After graduating from Bristol University, Luke founded Riviera Tutors in 2009. It is now one of the UK’s most highly regarded private education companies. Modelex, along with its highly personal, dialogue-focused approach, was born out of Luke’s success with hundreds of international families as a teacher, educational consultant and strategist.

Luke and Olena founders of Modelex

Olena graduated with a Masters in Law from Nice University. In 2018, she was elected the youngest-ever National President of JCI Monaco, and spoke for Modelex at Davos ’18 about challenges facing education today. Olena has also been awarded the State Medal of Ukraine for her outstanding contribution towards youth development.

“Our goal is to provide the highest quality of personal education to students of all ages, through bespoke educational programs implemented by first-class academics and educators.”

Our Specialists & Teachers


Head of Teaching and Learning

An experienced teacher and leader, Laura was Head of English in a three-form entry London school where she also taught across KS1 and KS2.
Before transitioning into education, Laura held a number of senior positions at a range of blue chip companies including the Financial Times, Morgan Stanley and Nokia. She also ran her own business teaching French in the UK. Creative, inspiring and committed to helping children enjoy their learning and make progress, Laura is responsible for defining and developing the teaching and learning strategies at Modelex as well as ensuring both children's pastoral and academic needs are being met.

Rory Schools Specialist


Schools Specialist

Rory has a deep understanding of candidate selection from his ten years as Registrar at The King’s School, Canterbury. He has wide experience in interviewing prospective candidates for 11+, 13+, 6th form and university entry, including scholarship candidates.

James Economics, History and TOK specialist


Economics, History and TOK specialist

James has 15 yrs experience teaching across the humanities at the secondary & university. Most recently, he taught Economics, History and ToK at Malvern College with additional IB experience at the Tonbridge Grammar School and Swiss International School.

Leon 11+ and 13+ humanities specialist at Modelex


11+ and 13+ humanities specialist

Leon is from London and was educated at Oxford University, where he studied Classics. He has taught for seven years in a variety of roles and locations, including India, the UK and Dubai.

Alistair Maths and Science Specialist Tutor


Maths and Science Specialist Tutor

Alistair is from Bristol, trained as a chemical engineer at University of Cambridge, worked as a process engineer, designing equipment for oil and gas facilities with Thyssenkrupp uhde energy & power.

Elizabeth ACT and SAT specialist


ACT and SAT specialist

American born and educated Elizabeth is one of the Europe's top SAT tutors. She balances being extremely knowledgeable in all things ACT and SAT with being friendly and approachable.

Zorana Assistant to the management and accountant


Accounts Manager

Zorana is an IT engineer with a Master's degree in Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management from the Faculty of Economics in Verona. After working for 5 years as a consultant in Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia and Germany, she settled in the South of France to focus her career in finance, analytics and accounting.


Science Teacher

Alice is an Italian-born scientist with Master’s degree in Forensic Genetics at UCL. In London, she worked as a science communication specialist for research institutions and has a six-year experience in the tutoring sector.


Maths, Economics and Science Teacher

Born and raised in Rome, Federico attended high school in Boston and then moved to London, graduating with First Class Honours in Economics at UCL. He is committed to bringing the best out of his students with his energetic, enthusiastic and rigorous approach, developed over the last seven years as a Maths, Economics and Science tutor.