Our Tutors

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

All Caledonia Tutors are outstanding achievers academically. We aim to convey their personalities, interests and ambitions in their profiles. In the hope that you will see things in common between them and your son/daughter. Tutors have been with us for an average of 2 years and most had previous tutoring experience (private, other companies or peer support).

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Biology Tutors  Biology Tuition

Payton Covelli

Payton is a 2nd Year Biological Sciences undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st). Payton teaches both Biology and Chemistry.

Grades and Achievements
Payton achieved AAAAA grades in Biology, Chemistry, English, Spanish and Psychology.

Hobbies and Interests
Throughout my high school years, I was involved in choir and the arts-I paint and draw, and one of my favourite subjects  remains Art History. Therefore, you can find me in a museum or at voice lessons whenever I get free time. In addition to voice lessons I have recently begun taking guitar lessons and have been playing for about two years now. I have always been interested in learning and will delve into a new subject each month- I will find articles and books, spending my whole time researching it. I find psychology, forensics, and immunology fascinating.

Ambitions
I hope to pursue a career in biosciences-either in ecology or immunology. Travelling and volunteer work also interest me so during the summer I hope to either intern and assist in field research or join a volunteer retreat to help develop medicine in lesser developed countries.

Nikki Li

Nikki is a 3rd Year Infectious Diseases undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st). Nikki teaches both Biology and Chemistry.

Grades and Achievements
Nikki achieved AAAAA grades in her Highers and ABB grades in her Advanced Highers (Biology, Chemistry and Maths). Nikki was a awarded a place to present a project at the UK Young Scientist Big Bang Competition (2018).

Hobbies and Interests
I have recently joined the Edinburgh University Cheerleading and Dance society. In my spare time I also enjoy painting and attempting to bake. I am interested in playing guitar and furthering my skills. I also enjoy looking after potted plants.

Ambitions
I aim to complete my undergrad with a first, and I am considering doing a masters. Afterwards, I hope to get a job that involves studying the biological mechanisms of diseases in depth, and contributing to drugs/vaccine development.

Michael Keegan

Michael is currently undertaking his MRC Doctoral Training (PhD) at Kings College London. He is a BSc Hons Genetics Undergraduate from The University of Glasgow (1st). Nikki teaches both Biology and Chemistry. He also has an MSc in Infection Biology with specialism in Virology.

Grades and Achievements
Michael achieved AAABB grades in his Highers and ACC grades in his Advanced Highers (Biology, Maths and Physics. Michael was a awarded the Richard Wilson bursary through The University of Cambridge, which involved a 2 month research placement. He has also worked as a Laboratory Scientist at Lighthouse Laboratory in Glasgow, which tests 40,000 Covid PCR samples per day.

Hobbies and Interests
I am a keen rugby player and have a passion for the outdoors. I enjoy skiing, hiking, and bouldering. I have recently completed a Master’s degree in virology and have an interest in retroviruses. Outside of academia I am a big sports fan and keep up with football, rugby, and F1.

Ambitions
I have recently started a PhD in Molecular Biology at King’s College London. Once I have completed my PhD I hope to move into research in Virology.

Victoria Munro

Victoria is a Neuroscience graduate from The University of St Andrews (1st). She is currently studying a Msc in in Integrative Neuroscience at The University of Edinburgh.

Grades and Achievements
Victoria achieved AAAAAA grades in her Highers and AAA grades in her Advanced Highers (Biology, Chemistry and Music). Victoria has recently worked in a Pharmacy while at University.

Hobbies and Interests
I enjoy listening to music in my spare time and I have played guitar for around 10 years now. During my undergraduate degree, I got really into yoga and so I try to practice as often as I can as it is a great stress management tool. More recently I have also started kickboxing, which is a really fun way to stay active! Academically, I am really interested in neurological disorders and research into potential treatment strategies. Outside of academia, I love plants and animals and I can’t wait to get a pet of my own one day!

Ambitions
Following on from my masters, I am hoping to do a PhD in Neuroscience research. I also would like to take some time away from my studies at some point to travel and experience new things.

Aleks Poziemska

Aleks is a 5th Year Medicine undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st). Aleks teaches both Biology and Chemistry.

Grades and Achievements
Aleks achieved AAAAA grades in her Highers and AABD grades in her Advanced Highers (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths). Aleks also has a BMedSci with Honours in Immunology (2.1). She is also Team Leader of the Edinburgh Engineering Education Scheme (EES).

Hobbies and Interests
My hobbies and non-academic interests include golf and adventuring with my friends and family.

Ambitions
My ambition is to become a doctor and have two dogs, preferably a cavalier spaniel and a greyhound (and still have time for golf!).

What is the funniest thing that happened to you recently?
I sat on my glasses and they snapped in half. I had to tape them to my face for two weeks after.

Francesca Spaeth

Fran is a 4h Year Biomedical Sciences undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (2.1).

Grades and Achievements
Fran achieved A grades in her IB HL Biology exam (AAAAA grades overall). Fran has completed various internships and was a composer and director for The Crescendo Project, aimed at raising awareness of climate change for primary students.

Hobbies and Interests
My hobbies include playing guitar and piano, creative writing and composing! Additionally, I play sports, such as football and tennis. I am interested in history and literature. I love reading fiction and learning about history through family, and documentaries!

Ambitions
I hope to travel the world and tell everybody’s story. I hope to write books, movies, plays, and documentaries!

Heloise Metzger

Heloise is a 4th Year Medicina undergraduate at the University of Edinburgh (80+%).

Grades and Achievements
Heloise achieved A*A*A*A* grades in her equivalent of A Levels (Biology, Chemistry, English and Maths).

Hobbies and Interests
In my free time, i may be found in the meadows reading a book when the sun is out. In fact, I love books so much I even spent a whole year studying literature! You may otherwise catch me humming songs (if not singing out loud to my flatmate’s greatest joy), although I sing on stage sometimes with my a cappella group. I also love travelling and capturing magical landscapes with my camera, and even develop my own film photographies!

Ambitions
My enthusiasm in teaching partly comes from my love of speaking to others and sharing, and I hope to incorporate teaching to my professional path.

Chemistry Tutors  Chemistry Tuition

Niall Swanwick

Niall is a Master Chemistry graduate from The University of St Andrews (2.1). He currenty works as a Peptide Scientist for Almac Sciences Scotland.

Grades and Achievements
Niall achieved AABB grades in his A Levels (Chemistry, Geography, Biology and Physics). He has a Masters degree in Chemistry from The University of St Andews (2018). He is a National Standard Cycle Instructor and RYA Assistant Sailing Instructor.

Hobbies and Interests
I enjoy spending time in the mountains, be that climbing up them or skiing off the top. I also enjoy indoor climbing and cycling when I can’t make it to the mountains.

Ambitions
I have always been fascinated by chemistry and I am lucky enough to now put my knowledge into practice by working in the chemical industry. I hope to be able to contribute to future drugs and treatments through my work.

 

Eszter Sojtory

Eszter is a 4th Year Biomedical Sciences undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Eszter achieved 43/45 in her IB (99th percentile), including A* grades in Chemistry, Biology and Maths.

Hobbies and Interests
In my spare time I enjoy indoor and outdoor sports such as cycling and running. I also love reading fiction novels and I try to read as much as I can next to my studies. I am also a Head Organiser for TEDxYouth, which involved organising a conferences. I have also organised TEDxWomen and TEDxLive in Edinburgh.

Ambitions
In the near future after university I would like to travel and start working in the scientific industry.

 

Aidan Jordaan

Aidan is a 2nd Year Medicine undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Aidan achieved AAAAA grades in his Highers and AAA grades in his Advanced Highers (Biology, Chemistry and French).

Hobbies and Interests
One of my main hobbies is hill walking (specifically on the Isle of Skye which is my favourite place) – I hope to be able to do more mountain climbing in the future. I also enjoy playing the piano. Collecting vinyl records is something I’ve recently started but I love it! I have also spent much of my time in the last few years volunteering at a care home for dementia patients as well as at a local food pantry.

Ambitions
I hope to become a doctor and specialise in a field that I am really interested in. I want to be able to use my knowledge and skills to really help people. I would love to travel more as there is so much of the world I haven’t seen yet,

Flora Hewitt-Harris

Flora is a 3rd Year Biochemistry undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Flora achieved AAB grades in her A Levels (Biology, Chemistry and French). She has experience working in labs and writing Science and News articles for The Student.

Hobbies and Interests
I’m a born bookworm, so reading has always been my passion. Aside from that, I enjoy doing yoga, listening to music, going for walks, and drinking lots of different kinds of tea. I’m part of the Biology Society and the student newspaper, and I always like going to events held by different societies across campus to see what’s going on at the moment. I’m also part of a research project looking into how cancer management (diagnosis and treatment) is handled in the UK and Nigeria, which I’ve found fascinating so far, as it’s given me an insight into how culture can impact healthcare and wellbeing.

Ambitions
Ideally, I would like to either do a law conversion degree after my undergrad, specialising in patent law, or find employment as a trainee in a law firm learning the same course. My ambition is to become a biochemical patent lawyer/solicitor, or a role related to that field.

 

Alice Baxendale

Alice is a 3rd Year Chemical Engineering undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Sonia achieved AAAAAA grades in her Highers and AAA in her Advanced Highers (Chemistry, Maths and Mechanics).

Hobbies and Interests
I am ranked 2nd in Scotland as a discus thrower and I am learning to play guitar. I love 80s music and I collect vintage vinyls.

Ambitions
I have an interest in organic chemistry and biological systems and aspire to work in the pharmaceutical industry.

What would be your ‘Desert Island Disk’?
If we are talking albums, then The Smiths “The Queen is Dead”; if it’s songs then “Temptation” by New Order.

 

Sonia Yiakoumi

Sonia is a 3rd Year Biological Sciences undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Sonia achieved AAA grades in her A Levels (Chemistry, Biology and Maths).

Hobbies and Interests
I love skating and singing. I also like baking and I am currently learning how to play they ukulele. I play volleyball and soccer and I love going for long swims. In terms of academics, I’m interested in Developmental Biology and specifically the regeneration of stem cells. I am interested in anything Science related, and always love to learn more through books and podcasts.

Ambitions
I would love to have my own research in the future and discover something great. I love working in a group but also taking responsibility and leadership. Hopefully one day I will open up my own bakery with homemade sweets and cakes.

 

Julian Mashingaidze

Grades and Achievements
Julian achieved 35/45 in his IB, including an A grade in Chemistry. Julian was awarded the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship and the IGCSE Chemistry High Achievement award.

Hobbies and Interests
I am passionate about the guitar, which I think primarily stems from my interest in rock music. So, I spend a lot of my free time practising and improving my guitar playing skills. I am love reading a lot, I really love Wilbur Smith and Robert Ludlum novels. I spend a lot of my time reading novels when I am not busy with university assignments. I also follow a lot of football, my favourite team being Liverpool.

Ambitions
My hope is to one day be at the forefront of a global project that help secure a more sustainable future for our planet. At the moment I am currently studying towards that and hopefully in the not so distant future I will be making a difference.

Ellie Webb

Ellie is a 5th Year Masters Chemistry undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Ellie achieved AAB grades in her A Levels (Chemistry, Biology and Maths). Ellie has maintained an average grade of 80+% in her degree to date.

Hobbies and Interests
In terms of hobbies and interests, I love staying active. I enjoy walking and getting outside as much as possible. I love anything to do with food, whether that be eating, cooking or watching cooking shows. I particularly enjoy trying new foods from different cultures. I also competed at a national level in Show Jumping. Another pass time of mine is drawing and painting.

Ambitions
I hope to obtain a doctorate in Chemistry and then pursue a career in academia, researching Organic Chemistry. I would also love to travel and visit as many countries as possible and hope to eventually move abroad permanently.

 

Panayiotis Louca

Panayiotis is a 2nd Year Biological Sciences undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Panayiotis achieved AAAB grades in his A Levels (Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Greek).

Hobbies and Interests
My main hobbies include scouting, swimming, hiking, and watching reality competition shows. I am also involved in volunteer work abroad. I am interested in nature and the environmental, I spend a lot of time during my holidays camping and exploring.

Ambitions
I would love to one day get a PhD in any field of science. My dream job would be to work with an NGO to research sustainable agriculture or conservation biology.

Message from Panayiotis
I am Panayiotis, a 2nd Year Biological Sciences undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh. I have experience working with young people in informal (Scouts Leader for 3 years) and formal (Chemistry Tutor for Chemistreat) settings.

Adam Howden

Adam is a 5th Year Masters Chemistry undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Adam achieved A*A*A*A grades in his A Levels (Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Physics).

Hobbies and Interests
I enjoy playing and watching basketball, as well as rugby. I love playing chess online or with my friends. I also enjoy travelling to different places in Europe, particularly historical sites.

Ambitions
My aspiration is to make science more accessible to people, and to improve people’s scientific literacy, allowing scientific ideas to be spread more reliably. I would like to do this while living somewhere in Europe or Australia. I have not determined my career path yet, possibly something in the technology industry.

English Tutors  English Tuition

Jennifer Kennedy

Jennifer is a Masters English and Spanish Literature (With Distinction in Spoken Spanish) graduate from The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Jennifer achieved AAAAAAC grades in he Highers and A in her Advanced Higher English (with 30/30 in the dissertation section). She is a Campaigns Team Member for Social Knowbility, a volunteer organisation aimed at combating elitism at UK universities.

Hobbies and Interests
I recently got my Mum’s 20-year-old bike fixed, and have been enjoying cycling it around in the Scottish summer sun (though I’m not sure it’ll be quite so much fun in the winter). I also love learning languages, and have been taking French classes through Edinburgh Uni. When I’m looking to relax, I like to see my friends, cook or play video games.

Ambitions
I’m taking this year to gain further experience in education,, in the hope of applying to a PDGE next year and becoming an English teacher. I’d also love to start a side project as a freelance translator of Spanish literature.

Becca Bowman

Becca is a 1st Year English Literature undergraduate at The University of Glasgow.

Grades and Achievements
Becca achieved AAAAAA grades in her Highers and AAA  grades in her Advanced Highers (English, Maths and Art).

Hobbies and Interests
In my free time I really love painting and reading. Whenever sitting down and talking with my friends we always end up passing a sketch book and drawing each other. Reading is one of the best hobbies to have because it can be both relaxing and exciting. I’m interested in learning languages and have found that there are so many enjoyable ways to do this such as singing along to music or watching cartoons. I also like playing cello and piano and being part of an orchestra.

Ambitions
My main goal in life is to travel to many different countries such as Spain and China and to teach English as a foreign language or English literature. Hopefully after many years of building up a portfolio of artwork I will apply for a fine art masters course. I would love to write a novel but I think I would spend my whole life editing it.

Carlotta Riechmann

Carlotta is a 4th Year English Literature undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Carlotta achieved A*AAA in her A levels (English, French, German Studies and Religious Studies).  She is grade 8 LAMDA Verse and Poetry and winner of the 2018 Chiltern Arts ‘Memory’ Poetry competition.

Hobbies and Interests
My hobbies include playing the guitar and the flute, reading, and creative writing.  I am very interested in film and am currently taking a course in Contemporary Cinema at university. Translation is also a passion of mine, which I have been able to embrace in my role as President of the University of Edinburgh Translation Society. 

Ambitions
The translation I have done in my language studies so far has sparked a great interest in literary and film translation that I hope to pursue in the future. I aspire to a career that allows me to pursue creative writing in some way, whether on the page or on the screen.

Kunmi Shonubi

Kunmi is a 4th Year Law undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Kunmi achieved AAD grades in her A Levels (English, Philosophy and Economics).

Hobbies and Interests
I love reading, and will read a book from any genre at all, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc. I also love to cook and experiment with new cuisines. My interests closely mirror my hobbies, although I am also a lover of art and museums.

Ambitions
Having achieved a 1st class Hons in Law, I hope to hone the skills I’ve learnt and use them to further future career opportunities. I am going to pursue a Masters in Media.

What would be your Desert Island Disk?
Anything in the 80s Greatest Hits!

 

Caitlin Leng

Gracie is a 3rd Year English Literature undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (2.1).

Grades and Achievements
Caitlin achieved A*AB in her A levels (English, Religious Studies and History).

Hobbies and Interests
Outside of my studies, I enjoy reading, socialising and exploring Edinburgh, often going up Arthur’s Seat and walking the Meadows with my friends. Pre-Covid I enjoyed going to concerts and events, as well as travelling – my favourite city to visit is Berlin. 

Ambitions
In terms of ambitions, I hope to graduate university and move to London and eventually New York City, and work for a publishing company or newspaper.

Message from Caitlin
Tutoring English has always been an area of particular interest for me on an educational and personal level. To paraphrase Jane Austen, there really is not any enjoyment comparable to reading – reading, learning and teaching texts is something I’m confident is equally enjoyable and fulfilling for my students and I.

Olivia Szczerbakiewicz

Olivia is a 5th Year Master of Arts in English Language and Literature undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Olivia has A grades at all English school levels. She has experience as a Columnist at a Magazine, as an English Translator and Researcher, another Translator job with a university and also had previous English tutoring experience.

Hobbies and Interests
My hobbies include creative writing, and I am currently writing a novel which merges my fascination with history and cinema. As an avid film lover, I spend a lot of free time watching and discussing films with my friends. Additionally, I have a passion for cooking, and I experiment with finding new recipes and combining traditions with novelty. As my two academic areas of interest is Linguistics and Literature, I write for a column exploring how these two together in U-Lingua, a magazine of the British Linguistics Association. I am also invested in politics and activism, taking a keen interest in human rights in Poland in particular.

Ambitions
My main ambitions are to pursue higher academia in Literature and Linguistics and become a Lecturer, pursuing my own research and teaching. Alongside this, I hope to become a published author and keep writing and creating.

Catriona Sherrit

Catriona is currently studying for her Masters in Literature and Modernity at The University of Edinburgh.

Grades and Achievements
Catriona graduated with a 1st in English Literature from The University of Swansea in 2013. Since then she has taught English in schools for 7 years. She has experience with SEND needs. Catriona has held roles including Intervention Lead and Deputy Head of Department.

Hobbies and Interests
I have a background in dance having trained in ballet for 14years- still love to dance! As an English teacher I am definitely a book worm but also love to see live poetry performances including the occasional rap battle. Having previously studied fine art- I still enjoy producing art of my own- oil pastel and pencil sketches are my preferred mediums. Foreign languages and travel (although this has been limited recently ☹). Music- there are musicians in my family and friendship groups- I also play and sing from time to time

Ambitions
Taking on leadership responsibility for the review and diversification of the English curriculum to better support the needs and engagement of young people studying English in school.

Gracie Shearer

Gracie is a 1st Year English Literature undergraduate at Durham University.

Grades and Achievements
Gracie achieved AAAAA grades in her Highers and AAA grades in her Advanced Highers (English, Drama and History).

Hobbies and Interests
I like hill-walking, although I don’t do too well in the cold Scottish rain. I am also often found reading a book, or scribbling away in one of my many diaries. 

Ambitions
One day I hope to be a playwright. Having been heavily involved in theatre from a young age it has always been my dream to create live performance.

Message from Gracie
English was always my favourite subject at school and so I jump at the opportunity to teach it. Exploring and discussing texts is something I find very exciting so I approach English tuition with a sense of fun and discovery, as well as nurturing an understanding of the SQA question style and the best way to gain marks in exams.

Flo Anderson

Flo is a 4th Year English Literature undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Flo achieved A*A*A in her A levels (English, Politics and History). Flo is a literature reviewer for The Student and member of the Women’s Equality Party.

Hobbies and Interests
I love reading and writing for the theatre in my spare time, as well as practicing the clarinet. I also really enjoy French literature so I am currently trying to teach myself the language.

Ambitions
After I finish my undergraduate degree I would like to continue in education with the ultimate aim of becoming a lecturer in English literature. My favourite period of literature is the first half of the twentieth century, spanning the literary movements of modernism to absurdism, so that is what I would love to specialise in.

Ruby Kelman

Carlotta is a 4th Year English Literature undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Carlotta achieved A*AAA in her A levels (English, French, German Studies and Religious Studies).  She is grade 8 LAMDA Verse and Poetry and winner of the 2018 Chiltern Arts ‘Memory’ Poetry competition.

Hobbies and Interests
My hobbies include playing the guitar and the flute, reading, and creative writing.  I am very interested in film and am currently taking a course in Contemporary Cinema at university. Translation is also a passion of mine, which I have been able to embrace in my role as President of the University of Edinburgh Translation Society. 

Ambitions
The translation I have done in my language studies so far has sparked a great interest in literary and film translation that I hope to pursue in the future. I aspire to a career that allows me to pursue creative writing in some way, whether on the page or on the screen.

Caitlin Wilson

Caitlin is a Classics and Linguistics Masters graduate from The University of Edinburgh (2.1).

Grades and Achievements
Caitlin achieved an average of 80% (A1) across all of her high school subjects. She is fluent in both French and Dutch.

Hobbies and Interests
My main hobby is working as a student journalist at a Linguistics magazine for whom I write and commission articles. I also love cooking and trying out new cuisines from around the world. I am fascinated by how language works, particularly syntax and language acquisition. I think everyone should benefit from knowing multiple languages, and love sharing this passion with students.

Ambitions
My main ambition is to go into academia. Hopefully go into research and becoming a university lecturer.

Maths Tutors  Maths Tuition

Daniel Larbi

Daniel is a 3rd Year Maths and Philosophy undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Daniel achieved 5 A* in his A Levels. He is Grade 8 Piano with Merit.

Hobbies and Interests
I try and cycle for a good hour or so at least once a week now that I no longer commute via bike, and especially in the last couple of years I’ve rediscovered leisure reading in a big way. My biggest passion is probably music – I lead an a cappella group at the uni, sing in a barbershop quartet, and play the piano in my spare time. Having bought a full-sized, weighted electric piano shortly before the first lockdown I have begun again to compose my own music, which has been one of the most interesting challenges I’ve faced this year.

Ambitions
I’d like to travel across America for a number of months and study there – perhaps it’s because of their cultural monopoly, but there are so many cities and states I’d love to experience. Career-wise, I would like to complete a PhD before I hit 30, and my big personal ambition would be to write music for film and TV.

Hannah Newson

Hannah is a 4th Year Masters Maths undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Hannah achieved AAAAABB grades in her Highers and an A grade in Advanced Higher Maths. Hannah was awarded the William and Isabella Dick ‘Best in Year’ prize for 2nd Year UofE Maths .

Hobbies and Interests
In my free time I love doing a wide range of sports, I enjoy team games like lacrosse and football as well as adventure activities like mountain biking, running, hiking and climbing. I am interested in experience new cultures and environments. I really enjoy travelling and exploring new places.

Ambitions
In the future I would love to be a high school teacher, I enjoy working with young people and supporting them to learn new skills and encouraging them to reach their goals.

Georgia Scott

Georgia is studying a PhD in Sports Science at The University of Swansea.

Grades and Achievements
Georga achieved AAAAA grades in her Highers and AA in her Advanced Highers (Maths and Statistics). She has a 1st Class Honours degree in Mathematics and Statistics from The Unievrsity of Glasgow.

Hobbies and Interests
A keen player since my teen years, my main hobby is playing Rugby and keeping fit. I also enjoy music and attending gigs and festivals whenever possible! My interests include documentaries and languages. I am currently learning Gaelic.

 Ambitions
My ambitions are to improve the research around Rugby Union and to work full time in Sports Data Science, assisting elite rugby clubs and international sides with performance analysis, data visualisation and making the most of the data they have.

Olive Bradshaw

Olive is a 3rd Year Maths undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Olive achieved A*A*A* grades in her A Levels (Maths, Further Maths, Physics). She has worked for both UofE and KCL Maths departments in various capacities.

Hobbies and Interests
I enjoy reading and drawing, and I’ve recently been making and designing my own clothes which I really enjoy and am trying to make into a little business! I love all kinds of science, especially physics and anything to do with space. I also love reading about philosophy and things to do with behavioural economics.

Ambitions
I’d like to work in Artificial Intelligence in the future, I’ve been working for a company over the summer looking at using AI in medical research but I would really like to explore uses of artificial intelligence in gaming! Other than that I want to re-learn how to sail.

Leston D'Costa

Leston is a 3rd Year Economics with Finance undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Leston achieved AAAAA grades in his Highers and AAB in his Advanced Highers (Maths, Chemistry and Biology). He volunteers as an instructor at The Edinburgh Chess Academy

Hobbies and Interests
From a young age I’ve had a massive interest in sports and played a variety of sports growing up; football, tennis and cricket being the main ones. At university I play cricket and Intra-mural football, and even some kickboxing at one point. In the middle of lockdown, I bought a melodica off Amazon and enjoy playing throwback anthems on that! I also watch films in my spare time and tick them off my long list of films to see. I also enjoy listening to podcasts on Spotify with Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy, and That Peter Crouch Podcast being my favourites.

Ambitions
As I am going into my third year at university, I would like to spend the next two years making the most of my time in Edinburgh by continuing to participate in and make an impact in various clubs and societies. I would also like to make up for lost time due to Covid by exploring Edinburgh in greater detail and once I graduate, go travelling.

Aleta Saju

Aleta is a 1st Year Civil Engineering and Architecture undergraduate at The University of Glasgow.

Grades and Achievements
Aleta achieved AAAAAA grades in her Highers and AB in her Advanced Highers (Physics and Chemistry).

Hobbies and Interests
I love dancing, badminton and art. I’m fascinated by design, so I to spend a lot of my time doing arts and crafts with materials I find around the house and drawing. I love science and maths. I particularly enjoyed the research part because it gave me a deeper understanding of what I was learning. This is one of the main reasons I love to teach, because it constantly puts you in the position where your understanding of a topic is questioned. I also love travelling, culture and learning new things. Going to a new country and learning the history behind it, is one of the most interesting things in the world.

 Ambitions
I want to work as an architiect or a civil engineer for a company that values not only creating beautiful masterpieces but also a company that values creating good and stable housing for people that need it.

Virginia Cangelosi

Virginia is a 4th Year Electrical Engineering undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Virginia achieved A*A*A in her A Levels (Maths, Further Maths and Physics). Virginia is one of the highest achievers in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at The University of Edinburgh, regularly achieving grades of 90+%.

Hobbies and Interests
In my spare time I enjoy playing the piano as I like finding the patterns in the notes whilst learning new pieces. I am also an avid reader I enjoy immersing myself in fictional stories as I love getting an insight into other people’s perspectives of their lives.

Ambitions
I hope to never stop learning so in the future I would either love a job as an academic so I can teach students as well as do research or build new products in an electronic engineering company so I can apply what I have learnt at university.

Eleftherios Toramanidis

Eleftherios is a 3rd Year Engineering with Honours Electronics and Computer Science undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Eleftherios averaged 90% in his school exams and also achieved A grades at Maths and Physics at Higher level when he moved to Scotland.

Hobbies and Interests
I have been playing basketball for 12 years now (since I was 7). During the last two years in Greece I was the leader of the team. At the moment I am in the university 1st team for basketball and I am also doing Muay Thai. When I have free time I enjoy playing video games or watching online videos. I enjoy watching youtube channels such as Numberphile or others related to Maths and Science.

Ambitions
I have never had a main goal in my life that looks very far into the future, but I would say that it is to find a job related to what I love doing.

Dáire Byrne

Dáire is a 5th Year Masters Maths undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Daire achieved 8 H1 (A*) grades in his Irish leaving certificate, the best results in Ireland in 2018. He currently has an 80+% average for his degree (2nd Year entry).

Hobbies and Interests
I enjoy all things STEM-related. I also enjoy reading, learning about, and pursuing projects involving, technology and the sciences.  I enjoy assisting students in their education, something which in recent times has occurred online via peer-assisted learning networks and recorded informational videos. At a personal level, I enjoy walking, golf, and fencing. I am also a fan of watching sports, and on a non-sporting side enjoy cinema and trivia games.

Ambitions
I intend to continue into further study after graduating, and then pursue a career in the finance sector or in technology.

Freddie Bouch

Freddie is a 4th Year Maths undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Iain achieved A*A*B grades in his A Levels (Maths, Further Maths and Physics).

Hobbies and Interests
My main hobbies are sport. In particular football, running and tennis. Football is my main sport and I represent the Edinburgh University football team. I also enjoy cooking and listening to music. Similarly, my interests are also quite sporty. I support Newcastle United and will often watch their games.

Ambitions
Once I graduate uni, I hope to move to London and hopefully get a job either as an actuary or in quantitative finance. I am not sure which one yet. Alongside completing my degree and starting my career a more fun ambition is to run a marathon in 2021.

Lucas Papadopoulos

Lucas is a 2nd Year Maths Undergradute at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Lucas has A grades at all school Maths levels. He had previous Maths tutoring experience before joining Caledonia Tutors.

Hobbies and Interests
Throughout my life I have tried a variety of sports and activities. The ones that proved most fun for me have been football, swimming and cue sports. I love music, playing it and listening to it. I play the piano as well as the ukulele. I also want to keep fit so I like going to the gym 3-4 times a week.

Ambitions
I would very much like one day to be able to to travel all around the world and visit new places and learn about new cultures. How I plan to do that? By building a successful academic career in mathematics, starting now!

Jack Charters

Jack is a 3rd Year Maths and Biology undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Jack achieved A*A*A grades in his A Levels (Maths, Biology, Chemistry).

Hobbies and Interests
For around 8 years, I did Judo which ended this year to focus on my studies. During the last few years of my Judo I received my Junior Black Belt and my Junior Coaching Award. Being one of the oldest on the mat, naturally I fell into a teaching role for new students and it is something over time I really began to love and grow a passion for, which is one of the main reasons why a future in teaching is so appealing to me. In my spare time I enjoy cinema trips (anything Marvel related) and like to read research on plant and animal evolution.

Ambitions
I’d love to learn how to play the piano. After university I hope to be teaching in a Secondary School. I would love to visit every continent in the world at least once

Gonzalo Fernandez

Gonzalo is a 3rd Year Mathematics (MSci) undergraduate at The University of Glasgow (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Gonzalo achieved the equvalent of straight As at high school (Including Maths and Further Maths). He also achieved a 1st in his first 2 years of his Economics and Philosophy degree.

Hobbies and Interests
I like to spend my spare time doing different types of sports. I am currently part of the muay thai university team. Also, I have recently started climbing and I love it. I don’t mind having a pint and a nice chat with my colleagues now and then. I study philosophy, physics and neuroscience in my own spare time. I have always enjoyed reading novels.

Ambitions
I would like to do research in cognitive neuroscience using the mathematical knowledge that I will have acquired during my degree.

Chris Johnson

Chris is a Maths graduate from The University of Glasgow (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Chris achieved AAAAA grades in his Highers and AB in his Advanced Highers (Maths and Chemistry). He currently volunteers at a Maths outreach programme ‘Maths Inside’.

Hobbies and Interests
I love cooking and baking, and a great deal of my time is spent in the kitchen, making bread and cakes, or trying to cook interesting things. I also like to draw, paint and, in general, dedicate at least some time to creative pursuits. A recent hobby has been hiking, and I hope to bag at least a few munros while I’m in Scotland for certain. As an aspiring researcher, mathematics is one of my main interests, and I spend a lot of time thinking about math education too.

Ambitions
I aspire to give as much as I can to the mathematical community: be that through research and collaboration, or even just as a dedicated lecturer and teacher – so tutoring is one of my first steps in that direction.  I would also like to continue to improve my impact on the world, cutting down on waste, thinking about the impact of my diet and lifestyle on the environment and contributing more to my local community.

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Hattie Lord

Hattie Lord is a 4th Year Mathematical Physics undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st)

Grades and Achievements
Hattie achieved A*AAA grades in her A Levels (Physics, Maths, History and Sociology).

Hobbies and Interests
I’m a big reader, and I also enjoy crafting and sewing, particularly fixing up my old clothes, though I’m not amazing at it yet! When I’m back home from university, I love volunteering with my local Boys’ Brigade company. Ever since doing an A-Level in history I’ve really liked looking into the past, and I love finding new documentaries to watch. I also enjoy music a lot, though listening to it instead of making it!

Ambitions
Once I finish university, I would love to get a job in corporate research, possibly looking at renewable energy. At some point down the line, though, I would like to go into teaching, since I am very aware of the lack of physics teachers, especially in England.

Fareha Khan

Fareha is a 3rd Year Aeronautical Engineering undergraduate at The University of Glasgow (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Fareha achieved AAAAA grades in her Highers and AAA in her Advanced Highers (Chemistry, Maths and Physics). Fareha was included in the 2020 ‘Engineering Excellence’ list at UofG. Fareha is currently the Vice President of Engineers Without Borders Glasgow and the Social Convener of the Glasgow University Engineering Society.

Hobbies and Interests
After falling in love with the violin at a young age, I am now an enthusiastic violinist. I also love baking cakes and other desserts. Interests I enjoy multiple outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking. I also love visiting and exploring new places.

Ambitions
With a passion for Space since childhood, I wish to work towards my engineering degree and in the future, work for a company in the space industry, designing spacecraft and satellites.

Ben Lennox

Ben is a 5th Year Masters Theoretical Physics undergraduate at UofE (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Ben achieved AAAAAA grades in his Highers and AAA grades in his Advanced Highers (Chemistry, Maths and Phyics). Ben was awarded the ‘Margaret Campbell Scott Scholarship’ for best entrance grades in UofE Physics.

Hobbies and Interests
I enjoy playing most sports, as often as I can. Pre-Covid I played 5-a-side football weekly and I was also on one of the UofE’s Badminton teams, playing multiple times a week. I also jump on Xbox every few days to catch up with my friend from home. A healthy (mostly) amount of binge watching of tv shows too. I frequently watch interesting science or maths videos that come up on my youtube. Watch a lot of different video games/streamers.

Ambitions
In the more immediate sense, I want to commit more of my time and energy into education, both in teaching and learning, than in previous years, pushing my average grade higher than it is currently rather than slacking.

 

Jessie Hammond

Jessie is a 5th Year Masters Physics undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Jessie achieved A*AAA grades in her A Levels (Physics, Chemistry, Maths and EPQ). Jessie has written several articles for the EUSci magazine, website and print issues (including on the Australian bushfires, Elon Musk’s rocket booster technology and sustainable revolution), with the purpose of presenting science to an audience with a non-science background.

Hobbies and Interests
My hobbies are reading and writing. I especially love to write and edit for the university’s science magazine. I am interested in history, particularly the history of science, because I love learning about how different discoveries were made.

Ambitions
In the future, I am looking at pursuing a PhD in Physics, and potentially going into a career as an academic.

Struan Stevenson

Struan is 3rd Year Astrophysics undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st). Struan teaches both Physics and Maths.

Grades and Achievements
Struan achieved AAAAA grades in his Highers and AAA in his Advanced Highers (Maths, Physics and Chemistry).

Hobbies and Interests
Growing up in the countryside I’m a lover of all things muddy and outdoors. I’m an avid mountain biker and hiker. I also like working with my hands, so built a forge and taught myself blacksmithing.  I have interests in human history surrounding interpretations of the universe, through religion and science. Most of all however is my interest in the mysteries of the deep universe, especially when it comes to the ones yet to be explained.

Ambitions
I’m working to know as much as I can about the universe we live in. Most of all, explaining the dark matter phenomenon (or proving an alternative) and using it to better outline astrophysics is my main ambition.

 

Innis Thompson

Innis will be starting a degree in Politics with Quantitative Methods (Statistics) in September. He previously completed a diploma in Physics at UofE (1st). Innis teaches both Math and Physics.

Grades and Achievements
Innis achieved AAAAA grades in his Highers and AA in his Advanced Highers (Maths and Physics). Innis has volunteered as a teacher in Romania and Zimbabwe for 1 month and 1 year respectively.

Hobbies and Interests
My main hobbies at the moment include reading, classical guitar, hiking and rock climbing. I am interested in many things, some areas that have captured my imagination recently are rewilding – in the form of increasing biodiversity on land and in the oceans – and the causes of societal inequality and its effects on mental and physical health.

Ambitions
My main sporting ambition, once I am injury free, would be to run a mountain marathon. And my main academic ambition would be to become fluent in another language – I am trying to decide between French and Spanish.

 

Douglas Moore-Loizides

Doug is a 2nd Year Civil Engineering undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Doug achieved A*AB grades in his A Levels (Physics, Maths and French). He is a Member of the Army Cadet Force and has also worked as a football referee.

Hobbies and Interests
I enjoy playing sports with my friends, namely cricket, football, and Gaelic football. I like cooking, albeit to a mediocre quality at the best of times. When I have the time, I like to go to the beach. I am a civil engineering student, so I am interested in new ways to construct infrastructure in the future. I also like following football and learning languages.

Ambitions
I hope to attain a 1st class degree when I graduate and work with timber to create new eco-friendly building materials. I would like to work on the UKs first timber sky-scrapers when the time comes.

 

Omar El Champasi

Omar is a 4th Year Mathematical Physics Undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Omar achieved A*A*A grades in his A Levels (Physics, Maths and Further Maths). Omar achieved 100% in his pure Maths exam. In addition, he was awarded the Pearson award for Further Mathematics A-Level as he achieved the highest grade in the country.

Hobbies and Interests
My hobbies include playing chess, discovering new music (the guitar), reading and swing dancing.

Ambitions
I would like to contribute in whatever way I can to the wealth of human knowledge in the field of Mathematics or Physics. My ambition is to one day become a Maths teacher and to do Mathematical research at a university.

 

Jacob Kemprud

Jacob Kemprud is a 5th Year Masters Physics undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Jacob achieved A*AABB grades in his A Levels (Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Further Maths). Jacob is a Maths Ambassador with UofE.

Hobbies and Interests
My hobbies include playing the guitar and the piano. I am also interested in Theology, Natural Sciences and film analysis.

Ambitions
Pursue research into fields relating to the harnessing of energy such as tidal or nuclear energy, such as the recent developments into nuclear fusion. Potentially and hopefully at Berkeley or Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in California, near my hometown.

Teodora Bulichi

Teodora is a 4th Year Astrophysics Undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Teodor achieved the equivalent of AAA grades in her A Levels (Physics, Maths and Computing). Teodora came 4th in the UK Physics competition ‘Plancks’. She also has 2 silver medals in Physics Olympiads. Teodora has experience in Maths and Physics outreach programmes in Edinburgh.

Hobbies and Interests
I really enjoy reading – apart from scientific books, I usually read diary type books from more difficult periods in history, just to get a perspective on what people had to go through before, but I never say no to a good thriller book! I love watching movies too and going on really long walks with one of my closest friends! I am also interested in music and play the guitar.

Ambitions
I really want to pursue a research career in cosmology and explore the early universe’s mysteries as much as I can. I also want to travel the world!

 

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Jenna Mclean (French Tutor)

Jenna is a French and History graduate from The University of Edinburgh (1st).

Grades and Achievements
Jenna achieved AAAAA grades in her Highers and AAB grades in her Advanced Highers (French, Spanish and History).

Hobbies and Interests
Throughout my time at university, I was actively involved in their television society. I was also producer for Edinburgh University Theatre Company and Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group – producing several student theatre productions, including one for the Edinburgh Festival. In my free time I enjoy reading, going for walks around Edinburgh and spending time with my friends. I also love travelling and can’t wait to plan my next holiday!

Ambitions
I hope to get into television production. My dream would be to make travel and history documentaries!

Stephen East (Geography Tutor)

Stephen is a Geography graduate from The University of Edinburgh (2.1). He is currently writing a research paper in collaboration with UofE, before starting his Masters next year.

Grades and Achievements
Stephen achieved AAA grades in his A Levels (Biology, Geography and Maths). He has various teaching and tutoring experience both in the UK and abroad.

Hobbies and Interests
I really enjoy sports mainly climbing and mountaineering. I also do highlining and slacklining. I spend a lot of time outside either up a mountain or slacklining in some woods. I am interested in the natural world and how to best preserve what is left. I studied geography because of my passion for nature and I am particularly interested in paleo environmental reconstruction as it tells us what we have lost, how we can gain it back or try to recreate those conditions.

Ambitions
I am looking to do a masters ideally in Sweden where there are really good environmental science departments. I hope to be involved in either conservation work, outdoor education or environmental consultancy, or perhaps all three!

Cara Donnelly (Modern Studies)

Cara is a 3rd Year International Business undergraduate from The University of Edinburgh (2.1). Cara also tutors Business Management.

Grades and Achievements
Cara achieved AAAAAA grades in her Highers and AC grades in her Advanced Highers (Modern Studies and Spanish).

Hobbies and Interests
During the weekends I like to do horse riding out in the countryside, it is such a different and peaceful pastime when I usually live in the city. I also like to participate in any events involving the arts such as dance classes and drama. I am very interested in sustainable fashion, studying fast fashion in university I was amazed at how much waste is produced each year and how unfairly treated these companies’ workers are. Therefore, I try to look into new and inventive ways for people to still express themselves through fashion but in a more environmentally responsible way.

Ambitions
In the future I would love to travel across the world with my job and potentially open my own business relating to sustainable fashion. Any job which involves helping others or the planet would be perfect and so fulfilling!

 

Iain High (Computing Tutor)

Iain is a 2nd Year Artificial Intelligence undergraduate at The University of Edinburgh (1st). Iain teaches Maths and Computer Science.

Grades and Achievements
Iain achieved AAAAA grades in his Highers and AAAA in his Advanced Highers (Maths, Mechanics, Chemistry and Physics)

Hobbies and Interests
In my spare time I enjoy climbing, playing violin, and watching movies. I started climbing around 6 years ago and enjoyed it because it’s a sport that can be taken competitively (I used to compete but was never very good). I climb often at Glasgow Climbing Centre and I had been volunteering there, helping younger climbers improve before the lockdown. When I just want to chill movies are my go-to form of entertainment. I like quite a wide range of films, but my favourite genre would be sci-fi.

Ambitions
My short term goals are that I would like to improve my tutoring ability, do well in my university coursework and to write some code that will eventually be used in a satellite (through one of the university societies called Asteria). My long-term goal and ambition is to continue my education into a masters or a PhD and then hopefully follow it into becoming a lecturer.

Tessa Duncan (Spanish Tutor)

Tessa is Masters Spanish and Portuguese graduate from The University of Edinburgh (2.1).

Grades and Achievements
Tessa achieved A*BB grades in her A Leves (Spanish, English  combined and Maths). Tessa has worked in various paid and voluntary positions teaching languages and working abroad.

Hobbies and Interests
I really enjoy keeping active and being outdoors. Most recently, that’s meant a lot of rollerblading. I also dance salsa, bachata and kizomba which are lots of fun. I have always been super interested in languages and cultures. I love travelling, meeting new people and learning about their language and culture.

Ambitions
I have a keen interest in small business and entrepreneurship and I’m working towards making my way in that world. In the meantime, my ambitions include learning new languages and meeting lots of interesting people.


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