Fiona Atkinson

Freelance FE and HE Dyslexia & SpLD Specialist Tutor
Cert Ed MA PGC SpLD
DSA-QAG Registered NMH Band 4 Provider

Professional Body Memberships:
PATOSS: IA6826, ADSHE: QA194

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A warm welcome to my website.

Please take a few moments to click on the page links to find out more about all the services I provide.

I am mainly a specialist tutor providing one-to-one, highly personalised, purposeful and professional Post-16/Adult Specialist Tuition to students who have an official diagnosis of a hidden disability or Specific Learning Difference (SpLD). This type of academic support is known as Non-Medical Help (NMH).

If you are at university or thinking of higher education and you have a recent Diagnostic Report, that took place after you reached 16 and has been conducted by a:

  • Educational Psychologist
  • Specialist Teacher Assessor with a current Practicing Certificate
  • Medic with a specialism e.g. Consultant Psychiatrist

you can apply for the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) which funds Specialist Academic one-to-one tuition throughout your university degree.

If you are 16-18, you are advised to speak to your education provider about their existing specialist support offer before contacting me – they may have a qualified Specialist Post 16 tutor/practitioner in-house. If they do not, or they use an Agency-type provider, please do consider getting in touch with me.