There are not many teenagers who have access to a 1966 E-type Jaguar, that is unless you are Young Calibre member, 14 year old Tim from Essex. He’s currently working on a year long project with his Grandad restoring his Dad’s classic car. They are completely stripping the engine down as well as refurbishing the interior. Tim says he has always had a passion for cars even asking for Classic Carmagazine from the garage shop when his parents stopped off for fuel.
In the early days Tim found his dyslexia challenging. He says he would sit down to write, look at a blank page, become upset and walk out of the room with frustration. He would ask his teacher additional questions and ask to move to the front of the class which led to people thinking he had a hearing problem and might even need glasses. However, since his condition has been diagnosed he is now given the additional support he needs. For examinations this includes working in a separate room which enables him to read the questions out loud and express his thoughts as well as being given extra time to complete his work. This has resulted in higher grades which he is really chuffed about.
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