Study Skills Tutor
Working as a Studies Skills Tutor for Diversity & Ability feels like a natural fit for me. After completing my BA in Philosophy I worked in the charity sector before returning to University for an MA in Social Anthropology at Goldsmiths, which turned into a PhD in the Media and Communications department. While working towards my PhD I started teaching on different BA and MA modules and really enjoyed getting to know the students and helping them through their degrees. I especially liked working with students who had some form of learning disability, as being dyslexic myself I recognised a lot of the issues they were facing and felt like I could use my own experience to help. So it was an easy switch to go from leading seminars to working one on one.
I’ve also worked outside University supporting people in their workplaces and I grew up with and continue to support my older brother who has severe learning difficulties. My role with D&A allows me to combine this passion for working with people who have learning difficulties along with my knowledge and experience of higher education.