Tutor Bio's (CC)
Ashley Van Leeuwestyn
Proprietor of the Student Tutor Network
Subjects: My areas of expertise lie within the sciences, particularly human sciences such as Biology, Physiology and Anatomy, as well as a real love of Chemistry in particular, Biochemistry.
My name is Ashley Van Leeuwestyn and I'm 25 years old. I formed the Student Tutor Network in early 2013 to not only assist other students in connecting tutors with clients but also as a new adventure into business, in which I had never ventured into before. I currently a possess a Bachelor of Biomedical Science from the University of Newcastle. In 2015, I was lucky enough to accept an offer into the Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Newcastle and will be graduating in 2019. My passion lies within the sciences and education. While becoming a conventional teacher wasn't something I was interested in, I went in the direction of private one-on-one forms of education and found a real passion for it.
Subjects: K – 6 literacy, 7 – 12: Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science), Geography, Legal Studies, English (Advanced) & Studies of
Religion. University: Science (Biology & Natural Sciences), Geography, Law, Education
Hi! I’m Kate – I’m currently studying a Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary Teaching), having previously completed a Bachelor of Science (Biological Science). My education has always been very multi-disciplined, combing my Science studies with units in Law and Humanities.
Studying a diverse range of subjects at high school and university has allowed me to develop a variety of teaching and learning skills which I believe can assist students of all levels in reaching their educational goals.
Subjects: Business Studies, Physics, Information Processes and Technology and General Mathematics.
Hi, my name is Adam. After completing my Higher School Certificate at Lisarow High School in 2013 with distinctions in the majority of my subjects, I now undertake a double degree of Commerce and Science, majoring in Finance and Physics at Macquarie University. Helping students to achieve their desired educational goals is something I enjoy with great sentiment.
I am always intrinsically motivated to assist, and aspire to do so whenever possible; Learning invaluable information on a variety of different subjects and areas on the way. Tutoring is something in which I can effectively employ my adapting and growing skill-set into practice which I believe can assist not just myself, but students of all academic levels in discovering their potential and reaching their goals.
Subjects: K-12 English (Advanced and Standard), Extension English, Drama, Visual Arts, Studies of Religion (1 Unit)
My name is Ciarin Christie; I am 20 years old and currently studying my third year of a Bachelor of Communication, Majoring in Media Production at the University of Newcastle. I completed my HSC in 2013, graduated from MacKillop Catholic College in Warnervale and achieved an ATAR of 83.5. In my years at MacKillop, I maintained a very strong work ethic, which allowed me to stay at the top of my classes right until I graduated. I particularly excelled in areas such as English and Drama, and I came first in the Broken Bay Diocese in my Entertainment Industry class. My subjects at school ranged from the academic to the creative arts, allowing me to experience and appreciate vastly different ways of learning. My love for tutoring and academics has awarded me with various career opportunities, many of them involving teaching. For two years I worked as a teachers aide at a local primary school and my high academic achievements during my second year of University allowed me to be sought out and employed by the Department of Education and the University of Newcastle as a student mentor to children ranging from primary school to high school age. These experiences have helped me develop my skills as a tutor, as it has made me aware that each child has their own learning needs and in turn has made me strive to meet the needs and goals of all the children I teach.
Subjects: Mathematics, Extension 1 Mathematics, Extension 2 Mathematics, Biology, PDHPE
Hi! My name is Cassidy and I have just completed my HSC at Gosford High School in 2013. I am really interested in both Maths and Biology, so I have just begun a double degree of Engineering (Mechanical) with Science majoring in Biology at Macquarie University. With Biology, I am hoping to go into the study of diseases and immunobiology, whilst also completing my engineering units with the hope of one day being a Biomedical Engineer. Throughout year 12 I worked incredibly hard to achieve an ATAR of 95.30, however I do know what it was like to struggle through a subject I had absolutely no confidence in, and the frustration it caused, as I have never been an English person. Because of this I am willing to help others overcome their own struggles with the areas I can provide help and advice in, so everyone can achieve the educational goals they pursue!
Subjects: K-12 English, Advanced English, K-10 Maths, PDHPE, Legal studies, Studies of religion and Dance.
Hi, my name is Jessika and I recently graduated from MacKillop College in 2014 with an ATAR of 95.25, four band six honour listings, as well as two callback nominations into the exemplary HSC Dance major works showcase. Having also won the Vice Chancellors Scholarship for Academic excellence, I am now studying Bachelor of Laws (honours) combined with a Bachelor of Business at the University of Newcastle.
I approach my studies with a can do attitude, something I believe of prime importance as I encourage my students to do the same, allowing them to maximise their potential. Having been a recent HSC student, not only am I able to assist students with my knowledge of the NSW K-12 syllabus, I am also well aware of it.
he many stresses encountered by students and am thus able to make the students experience at school as enjoyable and stress free as possible by giving them helpful advice on study techniques, how to organise their time effectively and by helping them break difficult workloads into manageable segments.
As a tutor, I take pride in seeing each individual student reach their personal goals and aspirations, something I look forward to helping you with!
Subjects: Science, Japanese, History, English and Studies of Religion. University: Education, History, Politics, International Relations
Hi there! I'm Kurtis and I am 19 years old, and in 2014 I completed my HSC at MacKillop Catholic College. This year I commenced a Bachelor of Arts with a degree of Bachelor of Education (Secondary) at Macquarie University. My majors are: International Relations, Japanese Studies and Modern History. I have a strong passion for languages, particularly Japanese; and history, both ancient and modern. These passions I have are shown in my everyday life, since I am involved with many organisations such as; the Japan Foundation, JAMS.tv, Japanese Club of Sydney, Japanese At Macquarie, AFS, and even still, the Japanese department at my old high school.
The reason why I wanted to become a tutor was because I love teaching students! This can also be seen as to why I am doing Education at University. Thus I believe I am a good tutor since I am caring, thoughtful and kind, and have a strong passion in what I am teaching. Furthermore, I am great working with children, having already tutored children in Primary schooling as well as helping those in the years under me in High School. Also, since I recently completed the HSC and am studying on how to become a teacher, I have a strong knowledge of the syllabuses from K-12 in a variety of curriculum areas.
Subjects: All levels of English, Drama, Maths and Modern History
Hi, I’m Dylan Crawford and I am highly enthusiastic about education. I finished my HSC in 2014 at Erina High School and am currently undertaking a Bachelor of Secondary Education (Humanities) (Honours) at The University of Newcastle. I am doing a double major in Drama and English as they are my strongest fields of knowledge as well as ones that I enjoy immensely. I am currently furthering my skills in Drama with the Mad Cow Theatre Company.
Additionally I also have skills in Modern History and Maths from my time in the HSC and interest in the subjects themselves.
Throughout my time in high school I participated in several extra activities through the school such as the Model United Nations Assembly in 2014, the Tournament of the Minds in various years and the Max Potential leadership program in 2013.
I am an enthusiastic and approachable person that has an interest in not only helping people to further their skills in their education but also to get them interested in it as well.
Subjects: K-6 English, Maths and History. Yrs 7-10 English, Maths, Religion and History. Yrs 11-12 English, Ancient and Modern History, and Studies of Religion I.
Hi! My name is Jaclyn Wheate and I am a 19 year old university student currently studying a Bachelor of Teaching (Humanities)(Honours) at the University of Newcastle. I am passionate about teaching and learning, and I would love to encourage all students to achieve their best in their education and enjoy their learning experiences.
I can assist students with essays, studying techniques, their assignments, understanding the overall content of their subjects and any other extra assistance students may require. My passion, dedication and motivation for education will be evident as I assist students to achieve their best results.
Subjects: K-year 6 literacy and numeracy, Year 11-12 Advanced English, Geography, Community and Family Studies, Society and Culture, Studies of Religion, University
Undergraduates: Bachelor of Arts and Social Science.
Hi, my name is Tabitha and I have completed a Bachelor of Social Science degree at the University of Newcastle. In previous work positions, I have been a notetaker for students with disabilities at TAFE and I have worked with primary school students, volunteering my time at Gosford Public School. The HSC subjects I tutor feature content that I studied at University so I am well equipped in the humanities and Social Science subjects. I also completed these subjects at High School. I have a genuine love of education and learning. I like to merge education with my interest in welfare and community services, leaning me towards a passion for students with challenging behaviours. I like to accommodate for all students, being flexible and knowledgeable in their subjects of interest.
Subjects: K-10, Mathematics, Advanced English, Geography
Hi! My name’s Rebecca and I am 18 years old. I have just recently completed my HSC in 2015 at Wadalba Community School whilst studying Mathematics, Advanced English, Ancient and Modern History, and Geography. Through consistent effort and hard work I was able to maintain my rank as 1st in my class in 4 of my 5 subjects, and also coming 3rd in English.
I am looking forward to pursuing my studies further at University in the next couple of years, and hopefully obtaining a Mathematics Teaching Degree from it.
I really enjoy working with children and have a passion for learning which I hope to pass on through teaching.
Subjects: All subjects (K-6). Mathematics, English and Science (7-10). Chemistry, General Mathematics and Standard English (11-12), Debating.
My name is Keara and I am 19 years old, currently studying a Bachelor of Primary Teaching (Honours) at the University of Newcastle. Throughout my degree, I haveparticipated in a number of courses which have taught me how to adapt the syllabus content for different types of learners and teach engaging lessons for all ages. I am very patient and willing to take all the time it needs to make sure that students understand the topics I am helping them with. I am also very good at proofreading writing for grammar, flow and spelling if needed. I completed my HSC in 2013 at Gosford High School, where I excelled in all of my subjects, achieving an ATAR of 81.15 in the subjects of Standard English, General Mathematics, Drama, Chemistry and Design & Technology. I consider myself a very well rounded person, although writing and chemistry are two of my favourite subjects. In 2016, I will also be available as a Student Mentor for the University of Newcastle Ourimbah Campus.
Subjects: Primary, all 7-10 (plus commerce & music), General maths, Mathematics (up to Ext 2 level), English (Adv), Chemistry, Biology, Studies of Religion 1
My name is Jack Scullin-Brown. I finished year 12 in 2015 achieving an ATAR in the high 90s. I studied advanced english, 4 units of math, chemistry, biology and 1 unit studies of religion. I then enrolled at UTS starting both medicinal chemistry and medical science before settling on a degree in analytics. I have tutored many students at all levels of confidence and ability and feel I can offer a keen insight into how to deal with the academic and career- related stresses involved with high school.
Subjects: All primary level subjects. Secondary level (7-10), science, mathematics, geography, history and PDHPE. HSC level mathematics (general) and science (all). University level, first year chemistry and first year biology.
I believe in getting to know each student as an individual before academic work can be introduced. This ensures that students are comfortable with me, inviting them to feel confident in our relationship. This allows me to find the key to enhancing their academic success, be it social, academic or emotional, and seek out techniques that will best aid the students to achieve their goals.
I enjoy science and mathematics, and as a result, many of my teaching techniques have a "real life" approach, that many students find very helpful to visualise over theoretical concepts. I also try to keep concepts learnt close to the syllabus, so when the student leaves my tutelage, it flows with the learning taking place in their classroom.
Subjects: K-12 English (including Advanced English), Visual Arts and Science, Studies of Religion 1 & 2, Biology, Senior Science, as well as Primary Mathematics and Literacy.
Subjects: All subjects years 5-12 and university level for most subjects in Commerce, Arts and Humanities.
Hi, I am Francis. I take a personalised individual approach to my students’ needs. I have lectured at University level for 9 years and tutored individuals and groups with good results. I have a Bachelors of Management with Honours in Finance, Economics and Business Strategy and a Masters of Quality. I am currently studying a research PhD in Drama with a focus on Cultural Economics and International Theatre. With this experience on my side I go beyond classroom content, meet my students at their point of interest and help them to understand the material, problem solve, develop analytical skills and become confident, independent learners. Young or old, we all face similar learning challengers. I reside in Gosford with my beautiful wife and two gorgeous daughters aged 6 and 8. I look forward to helping you or your child to overcome and excel. I am happy to tutor anywhere on the Central Coast between Hawkesbury River and north Tuggerah Lake. See you soon …
Subjects: All ages Mathematics (general for years 11 and 12), K-10 Science, Prelim and HSC Biology, K-10 PDHPE, Community and Family Studies
Hi there! My name is Kath Spratt. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Education with a specialty in Dance and PDHPE at the Australian College of Physical Education. I completed my HSC in 2014 at Narara Valley High School studying Standard English, Biology, General Maths, Community and Family Studies, and Dance. Through my studies at College i am learning how to read syllabuses and how to best meet the outcomes specified as well through my teaching practicums I have learned to construct and adapt lessons to best suit students' needs, ways of learning, and interests. I thoroughly enjoyed my schooling and have a passion of education and assisting students to achieve the best that they can! I place a high importance on developing a relationship with students as I believe that by getting to know one's students a teacher can know best exactly what they need and work to deliver this as well as inspire confidence in themselves to achieve their best!
Hi my name is Matthew, I attended Green Point Christian College and graduated in 2011. I went on to study electrical engineering at UNSW. During high school I was interested in both engineering and teaching. Firstly I like maths, science and design which pushed me toward engineering yet at the same time I really I enjoy teaching and helped out at a youth group.While I was doing work experience I realised electrical engineering wasn’t for me and decided to study teaching. I still had to finish my work experience so I found another company who specialised in intelligent graphics displays. Overall I spent a year there, initially interning and then going on to do work as an electrical technician.At the start of 2017 I began studying a Master’s of Primary teaching and am enjoying it thoroughly. Personally I have a gentle and patient nature, and I thought this would be best suited to primary teaching.I believe my degree in electrical engineering has given me a strong foundation in maths and science, and how to apply it. As a tutor I can offer students a deep knowledge of these subjects and their uses. Additionally my current studies in teaching can also help students learn effectively.My personal interests include: Drawing, music, languages such as French and German, most sports including soccer, running, swimming and surfing, and reading including authors such as Patrick Rothfuss, Jim Butcher, Matthew Reilly and Terry Pratchett.
My name is James Turner. Until the age of 10, I lived in Windsor, currently I live on the Central Coast and have since 2007. I attended primary school at St John Fisher Tumbi Umbi and attended high school at St Peters Catholic College Tuggerah. I maintained high grades throughout the early years of high school. Once given the opportunity to choose electives, I turned my focus towards Commerce. In my senior years, I studied extensively in the areas of Law, Economics and Business Studies, these being my most proficient areas of study in high school education. In addition, I also completed my studies in Mathematics, Extension Maths, Advanced English and Studies of Religion. I graduated high school with band fives in all subjects. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Design (Architecture) at the University of Newcastle, however prior to this I studied two years of Economics and Commerce at both Macquarie and Newcastle Universities.
Montana RumoreSubjects: K-10: Maths, 11-12: Biology, Business and Legal studies
Hi! My name is Montana and I recently graduated from Lakes Grammar, where I was the school caption. Upon completing my HSC, I was awarded two honour roll listings for Legal Studies and Business Studies, whilst before sitting my final exams, I accepted an early offer into a double law degree at Macquarie University where I now study. Throughout my years of schooling, I have enjoyed helping others with concepts and speaking through problems, as I believe this is one of the best ways to learn. Through completing my HSC only last year and acquiring my entry into Law, I believe I have a sound knowledge on both the content and requirements of current students. Additionally, the organisational and studying tips I used throughout high school and into my Tertiary studies, will be beneficial not only in one subject, but hopefully the students entire schooling experience.
Subjects : k-6: All subjects, 7 & 8: Mathematics and Science, 7- 12 English, English Advanced and Modern History.
Hi there, my name is Sally and I am currently studying Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) (Honours)/Bachelor of Humanities at the University of Newcastle, with a Major in English, Minor in Modern History and Elective in Fine Art. I generally see myself pursuing the area of Child Development and Education as a life goal; aiming to continue Teaching with a Bachelor of Psychology to eventually become a school counsellor.
I have a positive, enthusiastic and creative personality, which I feel that I bring to my tutoring and teaching approach. I believe that creating a fun and interesting learning environment is necessary to encourage and motivate my students’ learning and engagement.
I believe that a holistic and open-minded approach towards learning is essential. I feel that I bring a sense of fluency towards my tutoring approach which can be adapted across multiple learning styles, stages and subject areas; to bring out the hidden potential in every unique learner.
Hi, My name is Chelsea and I completed my HSC at the Entrance High School receiving Band 5 in all subjects. I am now in my second year of uni at Macquarie completing a Bachelor of Media, and studying Japanese at an advanced level. I have experience in essay writing, personal interest project (PIP) and studying Japanese by distance education.
I thoroughly enjoyed all of these subjects and their content and love teaching about them. I am able to share tips and techniques I use to study and utilise my knowledge so the others can be successful in their HSC studies. I am able to work and relate well with others, and can communicate clearly and easily.
H! My name is Tori-Anne and I am 22 years old. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Teaching (Design and Technology) majoring in Industrial Technology and minoring in Food Technology. I graduated in 2013 from Lakes Grammar An-Anglican School, and was accepted straight into a Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Newcastle. It was during this course discovered my passion and love for helping children and teens reach their full potential. Once I transferred to my education degree I have developed such a strong love for education and teaching the next generation.
I am a caring, compassionate person who believes that every student has the potential to make a difference using their own interests and passions to gain knowledge and skills. I have seen the pressure that school can put on students and the frustration when they fall behind or do not understand. I feel it very important to allow students to feel confident in themselves academically, socially and emotionally. I deem it important to build a comfortable, strong relationship with students to be able to help them get the most out of their tutoring experiences. I strive in relating content back to the syllabus, allowing students to easily transfer their skills into the classroom and their daily lives.
Thankyou and I hope to meet you soon!
Subjects: Primary Maths, Primary English, Primary Science, Year 7-10 English, Year 7-10 Maths, Year 7-10 Science/HSIE, Year 11-12 Standard English, Year 11-12 Advanced English, Year 11-12 General Maths, Year 11-12 Chemistry & Year 11-12 Ancient History
Hi! My name is Madeline, and I’m 22 years old. I attended Gosford High School, studying Mathematics, English Advanced, Chemistry, French Beginners and German Continuers for my HSC, and have been studying primary education for the past four years at the University of Technology, Sydney. Throughout all my years at school, I was often surrounded by supportive, caring, and engaging teachers, and it was them that fuelled my passion for education. Because of this, not only have I been studying education at university, but I have also worked as a private tutor since 2014, working with students from six to sixteen on a range of topics in maths, English, science, geography, and history, as well as providing homework help and preparation support for NAPLAN.
I consider myself to be a compassionate person, so I always focus on building a good rapport with the students I tutor, making sure that they feel understood and valued, and, when appropriate, encourage them to help direct our learning experiences based on their personal interests, and strengths and areas to improve based on self-reflection. Through this, I hope that I can support academic and personal growth, and instil a love of learning.
I look forward to working with you.
Subjects: K-6 in any subject and Year 7-10 English, Maths, Science and Religion. Year 11-12 Biology and Studies of religion 1.
Subjects: Primary Maths, Primary English, Year 7-10 English & Year 7-10 Math
My name is Lisa Anlezark. I grew up on the Central Coast but I have spent most of my adult years in the country.I have recently returned to the coast and the ocean,which I love.I have 3 beautiful adult children who all work in creative/artistic fields.
I have worked in the area of Special Education,as a teacher, for most of my time in the country.This has involved working in Primary Schools,Special Schools,Early Childhood Intervention and as a tutor for primary and high school students.I also enjoy working as a yoga teacher for children and teaching them breathing techniques to help them self-regulate.I am currently studying Autism Studies at Griffith University.
I have particularly enjoyed tutoring,in the past, as it has involved observing my students grow in confidence and fulfil their potential.
I look forward to meeting and working with my future students and their families.
Subjects: Primary Maths, Primary English, Primary Science, Year 7-10 English, Year 7-10 Science/HSIE, Year 11-12 Standard English, Year 11-12 Advanced English & Year 11-12 Drama
My name is Jordan, I am 24 years old, and I am a tutor with the Student Tutor Network. I am currently entering my 4th and final year at the University of Newcastle, studying towards a Bachelor of Teaching (Humanities), with the intention to become an English and Drama teacher. I enjoy serving the community through volunteering as an NSW Rural Fire Service firefighter, as well as being a registered Justice of the Peace. I am continually seeking new ways to better myself, and my community. I have many years experience in K-6 through working as a Coordinator and Educational Leader of several Outside School Hours Care and Vacation Care programs; this involves planning curriculum and learning experiences, based on developmental levels and appropriate learning frameworks. I have a passion for providing equitable education for all and aim to assist every child, student, and learner, reach their best at all times. After winning a scholarship with the DEC, I will be teaching in a rural/remote high school when I finish my degree. I am excited about this, as I genuinely believe I can help all students reach their highest potential.
Subjects: Primary Maths, Primary English, Primary Science, Year 7-10 English, Year 7-10 Science/HSIE, Year 11-12 Standard English, Year 11-12 Advanced English, Year 11-12 Ancient History, Year 11-12 Modern History, Year 11-12 Visual Arts & Year 11-12 Studies of Religion
Hi, I’m Lachie, I’m 18 and just recently completed my HSC in 2017 at the Entrance Campus, where I studied Advanced English, General mathematics, music, visual arts, Aboriginal Studies and Ancient History. I received an ATAR of 83.5 and have been accepted to study a Bachelor Of Arts and plan to study Music at University of Newcastle, where I have gained a scholarship. My interest include playing and making music, art, playing video games, writing and reading. At school I thoroughly enjoyed all of my subjects and personally value a good education quite highly. As music is my main passion, I plan to study it at University and go on to do a Masters of Teaching to become a Secondary school music teacher. I’ve always wanted to be a teacher since I was in primary school and when I got to high school I found music to be my main passion, so I figured I could marry those two things and find a career for myself. In 2014 and 2015, I engaged in peer tutoring at Berkeley Vale Campus and find tutoring to be beneficial for me as I am looking to feel what it is like possessing the role of a teacher.