“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.”

Luke

Co-founder

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.

Olena

Co-founder

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.

Laura

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.

Teaching Staff

Roderick

English language and litterature teacher

Roddy is a English language and litterature teacher with many years of experience teaching in international schools in Monaco and Switzerland. Roddy has also extensive experience tutoring students individually.

Rhiannon

Primary specialist

With over 25 years’ experience in Primary education, Rhiannon has taught children in the classroom from Reception to Year 6. Educated and trained in the UK, she has worked in state and international schools in the US and Japan, as well as in different parts of the UK. As well as teaching the National Curricula in England and Wales, Rhiannon has also worked with the US curriculum and delivered the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. She has held curriculum leadership positions in Mathematics, Humanities and Art. Rhiannon outs great emphasis on active learning and engaging her students in their learning journey. She is passionate about developing a love of books and reading.

Rory Schools Specialist

Rory

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.

Alistair Maths and Science Specialist Tutor

Alistair

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.

Raymond

Mathematics teacher

Raymond is a supportive and conscientious teacher with a penchant for critical thinking. He studied Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and has been tutoring students from a variety of backgrounds and levels for over a decade. He strives to empower students by improving the efficacy of their learning methodologies whilst simultaneously inspiring enjoyment in the subject material.

Elizabeth ACT and SAT specialist

Elizabeth

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.

James Economics, History and TOK specialist

James

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.

Malak

Tutor

Malak is a tutor, consultant, international transitional management expert. She is also a certified PNL coach.

Catherine

Professional residential tutor

Catherine is a professional residential tutor, with extensive experience in delivering an engaging and comprehensive homeschool curriculum. Over the last 10 years, she has supported children in various enriching and educational contexts, including residential tutor placements in Monaco, Switzerland, the French Alps, and the Hamptons. A Durham University graduate, Catherine has tutored students from London’s top schools, including St Paul’s, Wetherby Prep, Sussex House, and King’s College. She has a strong record of success in preparing students for school entrance exams.

Sylvain

Baccalauréat and IB specialist

Sylvain has been tutoring for 27 years, mostly in sciences and math. He’s had pupils from 10 to 20 and can either teach for the UK system and the French system. He helped students prepare for baccalauréat and IB, and supported kids from middle school to high school. He also teaches in a business school and helps anyone to prepare themselves to get in.

Federico

Maths, Economics and Science tutor

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

Administrative Staff

Victoria

Accountant and Management Assistant

Victoria joined Modelex in July 2020 as the Accountant and Assistant to the Management. She has been working as the General Manager in Glam Monte Carlo beauty salon for 2 years and has previously worked as a Marketing Intern at Faconnable and Sales assistant at Furla. Victoria speaks English, French and Russian.

Maneka

Legal administrative assistant

Maneka joined Modelex in June 2020 as a legal intern and she is now Modelex’s legal administrative assistant. She is a last year postgraduate student at the Faculty of Law of the Université Côte d’Azur in Nice. She specialised in Corporate law, Criminal and Human Rights Law.