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

Alan McAlister

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

Current School
Mazenod College

Position at School
Senior VCE Teacher

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor

Tim Habben

Qualification/s
B. Comm (Melb), Dip. Ed. (Monash)

Current School
Melbourne Grammar School

Position at School
VCE Accounting teacher

Additional Info
VCE Accounting Assessor since 1993, VCE Accounting Exam Setting Panel member (2003 to 2011), including chairing panel from 2007 to 2011.

Biology

Andrew Bertschik

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

Current School
Toorak College

Position at School
Senior VCE Biology Teacher, Head of Yr 11

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor

Ian MacDonnell

Qualification/s
B.Sc (Hons); Dip.Ed.

Current School
Loreto College

Position at School
Senior VCE Biology Teacher

Additional Info
Previous Exam Writer

Jacqueline Cullie

Qualification/s
B.Sc. (Hons) (Biol); PGCE Secondary Education
PGCE Specialist Education

Current School
Ave Maria College

Position at School
Science and Math teacher

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor and VCAA examination panel member

Juliet Anstee

Qualification/s
B.Sc.(Hons); Dip.Ed

Current School
Firbank Grammar School

Position at School
Head of Year 12, Senior Biology teacher, VCE Coordinator

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor

Kim Hepworth

Qualification/s
BSc(Hons) DipEd

Current School
Camberwell Girls Grammar School

Position at School
Year Level Coordinator

Veronica Parsons

Qualification/s
B.Ed.Sci.; Grad.Dip. (Psych)

Current School
St. Leonard’s College

Position at School
Deputy Head of Science

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor and Published Author

Business Management

Chris Segrave

Qualification/s
B.Comm.; Grad.Dip.Ed.

Current School
Notre Dame College, Shepparton

Position at School
Learning Area Convenor – Humanities

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor

Helen Voidis

Qualification/s
BEco, DipEd, Certificate IV In Assessment and Training

Current School
Gilmore College for Girls

Position at School
Senior School Leader

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor

Kathy Ambatzis

Qualification/s
B.Eco.; Grad.Dip.(Sec).

Current School
Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College

Position at School
VCE Economics & Business Management Teacher

Additional Info
Published Author

Keri Brown

Qualification/s
Bachelor of Commerce (Economics, Legal and Business Majors)

Current School
Gladstone Park Secondary College

Position at School
Leading Teacher, VCE Coordinator

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor for 7 years
Edited two VCE Commerce Textbooks

Chemistry

Beth Williamson

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

Current School
TSFX

Position at School
VCE Teacher

Christine Saunders

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

Current School
Loyola College

Position at School
Senior Chemistry Teacher

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor

Clare Selir

Qualification/s
B.Sc.(Ed.) ; M.Ed.

Current School
Mentone Girls’ Secondary College

Position at School
VCE Student Manager

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor

Ewa Biviano

Qualification/s
B.Sc.; M.Sc.; Dip.Ed.

Current School
St Bede’s College

Position at School
Senior VCE Teacher

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor

Irena Jaskula

Qualification/s
Dip.App.Biol. B.Sc.(Hons); Dip.Ed.; M.Sc.

Current School
TSFX

Position at School
Author and Senior VCE Teacher

Ivy Lai

Qualification/s
B.Sc.; B.Ed.

Current School
Glen Waverley Secondary College

Position at School
VCE Chemistry Teacher/Inquiry Learning Coordinator

Katherine Roan

Qualification/s
B.Biomed. (Hons); M.Teach. (Sec)

Current School
Roxburgh College

Position at School
Learning Specialist, Head of Science

Additional Info
Textbook Author

Kim Hepworth

Qualification/s
BSc(Hons) DipEd

Current School
Camberwell Girls Grammar School

Position at School
Year Level Coordinator

Michelle Dickson

Qualification/s
B.Sc.; Dip.Ed.; M.Ed.

Current School
Penleigh and Essendon Grammar

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor

Magdi Ghobrial

Qualification/s
B.Sc.; Grad. Dip. Ed.; Grad. Dip. IT.

Current School
Buckley Park College

Position at School
Learning Specialist – eLearning

Philip Ponder

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

Current School
Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School

Position at School
Senior Chemistry Teacher

Additional Info
Assistant Chief Assessor for Chemistry (VCAA)

Sarah Peng

Qualification/s
B.Ed.; B.Sc.

Current School
TSFX

Position at School
Senior VCE Science Teacher

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor

Economics

Kathy Ambatzis

Qualification/s
B.Eco.; Grad.Dip.(Sec).

Current School
Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College

Position at School
VCE Economics & Business Management Teacher

Additional Info
Published Author

Keri Brown

Qualification/s
Bachelor of Commerce (Economics, Legal and Business Majors)

Current School
Gladstone Park Secondary College

Position at School
Leading Teacher, VCE Coordinator

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor for 7 years
Edited two VCE Commerce Textbooks

Martin Gibbs

Qualification/s
Masters of Educational Leadership and Masters of Student Wellbeing

Current School
De La Salle College

Position at School
Director of Students

Additional Info
VCAA assessor

English / EAL

Amelia Fahie

Qualification/s
B.A.; Dip.Lang.; M.Teaching

Current School
Elwood College

Position at School
VCE English Teacher & MYLNS Literacy Intervention Teachers

Additional Info
Tutor at the University of Melbourne

Andrea Hayes

Qualification/s
B.A.; Dip Ed.; B.Sp.Ed.; Grad.Dip.Jap.; M.Ed.

Current School
TSFX

Position at School
Senior VCE Teacher

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor and Published Author

Anthony Young

Qualification/s
B.A.; Dip.Ed.; M.Ed.;
Diploma in the Teaching of Shakespeare

Current School
Braemar College

Position at School
Senior English and Literature Teacher

Carolyn Stone

Qualification/s
M.Ed.(Curriculum); B.Ed.(Sec).

Current School
Mercy College

Position at School
Senior VCE Teacher

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor

Dr. Catherine Hart

Qualification/s
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); Grad Cert Higher Ed; Ba. Education (Secondary English and Humanities) (Hons I and University Medal)

Current School
Chisholm TAFE

Position at School
Senior VCE Teacher

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor; VCAA Writer; Published Author

Catherine Tweddle

Qualification/s
BA, (Monash), Dip Ed (Melbourne), M. Ed (FedUni)

Current School
TSFX

Position at School
English Teacher

Elaine Rogers

Qualification/s
B.Arts, Grad. Diploma of Education (Secondary)

Current School
St Margaret’s School

Position at School
VCE English Teacher

Additional Information
VCAA Accessor

Ernest Price

Qualification/s
BA and DipEd

Current School
Richmond High School

Position at School
Head of Year 7 & 8

Jane Headon

Qualification/s
B.A (Hons); PGCE (English and Media)

Current School
Norwood Secondary College

Position at School
Leading Teacher; Director of Teaching & Learning

Kilian McNamara

Qualification/s
BA.; Dip.Ed.; MA.; Grad.Dip.Cirriculum

Current School
Academy of Mary Immaculate

Position at School
English Coordinator

Marcellene D’Menzie

Qualification/s
Diploma of Education and Bachelor of Education in TESOL

Current School
Princes Hill Secondary College

Position at School
VCE Teacher

Additional Information
VCAA Accessor

Penny Tully

Qualification/s
B.A. Arts (English and Linguistics); Grad Dip. Ed.(English and ESL); Post-grad. Cert Curriculum Leadership

Current School
Penola Catholic College

Position at School
Head of Learning – English

Additional Information
Published Author

English Language

Anthony Young

Qualification/s
B.A.; Dip.Ed.; M.Ed.;
Diploma in the Teaching of Shakespeare

Current School
Braemar College

Position at School
Senior English and Literature Teacher

Hannah Monagle

Qualification/s
Bachelor of communications; Dip Ed

Current School
Braemar College Mt.Macedon

Position at School
English Language teacher

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor

Penny Tully

Qualification/s
B.A. Arts (English and Linguistics); Grad Dip. Ed.(English and ESL); Post-grad. Cert Curriculum Leadership

Current School
Penola Catholic College

Position at School
Head of Learning – English

Additional Information
Published Author

Susan Duchesne

Qualification/s
Ba. Business (Marketing), Ba. of Letters (Comparative Literature), Grad. Dip. Teaching (Double English)

Current School
St Michael’s Grammar School

Position at School
Senior Years Teacher

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor and member of the VCAA exam development panel

Health & Human Development

Dr Fiona Alderson

Qualification/s
BSc, PhD, Grad Dip Education

Current School
Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School

Position at School
Biology and Health HD Teacher; Head of Health and Hospitality

Additional Information
VCAA Assessor & Author

Jacqueline Cullie

Qualification/s
B.Sc. (Hons) (Biol); PGCE Secondary Education
PGCE Specialist Education

Current School
Ave Maria College

Position at School
Science and Math teacher

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor and VCAA examination panel member

Legal Studies

Angela Masterson

Qualification/s
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education, Masters of Education Specialising in Educational Technologies

Current School
McKinnon Secondary College

Position at School
Head of Humanities

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor

Angelos Mavridis

Qualification/s
B.A.; Dip.Ed.; M.Ed.; M.Ed.TESOL

Current School
Haileybury College

Position at School
Senior English and Legal Studies Teacher

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor, Author of “Medea Analysis”

Helen Voidis

Qualification/s
BEco, DipEd, Certificate IV In Assessment and Training

Current School
Gilmore College for Girls

Position at School
Senior School Leader

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor

Lisa Ritchie

Qualification/s
BA, DipEd, Post Graduate DipEd Japanese/EAL, Masters of Practising Accounting

Current School
Melbourne Grammar School

Position at School
Head of Business Studies; Economics, Accounting and Legal Studies Teacher

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor & Author

Nick Ford

Qualification/s
Bachelor of Commerce; Grad. Dip. Ed. (Secondary); Masters of Counselling

Current School
Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College

Position at School
Legal Studies & Commerce Teacher; Year 9 co-ordinator

Additional Info
Published Author

Keri Brown

Qualification/s
Bachelor of Commerce (Economics, Legal and Business Majors)

Current School
Gladstone Park Secondary College

Position at School
Leading Teacher, VCE Coordinator

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor for 7 years
Edited two VCE Commerce Textbooks

Literature

Dr Daryl Barclay

Qualification/s
B.A., Dip.Ed., L.Mus.A., B.Litt.(Hons), Grad.Dip.Theol, M.A.(Theol.), Ed.D., Ph.D., M.A.C.E.

Current School
St. Kevin’s College Toorak

Position at School
Senior VCE English and Literature Teacher

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor

Mathematics

Andrew Watson

Qualification/s
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Uni Qld; Dip. Ed Uni Melbourne

Current School
Frankston High School

Position at School
Senior Mathematics Teacher

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor

Angela Kotsiras

Qualification/s
B.Sc. (Education, Mathematics); M.Ed. (Mathematics)

Current School
Trinity Grammar School

Position at School
Mathematics Teacher

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor

Anna Hrvatin

Qualification/s
B.App.Sc.; Dip.Ed.; Grad.Dip.IT

Current School
Overnewton Anglican Community College

Position at School
Senior Mathematics Teacher

Additional Info
Senior VCAA Assessor

Anson Tu

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

Current School
Waverly Christian College

Position at School
VCE Maths and Accounting Teacher

Additional Info
Youth Leader

Chris Ireson

Qualification/s
B. Ed – Mathematics

Current School
Melbourne High School

Position at School
Senior VCE Mathematics Teacher

Additional Info
Texas Instruments Australia National Instructor

Dr. David Rodgers

Qualification/s
BAppSc(Hons), PhD, DipEd

Current School
Camberwell Grammar School

Position at School
Head of Mathematics

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor

Donna Moynagh

Qualification/s
BSc., PGCE Med.

Current School
St Leonard’s College

Position at School
VCE Maths Teacher

Fiona Latrobe

Qualification/s
B.App.Sci.; Dip Ed.; Cert.Comp.

Current School
Ballarat Grammar School

Position at School
Senior VCE Teacher

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor

Irena Jaskula

Qualification/s
Dip.App.Biol; B.Sc. (Hons); Dip.Ed.; M.Sc.

Current School
TSFX

Position at School
Author and Senior VCE Teacher

Jeanette Bathgate

Qualification/s
B. Ed.

Current School
Melbourne Girls’ College

Position at School
VCE Teacher, Daily Organiser

Additional Inf0rmation
VCAA Assessor

Kim Hepworth

Qualification/s
BSc(Hons) DipEd

Current School
Camberwell Girls Grammar School

Position at School
Year Level Coordinator

Malcolm Widdicombe

Qualification/s
B.Sc.; Ll. B.; M.Ed.

Current School
Goulburn Valley Grammar School

Position at School
Head of Senior School

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor

Russell Boyle

Qualification/s
B.Sc.; Dip.Ed.; M.Ed.St.

Current School
Ruyton Girls’ School

Position at School
Mathematical Methods Lecturer

Additional Info
Author and Poet

Steve Hoffman

Qualification/s
B.Sc.(Ed.)

Current School
East Doncaster Secondary College

Position at School
Senior VCE Mathematics Teacher, Leading Teacher Timetabler and Staffing

Additional Info
Published Author

Physical Education

Chris Clark

Qualification/s
BAppSc , DipEd (Sec)

Current School
Melbourne Grammar

Position at School
Head of VCE Physical Education

Additional Info
VCAA Assistant Chief Assessor

Physics

Alistair Harkness

Qualification/s
BSc, BE, PG Dip Teach

Current School
Hoppers Crossing Secondary College

Position at School
Senior Physics Teacher

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor

Paul Fielding

Qualification/s
GradDip: Ed (Secondary); GradCert: Digital Communications; Grad Mgmt Qualification; Graduate School of Management; BA: Eng (Electrical and Computing)

Current School
Monash College

Position at School
Curriculum and Learning Specialist (Physics)

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor

Phong Le

Qualification/s
B. A. Education; B.A. Science

Current School
Heatherton Christian College

Position at School
VCE Physics and Maths Methods teacher

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor

Psychology

Jacqueline Cullie

Qualification/s
B.Sc. (Hons) (Biol); PGCE Secondary Education
PGCE Specialist Education

Current School
Ave Maria College

Position at School
Science and Math teacher

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor and VCAA examination panel member

Jacinta Huntsman

Qualification/s
B.Sc./Ed.

Current School
Ruyton Girls’ School

Position at School
Senior Psychology Teacher and Deputy Wellbeing Leader

Additional Info
STAV council member, Melbourne Museum Psychology Liaison

Peter Mangold

Qualification/s
B.A.(Hons); B.Theol; Dip.Teach.

Current School
Brighton Secondary College

Position at School
Student Wellbeing Coordinator/VCE Teacher

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor and Registered Psychologist

Veronica Parsons

Qualification/s
B.Ed.Sci.; Grad.Dip. (Psych)

Current School
St. Leonard’s College

Position at School
Deputy Head of Science

Additional Info
VCAA Assessor and Published Author