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: 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: 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: 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: 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 …
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.
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.
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: All levels of Mathematics (Primary to Extension Maths), Physics & Year 7-10 Science
Hi, my name is Lindsay Mitchell and I’m studying a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science at Macquarie University majoring in Mathematics and Philosophy, with a minor in Physics. I am extremely passionate about understanding the underlying concepts in anything, but in particular the mathematical sciences. I believe anyone can learn to appreciate and enjoy anything in life if they are taught to understand the why. I hope to impart my passion into students as some of my teachers have done for me.
Having only finished the HSC in 2014 and still studying today, I have a strong appreciation for how difficult life can be while at school. I am looking forward to equipping you with the skills to truly grow, both academically and otherwise.
Subjects: All Year 7-10 Subjects, Year 11-12 Standard & Advanced English, Society and Culture, Ancient History and Visual Arts
Hi, My name is Emma Aleksandroff and I am an enthusiastic, hardworking tutor who strives to create an environment for learning that encourages and motivates your child to reach their potential. I graduated with an ATAR of 86.7, I am currently studying to become a Secondary Teacher in History & Society and Culture at the University of Newcastle, and I enjoy providing tutoring services to students who flourish with one on one assistance.
I am happy to provide my services within the home, a public library or my own residence if that is necessary. Your child’s goals, confidence and interest in achieving their personal best is my main concern. My clients would describe my attitude as kind, caring, patient and organised. My tutoring sessions are constructed to be diverse, fun and focused on appealing to a child's strengths to build confidence, whilst building their skills to improve their areas of struggle. I take into account the important role parents and teachers play in their child's learning experiences, so maintaining healthy interactions between the two for the benefit of the child is prioritised.
If you choose my services, I cannot wait to work with you and your child.
My name is Ashleigh D’Arcy and I currently live on the Central Coast, NSW. In 2015 I graduated year 12 from Dungog high School, in the hunter valley. Whilst in my senior year I studied Biology, Art, Advanced Maths, Advanced English, English Extension 1 and English Extension 2. I also completed a TAFE qualification in peer Literacy and Tutoring, as I helped the Year 7 students transfer into High School smoothly. Once I completed my HSC I went on to study my Certificate IV in Professional Editing and writing, completing that in August 2017.
Beginning of this year I moved out of home and to the coast to start studying Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Newcastle.
I have always wanted to go into some form of teaching or tutoring as my main goal in life and my career is to help people and watch them grow. The happiness of an individual achieving what they never thought they could is the greatest thing to witness in my opinion, and I hope to develop a friendly atmosphere, as I would like the students to also been seen as equals and not view me as the superiority.