Academic Excellence ensures that all of our staff members are extremely professional and qualified tutors, offering the highest possible level of exclusive and undivided attention in education. Our excellent tutors are all-too familiar with the enduring pressures of high school, albeit emotionally, physical or academically. We therefore aim to establish a unique program best suited to your child, allowing them to grow and develop in reaching their full potential. The tutors are either qualified teachers, or have received tremendous results post-HSC – achieving high Band 6’s in the subjects that they teach.

All tutors bring to our team a passionate zest and enthusiasm for education, providing an enjoyable and nurturing environment for your child.


Alida Markovics

Head Tutor

As the founder of Academic Excellence, Alida is a former K-12 Principal, Senior HSC Examiner and has been an educator for almost thirty-three years. She has a Bachelor of Education and Honours in History, with her main focus areas in Special Education, English and History.

Alida is passionate in aiding children with special needs or learning difficulties, and as a mother of two, she is extremely empathetic to those students who are often overlooked in the current education system. Alida is an extremely supportive educator, who intends to create a balance for your child’s emotional, psychological and intellectual needs as they enter high school and progress into adulthood, providing them with the foundational building blocks to begin their lives following their graduation.

Her total dedication and experience is mirrored in her holistic approach to learning. Alida strives to encourage all students to not only fulfil their academic potential, but to recognise it within themselves, equipping each child with the confidence to set goals, aim high and strive to achieve their personal aspirations.

Alida has a welcoming and approachable demeanour, fostering a close relationship with each student. She provides an innovative and safe learning environment, allowing all high school students to both independently and collectively grow as individuals.

Subjects of Expertise:

  • English (Standard, Advanced, Extension 1 and Extension 2)
  • History (Modern, Ancient and History Extension)
  • Business Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Studies of Religion (1 and 2 Unit)
  • Society and Culture

Lara Aizenstros


My name is Lara Aizenstros, I am a 2021 Moriah College graduate. I will be tutoring Business Studies, Modern History, English Advanced, English Extension 1, and Biology. I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm for Arts and Humanities subjects! I am excited to join the Academic Excellence team and share my passion and motivation for learning with my students in order to help them succeed.

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Alice Andrews


My name is Alice and I graduated from Kambala in 2021. I am currently undertaking a Bachelor of Arts/Advanced studies in Philosophy and Politics + International Relations. I am so excited to join the academic excellence team and be a part of such a dynamic, exciting environment.


I tutor in

  • English Advanced

  • English Standard

  • Junior English

  • English Extension 1+2

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Stephanie Ambrozek


Stephanie is a qualified Primary School teacher with experience teaching K – Year 6 NSW syllabus as well as a Master’s in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL). I specialize in developing literacy and numeracy skills for primary school students and assisting ESL students with their academic writing.  I have over five years experience providing individual at home tutoring instruction and look forward to working with students at Academic Excellence.


Noam Antonir


Noam recently graduated as Dux of Moriah College in 2020 and is studying a Bachelor of Arts/Law at the University of Sydney.

I am incredibly excited to be joining the Academic Excellence team. I am a passionate and driven individual, dedicated to helping others unlock their full academic potential, and in doing so, foster a deep-seated love for all aspects of the academic field. I currently tutor:

  • History (Ancient, Modern and Extension)
  • Mathematics (Advanced, Ext 1 and Ext 2)
  • English (Standard, Advanced and Extension 1)
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Nick Bellas


My name is Nick Bellas and I graduated from Cranbrook school and Academic Excellence in 2022. I am enrolled to study a double degree in Molecular Biotechnology and Business at the University of Technology Sydney. Through tutoring I hope to share my passion in biology and science, developing critical thinking skills to assist students in all aspects of schooling.

I will primarily tutor Biology whilst also providing support in Ancient History, Business Studies, and History Extension.

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Daniel Berman


Daniel graduated from Reddam House in 2019, and is currently completing a Bachelor of Data Science and Decisions at UNSW. He is passionate about Maths, hoping to enable others to view it in the same light by aiding in the development of problem solving skills and intellectual curiosity. He is excited to join the Academic Excellence team, tutoring all levels of Maths.

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Micaela Blank


Micaela graduated Moriah College in 2019. She is currently studying a double degree of computer science and media arts at UNSW. She has a passion for education, engaging in peer tutoring and teaching holiday art classes in her free time. She  believes in creating an environment of nurturing and growth for her students, fostering self confidence and enthusiasm to fulfil their academic potential. In her free time she paints and swims at the beach. 

Micaela tutors:

– English

– Biology

– Maths

– Visual Art

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Mia Chaaya


Hi, my name is Mia Chaaya, I graduated from St Vincent’s College in 2020. I am so excited to be joining the team at Academic Exellence! I had heard incredibly high acclamations about the company from students, and am looking forward to becoming part of the team. I enjoy helping students unlock their potential, working towards understanding difficult concepts because a great satisfaction and joy is received when they strengthen their ability to solve problems. I tutor Physics, Maths and English.

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Celina DiVeroli


Celina graduated from Emanuel School in 2019 and is undertaking in 2021 a degree in Medical Science at the University of Sydney. Celina is passionate in fostering self-confidence and enthusiasm in her students, allowing them to reach their personal best. As a past student of Academic Excellence, Celina encompasses all the core values and ideals that Academic Excellence strives towards.

Celina Tutors:

  • English
  • Junior Maths
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

William Duke


William graduated The Scots College in 2018, and is currently in his final semester at the University of Sydney, majoring in English Literature. He has been tutoring English for three years now and is well-versed in the high school curriculum. English can be a hard, content-heavy subject, and William’s goal is to help students engage with it in a clear, exciting way, leading to outstanding results.
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Jessie Fraser


Jessie graduated from St Catherine’s in 2016 and is now completing a Bachelor of Science at the University of Sydney, double majoring in Biology and Genetics and Genomics. She is passionate about Science and Maths and the critical thinking and problem solving skills they develop.

Jessie tutors Mathematics and Junior Science.


Lucy Fraser


Lucy graduated from St Catherine’s School in 2016 and is currently undertaking a double degree of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Science at the University of Sydney. Her passion for maths and science generates an engaging learning environment, motivating her students to achieve their best results and reach their full potential.

Lucy teaches; Junior mathematics, General Maths, 2 Unit Maths and Biology

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Sappir Haikin


My name is Sappiri Haikin and I graduated from Moriah College in 2022. I am currently studying a bachelor of law and a bachelor of criminology at UTS. I am extremely looking forward to joining the Academic excellence team as I am a passionate and driven individual who is committed to helping all my students achieve their academic goals and work to their best potential.

I will be tutoring:

  • Standard English
  • Society and Culture
  • Geography
  • Legal studies

India Hodgson


My name is India and I am currently studying Cognitive Brain Science and Psychology at Macquarie University. I graduated from St Clare’s College in 2019 and am currently tutoring English, Legal and Business Studies. I aim to instill academic self esteem and confidence in all my students whilst establishing effective study habits and routines.


Josh Hucksteppe


Josh graduated from Moriah College in 2018 and is currently studying a double degree of a Bachelor of Law and Business at UTS. He is a personable tutor who excels in breaking down complicated topics in a way that is catered specifically to the student for their better understanding. He takes a great interest in each of his students and loves to help develop extra aspects to their learning that aid their results, such as creative problem solving. Josh tutors:

  • Mathematics
  • Business Studies

Ethan Kwan


Ethan graduated from Sydney Boys High School in 2020. He currently studies Advanced Physics and Aerospace Engineering at the University of New South Wales, assisting in experimental research in ferromagnetic materials on the side. At Academic Excellence, Ethan strives to understand each student as an individual, and to learn and use the approaches that work best to instil confidence in his students.

He also aims to demonstrate his passion in physics and mathematics, in a way that inspires and encourages a natural curiosity for the sciences.


He tutors in all levels of Mathematics, as well as in HSC Physics.


Tasha Lapidge


Tasha graduated from Reddam House in 2019, achieving a state rank in Standard Mathematics. She is currently undertaking a double degree of Commerce & Science at UNSW. Tasha is passionate about helping her students achieve a thorough understanding and high level of confidence in their mathematic ability. Tasha tutors:
  • Standard Mathematics
  • Advanced English
  • Legal studies

Chloe Lees


Chloe graduated from Reddam House in 2019 and is doing a double degree Bachelor of Commerce and Advanced Studies at the University of Sydney (deferring 1 year) under their prized Dalyell Scholarship program.

Chloe tutors in Business Studies, English Advanced, Drama, Mathematics and Art.

I am very excited to be part of the Academic Excellence Team where I can assist younger students to thrive in their chosen areas of study and thus maximise individual success leading up to the HSC. Academic Excellence evidently prides themselves with their friendly and nurturing environment, all whilst instilling a passion for learning, hence why I cannot wait to join the team. Business Studies was also my favourite subject during school and I am keen to pursue future teachings in it.

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Ben Leslie


Ben graduated from the Emanuel School in 2019 and is enrolled to study a Bachelor of Commerce and Advanced Studies majoring in Accounting and Economics at the University of Sydney in 2021. Ben is enthusiastic about teaching and is passionate about the subjects he teaches. Ben is very excited to have joined the Academic Excellence team.


Ben teaches:

  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • Economics
  • Junior Maths

Olivia Scahill


Olivia graduated from Kincoppal – Rose Bay in 2021 and is currently studying Medical Science as a first-year student at the University of Technology Sydney. As a former AE student, Olivia is passionate and driven to ensure hard work is instilled into each student for their full capabilities to be achieved. She further constitutes a learning environment that is engaging and adapted to personally suit the student’s needs ensuring they reach their full potential.  Olivia tutors:

  • Community and Family studies
  • Mathematics (junior and standard)
  • English (Junior and standard)
  • Science (junior)

Felix Sharpe


My name is Felix Sharpe and I graduated from International Grammar School (IGS) at the end of 2020. I am currently studying a double degree in Chemical Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Sydney. I am delighted to be a part of the Academic Excellence team and look forward to helping students who have an interest in maths and the desire to learn.

I tutor:
Junior Maths
Standard Maths
Maths Advanced

Science (junior)


Sophie Shaw


Sophie graduated from Reddam House in 2020 and is currently studying Psychology at the University of Sydney. She is a strong written and verbal communicator. She aims to make content enjoyable for students, increasing their personal motivation to achieve excellent results. She tutors a range of subjects, including English, Standard Maths, History, and Art. She also offers assistance in home schooling, and essay structuring, and proofreading.

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Zara Rubinsztein


Zara graduated from SCEGGS Darlinghurst in 2020 and will begin studying a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts in 2021. She is passionate about helping students grow by thinking deeply and critically to reach their greatest potential.  Zara tutors:

  • All levels of English
  • Modern History
  • Extension History
  • Business Studies
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Georgia Strain


Georgia graduated from Kincoppal-Rose Bay in 2018 and is now completing a Bachelor of Primary Education at Notre Dame, specialising in the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Religious Education. She hopes to foster an environment which helps create independent learners in the future. Georgia tutors in Junior Mathematics and Junior English.

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Georgie Sundich


Georgie graduated from Ascham School in 2019 and received a Distinguished Achiever award. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Law/Psychology (Honours) at UNSW. In year 12 she studied English Advanced, English Extension 1, Modern History, Ancient History, Extension History and Visual Arts. 

She is passionate about education and is devoted to tailoring her tutoring to the needs of individual students. Georgie tutors:

  • English
  • Modern History
  • Ancient History
  • Extension History
  • Visual Arts
  • Primary Maths

Gemma Wilson


Gemma graduated from SCEGGS Darlinghurst in 2013. She has a Bachelor of Medical Science (majoring in Immunobiology) with First Class Honours from Sydney University. She is about to begin her PhD researching breast cancer at the Westmead Institute of Medical Research, part of Sydney University Medical School.  

Gemma tutors Chemistry, Biology and Junior Mathematics. 

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Isabella Ziade


My name is Isabella and I graduated from Kincoppal in 2019. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at the University of New South Wales. I will be tutoring English Advanced, English Extension I, Drama and Religion. I am very excited to share all of the learning skills I utilised during my education that helped me perform at my best. I am very excited to join the Academic Excellence team and be part of a love for learning.