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A good tutor can help someone with dyslexia build their self confidence.

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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"

Adults

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 435 123 or email celia@dyslexiascotland.org.uk 

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."