20 May 2019

Study Skills Tutor – Education Guidance – ACM Guildford

Job title: Specialist one-to-one study skills tutor
Location: ACM Guildford
Department: Education Guidance
Closing date: Friday 05 July, 2019

The Study Skills Tutor (SpLDs and ASD) will work with the Education Guidance Team in supporting HE students with disabilities. He/she will provide one-to-one study skills support to students with SpLDs and ASD who are in receipt of the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA), as designated by the Education Guidance Disability Officer.


A degree (or higher)

  • Level 5 Certificate in Teaching Learners with SpLD (or higher)*
  • Professional Quality Assurance through either ADSHE, PATOSS, BDA or Dyslexia Guild
  • Experience of supporting students with SpLD at HE level
  • Experience in using assistive technology (AT) as part of the support process
  • Passion, commitment and flexibility to work in a changing DSA environment
  • A student-centred approach that enables, rather than disables

*NB. To provide Specialist 1-1 Study Skills Support for students on the Autistic Spectrum (AS), additional comprehensive training in adult autism is needed: either – All 5 NAS core autism online training modules or NAS tutor-led course ‘Understanding Autism’ or ‘Introduction to autism and the SPELL framework’


– other training, including at a HE institution, delivered by an appropriately qualified trainer (a qualified trainer from a recognised organisation/charity, or a trainer who can demonstrate a relevant qualification in autism) OR Hold a PG Certificate in Autism or PG Certificate in Aspergers AND a teaching qualification (minimum Level 4).

Key Tasks:

  • To support students with ASD and/or Specific Learning Difficulties through the provision of one-to-one tutorials to assist them in developing and refining appropriate learning strategies and organisational skills, with reference to their DSA Needs Assessment Report;
  • To carry out Dyslexia screenings as required;
  • To complete all administrative tasks related to DSA students (e.g. maintaining logs of work and timesheet records for one-to-one tutorial sessions);
  • To monitor, evaluate, and maintain records of students’ progress and development;
  • To maintain student files in compliance with College Policy, Data Protection Legislation and DSA-QAG;
  • To participate in peer supervision in order to share good practice with colleagues;
  • To liaise regularly with colleagues in the Education Guidance Dept, Academic Depts and Student Services.

To apply for this role please download the application form below and send to recruit@acm.ac.uk

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