English Tutors

Tutor profiles can be found below. We keep copies of all our tutors’ exam records, PVG certificates, matriculation details and CVs.

Carlotta Riechmann

English Tutor (S1-S5)

Education

  • Carlotta achieved A*AAA in her English, French German and R.E A Levels. 
  • She is currently in her 2nd year of studying English and French Literature at UofE (1st).

Hobbies and Interests

  • Carlotta enjoys reading and creative writing. She also plays the guitar and the flute. 
  • She is also very interested in film and is currently taking a course in contemporary cinema.

Experience

  • Carlotta currently tutors 2 students English per week.
  • She is president of The University of Edinburgh Translation Society. Carlotta also has experience volunteering in Oxfam bookshops.

 

Ambitions

  • The translation Carlotta has done in her language studies so far has sparked a great interest in literary and film translation that she hopes to pursue in the future.

Ruby Kelman

English Tutor (S1-S6), Italian Tutor (S1-S6), Latin Tutor (S1-S5)

Education

  • Ruby achieved A*A*A* in her A Levels (English, History, French).
  • She is currently in her 4th year of studying for her MA in French and Italian (1st average).
  • University Class Medals (Best in Year): Italian 1; French 2; Lanfine Prize for French; Lanfine Prize for Italian; Jane Ridley Award; MD Legge Prize

Hobbies and Interests

  • Ruby enjoys singing and hiking in Edinburgh’s beautiful surrounding hills.

Experience

  • Ruby currently tutors 5 students National 5 and Higher English per week.
  • TEFL Certified, Migrants and Refugees in Education certified with FutureLearn, English Group Leader and Pedagogy Assistant at Les Petits Bilingues, Camp Assistant at Europass. 

 

Ambitions

  • When Ruby graduates she is planning on training to become a secondary school languages teacher.

Jade Kuzimbikisa

English Tutor (S1-S5), Spanish Tutor (S1-S6)

Education

  • Jade graduated secondary school with an 8.3/10 average (90% English).
  • She is currently in her 1st year of studying English Literature and Philosophy at UofE.

Hobbies and Interests

  • In her spare time Jade enjoys reading and writing.
  • She is interested in the art of storytelling and learning about different cultures through travel.

Experience

  • Jade currently tutors 3 students English per week.
  • English Teaching Assistant with Kids&Us. Research Project on Comparative Literature with Ramon Lull University.

 

Ambitions

  • Some of Jade’s current goals are to finish writing her book, write a screenplay and to travel to another continent. 
  • As for the future, she hopes to find a job in one of her fields of interest.

Rosie Gallagher

English Tutor (S1-S6)

Education

  • Rosie achieved an A in Advanced Higher English and 4As & 3Bs in her Highers.
  • Rosie is in her 4th year of studying English and Scottish literature at UofE.

Hobbies and Interests

  • In her spare time Rosie enjoys reading.
  • She is involved in TV and film production. 

Experience

  • Rosie currently tutors 3 students Nat 5 and Higher English per week.
  • Rosie is familiar with the Scottish curriculum and has been tutoring with Caledonia Tutors for 2.5 years. All Rosie’s students have achieved an A in their final exam. 

Ambitions

  • Rosie hopes to finish her last semester of her degree strongly.
  • When she graduates she hopes to either go in to TV/film production or become an English teacher.

Folakunmi Shonubi

English Tutor (P3-S6)

Education

  • Kunmi achieved 10 As and A*s in her GCSEs and an A* in her English Lit A Level.
  • She is currently in her 3rd  year of studying Law at UofE, she is achieving a 2.1.

 

Hobbies and Interests

  • Kunmi is a self-proclaimed book lover, and all things related to English.
  • She also enjoys rock climbing and sailing in her spare time.

Experience

  • Kunmi currently tutors 5 students per week English (Primary-S6)
  • English tutoring Kenya, ACAS Law Firm, HAP Recruitment, Off To Work, various International Camps.

Ambitions

  • Kunmi wants to learn skills and achieve a level of qualification that she can utilise internationally.
  • Kunmi would love to learn a foreign language and travel as much as she can.

 

Ema Smekalova

English Tutor (S1-S4), Psychology Tutor (S1-S5), Maths Tutor (P6-S2)

Education

  • Ema achieved 44/45 in her IB (HL English, Maths, Psychology and History).
  • She is currently in her 2nd year of her Sociology and Psychology MA at UofE (1st average).

Hobbies and Interests

  • Ema enjoys literature and reading.
  • She plays volleyball, badminton and golf in her spare time.

Experience

  • Ema currently tutors 3 students English and Maths per week.
  • Previous experience tutoring GCSE students in English Lang+Lit, Maths, and History.

 

Ambitions

  • Ema’s career ambition is to work in the social care sector, though she is not sure where specifically.
  • An ambition she’s had for a while is to become a writer.

Nicole Mcgovern

English Tutor (S1-S6), History Tutor (S1-S4)

Education

  • Nicole achieved a 1st class honour degree in Classics from NUI Galway.
  • She is currently studying for her Masters in Classics at The University of Edinburgh.

Hobbies and Interests

  • Nicole’s hobbies include reading, playing board games, analysing media, and playing video games.
  • She has an interest in classical history and the reception of ideas from antiquity and their effect on western culture.

Experience

  • Nicole currently tutors 3 students English and History per week.
  • TEFL CertifiedDaegu Co-teaching Skills Program, Native English Teacher at Dalsam Elementary School, English Teacher Manchon Elementary School

 

Ambitions

  • Eventually Nicole hopes to be a lecturer in classics at a university in Europe.

Caitlin Wilson

English Tutor (S1-S4), French Tutor (S1-S6)

Education

  • Caitlin achieved ABB in her A Level equivalents and is fluent in English and French.
  • She is currently in her 3rd year of studying Linguistics at UofE and is on track to achieve a 2.1.

Hobbies and Interests

  • Outside of university Caitlin enjoys reading and doing Yoga
  • She loves learning new skills and is currently learning to code.

Experience

  • Caitlin currently tutors 1 student French per week.
  • Language tutor Freelance, Data Analyst Health Connect Partners

 

Ambitions

  • Caitlin hopes to gain a job relating to her Linguistics degree when she graduates.
  • She would also love to travel as much as possible when she finishes university.
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