Data Science and R Studio Coaching


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Through his business Mackintosh Modelling & Data Simulations Stephen now offers one to one and group coaching in data science and R Studio for individuals or businesses both locally (within the Inverness area) and further afield.

With a long career in data science and programming, plus a proven track record in public engagement and teaching via his outreach and tuition businesses, Stephen is a fantastic choice of teacher for individuals or companies looking to up-skill their teams and meet the challenges of a constantly changing data driven landscape.

Training Courses Offered

  • Introduction to R Studio (data importing, data manipulation, plotting, visualisation, scripting and a brief introduction to Shiny apps)
  • Shiny app development in R Studio (quickly turn your scripts into accessible tools and deploy into standalone or client/server environments)
  • Introduction to Computational Statistics (the basics of distributions, averages, spread and statistical based decision making)
  • Practical Data Analytics (how to use your existing data or web sourced data to develop deep insights)
  • Company Data Science Audit (a review of how your company is managing its data and a road map for improving workflow and gaining new insights)
  • Bespoke Courses – tailored to your individual or company needs.

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New!  Online Coaching

In light of recent social distancing guidance I’m now offering clients Skype and Zoom based online coaching at competitive prices.

Group of 1 (per hour):  £40

Group of 2-3 (per hour):  £25

Course Structure and Pricing

Typical courses run for 4 weeks meeting one afternoon per week from 1pm – 4pm.  All workshops are delivered via computer with hands on access to R Studio.  Clients will receive digital notes and a completion certificate outlining key learning outcomes.

Course prices (Per Person Scaled by Group Size)

Group of 1:  £420

Group of 2:   £350

Group of 3:   £295

Group of 4 or more:  £250

Why R Studio?


Firstly, because it’s free.  This allows individuals or businesses to make a risk free excursion into data science without investing in expensive licences.  Secondly, R is a versatile and widely used platform with many similarities to the most popular commercial platform, MATLAB.  R studio is easy to use, expandable and used by thousands of businesses and academic institutions across the world.  It’s also flexible enough to meet the growing needs of the single user and larger organisations.

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Please email me or contact me via mobile to discuss your requirements.

Stephen’s Resume

Lifescan Scotland – Over 12 years experience as a mathematical modeller, data scientist and statistician.  More recently delivering statistics and R studio training as a data science consultant.

University of the Highlands & Islands – Lecturer in computational statistics for Social Science national and higher grades.  Teaching R Studio and statistics in large group workshop environments.

Mackintosh Maths & Physics Tuition – Stephen’s successful local tutoring business where he teaches mathematics and physics in small groups environments.

Highland Astronomy – Stephen is a Spark award grant holder and STFC researcher for his work in astronomy outreach.  He leads two astronomy programmes based from Abriachan Forest and the Merkinch Nature Reserve.  He also delivers frequent talks at science events and festivals.


“Stephen ran an excellent introductory course in R for me. I was delighted with the progress I was able to make, thanks to his excellent tuition, and I would definitely recommend him.” – Michael O’Connel, Director, Aspire Highland

“Would highly recommend Stephen. He prepared and delivered be-spoke training to introduce our team to coding with R in both classroom and one-to-one settings, accommodating different abilities within the team. Stephen tailored the training to be relevant to the types of data our team handles and combined this alongside relevant statistical analysis and practical experience, resulting in effective learning that the team are utilising today.
In addition to the training Stephen developed code to extract, process and analyse large data sets, reducing manual processing time from weeks to hours. Stephen also built applications using R-Shiny to view data and build models in an interactive format predicting outcomes by manipulating process parameters. These tools are used to drive process improvements and assist in day to day decision making activities.
Stephen demonstrated a strong work ethic, fully maximising his time by planning his workload in advance whilst also adapting quickly to changes in the team’s day to day activities and ad-hoc requests.”Anna Salgado, Senior Director of Product Improvement, Lifescan Scotland

“Enjoyed working with Stephen Mackintosh on the Modelling of Electrochemical Blood Glucose Sensors.  His knowledge of the modelling and simulation aspects was excellent and I learned alot from him. And his grasp of the chemistry and kinetics underpinning it was rapid and thorough.” – Jamie Rodgers, Senior Scientist, Inside Biometrics

“I’ve benefited from models and simulations Stephen has delivered (across multiple subject domains). He is not only expert in delivery but skilled in educating diverse audiences in the design, development and outputs of his work.” – Alan McNeilage, Senior Data Manager, Lifescan Scotland

“I have worked alongside Stephen for a number of years in his capacity as a Statistician and Data Modeller and his wealth of knowledge in the subjects is extensive. He can quickly and efficiently solve complex problems whilst working individually as well as being a highly regarded and skilled trainer in the subject.” – Jeffrey Rodger, Senior Statistician


Your teacher, Stephen Mackintosh