Study Skills Tutor (SpLD)
Cat is a Specialist SpLD Tutor – a role that brings together skills gained in so many of the varied life experiences and interests she has enjoyed to date.
Cat is also a Visual Artist and a graduate of Chelsea College of Art and Design, where she studied Painting in the early 1990s. This period of study was a profoundly significant life experience in which she united academic research with her own fine art practice, that still continues today.
In 1996 Cat trained as a teacher of Art & Design through a PGCE course at the University of Brighton. This was her introduction to the pedagogies of education and where she became excited by an academic and practical discovery of different ways of learning – which links significantly with her life as an artist where different ways of seeing the world are central.
Cat’s focus shifted from specialising in education in Art and Design, as she took an ever-increasing interest in neurodiversity and the lived experience of communication and interaction for the neurodiverse individual within the environment of education, the workplace, and the social world. Cat went on to study and qualify as a Quality Assured Study Skills Tutor with ADSHE and the Open College Network.
As a Specialist Tutor, Cat loves meeting each of the individuals she supports and collaborating with them to identify strategies that complement their way of learning and working to make life easier.