Meet Our Inner West Tutors

Servicing Five Dock & Sydney’s Inner West

How they teach…

what they will cover

CURRICULUM

At Brainfood education we ensure that all our tutors are familiar with the objectives and outcomes for each course they teach, adhering to the standards set by the NSW Board of Education and infusing our lessons with activities designed to review and challenge these core standards. Many times, students come to us after simply missing a few days of school and consequently missing a whole topic or skill set.  With such a robust curriculum set for our schools there is often no time to go back and review those missing skills and that’s where tutoring can really make a difference for your child.

HOMEWORK

Our approach to homework is simple. Students already receive plenty of homework from school, therefore unless specifically requested we set revision activities only for home.  Teaching our students quality techniques for organising and revising key formulas, structures and skills will significantly assist with retaining information and translating that knowledge to assessment tasks and exams.

EXAM & ASSIGNMENT PREP

Within tutoring classes we offer assistance with assignments, regular topic testing and exam prep activities to really desensitise the process and allow students to feel comfortable when walking in to an exam.  Many students who seek tutoring have had a poor experience in exams, freezing up and forgetting key information. Our end goal is to build confidence in our students, taking the fear away from the “one bad result means I’m a bad student” mentality and allowing students to prove to themselves that they have the intelligence and ability to succeed in school and life.

Tutoring Methods

  • Deliver structured and tailored tutorials focussed on individual learning, either via small group or private lessons
  • Refine study skills and memorisation techniques
  • Ensure foundations are set by bridging the gaps in schoolwork
  • Focus on resilience, responsibility and being proactive to achieve academic results
  • Opt to work with a tutor of choice and develop a mentor relationship
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Meet Our Tutors

A mixture of teachers, graduates and professionals. To ensure we find the perfect fit for your child.

Our Team

April B

Primary, High School & HSC Tutor

April joined us when we were in need of an additional legal studies tutor. Not only is she currently studying a Bachelor of Laws/Commerce she had also previously topped her school and received an exceptional ATAR. Once we got her into a classroom we also found that she was an amazing tutor. Engaging immediately with students and tutors alike. We are incredibly happy to have April as part of the Sydney Tutors Team and we look forward to working with her for many years to come.

Previous High School

Bethlehem College

ATAR

93.60

Tutoring Expertise

HSC Legal Studies
100%
High School Religion
100%
HSC Religion
100%
Primary & High School Maths
100%
HSC Maths (Standard)
100%
High School Science
100%

Available

On-Site / Online

Ashley K

Primary, High School & HSC Tutor

Ashley is a bundle of energy, if she is in the BrainFOOD Education centre it won't take long until you know about it. Always cheery, always happy and always bouncing off the walls with what seems to be limitless reserves of energy.
  • Planning on changing university degrees as she doesn't feel there is enough maths in her current degree
  • In her spare time she likes to box, and apprently she is quite good at it.
  • To settle an ongoing debate, she is our youngest tutor, but genuinely loves maths and teaches it incredibly well (up to Year 12 extension 2) so regardless of age we are happy to have her, as are her students.

Previous High School

Bethlehem College Ashfield

ATAR

She won't tell us.. but we know it was high.. she received a band 6 in Extension 2 Maths! ** Ashley is yet to provide a photo... We are pretty sure that once he takes a look at his profile image one will be forthcoming.

Tutoring Expertise

Primary & High School Maths Tutoring
100%
HSC Maths (Standard, Advanced, Extension 1, Extension 2) Tutoring
100%
High School Physics
100%
HSC Physics
100%
High School Chemistry
100%
HSC Chemistry
100%

Available

On-Site / Online

Ben W

Primary, High School & HSC Tutor

We brought Ben on as a hospitality tutor after another staff member recommended him and one of our students desperately needed hospitality tutoring. He has shown us that the recommedation was 100% correct, it is an absolute pleasure to have him as one of our tutors, and his students all agree. The student who needed Hospitality tutoring was able to increase his marks from 30% to 90% when sitting his HSC.Ben is also an awardd winning Barista & Chef, and if that isn’t enough he is also a Distinguished Cricket player.

Previous High School

Concord High School

Tutoring Expertise

Primary & High School Maths Tutoring
100%
HSC Maths (Standard)
100%
HSC Hospitality
100%

Available

On-Site / Online

Calista

Information will be added shortly.

Eliza C

Primary, High School & HSC Tutor

Outside of tutoring for us, Eliza is also an accomplished dancer and can often be found dancing for Opera Australia or performing for seceral dance companies throughotu Australia and also teaching dance to young and old.Eliza has an amazing skill of engaging with all students young or old. She is passionate about teaching and is entirely committed to helping children learn and understand the most basic concepts through to the most complex Maths or English topics.

Previous High School

Newtown School of Performing Arts

ATAR

90+

Tutoring Expertise

Primary & High School English Tutoring
100%
HSC English (Standard & Advanced)
100%
Primary & High School Maths
100%
HSC Maths (Standard, Advanced, Extension 1)
100%
HSC Physics
100%
HSC Biology
100%
HSC Dance Appreciation
100%
HSC Visual Arts (Theory & History)
100%
High School Hebrew
100%
High School Science
100%
High School Geography
100%
High School History
100%

Available

On-Site / Online

Elizabeth A

Primary, High School & HSC Teacher

Finding Elizabeth (Em) was such an amazing stroke of luck, We are so incredibly lucky to have her on staff. A retired teacher with many years of experience (can we say decades?) has taught all over the world, has lived all over the world and is fully qualified to teach children with needs (and without). Usually these bio's are a bit tongue in cheek, but we can genuinely say it warms our hearts to see how she is literally able to turn childrens lives around with her caring and compassionate approach to teaching. She also has a wicked sense of humour which means she is able to keep the younger staff in check.

Tutoring Expertise

Primary & High School English Tutoring
100%
HSC English (Standard, Advanced, Extension)
100%

Available

On-Site / Online

Current Study / Career

Fully Qualified Teacher

Georgia

Information will be added shortly.

Giulia V

High School & HSC Tutor

Giulia was a chance find, We urgently needed a new Latin tutor as our existing tutor had been dragged away to work on a project for the Australian Government, so we were left with the daunting task of find another brilliant Latin tutor (of all subjects we offer this is the hardest to find tutors for and also one of the subjects that is gaining in popularity across NSW Schools). Thankfully after several phone calls we connected with Giulia and we could not be happier.

Intersting Facts

When we first hired Giulia she was living in Sydney, she has now relocated to Venice, Italy. She still provides online tutoring for all of her students (the backdrop of the canal is pretty stunning). Update October 2020 - She now lives in London

Tutoring Expertise

High School Greek
100%
HSC Greek
100%
High School Italian
100%
HSC Italian
100%
High School Latin
100%
HSC Latin
100%
Tertiary History
100%
Tertiary Philosophy
100%

Available

Online

Hillary

Jacob

Information will be added shortly.

Jeanne H

Primary, High School & HSC Tutor

Jeanne is amazing, in fact when compiling all of this informataion her achievements alone spanned several pages. So we will keep the list brief, but believe us when we say there is more.Plays Badminton, Basketball, throws Javelins also loves rowing and fencing!Represented Australia at Biomod held at UCLA – Received a Gold MedalFounding Member of the impressarios theatre troupeSpeaks 5 LanguagesRaised in South AfricaWe somehow convinced her to work for us.

Previous High School

Ipswich Girls Grammar School

ATAR

99.3

Tutoring Expertise

Primary & High School English Tutoring
100%
HSC English (Standard, Advanced, Extension)
100%
High School History
100%
HSC History (Modern & Ancient)
100%
High School Science
100%
HSC Biology
100%
HSC Chemistry
100%

Available

On-Site / Online

Lachlan

Information will be added shortly.

Lara

Mary A

Primary, High School & HSC Tutor

Mary loves Tim-Tams, also an incredible tutor and human being to boot. We have worked with Mary for Several years now and have found her commitment to her students success incredible.
  • Runs Essay writing workshops for us
  • A Shakespeare FuturEd Program Affiliate (A program looking at teaching Shakespeare in a contemporary manner)
  • Link West Volunteer – Teaches disadvantaged and low-socio economic background children English.

Previous High School

St Scholasticas College Glebe

Tutoring Expertise

Primary & High School English Tutoring
100%
Primary & High School Maths Tutoring
100%
HSC English (Standard & Advanced)
100%

Available

On-Site / Online

Na-ila

Information will be added shortly.

Sam E

High School & HSC Tutor

You occaisonally meet people who are so incredibly gifted in a subject or topic area you literally have to stand back and look on in awe… This is Sam, he’s that person. Currently studying Financial Maths and Physics (double degree) at Sydney University. Sam teaches our HSC Level and accelerated mathematcis students and is absolutely amazing. Having completed his IB in Switzerland he has transitioned incredibly well to working and teaching within the Australian curriculum.If your child is gifted and accelerated in mathematics or looking for challenges and guidance, we highly recommend Sam.Sam also plays Jazz and has an interest in Photography.

Previous High School

International School of Zag & Luzern (Switzerland)

ATAR

98.85 ATAR Equivalent (41 IB)** Sam is yet to provide a photo... We are pretty sure that once he takes a look at his profile image one will be forthcoming.

Tutoring Expertise

High School Maths
100%
HSC Maths (Extension 1, Extension 2)
100%
HSC Physics
100%

Available

On-Site / Online

Sam G

High School & HSC Tutor + GAMSAT

Academically Sam is incredibly accomplished, So much so that there is very little he won’t tutor. Although in his mind his strength is in the sciences, we have happily had him tutor 4 Unit English, Ancient History, Biology, Chemistry and Drama. Ultimately if a tutor loves a subject it comes out in their teaching and the students are all the better for it.In 2019 Sam mustered up the courage to enter a boxing ring and take on an opponent that was far more experienced than he was at the time.  Incredibly Sam walked away, on both his legs unaided. We will strike that up as a win and never talk of it again. He has also hiked Kilimanjaro, has scuba dived with sharks and he paints miniatures in his down time.You will be hard pressed to find a more genuine and caring person who is happy to impart his knowledge to children and young adults.  He also likes Terry Pratchett the Author, we strike that up as another win.

Previous High School

Trinity Grammar School

Tutoring Expertise

High School Science
100%
High School English
100%
HSC English (Standard & Advanced)
100%
HSC Biology
100%
HSC Drama
100%
GAMSAT Preparation
100%

Available

On-Site / Online

Stephanie

Information will be added shortly.

What our Tutors will cover

At Brainfood Education we are committed to a flexible learning approach. Through our own personal experiences and feedback from many students, we recognise that not every student learns the same way which can often lead to issues keeping up in regular school classes. We encourage all of our tutors to roll 4 key principles into every class to help our students maximise their learning experience and theirs results.

Cement the basics

Ensuring our students are comfortable with the basics of each subject is a first priority. Students are encouraged to regularly revise and use these basic skills through exercises in class and at home.

Organise & Prepare

We can help students build study plans, help organise exam notes, work through practice exams and many other activities to help get organised and prepared to excel at school. Our tutors are uniquely positioned to provide this advice as they use these methods to achieve excellence with their own results.

Build Confidence

The best thing we can do for our students is build their confidence that they can achieve the results they want. Initial we set short term goals for an exam or assessment and work with students to improve results, demonstrating that good results are attainable with the right motivation. As the tutor student relationship develops, confidence and motivation will continue to build.

Have Fun

Overall, our goal at Brainfood Education is to encourage our students to love learning. Finishing high school is merely a stepping stone in a lifetime journey of education. If we can help our students love the process as well as the results by using our tips, tricks and organisation, we consider our job well done.

Get in touch

We would love to hear from you.