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An Expert Academic Faculty

Meet Our Expert Tutors

On our academic summer programmes in Cambridge, Oxford, London, and Sydney, participants have the unique opportunity to study the subject they are passionate about in university-level programmes that are designed and taught by expert tutors from world-leading universities.

Participants are encouraged to stretch themselves beyond the boundaries of a school curriculum and to delve into completely new and challenging content. The Immerse Education academic syllabuses and our team of tutors are what set our academic programmes apart.

All Immerse tutors have prior experience teaching their subject at university level to undergraduates and undergo an enhanced background check before teaching any programme.

Every year, we are proud to welcome expert tutors and leading academics to our programmes. Please meet some of our tutors below:

  • Lesego Letlapeq MBA
    Business Management and Female Future Leaders Tutor
    Before joining Bloomberg as a Consultant in London, Lesego completed an MBA at the Cambridge Judge Business School.

    Lesego has also previously worked with McKinsey & Company in their various offices Globally.

    Lesego returned as a Business Management and Female Future Leaders Tutor in 2022 after teaching in the summer of 2019 for Immerse Education at the University of Cambridge. In addition to working at Bloomberg, Lesego is a Director at Aray, a Social Enterprise, is an avid reader and runner.

  • Ann Kristin Glenster
    Law Tutor
    Ann Kristin Glenster is a Senior Policy Advisor for Technology Governance and Law at the University of Cambridge Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy.
    Ann Kristin has just completed her PhD at the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. She is an expert on information technology law and a member of the Centre for Intellectual Property Law and Information Law at Cambridge. Ann Kristin has taught at the University of Oxford, Harvard University, LSE, Brown University, and the University of Cambridge. This is Ann Kristin's fourth year with Immerse, and she has previously taught the Immerse Summer Programme and the Immerse Online Research Programme. She is delighted to teach this year’s Immerse summer students in Cambridge.
  • Dr. Saroj Velamakanni
    Biology Tutor
    Dr. Saroj Velamakanni is a Cambridge educated scientist, researcher and entrepreneur.
    Dr. Velamakanni is currently working as a consultant providing expert R&D due diligence and business development services to Biotech and Pharma companies within Europe. He completed his undergraduate and post graduate studies from the University of Madras, India and was twice recipient of a gold medal for his outstanding academic achievement. For pursuing his doctoral studies, he was awarded the prestigious Cambridge Nehru Scholarship. He is an author of 25 peer reviewed high impact publications and has 8 patents to his credit. Dr. Velamakanni is passionate about teaching and has extensive teaching experience in the University of Cambridge, UK.
  • Ifeoluwa O
    Business Management Tutor
    Ifeoluwa Ogunbufunmi is currently an MBA Candidate at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

    She has over 5 years of experience working in business strategy and corporate law with the Office of Nigeria's Vice President and leading teams in commercial law firms and fintech companies.

    Ifeoluwa is passionate about strategy, business and technology and is keen on imparting the younger generation with her knowledge gained so far. She does this through teaching and mentoring sessions for young adults in organizations including Dream Girl Global and the BMGA Fellows Program.

    Ifeoluwa is a 2021 McKinsey Next Generation Women Leader.

  • Dr. Richard Morris
    History Tutor
    Dr. Richard Morris is a Supervisor in History at the University of Cambridge as a well as a Research Associate in History at St Benet’s Hall, University of Oxford.

    He studied for his B.A., M.Phil, and Ph.D. degrees at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, where he was a Senior Scholar. He has been teaching undergraduate students at the University of Cambridge since 2014 and has experience of being involved with the University Admissions process.

  • Yasmin Fathy
    Computer Science Tutor
    Yasmin Fathy is a Research Fellow at the Engineering Department at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

    Before joining Cambridge, she held various positions. She was a Software Development Engineer at Genomics Analytics Group at European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Research Associate in IoT and Machine Learning at Cambridge University, and a KTP Research Associate in Data Science and Machine Learning at UCL.

    She obtained her PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS) at the University of Surrey and an MSc in Applied Science and Engineering from Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Belgium.

    Her research interests include machine learning, data analytics, and IoT.

    She obtained her PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS) at the University of Surrey and an MSc in Applied Science and Engineering from Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Belgium.

    Her research interests include machine learning, data analytics, and IoT.

What students
are saying

I’m planning on pursuing medicine and cell biology in both A-level and university, so the programme showed me how it would be taught at a higher level.

I found it very surprising how helpful my tutor was and how accommodating they were. They explained a lot of things over and over, and especially in one to one sessions beforehand, you got quite a bit of time to ask them questions about what you didn’t understand.

My tutor was very specialised in cell biology, which I found was very helpful because even in the lessons, if something wasn’t mentioned, they were able to use their own knowledge and explain it, which I found was very interesting because I learned some extra things along the way, too.

Attended Immerse in 2022
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What students
are saying

The Immerse programme has been absolutely brilliant because of all the things I’ve learned in only two weeks. The time went by really quickly! I’ve decided I want to continue to study business management down the line, and the Immerse programme has been really helpful for me to build my understanding of the topic and teach me about aspects of business management I didn’t know before.

I feel I’ve learned a lot at a really high level because the tutors actually teach at Oxford and Cambridge, so they really know what it’s like to be a student here and they understand what we should know in order to attend university here.

Saveer S
Attended Immerse in 2022
Residential Business Management (13 - 15)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the academic background of tutors?
    All tutors are academics from Oxford, Cambridge or an Ivy League university, and have experience teaching at an undergraduate level.
  • Do you conduct background checks on tutors?
    All tutors must undergo an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check before interacting with any Immerse student.
  • How can I apply to become a tutor?
    If you are interest in becoming a tutor, please visit the join our team page.

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