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SpLD Study Skills Tutor

Posted: 26 Nov 2019 Closes: 25 Jan 2020
London £40 per hour
Freelance diversity-and-ability/20191126115756

Diversity and Ability are looking for SpLD Study Skills Tutors to support disabled and neurodiverse university students.

We are a disabled-led social enterprise that champions neurodiversity and embraces a celebratory model of disability. We are paving the way for a future where everyone is welcomed and able, setting the benchmark for inclusion, shifting attitudes towards celebration of our differences.

We provide holistic SpLD Study Skills Support, Mentoring and Assistive Technology Training to learners in Higher Education and the workplace, integrating assistive technology strategies in all our work.

As an SpLD tutor you will need to have professional body membership to ADSHE, PATOSS, Dyslexia Guild or BDA

The role involves:

  • Working 1-2-1 with students with a range of learning differences (eg. dyslexia, ADD etc)
  • Creating effective learning strategies that take into account the student’s individual learning style, course requirements and specific needs
  • Assisting with all study-related strategy building- encompassing reading, writing, note-taking, planning, organisation, revision etc.
  • Ensuring the student is accessing and understanding the course material to a good standard
  • Assisting with reinforcement of course material should the student need reiteration and bolstering of ideas
  • Supporting the student to develop practical, holistic, and integrated strategies (SpLD study skills and AT) with regards to workload and academic expectations
  • Signposting the student towards other practitioners involved in the student’s support network

You will be:

  • Exceptionally emotional intelligent
  • Sensitive to the experience of and disabled and neurodivergent people
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional in your manner with the ability to build clear professional boundaries and work confidentiality
  • High level of organisational skills
  • Passionate about the use of assistive technology
  • Ability to pick up IT skills and internal processes quickly
  • Committed to working with students for the whole academic year
  • A current member of PATOSS, ADSHE, BDA or Dyslexia Guild


Here at Diversity and Ability we are committed to equal opportunities, inclusion and diversity. We are a disability confident employer and encourage openness around mental health, hidden and visible disabilities. We have built a supportive team that is committed to your wellbeing, progression and development. 

  • Regular accredited CPD opportunities online and in person including; disability and equality, neurodiversity, study skills/ workplace strategies, assistive technology, metacognition, goal setting, intersectionality and much more!
  • Peer-to-peer supervision
  • A supportive team of talented, knowledgeable and passionate colleagues
  • Opportunities to get involved in various social justice projects (e.g. supporting homeless individuals)
  • Flexibility
  • A dedicated bookings team


If the opportunity to join a friendly and vibrant team interests you, please do get in touch with a covering letter and CV.

Feel free to contact Maya on 0800 978 8303 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Diversity and Ability

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