Study Skills (SpLD)
With a background in further education and mainstream secondary school, I qualified as a specialist
SpLD tutor some twenty years ago and started what has become a very exciting and rewarding
career. Most recently I have been supporting students at Leeds Beckett University and the University
of Huddersfield both face to face and remotely. I get great satisfaction from seeing students blossom
as they learn to use strategies which build on their strengths rather than focusing on their
weaknesses. We live in an ever-changing world and we all need to adapt to the new challenges we
face each day. The enormous progress in technology, alongside specialist support, means that
everyone can now excel at the academic and organisational tasks they previously found difficult. I
embrace this technology and aim to share my enthusiasm for exploring assistive software and apps
with my students. Of course, not everyone learns in the same way and I enjoy discovering which
strategies and approaches work best for my individual students. I love celebrating their success!
When I’m not working I enjoy long walks, yoga, travel and looking after my chickens!