About Me

Very highly experienced specialist SEN teacher/tutor and qualified SENCO with over 10 years' experience providing private tutoring and working in Independent/ Private, Mainstream and Specialist settings.


Specialisms: communication and language needs; focus and concentration challenges; play-based and multi-sensory teaching; behavioural needs; processing difficulties (including auditory, visual and spatial); Maths; English including phonics, handwriting, writing and reading; Autism; ADHD; SpLD (speech and language delay); SEMH/SEBD (social, emotional and mental health or behavioural needs; confidence issues; PDA; ODD; Dyslexia; Dyscalculia; Dyspraxia; entrance exam preparation (including non-verbal and verbal reasoning) and presentation challenges (including handwriting).
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Specialist Experience and Skills

I am a very highly experienced qualified specialist teacher with QTS and have recently gained the national SENCO Award. I have 10 years' experience of working with children including those with Special Educational Needs. I work privately on a 1:1 basis and specialise in working with children with speech and communication needs, focus and attention challenges, processing difficulties, autism (including high-functioning), ADHD, dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Pathological Demand Avoidance, Processing Disorders - including auditory, spacial and visual. Also trained in support

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I am a very highly experienced qualified specialist teacher with QTS and have recently gained the national SENCO Award. I have 10 years' experience of working with children including those with Special Educational Needs. I work privately on a 1:1 basis and specialise in working with children with speech and communication needs, focus and attention challenges, processing difficulties, autism (including high-functioning), ADHD, dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Pathological Demand Avoidance, Processing Disorders - including auditory, spacial and visual. Also trained in supporting students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs such as Anxiety and attachment disorders. I work both within private households and in schools, offering my specialist tutoring and/or consultancy services.


I fundamentally believe that boosting confidence and self-esteem, through a play-based and multi-sensory approach, is vital for children's success. I have a thorough knowledge of specialist strategies and interventions that work to enhance the progress of each child. Furthermore, I bring an element of fun and excitement to my sessions to help develop that meaningful and very important bond.


I work closely with parents, teachers and other professionals to ensure that my sessions are differentiated and expertly tailored to address any learning gaps or misconceptions. As a result, the child will achieve mastery of topics and skills  whilst gaining confidence and an enjoyment of learning.


I have a strong understanding of how a broad range of factors can affect a student’s social, communication, physical and intellectual development and I have a plentitude of experience in adapting teaching to support these needs and overall enable students to access a wider curriculum.


My Specialist Experience teaching children with communication, speech and language difficulties: As part of my aspiring SENCO position, I have previously implemented a whole school literacy intervention programme aimed at students facing difficulties with speech, language and communication. This programme addressed phonics, handwriting, reading, comprehension and spelling. These literacy interventions have been designed to address gaps in students learning which are holding them back or affecting their confidence and engagement in the classroom. My current roles involve working with bilingual students and supporting any further language needs. This can require mapping of the student’s individual needs against Educational Health and Care Plans and specialist reports to ensure that these needs are at the forefront of their education. Additionally, I work with multiple agencies including Education Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and Social Workers.


Specific experience developing focus, attention and concentration skills whilst engaging children in their learning: I develop and provide tailor-made, personalised specialist programmes for students to ensure that they achieve their full potential. My sessions are fun, engaging and creative, which increases not only their confidence and self-esteem but also their focus and enthusiasm. I work to provide a rich and stimulating programme of activities bespoke to your child’s needs and interests. This individual programme ensures that students are able to understand mathematical and literacy concepts at a deeper level, therefore increasing memory retention. I carefully consider the interests of the student to ensure that the learning experience is interesting, relevant and engaging. I work with the students and parents to understand where focus and concentration may be a barrier. Together we formulate a toolbox of strategies or techniques which can allow the student to overcome such barriers both in the classroom and at home.


My specialist experience teaching early years and KS1 through a play-based and multi-sensory approach: I have worked with Key Stage One students both in independent school settings and at home leading home learning programmes. This learning encompasses maths, literacy, science, handwriting and social skills. I thoroughly enjoy learning through play and investigation, allowing students to explore multi-sensory approaches to learning whilst participating in fun and engaging lessons. I believe that a holistic approach is imperative in early years teaching, with academic learning and social communication skills being closely aligned.


My specific experience working with bilingual/multilingual children and/or where English is an additional or second language (EAL): I have worked with many students spanning from KS1 - KS4 who are multilingual and/or are learning English as an additional language. I employ a range of techniques in order to support my students in accessing a school curriculum.


My specific experience helping children to self-regulate, manage their behaviour, and understand feelings and emotions: By using a holistic approach I work with students to not only progress academically but to understand and respond to their own needs. It is imperative that students feel supported and encouraged to learn and explore in a calm and respectful environment. By working together to identify their own triggers, areas for improvement and achievements I believe that students can feel empowered and therefore progress further both academically and personally.


My specific experience working with children to develop their play skills, social interaction and friendship skills: Using a range of techniques I work with students to explore and work on their interaction and play skills. I achieve this through a combination of role play, social stories and games. I encourage students to engage in conversation with peers and trusted adults through recognition of turn taking and an understanding of others’ interests.


Specific experience working with children with dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, autism and sensory needs: I have further studied the impacts of Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Autism on a child’s development both at home and within a school setting at great length, allowing me to understand the barriers the student is experiencing and successfully address these using a range of proven techniques. These include using a variety of methods and explanations to explain key concepts. This can range from drawings, diagrams, using physical objects or even a song! Finding the best way for your child to learn and progress is fundamental and is something I find great reward in achieving. I have supported many students with complex sensory needs.


Experience working with children with processing and comprehension difficulties, Executive Functions, fine motor- skills and Cognitive Processes, including presentation, organisational, study and time management skills: I have experience working with students who are challenged by processing and executive functions - i.e. organisation, presentation, working memory, planning and time management skills. It is imperative that students are able to reason and explain why they have or haven’t chosen specific answers. By working on this reasoning, students develop confidence and ownership in their work and achievement. In addition I work closely with parents and students to ensure planning and presentation of work is organised and concise. This can be achieved through a combination of handwriting intervention, use of graphic organisers and developing consistent frameworks. I work with students and parents to develop study timetables which can be used at home and during school holidays. This involves exploring how to study effectively and productively.

My Teaching Philosophy

My vision in teaching is to provide students with the freedom to explore their world and encourage them to become independent free thinkers who can achieve in all aspects of life. I believe that all children should be surrounded by inspiring and conscientious role models who show them that they can succeed. With this comes building a strong sense of self. I believe that establishing the student’s confidence and self esteem is fundamental to progression both emotionally and academically.


I enjoy teaching successful and challenging lessons which push students to question and explore methods, whilst developing an inquisitive nature to problem solving. I have high expectations for all of my students and encourage them to feel confident in their work and ability.

Working with students with a range of Special Educational Needs I use an extensive toolbox of methods to find strategies which promote learning, engagement and confidence. I provide students with a space to make mistakes and learn from these errors. These misconceptions are fundamental to the learning process and allow the student to see their progression and achievement. I believe that a sense of humour is imperative to both successful lessons and in forming a strong rapport.

Something Sensational About Me


  • I hold an MBSR in mindfulness and practice this daily. I have found that the same practice is incredibly effective with my students; increasing their confidence, encouraging clear thinking and emotional regulation.

  • I love travel, nature and the outdoors. Last year I hiked the stunning mountains in Norway and the valleys in Portugal. Next year I hope to swim with whale sharks!

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    Availability

    • Monday Availability throughout Summer -
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    • Wednesday Availability throughout Summer -
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    • Friday Availability throughout Summer -
    • Saturday Fully booked -
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    Qualifications and Training

    • PGCE Secondary Mathematics with University College London, Institute of Education - with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS);
    • Bachelors of Science (BSc) in Mathematics and Psychology;
    • Apple Teacher Certified;
    • Postgraduate Certificate for the National Award for SENCOs, Special Needs and Inclusion;
    • The Prince's Institute in Mathematics and Mastery;
    • Phonics Intervention Programme - STEPS;
    • Entry Level Mathematics for SEN Students;
    • Whole School Numeracy Coordinator;
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    • PGCE Secondary Mathematics with University College London, Institute of Education - with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS);
    • Bachelors of Science (BSc) in Mathematics and Psychology;
    • Apple Teacher Certified;
    • Postgraduate Certificate for the National Award for SENCOs, Special Needs and Inclusion;
    • The Prince's Institute in Mathematics and Mastery;
    • Phonics Intervention Programme - STEPS;
    • Entry Level Mathematics for SEN Students;
    • Whole School Numeracy Coordinator;
    • Implemented whole school literacy interventions addressing reading, phonics, comprehension, handwriting and spelling.

    Choose me if…

    • - You are looking for a specialist tutor with a broad knowledge of Curriculum spanning from KS1 - KS4, including Early Years
    • - You are looking for an experienced tutor who works with students with Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, ODD and Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs.
    • - You are looking for a tutor who delivers engaging and interactive lessons to inspire your child and help build their confidence and self esteem.
    • - You are looking for someone who is passionate about SEN teaching and is committed to making a positive impact on the progress and wellbeing of your child.
    • - You are looking for someone who is committed to finding the most effective methods of learning and teaching for your child.

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      ASM

      We cannot recommend Lauren enough. She is a wonderful tutor for our child and listens attentively to our needs and understands how best to support our child. Lauren is caring, supportive and has a clearly structured approach with fantastic results. Thank you, Lauren - we love working with you.

      Lexi

      Lauren has been teaching my 13 year old for 4 months now and I can not rate her highly enough. My child has many challenges with ASD, anxiety, OCD and dyslexia and somehow Lauren manages to get the best out of him. He bonded with her immediately as he could sense her genuine kindness and compassion and that, coupled with her innate teaching ability, has allowed him to shine. He actually looks forward to his sessions with Lauren whereas previously he would dread any type of learning. We are so pleased to have found Lauren. 5+ STARS!

      Vicky B

      Lauren has been teaching our son for 3 months now. I would highly recommend Lauren to anyone looking for a tutor. She is professional, friendly and reliable. Our son has a variety of learning and behavioral challenges and Lauren have proved to be calm influence when teaching him. She teaches in a clear and concise way, using praise to motivate him. Lauren uses different teaching methods to engage and stimulate our son, often linking learning to his personal interests. She is encouraging and patient and not ‘put off‘ when he displays undesirable behaviors...which is very reassuring from a parents perspective. Her experience of working in a variety of educational settings and with a variety of different ability children makes her an excellent choice. We have been impressed by her teaching so far and look forward to her lessons each week.

      Adam J

      Lauren worked really well with our son. He is not always the easiest to teach as he can be opinionated and hold strident views on the right way to do things. Lauren persisted with calmness and patience and he enjoyed the lessons. Her involvement definitely coincided with a strong improvement in his behaviour and academic performance so Lauren was a key part in that. Lauren is able to work with very academic children who have special needs so I would recommend her if your child is like that. I am sure she works equally well with less academic children - but we have no personal experience of that. Our son was able to do very well in his entrance exams by performing at least at par with other children without special needs in highly competitive situations.

      Natasha

      Lauren has been working with us for 7 months now and the difference I have seen in my sons understanding of Maths is superb! He has gained so much more confidence and is now able to tackle questions which before he started seeing Lauren, he would never have attempted. He really enjoys his lessons with Lauren and she is a delight to have around!

      Maria & Arjun

      Lauren has been working with our son for the last 3 months or so and has made an amazing improvement in his studies and confidence. He really enjoys his sessions and bonded with Lauren straight away. Lauren uses his interests to engage him in the work and his recall has improved vastly. He has been working both face to face and remotely and both are working really well. Lessons are always really well planned with a mixture of reading spelling and working hard on comprehension as well as some maths. We can't recommend Lauren highly enough.

      Mandy

      Lauren is amazing. She demonstrates patience and flexibility in her teaching together with a depth understanding that is so important with SEN children. She has delivered face-to-face tuition and remote tuition to my daughter and her empathy and ability to adapt to my daughters needs are tremendous. She has worked closely with us as a family and at my request has followed school curriculum too. She has supported my daughters natural curiosity and enthusiasm for the subject whilst breaking down the barriers that enable my daughter to engage in the subject more effectively. Lauren has made some simple suggestions that have enhanced my daughters ability to learn and she continues to support her regularly. We are grateful to have Lauren on my daughter's team!

      Sophie H

      Lauren is a compassionate caring and dedicated teacher who listens and understands all students learning needs. She adapts her skills to every individual. Highly recommended.

      Emma B

      Lauren has been teaching and tutoring for 9 years. She has fantastic subject knowledge, meticulously plans lessons and is well organised. She is also quick to build strong working relationships with students due to her kind nature.

      C Shields

      I have worked with Lauren for two years. She is a natural teacher who has extreme patience and a great understanding for SEN children. She has the ability to observe and adapt work to the appropriate level to the individual's needs. She brings out the best in her students due to her dedication and understanding. It is a pleasure to work with her.

      Sorrel Louise

      Lauren is an excellent teacher. She is understanding and has a natural empathy for children who struggle. She carefully explains concepts and she allows students time to process information therefore creating a safe and caring environment for students to learn and achieve. I couldn’t recommend her more highly.

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