Message from the Owl Management Team

Owl prides itself on head hunting professional tutors and teachers that are dynamic, from strong academic teaching backgrounds and know how to achieve results from their students. The 'Owl method' is one that is promoted by our tutors, but they bring their own individual skills, passions and abilities to the table. Below is a selection of our academic teaching staff. If you would like the complete list of our staff and their qualifications, please click here for our brochure.

Ms Rajni Verma
(BSc, Economics, University of Warwick, PGCE Secondary Teaching)
Ms Punam Gaur
(BSc, Osteopathy, British School of Osteopathy)
Ms E Redhead
(City & Guilds Child Development Diploma)

Our Education Consultants

Rosie Field & Promina Rhea

Rosie FieldPromina RheaRosie (BA, Theatre & Performance Studies & TEFL Qualification) and Promina (BA, History & English & MA, English Literature) have graduated from the University of Warwick and have been with Owl for over 5 years. They are available to provide you with advice on curriculum, schools, examination preparation and tutors. They will act as your first point of contact for any queries and concerns regarding your child’s progress and academic needs.

Our Tutors

 Zarina Ahmed

Zarina Ahmed Ms Ahmed has been an Owl tutor for over seven years. She completed her undergraduate degree in English at Brunel University West London and completed her Post Graduate Certificate of Education in Secondary Level English. Ms Ahmed has developed her skills and experience working at Heston Community School, Heathlands School and Gunnersbury Catholic School for boys. Though her time has been spent mainly is secondary school education, it is a passion of hers to teach at a primary level. She has pursued this both at Owl, and by working as an English co-coordinator for key stage 2 transition students. Her work extends to charity as she has offered her versatile skills by volunteering to work with children in an orphanage in Egypt. Her academic teaching career of almost a decade has made her an asset to Owl and she is an integral part of our team.

Sally Foreman

Sally ForemanMs Foreman is a qualified solicitor, with a First Class Honours degree from Oxford University and a Distinction BPP Law school in London. Ms Foreman left the legal profession to pursue a career in writing (including her own novel) as well as professional tutoring. Her teaching experience ranges from Year 5 to A-Level, and her particular areas of focus are 11+ and 13+ entrance examinations. She has extended her talents in work abroad, including an Education & Recreation Camp in the Czech Republic, which was part of a UN project and her current placement in Moscow working for an educational consultancy. Ms Foreman currently acts as our programme co-ordinator and works offsite, writing and producing syllabi for both our 11+ courses and advanced Year 5 and 6 English courses.

Silvana Hladik

Silvana HladikMs Hladik has been at Owl for over fifteen years. We have always believed that a solid foundation between the ages of 4 and 5 can do wonders for a child's academic progress and potential. Ms Hladik is a key part of this for us. She has extensive teaching experience, spanning over 20 years and is capable of identifying the precise individual needs of a child from a young age. She completed her teaching qualifications at UMESP (University of Sao Paolo). Her teaching history includes the Holly Lodge Montessori School, Norwood Green Preschool Nursery and St Mary's Day Nursery. She is now a full time professional tutor at Owl Education.

Thomas Powell

Thomas Powell After graduating from Cambridge University, with a First-Class honours degree, Mr Powell achieved a Distinction in the ‘Writing for Performance’ MA at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has pursued a career as a professional tutor, with experience in teaching English from KS2 to A-Level, including preparation for 11+ and 13+ Examinations. Tom states ‘My approach depends upon the age group I am working with, but it is modelled on the principles that underpinned my Cambridge and MA education – focussed, creative, and discursive tuition which aims to inspire and challenge the students, and builds their confidence by challenging and stretching them. I assess their level of ability and their preferred learning styles at the outset, and tailor the approach to get the best out of them, incorporating a variety of different tasks and challenges into their everyday learning.’

Dr Tolis Galantis

Dr Tolis GalantisDr Galantis has an extensive academic background. He has completed two Bachelors qualifications, graduating with a Distinction in Mathematics. These were furthered by a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Physiology at the University College London and a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education at the Institute of Education. This included lecturing in Further Education at Harrow College. An integral part of the Owl team, he has been with us for over 5 years, as well as lecturing at the Open University, he has committed himself to being a professional tutor and is wholly dedicated to his pupils’ success. A favourite amongst our GCSE and A-Level pupils he provides a structured, patient and thorough approach to examination preparation.

Dr Syed Haider

Dr Syed Haider Dr Haider is a published writer and educationalist with an established academic career. He has completed his BA in English and MA in History at Queen Mary University, London, Ph.D. in Culture & Film at SOAS and a PGCE English, Secondary Teaching qualification. His primary focus is teaching English KS4 and KS5, and is well acquainted with all examination boards across these levels. With a teaching career spanning over 10 years he is adaptable and flexible and able to cater to needs of pupils with varying academic requirements. Recently he has concluded at teaching post at Villiers High School and is committed to becoming a professional tutor. His speciality is high level pupils seeking to be stretched and challenged. He currently acts as our co-ordinator for all English sessions for Year 9 to A-Level.

Punam Gaur

Punam GaurMs Gaur has been a professional Owl tutor for over 20 years. She is a committed member of the Owl team, and is our central curriculum and syllabus co-ordinator for 11+ preparation, Mathematics (Year 3-6) & Science (Years 7-11). She is a tutor highly skilled in achieving exam results and is experienced in all GCSE Science examination boards. With a vast teaching experience, she is accustomed to teaching pupils from a variety of academic backgrounds, and of varying levels. She provides intensive sessions for GCSE and 11+ pupils with focus on past practice papers and the final examination.