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Resident Tutors

Meet our 2021 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.

 


Alexander Arvanitis

SPECIALTY - ARTS (CLASSICS, ANCIENT WORLD STUDIES AND PHILOSOPHY)

After completing his undergraduate studies in Classics and Philosophy at the University of Melbourne, Alex continues to pursue his graduate studies in the area of Classical Philosophy. Alex has worked as a subject tutor at the University of Melbourne’s Philosophy Department and is always happy to have a chat if anyone has an interest in Classics, Ancient World Studies or Philosophy.


James Brown

SPECIALTY - ARTS (CREATIVE WRITING AND ENGLISH)

James is a PhD candidate in Creative Arts & English at La Trobe University, writing on the representation of queer communities in genre fiction, particularly crime fiction. He is a peer support youth worker with La Trobe University’s Student Wellbeing Services, and part-time high-school English and Humanities tutor. In his spare time, James enjoys white wine, romantic comedies and Raymond Chandler paperbacks.

Lucinda Harrison

Lucinda Harrison

SENIOR COMMON ROOM PRESIDENT | SPECIALTY - SCIENCE (BIOLOGY), MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING AND FRENCH

Lucy is starting her PhD at the University of Melbourne this year having graduated a Bachelor of Science with a breadth track in French in 2018 and a Master of Computational Biology in 2020. Lucy has previously completed a summer internship with the Defence Science and Technology Group studying the potential applications of Bioinformatics sequence comparison techniques to malware identification. Her masters research explored the spatial modelling of Plasmodium knowlesi, a type of malaria that infects humans but is native to macaques. Lucy loves an op-shop and she is teaching herself to sew, one dress made out of a bedsheet at a time! Come and see her if you need a chat over a cup of tea, or if you just need to show someone pictures of your cat!


Rebecca Houlihan

SPECIALTY - ARTS (HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY AND FRENCH)

Rebecca graduated from her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in History and Philosophy and Diploma of Languages in French at the University of Melbourne last year. During her degree she undertook a semester long exchange at University College Dublin and is always happy to talk about Irish history, politics and is trying to learn the Irish language. She is currently completing her honours thesis in History. She also loves music and theatre, and has often combined the two while acting as a sound designer in student theatre productions.


Mariam Shahid

SPECIALTY - SCIENCE (COMPUTING)

Mariam is a Master of Software Engineering and is currently working as a software developer. Before that she did a Bachelor of Science majoring in Computing and Software systems. During her time at university she was Head Tutor for Foundations of Computing. After finishing her degree, she missed teaching so much that she’s come back to UC to take it up again! In her spare time you can find her reading, sewing or consuming a sweet treat. Do come by and say hi! She’s always down for a good chat!


Sheikh Zarin Tasnim

SPECIALTY - ARTS (ANTHROPOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT)

Zarin is an Anthropology Honours student at the University of Melbourne. She is originally from Bangladesh but has lived in Mongolia, Turkey and the United Kingdom before moving to Australia. She is passionate about global migration issues and has experience working in the UN for Syrian refugees in Turkey. She has also been a member of the University of Melbourne French Club and would be happy to help anyone who wants to practice the language. Her hobbies include learning new languages, dancing and anything related to theatre.