I have worked with students across a broad range of academic disciplines, helping them to develop as independent learners who can succeed at higher education level.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I help students develop academic skills including planning and structuring essays, writing in a formal academic style, developing effective proofreading strategies, taking good quality notes in lectures, working on individual spelling programme and learning how to reference.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Masters in Online and Distance Education (Open University).
Certificate in Adult Dyslexia Support, South Bank University.
BA Hons English Language and Literature.
- How much do you charge?
£25 - £30, depending on subject and level.
- Where do you teach?
Based in Ipswich, Suffolk. Also covering Colchester one day per week.
- When are you available?
Available daytimes (Monday, Thursday and Friday) and some evenings.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
16 years upwards.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Functional Skills English.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Online tutoring available via Skype.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
If dyslexia has been holding you back in your professional or academic life and you'd like to learn how to overcome these difficulties, then please do get in touch. I am based in Suffolk but I also offer support via Skype, so distance is no barrier!
- What kind of experience do you have?
Experienced specialist dyslexia tutor, currently working at a university in East of England. I've also worked for the Open University as a distance learning tutor for over 10 years. I also have experience of working with undergraduate students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, including Asperger's Syndrome.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
South Bank University London.
Online training via National Autistic Society and British Dyslexia Association.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am an Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy and an Associate member of the Dyslexia Guild. I have institutional membership of ADSHE.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Currently supporting undergraduate students at University of Suffolk, Ipswich campus. Working with students studying a variety of subjects including paramedic science, graphic design and social work.
I'm dyslexic and Angela worked with me to ensure access to the best assistive technology available. I found her to be a sympathetic, effective and highly knowlegable educator.
In particular she trained me in the use of TextHelp Read and Write Gold which is a superb enabler for my MBA studies and my everyday work. Although I had the software for over a year it was only after the session with Angela that I finally got to grips with TextHelp as a tool!
On my first tutorial I was nervous, but I found Angela really easy to talk to which helped with my confidence. Angela was very helpful and offered lots of good advice about writing assessments. I believe she played a big part in my learning with The Open University.
Angela Bell is a very knowledgeable tutor and always full of words of wisdom to help me with my studies and own personal development. An asset to The Open University team.
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