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.

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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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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
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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

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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

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
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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

Tutor

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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Georgia Strain

Tutor

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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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. 

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Lachie Wilson

Tutor

Lachie is a 2019 graduate from Scotch College in Perth. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts/Design at the University of Technology Sydney. He is an engaging tutor that is driven to forge strong connections with his students. Lachie is passionate about History and English and strives to create a supportive learning environment.

Lachie tutors:

  • English
  • Modern History
  • PDHPE
  • Junior Sciences