Our Team

Our tutoring team members are hand picked via an intensive interview process to ascertain their suitability to tutor to Nepean Tutoring standards.

The most important quality we look for is a tutor’s ability to inspire, be a role model and mentor and to instill self-belief in students who have developed negative self concept around learning.

Tutors are drawn from our local target areas and are well versed with the expectations of the various schools students attend. They provide ongoing weekly reports of student progress and will liase with a student’s teacher when necessary.

Our testimonials provide evidence of the quality of teaching our team bring to their work. All tutors have Working With Children Checks and are expected to uphold high standards of professionalism.


Rosslyn McHenery

Literacy K – 6, Numeracy – K -4
English 7-10, Creative Writing,
Essay Writing, Editing

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Rosslyn McHenery has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in History and Education and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary).  She has worked as a classroom teacher for twelve years from Kindergarten to Year Six in Australia and for a year in the United Kingdom. Throughout her career she has tutored students at all levels of Literacy and tutored Numeracy to Year Six.  Rosslyn has a particular interest in raising Literacy standards in young people and enjoys imparting her passion for reading and writing to her students. More recently she completed a three year contract with the Department of Education as a Literacy Support Teacher working with at risk Secondary Students before leaving to concentrate on her passion; the development of Nepean Tutoring.

Rosslyn is well regarded for her expertise in essay writing. She is available to assist students from Secondary to Tertiary level studies with learning “the art of essay writing that gets results.”  Proof reading and editing essays is another service she offers to her students.

Rosslyn lives the beautiful Blue Mountains suburb of Springwood and tutors in the Lower Mountains areas of Glenbrook, Blaxland and Springwood and the Great Penrith Areas including Emu Plains and Leonay.

Jelena Giles

Literacy K-6, Numeracy – K-4,
HSC Chemistry, HSC Biology,
HSC Environmental Science

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Jelena Giles completed a degree of Bachelor of Medical Science and a Masters of Teaching in Secondary Education majoring in Biology, Chemistry and Senior Science. She has an extensive background in science and has previously worked as a Molecular Genetics Scientific officer for Laverty Pathology. She is a qualified teacher who has had experience working with a variety of ages, from primary students in the subjects of Science, Mathematics and English to her speciality areas of Secondary HSC Chemistry, Biology and Environmental Science.

Jelena currently works For the Department of Education as a Project Officer while maintaining her role as an Administration Officer with Nepean Tutoring where she oversees our Government and Not for Profit organisation clients along with working on our social media platforms and various other administration tasks as required.
At present Jelena’s busy schedule means she is unable to accept any tutoring clients.

Martin Scott

Martin Scott

Secondary Mathematics 7 – General and Advanced HSC
HSC Chemistry, HSC Physics
HSC Biology

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Martin Scott is currently working on his PHD in the area of Biomedical Science at the University of Technology Sydney. He is an experienced tutor who offers a broad understanding for the different ways students learn and approach their studies. He believes that the ability to gain a confident understanding for concepts is at the heart of tutoring. This is achieved by the way Martin breaks concepts down into manageable areas of understanding. Martin believes that building a positive rapport with his students is the first step to successful tutoring.  He is a very patient tutor who enjoys seeing students improve, to enjoy learning and to fulfill their potential.

Martin lives in the Lower Mountains and tutors in Penrith and the Lower and Mid Mountains.

Along with his role as a busy tutor, Martin doubles as the Administration Director for Nepean Tutoring. This role keeps him at the forefront of all matters relating to the “behind the scenes” operation of the business” including IT support, accounts and client/tutor liason.

Madison Hughes

Mathematics 7-10
HSC Biology
HSC Spanish, Italian
Post School Spanish, Italian

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Madison Hughes is in the final semester of his combined Bachelor of Science and Arts at University of Sydney. His majors are Biology, Italian Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies. Madison focuses on HSC Biology, Spanish and Italian (both languages from Beginners to Extension), however, he is also happy to take on students from primary/junior high school in the areas of Mathematics and English. After having done some volunteering in teaching English in primary schools in Costa Rica and Mexico during the past year, Madison has been inspired to further his passion for teaching, improving his experience as a tutor. He is very friendly and enthusiastic about teaching in subjects he loves. Through this, he wants to help inspire in his students a love of learning and improvement through encouragement and tailoring to each students’ needs.

James McKay

Primary English and Mathematics
Secondary English, HSIE
HSIE Business Studies, Economics, Geography
Religious Education

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James is an exceptionally experienced teacher with twelve years experience across a broad range of learning areas. He is a dedicated educator whose commitment to see his students overcome difficulties at school has been well noted by his clients. James’ strengths are in his ability to bring a relational approach to his work where he not only assists his students, but provides support for parents navigating through the school system.

As a practicing teacher he understands the workings of the education system and how students can be best prepared for the particular demands they face at school.
His career has seen him teach from the Northern Suburbs of Sydney and currently out to the western suburbs where he now lives.

He is available to teach throughout the greater Penrith area and the Lower Mountains.

Lily Danby

Numeracy 3-6 Literacy 3-6
Mathematics 7-10
English 7-10

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Lily Danby is currently in her first year at Western Sydney University studying a Bachelor of Nursing, with hopes to pursue her dreams in helping people of all ages with every aspect of their life.0

Lily graduated from Caroline Chisholm College last year where her favourite subjects and interests were mathematics and PDHPE. Due to a hard working attitude and high level of commitment she achieved high grades and was recognised as a distinguished achiever in her HSC.

Lily is excited to be in the Nepean Tutoring team to spread her knowledge to her students. She has a compelling desire and love for helping young people achieve their goals and overcome difficulties. Lily also hopes to assist with the education of young students by helping them develop skills, overcome complications and in particular increase their ability to learn to love learning.

Lily lives in Kingswood and is able to tutor in the Greater Penrith area.

Emily Joseph

Hayley Mort

Literacy 3-6
English 7- HSC
General – HSC Extension
Essay Writing
Study Skills

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Hayley is currently studying a combined Arts and Education degree at the University of Sydney. She chooses to tutor students as she has a desire to see children gain confidence in their abilities and to build relationships with her students by being a teacher, role model and mentor. Hayley is passionate about English related subjects and enjoys assisting students to realise their potential in this often challenging subject, particularly writing.

Hayley has a genuine passion for creative and essay writing as well as analysing texts and enjoys sharing her love for English with students in order for them to succeed and learn to enjoy English as a subject. Her own writing skills have allowed her to excel in the HSC both in Advanced and Extension English and she strives to pass this enthusiasm and knowledge for study skills and habits to her students.
Hayley lives in the Mid Mountains and tutors in the Lower to Upper Mountains, The Hawkesbury and Penrith areas.

Paul Geier

Mathematics 7- HSC
Advanced HSC
Engineering Studies
HSC Physics

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Paul Geier comes to us with over ten years experience in tutoring students from upper primary grades to first year University Mathematics. Engineering Science, Physics, Junior & Senior Mathematics, including general Mathematics subjects, is covered by Paul’s expertise. Paul teaches and Lectures at Nirimba TAFE & the University of Western Sydney, Penrith Campus, covering all subjects in Building & Construction and Engineering subjects and is therefore equipped to tutor students in these areas as well. He is able to explain concepts clearly and logically and uses a variety of innovative strategies to inspire students to enjoy Mathematics and to improve their problem solving skills.

Paul lives in the lovely Mid Mountains area of Hazelbrook and is available to tutor students as far as the Greater Penrith area including St Marys.

Tamara Johns

Tamara Johns

Primary Literacy and Numeracy
Secondary English 7/9 Mathematics 7-9
Psychology and Legal Studies
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Tamara Johns is studying to be a Primary Teacher at Western Sydney University with a  major in English and a sub-major in Psychology. Tamara’s favourite subject is English which she tutors along with Mathematics from Primary school grades up to Year Ten Secondary studies. She enjoys reading, story-writing and planning her tutoring lessons. Tamara likes assisting people to enjoy learning because she finds it rewarding in and of itself. She listens and reflects with the students on their work and sets up a plan to make the learning is motivational and interesting. She also likes keep contact with the student’s teachers to make the tutoring more relevant, focused and beneficial for the student whilst keeping up to date with the areas that her students needs improvement on as well as further consolidating the areas in which they have improved.

Tamara uses multiple methods when tutoring and has developed particular methodologies using games and other multi sensory learning methods to ensure her lessons are a positive experience for her students by acknowledging their learning styles. Tamara also sets up a time-management plan for the Secondary students to help her them stay ahead in manageable blocks.

She lives in the St Clair area and tutors from Mount Druitt and throughout the Greater Penrith districts.

Reena Mukherjee

Alana Barbaro

English to HSC ext , Primary English 5-6
HSC History to Ext 1
HSC Legal studies and Studies of Cultur
HSC Biology

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Alana is an enthusiastic and patient tutor with a positive attitude toward student’s learning.

She has had experience in tutoring students with learning challenges and enjoys not only helping students improve in their current studies, but also helping them develop the skills they need to independently succeed in future schoolwork.

She is also comfortable with working with higher achieving students and providing them with material that can challenge them and help them further improve their results and achieve their goals.

Alana is very sympathetic to the fact that one teaching style will not suit every student, so she is committed to tailor her tutoring sessions to the individual student to ensure they have the best opportunity to learn. She also has worked as a student mentor at Penrith Academically Selective School which saw her assist HSC students with their exam preparation, study and assignments.

Her interests and skills lie primarily in the areas of English, the humanities, and social sciences. She is equipped to tutor students of any year level or ability in her specified subjects above.

Reena Mukherjee

Reena Mukherjee

Literacy 3-6, Numeracy 3-6
English 7 – Extension 2
HSC Legal Studies, Society and Culture
Creative Writing

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Reena Mukherjee is a local HSC graduate with a passion for all things literature and creative writing. As an Extension 2 English student and professional writer/blogger, she believes that the art of tutoring is founded upon respect, creativity and open two-way communication between tutor and student. Having been involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities, from writing to fencing, she strives to help her students to find a connection with their local community and school, and to immerse themselves in the education that is all around them.

Reena has been a student leader and mentor to younger students during her high school years where she quickly found that she loved the the confidence, joy and self esteem that students were able to find as they became better writers and saw their grades improve. Reena began tutoring whilst completing her HSC and tutors across a range of subject areas and is particularly gifted at encouraging students to become passionate writers.

Reena tutors at the Penrith Library and is also writes blogs for the Nepean Tutoring website.

Georgia Patterson

Literacy 3—6 English 7-10
HSC Legal Studies
HSC Business Studies
Essay writing and study skills

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Georgia is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business (Human Resources) at Western Sydney University.  She has a particular interest in family law and hopes to use her studies to help people in understanding and applying the law to their own individual circumstances. 

Georgia has a strong belief in the value of education and enjoys passing on her own excellent study skills techniques that enabled her to achieve excellent results at school. Her desire is to use her own experience and previous tutoring to help students reach their full potential and develop confidence in their ability to learn in her chosen subject areas.

Georgia has enjoyed previous tutoring opportunities in her chosen subjects for the past three years.

Georgia lives in Glenmore Park and tutors in Glenmore Park, Penrith and the Lower Blue Mountains.

Joshua Williams

Numeracy 3-6
Secondary Mathematics 7-10

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Joshua Williams completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Masters of Teaching in Secondary Education majoring in Pd/H/Pe in 2012.He is a qualified teacher who currently works fulltime at a high school in the Hills District and has experience working with a variety of ages, ranging from stage 3 to stage 6. In addition to his main teaching area of Pd/H/Pe, he has worked within the Mathematics faculty for the past year and is currently studying additional units at University to allow him to teach Mathematics permanently in public schools. Josh’s passion for education and interaction with young learners has been the drive for taking up the challenge of tutoring. He is quick to build a rapport with his students and prides himself on taking that extra step to help his students achieve their learning goals.

Melissa Lord

Literacy K-6, Numeracy K-6
Education Consultant

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Melissa Lord works for the Department of Education, and has taught students with learning difficulties requiring additional support and specialised programs, children with EAL (English as Another Language) needs, G & T (gifted and talented) students, and facilitated transition programs (preschool/kindergarten, primary/high school, mainstream/support class).

Melissa has tutored students from K-9 over a number of years and enjoys working closely with students, and their families, to determine the areas that need addressing, and designing engaging and individualised lessons to assist in filling academic gaps.

Melissa lives in Werrington and tutors in the Greater Penrith area, from Emu Heights to St Marys.

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.~ Albert Einstein

Ian Harrison

Literacy K-6, Numeracy K-6
Secondary English 7 – 10
Secondary Maths to advanced HSC
Tertiary study support

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Ian Harrison is a retired teacher who has provided many years of highly accomplished learning experiences in schools and universities. He has also provided consultancy services in assessing, teaching and learning as well as technology applications to schools, teachers, universities and educational publishers. Ian is well suited to providing learning support to students with a wide variety of needs and has a deep understanding of the full school curriculum from Kindergarten to Year 12 as well as lifelong learning strategies.t

Ian lives in the Lower Mountains and tutors in he Lower Mountains and Greater Penrith regions.


Chloe Steward

Literacy 3-6
HSC and IB English 7- HSC ext
Essay Writing and Study Skills

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Chloe is studying a Bachelor of Media and Communications (Double major in Writing and Publishing) and steadily treading her own path towards a career where she travels regularly, meeting new people, learning their cultures and histories, and indulging in delicious food and speciality coffee. She aspires to become a writer and is never seen without a notebook and at least two pens.

Chloe is passionate about nurturing curiosity and creativity in her students and encourages students to become confident life-long learners. She has several years of experience tutoring IB English, Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay and also specialises in History, Essay & Study skills and Editing.

Chloe arrives at each session prepared, enthusiastic, and eager to learn something herself. She is punctual, reliable, and maintains clear and effective communication with clients and parents. She understands the struggle for students balancing school work and extra curricular activities and is committed to helping students to manage their time well and be mindful of their own well being.

Chloe lives in the Greater Penrith regions and tutors throughout these areas and in the Lower Blue Mountains.

Maree Browning

Maree Browning

Pre School
Literacy K-3, Numeracy K-3

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Maree Browning is a qualified Child Care Worker and has worked with children aged birth to 18 years for nine years in a variety of settings including long daycare, youth centres and privately as a Nanny and tutor. Maree spends time working in partnership with families and children to develop fun and age appropriate programs to aid with their developmental milestones and learning.

Maree has also worked with adults who had cognitive challenges where she focused on developing their skills in Literacy as well as understanding varying concepts related to their studies in general.

As an accomplished circus performer, and now an instructor, Maree brings a lovely diversity to the business. Her skills as a circus instructor have provided her with different approaches to teach students with varying teaching and learning styles, thus she has an understanding for the learner as a unique individual.

Maree lives in Fauconbridge and tutors in the Lower Mountains and Emu Plains areas.

Anne Cuthill

Anne Cuthill

Pre School
Literacy K-3
Numeracy K-3

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Anne Cuthill is a teacher with a background in Early Childhood, and who spent the first 17 years of her career working in schools from Kindergarten to Year 6. She is passionate about Literacy (especially Children’s Literature) which she believes is the key to learning. Anne knows that if there is a strong background in the basics of spelling, reading, writing, punctuation, and grammar the child is freed up to learn anything, anytime, and can put that knowledge to effective use. Anne has also worked as an Early Childhood Educator with a programme based around Literacy.
Anne is married with two children (both teenagers) whom she has educated at home to the end of Year 10. She lives in the Penrith area, and tutors anywhere in the Penrith District and Lower Mountains.

Emily Peace

Literacy K-6
Secondary English 7- Extension 1
HSC Ancient and Modern History – Extension, HSC Music

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Emily Peace is 27 years old and holds a Bachelor of Music (Contemporary Performance) from the Australian Institute of Music. As of 2018, Emily began her Masters of Teaching (Secondary Music & Legal Studies) and is due to complete this degree at the end of 2019. She has varied interests, ranging from the Creative Arts (Music and Photography) through to English and History based pursuits, including genealogy and reading just about anything. Emily was that child who used to read encyclopedias just for fun!

Upon the completion of her education degree, Emily will become a fourth generation teacher within her family! Emily is reliable, easy going and loves sharing her passion for learning with others. She believes that building confidence is the key to effective learning and wishes to instill that in her students. Learning shouldn’t have to be boring and Emily is always finding new ways to engage her students in order to achieve results they can be proud of.

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Christine Bahari

Primary Literacy K-6
Primary Mathematics K-6

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Christine has been tutoring English and Maths to primary school students for over 15 years. She is a patient and considerate tutor who has worked with children with various physical and intellectual disabilities and other special needs. Christine focuses on building the confidence of her students and helping them to learn in the way that best suits them.

Christine prides herself in her passion for learning and wishes to pass this quality on to her students. She speaks three languages – English, French and Arabic and enjoys using her many skills and talents to help others fulfill their dreams and goals. In her spare time, Christine enjoys reading, cooking and card making. Throughout her high school and university years, she was an eager member of the debating team and participated in public speaking.

Christine lives in the Penrith area and tutors throughout the Greater Penrith region.

Roger Kidd

Secondary Mathematics 7- HSC
Secondary English 5-10
HSC Geography
HSC History

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With over five years’ experience as a Youth Worker, Roger has a passion for helping young people gain the confidence and agency they need in life. Whatever level someone is on, he believes they can become a confident and capable learner. He tutors from a foundational approach to learning – focusing on the fundamentals and exploring a number of ways to understand them.

Currently studying a Masters Of Teaching in order to become a Mathematics and Geography teacher, Roger loves looking at almost any topic but specialises in Maths for Year 6 to Year 12.

Roger lives in the Penrith Area and tutors in the greater Penrith Region and the Lower Mountains.


Sathvik Nimmagadda

Primary – Numeracy
Secondary – Year 7 – HSC Extension 1
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Sath is an Engineering/ Commerce student with the University of New South Wales. He is an experienced tutor, in both small group and one to one methods, who strives to make a difference to student’s learning by focusing on their positive progress and using this to encourage them to achieve their desired results in more challenging areas of the subject. He brings a bright and easy to understand approach to learning to enhance a student’s understanding of Mathematics and to help achieve greater results.
Sath had tutored from Primary to high level Senior Maths and brings a quiet confidence to his ability to understand student’s individual needs, set achievable goals and mentor them into a more independent approach to tackling previously difficult concepts.

Sath lives in the Penrith area and can tutor in the Greater Penrith area and in the Lower Mountains and Hawkesbury regions.

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Kate Campbell

English 7- Advanced HSC, Modern History
Societies and Culture, Essay Writing.

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Kate Campbell has completed a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Modern History and is currently studying a Bachelor or Education, Secondary. Her subjects areas lie with English, History and Society and Culture. She approaches her role as a tutor with a deep understanding for instilling a positive approach to learning and a desire for students to reach achievable goals.

Kate is a successful Roller Derby competitor and trainer and works at a management level in the administration of this sport. Her success in the Roller Derby community demonstrates her commitment to always work toward achieving your potential and dreams and she is keen to demonstrate this philosophy in teaching young students to believe in themselves and to achieve their best.

Kate lives in the Upper Mountains with her partner and two cats and tutors from Penrith to the Upper Mountains.

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Jack Baxter

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Jack Baxter is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) after completing his secondary education at St Dominic’s College in 2018.

Jack is a hard working individual who has a passion for Mathematics and Physics. He also thoroughly enjoys all sports, with a particular love for field hockey, having competed at numerous state championships. Due to Jack’s strong Mathematics abilities, he was able to participate in an accelerated math course which allowed him to sit the HSC for Advanced Math in year 11. He has also managed to continue his academic success into his university degree, having been accepted into Western Sydney’s University’s “The Academy”, which aims to acknowledge students academic performance.

Jack lives in Cranebrook and tutors in the Greater Penrith area and Lower Blue Mountains.

Rachel Day

Literacy 3-6, Numeracy 3-6
Secondary English 7-10
Secondary Mathematics 7-10
HSC Chemistry

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Rachel Day is studying a Bachelor in Medical Science, majoring in Medicinal Chemistry and submajoring in Microbiology. She strives to guide students to an understanding of fundamental concepts and how to implement effective study and motivational strategies with patience. She tutors  from K-9, and upto first year tertiary students in Chemistry and Biology.

She thoroughly enjoys using a background of high school and university peer mentoring to provide effective communication and patience as a professional private tutor for the last eight months, undertaking a number of students over a variety of ages and subjects.


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Emile Girgis

Primary Numeracy 4-6
Secondary Mathematics 7-12

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Emile holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Accounting.

He has been tutoring Mathematics in various setting since 1990 with an emphasis on HSC Mathematics for high achieving student. Teaching is Emile’s passion where he has discovered various techniques to assist students enjoy learning and to remain engaged in the process of learning and developing confidence. He has a great reputation, through many years of experience in different tutoring settings,
for explaining concepts clearly and logically through innovative strategies to inspire students to both enjoy Mathematics and improve their problem solving skills. He is quick to build a rapport with students and prides himself in taking the extra step needed to assist students to achieve their goals.

Emile lives in the Penrith area tutors students throughout the greater Penrith area, St Marys and Mt. Druitt

Alana Hearne

Alana Hearne

Numeracy 2 – 6
Secondary English and Mathematics 7-10

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Throughout her senior years in Secondary school Alana spent one to two hours weekly tutoring Years Eight and Year Nine Mathematics and English. This experience gave her valuable tools on how to focus on the fundamental topics of both subjects. As a student at Western Sydney University, Alana was immersed in the Peer Assisted Study Session which involved providing academic assistance to her peers and classmates in order to mentor them in their studies. In this role, she focused mainly on Mathematics; a subject for which she is talented in and passionate about.

Alana is currently a High Distinction average student studying Electrical Engineering, with a sub-major in Biomedical Engineering, at Western Sydney University. She has continued to participate in to help her fellow students understand difficult content and excel in their studies. Due to her own success as a student she has developed the ability to break difficult concepts down to core components and communicate these in a simple and understandable manner.

Alana lives in the St. Marys region and is available to tutor throughout Western Sydney.


Rosa Visciano

Rosa Visciano

Literacy K-6, Numeracy K-6
Secondary English and Mathematics 7-10, Special Learning Needs
Tertiary Studies Support

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Rosa Visciano brings a wealth of experience to her role as a tutor. She has over 30 years experience in the education industry, initially as a Primary School Teacher and has taught and tutored children from Primary to HSC levels. She has a particular interest in English Literacy, Essay Writing, the Language needs of children from bilingual-bicultural backgrounds, Art and Historical Studies. She is available to tutor in all Primary subjects and most subjects in Secondary School and Tertiary Education requiring Literacy support and essay writing.

In addition, Rosa’s work extends to children and youth with learning and processing delays. She supports them by increasing their confidence to learn and their personal awareness of how they learn and provides them with strategies that best suit the student’s individual learning needs.

In 2010 Rosa became a certified Master NLP (neuro-lingistic programming) practitioner and trainer. Over the last seven years she has specifically worked with children and youth to lessen problems in anxiety and depression working as a mentor and workshop facilitator.

Rosa lives in the Hawkesbury area and teachers throughout the Hawkesbury, Greater Penrith areas and Lower Mountains.

Lachlan Frew-Meyers

Primary Literacy and Numeracy 4-6
Secondary Maths 7-8
Secondary English 7-12, Essay Writing
HSC Modern and Ancient History

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Lachlan Frew-Meyers is currently studying a Masters of Teaching majoring in History and sub-majoring in English. He is excited to help students learn to love all of their subjects which in turn will allow them to grow in their studies. Lachlan has worked with children in at in a variety of settings ranging from birthday party hosting to volunteering as a youth group leader at church along with practicums during his university studies. Having this vast range of experience Lachlan is able to draw on a variety of different resources and learning abilities to meet children’s individual learning needs and interests.

Lachlan believes that academic improvement comes when a student finds joy in what they are learning. By building a strong relationship with each student and learning their likes and dislikes, Lachlan hopes to understand how they learn best and the areas of learning in which they struggle. Lachlan looks forward to every session as each one comes with new experience for the student to learn and grow. Lachlan currently lives in Penrith and tutors in the Penrith and Lower Mountains areas.


“The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves”
– Joseph Campbell

Danuta Paxton

Literacy 3-6, Numeracy 3-6
Secondary Mathematics 7-10
Secondary English 7- HSC Advanced

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My name is Danuta. I was born and educated in England, graduating from Cambridge University where I studied Modern and Medieval Languages. I have taught in Italy, Portugal and Poland, in England and in Australia.

I tutor students who wish to improve in English, particularly HSC, but I also enjoy tutoring Maths up to and including year 10. I believe that each student is unique; each has their own way of learning and level of development, but each and every student is capable of learning. Unfortunately in today’s large classrooms the individual student’s needs may be overlooked. However, with one on one tutoring the student’s needs are more likely to be met; gaps in learning can be identified and addressed and the student can be guided to make meaningful connections between what he or she already knows and new information.

For me there is no better satisfaction than when a student learns to make connections thus broadening their web of knowledge.

I have been tutoring with Nepean Tutoring since 2012 and have found it a very rewarding experience. I have recently started tutoring on-line via Skype and Google Drive. On-line tutoring allows for greater flexibility and availability and has proved very successful with both young students and high-school students.


Rachel Lawendy

Rachel Lawendy

Literacy K-6, Numeracy K-6
Secondary English 7-10

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Rachel Lawendy is currently undertaking her Masters of Teaching at Western Sydney University.  She has a love for English and Literacy to the extent that she studied Children’s Fiction and Writing independently and plans on writing children’s fiction after completing her studies. She has worked with children since she graduated from school in both academic and sporting environments. Rachel wants children to see that learning can be a fun and exciting adventure. She understands that all children have different learning styles and aims to cater to their learning style whilst positively encouraging them and lifting their self esteem. Rachel is able to tutor English/Literacy from Kindergarten to Year 10 and Mathematics from Kindergarten to Year 3 to Year 6 in the Greater Penrith and St Marys areas.

Hanli Botha

Sean Botha

Literacy 5-6
Secondary English 7 – 10
Essay Writing, Creative Writing
HSC Biology, HSC Music

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Sean is a published writer, composer and performer and holds a Bachelor of Social Science in nursing, and Bachelor of Music (Honours) in 2015. She is currently busy with her PhD in music and is currently working as a sessional academic at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, teaching bioscience and research subjects.

Sean has had articles published in Resonate magazine, Australian Poetry, Cutcommon and LOTL. She has a passion for 20th century music, musicology, and experimental music classical. She is passionate in helping others to become knowledgeable and skilled in their fields of study and is an approachable individual with a great amount of positive energy to share with others.

Sean is particulary skilled in assisting students to improve their writing skills. Her approach to methodically assist students to move from reluctant writers to those who learn to enjoy this aspect of their learning has been a great testament to her skill as teacher/tutor in this learning areas.

Sean lives in the Penrith area and tutors in Penrith and St Marys regions as well as the Lower Mountains.

Rebecca Castor

Literacy 3-6, Numeracy 3-6
Secondary Mathematics to Extension 1

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Rebecca Castor is a university student who is currently studying a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She has always had a a passion for learning and is a wonderful role model for young people struggling to manage the demands of a challenging work load at school. She has privately tutored primary and high school students over the last 2 years and loves the joy that comes from a student mastering a new concept or skill. Rebecca completed Physics, Chemistry, English Advanced, Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1 and PDHPE in the HSC and is available to tutor all of these subjects, as well as English and Mathematics in the younger years.

Rebecca brings a mature approach to her role as a tutor and works hard to build very positive relationships with her students in order to be an encouragement and mentor to them as they work through their studies. She has a particular passion for Mathematics where she has a talent to break work down into smaller concepts to teach show students the methods required to tackle more difficult areas of this subject area.;

Rebecca lives in the Emu Plains area and tutors in the Penrith, Emu Plains and Lower Mountains.

Rebecca Dalton

Rebecca Dalton

HSC Chemistry

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Rebecca has an Honours Degree in Chemistry, a Diploma in Education (Secondary Science) and a PhD in Chemistry Education. She is currently completing a Master of Inclusive Education. She has taught HSC and first-year university Chemistry as a teacher, tutor, and laboratory supervisor. She has a thorough understanding of the difficulties students experience learning Chemistry. Rebecca has also taught and tutored Mathematics. As part of her Masters, she is learning about effective ways to teach literacy and numeracy to Primary School children.

Rebecca is patient and understanding. She develops positive relationships with her clients and works diligently to enhance her students’ motivation and skills. She has a passion for education and uses a range of research-based strategies to develop and deepen understanding.

Rebecca is currently available to tutor HSC Chemistry, Primary Literacy and Mathematics (K-8) in the Penrith area and the Lower Blue Mountains.

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Samia Piper

English 7- HSC Advanced
Essay Writing
HSC Modern History

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Samia is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in English Literature and History) as well as a Bachelor of Global Studies. She attended St Marys Senior High School where she was taught by great teachers who inspired her to take on education as a career where she employs a particular interest for Shakespearean studies, essay writing and History. She has a strong social conscience and is passionate about various causes which have led to her participation in several mock parliaments and social good summits. She is an avid fundraiser for various social justice causes which has helped her to develop a strong work ethic, the ability to manage her time effectively and to maintain a positive and mature attitude toward work responsibilities and requirements.

Samia has enjoyed informal tutoring roles throughout her high school years in the areas of English, History, French and Art Theory. In recent time she has successfully tutored students in essay wrting – an area of learning that gives her great pleasure.

Samia lives in the Lower Mountains and tutors in the Mountains and Penrith areas.

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. C. S. Lewis

Carol Gooch

Carol Gooch

HSC Mathematics – General – Extension 1

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Carol Gooch’s experience as an educator spans over many years and she holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours.  She has worked as a university faculty tutor in the areas of Mathematics and Computer Science and has additionally  taught a number of subject areas in a variety of contexts.  She is an accomplished piano teacher and music educator who runs music groups for young adults with disabilities.

Carol brings maturity to her tutoring from these range of tutoring experiences. Her passion lies in  sharing her gifts in Mathematics to HSC students to see them achieve their goals in this often overwhelming area of learning.

Carol lives in Penrith is available to teacher in the Greater Penrith area.

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Joshua Battin

Science 7-10
HSC Standard and Advanced English
HSC Biology, Ancient History, General Science
Essay Writing

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Josh has also worked as a PASS facilitator at the University of Western Sydney to help to improve outcomes for students with high fail rates. He has also worked as a private tutor for HSC Science subjects. The experiences he has gained in these roles has helped him to hone his strong verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills to construct and adapt oral, written and interactive activities and strategies according to individual students’ learning needs. This approach improves their consolidation of content as well as their problem solving and analytical skills which are essential for essay writing and English related subjects. As a tutor, he strives to be patient, understanding and empathetic to students’ various abilities, challenges, disadvantages and weaknesses by setting realistic and achievable learning goals.

Josh believes that forming a positive rapport and being a good role model for his students is essential. It has always brought him great satisfaction to offer his skills, knowledge and experience to tutor and help students improve on and overcome the challenges they face and gain a love for learning to improve their academic performance.

Josh lives in the Upper Blue Mountains and tutors throughout the Mountains area and the Penrith district.

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Nicole Brennan

Primary Literacy,
Secondary English 7- 10
Japanese, French
Essay writing

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Nicole is an accomplished teacher with more than twenty years experience in a range of
language based subjects. She is a dedicated teacher who is hard working in order to see her
students find enjoyment and purpose in learning. Nicole sees herself as a life-long learner and
seeks to pass her passion for learning on to her students.

Nicole has had vast experience teaching English as a Second Language both internationally and
in Australia. This experience has given her a skill set to teach the fundamentals of English across
all modalities of the subject to a high level of competency – spelling, reading, vocabulary
development and writing skills.

Nicole lives in the Hawkesbury area and teaches in the Hawkesbury and Mid Mountains.

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Caitlin Gooch

Primary Literacy and Numeracy
HSC English, Biology
HSC Mathematics to Advanced
IB proficient

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Caitlin Gooch has recently completed the International Baccalaureate and is currently studying a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) at the University of Sydney. She has chosen this course due to her passion for working with a variety of people, including children and young adults. This course also gives her the opportunity to develop a variety of teaching strategies as well as increase her love for helping others to grow in their learning.

Caitlin has had experience tutoring in a small group environment and in a one-to-one setting. She enjoys assisting others to improve their academic ability as well as in their personal endeavours. She has an enthusiastic approach to tutoring her students where she encourages each ones to reach their potential. Caitlin tutors primary Literacy and Numeracy as well as secondary English, Mathematics and Biology, including in the HSC and IB.

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Ragesh (Lachie) Emperumal

Primary Literacy and Numeracy
Secondary Maths – 7- Year 12 advanced
Secondary English – 7-10
Physics, Chemistry, Essay Writing

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Ragesh (or Lachie) is studying a Master of Engineering at Western Sydney University.

Lachie shows a strong passion for teaching through building positive and encouraging relationships with his students.

Lachie achieved high grades in his HSC and Bachelor’s degree and is therefore a fine role model for students who need to build confidence around their learning. He is also very keen to work with students who have struggled at school due to adverse life experiences. He strongly believes that with education along with perseverance, discipline and empathy, it is possible to achieve anything in life and hence, he is on a mission to inspire and make young learners achieve their goals and reach their incredible potential.

Lachie has proven levels of experience with working with children from primary to secondary grades in both voluntary and paid positions, where has developed unique techniques to engage students in keeping with the National Curriculum guidelines. He has also worked with both young adults and Bachelor Degree students in the art of essay writing and also tutor a range of other subjects as listed.

Lachie lives in Kingswood and tutors in the Mt Druitt, Penrith and St Marys areas.

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Charlie Alnimer

Numeracy 3-6
Mathematics 7-10
Literacy 3-6
English 3-10
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Charlie Alnimer is currently studying a Bachelor of Secondary Education at Western Sydney University, majoring in Mathematics and English. He is very passionate about learning and education as well as teaching students of all ages. His key teaching areas include English and Mathematics, as well as HSIE, Music, and Visual Arts. He utilises his ingenuity to ensure that his lessons are always engaging and suit the individual needs of each student. He hopes to hone his skills and his teaching philosphy to immerse himself into the life of education prior his graduation.

Charlie engages in a range of educational medias from Documentaries to Seminars. He enjoys reading a wide range of novels as well as solving Mathematical equations in his spare time. He is very outgoing and finds pleasure engaging in meaningful and philosphical conversations. He speaks fluent Vietnamese and is currently refining his Finnish and Chinese lexicon.

Charlie lives in Silverdale and works in the greater Penrith region and Lower Mountains.

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Liam Holt

English – 7 – HSC Advanced
Literacy 3-6
HSC Legal Studies
Studies of Religion 1

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Liam Holt is a full time student who is currently completing a Bachelor of Laws with a Bachelor of Arts at Macquarie University. He has a passion for the humanities, and has a strong desire to help students feel confident and empowered with their learning.

Liam hopes to be able communicate a variety of study and learning techniques which he has found useful to his students. Liam specialises in English Advanced, Legal Studies and Studies of Religion I and can also tutor Literacy for Primary Year student. Liam processes an excellent academic record which makes him a credible mentor and role model to other students. In addition he has enjoyed outstanding success with public debating by winning many awards both locally and state wide and is sought to use this skill as an adjudicator in speaking competitions across New South Wales.

Liam lives in North Richmond and is able to tutor in the Hawkesbury, Nepean and Lower Blue Mountains regions.

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Tara Gorey

Literacy K-6 Numeracy k-6
English 7- HSC Advanced
HSC History HSC Society andCulture

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I am a university student who is currently working towards a Bachelor of Anthropology at Western Sydney University.

I have a TESOL certificate and experience in teaching English as a second language in both Vietnam and China.  This experience, as well as my own personal experiences in completing the HSC, and as a student at university mean that I am capable of instructing clients of various ages and levels. My strengths are in literacy, especially in areas of grammar and essay writing.

I particularly enjoy tutoring students on a one on one basis. ​This helps to build a positive rapport in order to develop confidence and independence. It allows me to learn about student’s strengths and interests, which assists ​me to understand their learning style, and how to work on areas that need the most attention.

I live in the Hawkesbury area and tutor through the Hawkesbury, Penrith and Lower Mountains.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin

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Clare Devlin

Mathematics – 7 – HSC General,
English 7 – HSC English,
HSC Legal Studies, Ancient & Modern History,
Business Studies.

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Clare is currently studying a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and Arts (History and Legal Studies) at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney. Clare has always had a passion for learning and education and wishes to assist children and young adults in their learning journeys. She achieved high grades in her HSC studies and is therefore a fine role model for students who are looking for a purpose to their studies during their school years. She strives to understand the numerous abilities of each student in order to adapt her teaching content to each student’s individuality. Clare believes each child should be nurtured through educations to achieve the best outcomes and that investing more hours in study will result in a sense of accomplishment.

Clare lives in Emu Plains and tutors in the Penrith and Lower Mountains regions.

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Jack Micklewright

HSC Chemistry HSC Biology
HSC Physics
Mathematics 7-10

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Jack Micklewright is currently studying a Master of Research in Molecular Sciences at Macquarie
University having completed a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry focusing in Biochemistry at
Western Sydney University. He is keen to pass on his passion for Mathematics and the Sciences
to young people who are struggling in these often challenging subject areas. He is a personable
young man who believes in the importance of learning as a life time pursuit and presents as a
fine role model for students who need encouragement and motivation to learn.

Jack lives in the Lower Mountains and tutors across the Greater Penrith and Blue Mountains

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Peter McLeod

Primary K-7 Literacy
Secondary 7- 12 English
Essay writing, Creative Writing
Workshop Specialist

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Peter McLeod is a working screenwriter, graphic novelist, and editor. His more recent work includes an upcoming kids action adventure film, due in Australian Cinemas in 2019. His current work ranges from writing feature films, and working as both a script consultant and editor for writers in Australia, Los Angeles, and Vancouver.

He is a graduate of the University of Wollongong’s prestigious writing program with First Class Honours. After several years tutoring students, he returned and completed a post graduate certificate in TESOL. During his degree, he worked as an essay consultant and tutor for university level, HSC and primary school students. Since graduating, he splits his time between his screenwriting commitments, sharing what he’s learned with his students, and running quarterly Learning Labs with internationally best selling playwright, Timothy Daly.

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Aiden Noney

Mathematics 9- HSC Ext 2,
HSC Physics, Engineering Studies

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Aidan is currently a Mathematics student at the University of Sydney and holds an excellent academic record in this area of study and his previous work during his HSC years. He is an experienced tutor who has previously studied and worked in the engineering field. Aidan has a  particular passion for teaching mathematics and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others.  He believes in building strong fundamental knowledge and developing general problem-solving skills in order for students to best engage in the subject.

Aiden also enjoys tutoring Physics and Engineering studies and finds that these subjects often go hand in hand with Mathematics. Aiden is flexible with his teaching and learning methods in order to ensure the individual needs of each student are catered for.

Aiden lives in the Mid Mountains and tutors in the Mountains, Penrith and Hawkesbury areas.

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Samantha Judge

Infants/Primary K-6
Literacy and Mathematics
Secondary English 7-10

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Samantha is a qualified primary school teacher with a Master of Teaching. She is holds a Bachelor of Arts, and is currently studying a Bachelor of Social Science. She is qualified in K-6 subjects, with a passion and understanding for Literacy. She is currently working on a casual level at different schools in the Nepean area across all K-6 year groups following a two year stint teaching Literacy to struggling Middle Years children in the UK

Samantha has a goal to help children enjoy learning Literacy. She is keen to develop one-to-one learning relationships with both parents and students and believes that tutoring can assist students in achieving their goals in the classroom. She wishes to allow students to become self- directed learners and to create a fun learning environment. She knows that subjects are interrelated in the K-6 curriculum, and is trained in cross-curricular learning, as well as working on Literacy with confidence up to a year 10 level.

Samantha lives in the Greater Penrith region and tutors from Mount Druitt, Penrith and the Lower Mountains

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Callum Beaton

Mathematics 7 – HSC extension1
English 7 – HSC extension 1

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Callum Beaton has interests across a wide variety of academic subjects and personal hobbies. He has enjoyed playing music as well as playing sports, and so has had to learn to balance these things with his schooling commitments. Excelling throughout his schooling life, Callum has a talent for understanding subject matter all across the board, which allows him to explain things in his own way to any student who needs a different perspective or style of teaching to understand something new or difficult. Currently undertaking his second year of Psychology at Macquarie University, Callum is eager and excited to engage with all of his students on a personal level and in helping them to keep on top of things and improve at whatever stage of learning they are.

Callum lives a Kingswood and tutors in the Penrith, St Marys and Lower Mountains.

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Phillip Armitstead

Subjects: English 7- Year 11 Standard
Numeracy/Maths – 4 – 8
Science 7- 10
Essay Writing
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Phillip graduated from St Dominics College and completed his Secondary studies at Xavier college before embarking on his current degree at the University of Notre Dame where he is studying a Bachelor of Secondary Education. He tutors in a wide variety of subject areas and brings a sensitive understanding to the individual needs of students with specific learning difficulties.

He has volunteered for the Edmund Rice Camps since 2011 which drives his passion for working with students of different ability levels and to encourage and support them with their school based learning. He is a flexible young man who is able to adapt to different teaching and learning situations in an effort to best support each of his students.

Phillip is an accomplished sportsman who has played soccer for 20 years and also enjoys Rugby, Martial Arts and has completed a beginner course in professional wrestling.

Phillip lives in the Lower Mountains and tutors throughout the Mountains, the Greater Penrith area as well as St Marys and Mount Druitt.

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Dillon Guest

Literacy/English – Grades 4-10
Numeracy/Maths – Grades 4-9

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Dillon is currently studying dual degrees in Primary Teaching and psychology.

He has a high enthusiasm for teaching young people and is able to adapt to new situations easily in order to meet the needs of students. His passion for teaching and working with young students will lead him to undertake his Master’s degree next year.

Dillon’s teaching experience in general includes some private tutoring experience and teaching English as a second language in the Fujian Provence of China in 2018. His experience in this environment taught him how to break concepts into small tasks to assist his students to achieve a better understanding for the given topic and for him to exercise patience and understanding toward students who require different styles of learning. .

He is now successfully working with students at Nepean Tutoring and enjoys the opportunity to work with students with various learning needs in order to instil confidence and self-belief in their potential.

Dillon lives in the Hawkesbury region and tutors from North Richmond to Riverstone and the Northern Penrith area.

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Wade Bocking

7-10 Mathematics
7-10 English
HSC Music and Visual Arts

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Wade was a talented student of St Dominic’s College in the graduating year of 2018.  He achieved excellent results which placed him in the top percentile whilst being full of enthusiasm and determination to reach his academic goals.  As a Communications Prefect at St Dominic’s College Wade formed a balanced connection with many students as he aimed to give them a forum to utilise his skills as a mentor.  His time at St Dominic’s College focussed heavily on creative arts subjects, therefore he can utilise his creative drive to develop engaging lessons which are unique to the individual student. As he begins tutoring, fresh out of Secondary School, he can relate to the students and inspire them to succeed in their respective studies. Wade is a reliable and flexible tutor with an impressive attendance record throughout his secondary schooling, only having one day off in in seven years whilst balancing his academic, co-curricular activities, and social life.

Currently, Wade is studying at The University of Sydney majoring in Applied Medical Science and Immunology and Pathology. He lives in the Lower Mountains and tutors in the Lower to Mid Mountains Mountains and Greater Penrith District.

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