Katie Barron

Study Skills Tutor

I studied Classics, which was a mixture of literature, history and philosophy, and then, for a complete shock to the system, went into financial journalism, before settling into teaching in the areas of English language, literacy and neuro-diversity.

I really enjoy working with diverse minds of all ages and cultural backgrounds, having spent time in India, Italy and Ireland as well as different parts of the UK. I have trained as a dyslexia assessor, so I try to analyse exactly what difficulty someone might be having with a piece of work and then through dialogue get to solutions. I see tutoring as an equal partnership. I listen rather than lecture. I am especially interested in writing, both fiction and non fiction, and have an MA in Creative Writing. I am a bit of an eternal student myself, trying to plug the gaps in my knowledge. As a mature student I have studied politics, economics, philosophy, organic farming and counselling.