Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Guildford


Job title: Specialist one-to-one study skills tutor

Department: Education Guidance

Employment: Freelance – at a competitive hourly rate

The Study Skills Tutor (SpLDs and ASD) will work with the Education Guidance Team in supporting HE students with disabilities. He/she will provide one-to-one study skills support to students with SpLDs and ASD who are in receipt of the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA), as designated by the Education Guidance Disability Officer.


A degree (or higher)

Level 5 Certificate in Teaching Learners with SpLD (or higher)*

Professional Quality Assurance through either ADSHE, PATOSS, BDA or Dyslexia Guild

Experience of supporting students with SpLD at HE level

Experience in using assistive technology (AT) as part of the support process

Passion, commitment and flexibility to work in a changing DSA environment

A student-centred approach that enables, rather than disables

- NB. To provide Specialist 1-1 Study Skills Support for students on the Autistic Spectrum (AS), additional comprehensive training in adult autism is needed: either – All 5 NAS core autism online training modules or NAS tutor-led course ‘Understanding Autism’ or ‘Introduction to autism and the SPELL framework’


– other training, including at a HE institution, delivered by an appropriately qualified trainer (a qualified trainer from a recognised organisation/charity, or a trainer who can demonstrate a relevant qualification in autism) OR Hold a PG Certificate in Autism or PG Certificate in Aspergers AND a teaching qualification (minimum Level 4).

Key Tasks:

To support students with ASD and/or Specific Learning Difficulties through the provision of one-to-one tutorials to assist them in developing and refining appropriate learning strategies and organisational skills, with reference to their DSA Needs Assessment Report;

To carry out Dyslexia screenings as required;

To complete all administrative tasks related to DSA students (e.g. maintaining logs of work and timesheet records for one-to-one tutorial sessions);

To monitor, evaluate, and maintain records of students’ progress and development;

To maintain student files in compliance with College Policy, Data Protection Legislation and DSA-QAG;

To participate in peer supervision in order to share good practice with colleagues;

To liaise regularly with colleagues in the Education Guidance Dept, Academic Depts and Student Services.

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