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Laura (Tutor in Cambridgeshire)

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Member Since: 05/08/2015
Last Login: 17 days ago
Response Rate: 80%
Expected Response: < 1 hour

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Oxford University
2:1  (1992)

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Information about Laura

I came to Cambridge in 1992 after graduating from Oxford and have lived here ever since, with my husband and 2 sons. Having done some university teaching in the early ‘90s, I began teaching secondary science in 2003. Twelve years on I decided to concentrate on private tutoring. I generally teach in my home in Cambridge (near Cambridge Leisure).
In addition to teaching I mark IGCSE Biology papers for one of the boards. This gives me a useful insight into common exam pitfalls, which undoubtedly helps when I am working with students on exam technique.

Potential students should be aware that this household includes 2 spaniels - so if you are allergic to dogs or frightened of them, then I am not the tutor for you. For students who are just a little unsure around dogs, I am of course very happy to do carefully managed introductions.

Please note also that I have a policy of charging for lessons missed with less than 24h notice.

Availability: Daytime, early evening (normally weekdays only). **Sorry but I have no remaining slots, unless you are available during the school day**

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: For nearly 12 years I was the science teacher at a Learner Centre in Cambridge (a small school which was set up to accommodate young people who had been the victims of severe bullying) for most of that time, I was also doing some private tutoring alongside. At RBLC I was responsible for taking students, spanning a wide range of abilities, through their GCSEs/ IGCSEs in all 3 of the sciences. I have taught a variety of different syllabuses and am well aware of the similarities and differences between them. I have also supported struggling mathematicians from upper primary through to the lower end of GCSE maths (students targeting the top grades in maths would do better with a subject specialist). I have particularly enjoyed the opportunity to work with adults whose school experience had left them with a fear of maths. I have experience of working with students with a range of additional needs including anxiety, dyslexia and ASD - though it should be noted that I am not a qualified special needs teacher.

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We have a total of 14 review(s) for Laura.

Sara (Ms)

4/5 Rating

Very good all round - :but could only see me on 2 occasions. Full also towards end of Summer & no spaces until later in next semester... S (A-P)

Sara (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Laura is a great tutor. She has really ignited my son’s interest in Biology and given him confidence.

Betty (Ms)

4/5 Rating

My child finds tutoring with Laura quite useful, she explains concepts well.

Simon (Mr)

4/5 Rating

Thank you for you help. Louise gained the confidence needed passed her Maths GCSE!!

Mary (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Excellent. Great tuition along with plenty of confidence boosting. Predicted a D in Physics mock exam and under Laura`s tuition got an A in GCSE. Thank you very much. Mary

Frances (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Laura is a very experienced and understanding tutor. She took time to understand our particular family circumstances and the needs of my daughter and is providing excellent support to her educational needs.

Mary (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Perfect! You couldn`t find better. Lessons pitched just right and things clearly explained. My daughter has cheered up a lot about her prospects.

Nigel ()

5/5 Rating

Laura transformed our daughters outlook on science. Easily assisted in boosting grades by 2 levels meaning our daughter made it to her first choice 6th Form / College. Really nice lady and great communication. Recommend. Our daughter enjoyed attending.

Kay (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Highly recommended tutor who covers mathematical subjects too. Laura has been working with our daughter over the past few months on Maths and Statistics GCSE. Laura confessed she’s not a mathematician which was exactly what we needed –someone to break things down into simple understandable terms and give confidence in both subjects. Laura has a fantastic relaxed and nurturing style which made both subjects enjoyable for the first time. Just picked up the GCSE results today and ‘B’ in both – delighted with results and higher than predicted!Thank you for your fantatic support.

Gill (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Laura has been an excellent tutor for my son who is reluctant to study and I whole heartedly recommend her. She understands him, tailors lessons and suggestions for independent work to him and his style of learning. She has ensured that the weeks leading up to GCSE Science have been far smoother than expected.

Ruth (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

I contacted Laura to help my son with his GCSE Biology. She definitely knows her stuff and well familiar with the GCSE requirements. She has been very helpful and my son has benefited greatly from her lessons. I would wholeheartedly recommend her.

Zayd (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Extremely helpful and has a fun but professional approach to teaching.

Rashida (Miss)

4/5 Rating

Having Laura as a tutor has been really helpful as she breaks down information into a simpler form. So far, the lessons are going well, and I`m enjoying them!

Alison (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Very pleased with how well my daughter has settled with
Laura to supplement her maths GCSE school learning. I was drawn to Laura by her previous teaching experience. She is kind, calm and patient and her approach is perfect. My daughter enjoys the time spent with Laura and thanks to her, is now understanding what she is being taught.

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