Personal Tutor/Associate Tutor
Telephone number: +44(0)29 2041 5735
Since 2008 Mark has been working part-time at Cardiff Metropolitan University as a Personal Tutor, a pastoral and academic support role in the School of Management. It was through this work that he decided to undertake a qualification to become a Specialist Study Skills tutor for people with Specific Learning Differences (SpLD's) including Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD and Autism, a role which he performs two days-a-week at the University of Gloucestershire, alongside his work at Cardiff Met. More recently, he has completed a Post Graduate Diploma in assessing for Dyslexia and Dyspraxia in Further and Higher Education.
Mark has been responsible for numerous and varied projects throughout his working life, and recently at Cardiff Met he has assisted the implementation of the SpLD Students' Forum, and has liaised with Student Services to help develop inclusive learning environments. Since working at the University of Gloucestershire, he has set up and is currently Chair of the Continuing Professional Development group for Specialist Study Skills tutors. Additionally, Mark serves as an Officer on the Executive Committee of the Association of Dyslexic Specialists in Higher Education (ADSHE), and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Associate Teacher Status for HE/FE with the British Dyslexia Association (BDA)
Associate member of the Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (PATTOS)
Member of the Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education (ADSHE)
2013 - Poster: 'Student Participation in Curriculum Design'
2013 - Report: 'An analysis into the effectiveness of delivering qualitative feedback before grading to first year undergraduate students'
2014 - Report: 'A study into the potential socio-emotional issues as possible barriers to learning for students with Dyslexia in Higher Education'
2014 - Case Study: 'An investigation into the development of critical reflective thinking and writing skills for a student with a Specific Learning Difference (Dyslexia)'
Levy, J., Tryfona, C., Koukouravas, T., Hughes, N., Worrall, M. (2009) 'Cardiff School of Management Personal Tutors: Building Student Confidence', Widening Participation in Lifelong Learning, 11(3) 36-39, December 2009.
Worrall, M (2013) 'An Investigation into Curriculum re-design, with specific reference to the Cardiff School of Management Summer School 2012' Cardiff Met/LTDU in-house publication