Students with either a specific learning difference (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, or ADHD) or autism can have regular sessions with a specialist study skills tutor, funded through Disabled Students Allowance (DSA).
Tutorials may help with:
- Reading, note taking and research skills
- Assignment writing for different types of academic assignment: planning, structure, writing style, referencing and proof-reading strategies
- Presentation skills
- Spelling strategies
- Grammar and vocabulary
- Exam and revision strategies
- Memory techniques
What is one-to-one study skills support?
Study skills support is different from other academic support. Your specialist study skills tutor will tailor the individual sessions to meet your individual needs by considering the following:
- How you study, and trying out different strategies
- What motivates you in your studies
- Tutorials will be well structured, help you to set goals for your progress
- Sessions will be manageable and taught at your pace
- Strategies will be repeated where necessary, these may be related to reading, writing and other forms of communication
What happens in a tutoring session?
You will be allocated a qualified specialist tutor who will give you one-to-one tutorials. In your first session you and your tutor will decide on learning objectives to cover in the tutorials. Tutorials will:
- Teach you visual, listening or movement strategies
- Be based around your current assignments, but your tutor will not proof-read your assignment or teach you your subject
- Normally be weekly for one hour, but we may be able to recommend more tutoring hours if you need them.
How do I organise specialist study skills?