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Laura C.

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Degree: Music (Bachelors) - Durham University

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About me

About Me! 

Hi, I'm Laura, I study Music at Durham University and I'm passionate about helping others!  I decided to study Music because it ecompasses so many fields: logic, communication, science, anthropology, history and maths, as well as getting up in front of people and performing! I also love helping people.

There were so many times during school when I got frustrated because I didn't understand something, and needed that little bit of extra support and motivation. I've been through it, I understand what it feels like and now I want to help you!

I have lots of expereince tutoring:

- Mentoring GCSE students in Music, Maths and German

- Teaching  privately Music theory, Piano and Voice privately to a wide range of students achieving high results (distinctions)

- Teaching A Level students Music and English with a University volunteering scheme

What can I help you with?

Whilst my main specialisms are Music and English, at A Level and GCSE, I also love to help with German, Maths and Science and helping with those all important University applications!

Our Sessions

Your sessions with me will be completely driven by YOU. Arts subjects are sometimes found hard because there is no right or wrong answer, and there can be so many interpretations. However basic understanding of concepts and ideas are key to build on these interpretations, so we will focus on this until you can explain them to me, your parents, uncle, pet ferret etc.

You will guide what we cover, you have the reigns! 

I hope the sessions will be fun! A lot can be achieved in the time we have, and I will help you set goals at the beginning of each session to achieve before the end of them. 

What next?

If you have any questions, send me a " WebMail" or book a " Meet the Tutor Session" - I would love to meet you, and start helping you achieve your goals. Remember to let me know the subject and exam board you're struggling with!

I look forward to helping you!

Subjects offered

German A Level £24 /hr
Music A Level £24 /hr
English GCSE £22 /hr
English GCSE £22 /hr
English Language GCSE £22 /hr
German GCSE £22 /hr
Maths GCSE £22 /hr
Music GCSE £22 /hr
-Personal Statements- Mentoring £24 /hr


English A-levelA2A*
German A-levelA2A
Music Degree (Bachelors)2:1
Disclosure and Barring Service

CRB/DBS Standard


CRB/DBS Enhanced


General Availability

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Ratings and reviews

5from 3 customer reviews

Cath (Parent) April 6 2015

My 15 year old found his tutorial with Laura very useful. They covered structuring an essay (GCSE level) - she gave clear guidance and was engaging and friendly.

Sonya (Parent) March 30 2015

Laura has been such a great help. She is flexible, supportive and approachable. Laura's knowledge on the subject (A Level English Language) is incredibly good and she has elevated a great deal of stress from me with her concise guidance. Look forward in continuing working with Laura.

Bindu (Parent) March 24 2015

The lesson was informative and enjoyable. I understood many new things relating to writing a commentary and how to improve my writing style.
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Questions Laura has answered

Describe how dynamics are used effectively in 20th century music.

You should look out for: 

Dynamics to convey emotion of a character - forte  (loud)  to convey agression, piano (soft) to convey timidness, crescendos (gradually getting loud) to build tension.


3 years ago


How do I make my essay stand out, and avoid feature spotting?

Plan, plan, plan!   Make sure you take time to plan your essay before you start to write it. That way, you'll know exactly what you're going to say and then can think clearly about how you can communicate your point clearly and to a high level to the examiner. Your plan doesn't have to be ex...

Plan, plan, plan!


Make sure you take time to plan your essay before you start to write it. That way, you'll know exactly what you're going to say and then can think clearly about how you can communicate your point clearly and to a high level to the examiner. Your plan doesn't have to be extensive, but can help you clearly and methodically think about the question, which will make your answer coherent, and flow between each paragraph. 

To avoid feature spotting, it's a good idea to think about why the author has decided to use that certain feature. 

For example, 

Feature: Pun in a headline

Why?: To add comedy to the article, make the headline stand out, or thought provoking, make readers want to pick up the article and read it. 

It's good to remember this by P E E 

P: Point

E: Expansion

and E: Example

 You make your point, give an explanation of why you think the writer used this and then give an example. 


Make sure your essay has a good structure to get those all important top marks. Make each point have its own paragraph. The introduction should just briefly summarise what you're going to talk about. Each paragraphy should delve into your points into  great detail, and the the conclusion should summarise what you've discussed. 


In comparative essays, make sure you group together similarities of both articles into the same paragraph. I.e Article 1 and 2 both use puns, both Article 1 uses them to convey  _______, yet Article 2 uses them like ______. I feel this is because ____________, you can see this because Article 1 ____quote_____. 

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3 years ago


List three traits of minimalist music

Choose from:

- layers of ostinati (repetitive and distinctive rhythms) 

- diatonic harmony and melody 

- repetitive interlocking phrases

- gradual changes 

3 years ago

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