Meet the Team

University preparation is delivered by an exceptional team of academics and advisors.

Charles Bonas: Principal

Founder of Bonas MacFarlane, Charles was a music scholar at Harrow School, read History at Oriel College, Oxford, and studied at the College of Law in London.

James Higgins: Head of Studies

Prior to joining Bonas MacFarlane, James was head of year in a London school. He completed both his BA in Hispanic Studies and his MA in Politics at Sheffield.

Dr Marco Liviero

Dr Marco Liviero has taught English at Cheltenham College, The King’s School Canterbury and at Eton College where he is also a House Master.

Shirley Zhang

Currently approaching her final year of medical school at University College London, Shirley is an experienced tutor with a background in supporting students in their A levels and GCSE exams, and also helping medical applications to Oxbridge. She completed her…

Dr Francis Hutton-Williams

Francis Hutton-Williams holds a DPhil from Oxford, where he was an Amelia Jackson senior scholar. Since completing his doctorate, he has worked as as an academic tutor for St. Catherine’s College.

Dr Matthew Tranter

Dr Tranter read Medicine at the University of Oxford and completed a PhD at Imperial College London. Having previously taught Medicine at Imperial College London and Trinity College Oxford, Matthew is now College Lecturer for Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and…

Yolanda Ohene

As an undergraduate, Yolanda studied physics at Imperial. She is currently studying for a PhD in biomedical imaging at University College, London. She has worked on BBC science and engineering programmes and spoke at the 2016 Cheltenham Science festival.

Anne Waterman

I have had 30 years of experience as a Higher Education & Careers Consultant. My speciality is in advising students on university admissions, including entry into the top universities (Russell Group) and getting into competitive courses such as Medicine, Law,…

Dr Antone Martinho

Antone Martinho is a Fellow in Biology at Magdalen College, Oxford. He took his BA in Neurobiology from Harvard University and his DPhil in Zoology from University College, Oxford.

James Phillips

James is a committed and enthusiastic tutor with experience tutoring students aged from 11 to 25. He holds a Geography degree from Oxford University and is experienced in tutoring for applications to Oxbridge, both for interviews and the TSA. James…

Dr Sophie Whitaker

Sophie read Modern History at Christ Church, Oxford. Her doctorate was on medieval Mallorcan history. Sophie then studied at the College of Law in London. 

Jason Myers

Jason has an MSc in applied mathematics and physics. He is currently working on a PhD in theoretical physics at King’s College, London.

Jessica O'Driscoll-Breen

Jessica O'Driscoll-Breen is a graduate of the University of Cambridge. She read Part I medicine and Parts I and II philosophy, and she is currently studying law part-time at the University of Law on the Graduate Diploma course alongside tutoring.…

Jon Richens

Jon has an MSc in theoretical physical physics and an MRes in quantum physics from Imperial College London. He is currently working towards a PhD in theoretical quantum physics at University College London.

Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips graduated from Keble College, Oxford with a degree in PPE in 2015. He has since completed the Law Conversion Course and will be starting the Bar Course in September 2017. He has been working as a tutor and…

Krisztina Csortea

As an undergraduate, Krisztina studied PPE at Oxford. She is book reviews editor, international affairs, at Chatham House, and a research student at Kings College, London.

Michael Zervos

Michael is a Cambridge graduate, he completed his BA in 2015 with a pre-clinical Medical Sciences and Social Anthropology degree, and is continuing studying clinical Medicine at UCL. While studying, Michael has worked extensively as a mentor and tutor, with…

Rose Rainsford

After graduating from Cambridge with a degree in Land Economy, Rose joined Teach First and worked in a London Academy for three and a half years as a Maths and Economics Teacher. During her time there she was Head of…

Dr Cal Revely-Calder

Dr Cal Revely-Calder teaches at Trinity and Clare Colleges (Cambridge). He has been involved in English Admissions at both colleges for the last three years, in a variety of roles including examining and marking written scripts.

Thomas Galley

Thomas is currently working on a PhD in theoretical physics at University College London. He holds an MSci in physics and philosophy from the University of Bristol and an MRes in quantum technologies from University College London.

Peter Badoo

Peter is currently pursuing a PhD in Applied Mathematics at Cambridge University. He did his undergraduate degree at St. Hilda's College, Oxford, where he received a Double First among other prizes.

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