Tutor support

  • Specialist Study Skills Tutors provide support to students who are registered with the Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) Service. Our Tutors are registered professional tutors with specialist qualifications in understanding specific learning difficulties and deliver to you a high quality, personalised service.

    Support for Students without DSA funding

    Throughout the semester we will run sessions as an introduction to study skills for students with Dyslexia/SpLD. Students who are registered with the Dyslexia/SpLD Service but may not be eligible for DSA or may have applied and be waiting for their DSA to be finalised, can attend an introduction to study skills session.  The session will be the first step in preparing for regular specialist one to one study skills support. It will help you to identify your preferred ways of working and your individual study needs. It will conclude with your own action plan for developing your study skills. If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, or have any concerns about attending, we can make alternative arrangements with you. To find out more please email specialistsupport@brookes.ac.uk.

    Towards the end of semester, if appointments are available, we will book you into a 1-1 appointment instead of a group sessions wherever possible.   

    If you do not have DSA funding, please complete this form »

    Support for Students with DSA funding

    Students with DSA funding have already had a DSA needs assessment to further determine their needs for 1-1 study skills and will have received a letter outlining the details of their approved Disabled Students’ Allowances. This letter will state whether your 1-1 study skills support is to be provided by Brookes or another supplier. 
    Oxford Brookes Dyslexia/SpLD Specialist One-to-One Study Skills Support Service will cater specifically to you and your individual needs and your learning preferences. Our Tutors are based in Brookes so importantly, know how the University works and how to assist you in your studies. 1-1 sessions take place on all campuses and over Skype. The sessions are not subject-specific so you will not look at course content. We do not offer a proofreading service. In your sessions, you may work on:

    • Improving memory
    • Time management and working specifically with Brookes’ semester and exam procedures 
    • Planning and organising ideas for essays, dissertations or presentations
    • Note-taking
    • Reading skills
    • Preparing for exams
    • Understanding how you learn best
    • Using and demonstrating specialist software to help you become independent users

    If you have DSA funding, please complete this form »