11 Plus (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning)
English (General, KS1 and KS2)
Maths (KS1 and KS2)
Laura has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
Laura’s pupils have recently gained places at the schools listed above.
Laura is our most experienced specialist dyslexia teacher. Her knowledge in dyslexia and dyscalculia has helped many children who struggle with reading, writing and math skills gain places to schools such as Bute House, Kew House, The American School, Wetherby, Francis Holland, Channing and so on.
Laura’s biggest success story:
Laura tutored a girl who arrived in the UK from China with limited English language skills. She started right from the beginning teaching simple phonics and quickly built on her reading and writing skills. Laura planned lessons meticulously to ensure the long term goal of entering the 7+ exam was met and given its best shot! The progress her student made was quite remarkable and after 1 year of tuition, she successfully gained a place at Latymer school.
Laura is an experienced school entrance tutor and has over 7 years experience teaching across the state and private sector. Laura has gained the most exceptional teacher training from the highly regarded UCL Institute of Education, where she received her PGCE and completed the prestigious Teach First Leadership Development Programme. Throughout Laura’s career, her teaching has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ and her students have consistently made excellent progress.
Laura has progressed in her career to become a literacy specialist and trained dyslexia teacher. She has extensive knowledge of dyslexia and dyscalculia and is able to provide specialist support to children with specific literacy and numeracy difficulties.
Through assessment Laura is able to pin point your child’s particular area of need and create a unique multi-sensory teaching programme to target these needs.
Laura’s most recent teaching post was as a specialist dyslexia teacher at a top London independent preparatory school. In this post Laura taught children who struggled with literacy and numeracy to succeed in entering and passing 11+ and 7+ exams.
Laura has an exceptional record in supporting students with school entrance exams listed at the top of her profile
Laura has also provided home-school tuition for a number of students and is experienced in planning and delivering individualised home-school programmes. Through Covid-19 she has taught a number of children online and the transition to online learning has been a great success; lessons are interactive and engaging.
Laura is a patient and supportive teacher who is able to form strong, positive relationships with young students. Laura inspires her pupils to be resilient, confident and take ownership of their own learning. She has high expectations for all her students and frequently uses open-ended questions to provide a challenging forum that empowers children to use their reasoning skills.
Laura will tailor sessions and resources to suit each child’s interests and individual needs. She will ensure specific outcomes are met and will reflect on what has been learnt so that your child is secure on the session’s outcomes. She will then assess your child’s needs for the next session to move their learning forward. Each student will finish a lesson feeling renewed resilience and determination to succeed. Laura is happy to discuss any concerns and give advice and additional resources to parents.
Laura has extensive experience of working with children and young people with SEN requirements.
Laura qualified to teach Primary education in 2015, and holds a PGCE from Institute of Education.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|University of Leeds||BA (Hons) Linguistics and Phonetics||2013|
|OCR Level 5||Teaching Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties||2016|
"Laura has been excellent.
We have really noticed a big improvement in Harriet's ability and confidence."
Monday, 12th June 2017
Mother of 11 Plus student, London
"Very pleased with Laura
Tuesday, 6th December 2016
Mother of 11 plus students in Camden
Struggling with Phonics? In this blog, Laura sets out simple but effective strategies you can try at home to boost your child's confidence with phonics
Laura October 2021
Laura is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.
Laura, like all of our tutors, is a qualified teacher and has been interviewed by us personally. All of our tutors have at least two years of classroom teaching experience and come with fantastic references and criminal records checks.