Dyslexia Scotland has a register of self-employed dyslexia specialist tutors who work with individuals of all ages.
Whether you are looking for a tutor for yourself or a child, having the one-to-one attention of a tutor provides support to build your skills and gain confidence in learning.
Parents and Children
Parents who have found a tutor through Dyslexia Scotland often see huge improvements in their child's academic abilities and their desire to learn.
For parents and children, the benefits of hiring a tutor include:
- Giving your child the chance to learn at his or her own speed, and to benefit from techniques created specifically for people with dyslexia.
- Being able to focus on the specific things that your child is struggling with; and helping them prepare for classes at school.
- Getting help with revision, homework or coursework, and develop strategies to deal with problems independently.
- Helping your child learn to enjoy learning.
A grateful parent wrote to us from the North East to say:-
"We never have to force our son to go to his tutor and it helps him so much to have the time one-to-one to go through what he's done at school - his confidence has grown considerably"
As an adult, you may have a number of reasons for looking for a tutor. You may want help with literacy or study skills; you may be finding paperwork and forms challenging; or need help with organisational skills or time management.
For an adult, the benefits of employing a tutor include:
- Getting support from someone who uses techniques created specifically for people with dyslexia.
- Learning at your own speed and in a way that suits you.
- Focusing on the specific things that are causing difficulty and identifying ways to manage these effectively.
- Developing strategies and building your self-confidence to tackle problems independently.
Finding a Tutor
Dyslexia Scotland has a list of self-employed dyslexia specialist tutors. Our Finding a Tutor leaflet gives you some basic information about our Tutor List Service and how it operates.
If you would like more information, or to find a tutor in your area, phone 01786 435 125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Dyslexia Scotland tutor who works with adults tells us:
"A student from a local university was given my name through Dyslexia Scotland. I supported her throughout her course and she achieved a high standard in all her essays and assignments. Two years later she graduated with distinction, informing me yet again that she could not have done it without my input as a tutor. She is now working permanently in a hospice doing the kind of work she really wanted. In her previous working life she had been a hairdresser but she felt she had more to give.
The progress and achievement of this student makes my work as a tutor extremely worthwhile."