Dr Laura Brown set up Cambridge Online Tuition with one goal in mind, to help others learn. Initially focusing on the core subjects; English, maths & science for ages 5-18, Laura has now branched out into other subjects and provides learning for adults taking functional skills exams. 

Laura has a strong scientific background achieving a First Class with Honours Degree in Biological sciences and a PhD in Neuroscience from UCL. She initially started working in a prestigious scientific and engineering technology company, but then transitioned to privately tutoring students both face-to-face, online and within schools as this was where she passion lay. 


Laura decided to have a family in 2019 and is no longer able to tutor herself, but her experience in the field of tutoring taught her many things. She holds three strong values when it comes to learning and ensures the tutors she selects share the same values. 

  1. Every child matters and is unique - Not everyone is a natural learner, everyone learns at different paces and using different teaching styles. From Laura's own experience of learning, she has worked exceptionally hard to achieve the position of where she is today and it did not come naturally.

  2. Concepts explained from beginning to end - Laura and the other tutors use interactive learning approaches to solidify concepts. In teaching, they avoid using large blocks of texts and try to use diagrams and visual cues. They believe it is fundamental that foundation concepts are well understood before moving onto more complex concepts. 

  3. Learning should be fun and interactive - Laura truly believes every child has the ability to achieve their fullest potential, given they are understood and learn in the correct environment. Learning should not be a chore, but enjoyable and interesting. Laura aims to improve all children's confidence, which often leads to more productive learning. 

Qualities that make our tutors stand out


All tutors hold an Enhanced DBS check


All tutors hold GCSEs and A-levels in the core subjects they teach, many also have university degrees and PhDs. 

Some tutors hold qualified teacher status and are actively teaching in schools. 

Some tutors specialise in tutoring special educational needs

Some are SATs, 11+ and common entrance specialists


All GCSE tutors specialise in the new 9-1 GCSE syllabus

Provide general homework help and advise on exam technique

Share their learning experiences and make students feel at ease