Improving your study skills can help you enjoy learning much more!
The right methods and strategies will save time, effort and energy
Everyone is unique. My work is bespoke to individual preferences and approaches
Having supported nearly 150 students (and rising!) in further and higher education (FE/HE), across a wide range of academic disciplines, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, I have ten very enjoyable years of experience in study skills. So far, I have worked with learners studying at seven different UK universities, including the Open University.
As a qualified Specialist One-to-One Study Skills and Strategy Support Tutor and I support students of all abilities, including those with diagnosed learning disabilities (SpLDs) such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and dysgraphia.
I am also a Specialist Mentor, trained and qualified to mentor students and adults on the autistic spectrum (accredited by the National Autistic Society) and I also work privately with professional people who are looking for strategies and support to manage key areas of their job. This not only helps people be more effective in their role, but it is crucial for personal confidence and a sense of achievement.
I also support students and professionals who identify as neurodivergent (ADHD), and those who have issues with managing their mental health due to conditions such as depression and anxiety, all of which can have a negative impact on study, learning and managing work life.
I am an Associate Member of The Dyslexia Guild (ADG FE/HE), and I undergo yearly training as part of my ongoing CPD. Recent training programmes include the use of Developing Literacy Skills with Assistive Technology (DACPD96, 2018), Supporting Study Skills in Adults with Dyslexia (DACPD92, 2017), Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-Occurring Difficulties (DACPD91, 2020) and Supporting Individuals with Memory Weaknesses (DACPD52, 2021).
I have also worked as an Enterprise E-Mentor for The Prince's Trust, and I am the Mentor for the Somewhere MBA LGBT+ Scholarship at the University of Edinburgh Business School.
I would be delighted to help you enjoy your learning, or better enjoy your professional work. Through exploration and imagination, we'll create strategies as unique as you are. Get in touch today!
To contact me to find out about my Study Skills and Strategy work, please get in touch using the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Kathryn Pierce BA (Hons) MEnt (Merit), ADG FE/HE
"Being able to have Kathryn’s help has completely changed the way I approach my work. Kathryn has shown me how I learn as an individual which has meant the learning strategies we covered are tailored to my specific needs. It has been a pleasure to be taught by Kathryn and I would recommend anyone looking to understand how to learn."
"I have benefitted hugely from the help Kathryn has given me.
From recall techniques to relating difficult concepts to my personal interests I have found it both stimulating and academically beneficial to my grades."
"Kathryn's session have been really constructive this year. She's very personal and understanding, always happy to tailor our sessions to what issues or problems I feel need addressing.
At Christmas I achieved my best results so far and I owe that in part to the help Kath has provided."
"I have benefitted hugely from the help Kathryn Pierce has given me. From recall techniques to relating difficult concepts to my personal interests I have found it both stimulating and academically beneficial to my grades."
"Kath was really helpful, has made a big impact on how I look at scheduling my week and how to prioritise my work. She has been extremely flexible and that has made the whole process a lot more simple and easier to follow."
"My experience with Kath was brilliant. It was super easy to talk to her and communicate and she quickly gave effective support to me. The sessions were paced well for my learning and the ideas I was communicating were well understood. "