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

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
Screen Shot 2022-05-31 at 11.20.45 am

Alice Andrews

Tutor

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

PXL_20210516_034925778

Gully Andreasen

Tutor

Gully graduated from Trinity Catholic College in 2017 and is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Sydney. He is passionate about the field of Medicine and is a prospective student in the Doctor of Medicine Program at the University of Sydney. Gully’s goal is to instil enthusiasm into students at Academic Excellence and help them to achieve their academic goals.

 

Gully tutors:

 

  • Advanced English
  • Standard English
  • General Mathematics
  • Studies of Religion
  • Modern History
  • Commerce
  • Junior Sciences
  • Junior Maths
  • Primary School
IMG_6801

Noam Antonir

Tutor

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)
Daniel profile

Daniel Berman

Tutor

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.

Screen Shot 2021-05-08 at 1.39.09 pm

Micaela Blank

Tutor

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

Isabel Byrnes

Tutor

Isabel graduated from Kincoppal Rose Bay in 2019 and is currently studying Architecture at the University of Sydney. She is eager to inspire passion and creativity within her students. Isabel is particularly invested in ensuring that each student is uniquely tailored to, in order to ensure they are able to realise their full potential. She tutors primary school students and high school students specialising in English, English Advanced, English Extension 1 and Visual Art.

Monique Capo

Tutor

Monique graduated from Rosebank Collage Five Dock in 2016. She is in her final year of completing her double degree, Bachelor of Secondary teachings and a Bachelor of Arts in Technology. She is very excited to be in a team of amazing tutors at Academic Excellences. She is a very passionate teacher when it comes to learning and helping her students achieve all their goals. Monique Tutors:

  • Community and Family Studies
  • Arts
  • Design and Technology
  • Society and Culture
  • Textile (Major)
  • Other TAS Subject
Mia Profile

Mia Chaaya

Tutor

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.

271048243_1540417206327444_8730198432714611270_n

Billie Coughlan

Tutor

My name is Billie Coughlan and I am a 2021 St Catherine’s School graduate. I will be tutoring English Advanced, English Extension 1, Drama and Legal Studies and am very excited to be working alongside Alida and the staff at Academic Excellence to guide our students in their studies. I am a diligent and enthusiastic tutor and am eager to work with my students ranging from comprehension skills to performance activities.

IMG_3403

Anna Coutts-Trotter

Tutor

Anna graduated from Randwick Girls’ High School in 2018. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts and Social Work, majoring in history. Clearly obsessed with history, in Year 12 Anna studied Modern History, Ancient History, History Extension, English Advanced, French Continuers and General Maths. She has experience tutoring Junior English and History and HSC students in Modern, Ancient and History Extension, Standard and Advanced English, Community and Family studies and Society and Culture. Anna is passionate about sharing her love for history, and aims to create a comfortable environment for students to ask questions, be curious and gain confidence and independence. She has experience working and volunteering with residents with dementia in aged care, people with disabilities and children and young adults in the foster care system.

IMG_1064 2

Celina DiVeroli

Tutor

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
Jessie Profile

Jessie Fraser

Tutor

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

IMG_8497

Lucy Fraser

Tutor

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

new image

Jonah Green

Tutor

Jonah graduated from Sydney Grammar School in 2019 as an HSC All Rounder, currently studying a combined degree of Engineering and Commerce at UNSW. He loves bringing out the best in students, unlocking their hidden talent and potential.
Jonah tutors:
  • Maths (Primary, Advanced, Extension 1&2)
  • English (Primary, Advanced, Extension 1)
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
E15621D1-2FAD-46B1-91AC-5C10D94227B8

Josh Hucksteppe

Tutor

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
james_kalas

James Kalas

Tutor

James graduated from Sydney Grammar School in 2016 and is currently studying Medicine at the University of New South Wales. James teaches maths, economics and geography, and in his spare time loves playing cricket and football, and spending time at the beach.

Screen Shot 2021-03-15 at 11.17.30 am

Constance Koh

Tutor

Constance graduated from OLSH college, Kensington in 2020 as the DUX of the college and has received first in the state for studies of religion 2 and an all rounder award. She is currently studying a bachelor of psychology at the university of Sydney. She is excited to be a part of the Academic Excellence Team. Constance tutors:

  • Studies of religion
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Junior maths
  • English
IMG_6615

Tasha Lapidge

Tutor

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
  • PDHPE
IMG_3130

Chloe Lees

Tutor

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.

WhatsApp Image 2020-11-18 at 12.25.09 PM

Ben Leslie

Tutor

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
Screen Shot 2021-03-11 at 11.49.57 am

Francesca Markham

Tutor

Francesca Graduated from Ascham School in 2020 and will be studying a Bachelor of Business at UTS in 2021. She enjoys the strong connections made through tutoring and watching students’ academic potential grow through sharing a passion for learning.Francesca tutors:

  • Primary school
  • Standard and advanced English
  • Modern history
  • Visual Arts
  • PDHPE
image0

Elizabeth Mojanovski

Tutor

Elizabeth graduated from Kambala Girls School in 2021 and is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts/Advanced Studies in Politics and International Relations at the University of Sydney. Elizabeth is extremely keen to join the Academic Excellence team to continue supporting individuals reach their full academic potential.

 

Elizabeth tutors:

–          English Advanced

–          English Standard

–          Junior English

Screen Shot 2021-03-11 at 12.09.44 pm

Erin Nabarro

Tutor

Erin Nabarrograduated from Emanuel School in 2019 with five Band 6 results. She is currently undertaking a double degree of Laws/Politics, Philosophy and Economics at UNSW. She is passionate about the subjects that she teaches and about helping students engage with techniques and strategies that will help them succeed. She loves getting to know her students and helping them to achieve their academic goals. Erin tutors:

  • Junior English,
  • Advanced English
  • Standard English
  • 3U English
  • Legal Studies
  • Drama
  • Economics
hunter

Hunter Pillion

Tutor

Hunter graduated from Ascham School in 2020 and is currently undertaking a double degree of Commerce and Law at the University of New South Wales. She will actively utilise the relevant tools and techniques accumulated from her schooling and university life to help students comprehend and actively engage with their studies. She strives for her students to be proactive, excited to learn and up for a challenge as they reach the potential she knows they are capable of. Hunter tutors:
– Advanced English
– Maths Advanced
– Economics
– Biology
– Geography
– Jr Science
-Jr Maths
-Jr English
– Primary School
Sophie Profile

Sophie Puterflam

Tutor

Sophie graduated from Moriah College in 2018, coming equal first in the state in General Mathematics. She is currently studying a double degree of a Bachelor of Law and International Studies at UNSW. Sophie is invested in the success and confidence of her students throughout their academic journey. She provides support in the areas of junior mathematics, Standard mathematics and junior English.

287754636_1262485260952626_1764614371689782398_n

Olivia Scahill

Tutor

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)
image

Sophie Shaw

Tutor

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.

WhatsApp Image 2020-11-18 at 1.55.16 PM

Paris Spennato

Tutor

Paris Spennato graduated from Emanuel School in 2019. She ranked 6th in the state for Society and Culture and achieved five Band-6 results. In 2021, she will commence her study of a Double Bachelors Degree of Law and of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) at UNSW.

As a past student of Academic Excellence, Paris is excited to pass on the guidance and motivation she received and internalised during her studies. She is eager to impart her knowledge and enthusiasm for education to her students.

Paris Tutors:

  • English
  • English Extension 1
  • Society and Culture
  • Economics
  • Legal Studies
243124311_347305940479863_5900016077163266062_n

Lily Stewart

Tutor

Lily graduated from MLC in 2015 and has a Bachelor of Science (Pharmacology) from the University of Sydney. She was awarded the Sydney Scholars Award for the duration of her degree and was selected in the Talented Student Program – Science. Lily is currently navigating the application process for postgraduate medicine.

Having tutored independently for the past six years and a full-time support staff member at one of the top ranked Independent Girls’ Schools in Sydney, Lily is well equipped to guide her students through their studies and is able to cater to both their emotional and intellectual needs.

Lily is excited to join the Academic Excellence Team and aims to foster curiosity, initiative, perseverance, and enthusiasm for learning.

Lily tutors:

Biology

Chemistry

Mathematics

English

Modern History

Josh Profile

Joshua Stotski

Tutor

Joshua graduated from Reddam house in 2019, and received an All-Round achiever award. He is currently studying a degree of commerce and advanced studies at Sydney University under the Dalyell scholars program. Joshua is excited to join the academic excellence team as he strives to improve the performance of his students, aiding them through enhancing their problem solving skills and work ethic. Joshua teaches Mathematics and business studies.

Tutoring Photo

Georgie Sundich

Tutor

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
IMG_6261

Jessa Renshaw

Tutor

Jessa graduated from SCEGGS Darlinghurst in 2020 with four Band 6 results. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Sydney under the Dalyell Scholars Program.

She is passionate about making learning both enjoyable and rewarding by tailoring study to the individual, therefore allowing each student to achieve their full potential. Jessa is excited to cultivate a strong work ethic and aspiration for constant improvement in her students. Jessa tutors:

  • General Mathematics
  • English
  • Biology/Science
  • Business Studies/Commerce
AE biography photo Zara R

Zara Rubinsztein

Tutor

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
image1

Gemma Wilson

Tutor

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. 

270044386_4780949275285116_7273257644670271238_n

Fiona Yu

Tutor

Hi, I’m Fiona Yu and I graduated from St Catherine’s Sydney in 2021. I was a student at Academic Excellence during Year 11 and Year 12 and I hope to be able to pass on the guidance and inspiration that my own tutors provided me during my studies! I’m incredibly excited to join this amazing team and am looking forward to helping others unlock their potential.

Samantha Shub

Tutor

I graduated from Moriah College in 2021 with all band 6 results. I will be undertaking a degree in medical science and law in 2023 at UTS. I am extremely excited to now be a part of the academic excellence team. I am a personable, loyal and caring individual with a strong work ethic. I am passionate about helping my students feel confident in mathematics whilst enjoying their lessons too. I am also passionate in helping my students reach their full potential and success.

IMG_4594

Olivia Deakin-Bell

Tutor

My name is Olivia and I graduated in 2021 from Kincoppal-Rose Bay with an All-Around Achievers award and a state ranking in Modern History. I am currently studying a combined Bachelor of Commerce and Law at Sydney University, and am super excited to be working with Alida and the Academic Excellence team to create a positive and supportive learning environment. I am passionate about thinking and working ‘smarter not harder’, and helping my students to have a strategic approach to their studies. I am an enthusiastic learner and I hope to foster this attitude in my students. I will be tutoring

  • English Standard, Advanced and Ext 1
  • Modern History
  • History Extension
  • Studies of Religion
  • Junior English and research studies
IMG_0434

Sophie Frawley

Tutor

My name is Sophie Frawley, and I am a 2021 SCEGGS Darlinghurst graduate. I will be tutoring English Advanced, English Extension 1, Economics, Modern History and History Extension. I am passionate about studying humanities and strive to create an environment where students can nurture their love for these subjects, feel comfortable asking questions, grow skills of independence, and enhance their studying techniques! I’m very excited to work alongside the Alida and the Academic Excellence team in helping students to reach their academic potential!

275478126_270852145232922_4078826562771249680_n

Miranda Woodcroft

Tutor

My name is Miranda and I am a 2021 SCEGGS Darlinghurst graduate currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce and Law at Sydney University. I am an enthusiastic and passionate learner who wants to help others succeed! I will be tutoring English Advanced, English Extension, Economics, Modern History and Mathematics Advanced. I am so excited to join Alida and the Academic Excellence team in helping to foster students’ love of learning and academic results!

275670485_991205675154767_5069431140416563617_n

William Duke

Tutor

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.
unnamed (2)

Tali Wunsh

Tutor

My name is Tali Wunsh and I graduated from Moriah College in 2021 as an HSC All Rounder. I’m very excited to be a part of the academic excellence team and am looking forward to sharing my passion for science and maths. I am friendly and enthusiastic about helping students enjoy their studies and succeed.