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Language Support Tutors (LST)

Language Support Tutors (LSTs) are a Specialist Support Professional (SSP), as defined under the Non-Medical Helper (NMH) section of the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). Language Support Tutors support deaf and hard of hearing students with English language and academic study skills. This may include:

  • Research skills - reading techniques and reading for inference

  • Critical thinking

  • Academic writing skills

  • Language modification - plain English

  • Help with maintaining a glossary of English terms

  • Support with using English grammar

Language Support Tutors are highly skilled Specialist Support Professionals, holding both Registered Sign Language Interpreter (RSLI) status and a teaching qualification (e.g. PGCE, QTS or QTLS).

We provide suitably qualified Language Support Tutors to support you throughout your university career.