Services: Specialist Dyslexia/SpLD Tutorials

This is a one‐to‐one specialist tutorial service for students who have a formal identification of a specific learning difficulty or difference, like dyslexia. Students who use this service may come from any department, and any type of course offered by TUOS.

The service is provided by specialist tutors based at 301 Glossop Road in close connection with Disability and Dyslexia Support and the ELTC. For more information about out Dyslexia / SpLD staff, please visit our 'Meet the Team' webpage.

What happens in the sessions?

One‐to‐one support sessions provide a safe environment where the student and tutor work in partnership to identify and build upon the student’s strengths, to improve academic literacy, and develop skills and strategies to help the student to cope with any study difficulties they experience. The content of the session is student driven and flexible. The student will see the same tutor for every session where possible. Sessions may cover a number of different areas:

• Research skills
• Developing ideas
• Planning
• Reading
• Note-taking
• Writing: composition, accuracy, expression, structure
• Grammar and punctuation
• Memory and revision
• Academic confidence
• Communication
• Time-management and organisation


For information about applying for funding and eligibility for this one‐to‐one service the student should visit Disability and Dyslexia Support within Student Services, or visit their web‐pages: www.shef.ac.uk/ssid/contacts/ddss

If you want to find out more about the tutorial service, please contact Harriet Cameron, h.cameron@sheffield.ac.uk 0114 22 21787