SpLD Study Skills Tutors

21st November 2019 by Catia Neves

Job type: Freelance / Self-Employed

Hours: Flexible

Hourly Rate: £35 per hour

Location: Southampton, Oxford, London and remote from home

We are currently seeking face to face SpLD and Autism Spectrum Study Skills Tutors in Southampton and Oxford particularly.

As an SpLD Study Skills Tutor, you would be involved in tutoring students on a one to one basis to help them with university life and work. We believe a holistic model of support using integrated Assistive Technology strategies is key.

The role involves:

  • Working with students with a range of learning differences (eg. dyslexia, ADD etc)
  • Creating effective learning strategies that take into account the student’s individual learning style, course requirements and specific needs
  • Assisting with all study-related strategy building- encompassing reading, writing, note-taking, planning, organisation, revision etc.
  • Ensuring the student is accessing and understanding the course material to a good standard
  • Assisting with reinforcement of course material should the student need reiteration and bolstering of ideas
  • Supporting the student to develop practical, holistic, and integrated strategies (SpLD study skills and AT) with regards to workload and academic expectations
  • Signposting the student towards other practitioners involved in the student’s support network where relevant

Person Specification

  • Exceptional emotional intelligence and sensitivity as you will be working with a range of students with different levels of needs and abilities
  • Experience of working with disabled/ neurodivergent adults
  • Understanding of DSA processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Conduct oneself in a professional manner-  ability to build clear professional boundaries, maintain the confidentiality of clients
  • High level of organisational skills
  • Ability to pick up IT skills and internal processes quickly
  • Experience using Google Services (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar) is an advantage


  • Qualification: You will need to have completed an OCR Level 5 or specialist PGCert or ATS or OCR level 7or Specialist PGDip or Masters or AMBDA (with or without FEHE)
  • Membership to a professional body: PATOSS or BDA or ADSHE or Dyslexia Guild


D&A is committed to equal opportunities, inclusion and diversity. We are a disability confident employer and encourage openness around mental health, hidden and visible disabilities. We have built a supportive team that is committed to your wellbeing, progression and development. We can offer:

  • Comprehensive training on disability and equality, specific learning differences and neurodiversity, study skills/ workplace strategies, assistive technology, metacognitive training and goal setting
  • Regular continual professional development (CPD) opportunities including peer-supervision
  • A supportive team of talented, knowledgeable and passionate colleagues
  • Opportunities to get involved in various social justice projects (eg. supporting homeless individuals)
  • Flexible work
  • Assistive Technology Software licences provided


If the opportunity to join a friendly and vibrant team interests you, please complete our application form.

You can also call us on 0800 978 8303 or email  for more information or if you need this job description in an alternative format.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, and guarantee interviews to disabled applicants who meet the minimum job criteria.