Learning from the Best

To ensure you receive every possible advantage in Year 12, our lectures and tuition programs are prepared and delivered by qualified, experienced Year 12 teachers – including authors of texts, writers and markers of the official examinations, as well as leading experts in their subject fields. However, there’s little merit in choosing highly experienced teachers if they lack the ability to relay the skills and information needed to secure every possible mark in the exams. Therefore, our teachers are not only selected on the basis of their academic merits, but also with careful consideration to their communication skills. The ultimate selection process, however, is student feedback – we only retain those teachers who have surpassed the expectations of students attending our programs.

Accounting

Name Qualification/s Current School Position at School Additional Info
Mr Alan McAlister B.Eco.; Dip.Ed. Mazenod College Senior VCE Teacher VCAA Assessor

Mr Alan McAlister

Senior VCE Teacher

Qualification/s
B.Eco.; Dip.Ed.

Current School
Mazenod College

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor

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Biology

Name Qualification/s Current School Position at School Additional Info
Mr Andrew Bertschik B.Sc.; Dip.Ed. Toorak College Senior VCE Biology Teacher, Head of Yr 11 VCAA Assessor
Lauren Faragher Mater Christi College VCE Biology and Chemistry Teacher VCAA Assessor
Mr Michael Fitzgerald Salesian College – Rupertswood Senior VCE teacher
Mr Ian MacDonnell B.Sc (Hons); Dip.Ed. Loreto College Senior VCE Biology Teacher Previous Exam Writer
Mr Wadih Ogeil B.A.; B.Ed.; M.Ed. TSFX Senior VCE Teacher Member of the Biology Teachers’ Network
Ms Veronica Parsons B.Ed.Sci.; Grad.Dip. (Psych) St. Leonard’s College Deputy Head of Science VCAA Assessor and Published Author

Business Management

Name Qualification/s Current School Position at School Additional Info
Mr Alan McAlister B.Eco.; Dip Ed. Mazenod College Senior VCE Teacher VCAA Assessor
Mr Chris Segrave B.Comm.; Grad.Dip.Ed. Ballarat and Clarendon College Head of Commerce VCAA Assessor

Chemistry

Name Qualification/s Current School Position at School Additional Info
Ms Biviano B.Sc.; M.Sc.; Dip.Ed. St Bede’s College Senior VCE Teacher VCAA Assessor
Mr Charles Mathias-Coleiro B.Sc, Grad Dip Ed (Secondary), B.Ed (Physics), Postgrad Dip Math/Math Ed. Siena College Senior VCE Teacher
Ms Michelle Dickson B.Sc.; Dip.Ed.; M.Ed. Penleigh and Essendon Grammar VCAA Assessor
Ms Lauren Faragher B.Sc.; Grad.Dip.Ed.; M.Ed. Mater Christi College VCE Chemistry and Biology Teacher VCAA Assessor
Ms Irena Jaskula Dip.App.Biol. B.Sc.(Hons); Dip.Ed.; M.Sc. TSFX Author and Senior VCE Teacher
Ms Sharon Kaye B.Sci.Ed. Bialik College Senior VCE Chemistry Teacher
Ms Ivy Lai B.Sc.; B.Ed. Glen Waverley Secondary College VCE Chemistry Teacher/Inquiry Learning Coordinator
Ms Sarah Peng B.Ed.; B.Sc. TSFX Senior VCE Science Teacher VCAA Assessor
Mr Philip Ponder B.Sc. Dip.Ed.; Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School Senior Chemistry Teacher Assistant Chief Assessor for Chemistry (VCAA)
Ms Clare Selir B.Sc.(Ed.) ; M.Ed. Mentone Girls’ Secondary College VCE Student Manager VCAA Assessor
Ms Chris Saunders B.Sc.; Dip.Ed. Loyola College Senior Chemistry Teacher VCAA Assessor
Ms Beth Williamson B.Sc.; Dip.Ed. TSFX VCE Teacher

Economics

Name Qualification/s Current School Position at School Additional Info
Ms Kathy Ambatzis  B.Eco.; Grad.Dip.(Sec). Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College VCE Economics & Business Management Teacher Published Author

English / EAL

Name Qualification/s Current School Position at School Additional Info
Dr Daryl Barclay B.A., Dip.Ed., L.Mus.A., B.Litt.(Hons), Grad.Dip.Theol, M.A.(Theol.), Ed.D., M.A.C.E. St. Kevin’s College Toorak Senior VCE English and Literature Teacher VCAA Assessor
Ms Kirstin Bourne B.A.; M.A. (Cantab); PGCE TSFX VCE English Teacher VCAA Assessor
Mr Anthony Coyne B.Ed.; M.Ed.; Grad.Dip.Psych; Dip.HM St. Kevin’s College Toorak Senior VCE English VCAA Assessor
Ms Andrea Hayes B.A.; Dip Ed.; B.Sp.Ed.; Grad.Dip.Jap.; M.Ed. TSFX Senior VCE Teacher VCAA Assessor and Published Author
Mr Keith Laing B.A.; B.Ed.; M.Litt.; T.P.T.C; C.E.L.T.A; M.A.C.E; M.I.A.A Melbourne High School Senior English Teacher VCAA Assessor
Mr Angelos Mavridis B.A.; Dip.Ed.; M.Ed.; M.Ed.TESOL; Haileybury College Senior English and Legal Studies Teacher VCAA Assessor, Author of “Medea Analysis”
Mr Kilian McNamara BA.; Dip.Ed.; MA.; Grad.Dip.Cirriculum Academy of Mary Immaculate English Coordinator
Ms Elizabeth Morgan Dip.Ed.(Primary); B.Ed.(Sec).; Grad.Dip.Welfare. Nossal High School Head of Year 12 English VCAA Assessor (History) and Published Author
Ms Carolyn Stone M.Ed.(Curriculum); B.Ed.(Sec). Lauriston Girls’ School Senior VCE Teacher VCAA Assessor

Health & Human Development

Name Qualification/s Current School Position at School Additional Info
Ms Lynda Ellis M.Ed, Grad. Dip. Ed. Admin, Grad. Dip. ESL/TESOL, B.Ed. HDTS Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School Head of VCE Health and Human Development VCAA Assessor

Literature

Name Qualification/s Current School Position at School Additional Info
Ms Katy Marriner B.A.; Dip.Ed. St Columba’s College Senior VCE English & Literature Teacher Published Author
Mr Kilian McNamara BA.; Dip.Ed.; MA.; Grad.Dip.Cirriculum Academy of Mary Immaculate English Coordinator

Mathematics

Name Qualification/s Current School Position at School Additional Info
Mr Joe Ardley B.A.; B.Ed.; Grad.Dip.Ed.Admin TSFX Senior VCE Teacher VCAA Assesor and Author
Ms Jeanette Bathgate B. Ed. Melbourne Girls’ College VCE Teacher, Daily Organiser
Ms Rosetta Batsakis B.App.Sci (Maths); Dip.Ed. (Sec); Grad.Dip.(IT Educ.) Lauriston Girls’ School Senior VCE and IB Maths Teacher Author for Pearson Education, Wiley and Sons
Mr Russell Boyle B.Sc.; Dip.Ed.; M.Ed.St. Ruyton Girls’ School Mathematical Methods Lecturer Author and Poet
Mr Hans Clarke M.Met.Math.; Grad.Dip.Ed. (Maths and physics) Geelong TAFE Senior VCE teacher VCAA assessor
Ms Lynda Coates B.Sc.(Maths); Dip. Ed. Princes Hill Secondary College Senior VCE Teacher
Mr Charles Mathias-Coleiro B.Sc, Grad Dip Ed (Secondary), B.Ed (Physics), Postgrad Dip Math/Math Ed. Siena College Senior VCE Teacher
Mr Darren Fitzpatrick B.Sc.; B.Eng.(Hons); M.Ed. Hillcrest Christian College Senior Mathematics Teacher VCAA Assessor
Mr James Gigacz B.Sc.(Statistics and Mathematics); M.Ed.(Leadership) Ave Maria College VCE Mathematics Teacher VCAA Assessor
Mr Steve Hoffman B.Sc.(Ed.) East Doncaster Secondary College Senior VCE Mathematics Teacher, Leading Teacher Timetabler and Staffing Published Author
Ms Anna Hrvatin B.App.Sc.; Dip.Ed.; Grad.Dip.IT Overnewton Anglican Community College Senior Mathematics Teacher Senior VCAA Assessor
Mr Chris Ireson B.Ed. Melbourne High School Mathematical Methods Units 1 & 2 Coordinator VCAA AssessorTexas Instruments Australia T3 National Instructor
Ms Irena Jaskula Dip.App.Biol; B.Sc. (Hons); Dip.Ed.; M.Sc. TSFX Author and Senior VCE Teacher
Ms Angela Kotsiras B.Sc. (Education, Mathematics); M.Ed. (Mathematics) Trinity Grammar School Mathematics Teacher VCAA Assessor
Ms Fiona Latrobe B.App.Sci.; Dip Ed.; Cert.Comp. Ballarat Grammar School Senior VCE Teacher VCAA Assessor
Mr Charles Mathias-Coleiro B.Sc, Grad Dip Ed (Secondary), B.Ed (Physics), Postgrad Dip Math/Math Ed. Siena College Senior VCE Teacher
Ms Janette Matt B.Sc. (Hons); M.Sc.; Dip.Ed. St Catherine’s School Head of Mathematics VCAA Assessor
Mr Ian Naudi B.Sc.; B.Ed. Camberwell Girls’ Grammar VCE Mathematics Teacher
Mr Michael O’Halloran B.Sc.; B.Com.; Dip.Ed.; Grad.Dip.Leadership.; MA. Aquinas College Head of Mathematics VCAA Assessor
Ms Lucy Smigielski B.Sc., Dip. Ed. Melbourne High School Senior VCE Teacher VCAA Assessor
Ms Leigh Smith B.Sc.; Dip.Ed. Wyndham Central College Senior Maths Teacher VCAA Assessor
Mr Vi Phong (Anson) Tu B.Eco.; Dip.Ed. Waverly Christian College VCE Mathematics Teacher Accelerated Program Coordinator
Mr Malcolm Widdicombe B.Sc.; Ll. B.; M.Ed. Goulburn Valley Grammar School Head of Senior School VCAA Assessor
Mr Joseph Wong B.Sc.(Hons); Dip.Ed. Penleigh & Essendon Grammar School Senior VCE Teacher
Mr Charlton Woolford B.Sc.(Hons); G.Dip.Ed. Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School Senior Mathematics and Physics Teacher VCAA Assessor

Physical Education

Name Qualification/s Current School Position at School Additional Info
Mr Bruce Baddeley B.App.Sci.; Dip.Ed; Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School Senior VCE Teacher VCAA Assessor

Physics

Name Qualification/s Current School Position at School Additional Info
Mr Geoff Davies B.Sc.(Ed.) Melbourne Grammar School Senior VCE Teacher VCAA Assessor and Published Author
Mr Charles Mathias-Coleiro B.Sc, Grad Dip Ed (Secondary), B.Ed (Physics), Postgrad Dip Math/Math Ed. Siena College Senior VCE Teacher
Mr Anthony Novak B.Eng(Mech).; Dip.Ed. Mazenod College VCE Teacher Author – Maths Quest Further Mathematics Units 3 & 4
Dr Greg Wilmoth B.Sc(Hons); PhD.; Dip.Ed.; Grad.Dip.Computing TSFX Senior VCE Teacher VCAA Assessor

Psychology

Name Qualification/s Current School Position at School Additional Info
Ms Kerrie Ardley B.Sc.; Grad.Dip.Ed.; M.Ed. Scotch College Head of Psychology VCAA Assessor
Ms Jacinta Greer B.Sc./Ed. Ruyton Girls’ School Senior Psychology Teacher and Deputy Wellbeing Leader STAV council member, Melbourne Museum Psychology Liaison
Mr Mark Johnstone Penola Catholic College Senior VCE Teacher
Mr Peter Mangold B.A.(Hons); B.Theol; Dip.Teach. Brighton Secondary College Student Wellbeing Coordinator/VCE Teacher VCAA Assessor and Registered Psychologist