BlueBridge Education comprises a team of Oxbridge students, graduates and university affiliated academics. The team is well connected to various university departments and colleges, enabling you to experience life as a UK student. We pride ourselves on following Oxbridge teaching principles, prioritizing student-centered learning in small groups with highly trained staff.
Who Are We?
• Stewart Eru, Founder & Managing Director, graduated from St.Edmund’s College, Cambridge University with a Masters in Social and Political Science. He is a double Rugby Union Blue and captained the 2003 Varsity side. Stewart has considerable international business experience spanning EMEA and Asia and he is also fluent in Japanese. He is a fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and is on the advisory Board for the Engineering Schools Eco Racing Team.
• Scott Annett, Co-Founder & Education Director, obtained a Ph.D. in English and Italian from Clare College, Cambridge University. Scott has taught at Cambridge University since 2008 in the English, Modern and Medieval Languages and Divinity faculties. Whilst studying, Scott played in four Rugby Union Varsity matches for Cambridge (2010-13) and he is also a CELTA qualified English language teacher. His academic interests include Samuel Beckett, Medieval literature, Shakespeare and Primo Levi.
• Loreta Gandolfi, Academic Relationships Manager, holds a Ph.D. in Film Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London. She completed an MPhil in European Literature and Culture at the University of Cambridge and has taught film studies at Cambridge since 2012, also acting as a programme assistant at the Cambridge Film Festival. She joined BlueBridge Education in October 2015.
• Michael Robson, Academic Advisor, obtained a Ph.D. in the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University as a member of Sidney Sussex College (1983-85). He was a lector at the Franciscan Study Centre (Canterbury), an honorary lecturer at the University of Kent (1986-92) and a Fellow of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge University for over twenty-five years. Michael has considerable experience as both a Dean and an Admissions Tutor and his interests outside academia include sport, art and the history of art.
The Teaching Team
• Alexandra Graham has experience in science, music and German. She has gained theoretical and experimental experience in the sciences at universities around the world, including both Sydney University and Cambridge University, and she has frequently taught science to Secondary students in schools and workshops. This is her fourth year teaching for BlueBridge Education.
• Tim Atkin is currently completing his PhD thesis in medieval literature at Queens’ College, Cambridge. He has taught English on his year abroad in France, and this is his first year working for BlueBridge. His academic interests include medieval French and Italian literature, and in his spare time he has acted regularly with the Cambridge Footlights and at the ADC theatre, as well as in a several short film projects.
• Lucy Hosker recently obtained her PhD in Italian literature from the University of Cambridge, where she has also been teaching since 2012. Her academic interests focus on Italian women’s writing and history from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In her spare time, Lucy enjoys playing the violin and guitar, practising yoga, and reading. This is her first year working for BlueBridge Education.
• Ian Burrows is a Ph.D. graduate in English literature specialising in Shakespeare. He has studied at Cambridge University and Anglia-Ruskin University and he is now a lecturer at Bristol University. When he is not teaching, he likes playing football and performing in plays. He is currently the textual editor for an edition of James Shirley’s The Example, which is part of the forthcoming Oxford University Press ten-volume Complete Works.
• Tom Mellor is a Teacher and Facilitator and is currently studying a Masters in Education at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. He has taught in a variety of educational settings including; Kings College in London, Cambridge University and Anglia Ruskin University. Tom’s background is in theatre and he worked as a professional physical performer for a BAFTA award winning Theatre Company.This is his first year working for BlueBridge Education.
• Patrick Calvert graduated from St John’s College, Cambridge University, having studied Zoology, with particular interests in palaeontology and conservation. These interests have resulted in Patrick carrying out fieldwork around the world, from the depths of the Amazonian Rainforest of Peru to the African Plains of Kenya. Patrick plays rugby, cricket and golf and he represented Cambridge University in the 2013 Rugby Union Varsity Match.
• Holly Musgrave is in her second year studying English at Clare College. She enjoys acting in many productions in Cambridge, as well as being a musician and a singer-songwriter. Holly has lead poetry classes for GCSE and A-Level students, as well as working with international students in Cambridge over the summer. This is her first year working for BlueBridge Education.
• Jack Calvert has just completed his third year (of four) reading Mathematics and Philosophy at St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford. He combines his studies with a wide range activities, representing the University at both rugby and golf, as well as playing cricket for his college. Jack is also involved with the Space and Astronomy Society, having served as an Observations Officer on the society’s committee.
• Marisa Cheng is currently a PhD student in Education at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University. Marisa’s research is in the field of cooperative learning amongst chamber music performers in an informal musical setting. She has previously completed the Masters course in Arts, Creativity, Education, and Culture, and has taught reading comprehension, mathematics, and piano keyboard skills to primary and secondary school students in Massachusetts.
• Ryan Annett has just completed his undergraduate degree in English and Creative Writing at Queen’s University Belfast. He is a CELTA qualified English language teacher and an accomplished singer-songwriter, specialising in playing the guitar. This is his fourth year working for BlueBridge Education.
• Tatjana Damjanovic is an English graduate from Clare College, Cambridge. She has taught with the BlueBridge Academy once before as well as being part of Cambridge’s Access programmes. She enjoys drama and has recently completed a CELTA qualification to teach English as a second language.This is her second year working for BlueBridge Education.
• Tom Hansen graduated from the University of Sydney, having also played rugby for their Colts team. He is now studying geography at Wolfson College, Cambridge University. He enjoys a range of sports, including surfing and golf. This year, he represented the University rugby union second team in their Varsity match. This is his second year teaching for BlueBridge Education.
• Charlie is a second year student of French and Italian at Kings College, Cambridge University. She enjoys designing theatre productions and working on artistic projects, primarily painting and photography. In the past she has assisted teaching theatre to children in Northern India as part of a travelling teaching group and has also past experience teaching art to children in summer camps. This is her first year with BlueBridge Education.
• Lare Erogbogbo is a second year student currently studying Land Economy at Jesus College. He is a keen sportsman, representing both the University and his College at rugby, as well as taking part in the Cambridge University Charity Fashion show this year. He spent a month in Japan before coming to Cambridge and enjoys learning about international cultures.
• Beatrice holds a PhD in Italian literature from the University of Cambridge. She has taught Italian and French literature and language to undergraduate students at both the Universities of Cambridge and Notre Dame (USA) and to secondary school pupils since 2009. She is excited about sharing her knowledge of English language with others. This is her second year teaching for BlueBridge Education.
• Demos Christou is a second year undergraduate student in Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at Hughes Hall College. He plays football for the University and apart from English, he also speaks Greek and French. He is working with BlueBridge Education for the first time.
• Alice Zanghi has just completed her second year (of four) studying French and Italian language and literature at Robinson College. Alongside her studies, she takes part in various activities such as tennis, dance and horse-riding. This is her second year at BlueBridge Education and she is very much looking forward to this new experience.
• Daniel Orvomaa is a second year student in Politics at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge. He plays ice hockey for the University and is expected to earn his blue this spring. Daniel is also an avid golfer in his free time. Prior to his studies he spent 4 years in the military, where he held various leadership positions. Born in Finland, Daniel is fluent in Finnish, Swedish, English, Norwegian and Hebrew. This is his first year working for BlueBridge Education
• Daisy is in her second year studying Russian and Italian language and literature at Gonville and Caius College. Besides her studies she plays rugby and athletics for college and university and produces on student radio. This is Daisy’s first year working for BlueBridge Education.
• Thomas Davidson is a first year Computer Science student studying at Corpus Christi College. Before coming to Cambridge, Thomas took a Gap Year that included a ski season and working on a campsite in Namibia. He is involved with various sports at college and university level, including Rugby, Cricket and Skiing. This will be his first year working for BlueBridge Education
• Elena Natale is a third year undergraduate in Education with Modern and Medieval languages at Homerton College, Cambridge University. She has studied French for the past two years and is bilingual English/Italian. She has previously worked in schools and summer camps with children and young people in Brasil, France, the UK, and Italy. She is an active participant in the Homerton Dance Society and she is also a committee member of the Italian society.
• Femi Oriogun-Williams has just finished his third year of reading English Literature at Clare College. During his time at Cambridge he has performed with several bands, as well as having directed a night of opera. When he was eighteen, he taught a drama class at his local school and has enjoyed teaching ever since. This is his second year working for BlueBridge Education.