Building on her own personal experiences Rowena Luke-King has become an expert in teaching dyslexics who study and work in fashion and textile design. With a constructive, multi-sensory approach, focussed on confidence building within a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, Rowena makes learning fun. She will help you to organise your time, sift through and prioritise your ideas and demonstrate valuable key skills, slowly and methodically.
If you have been tested and confirmed to be dyslexic you will be offered one three-hour free of charge to help you with any portfolio related academic work. To qualify for this offer you will need to provide documentation to show that you have been tested and proven to be dyslexic.
"I was tested for dyslexia when I started my degree in Fashion Design Technology; Surface Pattern, at London College of Fashion. When they told me that I was dyslexic I finally realised why it had been so hard for me to process information, organise my thoughts and explain my ideas. At Uni the dyslexia department could only give me one session a week and they were often fully booked. When I could get an appointment it was with a tutor who did not know me, did not understand my particular difficulties and had no knowledge of the subject that I was studying. Rather than help me with my studies, the sessions were spent with me trying to explain myself, which as a dyslexic was difficult for me to do."
"When I came across Rowena's website I absolutely loved the idea of what her one to one lessons offered; flexible and tailored to the questions that I needed answering. To have a tutor that I could to talk to easily and regularly who really listened and understood me, inspired me and helped me to arrange my thoughts and guide me through my final year was invaluable. Rowena is a caring person and a tutor who has the patience and knowledge to go through things slowly and clearly. I really don't know what I would have done without her!" Nicole Paskauskas.
If you are dyslexic you may have been made to feel stupid for not being able to read quickly, write neatly, spell perfectly or process information and remember facts as easily as others. As a child you may have been accused of being lazy and told off for daydreaming but turning dreams into reality is the dyslexics special skill.
Some of the most inspired, gifted and successful people in the world and throughout history struggled through school with dyslexia, being told that they would never be good at anything. The following list includes just a few of them but there are many many more.
Paul Smith, Jean Paul Gaultier, Ian Scott Kettle, Cath Kidston, Jamie Oliver, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, John Lennon,
Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Steven Spielberg, Walt Disney, Marilyn Monroe and Albert Einstein.
If you think that you may be dyslexic but have not yet been tested you can access support and information on testing via the British Dyslexia Association website, Dyslexia Action or by contacting your university student services team.
You will also find online help, advise and encouragement on the Codpast; founded by fellow dyslexic Sean Douglas.
If you would like to talk through your specific study needs before booking please contact Rowena to arrange a time for her to call you by completing and submitting the form below and clicking on the 'SEND EMAIL NOW' button.