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 - MATH & STATISTICS
Linda completed her Bachelor of Mathematics at the University of Newcastle before moving to Melbourne in 2017. She is in her last year of the Master of Data Science at the University of Melbourne. Linda was born in Australia to an American mother and an Estonian father and spent her childhood in Germany and the Netherlands. Many of her childhood summers were enjoyed in the United States, and in her adult life, she has visited every state and territory in Australia. Linda loves a good mystery show and is a huge fan of period plays and dramas.
RESIDENT TUTOR - ARTS (ENGLISH, CULTURAL STUDIES, POLITICS & 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 & CULTURAL MANAGEMENT & SENIOR COMMON ROOM PRESIDENT
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 - COMMERCE, ECONOMICS & 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 - SCIENCE & EDUCATION
Zak, or Kapa as he is affectionately known, heralds from Bendigo in Central Victoria, and still considers himself a kid from rural Victoria, despite now living at UC for nearly six years. He is a practicing teacher and tutor of science. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Pathology) and a Master of Teaching (Secondary) both from the University of Melbourne. Kapa’s specialty area is biology, but his goal this year is to help students across all disciplines explore and develop effective learning strategies they can use to really get the most out of their university experience. Zak does regularly go home for some mandatory dog and family time, and also loves spending time with his friends, be it a night in the city or on the couch for a chill. He is particularly fond of destroying Ayush in video games, and considers himself a very approachable person, so please don’t hesitate to stop by for a chat!
RESIDENT TUTOR - COMPUTING, ENGINEERING & 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 & COMMERCE (MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS, CREATIVE WRITING & 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 & 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 Degree in Clinical Neuropsychology. In his spare time, On enjoys solving mental arithmetic, drinking wine in Spanish class, and finding new brunch spots.