York woman who struggled with dyslexia guards Queen

A WOMAN whose dyslexia stopped her achieving her ambition to become a medic has found a new career combining horses and royalty.

Gunner Joanna Waddington did Army medical studies after completing basic military training.

But she failed the exams at the end of her studies by a couple of percentage points.

The servicewoman from Clifton has difficulty with reading because of her dyslexia.

Instead of doing medical work, she found herself learning to ride from scratch in four months.

Then she was guarding the Queen at Windsor Castle during the lockdown and now she is looking forward to training for Trooping the Colour in future years.

She said the academic failure hit her hard.

“I nearly gave up on the Army,” she said. “But then they offered me a transfer to specialise in something else.

“When I was at school, I struggled a lot with exams. But when I look at myself now, I have achieved more than I ever thought I could.”

She believes her determination never to give up pulled her through.

“I would advise other children who go through a hard time or feel they aren’t getting anywhere, you can only be what you want to achieve. With positiveness and determination, you can get a long way.”

From the Army medical unit, she joined the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery, the unit that provides mounted field guns for the country’s most important state and military ceremonies including Trooping the Colour and Royal Salutes as well as other military duties.

Source: https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/18522915.york-woman-struggled-dyslexia-guards-queen/

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Craig has been a brilliant supporter, very professional, friendly, approachable and excellent communication throughout. Craig has gone out of his way to provide assistance, this has been a great aid for dealing with all my education difficulties and I really appreciate. Couldn’t ask for a better service, I highly recommend.

Would totally recommend Develop us, made my son feel at ease. Having the assessment done in the comfort of his own surroundings I think was a big help. My son actually enjoy his day and didn’t seem stressed or worried about the assessments. Craig was so helpful and still is a month on sending me useful links etc. Thank you so much.

Craig has been a great help, he’s been considerate and clear throughout and provided further support. Craig has gone out of his way to provide guidance and assistance, which has been a huge comfort and aid for dealing with workplace and personal issues, for which I am wholly grateful and highly recommend his services.

I recently had an assessment as an adult for dyspraxia or Developmental Co-ordination Disorder after self-referring. Craig was brilliant throughout. Great to deal with, understanding of my needs, and very supportive. He gave me a comprehensive assessment and communicated to me the whole process in an easy to understand manner. The final report was well written and I now have the evidence I need to get support in the workplace. I would highly recommend him and Develop Us

Craig is very patient and maintained really excellent communication throughout the whole process. During his assessment he was professional and patient, and pulled out all the stops to get his report to us ASAP. Highly recommended.

Craig has been a brilliant supporter, very professional, friendly, approachable and excellent communication throughout. Craig has gone out of his way to provide assistance, this has been a great aid for dealing with all my education difficulties and I really appreciate. Couldn’t ask for a better service, I highly recommend.

Craig has been a fantastic support with my son, Craig offers a wealth of knowledge, experience and great advice. Craig is enthusiastic and has a great deal of patience with the people he supports, I would have no hesitation in recommending his services and wish him all the best in the future.

Craig has been a Godsend to myself and my husband and my eldest daughter who was diagnosed. I am glad I asked for Craig’s professional opinion on the matter.  I am glad he did the assessment and we got the outcome of what we have thought it was for a while now. Thank you Craig.

I am a student who has been receiving support and tutoring from Craig since November 2018. Since receiving tutorial support from Craig, I have progressed onto high-level courses and an access course which has helped with my studies, knowledge and work. Craig has shown me support and helped make my course work manageable. I feel that I have been able to turn to Craig with any question or doubt and have received nothing but clarity and guidance. Without Craig’s help and support I do not think I would have the courage and ability to complete the courses and progress to higher levels. I have had support off Craig for a variety of courses and with work advise.

I feel that Craig has given me the confidence to take steps in my life that I would not have made on my own. Craig has not only been friendly and supporting, but has also been very professional, reliable and organised with the help he has given me.

Student

Craig engages with his students in a way that is both professional and clear and thus gains the most of the time spent in his classes.

Student
Phone: 02921 290 047
Email: [email protected]
1 Downlands Way, Cardiff Wales, CF33BY
Company Number: 11343082 (Registered company in England and Wales)
Open chat
Message us on Whatsapp