me deal with various concerns by talking through them and coming up with strategies to help manage them.

    Vincent S , Phd Student, Robotics

  • I feel more in control

    With time I let myself slowly face the situations that used to paralyze me. I am now back at work and have reconnected with my friends. I started with meeting out in the open to now being able to have a drink in a bar. I feel happy and back in control.

    Mark R , Tewkesbury

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