"Laura is a fantastic teacher who makes learning Spanish thoroughly enjoyable through her diligent preparation of interesting sessions. I am trying to bring myself up to a strong conversational level and Laura has tailored a structured programme which has taken me through all of the key elements, while building my vocabulary. I look forward to my lessons each week and am excited about going abroad to practice! I have got the confidence back to speak in Spanish." Steve Hollander, Banking.
"My initial motivation to learn Spanish was purely business and I had very little time to learn it. But apart from just learning the language I wanted to understand the culture and Laura's classes were one of the few which at first glance reflected a sense of language plus culture. The one on one format is great when you want to learn fast. It helps pace out classes as per your individual understanding. Laura's teaching technique using cue cards and drawings is simply great. The sheer fact that within six classes you can construct complete sentences and pretty much describe places, things, people, locations is amazing. Recently on Laura's suggestion I visited Wahaca and in the next class described the restuarant, food, ambience and the overall experience. Now that really helped guage how much I had learned in such a short time !!! In short: ¡Muy Bien!" Safiul Gazi, Investment.
"I enjoy Laura’s lessons. She plans them around topical issues which makes them interesting but at the same time covering all the basics of grammar and language. I have made better progress than I imagined possible in the time." Caroline Britton, Accountant.
"The one to one class with Laura works well for me as my confidence to speak Spanish has increased considerably. She is an excellent teacher as she makes each class topic interesting – covering contemporary issues such as the Chilean miners, the Oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, the World Cup, Wimbledon, etc. She also uses verb cards to force you to learn the major verbs and introduces the tenses alongside these. The hourly lesson seems to go by very fast and I always look forward to the next one!" Jane Gillis, Accountant.
"Loving my Spanish classes with Laura! She is very patient and encouraging, and puts a lot of enthusiasm and effort into preparing effective learning materials and sharing other mediums through which you can gain exposure to the language and other aspects of Hispanic culture. Took lessons with Laura before a 5 months trip to South America which gave me a good basis for communicating with the locals and could not wait to continue lessons with her upon my return! Definitely recommend for anyone wishing to learn Spanish outside of a classroom environment." Yvonne Seow, Accountant.
"I found Laura's Spanish classes extremely helpful and fun!! Each class was not only presented in a professional, efficient way but was made to be enjoyable as well. I learnt a lot and made me want to learn more!" Valerie Macdonald, Secretary – retired.
"I have been massively impressed by Laura's approach to helping us learn Spanish. She has invested a huge amount of preparation time on designing her own teaching materials and lesson plans, which results in structured, enjoyable and beneficial learning. I recently went to Spain for a weekend and could not believe how much Spanish I had learnt in such a short space of time. An excellent teacher." David Steele, Chartered Tax Advisor.
"Sarah and I (daughter/father) have done 12 hours of Spanish with Laura and feel ready to engage in conversations on our holiday in Spain this summer. We have really enjoyed the lessons which have been fun, relaxed and carefully structured to meet our needs and interests. We are looking forward to more lessons in the autumn. Laura es una profesora excelente!" John Wilks, English teacher, university lecturer and Sarah Lynch, NHS Data analyst.