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Specialist Tuition for Adults

Individual Tuition

DAI offers individual tuition for adults, including third level students, in reading, spelling, essay writing, study skills and exam techniques.  This tuition is designed for people with Dyslexia and is given by specifically trained teachers.

The time, duration, frequency and location of tutorial sessions is agreed between client and tutor. Tutorials are paid for by the client directly to the tutor. The recommended fee for individual tuition is currently €35 (euros) per hour, though charges may vary. Some limited funding is available to provide subsidised/reduced rate tuition to adults on social welfare.  Tuition is usually given for one hour per week. Classes should be paid for in advance and missed classes are charged for unless sufficient notice is given. Please also read our Guidelines on Individual Tuition for Dyslexia.

Career Paths Course (Full-Time)

This course is sponsored by DAI, and funded by SOLAS and LWETB.  It is a nine-month, full-time course, from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday. The course is held in Leixlip, Co. Kildare. The Course Code is KL58F.

The course aims to develop the literacy skills, knowledge and experience of adults with Dyslexia to a standard to enable them to enter the labour force.

Course Content:

  • Induction
  • Communication Skills
  • Microsoft Word
  • Internet
  • Computer Literacy
  • Career Preparation
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Work Placement
  • Literacy Skills
  • Maths
  • Presentation Skills
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Assertiveness
  • Safety Awareness
  • Lifelong Learning Strategies
  • Dyslexia awareness

The training method consists of presentations and tutorial input which includes practical projects.  Participants work towards FETAC/QQI certification (a major award at Level 3 is offered, with some minor awards at level 4 and higher).

This course is open to any unemployed person over 18 years of age who has been diagnosed with Dyslexia. Adults who feel they might have Dyslexia, but who have never been formally assessed, should contact DAI to arrange an assessment. Funding may be available.

For further information please contact any INTREO office and ask about Course Code KL58F, or contact

Emma Matthews, Course Supervisor. Tel: 01 6060009 and email

The Career Paths brochure can be downloaded here.


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DAI activities are part-funded by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (Scheme to Support National Organisations 2016-2019 administered by Pobal), the Special Education Section of the Department of Education and Skills, SOLAS and KWETB.