Meet The Tutors

We have a wide range of tutors, from a wide range of backgrounds
all of which specialise in different subjects and learning methods suited
to each individual student we work with. Meet them below!

Emily Mason


Emily founded The Edinburgh Tutors in 2020 which then grew into EFL Tutors early 2021. Emily has been tutoring privately since 2017 and has helped over 60 students become more confident and achieve better grades since then.

Emily obtained her Masters in Chemical Engineering (2021) and now works as a Change Manager at NatWest. She is also a qualified Professional Executive Coach. Her favourite subject to teach is National 5 Maths.

Ben Smith


Ben is one of the Directors and tutored all levels of Maths, Chemistry and Physics. He now runs the business alongside Emily and helps tutors find their feet when starting out.

Ben graduated with a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering with Energy Engineering and now works as a Process Engineer at Shin-Etsu Handotai Europe, primarily in the Epi Engineering department.

Chloe Atkinson

Tutor - Online & In-Person

I completed both my undergraduate degree in English Literature and History MA (Hons) and a postgraduate in History Msc at the University of Edinburgh. I am currently undertaking the Secondary English PGDE at the University of Edinburgh to become an English teacher!

After years of experience in tutoring, both online and in person, I decided to pursue my passion for tutoring and incorporate it into my career. Combining my love of English and History with my teacher training, I strive to make my session dynamic and engaging to ensure that the student can learn in whichever way suits their needs. I aim to individually adapt my teaching methods and have experience tutoring pupils with additional learning needs such as ADD and Dyslexia.

Specialises in: English, History and Modern Studies

Yasmine Lefkaier

Tutor - Online & In-Person

I am currently an Interpreting and Translation (French/Spanish) student, at Heriot-Watt University. I have been tutoring Biology, Maths and French for four years at National and Higher level. I have over this time built up a good track record of developing excellent student progress and also students’ enjoyment for, and confidence in their Science work and language skills.

My combined interest in sciences and languages has enabled me to appreciate the different ways in which students learn, and find the best approaches to give them the most out of the lesson.

Specialises in: Maths, Biology, French and Spanish

Hear what our students say about us

Below are some recommendations we've received to help you make your decision.

Emily has made fantastic progress with my daughter in such a short period of time. She has a lovely approach and manner and has worked well to build her confidence with Maths along the way. Great choice of tutor.

L. Simpson

Tutor: Emily

Chloe is brilliant. Summer is very relaxed with her which doesn't happen often. I had parents’ night last week for summer and her teacher said she has come on so much. She is now at the level for her spelling that she should be at, which is fantastic, so well done to Chloe for all her hard work with Summer. I couldn't be any happier with Summer’s progress, so thank you and massive thanks to Chloe.


Tutor: Chloe

Grace's prelims went well, thanks! Huge thank you to Matei for all the help.


Tutor: Matei

I think Forbes really enjoyed the lesson with Matei, having things explained to him clearly. I can see it has boosted his confidence already.


Tutor: Matei

We have been absolutely delighted with Chloe and her approach to her sessions with Max. I cannot praise her enough. The difference in Max is so noticeable, and he feels better in himself. The lessons seem to be going really well. Chloe and Max have a great rapport with each other. His confidence has really started to shine through in this little time. He is making leaps and bounds in school too, trying things out of his comfort zone. I really couldn't be happier or more thankful to Chloe.


Tutor: Chloe

Emily is a very good tutor, she answers all the many questions that her student is asking in the Maths region of her tutoring, she also brings in other resources which are very helpful and is a very friendly face.


Tutor: Emily