Study Skills Tutor (Dyslexia) 2022/23



De Montfort University


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As a Specialist Study Skills Tutor you will provide one to one tutorials to students with Specific Learning Differences (SpLD) and will encourage students through developing strategies and facilitation, to take responsibility for their own learning.
You will work with the student to create a work plan, set objectives and support them with their study skills. This will not be a proof-reading service. In addition:

• You will monitor student allocated hours and use hours accordingly.

• You will follow set admin processes, informing our DSA support admin team of any changes to students’ engagement in support.

• You will use systems such as C4C and Cudos to record and monitor student interactions. Log timesheets, record email/telephone and appointment information.

• You will attend supervisions on a regular basis with the wider team.

• You will encourage student engagement for both 1:1 study skills support and encourage them to engage in our workshops.

• You will provide face to face/remote support to students depending on their preference

Hours: these are flexible, maximum of 37 hours a week. The role is an immediate start.

Please note this role is not suitable for current DMU students to apply.

Duties and responsibilities
To support students in developing their study skills strategies. You will set clear standards and expectations for your sessions and the nature of the help you provide will be in line with the student learning preferences and will include:
• Strategies for managing academic reading including the use of assistive software provided through the DSA
• Planning, time management and organisational skills
• Note-taking during lectures
• Decoding questions and getting started
• Idea generation to start your academic writing and research strategies
• Developing academic writing including structuring your assignment and referencing
• Developing independent proof-reading skills using assistive software
• Working effectively with groups
• Presentation skills
• A variety of revision methods and memory techniques.
• How to make use of additional time and other exam access arrangements

Skills and experience

• It is essential that you are a member of one of the following professional bodies: ADSHE, PATOSS, BDA and The Dyslexia Guild.

Other Skills and Experience should include:

• A qualification supporting students on a one to one basis or experience with disability issues in HE

• Have excellent communication, time management and organisational skills

• An excellent knowledge of the English language

• Be able to work flexibility to support students’ needs

• Hold relevant DBS certificate with adults barred list.

De Montfort University

The role will be a combination of remote/hybrid

Additional information
Unitemps is acting as an Employment Business, supplying temporary workers, in relation to this vacancy.

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