MEET THE GOLD COAST TEAM
Year 11-12 Design Studies, Year 11-12 Visual Arts, Year 11-12 Design & Technology, University Design
Hi my name is Alice, I’m a graduate from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Interior Design and 3D design. I am currently working as a freelance interior designer on a variety of projects in residential and commercial spaces. I thoroughly enjoy what I do and I am passionate about sharing my knowledge in art and design. In Visual Arts, I tutor students in art history and criticism, essay writing, interpreting art and art language. Art making: concepts, drawing, art making techniques and visual process diary. For design subjects I can assist in developing students' understanding of design ideologies and styles. I can support students in design thinking and strategies, concepts, process, theory, developing your work as a designer and understanding how to design for manufacturing using fabrication technologies (3D printing, laser cutting and CNC). I can help students with software programs such as Autodesk Revit & 3D Studio Max, rendering in Vray and Mental Ray, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. I can tutor in hand drawing in perspective and technical drawings for Interior and 3D design. As a tutor I am passionate about art and design and see the potential in every student to succeed. Having had tutoring during my HSC I can relate to the experience of exams, major works, deadlines and pressure. I am determined to provide quality tutoring so that students feel more confident in their studies.
Primary, 7-10: Maths English, Sciences, 11-12: Physics, Biology, Chem, Maths, University: general Biology, Chemistry & Anatomy
My name is Shelly and I'm currently a dental student studying at an Australian University. I have obtained a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from a Canadian university. I have also been on the Dean's Honour Roll and a member of the Golden Key International Honours Society. To add to my academic experience, I have also worked as a lab assistant for the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Simon Fraser University, in British Columbia, Canada. I'm passionate about teaching sciences and would love to share my knowledge and teach components in manageable amounts so students are fully able to understand it and apply it to real-world situations. I can teach all subjects but my personal favourite subjects are English, tertiary level General Chemistry, Biology, and Microbiology. My schedule is quite flexible and I'll be happy to meet close to the Griffith University (Gold Coast Campus)
Primary (all subjects), 7-10: English, History, Science & Maths, 11-12: English & History
Hi, my name is Jess and I am a second year architecture student at Griffith University. I graduated Year 12 in 2014, with an OP 5. I love English, History and Art, and graduated at the top of my class in these subjects! That being said, I have had tutoring in the past – Year 12 Maths wasn’t really my thing! I’ve also participated as a guest lecturer for Year 11 and 12 History students, and helped out some primary kids with their maths, reading and science! I am excited to use these experiences to help others learn and overcome their own learning difficulties. Furthermore, I pride myself on my research, academic writing, referencing and exam skills, which I’d love to share with other students. Living in Australia, we are privileged to have access to an established education system, and it is very important to me that we make the most of the opportunities it provides! Knowledge is power!
Year 8 to 10 Technology, Year 7 to 10 Maths, Year 11 to 12 Maths B and Maths A, Design and Technology/Technology Studies and Graphics
I am 18 years old and I have just successfully finished the first year at Griffith University studying for a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design. I graduated from Townville Grammar School in 2016 with high achievements in Maths B and Chemistry and very high achievements in Graphics and Technology Studies.
As a university/high school student I have been extensively involved in sport (swimming) at state and national levels, which has allowed me to develop strong self-motivational skills with determination to succeed. At High School I was able to maintain a healthy balance between my academic and high-performance sporting activities. Performing well academically and in sport develops exceptional time management and planning skills. Whilst at High School I was annually acknowledged with the Pro Diligentia Award for ‘displaying commitment to achieving my personal best’. I won subject awards also for Graphics and Technology Studies.
Tutoring is a great responsibility and I look forward to taking an active role in working with students in one-on-one settings, with
my aim being for students to reach their full potential.
Primary Maths; Year 7-10 Maths; Year 11-12 General Maths; Year 11-12 Advanced Maths; Year 11-12 Physics
Hi, my name is Tiffany and I am currently in my first year of studies at the University of Queensland. I am currently studying a dual Bachelor of Mathematics and Science (Physics), after graduating from Varsity College in 2016 with an OP 1. Tutoring has been a long-time love of mine, because it allows me to share my knowledge with other students and give them the confidence and ability to excel in their studies. After struggling with English in high school, I can see how important it is for students to be able to be given the push they need to improve their knowledge and understanding of a topic that may be difficult for them. I love finding fun, new and interesting ways to help the individual student learn because I understand that everyone is different and needs to learn in a way that is suitable for their learning style. I just love seeing the joy on students’ faces when they finally achieve their goals, and knowing that I helped create that smile feels so rewarding.
All levels of Primary, All levels of Year 7-10 Subjects, Year 11-12 Standard English, Year 11-12 Advanced English, Year 11-12 Maths A & Maths B, Physics and Modern History
Hi my name is Liliana Gonzalez-Calero, and I am currently in my 4th year studying a Bachelor of Primary Education at Griffith University. I am a very friendly and approachable individual and enjoy helping others. Tutoring gives me the opportunity to pass my knowledge down to others whilst also learning from them. In my practicums I have taught at various schools, from independent public schools to private schools. I have a passion for education and helping students learn in ways that suit them best. My knowledge across a range of subject areas allows me to have the skills to make lessons engaging, informative and enjoyable. In high school I studied Maths B, English, Modern History, Physic, Japanese and Science 21, and I am more the equipped to tutor these subjects to students. Also, I graduated from a Queensland High School, so I am familiar with the Queensland Core Skills test, and would be more than willing to tutor students seeking guidance and assistance. When I graduate from University I hope to teach out in a rural community, as I believe it would be a truly rewarding and life changing experience.
Primary Maths, Year 7-10 Maths, Year 11-12 General Maths, Year 11-12 Advanced Maths, Year 11-12 Chemistry & Year 11-12 Biology
Hello everyone, my name is Melanie and I’ve recently graduated from high school with an OP 2. Through my experience of tutoring, I have been able to improve students’ grades and positively influence their attitude towards certain subjects. I’ve always had a passion for teaching and would love to help students maximise their potential and achieve their goals. I’m fluent in English and Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese and Hokkien). I also have extensive knowledge in maths (A & B), biology and chemistry. For me, knowledge is power. The world is changing, and it is changing fast. Hence, we must work hard and continually build on our knowledge! Before each lesson commences, I would make a lesson plan for each student according to their needs as well as preparing quizzes and worksheets to make sure they truly understand the topic they’re learning. I’m very eager to help students overcome the challenges they face. It gives me a sense of enjoyment to help my students gain a sense of achievement through their development over the lessons!
All levels of English and Maths (Advanced), Senior Chemistry and Biology
Hi! My name is Matthew and I am 17 yrs old. I have just graduated from Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School in 2017 and am about to commence my first year of University at Griffith, studying a bachelor of Biomedical Science hoping to transfer into medicine someday. I completed the HSC with an ATAR of 92.90 studying Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry, PDHPE and English (Advanced), receiving 90+ HSC marks in both Biology and English rewarding me Proxime Accessit of the School. The results I was awarded in my final year of schooling I was very proud of and delighted to receive after all the effort I knew I put in, yet I owed my beloved teachers so much for all the hard work and application they put into seeing me and those around me succeed.
An aspect of my own learning that I want to implement into my tutoring, making school work more interesting, enjoyable and less stressful for other aspiring individuals. Although it may seem unorthodox to some, I really enjoyed school and developed a strong passion and appreciation for each and every subject I did, growing to love learning new things each and every day. A perspective that I hope to transfer to other students as they confidently achieve their academic goals and excel in their chosen studies. I look forward to working with you!
K-10 all subjects, Year 11-12 Standard English, Year 11-12 English Advanced, Year 11-12 English Extension, Year 11-12 Ancient History, Year 11-12 Studies of Religion & K-12 Italian
Hi, my name is Michelle and I am in the second year of a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts at Griffith University on the Gold Coast.
I am passionate about teaching and imparting knowledge and I strive to help others to achieve their goals and aspirations. I am a stronger believer in the power of a positive attitude and how it can be utilised to achieve goals that didn’t seem to be possible. Everything is achievable through hard work and dedication.
I enjoy working with students both primary and secondary to help students improve in an array of subject areas including English, Extension English, History, Mathematics and Italian language. I am very passionate about sharing my techniques and insight into increasing skills in these areas to achieve a desired result.
I enjoy working with students, creating a teacher student bond, which supports a professional yet comfortable environment where students feels as though their needs are being attended to and that they are in a space in which they feel safe and where they can ask questions without the fear of judgement.
The future lies in the education of primary and secondary students today and it is empowering to be involved.
BROCK VAN KAMPEN
Primary Maths; Primary English; Primary Science; Year 7-10 English; Year 7-10 Maths; Year 7-10 Science/HSIE; Year 7-12 PDHPE; Year 11-12 Standard English; Year 11-12 General Maths; Year 11-12 Advanced Maths; Year 11-12 Extension Maths; Year 11-12 Chemistry; Year 11-12 Biology
Hi – I’m Brock. I am 18 years old, currently studying a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports
Science at Bond University. I moved to the Gold Coast at the beginning of 2018 from a small
country town on the Mid North Coast of NSW.
I graduated from Taree High School in 2017, where I received an ATAR of 97.40 and featured
on the High Achievers List for Biology, Chemistry and PDHPE. Alongside studying, I am also a
very keen Surf Lifesaving Competitor racing at a National level and patrolling the beaches of
a weekend. Through these experiences, I have learnt how to manage time effectively, while
also ensuring that I give the best effort possible. It is my second-nature to help people and I
enjoy seeing individuals strive for their own excellence, for whatever it may be.
I truly believe in the saying ‘every individual is unique’, and I think that this is the way the
tutoring/learning should also be delivered. I am excited for this new opportunity, allowing
me to continue passing on the skills that I once learnt and hopefully creating better
individuals; both academically and personally.
NIKOLA VAN ARENDONK
Primary English, Year 7-10 English, Year 11-12 Standard English & K-12 Italian
My name is Nikola. I currently am studying Languages & Linguistics at Griffith university and majoring in Italian! I had finished High School at Trinity Catholic College in 2014 where I spent the duration of my high school experience studying Italian continuously. After high school I moved to Italy where I found a job teaching English in a middle school, as well privately tutoring outside the school for 1 year. My goal is to finish university and become a teacher in Italian and art, where I can help children learn this beautiful language and help those overcome their struggles just as I did in school and excel in it. Tutoring and teaching is something that I am most passionate about, for I understand the want to peruse something and be great at it. The frustrations of English and learning another language are no stranger to me, and for this I have developed the knowledge of techniques and effective learning strategies to help others. Looking forward in helping you all as your academic tutor and friend!
Year 7-10 English;Year 7-10 Maths;Year 7-10 Science/HSIE;Year 11-12 General Maths;Year 11-12 Advanced Maths;Year 11-12 Extension Maths;Year 11-12 Chemistry;Year 11-12 Physics;University Maths
I'm a qualified Electronic Engineer (Griffith University), and love to tutor Maths and Physics at a High School and University Level. I’ve been tutoring for many years and am familiar with the Queensland curriculum. I’ve had a lot of success tutoring, one of my students from last year (2017) graduated from High School with an OP of 2. Helping students and watching my student’s marks improve as their confidence grows, is very rewarding for me. My deep understanding of Maths B, C and Physics concepts, allows me to explain ideas in these subjects in many ways. By doing this I can build on my student’s prior knowledge. With my background in engineering my I can relate many maths and physics topics to real world applications. For me it’s important for my student to not only to demonstrate understanding in the subjects they’re learning, but also to know why it’s important to learn it, beyond getting a good mark in an exam.
Primary Maths;Primary English;Primary Science;Year 7-10 English;Year 7-10 Maths;Year 7-10 Science/HSIE;Year 11-12 General Maths;Year 11-12 Biology
My name is Vidhiya and I'm currently in my first year studying medicine at Bond University. I moved to the Gold Coast this year and am really enjoying studying and exploring the place. Whilst studying here, I also want to utilise my skills and knowledge from my schooling years by providing tutoring for students who are going through perhaps similar experiences as to what I went through. I really enjoy helping people to improve and achieve the best they can whether it is through some guidance on how to study, organisation, or going through content and questions for clarification or to get ahead. During my schooling, I found that asking for help from tutors quite useful and beneficial as it is more focused on the individual student's learning. I would like to provide the same opportunity for my students. I am mainly based at Bond University but am happy to travel to nearby suburbs for a home visit or to meet up at a common location such as a library.
Year 7-10 English, Year 7-10 Maths, Year 7-10 HSIE, Year 7-10 Science, Year 11-12 Advanced English, Year 11-12 Extension English, Year 11-12 Standard English, Year 11-12 General Maths, Year 11-12 Chemistry, Year 11-12 Biology, Year 11-12 PDHPE
Hi! My name is Meg! I am currently in my final year of my Masters of Physiotherapy at Griffith University. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and graduated high school in 2014 with an OP 3. I have a love for science and finished at the top or within the top three students in all of my classes (Advanced English, maths B, visual art, chemistry, Biology, chemistry & Geography). Throughout high school I was a member of our successful debating and Opti-minds team, so being an encouraging team player is my thing! I have a passion for learning and would love to help students wanting to maximise the academic potential! My ultimate goal is to bring enthusiasm, humour and learning together to create the best study environment for you!
Primary School, Year 7-10 English, Year 7-10 Maths, Year 7-10 HSIE, Year 7-10 Science, Year 11-12 Advanced English, Year 11-12 Extension English, Year 11-12 Standard English, Year 11-12 General Maths, Year 11-12 Chemistry, Year 11-12 Biology, Year 11-12 Business Studies, Year 11-12 Economics, Year 11-12 Commerce, Year 11-12 Legal Studies, Year 11-12 Studies of Religion, Year 11-12 Society and Culture, University English
I am currently studying a dual degree in Bachelor of Laws/Business Management in the University of Queensland. Having focused largely on Math, Science and English subjects in high school, I decided to venture into something completely different in University. I have always been one who constantly aspires to become a better version of myself. This has taught me the importance of inquisitiveness and perseverance. Accordingly, I became very zealous about helping students to achieve the best results, knowing that every single one of them is capable as long as they are dedicated to thriving for excellence. While I aim to fulfil my passion of equipping students with the abilities to strive above and beyond, I also seek to provide a fun and interactive experience to all my students during our tutoring sessions so to ensure they are as excited about tutoring as I am. Being able to draw on both my subject expertise and creativity to excite enthusiasm, understanding and intelligence in my students presents the role of tutoring as a uniquely inspiring and immensely rewarding career. That being said, I am extremely enthusiastic to tutor and mentor you, as well as becoming friends!
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