Becoming a DSF Tutor

Membership of the Dyslexia-Speld Foundation WA (Inc) entitles a parent/individual to apply for access to our Tutor Register which contains a list of DSF trained Tutors and Specialist Teachers. Once a tutor is located through the register, a private contractual arrangement is established between a family/individual and their chosen tutor.

Requirements for tutors joining the Foundation
Over the years DSF tutors have played a vital role in assisting children and adults with specific learning disabilities.  A good teacher, using sound teaching methods can make all the difference to a student’s success and self confidence.

If you would like to be registered as a DSF tutor the requirements are as follows:

  1. Appropriate Teaching Qualifications
  2. A working with Children (WWC) card even if you have WACOT membership
  3. Minimum two years Classroom Experience or Equivalent
  4. Attend an Interview – at DSF where you will have the opportunity to find out more about the Foundation and its expectations from you as a Specialist Teacher/Tutor.
  5. Annual Professional Membership Fee (currently $85) which entitles you to:
    • 3 Bulletins a year
    • Use of the DSF Library
    • Discounted Workshop Fees
  6. Annual Tutor Registration Fee (Currently $65) which entitles you to:
    • Ongoing access to the DSF tutor manager and opportunities for collegiate support
    • Students being referred to you for tutoring, contingent on those who call and their proximity to you geographically
    • Recognition as a Specialist Teacher/Tutor in the field of specific learning disabilities through registration with the Foundation
    • Additional discounting on workshop fees
  7. Professional Indemnity Fee ($35)
  8. Attend Ongoing Professional Development both during your initial period as a DSF tutor and throughout your relationship with the Foundation.  There is an expectation that tutors will attend a minimum of 6 hours PD each year.
  9. Planning and reporting – DSF Specialist Teachers/Tutors are asked to assess, plan and report on each students progress each term or as appropriate for each student’s plan.  We ask you to send a copy of this report to the student or the student’s parents and also to the DSF Tutor Manager.
  10. Secondary Teachers need to have taught English or Maths.

A copy of our Tutor Guidelines is available to download and can be found under the Forms and Information tab on the right.