7 Plus, 8 Plus, 11 Plus, Other School Entrance, English, Maths & Spanish
Helen is simply an amazing tutor. She is exceptional at explaining maths and english to our son, especially when he needs a bit of extra support in specific areas. She is also extremely organised, structuring his learning around his own needs, as well as highly communicative with us as parents so that we are all on the same page. The cherry on the cake is that she is also warm, friendly, and smiley. Our son always enjoys his sessions with her, as they're joyful but have also really helped him build his skills and confidence.
Parent of KS2 English student
Helen has worked as a full-time teacher in London for nine years and is considered an outstanding teacher. Helen’s speciality and passion is mathematics. She has been the Maths Lead at her school since 2018 and was accredited as a Professional Development Lead by the NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics) in 2020. Helen runs regular training for teachers who want to improve their teaching in the subject, and is a strong proponent of teaching maths in a conceptual and connected way.
She has been a tutor for over a year, supporting children in a range of subjects, including 11+ preparation.
Helen has taught at John Keble Church of England Primary School since 2016. She was voted onto the board of governors in 2019 and runs a popular chess club.
Helen studied History at Newcastle University before living and teaching in Ecuador for two years, where she achieved her Cambridge CELTA qualification and learnt Spanish. During her time in Ecuador, Helen tutored multiple students to pass their IELTS and other Cambridge exams. She earned her Primary PGCE from the Institute of Education (the world number one for Education) in 2014.
Helen considers herself a life-long learner. She reads widely, practices yoga daily, is training for a triathlon and is currently studying Russian.
School entrance experience
Helen has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
Helen has successfully completed the Owl Tutors training course in 7 Plus and 11 Plus exam preparation. This means they have a thorough understanding of the structure, content and demands of these exams and are qualified to prepare students. Training is delivered by Holly, a highly experienced school entrance tutor and member of the Owl Tutors team.
Helen qualified to teach Primary education in 2014, and holds a PGCE from Institute of Education, University of London.