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DSA Funded Support

Specialist 1:1 Study Skills Support – SpLD


Specialist 1:1 Study Skills Support is individual, personalised academic tuition for students diagnosed with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), which may include Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Dyscalculia, in addition to other possible disabilities.

What we offer:

The one-to-one sessions that we offer support students with the issues they might have in acquiring, recalling and retaining information in written and spoken language.

We also provide support with a range of memory, organisational, attention and numeracy difficulties that students with specific learning difficulties (SpLD) or an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often face when in further and/or higher education.

How we work:

Using a range of multi-sensory strategies to facilitate independent learning, our highly specialist tutors will deliver individual study skills tuition and support students to identify their own learning styles and strengths. Students will be supported with their literacy in the areas of spelling, punctuation, grammar and accuracy of thought presentation.

Independent learning is promoted as well as empowering the student to manage their workload. Whilst study skills cannot be subject specific, our tutors can work with students using course materials as a framework.

We can help with:

  • time management and organisational skills
  • efficient strategies for reading academic texts
  • note taking from texts, hand-outs and in lectures
  • research skills
  • mind mapping and planning techniques
  • proof reading strategies
  • approaching written assignments
  • memory techniques and strategies
  • revision methods
  • analysing exam/essay questions.
  • 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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