Helping students become successful, independent learners

SEND Support

Many students we help have a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, ADD or dyspraxia. One-to-one tutoring allows the space and creativity to tailor lessons to a student’s needs.

Our experience:

Our tutors have been providing SEND support to pupils for many years, both as home school tutors covering core literacy and numeracy skills and as academic subject tutors.

Osborne Cawkwell tutors receive training and guidance from our in-house SEND specialist, Sarah Cox, on how best to support students with a variety of different needs. We often work collaboratively to deliver the best possible support for each student.

We have a highly skilled team of tutors who have been providing dyslexia tutoring, and excellent academic support for neurodiverse students over the last twenty years.

We often work in conjunction with school SENDCos and learning support teachers to ensure school work is consolidated at home or in school. This is vital for students with working memory difficulties, who struggle to focus in a classroom setting and those who need support with organising study tasks.

How can one-to-one tuition help?

Often students requiring SEND support can be verbally bright and find it extremely frustrating to get their ideas down on paper. Most of these students learn in a way that does not fit neatly into the usual academic setting.

Additional support may include literacy, dyslexia tutoring, study skills, planning, organisation, exam techniques and subject-specific guidance.

One-to-one tuition can be very beneficial for students with SpLDs. Where lessons can be tailored to the individual learner, multi-sensory teaching techniques can be used and time and attention can be paid to the student’s specific needs.

We aim to encourage intrinsic motivation by improving proficiency and ability in lessons. Tutors can easily fall into the trap of spoon-feeding information to students.

However, Osborne Cawkwell tutors allow students the freedom of choice and autonomy where possible, encouraging them to take ownership of a task. Our core purpose is to enable students to become successful, independent learners.

We believe passionately that every individual has their own special talents and strengths; usually ​because of their learning difference, ​not in spite of it.

A learning difference of any kind does not define who a person is, it merely helps us to facilitate learning in the best way possible. We achieve this by providing highly effective SEND tutoring and crucially, emotional wellbeing support.

The tutors on our books do not generally hold accredited training in SpLD teaching. However, many do have a wealth of knowledge and experience of working with children with SpLDs, honed over many years and many hours of one-to-one teaching.

Osborne Cawkwell Tuition are proud to be Organisational Members of the British Dyslexia Association.  We were shortlisted for Organisational Member of the Year 2019 for our work supporting dyslexic students and providing in-house training to our tutors. We also work with a superb network of accredited assessors and advisers who support our work with students.

Our approach to SEND support is effective, collaborative and always working with the student voice centre-stage. Osborne Cawkwell tutors enable all students to be heard, encouraged and celebrated.

To find out more about SEND support, download our guides below.

Special Educational Needs Tutor

British Dyslexia The Tutors Association The Tutors Association The Good School Guide