Helen Walker

Helen Walker Dyslexia Test Centre co founder

BSc (Hons), PGCE, Specialist Teacher SpLD Level 7, SpLD APC, ADOS2 training (autism),  Patoss, SASC, Dyslexia Guild membership.


I graduated from Kings College London in 2002 with a 2:1 in Biomedical Sciences, and have been a qualified secondary school science teacher since 2004. I have extensive experience teaching pupils in state comprehensive schools how to read to access their science classwork and exams. This would involve adaptation and differentiation of the content to allow access to teaching and learning by understanding reasonable adjustments.

Throughout my teaching career, I have been disheartened to see so many children entering secondary school with very few reading skills.  I struggled myself with reading at school, therefore I understand the difficulties and challenges people face.  I enjoy sharing my own coping strategies to support other. 

 In order to balance work with looking after my four young children, I left school teaching in 2012, and started to tutor students for the 11 plus, GCSE and remedial maths and Science. Over the last 12 years (my youngest child is now 12), I have tutored hundreds of children to academic success, and correctly diagnosed many students with literacy issues, all of whom were eventually officially diagnosed as dyslexic. My passion for helping children resulted in my training to be a specialist assessor and a SpLD level 7 specialist teacher. I want to help both children and adults to succeed at school, college, university and in the workplace. A good education is key to so many things, and I firmly believe that, once we understand our strengths and challenges, we can unlock the door to a more fulfilling and successful learning experience. This is why a thorough assessment and full diagnostic report is so beneficial, and can represent the first step on the journey to unleashing our full potential.