Specialist 1:1 Study Skills and Strategy Support – SpLD

Specialist 1:1 Study Skills and Strategy Support provides extra help to students with specific learning difficulties (SpLDs), such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, and dyscalculia. The support is tailored to the individual needs of the student. Study skills support workers are non-subject specialists with a specialism in either dyslexia, autism, or autism / ADHD, who will work with the student to develop strategies to support learning.

The support is designed to target specific difficulties that students may have with acquiring, recalling, and retaining information in written and spoken language. Additionally, the support will address memory, organisational, attention and numeracy difficulties, which are often common among learners with SpLDs. The support is delivered by trained study skills tutors who will use a range of multi-sensory strategies to facilitate independent learning. The sessions are tailored to work on the identified needs of specific students to enable them to identify their own learning styles and strengths. The ultimate goal is to promote independent learning and empower the student to manage their workload across both the theoretical and work-based placement components of their course.

Study Skills Tutors can help with:

  • Time management and organisational skills: They can help you create a schedule, set priorities, and manage your time effectively.
  • Efficient strategies for reading academic texts: They can teach you different reading techniques to help you understand and retain information from texts more easily.
  • Note taking from texts, handouts, and in lectures: They can teach you how to take effective notes and organize them in a way that makes sense to you.
  • Research skills: They can show you how to find and use relevant information for your coursework and assignments.
  • Mind mapping and planning techniques: They can teach you how to create visual diagrams to help you organize your thoughts and plan your work.
  • Proofreading strategies: They can teach you how to proofread your work effectively and improve your writing skills.
  • Approaching written assignments: They can help you understand assignment requirements and guide you through the process of writing a good assignment.
  • Memory techniques and strategies: They can teach you different memory techniques to help you remember information more easily.
  • Revision methods: They can teach you how to revise effectively and prepare for exams and tests.
  • Analysing exam/essay questions: They can help you understand the question and guide you through the process of answering it.
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Mentoring taught me so much: how to manage my time better, how to revise efficiently, and most importantly, how to cope with my anxiety on a day-to-day basis. Specialist Mentoring made my university experience a positive one, and I don’t think I would be the person I am today without it.
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