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Education Tutor in Exminster – GCSE Tuition (Visually Impaired and Complex Needs)

Temporary
Salary: £31-£35 per hour
Travel Expenses: None
Immediate Start: Yes
Job Reference: TUTOR4039

Location: Exminster, EX6 (Sessions to take place in the student’s home)

About Lexia Education Services:
Lexia Education Services is a leading provider of personalised educational support services, dedicated to empowering students to achieve their academic goals. We specialise in 1:1 tuition and mentoring for students with diverse needs, including those with visual impairments and complex requirements.

Position Overview:
We are currently seeking an experienced tutor to deliver GCSE support for a teenage girl with autism and a severe visual impairment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver highly customized GCSE tuition sessions tailored to the specific needs of the student, who has ASC, visual impairment, sensory processing needs, dyspraxia, and social interaction and self-esteem needs.
  • Create accessible learning materials and resources in modified large print (size N48, Arial bold) with enhanced diagrams to accommodate the student’s visual impairment.
  • Collaborate closely with the student’s advisory teacher from Devon’s visual impairment team to ensure a coordinated approach to support.
  • Implement various teaching techniques, including the use of voice-recognition software and text-reading software, to facilitate the student’s learning and independence.
  • Provide regular typing practice sessions using VI-friendly websites like doorwayonline.
  • Foster a supportive and encouraging learning environment that addresses the student’s unique academic and emotional needs.
  • Monitor the student’s progress, assess their strengths and areas for improvement, and adapt the tuition approach accordingly.
  • Prepare the student for GCSE exams in subjects such as English, Maths, Science, French, Music, and History, with a focus on the July 2023 exams.

Qualifications:

  • Qualified teacher status.
  • Previous experience working with students with visual impairments.
  • Expertise in adapting educational materials into accessible formats for students with visual impairments.
  • Familiarity with assistive technologies, including voice-recognition software and text-reading software.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for making a positive impact on students with diverse needs.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with advisory teachers and professionals from the visual impairment team.

How to Apply:
Please submit your CV and tell us about your relevant experience. In your application, be sure to highlight your experience working with students with visual impairments.

To learn more about becoming a Tutor for Lexia Education Services, visit our information page on Tutoring jobs in Devon & Somerset.

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