The Learning Enhancement Team has two full time tutors, Calvin Hoy and Simon Andrews, to support students with a specific learning difficulty (SpLD). In addition we have four more Specialist Teachers working with us on a part time basis.
All students who have provided us with appropriate evidence of a specific learning difficulty are eligible for specialist tutorial support. If you are unsure if you have a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) please look at our information about screening and assessment.
What can Specialist Tuition cover?
We can help you develop your academic skills in such areas as:
• Reading and note taking
• Time management
• Memory and revision technique
• Essay writing and planning
• Pronunciation and presentations
• Use of assistive software
If you have funding for tuition through the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) you can book tuitions one at a time at the Student Support Centre reception or by telephoning 01603 592761.
If you would like to book a number of tuitions in advance you can do this either when you meet your tutor, or by meeting with Jane Abson.
If you would like to speak to a tutor about your work it is important to plan ahead and book early. We cannot usually offer more than one tutorial per week and the availability of repeat appointments may be limited due to demand. Please note that if you do not arrive on time for your appointment your tutor might not be able to see you.
If you are unable to attend face-to-face tutorials for work, placement or family reasons, please email us at email@example.com to discuss ways that we might be able to help you.
If you do not have DSA funding for tuition, you should book a meeting with Jane Abson so that you can be allocated with an appropriate number of specialist tuition sessions.
Because demand for tutorials is high, it is essential that you let us know as soon as possible if you have to cancel a booked tutorial for any reason. At the very latest you should let us know 24 hours in advance if you are unable to attend.
It is often helpful if you can provide an example of the kind of work you are having difficulty with. This could be an example of your written work, perhaps with feedback if it is a marked piece of work. Or you could bring some reading that you find difficult, a presentation you need to give, or some notes you need to memorise.