Two years tutoring in London
One year tutoring abroad in Lyon and Madrid
“Lara was an excellent tutor for our daughter, boosting her confidence and improving her grammatical accuracy. She engaged with her and enthused her, helping her to gain an A grade in her French paper in her scholarship to her secondary school.” (Mrs Sykes)
“Lara helped me get an A in my A2 paper, having scored a low C in my AS the previous year. She taught me to master exam technique and I walked into the exam for the first time in my life feeling prepared and capable of answering the essay questions well.” (Julia)
“Ollie got an A* for his French!!!! That is amazing – thank you for teaching him and inspiring him to work so hard.”
Subjects I teach
French up to A-Level
Spanish up to A-Level
English Language and Literature up to A-Level
Studying BA French and Spanish at UCL – First Class Honours (First and Second Year).
4 A-levels: French (A*), English (A), German (A), History (A)
12 GCSES (11A*, 1 A)- Top 5 candidates in French GCSE in the country, aged 12.
Spanish DELE B2 (International diploma equivalent to A-level)
French DELF B1 (international diploma equivalent to AS level)
My Passion And How I Inspire
As a tutor passionate about my subjects I understand the importance of identifying and efficiently tackling the specific needs, weaknesses and goals of an individual. I recognise that each student is unique in his or her approach to learning, so I employ different teaching styles to cater for each student. I strive to make the learning process as enjoyable as possible by engaging the student through interactive and visual stimuli. I place equal importance on all aspects of languages, working comprehensively through grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, syntax and pronunciation. I like to get to know my students so that I can find out what interests them and source teaching materials that will maximise their progress and hopefully foster a curiosity of the subject at hand. I strongly believe that a personable and patient approach is the most effective to help students fulfil their potential.
I have first hand experience of sitting exams, so I can offer invaluable insight into exam technique and revision strategies. Through encouragement and support I aim to mitigate the pressure that students can face that can inhibit their performance. Besides consolidating knowledge, I focus particularly on building up self esteem and confidence as these are so integral to the success of a student.
My video Introduction
Time spent living in France and Spain has meant that I have been confronted with being served horse meat and bull’s ears at native friends’ houses – neither of which I would recommend consuming!