ADSHE Quality Assured (QA) Tutors work with students on a 1:1 basis, developing academic abilities such as: academic research, reading and writing, organisation, exam preparation, memory techniques and time management.

You should expect:

  • your 1:1 sessions to be with an appropriately qualified specialist who is a QA member of one of the recognised professional bodies e.g. ADSHE.  You may ask to see your specialist tutor’s membership certificate.
  • to have your sessions in a private, confidential space.  Confidentiality and privacy must be respected with due account taken of relevant legislation.
  • your personal information to be safeguarded and not shared without your permission, except where there is reasonable belief that you might be at risk of harming yourself or others.
  • to be able to access your 1:1 sessions remotely: e.g. via Zoom, or face-to-face
  • to be treated with equity and dignity in a respectful fashion in relation to individual differences including: age, gender, sexuality, religion, culture and ethnicity, health and disability.
  • to receive student-centred support which is sensitive to your individual study needs and academic priorities.
  • to have sessions focussed on developing your academic skills and confidence.
  • to know the date, time and focus of your next session, as appropriate.
  • to have tutorials delivered on time and, where possible, 24-hours cancellation notice given. If your tutor needs to cancel your session, they should endeavour to rearrange this for you, where possible.
  • a response to emails and phone messages within a reasonable timeframe, as agreed with your QA Tutor.
  • to be able to give feedback on the support you receive.
  • to be able to ask for a change of tutor, where possible.
  • to have your sessions guided by ADSHE’s 7 Principles®

You are expected to:

  • arrive on time for appointments and, where possible, give 24-hours’ notice of cancellation.
  • take responsibility for re-arranging any missed sessions or sessions that you cancel.
  • have a reliable internet connection in a confidential space for your remote sessions.
  • take an active part in your 1:1 sessions.
  • to treat your ADSHE QA 1:1 Tutor with dignity and respect.

Fundamental Principles:

A fundamental principle of supporting the learning of students with Specific Learning Differences (such as: dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD) in higher education (HE) is understanding the multi-layered challenges of an individual’s diversity and difference (intersectionality) while engaging with the neuro-typical learning environment. Specialist 1:1 Tutors deliver academic literacy support, including transferring thoughts and ideas to an appropriate academic format, both remotely and face-to-face.

We promote independent learning as well as empowering students to manage their workload. Specialist 1:1 support is not subject specific tuition. However, ADSHE QA Tutors work with a student using course specific materials as a context for developing academic literacy.

Please note: We understand the term /intersectionality/ to include but not be restricted to race, gender, sexuality, socio-economic class, disability, religion. 7-Principles® is a Registered Trademark of ADSHE Ltd


Please note: 7-Principles® is a Registered Trademark of ADSHE Ltd