Laura

Laura

Harrow Tutor

Hi! I'm Laura, a recent graduate from Oxford University, where I studied French. I am currently studying the law conversion at BPP in London. I absolutely love teaching and helping others further education be it in Mathematics or the Arts. Whether you are a complete beginner or someone looking to brush up their skills, I'm willing to help. I have experience tutoring a wide range of ages from less than one years old to eighteen years old.

Prior to starting university, I attended North London Collegiate School for seven years where I completed my A Levels in: Maths, Further Maths, Economics, French and English. I applied to University to read French and received offers from Oxford, UCL, Durham, St Andrews and Warwick.

As the French course at Oxford is heavily orientated towards literature, I am well equipped to aid those studying English as well. Literature is my passion and I have read widely so if in doubt about whether I can help you with your set texts, please don't hesitate to drop me a line.

I have currently been tutoring 11+ for five years so I am very familiar with the format of the exam, the types of questions that come up and how best to aid students in working towards it. So far, my students have gained places at NLCS, John Lyon and HABS.

I can help future modern language students with their applications to university, Oxbridge included. I can help with any manner of things related to the application process including personal statements, entrance tests, submitting work and interviews. Available for online sessions as well as face-to-face meetings. Please contact for more information.

I also offer practice interviews for 11+ candidates (HABS, NLCS, St Helens, Heathfield etc.). Please contact for details.

I am currently studying the law conversion course at BPP Waterloo.

Tutoring Experience

Experience:
- 7+ English
- Year 1 English, Maths and reading
- Aided in a Year 2 Maths class at NLCS
- 11+ English and Maths
- Year 7/8 Maths
- AS Maths (OCR MEI)
- Beginners French
- Year 7, 8 and 9 French
- IGCSE French
- Pre U (short course) French
- Baby Chinese
- Teaching assistant in a Chinese GCSE class for two years
- Taught English literature to two French native speakers

Currently tutoring:
- 13+ English and French
- 7+ English and French
- GCSE English
- Oxbridge application

Tutoring Approach

I believe that the best way to learn is practice practice practice. When it comes to mathematics, I will teach the student the method before working through several exercises I have prepared in advance. I will go through all step by step until the student is confident completing them all by his or herself. Only then will I continue to the next topic.

As for literature based subjects, such as English, I will choose a book that suits the student's level and we will study it together. The student will have to read the book in his or her own time and when we meet we will discuss and analyse it together. I can also set homework in the form of essays or comprehension if so desired.

When it comes to French, there are four main areas to cover: reading, writing, listening and speaking. I lived and worked in Paris for a year so I am well equipped to help with all four of these. For students of a higher level, tuition can also be conducted in French.

As for entrance examinations such as the 11+, I have a set of textbooks I recommend buying. The student and I will work through these together and completing all of them should guarantee that the student enters the examination with confidence. If the student is particularly gifted, I usually move onto using 13+ materials, even when preparing for the 11+ examination, to further prepare the student for life at secondary school.

LanguagesEnglish (British), French, Chinese
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

North London Collegiate School2011SchoolGCSEs (10A*s)
North London Collegiate School2013SchoolA Levels (AAAA)
Oxford University2017BachelorsBA Modern Langauges (French)
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Subjects taught
Maths
Primary£35
Secondary£40
English
Primary£35
Secondary£40
GCSE£45
A-Level£50
Casual Learner£50
French
Primary£35
Secondary£40
GCSE£45
A-Level£50
University£65
Casual Learner£50
Entrance Exams
Primary£35
Secondary£40