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Disability support

Specialist Tutoring and Mentoring

We provide support for students with Disabled Students Allowances (DSA) funding.

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Our Specialist Tutoring and Mentoring team provide 1 to 1 support for eligible students.

We can support students who have funded support as part of their Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). This may also be provided alongside specialist equipment and software.

Student Finance will decide who provides DSA funded support. They may select an external supplier to provide support.

Contact us

You can get in touch with our team by emailing tutoringandmentoring@yorksj.ac.uk.

You can also provide feedback for our team using the anonymous feedback form below.

Types of sessions

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Our sessions

We run the following sessions:

  • Specialist mentoring: Mental Health and Autistic Spectrum
  • Specialist tutoring: Autistic Spectrum and Specific Learning Differences.

Use the tabs above to find out more about these sessions. 

How to find out more

If you need any extra help, or would like to talk about this, you can book an appointment with a Disability Adviser.

For more information on assessment deadlines and exceptional circumstances visit our Exceptional Circumstances page

Specialist mentoring

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What to expect from your sessions

We will help you to understand your barriers to success.

We will help you to develop appropriate and individually tailored strategies for overcoming these barriers.

This will be in line with your Needs Assessment recommendations.

We are currently delivering all sessions remotely with Microsoft Teams. 

For each session, you will get a meeting request by email which will include an invitation through Teams. 

Towards the end of your mentoring session you will be sent an email which confirms that your support has taken place at the agreed date and time. Please follow the instructions in the email to reply immediately with your own confirmation of this session. This email will be used by your funding body in place of your usual signature on the timesheet. 

For help with joining a Teams session, go to our Accessing online sessions page

If you have any concerns or problems accessing Teams please do let us know. 

Your Specialist Mentor will help with:

  • Time management
  • Work / life balance
  • Stress management
  • Revision strategies
  • Project tracking
  • Planning assignments 
  • Motivation techniques
  • Preparing for presentations
  • Placement coping strategies.

Your Specialist Mentor will not:

  • Provide a proofreading service
  • Comment on the content of written work as this is the role of your academic tutors
  • Arrange extensions for you.

You are responsible for arranging and completing exceptional circumstances forms. Your learning support plan may give you information on extensions to deadlines.

If consideration of extended deadlines, for more than 1 week’s extension, is included on your Learning Support Plan please be aware that your School Admin Unit will arrange a meeting for you to discuss this with the relevant Tutor.

Cancellations need to be made at least 24 hours before your session is due to take place. 

You can cancel by emailing your tutor or mentor. It will not count as a missed session. 

Cancellations made with less than 24 hours' notice will count as a missed session. 

Before attending make sure you have read the agreed work plan.

Specialist tuition

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What to expect from your sessions

We will help you to understand your individual learning style.

We will help you develop appropriate study strategies for the academic demands of your course.

This will be in line with the recommendations of your Needs Assessment report.

We are currently delivering all sessions remotely with Microsoft Teams. 

For each session, you will get a meeting request by email which will include an invitation through Teams. 

Towards the end of your mentoring session you will be sent an email which confirms that your support has taken place at the agreed date and time. Please follow the instructions in the email to reply immediately with your own confirmation of this session. This email will be used by your funding body in place of your usual signature on the timesheet. 

For help with joining a Teams session, go to our Accessing online sessions page

If you have any concerns or problems accessing Teams please do let us know. 

Your Specialist Tutor will help with: 

  • Time management
  • Critical thinking
  • Planning and undertaking research
  • Reading and note-making strategies
  • Exam preparation
  • Mind mapping techniques
  • Structuring assignments
  • Writing skills
  • Proof reading skills
  • Preparing and delivering presentations
  • Strategies for the effective completion of placements. 

Your Specialist Tutor will not:

  • Provide a proofreading service
  • Comment on the content of written work as this is the role of your academic tutors
  • Arrange extensions for you.

You are responsible for arranging and completing exceptional circumstances forms. Your learning support plan may give you information on extensions to deadlines.

If consideration of extended deadlines, for more than 1 week’s extension, is included on your Learning Support Plan please be aware that your School Admin Unit will arrange a meeting for you to discuss this with the relevant Tutor.

Cancellations need to be made at least 24 hours before your session is due to take place. 

You can cancel by emailing your tutor or mentor. It will not count as a missed session. 

Cancellations made with less than 24 hours' notice will count as a missed session. 

Before attending make sure you have read the agreed work plan.

Recommended reading and resources

We will continue to update this section with our recommendations so please check back for new additions. 

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