Meet the Tutor

Meet The Tutor

Hi Everyone! I am Laura Truepenny, an experienced primary school teacher, dyslexia specialist, forest school leader and children’s author.

My children's books!

I have taught children for over a decade, from ages 0-14! I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a teacher, so at college completed a National Diploma in Early Years. After college, I had a gap year where I worked as a teaching assistant in Year 1 and 5 and sailed the Atlantic for a month. After that epic adventure, I went to university where I gained a BEd (hons) in Primary Education.

I worked for MoD in Germany for 7 years, where I completed a Middle Leaders Qualification, and was maths leader for several years. During that time, I set up Truependous Times Tables, a website to support teachers with maths teaching from Year 1 – Year 6.

Truependous Times Tables

I set up Truependous Tutoring at the beginning of the Global Pandemic in 2020, to provide a consistent education to children to enable them to access learning from the comfort of their own home. 

Over the last three years, my business has evolved. Alongside setting up a childminding business called Truependous Tots, I have taught over one hundred children in online groups, face-to-face groups and 1:1s, from the U.K. and all over the world.

Home Ed Groups

In 2023, I rebranded the business ‘Be Truependous’ as it’s now more than a tutoring business. I predominantly teach groups of home-educated children face-to-face, as well as running a board game club.

Board Game Club

I have recently achieved my Accredited Level 5 – Certificate in Dyslexia; Literacy, Support and Intervention and absolutely love teaching children with suspected or diagnosed dyslexia, to support them in reaching their full potential. I intend to complete my Level 7 qualification next year so that I can diagnose dyslexia.

I absolutely love working with young people – they are a constant source of inspiration to me and I feel absolutely privileged to be in a position where I can have a positive impact on so many awesome young people. What could be more important than supporting the youth of today to unlock their creativity and imaginations?

As Albert Einstein once famously said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, but imagination encircles the world.”

In this changing world we live in, there is a great need for children to be inquisitive reasoned thinkers and problem solvers. That’s why my group lessons, 1:1 tuition and board game club aim to build confidence, resilience, independence and enhance young people’s innate sense of wonder and inquisitiveness!

Read on to find out more about what Be Truependous has to offer…

Board Game Club

Play a range of exciting board games each week!

If you’re a board game enthusiast or looking to dive into the world of tabletop gaming, you’ve come to the right place. Be Truependous Board Game Club is all about fostering a sense of community, encouraging social interaction, and, of course, having a blast while playing exciting board games.

Face-to-face homeschool groups

Small group tuition from my classroom

If you are a fellow Devonian homeschooling your children, then Truependous Tutoring group lessons will be the perfect supplement to your child’s home-education. Find out more by clicking the button

I had tried everything to encourage my children in their learning of maths; books, online classes, YouTube, Doodle, Elephant, other tutors and they didn’t really respond to any of it! After going to Laura’s class they were hooked! They can’t wait to go to maths lesson and wish they had more!


1:1 online tuition

Bespoke tuition, tailored to the individual needs of the young person

If you are looking for an enriching, personalised learning experience, then 1:1 tuition is the option for you. Click the button below to learn more.

It amazes me how Laura can work with my 12 year old and encourage and inspire her and do the same for my 5 year old! That's rare to find in a teacher! Thank you!

Sarah Y

Parent & teacher workshops

Inspiring workshops to enhance your own teaching

For homeschooling families, families of children who go to school, aspiring teachers and experienced teachers, these workshops will inspire you and enhance your teaching. Click the button to learn more.

Laura is the most wonderful tutor I have ever met. We have attended multiple virtual workshops and they have been very engaging and informative.


Truependous Tutoring promo song!

If you’d prefer to hear what Truependous Tutoring has to offer you in the form of a song, you’ve come to the right place! Check out the video below:

More about me!

If you would like to learn more about me (and watch me jump out of a plane) click the button!