Alongside her enjoyment of maths, Lorraine was a keen sports performer throughout secondary school and sixth form. She grew up in Taunton and played hockey and football for the local town, county and even South West region. She followed her passion for sport and games after sixth-form college and studied a PE degree alongside her qualified teaching status in Leeds, where she lived for four years, working in a range of inner city schools.

During university, Lorraine gained a love for her work with EAL students. She worked in Cyprus during her summer breaks with Native speaking children at summer activity camps in the Troodos Mountains. This passion continued to grow after graduating university; Lorraine went travelling to South America and Australasia where she explored many different cultures and also worked as a private English tutor to many native speaking Brazilians.

After 10 years of teaching PE, Lorraine decided to retrain to qualify to teach her original passion of Mathematics. Passing her course with exemplary feedback she secured a job teaching both Mathematics and PE. She now teaches Mathematics full time and is once again combining her skills of working with pupils of which English is an additional language.