Our Lecturers

Taught at two leading UK universities as a lecturer and digital skills tutor (University of Surrey/University of Southampton). 

Academic lead on University of Surrey Summer School for English Literature and Creative Writing.

Tutored English Literature and Language for all major exam boards (both online and in person) with very positive feedback from clients.

Developed curriculum for KS3, KS4 and KS5 homeschooling.


Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching for English Literature, English Language and Research Skills.

Postgraduate teaching qualification from the Higher Education Academy (18 month intensive teaching course)

Dr Emily J Fisher

the founder

Over the years I have collated a wealth of experience and resources that have proven, time and again, to help students succeed in English. I want to share that material and knowledge with a much wider audience and creating The Learn Lab to extend the services I offer is the best way to do that.


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2019)

AHRC funded Ph.D in English Literature (2019)

MA with Distinction in English Literature (2013)

First Class BA (Hons) degree in English Literature (2012)


maths specialist

Alanna Stewart



For the last two years, has been an Assistant Headteacher and Teaching & Assessment Coordinator at Twickenham School. 

Current Member of the Strategic Management Board (Secondary Education). This forum is used to discuss and instigate change for PGCEs, SDs and NQTs at the University of Roehampton.

Eight years as a secondary school teacher in Maths and Music in the Greater London area.


BA (Hons) in Music from Keele University (2011)

PGCE from UCL: Institute of Education (2012)

Spanish Teacher

Vanessa Cardenas


ELE (Spanish as a Foreign Language) and ESL (English as Second Language) teacher. 


Five years as a primary and secondary teacher in English and Spanish.


Taught at Regnum Christi International School Network in Colombia and Venezuela.


Tutored English and Spanish for International Exams (IELTS, TOEFL, GCSE, Spanish).


BA in Education (2019)

TEFL Certificate (2019)


IELTS Certificate (2018)

Laurie Smith

EFL Tutor

Gained a Celta certificate in 2007 and worked in three European countries (Portugal, Spain and France) and consistently at language schools in the UK. 
Experience teaching General English to teenagers, young adults and adults. 
Given many on-site and school based Business English or Technical English lessons in a 1:1 or small group format to employees of pharmaceutical, automotive, tourism and other industries. 

 MA Tesol with Distinction (2018)


CELTA Pass (2007)

BA Hons. 2:2 in Tourism Management (2000)