11 Plus (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning)
English (KS1 and KS2)
Maths (KS1 and KS2)
Laura has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
Laura has worked extensively as a private tutor and builds a wonderful rapport with her students and their families. She has developed a style of tutoring which supports swift progress and confidence in learning. Alongside an excellent knowledge base, Laura believes it is infectious when a tutor speaks passionately about a subject or topic and hopes to communicate a deep-rooted personal interest for each student.
Laura is a versatile, dedicated and enthusiastic qualified Primary school teacher. Having secured a 2:1 degree in English and Theatre Studies, whilst working for the BBC, she studied a Primary PGCE at the University of Brunel in 2015. Laura has taught children across both KS1 and KS2 in the classroom and tutored for the SATS as well as successfully taught for the 7+ , 8+ and 11+ school entrance exam.
Laura is extremely passionate about teaching and interacting with children in a way that makes learning exciting and fun. Laura strongly believes appropriate strategies and adapting the topics taught to meet the differentiated needs of pupils is important to encourage confidence and independence. With every child Laura works with, she will assess the student’s individual goals, needs, interests, and learning styles to develop a well-rounded educational program. Laura loves that no two days are the same and seeing or hearing the 'a-ha!' moment when something clicks for a child who has been struggling with their learning is priceless. When preparing children for the school entrance exams, Laura will work with a range of practice papers and exam techniques to ensure each child is confident and prepared to try their best.
Laura has worked with children with a range of background and specific learning needs including autism, ADHD and EAL. Through adapting communication style to the needs of different students depending on age, culture, ability and learning style has seen excellent progress in all her students.
Outside of teaching, Laura loves to walk the dog, spend as much time with loved ones as possible and cook new dishes which she discovered along her travels.
Laura qualified to teach Primary education in 2015, and holds a PGCE from Brunel University.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|Brunel University||PGCE - Primary||2015|
|Birkbeck College||English & Theatre Studies||2010|
"We have absolutely loved Laura as a tutor!"
Monday, 5th July 2021
Parent of online 7 plus student
"Laura recently prepared my daughter for an 8+ entrance exam, with just a limited number of online lessons. Laura did an absolutely stellar job - she instantly connected with my daughter on a personal level, who enjoyed the lessons so much that she was looking forward to the next one and sometimes asking for additional sessions. Laura quickly identified my daughter's strengths and weaknesses, and was able to tailor the lessons accordingly. Her knowledge of the schools and exams was also very valuable.
The progress my daughter made over such a short period of time was remarkable."
Wednesday, 21st April 2021
Parent of online 8 Plus student
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Laura had an excellent rapport with primary age pupils when working at our school. She was able to differentiate learning tasks for a personalised approach and to ensure children felt confident to take risks in their learning to meet their attainment goals. She showed a thirst for developing her pedagogy and an enthusiasm for teaching. When observing her lessons, I could genuinely see the children enjoyed each task and wanted to improve their understanding. Laura is a fantastic teacher!
Thursday, 29th October 2020
In this blog, Laura sets out five ways to help your child prepare for the 7 Plus or 8 Plus school entrance exam and interview. Using these five activities as part of a long-term strategy will build your child's confidence in speaking, reading and writing and ensure their skills and personality shines through on the day.
Laura March 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.