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Being a student can be difficult at the best of times, taking exams and undertaking assignments can exacerbate problems and make matters worse. This is particularly true if you are not sure what it is you are supposed to be doing. And of course if you have a perceived disability such as Dyslexia things can get even worse.

Which is where having help from a qualified tutor can help enormously.

Qualified

Jeremy has recent experience of what it’s like to go through the exam scenario, a solid understanding of assignment briefs having written dozens in the past and knows what marking is all about having marked well over 1,000 assignments in the past.

Proven track record

Jeremy has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, a Masters in Education, a B.A. in Arts and Cultural Management and he has Dyslexia. He taught at South Devon College for eight years predominantly in Performing Arts but also taught study skills and business. For most of this time he also taught students with disabilities (dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, Asberger’s Syndrome etc.) in a variety of subjects e.g. sailing, law, animal husbandry, psychology and criminology, outdoor leisure and 3D art. Jeremy has also tutored at Plymouth University. He currently tutors students with Learning Difficulties at The Key at Hannah’s at Seale Hayne, Newton Abbot.

Academic support
Jeremy can offer help and academic support for:

· Level 2 (GCSE)
· Level 3 (A level / Diploma)
· Level 4/5/6 (Degree)
· Level 7/8 (Postgraduate)

Peace of mind
Jeremy has an advanced DBS certificate and has professional indemnity insurance.

Any other questions? Please Contact Me

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Teaching can of course take on many faces. I teach drama 2 days a week at The Key at Seale Hayne in Newton Abbot and whereas my students there have Learning Difficulties the methodologies are exactly the same; expectations, assessments, safe-guarding, health and safety etc. etc. The only thing that isn't the same is "presumptions"......... ... See MoreSee Less

Teaching can of course take on many faces. I teach drama 2 days a week at The Key at Seale Hayne in Newton Abbot and whereas my students there have Learning Difficulties the methodologies are exactly the same; expectations, assessments, safe-guarding, health and safety etc. etc. The only thing that isnt the same is presumptions.........

Just finished supporting a student whose topic for entry in to PCA was denim. Never really considered denim as a fashion item but I guess that's me being un-hip.... ... See MoreSee Less

Just finished supporting a student whose topic for entry in to PCA was denim. Never really considered denim as a fashion item but I guess thats me being un-hip....

Apparently just 16% of people with autism are in full-time paid work, while less than 6% of learning disabled people are in full-time employment. Surprised? No, nor me. But when you teach people with learning difficulties you do see a different side to society. After all, a person with a learning difficulty is still a person and a student with a learning difficulty is still a student. Teaching people with learning difficulties (as I do) can be extremely rewarding. Our achievements on a standard academic chart may be minuscule but to us, they're achievements, and as such are celebrated accordingly.....

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Apparently just 16% of people with autism are in full-time paid work, while less than 6% of learning disabled people are in full-time employment. Surprised? No, nor me. But when you teach people with learning difficulties you do see a different side to society. After all, a person with a learning difficulty is still a person and a student with a learning difficulty is still a  student. Teaching people with learning difficulties (as I do)  can be extremely rewarding. Our achievements on a standard academic chart may be minuscule but to us, theyre achievements, and as such are celebrated accordingly.....

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Odd world, just been asked to support a student undertaking an essay to start her degree and also helping a student attempting an M.A. in Life Drawing. Interesting, being a tutor..... ... See MoreSee Less

Odd world, just been asked to support a student undertaking an essay to start her degree and also helping a student attempting an M.A. in Life Drawing. Interesting, being a tutor.....

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An ex-student of mine recently asked me how you learn academic speak, that almost impossible language used by academics, usually in research and usually situated in universities.

My answer might be useful to others having the same problem. I have always had to try and understand academic speak, even when it was ordinary language because I'm dyslexic and need to convert text into something I can understand, for me it's images / graphics. Possibly phonics as well. Quite often the meaning is quite straightforward, the writer has used one unknown word instead of ten known ones. And quite often it's just showing off and/or being lazy!

It can take a long time to understand but if it's worth the effort then you need to do it. Take your time and work through what it actually means. Sometimes you only need one specific paragraph so you decipher that one and skim over the rest. There's no easy way to learn it unfortunately. I can help of course, it's what I am trained to do; P.M. me if necessary. Good luck........
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An ex-student of mine recently asked me how you learn academic speak, that almost impossible language used by academics, usually in research and usually situated in universities.

My answer might be useful to others having the same problem. I have always had to try and understand academic speak, even when it was ordinary language because Im dyslexic and need to convert text into something I can understand, for me its images / graphics. Possibly phonics as well. Quite often the meaning is quite straightforward, the writer has used one unknown word instead of ten known ones. And quite often its just showing off and/or being lazy!

It can take a long time to understand but if its worth the effort then you need to do it. Take your time and work through what it actually means. Sometimes you only need one specific paragraph so you decipher that one and skim over the rest. Theres no easy way to learn it unfortunately. I can help of course, its what I am trained to do; P.M. me if necessary. Good luck........
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