Meet our 2019 resident tutors.
UC students have access to a wide range of tutorials to support their studies. Tutorials are made up of small groups and led by young, approachable resident tutors who know you, and you know them. Our tutors live in College so are readily available to answer any questions relating to your course, as well as help you prepare for assessments and exams.
RESIDENT TUTOR - ARTS (ENGLISH, CULTURAL STUDIES, POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS)
Mallory was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia. She received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in 2017 from the University of Western Australia, where she majored in English and Cultural Studies and minored in Politics and International Relations. She came to University College as a graduate student in 2018 to undertake a Master of Publishing and Communications degree at the University of Melbourne. Mallory loves to read, practice ju jutsu and talk incessantly about her three cats.
RESIDENT TUTOR - ARTS AND CULTURAL MANAGEMENT
Mollie received her Master of Arts and Cultural Management from the University of Melbourne in 2018 and a Bachelor of Arts (with a major in Media and Communication and a minor in Criminology, also from the University of Melbourne) in 2016. Mollie tutors a range of arts subjects from the schools of Culture & Communication and Social & Political Sciences. Mollie has resided at UC since 2017 and is a keen member of the UC arts community. Notably, Mollie enjoyed being a part of 2017 UC Musical ‘Westside Story’, 2018 UC Musical ‘The Heathers’, as well as being a part of UC’s winning band at the 2018 Intercollegiate Battle of the Bands!
RESIDENT TUTOR – SCIENCE, COMPUTING AND FRENCH
Lucy is a Master of Computational Biology student studying environmental and infectious disease modelling. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne. She majored in Computational Biology in 2018 with a breadth track in French. Lucy has previously completed a summer project with Defence Science and Technology Group, studying the potential applications of bioinformatics techniques to malware identification. She is happy to chat about all things books, films, music, uni and cats!
RESIDENT TUTOR - COMMERCE, ECONOMICS AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
James completed his Master of Engineering (Electrical) at the University of Melbourne in 2017, and also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics). He is currently working as a software engineer at Telstra. This is James’ third year as resident tutor, and sixth year at University College, having lived here for three years during his undergraduate degree. James loves teaching and learning new things, and is a passionate fan of technology, travel, good coffee and 90s sitcoms. He occasionally enjoys cooking, and the other resident tutors longingly look forward to the annual event when he cooks dinner for them.
RESIDENT TUTOR – ARTS (INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, POLITICS AND HISTORY)
Nicholas graduated with a Master of International Relations from the University of Melbourne in 2018. Before that he completed an Honours thesis on economic sanctions and North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme. He has also visited North Korea and is always happy to talk about this and any other matter of geopolitical concern. Nicholas likes to say he’s interested in just about everything except horse racing and country music. His main passions are cult cinema, underground music and literary fiction, what one might dub unpopular culture. He maintains there is a classic Simpsons quote for every occasion.
RESIDENT TUTOR - COMPUTING, ENGINEERING AND MATHS
Vincent recently graduated from the University of Melbourne, where he completed his Bachelor of Science, majoring in Mechatronics Systems. He is currently completing his Master of Engineering (Mechatronics) at the University of Melbourne. Vincent was born and raised in suburban Melbourne and his passion for education has led him to become a private tutor for the past four years. His spare time is mostly filled with dancing – taking part in dance classes, student clubs and productions. Apart from this, he also enjoys sketching, binge watching shows and finding the best places in Melbourne for a matcha latte.
RESIDENT TUTOR - ARTS AND COMMERCE (MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS, CREATIVE WRITING AND MARKETING)
Lauren is a fresh graduate from the University of Melbourne, where in 2018 she achieved a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Media Communications and Creative Writing. She attended University College as a student in her first two years of her undergraduate degree and absolutely loved it — so much so, that she has now returned to us as a resident tutor! Lauren spent the first part of her life in Christchurch, New Zealand before moving with her family to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. She’s now heading into her fourth year in Melbourne, where she moved after high school. Lauren is a big fan of photography, writing, travel, 80s music and a fierce game of UNO. You can hit her up for a chat about pretty much anything — however, she should be the last person you ask for directions from. Ever.
RESIDENT TUTOR - ENGINEERING, MATHS AND FINANCE
Ayush is from Auckland, New Zealand and has been a UC Resident tutor for the past two years. He has a Chemical and Materials Engineering Degree from the University of Auckland and has just completed a Master of Management with Finance at the University of Melbourne. Combining these degrees, he has been teaching finance and mathematics courses. He also holds a New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) certified cooking certificate, meaning he has three degrees in total, which he sees as an edge over the other resident tutors 🙂 In his spare time, you can find him cooking, sketching, and watching historical documentaries.
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RESIDENT TUTOR - BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Sher Maine has recently completed her Master of Biomedical Science, majoring in Microbiology and Immunology. During her postgraduate degree, she was investigating the regulation of one of the most common gut bacteria, Escherichia coli, specifically in relation to the swine industry. Sher Maine is currently working as a Molecular Biologist at the University of Melbourne. Outside of work, Sher Maine enjoys sports, music and photography. She is also an avid reader of books and can always be counted on for a good book recommendation.
On Zhi Xiang
RESIDENT TUTOR - PSYCHOLOGY
On is a provisional psychologist, and is currently completing his Master of Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology. In his spare time, On enjoys solving mental arithmetic, drinking wine in Spanish class, and finding new brunch spots.
Emily Webb Ware
RESIDENT TUTOR- AGRICULTURE, ANIMAL SCIENCE AND BIOLOGY
Emily hails from Yea in country Victoria, where she grew up on a family farm producing sheep and cattle. She is passionate about agriculture, and completed the Bachelor of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne in 2018. Aside from running around after sheep, Em loves the outdoors, and is an avid hiker, climber and sailor. She lived at UC for the first two years of her undergrad degree, where she was most commonly found in the dining hall, usually with a cup of tea in hand. Em is always up for a chat, or even a lap around Prinny, and is forever keen for new experiences and a chance to learn.