Amy Au - Maths Tutor and Co-founder of Pinnacle Coaching College

Amy Au - Maths Tutor and Co-founder of Pinnacle Coaching College

Amy is the co-founder of Pinnacle Coaching and head teacher for mathematics within Pinnacle. She has over a decade of teaching experience in mathematics, specialising in HSC Extension 2 and Extension 1 Mathematics. Having achieved an ATAR of 99.60 herself, she knows all the secrets and tricks to achieving top results in the HSC. Amy personally tailors all teaching material used by her classes and place great emphasis on developing problem solving skills. She has helped many students to improve within a term and a majority of her students have attained top results in the HSC each year.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor - Commerce/Law (Honours) UNSW
  • Chartered Accountant

Student Levels Taught: Year 9 to 12

Matthew So - Chemistry and Mathematics Tutor at Pinnacle Coaching

Matthew So - Chemistry and Mathematics Tutor at Pinnacle Coaching

Matthew is currently in the final year of training to be a certified Clinical Neuropsychologist at Macquarie University, having obtained a First Class Honours in Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Sydney. Matt has been teaching Chemistry for five years, implementing principles learnt from his study of psychology. He is very familiar with the HSC Chemistry Syllabus, and has helped author Pinnacle’s Chemistry resources. He is a warm and engaging tutor who makes difficult concepts easy to understand and teaches tips and tricks to writing full mark responses.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Psychology (First Class Honours) at University of Sydney – Majoring in Neuroscience
  • Masters of Clinical Neuropsychology at Macquarie University

Student Levels Taught: Year 7 to 12

 

Arthur Yang - Mathematics Tutor at Pinnacle Coaching College

Arthur Yang - Mathematics Tutor at Pinnacle Coaching College

Arthus is our very experienced Mathematics teacher who has over 10 years of experience teaching all levels of Mathematics in both the USA and Australia. Arthur's teaching philosophy is 'master the fundamentals' and he is very determined to ensure his students truly understand all mathematical concepts before applying them to higher level questions. He encourages his students to develop critical thinking skills by facilitating an independent learning environment.
 

Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication West Texas State University, USA

  • Master of Science in Mass Communication, California State University in San Diego, USA

Student Levels Taught: Year 7 to 12

Jonathan Chan - Mathematics Tutor at Pinnacle Coaching College

Jonathan Chan - Mathematics Tutor at Pinnacle Coaching College

Jonathan is currently in his 3rd year of his engineering degree at Sydney University. He has provided private tuition and classroom tutoring to all senior levels of Mathematics for
3 years. Jonathan believes a solid foundation of the basic concepts and nurturing the curiosity to learn are essential to extracting the most
out of a student’s learning. He is extremely familiar with the HSC Mathematics Syllabus and has helped co-author Pinnacle’s Mathematics resources. He is a warm and engaging tutor who actively aims to provide support in and out of the classroom to ensure his students are reaching their potential.

Quali cations:
• Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering/Bachelorof Medical Science (University of Sydney - current student)

Sandra Wong - Mathematics Tutor at Pinnacle Coaching College

Sandra Wong - Mathematics Tutor at Pinnacle Coaching College

Sandra is a HSC high achiever and currently studies a combined Commerce/Science degree at UNSW. She has been teaching secondary mathematics since 2013, specialising in the Year 11 and 12 Advanced Mathematics and Extension 1 Mathematics course. Sandra is a friendly and engaging tutor who can break down challenging Maths concepts into easy to follow steps, devise specific methods targeting each student’s particular abilities and help them achieve great improvement. 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Combined Commerce and Science at UNSW 

Student Levels Taught: Year 7 to 12

Paul Gilchrist - English Tutor at Pinnacle Coaching College

Paul Gilchrist - English Tutor at Pinnacle Coaching College

Paul has been teaching secondary students for over 25 years, and has developed an extensive knowledge of the NSW Board of Studies English syllabus and literary studies in general. He has taught all streams of the English seniors' course including English Extension, Advanced, Standard and ESL. Paul's role include preparing study notes and stimulus material, helping students understand and prepare for school assessment tasks, developing essay writing skills, developing text analysis skills, widening students' reading and their familiarity with famous literature.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor - Education UNSW
  • Playwright and Director at Subtlenuance

Student Levels Taught: Year 7 to 12

David Inglis - Mathematics Tutor at Pinnacle Coaching College

David Inglis - Mathematics Tutor at Pinnacle Coaching College

David is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who has kept time in his busy schedule to continue his passion of teaching Mathematics. He has been tutoring students in mathematics, from Yr 7 right up to HSC Extension 1, for the past 10 years. He has had great success, particularly with his senior students, with the vast majority of those sitting their HSC maths exams under David’s guidance achieving a top Band 6. David’s teaching philosophy is ‘master the fundamentals’ and he is very determined to ensure his students truly understand all mathematical concepts before applying them to higher level questions.

Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor Science in Health and Exercise Science (Honours)
  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist (ESSAM)

Student Levels Taught: Year 7 to 12

Samuel Wang - Physics and Mathematics Tutor at Pinnacle Coaching College

Samuel Wang - Physics and Mathematics Tutor at Pinnacle Coaching College

Samuel is a HSC high achiever and currently studies an Electrical Engineering degree at UNSW. He has been teaching both Physics and Mathematics since 2013, his passion has lead to his great ability to inspire others to appreciate the subjects and its applications. Having achieved band six in both HSC Physic and Extension 1 mathematics, Samuel seeks to share his knowledge and path to success with his students. Samuel’s approach to teaching involves facilitating an enjoyable and engaging learning environment.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering at UNSW

Student Levels Taught: Year 7 to 12

 



 

Helen Lu - Chemistry and Biology Tutor at Pinnacle Coaching College

Helen Lu - Chemistry and Biology Tutor at Pinnacle Coaching College

Helen is in her third year of her double degree in science and secondary education at UNSW, majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. She has three years experience in teaching K-12, specialising in preliminary and HSC sciences. Helen is a friendly, patient and easy to approach tutor, with her students’ best interests at heart. She believes that high grades only result from student growth and understanding, and is skilled and flexible in implementing

both teaching and learning strategies that are individually tailored to her students.

Quali cations:
• Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Secondary Education at University of New South Wales – Major: Biology, minor: chemistry

Jenny Au - Co-founder and secret helper at Pinnacle.

Jenny Au - Co-founder and secret helper at Pinnacle.

Jenny is our cheerful helper that is always happy to see you, get to know you and answer all the questions that you may have. Jenny facilitates our information workshops which aims to provide a great support system for personal growth and development. In particular she provides useful perspectives on decisions like the year 10 subject selection and university admission process. She finds herself playing a crucial role in emotionally supporting our students throughout their HSC journey.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor - Commerce (Services Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality and Human Resources Management)