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Sound Support provides qualified and experienced Specialist Study Skills Tutors and Mentors across England to students in receipt of DSAs.

Specialist Study Skills (ASD & SpLD)

A study skills tutor works with students on a one-to-one basis to develop and implement strategies and solutions to enable students to maximise their academic success. This support can take place in the student’s accommodation, university, a mutually convenient and suitable venue or remotely (via Skype). This may include:

  • Time management and planning in order to meet personal and course deadlines.

  • Structuring assignments using a linear essay plan or mind map/spider diagrams (either by hand or using Assistive Technology software).

  • Breaking down assignment questions to identify keywords and sections to aid assignment planning.

  • Memory and revision techniques for test and exam situations.

  • Proof-reading techniques to enable students to recognise their mistakes on their own and correct them.

  • Strategies to assist with spelling and grammar, for example, ensuring joining words are used through the use of screen-reader software.

  • Research strategies – enabling students to find relevant information through skim-reading and the use of keywords.

  • Note-taking strategies for lectures and seminars.

Specialist Mentoring (ASD & MH)

Working with the student on a one-to-one basis, mentors provide interventions to enable the student to manage their mental health in relation to their academic studies, promoting strategies for independent learning and self-management. This support can take place in the student’s accommodation, university, a mutually convenient and suitable venue or remotely (via Skype). The academic mentor can help with a variety of issues including:

  • Organisation and Time Management

  • Beginning academic tasks

  • Structuring and planning

  • Planning ahead

  • Prioritising

  • Management of anxiety/work load

Sound Support Price List

Please click on the link on the left-hand side of the page.

Period covered 01/04/2017 through to 31/03/2018.

If you are interested in working for Sound Support please click on the link on the left-hand side of this page to see how you can apply. 

If you are a student and would like to arrange your support, please call on 01823 273060 or email admin@contact-associates.co.uk. 

Contact Associates, Viney Court, Viney Street, Taunton, TA1 3FB Telephone: +44 (0)1823 273060 Fax: +44 (0)1823 259658 Email: admin@contact-associates.co.uk