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Helen Waldron, M.Ed.
Helen provides academic, executive function and 2e coaching. She started this work with college athletes working to meet NCAA requirements and that work inspired her to branch out to middle school and high school students. She has worked privately with students for over 30 years and meets the students where they are, providing a holistic approach to growing their learning capacity. The work combines neuroscience, positive psychology, self awareness and abundant strategies to help students become independent and confident learners. Using a coaching model, she meets weekly with students via zoom with check-ins as needed between sessions.
Alongside working with students directly, Helen also guides schools to support and foster achievement for diverse learners. She has led professional development courses and consulted with schools in the U.S., Canada and Bermuda. Helen is also a frequent speaker at national conferences on topics related to best practices in teaching and learning.
Helen studied psychology and education with a focus on neurodiverse learners during college and graduate school. She is a facilitator for All Kinds of Minds, an organization that works to build expertise about learning in our schools. She is also a credentialed Professional Development leader for the Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas.
Currently raising a high school senior and a college senior, Helen understands the landscape our teens are traversing in this most challenging time. She provides students and their parents with a gentle, focused approach that gets at the root of school difficulties.
Helen lives in Litchfield County with her family and two rescue pups, Gilly and Lila. She is a nature lover, swimmer, equestrian, gardener and loves to gather friends and family for picnics by the lake.
Association of Educational Therapists, (AEE)
- Social Emotional Needs of the Gifted, (SENG)
- KAPPA DELTA PI, Pi Phi Chapter, International Honor Society in Education
- Institute of Coaching, McClean Hospital, Harvard Medical School
- All Kinds of Minds, Facilitator
- Center for Research on Learning, University of Kansas
What families say about working with Helen:
“Helen has passed her magic wand over three of my children while they were in prep school, and has
met each of their individual needs. Helen was purely in an advisory role with two of my daughters
where she guided both of them through most of their high school decisions that shaped their futures. My
youngest daughter, in preparation for ACT, needed confidence in her reading and comprehension skills.
Immediately Helen connected on her level by not talking down to her but finding material that was
challenging and in her interest. Soon this helped her move into school subjects and study skills. I am
forever grateful for all of our time with Helen and we hope that she can, if needed, continue to support
my girls” — Bonnie, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
“My son described his academic coaching sessions as “zen” for schoolwork - he found Helen’s approach to be calming and productive. His grades have increased significantly since they began working together.” — Brooke, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
“Helen assisted our daughter with more than academics. Gaining better control over her emotions and social interactions are the fulcrum point for her personal growth and academic performance. She grew immensely and really enjoyed her weekly sessions with Helen. ”—Roberto, New York, NY.