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Perfectionism meets empathy


The Valdo Academics team is made up of tutors and teachers who cannot resist making things better inside and outside the tutorial room.

We select our administrative team from our tutors and collaborators, identifying amongst tutors those who shine for their empathy, sense of entrepreneurship, and trustworthiness. 

We are here for our students, for their parents, and for our tutors to make sure the learning process is seamless, efficient, and effective.

Roberto Valdo Cortese

Founding Director

Roberto is an Italian entrepreneur in London, an education consultant and an award-winning theater director and producer.

He received his education as an economist at University College London (UCL), where he graduated with First Class Honors, earning a scholarship as the best student of the faculty of Arts and Humanities (which counts over 6,000 students).

 

Before studying at UCL, he obtained his IB Diploma with 44/45 as the best student of his school, the United World College of the Adriatic, which he attended with a full € 44,000 scholarship, which he received after a regional and national selection. The score obtained placed him in the best 0.3% of IB graduates in the world during his graduation year.

 

He started working as a tutor and mentor in 2013, accumulating over 7,000 hours of certified teaching experience.

Emma Russo

Head of tutoring

Emma is a professional tutor, operational consultant, dancer and writer.  Her role is to put into action Valdo Academics' strategic and pedagogical plan. 
 

Emma holds a BA Honors in Sociology from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver (Canada) through the prestigious scholarship "International Leader of Tomorrow Award" ($ 44.000 a year).

Prior to studying at UBC, Emma scored 42/45 points in her IB Diploma at the United World College of the Adriatic, attending through a full scholarship that was awarded following a national selection. 

Emma has an extensive teaching experience, which she developed both as a professional tutor and as a Teaching Assistant for introductory and advanced sociology courses at UBC. In 2018, the Sociology Department at UBC awarded Emma the Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award for her teaching philosophy and her students' outstanding academic performance.

Roberto and Emma manage and train a team of 92 tutors

Carlotta Cherchi
Coordinator

Roberto is an Italian entrepreneur in London, an education consultant and an award-winning theater director and producer.

He received his education as an economist at University College London (UCL), where he graduated with First Class Honors, earning a scholarship as the best student of the faculty of Arts and Humanities (which counts over 6,000 students).

 

Before studying at UCL, he obtained his IB Diploma with 44/45 as the best student of his school, the United World College of the Adriatic, which he attended with a full € 44,000 scholarship, which he received after a regional and national selection. The score obtained placed him in the best 0.3% of IB graduates in the world during his graduation year.

 

He started working as a tutor and mentor in 2013, accumulating over 7,000 hours of certified teaching experience.

Luz Cuello
Coordinator

Emma is a professional tutor, operational consultant, dancer and writer.  Her role is to put into action Valdo Academics' strategic and pedagogical plan. 
 

Emma holds a BA Honors in Sociology from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver (Canada) through the prestigious scholarship "International Leader of Tomorrow Award" ($ 44.000 a year).

Prior to studying at UBC, Emma scored 42/45 points in her IB Diploma at the United World College of the Adriatic, attending through a full scholarship that was awarded following a national selection. 

Emma has an extensive teaching experience, which she developed both as a professional tutor and as a Teaching Assistant for introductory and advanced sociology courses at UBC. In 2018, the Sociology Department at UBC awarded Emma the Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award for her teaching philosophy and her students' outstanding academic performance.

Luz and Carlotta are coordinator wizards. It only takes 24hs to start a tutoring programme with Valdo Academics!

Beatrice Cito-Filomarino
Official partner UK and Europe applications

Roberto is an Italian entrepreneur in London, an education consultant and an award-winning theater director and producer.

He received his education as an economist at University College London (UCL), where he graduated with First Class Honors, earning a scholarship as the best student of the faculty of Arts and Humanities (which counts over 6,000 students).

 

Before studying at UCL, he obtained his IB Diploma with 44/45 as the best student of his school, the United World College of the Adriatic, which he attended with a full € 44,000 scholarship, which he received after a regional and national selection. The score obtained placed him in the best 0.3% of IB graduates in the world during his graduation year.

 

He started working as a tutor and mentor in 2013, accumulating over 7,000 hours of certified teaching experience.

Roberto Binetti
Oxbridge admissions advisor

Emma is a professional tutor, operational consultant, dancer and writer.  Her role is to put into action Valdo Academics' strategic and pedagogical plan. 
 

Emma holds a BA Honors in Sociology from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver (Canada) through the prestigious scholarship "International Leader of Tomorrow Award" ($ 44.000 a year).

Prior to studying at UBC, Emma scored 42/45 points in her IB Diploma at the United World College of the Adriatic, attending through a full scholarship that was awarded following a national selection. 

Emma has an extensive teaching experience, which she developed both as a professional tutor and as a Teaching Assistant for introductory and advanced sociology courses at UBC. In 2018, the Sociology Department at UBC awarded Emma the Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award for her teaching philosophy and her students' outstanding academic performance.

The average UCAS offer rate for Valdo Academics students in the last admission season

Olivia Munk

SAT Course Leader

Roberto is an Italian entrepreneur in London, an education consultant and an award-winning theater director and producer.

He received his education as an economist at University College London (UCL), where he graduated with First Class Honors, earning a scholarship as the best student of the faculty of Arts and Humanities (which counts over 6,000 students).

 

Before studying at UCL, he obtained his IB Diploma with 44/45 as the best student of his school, the United World College of the Adriatic, which he attended with a full € 44,000 scholarship, which he received after a regional and national selection. The score obtained placed him in the best 0.3% of IB graduates in the world during his graduation year.

 

He started working as a tutor and mentor in 2013, accumulating over 7,000 hours of certified teaching experience.

Mathias Esnann
Bocconi Test Course Leader

Emma is a professional tutor, operational consultant, dancer and writer.  Her role is to put into action Valdo Academics' strategic and pedagogical plan. 
 

Emma holds a BA Honors in Sociology from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver (Canada) through the prestigious scholarship "International Leader of Tomorrow Award" ($ 44.000 a year).

Prior to studying at UBC, Emma scored 42/45 points in her IB Diploma at the United World College of the Adriatic, attending through a full scholarship that was awarded following a national selection. 

Emma has an extensive teaching experience, which she developed both as a professional tutor and as a Teaching Assistant for introductory and advanced sociology courses at UBC. In 2018, the Sociology Department at UBC awarded Emma the Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award for her teaching philosophy and her students' outstanding academic performance.

The average score of our SAT students in the 2020-2021 season was 1400/1600

Clara Schade-Poulsen

Recruiter

Roberto is an Italian entrepreneur in London, an education consultant and an award-winning theater director and producer.

He received his education as an economist at University College London (UCL), where he graduated with First Class Honors, earning a scholarship as the best student of the faculty of Arts and Humanities (which counts over 6,000 students).

 

Before studying at UCL, he obtained his IB Diploma with 44/45 as the best student of his school, the United World College of the Adriatic, which he attended with a full € 44,000 scholarship, which he received after a regional and national selection. The score obtained placed him in the best 0.3% of IB graduates in the world during his graduation year.

 

He started working as a tutor and mentor in 2013, accumulating over 7,000 hours of certified teaching experience.

Neila Zannier
Time Manegement Coach

Emma is a professional tutor, operational consultant, dancer and writer.  Her role is to put into action Valdo Academics' strategic and pedagogical plan. 
 

Emma holds a BA Honors in Sociology from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver (Canada) through the prestigious scholarship "International Leader of Tomorrow Award" ($ 44.000 a year).

Prior to studying at UBC, Emma scored 42/45 points in her IB Diploma at the United World College of the Adriatic, attending through a full scholarship that was awarded following a national selection. 

Emma has an extensive teaching experience, which she developed both as a professional tutor and as a Teaching Assistant for introductory and advanced sociology courses at UBC. In 2018, the Sociology Department at UBC awarded Emma the Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award for her teaching philosophy and her students' outstanding academic performance.

 

The average age of our tutors is 24 years old.

Friends, teachers, and mentors, all at once.

Scroll through the slideshow to meet a sample of our tutors

 

Michele

  • Michele teaches Biology and Chemistry, and prepares students for admission to the best Faculties of Medicine

  • Michele graduated from UCL with honors in Medical Sciences and Neuroscience with a research project supervised by the 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology, Dr. J. O'Keefe.

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  • He has just completed his final year at UCL Medical School, obtaining a Distinction in both clinical years. He is now working as a junior doctor in Italy.​

  • Before studying at UCL, he graduated with 44/45 IB points from the United World College of the Adriatic (placing himself in the top 0.3% worldwide); he studied at UWCAD with a full scholarship worth € 40,000 after a national selection.

  • He has extensive tutoring experience, having participated in teaching activities for university students and IB over the course of six years.

  • Besides being a doctor and a tutor, he is a multi-instrumentalist specialized in piano, with an education in the Italian conservatory.

  • His scientific and clinical background, together with his passion for music, allows him to draw on different skills to offer a unique and engaging teaching style.

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