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
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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.

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Nathaniel Andrews


Nathaniel graduated from Sydney Boys High School in 2022 and currently studies Civil Engineering at the University of New South Wales. As a motivated tutor, Nathaniel aims to understand the needs of every student as well as giving tailored feedback to help them improve. His enthusiasm in teaching is extended into nurturing the development of creativity and critical thinking approaches through sharing his interest in engineering. Nathaniel currently tutors Mathematics.

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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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Lili Blazquez


My name is Lili and I graduated from Randwick Girls High School in 2022. I am currently studying a double degree in Fashion Design and International Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney. Currently, I tutor English (both Advanced and Standard), Modern History, and Junior Mathematics (up to Year 7). I have always loved learning, and hope to instil this passion in all of my students, encouraging them to excel in their studies and helping them to do so.

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Farham Dashti


My name is Farham and I graduated from Killara High School in 2023. I am going to be studying Construction Management and Property as a double degree at UNSW. I am extremely dedicated to helping my students to achieve the best results they can and live up to their potential. This is my opportunity to give back to the services and support that Academic Excellence offered me in my year of the HSC. I am very excited to begin my journey in helping my students.

I will be tutoring:

  • Mathematics (up to Extension 1)
  • Chemistry
  • English Standard
  • Legal studies

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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Ryan Gibson


I graduated from Sydney Grammar School in 2020 and I am currently in my 4th year of an Applied Science bachelors degree at The University of Sydney. Since leaving school I have been fortunate enough to win several national championships for NSW, USyd and UTS in rowing. Due to my passion for sport and my chosen field of study, biomechanics, physiology, anatomy and biology are where my expertise lies. However, I am also competent in tutoring Advanced English, Modern History, PDHPE and Advanced Maths. I have prior experience as an after school care educator, and as a rowing coach of high school and university students.
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Sappiri 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
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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
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Hamish Hunter


My name is Hamish and I graduated from the Canberra College in 2021 with an ATAR of 98.75. I am currently in my second year of university studying electrical engineering. I am passionate about helping students develop their knowledge and skills and am currently tutoring in Maths and Physics to students from years 5 – 11. I am also an experienced musician and track athlete giving me a strong appreciation for the discipline needed for success.

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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

Sarah McCarthy


Sarah is a qualified Primary School Teacher, gaining a 1:1 First Class Honours in her Bachelors Degree. She has previously taught in European private schools. She specialises in fostering higher order thinking in both literacy and numeracy. She also has 1:1 tutoring experience with children with Dyslexia, MGLD and ASD. She holds a specialism in Visual Art and Arts Education, with a focus on Art Therapy.

Max Radzyminski


Max graduated from Cranbrook School in 2022. He achieved a 90+ ATAR and is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce and Advanced Studies at the University of Sydney. Max has been with Academic Excellence for over a year and is passionate about helping his students. He currently tutors Mathematics (up to HSC Advanced), Modern History, and History Extension.

Maya Robson


My name is Maya and I graduated from St Vincent’s College in 2022. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at the University of Sydney. I am able to tutor Society & Culture, English Advanced, English Extension I, Drama and Studies of Religion I and II. I am extremely passionate about helping students improve and achieve their academic goals, as well as develop the skills needed to become a better learner.

Noah Shelest


My name is Noah Shelest and I graduated from Moriah College in 2023. I am currently undertaking a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Commerce at the University of Sydney, enrolled as a Dalyell Scholar. I am a passionate tutor who takes great pride in being able to maximise the potential of my students, as I aim to provide critical exam and study techniques to achieve success. I currently tutor Mathematics (up to HSC Extension 2), and Physics.

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Crystal Storm Cloud


Crystal graduated in 2022, in the top three in her year, with an overall distinction average. She is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce, with a major in Marketing and a minor in Psychological Studies at the University of Sydney. English is her top subject, and she has a passion for helping others learn and grow within the language. She also aims to provide her students with problem-solving skills and analytical thinking in Mathematics. She is devoted to providing her students with a comfortable environment in order to build the foundation they need, as well as extending them to their full potential.

Crystal tutors:

  • Standard English (Year 1-12)
  • Advanced English (Year 10-12)
  • Extension English (Year 10-12)
  • Mathematics (Year 1-9)
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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
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Anisha Sully


Anisha graduated from Tempe High School in 2022 and is now undertaking a Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Medical Science at the University of Technology Sydney. She is extremely passionate about helping students grow both their academic and self confidence, ensuring they reach their full potential.

Anisha tutors:

  • English (Junior, Standard, Advanced, Ext 1 and Ext 2)
  • Biology
  • Science (Junior)
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics (Junior)

Sean Trew


My name is Sean and I’m excited to be working at AE as a tutor. I can tutor in advanced maths, advanced English, modern and extension history, business studies, and economics. I currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce as a Dalyell scholar at the University of Sydney, majoring in finance and business law. I am a passionate learner who is always happy to help so I am thrilled to be able to pass this on as a tutor.

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Kerri Wainstein


My name is Kerri Wainstein and I graduated from Reddam House in 2022. I am currently studying a double degree in Advanced Science and Chemical Engineering at UNSW and tutoring Chemistry and Mathematics. Through tutoring I hope to share my passion for these subjects and help the students to enjoy them as much as I did at high school, by helping them to understand as much as they can about the concepts and about answering questions.

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Alice Williams


My name is Alice and I have a passion for helping students succeed. I attended a selective high school in Wollongong, achieving an ATAR of 98.55 and 5 band 6’s, and I am now studying a double degree in Law and Criminology at UNSW. I am available to tutor maths all the way up to extension 2, advanced English, chemistry and legal studies. Through my experiences volunteering as a mathematics tutor in high school, I have helped students of all ages and backgrounds achieve their academic goals. Whether it’s mastering a difficult subject, preparing for the HSC, or simply improving study habits, I have the tips and tricks to ensure excellent results every time. I am so excited to join the team here at Academic Excellence, i know it will be a great fit.

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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Veraj Yadav


My name is Veraj and I am currently studying Psychology (Honours) at UNSW. I graduated Sydney Boys High School in 2022 with an ATAR of 98.75. I placed first at my school for English Advanced and hope to inspire a keen appreciation for literature in my students. I also tutor HSC Maths, Biology and Legal studies as well as all junior English, Maths and Science subjects. I aim to investigate the basis of concepts with my students to help them critically engage with their work. I hope to help my students find passion and develop a deep understanding in their studies to maximise their abilities.