Study Skills Tutor
Prior to starting work as a teacher, I had a variety of different jobs, ranging from farming to screen printing, including time as a civil servant and as a trainee supermarket manager. In 2001 I started volunteering in a literacy class at a local community college and from there went on to train as a teacher. I haven’t been tempted to try anything else since!
As part of my professional development I decided to take a course focusing on dyslexia. This was when I finally discovered that I had a learning difference myself. My past educational experiences, and the difficulties I had during my first degree course, suddenly started to make sense to me!
I am very happy to be a part of Diversity and Ability as an SpLD Study Skills Tutor. I am keen to share my experience and understanding and to enable students to discover effective ways of learning, to understand and use their learning differences to help with their studies, and most importantly to enjoy their university experience.
In my free time, when I’m not spending time with my partner and Ziggy the cat, I like to ride my motorcycle, visit my daughter at university, cook, read, go to the theatre and sometimes just do nothing!