Meet The Team

Lawrence Drew

Founder and CEO

Lawrence grew up in Switzerland, where he studied the International Baccalauareate (IB) at the Inter Community School of Zurich. After completing his school education he moved to the UK to study biochemistry at the University of Bath. Despite having a strong interest in biochemistry after having worked in oncology and retrovirology laboratories, Lawrence decided to move into teaching. Lawrence was accepted onto the competitive Teach First program in 2004 and taught science for two years in an inner-city school in Islington.

After two years of teaching, Lawrence turned his attention to the world of business and joined Lloyds Banking Group where he spent most of his time restructuring heavily indebted businesses as a result of the Credit Crunch in 2007. Lawrence set up Owl Tutors in 2011, allowing him to combine his love for education with his business experience. He spends his days overseeing the growth of the business, learning new technical skills and sourcing the very best teachers from around the world to tutor for Owl Tutors.

Outside of the Owl Tutors, Lawrence loves hot yoga, skiing and competing in triathlons.

Mike Davies

Partner – Chief Technology Officer

Mike graduated from the University of Manchester as one of a class of two studying Physics with Philosophy. After teaching for five years in Manchester and London through the Teach First programme, Mike took a sabatical and spent a year travelling around Asia, where he rode a bicycle from Bangkok to Beijing and went diving with sharks. On his return he took a job in graduate recruitment at a charity, where he met Lawrence. He joined Owl in 2012.

Mike is passionate about education, and can often be found reading about the latest developments in teaching. He runs the in-house training for our tutors, and is our resident nerd, spending ever-more time building and coding our various websites.

At the weekend, he can usually be found playing bass guitar in one of two bands or mountain-biking on the hills outside London.